Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader Questions: Take This Quiz to Find Out If You'd Pass the Test

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Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader

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.


1.a Art
When you mix equal amounts of red and yellow paint, what color do you get?

1.b Astronomy
What star is closest to Earth?

1.c Grammar
How many pronouns are in the following sentence? "Teddy and Greg went to the circus and bought five sodas."

1.d Grammar
True or False? There are three proper nouns are in the following sentence: "In Oklahoma, Oprah met our ostrich Ozzy."

1.e Math
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.

2.g: Health
Found in carrots and sweet potatoes, beta-­carotene breaks down into what vitamin?


3.a: Measurements
What unit of power is abbreviated by the letter "W"?

3.b: Geography
What is the world's longest river: Yukon, Nile, or Mississippi?

3.c: Health
What is the name of the largest bone in your body?

3.d: Astronomy
Which planet has more moons: Mercury or Jupiter?

3.e: Math
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?

3.g: Reading
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?

4.g: Music
What classical composer wrote the 1787 work "A Little Night Music"?

4.h: Astronomy
What constellation contains the Big Dipper?


5.a: Health
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?

5.e: Literature
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"?

Life Science

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.


1.a: Orange 1.b: The sun 1.c: None 1.d: True 1.e: 42 1.f: September 1.g: True


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)


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


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


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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