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post #31 of 41
Well, I got 3 right so I'm at a 4th grade level.

Out local news did a bit on this and their explaination is that most of these adults haven't "used" this knowledge for 20+ years where as the kids have just learned it so it's fresh in their memory.

Here's the quiz our news posted... you can go here for the answers of PM me.

You can test yourself to see if you are smarter than a fifth grader. Sample questions are listed below:

1. What is the largest South American country by area?

2. Inca civilizations were concentrated on what continent?

3. A heptagon is a shape with how many sides?

4. Emma has 2 yard sticks. She also has a 12-inch ruler. She laid them end-to-end in a line. How many feet long is the line?

5. True or false, the ostrich is the fastest bird on foot?

6. True or false, the Earth's moon gives off its own light?

7. How long is one regular term for a U.S. representative?

8. True or false: A turtle is an amphibian?

9. In the Northern Hemisphere, in what month is the autumnal equinox?

10. If you have a gross of pencils, how many pencils do you have?
post #32 of 41
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Originally Posted by twstychik View Post
You can test yourself to see if you are smarter than a fifth grader. Sample questions are listed below:?
1. What is the largest South American country by area? Brazil

2. Inca civilizations were concentrated on what continent? South America

3. A heptagon is a shape with how many sides? Seven

4. Emma has 2 yard sticks. She also has a 12-inch ruler. She laid them end-to-end in a line. How many feet long is the line? Seven

5. True or false, the ostrich is the fastest bird on foot? True

6. True or false, the Earth's moon gives off its own light? False

7. How long is one regular term for a U.S. representative? Two Years

8. True or false: A turtle is an amphibian? False

9. In the Northern Hemisphere, in what month is the autumnal equinox? September

10. If you have a gross of pencils, how many pencils do you have 144

(Runs off to check answers...)
post #33 of 41
Got 'em right!

They are also teaching things in those grades I don't remember studying until later.
post #34 of 41
I got 7/10, and out-thought myself on the 3 I got wrong. I had the right answer as my first inclination, but then decided I wasn't that smart. (I couldn't remember if it was the Emu or Ostrich that was the fastest, I put the equinox in October due to Halloween, but had first thought September 21 (which is really stupid!), and thought 2 years was too short of a term for the House)
post #35 of 41
I got 9/10.

I think that show is exaggerating a little. There is no way a 1st grader could spell pledge of allegiance or know how many e's were in it unless they were shown the phrase. And I think the contestants must have to pass a "dumb" test to make sure they're not too smart.

HOwever, they do teach things much earlier than in my elementary school days. (many, many years ago)
post #36 of 41
on that test I got 7/10, I missed the autumnal eqquinox, also thought it was October Heidi, had no idea what a "gross" was, and thought the house of reps was 4 years

I haven't been able to watch the show all week, but my mom tried to stump me on 2 questions from last night at lunch today and called me a bad name when I got them right
post #37 of 41
I watched it other nite. What is REALLY sad is that grown people do not know the answers to simple questions. I could answer them within 1-2 seconds! The only one I was not quite sure of was the trapazoid one. I didn't remember that one....geez.
post #38 of 41
I got 8/10 on the test - was not positive on the heptagon and DH got the gross one - I said 12 - he instantly said "nope -144"....lol
post #39 of 41
http://www.fox.com/areyousmarter/

Has anyone seen this show? I watched it for the first time last night, and boy either I really got dumb or the stuff you learn in 1-5 grades now is harder than it used to be *lol*
post #40 of 41
I only watched the first show, but I can honestly say, "Yes, I am."
post #41 of 41
Woops I didn't know there was already a thread. My bad
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