‘What Am I?’ Riddles With Answers

“What Am I?” riddles are some of the most enjoyable, they are surprisingly simple yet difficult to answer. Below are some of our absolute favorite riddles, can you guess what I am?

Riddles are a great pastime. One of the best kinds of riddles are those that have a “What Am I?” format.

If you want some great “What Am I?” riddles with answers, you have come to the right place.

10 Great “What Am I?” Riddles

Riddle: I get wet when drying. I get dirty when wiping. What Am I?

Answer: I am a towel.

Riddle: I wiggle and cannot see, sometimes underground and sometimes on a tree. I really don’t want to be on a hook, and I become a person when combined with a book. What am I?

Answer: I am a worm.

Riddle: I can be cracked, made, told, and played. What am I?

Answer: I am a joke.

Riddle: I like to twirl my body but keep my head up high. After I go in, everything becomes tight. What am I?

Answer: I am a screw.

Riddle: I can fly but I have no wings. I can cry but I have no eyes. Wherever I go, darkness follows me. What am I?

Answer: I am a cloud.

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Riddle: I am gentle enough to soothe your skin, light enough to fly in the sky, strong enough to crack rocks. What am I?

Answer: I am water.

Riddle: Although I may have eyes, I cannot see. I have a round brown face with lots of acne. What am I?

Answer: I am a potato.

Riddle: I am a seed with three letters in my name. Take away the last two and I still sound the same. What am I?

Answer: I am a pea.

Riddle: I eat, I breathe, I live, I drink, I die. What am I?

Answer: I am fire.

Riddle: I am lighter than air, but a hundred people cannot lift me. Careful, I am fragile! What am I?

Answer: I am a bubble.

A writer is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer. – Karl Kraus

10 More Great Riddles

Riddle: I am the type of room that you cannot enter or leave. Raise from the ground below. I could be poisonous or a delicious treat. What am I?

Answer: I am a mushroom.

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Riddle: Although glory but not at my best. Power will fall to me finally when the man made me dead. What am I?

Answer: I am a prince.

Riddle: The more you take of me, the more you leave behind. What am I?

Answer: I am a footstep.

Riddle: I can be long or short. I can be grown or bought. I can be painted or left bare. My tip can be round or square. What am I?

Answer: I am fingernails.

Riddle: I go up and never come down no matter how hard you wish. As I get higher, more wrinkles crawl on to the face. What am I?

Answer: I am age.

Riddle: I have a neck and no head; two arms but no hands. I am with you to school, I am with you to work. What am I?

Answer: I am a shirt.

Riddle: I am heavy forward, but backward I am not. What am I?

Answer: I am a ton.

Riddle: I shrink smaller every time I take a bath. What am I?

Answer: I am soap.

Riddle: I wear a green jacket on the outside, white jacket as a second layer, and red jacket inside. I am pregnant with a lot of babies. What am I?

Answer: I am a watermelon.

Riddle: I have a face but no eyes; hands but no arms. What am I?

Answer: I am a clock.

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10 More Riddles

Riddle: I am good at concealing what is real and hide what is true. Sometimes, I bring out the courage in you. What am I?

Answer: I am makeup.

Riddle: With three eyes and as black as night, I frequently knock down ten men with a single strike! What am I?

Answer: I am a bowling ball.

Riddle: I am owned by every man, though my length differs. Their wives use me after getting married. What am I?

Answer: I am a last name.

Riddle: I am grown from darkness but shine with a pale light. Very round I am, and always a lady’s delight. What am I?

Answer: I am a pearl.

Riddle: I am white; perfect for cutting and grinding. For most animals, I am also a useful too. What am I?

Answer: I am teeth.

Riddle: I am the only thing that places today before yesterday. What am I?

Answer: I am a dictionary.

Riddle: I am always around you but often forgotten. I am pure and clean most time, but occasionally rotten. What am I?

Answer: I am air.

Riddle: I may only be given but never bought. Sinners seek me, but saints do not. What am I?

Answer: I am forgiveness.

Riddle: I have two bodies joined together as one. When standing still, I run and run. What am I?

Answer: I am an hourglass.

Riddle: I will disappear every time you say my name. What am I?

Answer: I am silence.

Extra Riddles For More Fun!

Riddle: I jump when I walk and sit when I stand. What am I?

Answer: I am a kangaroo.

Riddle: The more you take away from me, the bigger I shall get. What am I?

Answer: I am a hole.

Riddle: I have fangs and enjoy piecing holes with a single bit. What am I?

Answer: I am a stapler.

Riddle: I have a straight back and sharp teeth to cut objects. What am I?

Answer: I am a saw.

Riddle: I have three eyes and only one leg. Obey me or you will be sorry. What am I?

Answer: I am the traffic lights.

Riddle: You can catch me but cannot throw me. What am I?

Answer: I am a cold.

Riddle: I can never be stolen from you. I am owned by everyone. Some have more, some less. What am I?

Answer: I am knowledge.

Juan Ramos

When people ask me why I write, I tell them that I do it so I can learn. The main reason I became a writer is my insatiable curiosity. My favorite part of writing is researching and learning about new topics.

I hold a BA in English Studies from the University of La Laguna and an MA in English literature from the Open University.

Cite this article as:
Juan Ramos. ‘What Am I?’ Riddles With Answers, Science Trends, 2018.
DOI: 10.31988/SciTrends.18916
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