35 Common Sense Questions That Will Leave You Thinking

common sense questions

Feel like you have an intelligent mind than other people? Are you present minded person who can tackle with every question in mini seconds? But, it takes hard efforts to answer tricky questions. Sometimes, intelligent people also fail to attempt common sense questions and answer childish.

Adults and teenagers try hard to become smarter in every field but fail badly when it comes to common sense. Most of the times, few questions simply require your presence of mind and common sense but you go blank. However, the right answer can easily be found with the basic knowledge.

Have you ever given time to your common sense? Well, there are a number of online and written tests or brain teasers that are specifically made to test your common sense. Isn’t it the right time to beat it?

These tests are made by creative people who are smart masters and love to play with minds. A lot of times, the questions are on point but the answers are pretty funny. Yes, it just need the basic knowledge and accurate answers. Common sense questions are asked to calculate whether your logic is on point or not. Want to take the test now?

It’s time to exercise your brain. Then, why not an online test of few minutes? Let us determine the functioning of your brain and of course, the common sense. Time to think smarter. Can you answer all of the following questions correctly?

Common Sense Questions

Below is a quick test consisting of multiple common sense questions. Be honest and answer quickly. Another tip is to prevent yourself from over thinking. Well, you can also ask these later with your friends to check their level of common sense. Right? (The answers are given at the end)

  1. How many times you can subtract the number 5 from 25?

  2. Is it legal for a man to marry his widow’s sister?

  3. Two mothers and two daughters were fishing. They managed to catch one big fish, one small fish, and one fat fish. Since only three fish were caught, how is it possible that they each took home a fish?

  4. If you were to put a coin into an empty bottle and then insert a cork into the neck, how could you remove the coin without taking out the cork or breaking the bottle?

  5. What is the beginning of eternity, the end of time, the beginning of every end, and the end of every place?

  6. If there are fifteen crows on the fence and the farmer shoots a third of them, how many are left?

  7. What is the easiest way to throw a ball, have it stop, and completely reverse direction after travelling a short distance?

  8. Before the Mount Everest was discovered, what was the highest mountain in the world?

  9. Why is it against the law for a man living in North Carolina to be buried in South Carolina?

  10. There are five oranges in a basket. How will distribute the oranges to five people, such that one orange is still in the basket?

  11. How many animals of each species did Adam take with him on the ark?

  12. Do they have a 4th of July in England?

  13. How many birthdays does the average man have?

  14. Some months have 31 days; how many have 28?

  15. A woman gives a beggar 1 dollar and 32 cents; the woman is the beggar’s
    sister, but the beggar is not the woman’s brother. How come?

  16. Why can’t a man living in the U.S. be buried in Canada?

  17. How many outs are there in an inning?

  18. Is it legal for a man in California to marry his widow’s sister? Why?

  19. Two men play five games of checkers. Each man wins the same number of
    games. There are no ties. Explain this.

  20. Divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10. What is the answer?

  21. A man builds a house rectangular in shape. All sides have southern exposure.
    A big bear walks by. What color is the bear? Why?

  22. If there are 3 apples and you take away two, how many do you have?

  23. I have two U.S. coins totalling 55 cents. One is not a nickel. What are the coins?

  24. If you have only one match and you walked into a room where was an
    oil burner, a kerosene lanp, and a wood burning stove, which one would you light first?

  25. How far can a dog run into the woods?

  26. A doctor gives you three pills telling you to take one every half hour.
    How long would the pills last?

  27. A farmer has 17 sheep; all but 9 die. How many are left?

  28. How many animals of each sex did Moses take on the ark?

  29. A clerk in the butcher shop is 5’10” tall. What does he weigh?

  30. How many two cent stamps are there in a dozen?

  31. What was the president’s name in 1950?

  32. There once was a lady who really liked pink. In her cozy, little one-story house,
    everything was pink. Even her dog was pink. Her hair, her carpet, everything.
    What color are her stairs?

  33. There was an evergreen tree in the dark, ugly forest where ghosts, witches, and even Frankensteins lived. All of the sudden, a great gust of wind flew through the forest. Which way did the leaves on the tree fall?

Answers of Common Sense Questions

Let’s discover how many common sense questions you’ve answered correctly? Few or all of them. Here are the answers.

  1. Once. After the first calculation, you will be subtracting 5 from 20, then 5 from 15, and so on.

  2. No, because he is dead.

  3. The fishing party consisted of three people – a grandmother, a mother and a daughter. The mother is both a mother and a daughter.

  4. Simply push the cork into the bottle and shake the coin out.

  5. Letter “e”.

  6. None. They all fly away after hearing the shots.

  7. Throw the ball straight up.

  8. Mt. Everest was still the highest mountain even before it was discovered!

  9. Because he is still living.

  10. Distribute 1 orange each to the four people. And then give the fifth orange together with the basket to the last person.

  11. None, Noah took the animals on the ark, not Adam.

  12. Yes. Everyone has a July 4th.

  13. One.

  14. All of them (12).

  15. The beggar is her sister.

  16. He can’t be buried if he isn’t dead.

  17. 6

  18. No. He’s dead.

  19. They were playing different people.

  20. 70

  21. White. It is at the North Pole.

  22. 2

  23. A 50 cent piece and a nickel. Only one is not a nickel.

  24. The match.

  25. Halfway. Then it’s running out of the woods.

  26. 1 hour.

  27. 9

  28. None. Moses didn’t have an ark. Noah did.

  29. meat

  30. 12

  31. George W. Bush. Same as it is now.

  32. She didn’t have stairs. It was one story.

  33. It is a pine tree. It doesn’t have leaves.

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