Most People Use Only 10% of Their Brain. What Percent Do You Use?

ENTERTAINMENT

By: Kennita Leon

5 Min Quiz

Image: Shutterstock

About This Quiz

Brain capacity is not something that a lot of us think about on a daily basis, but it has been talked about a lot from the time we were young. Remember when most of us were young and our teachers were telling us to push ourselves because they knew that we could get the work? Well, the same applies to adult life. Are we content to just use the average 10% or lower or are we using more than that? This quiz will tell us what capacity of your brain you're using right now.

We're going to test your knowledge of some pretty basic things. Of course, we're going to add a few curveballs here and there, just to keep you on your toes and make sure you're as sharp as we think you are. And we're going to get a bit complicated for two seconds too. 

By the end of this quiz, and your brain may hurt depending on your capacity, we're going to tell you whether nearly all or your brain is dormant, or whether there are more than a few hopeful sparks of life in it. So, if you're ready to find out that particular bit of information, let's go ahead and get started on this quiz!

What were you like in preschool?

Advertisement

What group did you fit into in high school?

Advertisement

How do you think your teacher remembered you?

Advertisement

What was your favorite subject in high school?

Advertisement

Did you do any AP classes?

Advertisement

About how many exams have you failed in your lifetime?

Advertisement

What's your highest level of education?

Advertisement

Do you have plans of furthering your education?

Advertisement

What field do you work in?

Advertisement

What position do you hold at your job?

Advertisement

Why would your coworkers not like you?

Advertisement

For which of these reasons are you most likely to be fired?

Advertisement

How many degrees does a circle have?

Advertisement

What's the best number in the sequence? 7, 14, 28...

Advertisement

How many inches are there in a foot?

Advertisement

Which of the following is not a primary color?

Advertisement

How many sides does a nonagon have?

Advertisement

What animal did humans supposedly evolve from?

Advertisement

Which of these animals is a carnivore?

Advertisement

A chef has 25 pizzas. All but 5 go bad; how many does he have left?

Advertisement

How many months have 30 days?

Advertisement

Which of these is the largest?

Advertisement

Which length is the longest, a mile or a meter?

Advertisement

Which of these languages is spoken the most in Brazil?

Advertisement

What do you think emotional intelligence is?

Advertisement

How many hours of sleep do you get?

Advertisement

Which brain game is most fun for you?

Advertisement

How long does it take you to solve a Rubik cube?

Advertisement

Which of these foods really gets your mind going?

Advertisement

And how do you approach problems?

Advertisement

Explore More Quizzes

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!