jump to navigation

Senile Dementia Test March 8, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Joke.

3D-ApeExercising the brain is as important as exercising the muscles.  As we grow older, it’s important to keep mentally alert.  If we don’t use it, we lose it!

Here’s a way to gauge your mental acuity and determine if you’re losing it or not.

Some may think this test is too easy, but those with cognitive deficits may have difficulty.

OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.


1. What do you put in a toaster?

2. Say “silk five times.  Now spell “silk.”  Quick!  What do cows drink?

3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a green house made from?

4. Do not use a calculator for this:

You are driving a bus from New York City to Philadelphia.
In Staten Island, 17 people got on the bus.
In New Brunswick, 6 people get off the bus and 9 people get on.
In Windsor, 2 people get off and 4 get on.
In Trenton, 11 people get off and 16 people get on.
In Bristol, 3 people get off and 5 people get on.
And, in Camden, 6 people get off and 3 get on.

You then arrive at Philadelphia Station.  Without going back to review, how old is the bus driver?


1.  Bread.

2.  Cows drink water.

3.  Greenhouses are made from glass.  

4.  Why are you looking here?  YOU were the driver!


Little-Miss-ScatterbrainOne right ~ Why are you still reading this??? Content yourself with age appropriate literature, like the TV Guide.

Two right ~ Your brain is over-stressed and may overheat. PLEASE, go lie down!

Three right ~ Take a break and do something else.  Try not to hurt yourself.


Four right ~ Congratulations!  You’re still driving the bus!

Aah . . . that’s better!

So, how did you do?

Source: e-mail from unknown author (sent by Joe M.)




1. anotherday2paradise - March 8, 2014


nrhatch - March 8, 2014

Have a Super Saturday . . . infused with LAUGHTER!

2. Don - March 8, 2014

Lol Nancy. I diligently did my sums and then you came with that. You can be glad there wasn’t a “don’t like” button. Quite pleased with myself. Did well, and then you came with your dam bus 🙂

nrhatch - March 8, 2014

I did the same: They tricked us! 😛

3. Joseph E Rathjen - March 8, 2014

You’re a sneaky person, lol. 😝

nrhatch - March 8, 2014

Yes! The author of this test is a real Sneaky Pete!

4. Grannymar - March 8, 2014

I got the first three and my answer to no 4 was: Worn out!

nrhatch - March 8, 2014

I did what Don did . . . adding, subtracting, and laughing. Moral of the story: Wait for the question before figuring the figures.

5. Pix Under the Oaks - March 8, 2014

I got #2 wrong. Of course I said milk.. 😀
Got the adding and subtracting right on the bus.. 🙄
Fun this morning!

nrhatch - March 8, 2014

I’m going to give you partial credit for #2 ~ since CALVES are baby cows and they drink M~I~L~K! :mrgreen:

Pix Under the Oaks - March 8, 2014

CH goofed on the glass house! Yeah! Sure! That’s what I was thinkin’.. baby cows drink milk.. 😀

nrhatch - March 8, 2014

Let him see William’s comment and he’ll feel better about being fooled. 😉

6. Kate @ Did That Just Happen? - March 8, 2014

Whooo hooo!!! I got them all right! 🙂

nrhatch - March 8, 2014

Go you! You young whipper snapper! 😀

7. William D'Andrea - March 8, 2014

“Green House” is two words, meaning “A house that is green”. “Greenhouse” is one word, meaning an indoor garden or farm, inside a structure constructed with glass walls.

Either you, or whoever came up with this questionnaire, have fooled yourselves about this point.

nrhatch - March 8, 2014

Knock Knock
Who’s there?
Boo Who?

Don’t cry . . . it’s only a joke! 😆

William D'Andrea - March 9, 2014

And you’re one fun gal to share a joke with.

nrhatch - March 9, 2014

Thanks, William. We had a house full of laughter today ~ a mini reunion with lots of joking around. Twas FUN!

8. Kathy - March 8, 2014

I got 75% correct, which isn’t bad considering I’ve taken the darned test at least four times. #4 tripped me up.

nrhatch - March 8, 2014

I should dig out some more of these . . . it’s fun to mess with “seniors.” 😛

9. sufilight - March 8, 2014

Gosh, I thought I did well until I read the unexpected answers. lol 😀

nrhatch - March 8, 2014

It’s a real “wake up” call, eh? I got tricked by #4 even though I’ve seen it before.

10. Patricia - March 8, 2014

I am going to bed now.

nrhatch - March 9, 2014

Rest is very important ~ especially since we lost an hour last night. 😀

Patricia - March 9, 2014

Thankfully we lose the hour on the weekend. I would not like it if was during the work week.

nrhatch - March 10, 2014

This year, we set the clocks ahead around dinner on Saturday night and started adjusting to the new time before bedtime.

11. Three Well Beings - March 9, 2014

How about I just admit that I’m old and get on with it! LOL!

nrhatch - March 9, 2014

That’s the spirit! Accept the “what is” and “do what you can with what you have where you are.” :mrgreen:

12. diannegray - March 9, 2014

LOL – I just love driving the bus! 😉

nrhatch - March 9, 2014

Yes! The only detours we take are those of our own designs and desires. 😉

13. Val Boyko - March 9, 2014

What a hoot. I’ll archive it for later! Val x

nrhatch - March 9, 2014

Glad you enjoyed, Val.

14. ericjbaker - March 10, 2014

I got 11 right. Is that a problem?

nrhatch - March 10, 2014

Not at all . . . I think it just means that you’re driving your own bus PLUS a jumbo jet. 😉

15. jannatwrites - March 10, 2014

Haha… I’m a total fruit loop 😆

I didn’t even try #4… couldn’t even get through the first sentence before I had flashbacks of grade school math. Word problems have never been my friend.

nrhatch - March 10, 2014

Too much like: Two trains depart from Points A and B, 15 miles apart. The first travels at 65 mph. The second travels at 47 mph but stops to pick up a box of gummi bears.

Where will they meet?

16. Perfecting Motherhood - March 11, 2014

Haha, the linguist in me says a green house is made of green bricks, and a greenhouse is made of glass!

nrhatch - March 11, 2014

I caught that too, as did William. I don’t think this is a very scientific study. 😀

17. Jacqueline King - March 11, 2014

Love it, Nancy! I’ve not heard this before and it made me laugh ~ very cleverly done and the ‘tag line’ is perfect! 🙂

nrhatch - March 11, 2014

Yay! Glad you enjoyed, Jacqueline. It’s great when a joke post tickles our funny bone.

What Say YOU?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: