Can You Pass This High School Test Without Google?

By: Lauren Lubas
Estimated Completion Time
3 min
Can You Pass This High School Test Without Google?
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About This Quiz

High school can be tough. Not only do we have to slip algebra between physical education and language arts, but we also have to figure out who we are going to homecoming with ... if we're even going at all. That can make it difficult to figure out exactly how to "unFOIL" equations. 

There are certain things that we learn in high school that stick with us for years after we leave, and there are other things that get completely washed out of our brains the second we get our diplomas. This quiz is going to cover every subject at every level of high school that you can think of. From English to your standard art class, we are going to throw every subject we can find at you. There might be moments where you're completely stumped, but don't worry, it's really hard to ace this quiz, especially if you've been out of high school for a while. One thing's for sure — we're going to be able to tell which subject you liked the most.

If you think you're smarter than the average high schooler, it's time to test your skills. Answer these questions to see if you're going to need to go back and repeat the 12th grade.

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Which of these is NOT considered an organ of the human body?
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While the heart, lungs and skin are all organs in the human body, the sternum is a bone. It is also called the breastbone, and it protects your heart while holding your ribs in place.

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What is H2O?
The atomic sign for oxygen
The number of vibrations it takes to boil water
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H2O represents a water molecule made of two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. By the time you leave high school, you should know that water is essential to the existence of life on Earth.

3-Romeo and Juliet
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Who wrote "Romeo and Juliet"?
Harper Lee
William Shakespeare
Charles Dickens
Leonardo DiCaprio
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Several works by Shakespeare have landed on the high school reading canon. Though many of them are his more approachable works, students still have a difficult time wrapping their brains around the play with the speech that is common in Shakespeare's works.


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If 2x = 8, which of these is true?
X can't equal 4
X = 8
X = 4
X = 1/4
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If 2x = 8, you can divide both sides of the equation by two and see that 1x = 4, or x = 4. Basic algebra like this helps high school students move forward to more difficult calculus.

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Which of these is NOT a nocturnal animal?
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When an animal is nocturnal, it means that they do most of their eating, mating and hunting at night. These animals tend to have larger eyes that help them see in the dark. Dogs aren't considered nocturnal.

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What is wrong with the following sentence (grammatically)? "Who's dog is this?"
"Who's" should be "whose."
"Who's" should be "who is."
"Dog" should be "dogs."
There is nothing wrong with this sentence.
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"Who's" is a contraction of the words "who" and "is" or "who" and "has," while the word "whose" shows possession. When we ask who the dog belongs to, we are showing that someone has possession of the dog.


7-Solar System
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Do you know which planet in our solar system is the hottest?
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While Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, the hottest planet in our solar system is Venus. Venus has a dense atmosphere that holds all of the heat from the sun. Temperatures on Venus have been recorded at 870 degrees Fahrenheit.

8-Sound Wave
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Does sound travel faster in air or water?
It travels at the same speed in both.
Sound always travels at the same rate.
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Though you hear differently when you're underwater, sound does travel faster when it is in water. This is because the particles in water are closer together, allowing vibrations of sound to travel faster.

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Can you tell us what the square root of 9 is?
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When you take a number and multiply it by itself, you have squared that number. The number itself is known as the square root. Think of it as the base for the square. So, three multiplied by three is nine, meaning the square root of nine is three.


10-Pythagorean Theorem
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The equation a2 + b2 = c2 is known as what?
The Pythagorean Theorem
The Quadratic Formula
The Hyperfinder
Triangle Formula
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The Pythagorean Theorem was designed to help people figure out the sides of a right triangle (a triangle that has a 90-degree angle). The letters "a" and "b" represent the sides of the triangle, and "c" always represents the hypotenuse (the side opposite of the right angle).

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Approximately how many bones are in the human body?
Around 750
Just over 200
Under 50
Around 100
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While human infants have around 300 bones in their bodies, eventually, many of these bones fuse together. Human adults are then left with around 206 bones in their bodies, each of them with a specific purpose and function.

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What is a protagonist?
A side character or villain of a story
A triangle with two right angles
A main character or hero of a story
A circle with a large circumference
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The majority of the stories you see have protagonists and antagonists, especially in high school. Though many stories these days attempt to blur the lines between the two types of characters, the stories we read in high school have a clear separation between the two.


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What happens to your height if you spend time in space?
Nothing changes.
It decreases.
Space only affects weight, not height.
It increases.
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If you spend time in zero gravity or in space, you will get taller. This is because while on Earth, the disks in your back are compressed under your weight due to gravity. In space, these disks expand, giving you a little room to grow.

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Do you know which metal is in its liquid state at room temperature?
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Mercury is the only metal that remains in its liquid form at room temperature. As a matter of fact, mercury doesn't reach its solid form until about -38 degrees Fahrenheit, which is pretty cold.

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In which city would you find the Louvre?
Washington, D.C.
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Paris is home to several great museums that house the world's finest art. Among those museums, you will find the Louvre, which has made cameos in several movies. It's the museum with the giant glass pyramid.


