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Common Answers - August

August's Common Answers contest is now over and the current results can be found below. The scoring method can be found here. For each of the winners, we have shown the position of their answer for each question. For example, a 2 indicates that for that question, the entrant answered with the second most popular answer. If someone answered all questions with the most popular answer, their score would be 100%, the % of max shows how close to the maximum score each person was. Click here to enter this month's contest.

There were 727 valid entries. The top answers to each question can be found below the winners' names.

#    Name                               Q1  Q2  Q3  Q4  Q5  Q6  Q7  Q8  Q9  Q10 % of max
 
1    Kevin Vien                         1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   100.00% 
1    Pat Amann                          1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   100.00% 
1    Ann Gardner                        1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   100.00% 
4    Tim Bowman                         1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   1   1   73.09%  
4    Bob Anderson                       1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   1   1   73.09%  
4    Archie Macneil                     1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   1   1   73.09%  
7    Sally Campbell                     1   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   1   66.86%  
8    Mary Larocco                       1   1   1   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   63.84%  
9    Paddy Wilcox                       1   1   2   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   55.65%  
10   House Dow                          1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   2   53.70%  
10   Jess Marie                         1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   2   53.70%  
12   Bethany Lockwood                   1   1   1   1   2   2   1   1   1   1   48.87%  
13   Jan Morgan                         1   1   1   1   2   1   1   2   1   1   46.66%  
14   Alyssa Miller                      1   1   1   1   1   2   1   2   1   1   42.68%  
15   Sharon Thomason                    1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   1   2   39.25%  
16   Andrew Zisos                       2   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   37.30%  
16   Jean Gambill                       2   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   37.30%  
16   Anne Wills                         2   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   37.30%  
19   Steve Brucker                      1   1   2   1   1   2   1   1   1   1   37.21%  
20   Abs Jones                          1   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   2   35.90%  
20   Heather Andryski                   1   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   2   35.90%  
20   Tish Soulliard                     1   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   2   35.90%  
20   Marilyn Montgomery                 1   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   2   35.90%  
20   Michael Dolejsi                    1   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   2   35.90%  
214  Kevin Stone                        1   1   2   1   3   1   1   2   2   2   3.34%   

Below you can find the most popular answers for each question, only answers that have at least 10 people entering them appear. This information can be used to cross-reference the winners' answers. The score for each question is the percentage of entrants who gave that answer.

Remember that answers are not generally considered equivalent, and do not have to correctly answer the question.

Q1. Name something with paws.

[People]

[Score]

1

DOG

504

69.3%

2

CAT

188

25.9%

3

BEAR

19

2.6%

+ 12 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q2. Name a balloon colour.

[People]

[Score]

1

RED

663

91.2%

2

BLUE

40

5.5%

3

YELLOW

11

1.5%

+ 9 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q3. Name a material used for making rulers.

[People]

[Score]

1

WOOD

460

63.3%

2

PLASTIC

256

35.2%

+ 9 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q4. Name the number of pens that you can hold in one hand.

[People]

[Score]

1

10

302

41.5%

2

20

117

16.1%

3

15

63

8.7%

4

5

51

7.0%

5

12

51

7.0%

6

25

26

3.6%

7

8

25

3.4%

8

6

19

2.6%

9

7

12

1.7%

10

1

12

1.7%

+ 19 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q5. Name something that you might add to a cup of coffee.

[People]

[Score]

1

SUGAR

327

45.0%

2

CREAM

239

32.9%

3

MILK

151

20.8%

+ 8 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q6. Name a famous bridge.

[People]

[Score]

1

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

350

48.1%

2

LONDON BRIDGE

234

32.2%

3

BROOKLYN BRIDGE

93

12.8%

4

TOWER BRIDGE

11

1.5%

+ 28 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q7. Name the number of books that would make a small pile.

[People]

[Score]

1

5

313

43.1%

2

3

135

18.6%

3

4

80

11.0%

4

10

75

10.3%

5

6

49

6.7%

6

7

20

2.8%

7

2

15

2.1%

8

8

13

1.8%

+ 8 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q8. Name a country that typically does well at the football/soccer World Cup.

[People]

[Score]

1

BRAZIL

365

50.2%

2

GERMANY

233

32.0%

3

SPAIN

39

5.4%

4

ENGLAND

19

2.6%

5

ARGENTINA

18

2.5%

+ 25 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q9. Name a item of clothing that begins with the letter S.

[People]

[Score]

1

SHIRT

425

58.5%

2

SOCK

161

22.1%

3

SWEATER

48

6.6%

4

SHOE

43

5.9%

5

SKIRT

19

2.6%

+ 13 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q10. Name a popular hot dog topping.

[People]

[Score]

1

MUSTARD

432

59.4%

2

KETCHUP

232

31.9%

3

RELISH

22

3.0%

+ 20 other unranked (UR) answers.


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The contest started in July 2002.

 

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