Riddles for kids and adults with answers - Sachi Shiksha
  1. If you have me, you want to share me. If you share me you don’t have me. What am I?

Ans: A secret

  1. Turn me on my side and I am everything. Cut me half and I am nothing. What am I?

Ans: When turn on the side, the number 8 portrays the infinity sign, but when it is cut in half number 8 becomes two zeros.

  1. A rebus is a pictogram that represents a word, phrase or saying. For example, “R+R” stands for summer (sum R). Identify the phrase or word that is hidden under the following rebus: O_ER_T_O_?

Ans: The letters missing in O_ER_T_O_ spell out as “PAIN”. Thus, the rebus stands for “Painless Operation”.

  1. You are stuck into a dark room with a wood stove, gas lamp and a candle. You only have one match, so what will you light first?

Ans: You will light the match first.

  1. Can you name three consecutive days without using Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday?

Ans: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

  1. A man rode out of town on Sunday, he stayed the whole night at a relative’s place and rode back to his town on the next day on Sunday. How is this possible?

Ans: His horse was called Sunday

  1. I can be cracked; I can be made. I can be told; I can be played. What am I?

Ans: A joke

  1. I am full of holes but I can still hold water. What am I?

Ans: A sponge

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  1. I have seas without water, coasts without sand, towns without people and mountains without land. What am I?

An: A map

  1. What begins with T, end with T and has T in it?

Ans: A teapot

  1. Mary was born on December 25th, yet her birthday is always in the summer. How is this possible?

Ans: Mary lives in Southern Hemisphere.

  1. On which day of the year do fewest people die?

Ans: 29th February

  1. I don’t have eyes, but once did I see. Once I had thought and dreamed but now, I am white and empty. What am I?

Ans: A skull

  1. What is always coming, but never arrives?

Ans: Tomorrow

  1. A man shaves several times a day, yet he still has a beard. Who is this man?

Ans: A barber

  1. I am a mother and a father but have never given birth. I am rarely still, but I never wander. What am I?

Ans: A tree

  1. What five letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

Ans: Short

  1. What disappears as soon as you say its name?

Ans: Silence

  1. How many bananas can you eat if your stomach is empty?

Ans: Just one after that it is not empty anymore.

  1. What belongs to you but other people use it more than you?

Ans: Your name

  1. David’s height is 6 feet, he is an assistant at butcher’s shop, and wears size 9 shoe. What does he weigh?

Ans: Meat

  1. What runs, but never walks. Murmurs, but never talks. Has a bed, but never sleeps. Has a mouth, but never eats.

Ans: A river

  1. What breaks and never falls, and what falls and never breaks?

Ans: Day breaks and night falls

  1. I speak without mouth and hear without ears. I have nobody, but come alive with wind. What am I?

Ans: An echo

  1. What is seen in the middle of March and April that can’t be seen at the beginning or end of either month?

Ans: The letter “R”

  1. You see a boat filled with people. It has not sunk, but when you look again you don’t see a single person on the boat. Why?

Ans: All the people were married

  1. I come from mine and get surrounded by woods always. Everyone uses me. What am I?

Ans: A pencil

  1. What makes you, young?

Ans: Adding letters “ng”

  1. What is 3/7th chicken, 2/3rd cat and 2/4th goat?

Ans: Chicago

  1. Slayer of regrets, old and new, sought by many, found by few. What am I?

Ans: Redemption

  1. What is greater than God, eviler than devil, the poor have it, the rich need it, and if you eat it, you will die?

Ans: Nothing

  1. What English word has three consecutive double letters?

Ans: Bookkeeper

  1. I have keys, but no locks and space, and no rooms. You can enter, but you can’t go outside. What am I?

Ans: A keyboard

  1. A is the brother of B, B is the brother of C, C is the father of D. So how is D related to A?

Ans: A is D’s uncle

  1. What comes once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never comes in a thousand years?

Ans: The letter “M”


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