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Common Sense Test, 10 Tricky Questions


Riddles purposely toy with how we think, playing with double or veiled meanings that usually mislead our thought process, being formatted as either a:

  • Statement,
  • Question,
  • Phrase.

Riddles play with the notion that things aren’t always as they seem. They either make us scratch our heads or go “Aha!” Below are 10 riddles followed by the solution that will test how you think.

Can you correctly answer these 10 tricky questions?

Q: In a one-story yellow house, there was a yellow person, a yellow cat, a yellow dog, a yellow chair, a yellow table, a yellow telephone, a yellow bathtub—everything was yellow! What color were the stairs?


A: There weren’t any stairs, the house was only one story.

Q: A man was found dead on a Sunday morning. The only other people home were the man’s wife and his staff. The wife claims she was reading a book at the time, the maid said she was getting the mail, the chef said he was cooking breakfast, the butler said he was cleaning the bathroom, and the gardener said he was planting tomatoes. Who was the murderer?


A: The maid. While she claims that she was grabbing the mail, there is no post on Sundays.

Maid Heartbreakers (2001)

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