Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader Questions: Take This Quiz to Find Out If You’d Pass the Test
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, that game show that makes you realize you used to know a whole lot of things, returns to television tonight(8/7c, Fox). Find out how you’d fare by taking this quiz, made up of real-but-unused questions from the show. And since multiple choice is for kindergartners, you’ll have to summon (and keep track of) your answers on your own; check your answers before moving on to the next grade level.
When you mix equal amounts of red and yellow paint, what color do you get?
What star is closest to Earth?
How many pronouns are in the following sentence? “Teddy and Greg went to the circus and bought five sodas.”
True or False? There are three proper nouns are in the following sentence: “In Oklahoma, Oprah met our ostrich Ozzy.”
How many eggs are in three and a half dozen?
1. f Earth Science
In the Northern Hemisphere, summer ends in which month?
1.g Animal Science
True or False: The koala is a marsupial.
2.a: Social Studies
In 1782, what became the official bird of the United States?
2.b: U.S. Geography
Florida borders Georgia and what other state?
2.c: U.S. Geography
What country has the longest land border with the U.S.?
2.d: U.S. Geography
How many U.S. States border the Pacific Ocean: 3, 5, or 7?
2.e: U.S. Geography
The Colorado River runs through what canyon that became a U.S. national park in 1919?
2.f: U.S. History
Name the ship the Pilgrims sailed from Plymouth, England to the Plymouth colony in America.
Found in carrots and sweet potatoes, beta-carotene breaks down into what vitamin?
What unit of power is abbreviated by the letter “W”?
What is the world’s longest river: Yukon, Nile, or Mississippi?
What is the name of the largest bone in your body?
Which planet has more moons: Mercury or Jupiter?
What number divided by 6 equals 7?
3.f: Earth Science
At what degree Fahrenheit does liquid water begin to turn to ice at sea level?
True or False? Fiction books are not assigned numbers in the Dewey Decimal System.
4.a: U.S. History
Who lost the presidential election to John Quincy Adams in 1824 and then went on to defeat him four years later?
4.b: World History
Who was the first woman to make a solo flight in an airplane across the Atlantic?
4.c: World History
Famed physicist Albert Einstein was born in what country?
4.d: Animal Science
The process of a tadpole becoming a frog can be described by what Greek word that means “to change form”?
4.e: Physical Science
On the periodic table, what element is represented by the letters NA: Niacin, Sodium, or Calcium?
4.f: Earth Science
What mineral is the hardest substance on the Moh’s scale of hardness?
What classical composer wrote the 1787 work “A Little Night Music”?
What constellation contains the Big Dipper?
In the 1950s, Dr. Jonas Salk discovered a vaccine that would protect people from what disease?
5.b: World Geography
The eruption of Krakatoa in 1883 is considered the loudest sound in modern history. Krakatoa is part of what country?
5.c: U.S. Geography
Which of the Great Lakes lies farthest east?
5.d: U.S. History
Who was the only president to later become Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court?
Mark Twain is the pseudonym of what famous American author who wrote “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn?”
5.f: Earth Science
Which element composes the majority of the Earth’s atmosphere?
Who is the author of the poem inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty called “The New Colossus”?
In the human body, the adrenal glands are located directly above what organ?
So, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?
How’d you do? The answers are below. Tally up your score and then scroll down and tell us your results in the comments.
FIRST GRADE ANSWERS
1.a: Orange 1.b: The sun 1.c: None 1.d: True 1.e: 42 1.f: September 1.g: True
SECOND GRADE ANSWERS
2.a: Bald eagle (we’ll accept just “eagle”) 2.b: Alabama 2.c: Canada 2.d: 5 (California, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska) 2.e: Grand Canyon 2.f: The Mayflower 2.g: Vitamin A (we’ll also accept Retinol)
THIRD GRADE ANSWERS
3.a: Watt 3.b: Nile 3.c: Femur (we’ll also accept thigh bone) 3.d: Jupiter 3.e: 42 3.f: 32 degrees 3.g: False
FOURTH GRADE ANSWERS
4.a: Andrew Jackson 4.b: Amelia Earhart 4.c: Germany 4.d: Metamorphosis 4.e: Sodium 4.f: Diamond 4.g: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4.h: Ursa Major
FIFTH GRADE ANSWERS
5.a: Polio 5.b: Indonesia 5.c: Lake Ontario 5.d: William Howard Taft 5.e: Samuel Clemens 5.f: Nitrogen
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