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Common Answers - February

February'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 624 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    Fanny Wolfowitz                    2   1   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   91.29%  
1    John Hoey                          2   1   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   91.29%  
1    Steve Gray                         2   1   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   91.29%  
4    Hazel Cartwright                   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   60.80%  
4    John Keeler                        1   1   1   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   60.80%  
6    Scott Brady                        1   1   1   1   1   1   2   2   1   1   59.25%  
7    Colleen Phillips                   3   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   58.86%  
7    Matt Wilcox                        3   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   58.86%  
9    Kiel Blanton                       1   1   1   1   1   1   2   3   1   1   58.14%  
10   Dale Walkden                       2   1   1   1   1   1   2   2   1   1   55.50%  
11   Dallas Greene                      1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   1   1   47.92%  
11   House Dow                          1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   1   1   47.92%  
11   Zachary Crump                      1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   1   1   47.92%  
14   Stephen Perry                      2   1   1   1   1   1   3   1   1   1   46.84%  
15   Val Dawson                         2   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   1   1   44.89%  
16   Erin Hol                           1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   2   41.67%  
16   Kenady Osborne                     1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   2   41.67%  
18   Kyle Shepard                       1   1   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   2   40.61%  
19   Michael Dolejsi                    1   1   1   1   1   2   2   1   1   1   39.76%  
20   Nadine Larkin                      2   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   1   38.21%  
20   Dan Tominey                        2   1   1   1   1   2   1   1   1   1   38.21%  
61   Kevin Stone                        1   1   1   1   1   1   2   1   2   1   14.60%  

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 the number of apples used to make a large apple pie.

[People]

[Score]

1

10

158

25.3%

2

5

148

23.7%

3

6

93

14.9%

4

8

61

9.8%

5

4

46

7.4%

6

3

39

6.3%

7

12

27

4.3%

8

7

22

3.5%

+ 14 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q2. Name a one-word happy colour.

[People]

[Score]

1

YELLOW

399

63.9%

2

RED

103

16.5%

3

PINK

56

9.0%

4

GREEN

31

5.0%

5

BLUE

13

2.1%

6

ORANGE

12

1.9%

+ 7 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q3. Name a one-word sad colour.

[People]

[Score]

1

BLUE

408

65.4%

2

BLACK

135

21.6%

3

GREY

54

8.7%

+ 8 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q4. Name a type of chocolate [not a brand].

[People]

[Score]

1

MILK

396

63.5%

2

DARK

178

28.5%

3

WHITE

15

2.4%

+ 25 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q5. Name a 4-letter word that rhymes with 'ink'.

[People]

[Score]

1

PINK

313

50.2%

2

SINK

150

24.0%

3

LINK

100

16.0%

4

MINK

17

2.7%

5

RINK

16

2.6%

6

WINK

15

2.4%

+ 8 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q6. Name a category in The Oscars [The Academy Awards].

[People]

[Score]

1

BEST PICTURE

402

64.4%

2

BEST ACTOR

164

26.3%

3

BEST ACTRESS

19

3.0%

+ 25 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q7. Name the family name/surname of a classical composer.

[People]

[Score]

1

MOZART

236

37.8%

2

BEETHOVEN

230

36.9%

3

BACH

118

18.9%

+ 24 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q8. Name the number of aisles in a typical grocery store.

[People]

[Score]

1

10

176

28.2%

2

20

107

17.1%

3

12

105

16.8%

4

15

81

13.0%

5

8

24

3.8%

6

16

18

2.9%

7

5

14

2.2%

8

14

13

2.1%

9

4

12

1.9%

10

25

10

1.6%

+ 22 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q9. Name a character from the Disney movie 'Frozen'.

[People]

[Score]

1

ELSA

474

76.0%

2

ANNA

71

11.4%

3

OLAF

58

9.3%

+ 15 other unranked (UR) answers.

Q10. Name the number of telephone numbers that the average person could learn.

[People]

[Score]

1

10

252

40.4%

2

5

105

16.8%

3

20

80

12.8%

4

25

32

5.1%

5

15

26

4.2%

6

50

21

3.4%

7

6

17

2.7%

8

12

17

2.7%

9

7

12

1.9%

10

100

12

1.9%

11

30

11

1.8%

12

3

11

1.8%

+ 15 other unranked (UR) answers.


Most Recent Results

#152 February 2015
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#150 December 2014
#149 November 2014
#148 October 2014
#147 September 2014
#146 August 2014
#145 July 2014
#144 June 2014
#143 May 2014
#142 April 2014
#141 March 2014

The contest started in July 2002.

 

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