A Quiz for Know-It-Alls

Dear smart people: do you think that you know everything? See how you'd do at Miss Cellania's short little quiz for know-it-alls. For example:

1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.

2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?

3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?


I got 5. Sigh.

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Slight nitpick on #4... The Strawberry can be said not to be a fruit as it is a member of the rose (Rosaceae) family. A strawberry is not a berry, but a pseudocarp. Some people call it a false fruit or a multiple fruit because each strawberry itself is multiple fruits. This is because the seeds themselves are considered to be individual fruits. Confused yet? :) So the seeds on the outside of the strawberry are actually fruits and the strawberry itself is not a berry. The main sticking point is in that the fleshy part is derived not from the plant's ovaries.

#8, One could argue that shredding, chopping and bagging is a form of processing for lettuce. If you say fresh WHOLE lettuce, then the question is completely accurate, but doesn't account for other forms in which lettuce is also sold.
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I got five, also. My guess for #8 was cucumber, though I'm sure it is eaten in other ways.

Also, this isn't really a sport, but for #1 all I could think of was staring contests, heh.
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6 1/2. I knew one of the veggies that keeps coming back year after year, but not the other.
I think Sumo wrestling would be an equally strong candidate for the sport question.
Dweeb is also a word, albeit a slang term.
My best guess for the unprocessed fruit/veggie was watermelon, because it is semi-rare to have anything made from it.
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