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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #125386: Riddles
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    Riddles are something made to make you think.

    The oldest riddle was created 4,000 years ago in a place  we now call Iraq, but the word riddle is most likely originated from the Anglo-Saxon language.

    I hope you'll learn something about riddles.

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    1. What do you have to break before using it?
    (           ) [E...].

    2. I am tall when I'm young and short when I'm old. What am I?
    (                    ) [C...].

    3. What is full of holes, but still holds water?
    (                    ) [S...].

    4. What goes up, but never goes down?
    (           ) [A...].

    5. The more there is the less you see of it. What is it?
    (                          ) [D...].

    6. David's parents have 3 sons: Snap, Crackle, and what is the name of the third one?
    (                 ) [D...].

    7. What has many keys, but can't open a single lock.
    (                 ) [P...].

    8. What gets bigger when more is taken away?
    (              ) [H...].

    9. What is black when it's clean and white when it's dirty?
    (                                ) [Ch...].

    10. I am as light as a feather, but not even the strongest person can even hold me for 5 minutes. What am I?
    (                    ) [B...].

    11. If you've got me, you want to share me; if you share me, you haven't kept me. What am I?
    (                    ) [S...].

    12. If you're running in a race and you pass the person in second place, what place are you in?
    (                    ) [S...].

    13. What has one eye, but can't see?
    (                    ) [N...].

    14. What can you catch, but not throw?
    (              ) [C...].

    15. What has many teeth, but can't bite?
    (              ) [C...].

    16. What is so fragile that saying its name breaks it?
    (                       ) [S...].

    17. I am always hungry and will die if not fed, but whatever I touch will soon turn red. What am I?
    (              ) [F...].

    18. I have lakes with no water, mountains with no stone and cities with no buildings. What am I?
    (           ) [M...].

    19. What goes through cities and fields, but never moves?
    (              ) [R...].

    20. The more you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?
    (                             ) [Fo...].

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