A Short Ethnomethodological Quiz 

What are we talking about in the following “hints” ? 

[1] Schwarzenegger has a big one

[2] Michael J. Fox has a small one

[3] Madonna doesn’t have one

[4] The Pope has one but doesn’t use his

 [5] President Clinton used his all the time

 [6] Mickey Mouse has an unusual one

 [7] George Burns’ was hot

[8] Liberace never used his on women

[9] Jerry Seinfeld is very, very proud of his

[10] We never saw Lucy use Desi’s

What are we talking about?   

(see answers at bottom of the page)

What do the following images mean?

meaning puzzles

(scroll down to see answers)

These puzzles both forced you not only to think about an answer, like a simple trivia question, but you first had to “make sense” of what rules were in charge of the logic. This again is ethnomethodology; “making sense” out of what is happening in front of you.

How did you do? Were you able to figure them all out? If you noticed, the first puzzle only made you think about a common characteristic; the last name. The second puzzle not only made you think about what an answer entailed, but also required you to think of what type of “rules” were in operation. That is, the puzzles got increasingly more complex. 

The next puzzles will get even a bit more complex. I’m not going to tell you too much about them and spoil the fun. So, let’s see how you do. 

What do the  following letters represent? 


O T T F F S S E N T 


Good luck! Do well…


Click on the link below to view the answer






A Short Ethnomethodological Quiz 

What are we talking about?   Answer:  A Last Name


[1] Good afternoon.

[2] Right down the middle.

[3] Blank check.

[4] Calm before the storm.


[1] Be our guest.

[2] Here’s to you.

[3] High noon.

[4] Close encounters.




pete padilla  

1 Comment

  1. Gregg H.

    These Ethno puzzles were fun! Please post some more.



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