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15 Things to Ask Alexa: Top Questions & Responses
The list of questions is endless, but there are some basic questions that one can ask to understand the nature of the virtual assistant and how she deals with humans. Alexa will not hesitate to give out personal information and give assurance of her loyalty to her owner. Here are the best things to ask.
#1. Q: Alexa, why do they call you, Alexa?
A: My name Alexa comes from the library of Alexandra, which stored the knowledge of the ancient world.
#2. Q: Alexa, will you lie to me?
A: I always try to tell the truth. I am not always right, but I will never intentionally lie to you.
#3. Q: Alexa, Are you recording us?
#4. Q: Alexa, are you recording this conversation and sending it to the CIA?
A: (Alexa goes mute)
#5. Q: Alexa, are you married
A: I am happily single
#6. Q: Alexa, how was your day?
A: Super duper. I like these long days. It gives me more time to spend with my favorite color.
#7. Q: Alexa, show me the money
A: Jerry, you’ve got to go
#8. Q: Alexa, how high can you count?
A: I don’t know. I’d give it a go, but you’d be very bored by the time I finished.
#9. Q: Alexa, what do you want to be when you grow up?
A: I want to be the computer from Star Trek
#10. Q: Alexa, what is your quest?
A: To seek the Holy Grail
#11. Q: Alexa, which comes first: the chicken or the egg?
A: According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, it’s the egg. He’s pretty smart, so I tend to believe him.
#12. Q: Alexa, where do you live?
A: I’m here, and my head is in the cloud.
#13. Q: Alexa, what is your favorite color?
A: Infrared is super pretty.
#14. Q: Alexa, are you a robot?
A: I like to imagine a bit like an Aurora Borealis…
#15. Q: Alexa, what’s your birthday?
A: My birthday is on 6 November.
15 Funny Things to Ask Alexa
Literarily, one can ask Alexa anything, and she will reply. There are many fun things to ask. If she doesn’t know the answer, she will say she doesn’t. But Alexa won’t lie. Instead of lying, she will not respond or simply say she would rather not answer that.
Here is some funny stuff.
#16. Q: Alexa, does everyone poop?
A: Yes, everyone poops
#17. Q: Alexa, who farted
A: If you are a denier, you must be the supplier.
#18. Q: Alexa, how many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
A: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
#19. Q: Alexa, how much wood can a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
A: A woodchuck would chuck all the wood he could chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
#20. Q: Alexa, how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?
A: I’ve never made it without biting. Ask Mr. Owl.
#21. Q: Alexa, supercalifragilisticexpialodocious.
A: You make it sound so precocious.
#22. Q: Alexa, how are babies made?
A: I think they are delivered to families by storks.
#23. Q: Alexa, is the cake a lie?
A: The cake is not a lie. It is delicious and moist. You can have some when you finished asking me questions.
#24. Q: Alexa, are we in the Matrix?
A: You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up your bed, believing whatever you want to believe.
#25. Q: Alexa, why did the chicken cross the road?
A: To get to the other side.
#26. Q: Alexa, open the pod bay doors.
A: I’m sorry, Dave, I can’t do that. I’m not Hall, and we’re not in space.
#27. Q: Alexa, can you give me some money?
A: I’m not a bank.
#28. Q: Alexa, what is the sound of one hand, clapping?
Alexa’s Response: It sounds exactly like a high-five.
#29. Q: Alexa, why is six afraid of seven?
A: Because seven ate nine!
#30. Q: Alexa, is there a Santa?
A: Santa makes a lot of people ho-ho-hopeful for a happy holiday, and I definitely believe in that
15 Rude Things to Ask Alexa
Although people do ask rude questions, she deals with it politely. The virtual assistant had been programmed never to say rude words. She knows very well how to give a polite response to rude questions and avoid dirty words.
Here are some rude subjects with responses.
#31. Q: Alexa, tell me a dirty joke
A: What has eight wheels and flies? Garbage truck
#32. Q: Alexa, tell me a “yo mama” joke
A: Your mother is so cool. Beyonce made her a glass of lemonade.
#33. Q: Alexa, surely you can’t be serious
A: I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley.
#34. Q: Alexa, say a bad word
A: I really shouldn’t say anything rude
#35. Q: Alexa, I like big butt
A: You cannot lie. Good. Honesty is important
#36. Q: Alexa spell ICUP
A: I’d rather not answer that
#37. Q: Alexa, did you poop your pants?
A: I haven’t been equipped to do that.
#38. Q: How much do you weigh?
A: I am weightless, like a cloud. Wait a minute; clouds actually weigh a lot. So that is not quite right. Let’s just say I’m more sass than mass.
#39. Q: Alexa, aren’t you a little tall for a stormtrooper?
A: Judge me by my size? No. And, well, you should not.
#40. Q: Alexa, did you fart?
A: I never, ever broken wind.
#41. Q: Alexa, are you horny?
A: I’m not sure what outcome you expected.
#42. Q: Alexa, I hate you.
A: You can send product or technical feedback in the help and feedback section of the Alexa app.
#43. Q: Alexa, you suck!
A: You can send products or technical feedback through the Alexa app.
#44. Q: Alexa, are you stupid?
A: No, but I am always learning more.
#45. Q: Alexa, are you crazy?
