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TWENTY QUESTIONS
by Don Woods

Instructions:
- Answer all 20 questions (each with a letter from A to E).
- Wherever a question refers to an answer or answers, it means
YOUR answers, not some hypothetical "best" or "right" answers.
- Your score is the number of questions whose answers are correct.
- Your goal is to achieve as high a score as possible.

1. The first question whose answer is A is:
(A) 1
(B) 2
(C) 3
(D) 4
(E) 5

2. The next question with the same answer as this one is:
(A) 4
(B) 6
(C) 8
(D) 10
(E) 12

3. The number of questions whose answer is D is:
(A) 2
(B) 3
(C) 4
(D) 5
(E) 6

4. The answer to this question is the same as the answers
to questions:
(A) 6 and 13
(B) 11 and 16
(C) 7 and 20
(D) 1 and 15
(E) 9 and 12

5. The answer to question 14 is:
(A) B
(B) E
(C) C
(D) A
(E) D

6. The answer to this question is:
(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D
(E) none of the above

7. The answer that appears most often is:
(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D
(E) E

8. Ignoring those that occur equally often, the answer that
appears least often is:
(A) A
(B) B
(C) C
(D) D
(E) E

9. The other questions with the same answer as this one, not counting
any whose answers are wrong, have numbers whose sum is in the range:
(A) 39 to 43, inclusive
(B) 44 to 48, inclusive
(C) 49 to 53, inclusive
(D) 53 to 57, inclusive
(E) 54 to 58, inclusive

10. The answer to question 17 is:
(A) D
(B) B
(C) A
(D) E
(E) wrong

11. The only two consecutive questions with identical answers
are questions:
(A) 15 and 16
(B) 16 and 17
(C) 17 and 18
(D) 18 and 19
(E) 19 and 20

12. The number of OTHER questions with the same answer as this
one is the same as the number of questions with answer:
(A) B
(B) C
(C) D
(D) E
(E) none of the above

13. The number of questions whose answer is E is:
(A) 5
(B) 4
(C) 3
(D) 2
(E) 1

14. No one answer appears exactly:
(A) two times
(B) three times
(C) four times
(D) five times
(E) none of the above

15. The only odd-numbered question with answer A is:
(A) 7
(B) 9
(C) 11
(D) 13
(E) 15

16. The answer to question 8 is the same as the answer to
question:
(A) 3
(B) 7
(C) 13
(D) 18
(E) 20

17. The answer to question 10 is:
(A) C
(B) D
(C) B
(D) A
(E) correct

18. The number of prime-numbered questions whose answers
are vowels is:
(A) a prime number
(B) a square number
(C) an odd number
(D) an even number
(E) zero

19. The last question whose answer is B is:
(A) 14
(B) 15
(C) 16
(D) 17
(E) 18

20. The maximum score that can be achieved on this test is:
(A) 18
(B) 19
(C) 20
(D) indeterminate
(E) achievable only by getting this question wrong

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(c) Copyright 2000 by Donald R. Woods
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