Riddles (for E Class & ST Class students)

riddles

I bet you can’t find the answers to these riddles!! If you need help with unknown words try the google translate or the free dictionary online or use your own dictionary book at home. Good Luck! Write your answers – in english please! – in the comments below.

1.  What has to be broken before you can use it?

2.  I’m tall when I’m young, and I’m short when I’m old. What am I?

3.  What month of the year has 28 days?

4.  What is full of holes but still holds water?

5.  What question can you never answer yes to?

6.  What is always in front of you but can’t be seen?

7.  There’s a one-story house in which everything is yellow. Yellow walls, yellow doors, yellow furniture. What color are the stairs?

8.  What can you break, even if you never pick it up or touch it?

9.  What goes up but never comes down?

10.  A man who was outside in the rain without an umbrella or hat didn’t get a single hair on his head wet. Why?

11.  What gets wet while drying?

12.  What can you keep after giving to someone?

 

13.  I shave every day, but my beard stays the same. What am I?

14.  You see a boat filled with people, yet there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?

15.  You walk into a room that contains a match, a kerosene lamp, a candle and a fireplace. What would you light first?

16.  A man dies of old age on his 25 birthday. How is this possible?

17.  I have branches, but no fruit, trunk or leaves. What am I?

18.  What can’t talk but will reply when spoken to?

19.  The more of this there is, the less you see. What is it?

20. David’s parents have three sons: Snap, Crackle and what’s the name of the third son?

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If you thought the first 20 riddles (1-20) were easy, I double bet you can’t find the following (20-40) though:

21. I follow you all the time and copy your every move, but you can’t touch me or catch me. What am I?

22. What has many keys but can’t open a single lock?

23. What can you hold in your left hand but not in your right?

24. What is black when it’s clean and white when it’s dirty?

25. What gets bigger when more is taken away?

26. I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest person can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I?

27. I’m found in socks, scarves and mittens; and often in the paws of playful kittens. What am I?

28. Where does today come before yesterday?

29. What invention lets you look right through a wall?

30. If you’ve got me, you want to share me; if you share me, you haven’t kept me. What am I?

31. What can’t be put in a saucepan?

32. What goes up and down but doesn’t move?

33. If you’re running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in?

34. It belongs to you, but other people use it more than you do. What is it?

35. What has lots of eyes, but can’t see?

36. What has one eye, but can’t see?

37. What has many needles, but doesn’t sew?

38. What has hands, but can’t clap?

39. What has legs, but doesn’t walk?

40. What has one head, one foot and four legs?

 

29 Σχόλια

  1. 1. egg,2. candle,3. all the months,4. sponge,5. Are you asleep,6. future,8. a promise,9. your age,10. because he is bald,11. a towel,12. your word,13. a barber,14. all the people are married,15. a match,16. because he was born on February 29,17. a bank,18. an echo,19. darkness,20. David
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    • 7/20!! Well done my dear! The correct answers are: 1. egg 2. candle 3. all 4. sponge 5.Are you asleep yet? 6. the future 7. there aren’t any stairs 8. a promise 9. age 10. he was bald 11. towel 12. your word 13. a barber 14. all were married 15. the match 16. he was born on Feb 29 17. a bank 18. echo 19. darkness 20. David

  2. 21.the shadow
    22.married people’s keys
    23.The wrong things
    24.
    25.The nothing
    26.The light
    27.spots
    28.in the pressent
    29.windows,doors
    30.secret
    31.the lid
    32.your age
    33.in the first place(or second)
    34.your feelings, your mind
    35.a lot of animals that are blind
    36.A bling cyclopes
    37.rose, hedgehog
    38.a dead man
    39.A dead man
    40.something that has five legs

  3. I double bet you can’t find these ridddles though—>

    21. I follow you all the time and copy your every move, but you can’t touch me or catch me. What am I?

    22. What has many keys but can’t open a single lock?

    23. What can you hold in your left hand but not in your right?

    24. What is black when it’s clean and white when it’s dirty?

    25. What gets bigger when more is taken away?

    26. I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest person can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I?

    27. I’m found in socks, scarves and mittens; and often in the paws of playful kittens. What am I?

    28. Where does today come before yesterday?

    29. What invention lets you look right through a wall?

    30. If you’ve got me, you want to share me; if you share me, you haven’t kept me. What am I?

    31. What can’t be put in a saucepan?

    32. What goes up and down but doesn’t move?

    33. If you’re running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in?

    34. It belongs to you, but other people use it more than you do. What is it?

    35. What has lots of eyes, but can’t see?

    36. What has one eye, but can’t see?

    37. What has many needles, but doesn’t sew?

    38. What has hands, but can’t clap?

    39. What has legs, but doesn’t walk?

    40. What has one head, one foot and four legs?

  4. 1. the egg
    2. a human
    3. all months have 28 +** days!
    4. α spongε
    5.
    6. future
    7. there aren’t stairs. it’s one-story house.
    8.
    9. the smoke
    10. because he is bald
    11. the towel
    12. the promise
    13.
    14.everybody is married
    15.the light of the room
    16. it is possible because he was born on February 29th, so he is celebrating his birthday every 4 years, but he has lived 25X4 = 100 years
    17.
    18.
    19.the darkness
    20. its David

  5. 1.Recycled glass
    2.a human
    3.February
    4.???
    5.How are you?
    6.air
    7.yellow
    8.A person’s heart
    9.a soul,balloon
    10.because he was under a tree or a building
    11.Our mouth
    12.an exchange, his/her appreciation because you gave it to him/her.
    13.???
    14.they are ghosts
    15.the candle
    16.he smoked too much
    17.woods
    18.a parrot
    19.dark
    20.Break
    (I saw 4 and 13 because I didn’t found them. But I didn’t wrote them because I wanted to show the ones I found.)

    • 1 out of 20!! You definitely need some more riddle practice Paraskevi mou. So here it is:
      21. I follow you all the time and copy your every move, but you can’t touch me or catch me. What am I?

      22. What has many keys but can’t open a single lock?

      23. What can you hold in your left hand but not in your right?

      24. What is black when it’s clean and white when it’s dirty?

      25. What gets bigger when more is taken away?

      26. I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest person can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I?

      27. I’m found in socks, scarves and mittens; and often in the paws of playful kittens. What am I?

      28. Where does today come before yesterday?

      29. What invention lets you look right through a wall?

      30. If you’ve got me, you want to share me; if you share me, you haven’t kept me. What am I?

      31. What can’t be put in a saucepan?

      32. What goes up and down but doesn’t move?

      33. If you’re running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in?

      34. It belongs to you, but other people use it more than you do. What is it?

      35. What has lots of eyes, but can’t see?

      36. What has one eye, but can’t see?

      37. What has many needles, but doesn’t sew?

      38. What has hands, but can’t clap?

      39. What has legs, but doesn’t walk?

      40. What has one head, one foot and four legs?

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