Winners of 2019 Deakin Alumni Riddles CompetitionAlumni news
Thank you to all alumni who entered our 2019 Deakin Alumni Riddles Competition.
Ten lucky alumni have each won a $200 sustainability prize pack including a keep-cup, drink bottle and many other great sustainable products.
A big congratulations to our winners:
Michelle C. Hollier
Spero P. Tsindos
Craig D. McGowan
Liam H. Rodger
Amy S. Hunt
Brendan S. Eager
Steven N. Wiasak
Zac Di Lizio
If you are curious to see whether you guessed the riddles correctly, here are the questions and answers:
- What has hands but cannot clap? A clock
- What occurs once in every minute, twice in every moment, yet never in a thousand years? The letter M
- Susie’s mother had three children. The first was called April, the second was called May. What was the name of the third? Susie
- Ten ladies tried to fit under a small umbrella, none of them got wet. How did they do it? It wasn’t raining
- Two fathers and two sons are in a car, yet there are only three people in the car. How is this possible? One is the grandson, one is the son, and one is the grandfather (three generations)
- It belongs to you, but other people use it more than you do. What is it? Your name
- How many months in the year have 28 days? All of them
- You’re in a dark room with a candle, a wood stove, and a gas lamp. You only have one match, so what do you light first? The match
- I have cities but no houses, I have mountains but no trees, and I have water but no fish. What am I? A map
- I love to dance and twist and prance. I shake my tail as away I sail. I fly up into the sky. What am I? Kite
- Each morning I appear
To lie at your feet,
On a bright sunny day
We're most likely to meet.
All day I will follow
No matter how fast you run,
Yet I nearly perish
In the midday sun.
What am I? Your shadow
- If you want to go from point A to B,
You'll likely have to make use of me.
I have no wheels; I'm not a car,
In fact, I do not travel very far.
I'm free to use; you need not pay,
I'll be used by many in a single day.
I can decide whether or not you'll pass,
And sometimes I come with a looking glass.
What am I? A door