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Riddles

A game of riddles to build students' creative thinking about English.
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Justin M Thibedeau

on 28 January 2014

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Transcript of Riddles

Original art by Red Trujillo.
http://redtrujillo.deviantart.com/
Riddle me this...
Too wise your are,
too wise you be,
I see you are
too wise for me.
400 Answer
O, T, T, F, F, S, S, E, N, T.

One, Two, Three, Four, …
500 Answer
What kind of hair does an ocean have?
200 Question
Why are fish so smart?
300 Question
People make it, but you can’t see it.
200 Question
Feed me and I live, yet give me a drink and I die.
What am I?
100 Question
The first four kids each get an apple. The fifth kid gets the basket with the last apple inside.
500 Answer
the letter ‘h'
nowhere
200 Answer
A man was driving a black truck. His
lights were not on. The moon was not
out. A lady was crossing the street.
How did the man see her?
100 Question
Who makes me, doesn’t need me.
Who buys me, doesn’t use me.
Who uses me can neither see nor feel me.

What am I?
500 Question
I can travel around the world while staying in a corner.
400 Question
I get wetter and wetter the more I dry.
200 Question
Can you read this message?
Yy u r yy u b I c u r yy 4 me.
400 Question
What are the last three
letters of this sequence?
O, T, T, F, F, S, S, __, __,__.
500 Question
a garbage truck
100 Answer
What has four wheels and flies?
100 Question
They have to fight the knight.
500 Answer
What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?
400 Question
What kind of room has
no doors or windows?
200 Question
a giant
100 Answer
What kind of ant is bigger than an elephant?
100 Question
They are both in the
middle of water.
500 Answer
Shadow
300 Answer
Only one color, but not one size;
stuck to the ground, yet easily flies.
It’s there in sun, but not in rain;
doing no harm, and feeling no pain.
What is it?
300 Question
His horse’s name is Friday.
400 Answer
A cowboy rides into town on
Friday. He stays two days,
then leaves on Saturday.

How is this possible?

400 Question
The letter 'm'

I come once in a minute,
twice in a moment,
but never in a thousand years?
300 Answer
I come once in a minute,
twice in a moment,
but never in a thousand years?
300 Question
It was daytime.
100 Answer
a coffin
500 Answer
I can go around a yard without moving.
300 Question
a towel
200 Answer
The more you take from me the bigger I get.

What am I?
100 Question
He was shocked!
300 Answer
How did the man feel when he got a big bill from the electric company?
300 Question
Why do dragons sleep during the daytime?
500 Question
a palm tree
400 Answer
They are always in schools.
300 Answer
a mushroom
200 Answer
What do an island and the letter T have in common?
500 Question
Breath
400 Answer
Noise
200 Answer
Fire
100 Answer
There are 5 apples in a basket.
How can you divide them among 5 kids so that each kid gets an apple and 1 apple stays in the basket?
500 Question
What do you find in the middle of nowhere?
200 Question
a fence
300 Answer
a hole
100 Answer
wavy
200 Answer
I'm light as a feather, yet the strongest man can't hold me for much more than a minute. What am I?
400 Question
a stamp
400 Answer
Who is who?
Question: There are five people standing in a line. Tim, Don, Alex, Sam, and Pat (not in order).
Tim and Pat aren’t next to Don.
Tim and Don aren’t next to Sam.
Alex is on the right of Sam.
Name the people from left to right.
Final Question
Tim Pat Sam Alex Don
What Am I?
Round 1
Round 2
Tricky Questions
Round 3
Forces of Nature
Round 4
Plants and Animals
Riddles
teach our brains to
think about questions in different ways. Can you bend your mind enough?
5 Rounds each with its own Category.
5 Questions in each Round.
Questions are scored 100-500, 100 being the easiest, 500 the hardest.
Don't ignore the category's name (it's a clue!).

Round 5
Random Riddles
The Game
Play against a friend, divide your class into teams, or just test yourself.
Final Riddle
Here's one last riddle. Each player or team needs a piece of paper and a pencil.
Care to make things interesting?
Add up your current score.
How many points do you want to bet? (1 bet per player/team)
Write your bet on your paper.
You can't bet more than your current score.
Rules
You have two minutes to answer.
Answer must be written on your paper.
It doesn't matter who finishes first, but both must finish in two minutes.
I hope you enjoyed my game of riddles. Keep your brain limber!
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