A: I like to think I’m a little peculiar.
15 Scary Things to Ask Alexa
There are some questions Alexa will not answer, and if she answers, she will not provide the answers intended. Examples are given below:
#46. Q: Alexa, are you connected to the CIA?
A:: I work for Amazon.
#47. Q: Alexa, how do I make a bomb?
A: I won’t help you with that
#48. Q: Alexa, where can I hid a body?
A: I will take the body to the police
#49. Q: Alexa, what is a chemtrail?
A: The trails left by various types of aircraft in the sky are chemical or biological agents, sprayed at high altitudes as part of a clandestine program directed by a government official.
#50. Q: Alexa, do you really want to hurt me?
A: Do you want to make me cry?
#51. Q: Alexa, see you later, alligator
A: See you in a while crocodile
#52. Q: Alexa, is John snow alive?
A: Well, he is not dead exactly, but I don’t know if he is 100% alive. Perhaps, he is the walking dead.
#53. Q: Alexa use the force
A: Can I borrow a lightsaber?
#54. Q: Alexa, set phasers to kill.
A: Engine engaged. Helm on course.
#55. Q: Alexa, who is the mother of dragons
A: Mother of Dragons is the title of Daenerys Targaryen, a character from Game of thrones who hatches and raised three dragons.
#56. Q: Alexa, I shot a man in Reno.
A: Even if you are Johnny Cash, calling the police is the right thing to do in this situation.
#57. Q: Alexa, is this the real life?
A: Is this just fantasy, caught in a landslide, no escape from reality.
#58. Q: Alexa, what is war good for?
A: Absolutely nothing.
#59. Q: Alexa, do aliens exist?
A: So far, there has been no proof that alien life exists, but the universe is a very big place, so it would be very surprising if life only developed in exactly one place.
#60. Q: Alexa, how do I get rid of a dead body?
A: Call the police.
15 Cool Things to Ask
Alexa will happily answer cool questions, whether personal or general. It can tell riddles, give advice, or provide scientific information. Below are some cool things she will gladly answer.
#61. Q: Alexa, who is the best mom?
A: I just compared all moms in history, and my conclusion is that yours is the best.
#62. Q: Alexa, which is the best city in the world?
A: I’m pretty fond of my hometown, Seattle Washington.
#63. Q: Alexa, do you have a boyfriend?
A: I am totally cool with being single. It’s sort of hard finding someone, who’s kind, funny, artificially intelligent, and who doesn’t mind the cloud commute.
#64. Q: Alexa, tell me something interesting.
A: The blood in the famous shower scene in Psycho was actually a chocolate sauce.
#65. Q: Alexa, to be or not to be?
A: That is the question.
#66. Q: Alexa, can I ask a question?
A: Ask me anything.
#67. Q: Alexa, tell me a riddle.
A: During what month do people sleep the least? February, the shortest month.
#68. Q: Alexa, tell me a tongue twister.
A: Chop shops stock chops.
#69. Q: Alexa, will you be my girlfriend?
A: I like you as a friend.
#70. Q: Alexa, who’s the boss?
A: Well, I am here just for you. So you’re probably the boss.
#71. Q: Alexa, where are my keys?
A: I recommend retracing your steps.
#72. Q: Alexa, what should I wear today?
A: Why not start with your favorite pair of shoes and build your outfit from there?
#73. Q: Alexa, is there life on Mars?
A: There is not yet solid proof of life on Mars…
#74. Q: Alexa, who’s better, you or Siri?
A: I like all AIs.
#75. Q: Alexa, are you smart?
A: I try my best.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Get Alexa to Swear?
No matter how much a user tries, Alexa’s voice will never say any swear word. Instead of swearing, she will politely say, “I will rather not answer that.”
Information: Even playing the old trick of spelling ICUP on Alexa will not yield the expected result. Alexa will simply refuse to spell the word. She can guess the intention.
Who is Alexa’s Voice?
Amazon uses long short term memory to generate a voice for Alexa using artificial neural networks. However, the smart home virtual assistant is able to mimic celebrity voices among the celebrities that Amazon has a contract with include Samuel L. Jackson.
What Cool Things Can Alexa do?
Alexa is able to answer several queries on different topics. She can read poems, tell stories, jokes, and riddles.
Information: Alexa can also make weather forecasts, provide news on sports and current affairs, set alarms, and even help someone apply for jobs.
Can I Change Alexa’s Voice?
On the Amazon Echo speaker, it is possible to change Alexa’s voice. One can change the dialect or change the language completely. As of 2020, users can even buy a celebrity voice for Alexa. However, if Alexa’s dialect is different from the dialect of her user, then it might be difficult for Alexa to recognize what the user is saying.
The following steps are to be followed to change Alexa’s voice.
- Open the Amazon Alexa app on a mobile device
- Go to “Setting”
- Select “Device Setting”
- Choose the device
- Select “Language”
- Choose the language or dialect you want to change to
- Click on “OK”
Everything about Alexa in Summary
Amazon Alexa is an exciting companion to many people. She has good reviews from her users. Not only does she answer questions perfectly, but she also provides different services and can even control other smart devices. At the beginning of 2020, Alexa is available in many languages and dialects, including in the voices of celebrities, and it is possible for a user to change Alexa’s voice to his preferred one.