Sunday, April 26, 2020

Coronvirus - Test Your Knowledge!


Folks love quizzes and puzzles, especially now when most of us are spending most of our time hunkered down at home.  I had attempted to send one my kids a jigsaw puzzle that I ordered on line, only to discover a few weeks later that the item was out of stock.  Apparently, like hand sanitizer and foster dogs, jigsaw puzzles are in very high demand.

Scarcer than toilet paper.


In an earlier phase of my life, I prepared ‘quizzes’ that were passed around on holidays and family dinners when guests competed for valuable prizes such as stickers, packs of gum and other treasures that are sold at dollar stores.   Not only were these experiences ‘fun for the whole family’, but they were effective educational tools.   Ask a Kirsch kid even today whose portrait is on the $50 bill or how many neck bones are inside a giraffe’s neck, and he or she (I hope) will nail it.

So today, I will offer readers a lighter fare.  Here’s a coronavirus quiz based on recent news reports.  Rely upon your knowledge and judgment.  To relieve your performance anxiety, I have made this a True-False examination.   I could have constructed a multiple choice and even included an essay question, but my generous nature prevailed.  Good luck!
  • Coronavirus takes its name from Corona beer as the virus was first isolated in brewer’s yeast.
  • Coronavirus is named after Rosie, the Queen of Corona, who refused to practice social distancing and contracted the virus.  Julio, who wore a mask, escaped infection.
  • Gargling with Lysol. and followed by a Mr. Clean chaser. kills the coronavirus and also rids the body of various harmful germs and toxins.
  • Anthony Fauci takes a dose of valium before and after the daily Coronavirus Task Force press conferences.
  • Vice-president Mike Pence has shown America that he has a spine of steel.  He is his own man.   
  • Deborah Birx’s scarves are impregnated with a potent antiviral agent, which is the main ingredient in Ty-D- Bol toilet bowl cleaner.
  • President Trump’s scientific knowledge has been credited for the sudden spike in applications to college engineering programs.
  • Masks are for sissies.
  • 4 out of five dermatologists surveyed no longer recommend any sunscreen.  UV light wipes out coronavirus even better than Chlorox.
  • It has been inspiring to witness the seamless and harmonious cooperation between the state and federal governments.  

So, how did you do?  Scores of 80% or higher are prize worthy.  Of course, since we are in the midst of pandemic, you will have to settle for virtual trophy. 





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