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Common Answers - October

October'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 716 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    Dean Pokorny                       1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   100.00% 
1    Matt Livigne                       1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   100.00% 
1    David Hoepfer                      1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   100.00% 
4    Bob Anderson                       1   1   1   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   94.44%  
5    Jennifer O'Neill                   1   1   2   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   93.52%  
6    Matt Janor                         1   1   2   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   88.32%  
7    Jessica Suiter                     2   1   2   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   77.15%  
8    Lisa Babbs                         1   1   1   1   1   2   1   2   1   1   74.60%  
9    Ellie Johnson                      1   1   2   1   1   2   1   1   1   1   73.87%  
10   Donnie Pickel                      1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   2   59.46%  
11   Alexis McCaarthy                   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   2   1   1   58.23%  
12   Stephen Perry                      2   1   2   1   1   2   1   2   1   1   57.55%  
13   Jim Peterson                       1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   3   55.86%  
14   Kevin Vien                         1   1   2   1   1   1   1   1   1   2   55.61%  
15   Steve Brucker                      1   1   2   1   2   1   1   2   1   1   54.46%  
16   Carol-Ann Magid                    1   1   2   1   1   1   1   2   1   2   52.52%  
17   Julie Gardner                      2   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   2   49.05%  
18   Chris Philpot                      1   1   1   1   2   2   1   1   1   1   48.70%  
19   Mervyn Adams                       2   1   1   1   2   1   1   2   1   1   48.04%  
19   Amy Evans                          2   1   1   1   2   1   1   2   1   1   48.04%  
167  Kevin Stone                        1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   3   1   3.24%   

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 a day of the week that is easy to spell.

[People]

[Score]

1

SUNDAY

360

50.3%

2

MONDAY

297

41.5%

3

FRIDAY

56

7.8%

+ 2 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q2. Name a month of the year that is easy to spell.

[People]

[Score]

1

MAY

547

76.4%

2

MARCH

64

8.9%

3

JUNE

63

8.8%

4

JULY

16

2.2%

5

APRIL

13

1.8%

+ 5 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q3. Name a letter of the alphabet that is easy to write.

[People]

[Score]

1

I

216

30.2%

2

O

202

28.2%

3

C

91

12.7%

4

L

84

11.7%

5

A

72

10.1%

6

T

14

2.0%

7

E

10

1.4%

+ 13 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q4. Name 3-digit number that is easy to write.

[People]

[Score]

1

111

408

57.0%

2

100

200

27.9%

3

123

86

12.0%

+ 14 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q5. Name a metal.

[People]

[Score]

1

IRON

326

45.5%

2

GOLD

201

28.1%

3

STEEL

87

12.2%

4

TIN

31

4.3%

5

SILVER

22

3.1%

6

ALUMINIUM / ALUMINUM

20

2.8%

7

COPPER

18

2.5%

+ 7 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q6. Name the number of seconds that it takes to tie a shoelace.

[People]

[Score]

1

5

276

38.5%

2

10

218

30.4%

3

3

49

6.8%

4

15

42

5.9%

5

20

30

4.2%

6

30

28

3.9%

7

4

15

2.1%

8

7

13

1.8%

9

6

12

1.7%

+ 11 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q7. Name a 3-letter word that ends in AT.

[People]

[Score]

1

CAT

555

77.5%

2

BAT

79

11.0%

3

FAT

24

3.4%

4

SAT

20

2.8%

5

HAT

19

2.7%

+ 6 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q8. Name the number of minutes that chewing gum keeps its flavour.

[People]

[Score]

1

5

198

27.7%

2

10

187

26.1%

3

30

71

9.9%

4

15

68

9.5%

5

3

48

6.7%

6

2

46

6.4%

7

20

42

5.9%

8

1

15

2.1%

9

60

10

1.4%

+ 15 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q9. Name a famous girl group.

[People]

[Score]

1

SPICE GIRLS

438

61.2%

2

THE SUPREMES

79

11.0%

3

DESTINY'S CHILD

23

3.2%

4

DIXIE CHICKS

19

2.7%

+ 79 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q10. Name a famous boy band.

[People]

[Score]

1

ONE DIRECTION

222

31.0%

2

BACKSTREET BOYS

132

18.4%

3

THE BEATLES

124

17.3%

4

NSYNC

99

13.8%

5

TAKE THAT

19

2.7%

6

NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK

19

2.7%

+ 61 other unranked (UR) answers.


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The contest started in July 2002.

 

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