1. Which of your body parts contains 25% of all of your bones? (Answer: "your feet".
Follow-up question: Why do you think your feet need so many bones?)
2. Which 5-letter English word is pronounced the same when the last four letters are
removed? (Answer: "queue". Follow-up question: Can you use this word in a sentence?
How do people in North American say "queue up"?)
3. Which living creature can live for several weeks after its head is cut off? (Answer: "a
cockroach". Follow-up question: Why do you think cockroaches can do this? Why can't
humans do this?)
4. Which English word has the most definitions? (Answer: "set". Follow-up question:
What are some two-word expressions using "set" that you know?)
5. What is the only mammal that cannot jump? (Answer: "elephants". Follow-up
question: Could you imagine the forest if elephants COULD jump? Wow!)
6. Which English word is the longest to have all of the letters in alphabetical order?
(Answer: "almost". Follow-up question: Did you expect a longer word?)
7. There is a famous capital city whose name is used for at least one other city in every
continent on Earth. Which city is it? (Answer: "Rome". Follow-up question. Why do you
think Rome is such a popular name?)
8. If we don't count "y" as a vowel, what is the longest English word without a vowel?
(Answer: "rhythm". Follow-up question: What other words do you know that only
contain "y" but no other vowels?)