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By Joel Achenbach
Sunday, January 21, 2007

"An Indian runner who won a silver medal in the women's 800 meters at the Asian Games failed a gender test and was stripped of the medal. [The runner], 25, took the gender test in Doha, Qatar, after placing second on Dec. 9."

-- The Washington Post, December 19, 2006

GENDER TEST FOR MEN, WOMEN, OTHER [BETA]

Time limit: Three minutes. Please use a No. 2 pencil.

Cellphones off. No chewing gum. Note: There are no "correct" answers, but all have chromosomal implications.

1) "The Immaculate Reception" refers to:

a) Something involving football.

b) Franco Harris catching a deflected pass on fourth and 10 and running 60 yards for a touchdown in the closing seconds of the game to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a thrilling playoff victory over the Oakland Raiders on December 23, 1972.

c) The fact that Joseph and Mary could throw a welcoming party in Bethlehem for the Three Wise Men despite having no caterer.

2) True or false? The car should be lowered from the jack before you finish tightening the lug nuts after changing a flat tire.

a) True.

b) False.


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