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The Tower: Riddles and Rhymes: Level 1

I heard somewhere that by trying to figure out a bunch of riddles, you could gain up to two IQ points to your exisisting score. Here is an assortment of riddles, split into levels, from about the easiest to the hardest. To get the answer of the riddles just highlight the area after the word "Answer:".

This Riddle Dragon :-} Guards These PagesLevel 1: asy riddles that don't rhyme
Level 2: easy riddles that rhyme
Level 3: harder riddles that don't rhyme
Level 4: harder riddles that rhyme

Level 1: easy riddles, some rhyme

What starts with a T, ends with a T, and has T in it? Answer:
A teapot

You must keep it after giving it. Answer: Your word

Runs smoother than any rhyme, loves to fall but cannot climb. Answer: Water

You break it even if you name it. Answer: Silence

Give it food and it will live; give it water and it will die. Answer: Fire

What can you catch but not throw? Answer: A cold

Only two backbones, a thousand ribs. Answer: Railroad

What kind of room has no windows or doors? Answer: A mushroom

I run, yet I have no legs. What am I? Answer: A nose

What is black and white and is red all over? Answer: A newspaper

How much distance is there between the two s's in smiles? Answer: A mile

What grows in winter and dies in summer. And has roots that grow up? Answer: Icicle

I have a three-letter word with one syllable. If I add one letter, there are four letters, and three syllables. What is the word? Answer: Area

What two words have the most letters in it? Answer: Post Office

What one word has the most letters in it? Answer: Alphabet

What occurs once in a minute, twice in a moment, but never in an hour. Answer: The letter M

What five letter English word does not change its pronunciation when four letters are taken away? Answer: Queue

What starts with "e" ends with "e" and contains only one letter? Answer: An envelope

What common English verb becomes its own past tense by rearranging its letters? Answer: Eat or Ate

Forward I am heavy, backward I am not. What am I? Answer: Ton

The more there is the less you see. Answer: Darkness

They come at night without being called and are lost in the day without being stolen. Answer: Stars

Squeeze it and it cries tears as red as its flesh, but its heart is made of stone. Answer: Cherry

A little pool with two layers of wall around it. One white and soft and the other dark and hard, amidst a light brown grassy lawn with an outline of a green grass. Answer: A whole Coconut

You use a knife to slice my head, and weep beside me when I am dead. Answer: Onion

There was a green round house. Inside the green round house was a smaller white house. In the white house was a red house. And living in the red house were lots of little black babies. Answer: A Watermelon

I am the black child of a white father, a wingless bird, flying even to the clouds of heaven. I give birth to tears of mourning in pupils that meet me, even though there is no cause for grief, and at once on my birth I am dissolved into air. Answer: Smoke

There is a certain crime, that if it is attempted, is punishable, but if it is committed, is not punishable. What is the crime? Answer: Suicide

It has no top or bottom but it can hold flesh, bones and blood all at the same time. What is this object? Answer: A Ring

The more you take the more you leave behind. Answer: Footsteps

Light as a feather, there is nothing in it; the strongest man can't hold it for much more than a minute? Answer: Breath

As I walked along the path I saw something with four fingers and one thumb, but it was not flesh, fish, bone or fowl. Answer: Glove

What eats rocks, levels mountains, rusts metal, pushes the clouds across the sky, and can make a young man old? Answer: Time

What object has keys that open no locks, space but no room, and you can enter but not go in? Answer: Keyboard

What can fill a room but takes up no space. Answer: Light

It is weightless, you can see it and if you put it in a barrel it will make the barrel lighter? Answer: A Hole

If you throw it off the highest building it will not break. If you place it in the ocean it will. What is it? Answer: Tissue

I have two heads but only one body, the more still I stand the faster I run. Answer: A Hourglass

The rich men want it, the wise men know it, the poor all need it, and the kind men show it. Answer: Love

It goes up and down the stairs without moving. Answer: Carpet

What goes around the world and stays in a corner? Answer: A stamp

What has hands, but is not flesh, bone or blood? Answer: A clock

High born, my touch is gentle, purest white is my lace; silence is my kingdom, green is the colour of my death. What am I? Answer: Snow

What do you throw out when you want to use it, but take in when you donít want to use it? Answer: An anchor

Something wholly unreal, yet seems real to I Think my friend, tell me where does it lie? Answer: In the mind

Goes over all the hills and hollows, Bites hard, but never swallows. Answer: Frost

Nearly bright as the sun, sometimes dark as space. Like a pearl on black velvet, with diamonds twinkling in a case. What am I? Answer: The moon

What gets bigger the more you take away from it? Answer: A hole

Mountains will crumble and temples will fall, and no man can survive its endless call. What is it? Answer: Time

White bird, featherless, flying out o' paradise, flying over sea and land, dying in my hand. What is it? Answer: A snowflake

They try to beat me, they try in vain. And when I win, I end the pain. Answer: Death

Often held but never touched, always wet but never rusts, often bites but seldom bit, to use me well you must have wit. Answer: Tongue

Can not be bought, can not be sold, even if it's made of gold. Answer: Heart

Old Mother Twitchett had but one eye, and a long tail which she let fly; and every time she went through a gap, a bit of her tail she left in a trap. What is she? Answer: A needle and thread

I have four wings, but cannot fly, I never laugh and never cry; On the same spot I'm always found, toiling away with little sound. What am I? Answer: A windmill

Two brothers we are, great burdens we bear, all day we are bitterly pressed; Yet this I will say - we are full all the day, and empty when we go to rest. What are we? Answer: A pair of shoes

Who is it that rows quickly with four oars but never comes out from under his own roof? Answer: A turtle

I am a window, I am a lamp, I am clouded, I am shining, and I am coloured; set in white, I fill with water and overflow. I say much, but I have no words. What am I? Answer: An eye

I am two-faced but bear only one, I have no legs but travel widely. Men spill much blood over me, kings leave their imprint on me. I have greatest power when given away, yet lust for me keeps me locked away. What am I? Answer: A coin

Not born, but from a Mother's body drawn, I hang until half of me is gone. I sleep in a cave until I grow old, then valued for my hardened gold. What am I? Answer: Cheese

Iron roof, glass walls, burns and burns and never falls. Answer: A lantern

When I live I cry, if you don't kill me I'll die. What am I? Answer: A candle

Break it and it is better, immediately set and harder to break again. Answer: A record

Can not be bought, can not be sold, even if it's made of gold. Answer: A heart

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