Only a True Genius Can Answer All These Trick Questions Correctly

Riddles and trick questions can be fun — or they can be the bane of your existence. Still, they’re a good workout for your brain. And some people like to bust out brain teasers at parties, taking a ginormous amount of pride in their ability to outsmart others. It’s impossible to assume that yoShow More

Riddles and trick questions can be fun — or they can be the bane of your existence. Still, they’re a good workout for your brain. And some people like to bust out brain teasers at parties, taking a ginormous amount of pride in their ability to outsmart others. It’s impossible to assume that you’re going to nail every logic-based question and even more impossible to have heard literally all of the riddles there are. So, if you claim to fame is being a know-it-all who can walk the walk and talk the talk, we certainly have the quiz for you.

Trivia shows, puzzle, and word association games have taken over game shows by storm. Think of how popular shows like Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and Family Feud are. While these might not be the types of trick questions that people usually associate with a brain teasers, they’re definitely filled with questions that test common knowledge, logic, and the ability to see through deception and straight into the heart of the matter. If you want to be a master of the brain teaser and attain genius on the level of people like Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and even Grace Hopper, you’ll need to master all kinds of brain activities. Math, reading, grammar, crossword puzzles, even puzzling video games can all amp up your brain’s computational speed and power. After all, our brains are basically just big, squishy computers.

Another key to mastering the riddle is knowing the world around you. If you know your subjects, especially those pertaining to STEM, then it’ll be much harder to pull the wool over your eyes like the following questions will attempt to do. Got a problem that sounds complicated involving the diagonal distance across a room but only know the length of the walls? Well the Pythagorean Theorem would rescue in riddles like those, but you’ll only know that if you push your brain with math problems. What about those tricky word riddles that ask about who entered a room first or if Mary’s sister is John’s brother? Mastering grammar is the best way to trounce word problems like that.

These riddles are almost guaranteed to stump even the most creative thinkers and logic-minded individuals. We’re saying almost because we don’t know you personally and you could actually be the world’s smartest person. Who knows? In the meantime, why don’t you run the marathon that is this trick-question quiz. Let’s go!

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