Short Riddles and Answers


Question: There are two boys at an international math contest in December 2013; one is British and one is American. They both write their names, the date, and their answers on the paper. The only problem is that they both have the same name and the papers cannot be told apart.

What is the date?

logic (medium)

Question: A robber tried to steal the crown jewels. He got caught by the King's guards and was taken to the king. The King was feeling generous that day and asked the robber how he wanted to die. A few minutes later the king let the robber go punished yet alive.

How did the robber want to die?

Tragic Times (medium)

Question: On a late Sunday evening, April was found dead in her apartment. The police questioned the three suspects. Melanie: "I was at the mall shopping." Delancey: "I was working at the post office." John: "When I came back by 2 PM, I found her dead. Who killed April and explain the reason.

Question: A man challenges the greatest chess player in the world to two games of chess. He guarantees that he will win or tie at least one of the games for sure. To be even more cocky, the man says he will play both games at the same time.

How does he guarantee he wins or ties at least one game?

Question: Two boys, Trevor and Tyler, are running a 100 meter race. The first time they race Trevor beats Tyler by 5 meters. To make things fair, the next time they race Trevor stands 5 meters behind the starting line.

Who wins the second race (assuming they run the same speed as the first race)?