The Riddling Monk

Can you solve the following brainteasers by the Riddling Monk? Or will you go mad trying to think of the answer?

Riddle #1

Which is heavier: a ton of gold or a ton of feathers?

Riddle #2

Where’s the bottom at the top?

Riddle #3

If a grasshopper halves the distance to a wall on every jump, how many jumps will he need to reach the wall if he starts from ten feet away?

Riddle #4

Jin is standing behind Kuzo, but Kuzo is standing behind Jin. How can that be?

Riddling Monk image

Riddle #5

I have no voice yet I speak to you, I tell of all things in the world that people do.
I have leaves, but I am not a tree.
I have pages, but I am not a bride.
I have a spine and hinges, but I am not a man or a door,
I have told you all, I cannot tell you more.
What am I?

Riddle #6

No legs have I to dance, No lungs have I to breathe, No life have I to live or die And yet I do all three. What am I?

Riddle #7

You are in a room with two doors - one leads further into the dungeon, one leads to freedom. There are two guards in the room, one at each door. One always tells the truth. One always lies. What one question can you ask one of the guards that will help you pick the door to freedom?


© Chris Bradford 2021