My friend Paul Hobbs has just sent me a quiz that is so much fun I must share it with you. It is 100 questions long and can be completed alone or with family and friends. I think it would be good as a pre or after Christmas Dinner Brain Tuner – possibly with a competitive element. We will be 10 for dinner on Boxing Day and I have my 2 teams drawn up already! It is based on the well known format of identifying a popular phrase from a collection of numbers and letters. So the answer to question 1 – ‘JB is 007’ is (obviously) ‘James Bond is 007’ …… the others are not so obvious!
I will give you the answer to the last one – a plug by Paul for his excellent Quantum Reading training programme: ‘Q R at S of 20,000 – 30,000 WPM’ = Quantum Reading at a speed of 20,000 to 30,000 words per minute’. Our productivity and personal effectiveness in managing high volume, often complex, workloads is, in part, dependent upon the speed at which we can read, absorb and retain critical written work. Paul helps here.
So, how many of the other 98 can you get? You can view the answers here so you will be all set up for Christmas.
Do visit Paul’s blog at http://www.thethinkingconsultancy.com/
Here’s the questions:
A Christmas quiz
1. J B is 007
2. 2 H are B T 1
3. H 57 V
4. A B in the H is W 2 in the B
5. W F at 32 D F
6. 7 D S
7. 2s C, 3s a C
8. 11 P P
9. 1 2 B my S
10. 22 Y in a C
11. 6 G a L
12. The 12 D
13. 24 H from T
14. 7 C in a R B
15. 27 B in the N T
16. B 787 D
17. 101 D
18. 1,000 Y in a M
19. 2 T D
20. 6 B to an O in C
21. S W and the 7 D
22. The F 5 by E B
23. 4 S in the F of N Z
24. 9 L D
25. 26 L in the A
26. 52 W in a Y
27. 12 D D
28. 18 H G C
29. 4 C B
30. D of the 7 V
31. The 3 S
32. 60 M in an H
33. C 22 by J H
34. 10 L a L
35. 12 S of the Z
36. 7 D of the W
37. A B and the 40 T
38. 52 C in a P (E Js)
39. 25 Y is a S A
40. 3 F H
41. 1 P in a P T
42. 15 M of F
43. 3 B M, S H T R
44. 5 P for a T and 2 for a C
45. 76 T led the B P
46. 90 D in a RA
47. 365 D in a Y
48. 16 O in a P
49. 7 S a S
50. 9 P in the S S
51. 77 S S
52. Cs have 9 Ls
53. 4 and 20 B B B in a P
54. F has 29 D in a L Y
55. 13 is U F S
56. 3 C in a F
57. 50 Y is a G A
58. 5 G R
59. 7 B for 7 B
60. 12 P = 1 S
61. 12 D of C
62. 8 M A M
63. 15 M on a D M C
64. G C in O 11
65. 9 11 D of the N Y T C
66. 2012 for the L O
67. 6 S in the F of A
68. 2 S = 1 F
69. A A380
70. 12 M in the Y
71. No 1 L is the H of the D of W
72. 60 Y is a D A
73. M 40 D C = M 40 D F
74. 13 S in the F of the U S A
75. R R RB 211
76. U of the 3 A
77. The T of P 123
78. S of L is 186,000 M P S
79. L O 2012
80. The M 7
81. M on 34th S
82. D ‘WHI’ 1212 for N S Y
83. 4 for an A; 3 for a K; 2 for a Q and 1 for a J
84. Bs 7
85. 12 A M
86. B 1 G 1 F
87. A M DB9
88. 40 D and 40 N
89. 147 M B in S
90. 3 W M
91. 5 M B
92. 21 G S
93. S has 9 R
94. C has 2 U Ss
95. 7 W of the W
96. W B at 212 D F
97. 21 S = 1 G
98. H is 31st O
99. M 273 D C is A Z
100. Q R at S of 20,000 – 30,000 WPM
There you go – good fun and great brain food!


Yes, David, I do – I know you too! Seriously, though, Paul is great for developing speed reading skills.
Hi Richard,
You know some strange people!
But it’s great that you’re encouraging colleagues to have a Great Christmas
Have a very prosperous 2014