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Can you tell us the Roman name for the Greek god Poseidon?
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The majority of the Greek gods have Roman names as well. Each god had attributes and ruled over specific things. Poseidon (or Neptune) was the god of the sea, and he was often visualized with a trident.

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What is the capital city of Spain?
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While many believe that Barcelona is the capital of Spain, it is about half the size of Spain's actual capital, Madrid. Madrid is located in a centralized area of the country and is completely landlocked.

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How old is the sun?
About 5,000 years
About 500 years
About 5 million years
About 5 billion years
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Given the research and calculations of the leading scientists in the world, it is estimated that the sun is approximately 4.6 billion years old. This means that it is in the middle of its life cycle as a star.


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What are the oldest living things on Earth?
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While turtles can live over 100 years, scientists have found trees that have been alive for thousands of years, making it through several great natural disasters and earth-changing events.

20-Van Gogh
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Which of these is NOT a characteristic of impressionism?
Depicting the passage of time
Unusual visual angles
Visible brush strokes
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Impressionism does work toward accurate lighting and the changing qualities of light, but it does not focus on hyperrealism. The fact that viewers can see the brush strokes alone tells us that impressionism doesn't work toward hiding the medium.

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How often are the Olympic games held?
Every four years
Every two years
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The reason the Olympics are held every four years is that's how often they were held in Ancient Greece. The "Olympiad" was a four-year span of time that the Greeks used instead of years.


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Do you know how long it takes Jupiter to make one rotation?
About 745 days
34 days
34 hours
Under 10 hours
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Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system, but it is also the fastest rotating planet. Because it is a gas planet, Jupiter rotates faster around the equator, but only a few minutes faster each rotation.

23-Mom Dinner
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Can you find the verb in the sentence "Mom makes dinner for all of us."
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Verbs are action words; they describe what something is doing or being. In this sentence, the verb is "makes," and it shows that the mother is creating something (or putting something together), which is dinner in this case.

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Where would you put a comma in this sentence? "She walks all over the place."
After "walks"
Before "the"
After "she"
This sentence doesn't need a comma.
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Not every sentence needs a comma. While most people like to put commas just about everywhere, there are only specific cases where they are necessary. They are definitely used to separate the items in a list or before conjunctions that link two independent clauses.


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Who is the author of "The Great Gatsby"?
F. Scott Fitzgerald
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
J.D. Salinger
Marco Carpio
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"The Great Gatsby" has long been considered the great American novel. It follows a recent college graduate through interesting encounters in fictional villages on New York's Long Island.

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The line that goes from the exact center of a circle to the outer edge is known as what?
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The diameter of a circle is the line that goes straight through the middle and touches both edges. The circumference of the circle is the distance around the circle and the radius goes from the center to the edge.

27-Color Wheel
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Do you know which of these is NOT a warm color?
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Green is the beginning of the cold colors on the color wheel. Warm colors generally can be associated with heat, fire and warm environments. It is rare to see only cold or warm colors in any given work of art, but it is not unheard of.


28-Fools Gold
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What is fool's gold made of?
Iron pyrite
Real gold
Gold and copper
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Fool's gold is definitely not made out of gold. You can tell that it isn't regular gold because it forms in cube shapes. It may look like the most unnatural thing you've ever seen, but these cubic crystals can be found throughout the United States.

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Who wrote "The Nutcracker" score?
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Those of you who took music history, music theory or band classes know that Tchaikovsky was one of the most famous composers from the romantic period. Even if you don't know what he's done, chances are you've heard his work.

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Can you name the grammatical error found in the following sentence? "She walked for miles, she was lost."
Double negative
Double she
Comma splice
There is no error in this sentence.
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A comma splice occurs when a comma is used to separate two independent clauses (or two complete sentences). There are two ways to fix this error. You can replace the comma with a semi-colon or with a period.


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Do you know what the dark circle that expands and contracts in a human's eye is called?
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The pupil itself is actually a hole that is located in the center of the iris. It expands and retracts to allow light into the eye so it can strike the retina. It is black because all of the light is absorbed in it.

32-Bone Marrow
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Where do you find bone marrow?
In the center of the bone
Surrounding the bone
In the skin
In red blood cells
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Bone marrow is the substance in the center of bones. It's also where blood cells are produced and contains two different types of stem cells. It is one of the most important substances in a human's body.

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What does DNA stand for?
Ribonucleic acid
Deoxyribonucleic acid
Don't Never Answer
Derna Nucleo Acrid
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Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is created by two chains that wrap around each other. This is called a double helix. DNA is found in every living organism on earth. It helps scientists solve mysteries dating back millennia.


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In Kafka's "The Metamorphosis," what does the protagonist change into?
A dog
A frog
A giant bug
A princess
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Kafka's "The Metamorphosis" has been studied for decades in literature and language arts courses across the country. It is a story of the human condition and what happens when we wake up to considerable change.

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Which country has the most tornadoes?
The United States of America
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While other countries do encounter tornado activity, the United States faces far more. This is because the winds from both the Gulf of Mexico and the Rocky Mountains make the perfect conditions for funnel clouds and turbulent weather.

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