**Answer:**“Your elephants will trample me to death, O Exalted Emperor.”

**Answer:**One third.

**Answer:**161

4) What’s the next number in this sequence?

**Answer:**1113213211

**Answer:** 5

**Answer:** 127

7) Your 24-page daily newspaper gets blown about in the wind, each sheet flying off in a different direction. As you know, each sheet is folded down the middle so that it actually contains four pages. You rush around to gather them together again, but you can retrieve only one sheet. You notice that it has page 10. What are the other pages on the sheet?

**Answer:** 9, 15, 16

8) Dreaded cannibals capture three unsuspecting tourists: Sushma, Hrithik and Priyanka. They line them up and tie them to poles. Sushma can see the backs of both her companions, Hrithik can see only Priyanka’s back, and Priyanka sees only hungry cannibals. The cannibals show them five hats, three purple and two orange. Then they blindfold them, place one hat at random on each of their heads, and hide the last two hats. “You have one chance to avoid being turned into biryani,” say the cannibals. “When we remove your blindfolds, if any one of you can tell us what the colour of your hat is, we’ll let all of you go.”

**Answer:**Purple.

9) Shambhu calls the police in a panic, screaming: “Come quickly! My wife Parul just committed suicide!” When the police arrive at Shambhu’s home half an hour later, there’s blood everywhere and he hands them a piece of paper. “Parul’s suicide note,” he says, weeping. “Where did you find it?” the inspector asks.

**Answer:**In pretty much every book, pages 137 and 138 would be on either side of the same sheet of paper. Shambhu’s lie fails right there. Had he said it was between pages 136 and 137, he might have got away with it. (Open a random book, you’ll find the even numbered page on the left, odd on the right).

**Answer:** Laila and Juliet cross: takes 2 minutes. Laila returns: 1 minute.