Taking the Captain’s Quiz 2: Lost in the Quiz

Once again, I love a good challenge. Paul over at The Captain’s Speech has presented us with another challenge as a follow up to The Captain’s Quiz back in January. It’s called The Captain’s Quiz 2: Lost in the Quiz and everyone is invited to take it. I won’t explain his rules here because that would probably tempt you to avoid going over there and reading/taking his quiz yourselves. I won’t stand for cheating.

I will, however, copy his questions so that the answers make sense as I’m sharing them here on my blog.

Seriously, though… Go check it out. Here’s another chance to do that. Then you can come back here and see how I answered his questions. But, again, I ask you not to copy my answers unless you promise to give me all your tater tots at lunch. Please and thank you.

The 10 Questions

  1. What is the best hiding spot in your current place of residence?
    – That would be the bedroom closet where there’s a roughly human-sized hole in the back corner amongst the items being stored there.
  2. The person walking in front of you drops $20 on the ground and doesn’t notice. What do you do?
    – First, I would pick up the $20. Then I would call out to him or her to let them know what they’d dropped. Then I would hand the $20 back to them.
  3. In elementary school, I read a book called, Lost in the Barrens. What is a book you read in school and what do you remember about it?
    – In 5th grade I read Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. I’m pretty sure that was my first exposure to the nature of racism, or my first experience with understanding the nature of racism which, prior to reading that book, I was either too young or naïve to recognize in the world.
  4. In Eminem’s song, “Lose Yourself,” he says: “There’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti.” Describe, in detail, your ideal pasta meal.
    – The ideal is a chicken alfredo. However, instead of fettuccini, I prefer penne, as you can soak up the alfredo sauce inside those little tubes of pasta.
  5. If you and a partner went on The Amazing Race, would you be the driver, or the navigator in the backseat with a map? Explain your choice.
    – I am not what one would call an aggressive driver, therefore I would most likely make more sense acting as the navigator. However, I am competitive and would likely feel the urge to raise my voice if I feel my partner is not listening to my navigational instructions. Friends would become enemies, without question.
  6. In Home Alone 2, Kevin (a 10-year-old boy) ended up in New York by himself, while his entire family was in Florida. What is something you did when you were 10-years-old, that “kids these days” wouldn’t understand?
    – How to narrow this down? I’m gonna go with get tangled up in extra long phone cord that was attached to the wall-mounted telephone in the kitchen.
  7. Is Tic-Tac-Toe a fair game?
    – Not at all.
  8. Velma, from the Scooby-Doo series, is known for losing her glasses. If you were a character in a TV show, what would you be known for?
    – Quick one-liners and extreme sarcasm.
  9. What causes you to lose your temper?
    – How to narrow this down? Most other drivers on the road will usually do the trick.
  10. How many contacts in your phone have you not communicated with in the last three years?
    – 65

The Bonus Questions

1. Think about items you might find in a Lost & Found. Now, draw as many of those items as you can in 60 seconds. Share your picture.

2. Text someone, “I can’t find my phone.” What is their reply?
– Sent that message to my sister who immediately called my phone. She thought I had a smartwatch, from which I had sent the message.

3. You are alone in a city you’ve never been to, and have $500 to spend. What city are you in? What places do you go? What do you spend your money on?
– Seattle; the Space Needle; a ticket to the top of the Space Needle and a fancy hotel room where I can spend the night.

Well, those are my answers to The Captain’s Quiz 2: Lost in the Quiz. I’m not saying my answers are better than everyone else’s, but that’s only because I did this without reading anyone else’s answers. But, I mean… come on. These are some pretty solid answers. Pretty sure I nailed it. I always did test well. Although I got kind of cocky last time and I’m pretty sure I actually didn’t do great, winding up somewhere in the middle of the pack. Maybe I’ll do better this time.

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