So you think you're smart, eh? Of course you do! You KNOW you're smart. You were always the kid with your hand up in class, begging to be called on by the teacher; the one who blurted out the answer because you just couldn't keep it bottled up. You go through books like a true bookworm, or, like the robot in "Short Circuit," flipping instantly from cover to cover and never forgetting a single word. You have a brain like a steel trap wrapped in a supercomputer.
We all know that IQ — or intelligence quotient, to give its full name — is not the be-all and end-all of intelligence. Some people have IQs in the 150s and still can't talk to another human being without coming off rather wooden and weird. Other folks are blessed with phenomenal raw computing power and a stunning excess of social skills. The latter may sound like you, but you just may find yourself running into a stumbling block with this quiz.
Go on and let's see how you do! And remember, if you manage to get at least 95% of the answers right, the smart thing to do would be to brag about it on social media!
Which comic strip features a dog named Snoopy?
Snoopy is featured in the "Peanuts" comic strip, along with other iconic characters such as Charlie Brown and Lucy and Linus van Pelt. The comic strip, created by Charles M. Schulz, ran from October 1950 to February 2000 and has since appeared in reruns.
Dorothy and Toto appeared in what film?
Dorothy and Toto were characters in "The Wizard of Oz." The movie, about a girl from Kansas who gets swept up in a tornado and befriends some memorable characters in the Land of Oz, first appeared in 1939 and starred actress Judy Garland.
What's the fastest land animal on earth?
The cheetah is considered the fastest land animal, reaching speeds of up to 75 mph. By comparison, Olympic runner Usain Bolt has recorded a top speed of nearly 28 mph, traveled over 100 meters.
What divides Earth's northern and southern hemispheres?
Earth is divided into two halves, called hemispheres, by an imaginary line known as the equator. Located at 0 degrees latitude, the equator is exactly halfway between the North Pole and South Pole.
How many dwarfs did Snow White live with?
Snow White lived with seven dwarfs. Their names were Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy and Dopey. The story of Snow White was .a German fairy tale created by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in 1812.
Which British king had six wives?
King Henry VIII (1491-1547) had six wives. Two saw their marriages annulled, two were beheaded for adultery and treason, and one died shortly after giving birth. Jane Seymour, who died after giving birth to Henry VIII's only legitimate son to survive infancy, is buried next to him in Windsor Castle.
Name the sport in which the terms "love" and "deuce" are part of the scoring system.
In tennis, "love" refers to a score of zero. The term "deuce" is used when the score is tied at 40-40. When that happens, a player must win the next two points in a row to win the game.
What are the tallest trees in the world?
Redwoods are the tallest trees in the world. Located near the coast in the northern half of California and in southern Oregon, these trees — whose scientific name is Sequoia sempervirens — can grow upwards of 300 feet.
Which field of science would you expect researchers to study things like supernovas and nebulae?
Astronomy is the study of objects found in space. A supernova occurs when a star explodes, causing a bright illumination. A nebula refers to a cloud of dust and gas that accumulates in space.
Which of the following is NOT a fruit?
Broccoli is not a fruit in this list. Pumpkins, tomatoes and avocados are among the list of fruits that most often get mistaken as vegetables. Fruits have seeds and develop from the flower of a plant, whereas vegetables grow from the roots, stems or leaves of a plant.
What type of animal is a frog?
A frog is a type of amphibian. Amphibians are cold-blooded vertebrates that are born in the water with gills but later develop lungs that allow them to live on land or in the water. Toads and salamanders are other examples of amphibians.
What is the approximate value of pi?
The approximate value of pi is 3.14. It is defined as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Each year, math enthusiasts recognize March 14 as Pi Day and celebrate it by eating pie!
What herb are cats sensitive to?
About half of all cats are sensitive to catnip because of an oil in the herb called nepetalactone. Some cats react by becoming extremely hyper or aggressive, while others become mellow. Eating the herb can also cause cats to become sedate.
Which island or group of islands is NOT part of the Caribbean?
While there are thousands of islands in the Caribbean, the volcanic islands of Fiji are not part of them. Rather, Fiji is located in the South Pacific, about 1,600 miles north of New Zealand.
Where was the first modern-day Olympic Games held?
The first modern-day Olympics was held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. The summer games did not return to Athens again until 2004. The Greeks also hosted the ancient Games, from 776 B.C. to 393 A.D.
Who invented the cotton candy machine?
Ironically, a dentist named William Morrison, along with candy maker John C. Wharton, invented the cotton candy machine in 1897. It was introduced at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis.
Who developed a polio vaccine?
Jonas Salk, an American physician and researcher, developed the first polio vaccine approved by the U.S. government in the mid-1950s. While Salk's vaccine was injected into the body with a needle, a second polio vaccine — developed in the '60s by microbiologist Albert Sabin — could be taken orally.
What is a prime number?
A prime number can only be divided evenly by the number 1 and itself. The numbers 3, 5, 7 and 11 are examples of prime numbers. Numbers that can be divided evenly by more than just these two factors are called composite numbers.
True or false? Only female mosquitoes bite.
Only female mosquitoes bite humans because they require protein from blood to help them produce eggs. Both male and female mosquitoes also feed on nectar found in plants and flowers.
Which U.S. president was assassinated in 1963?
President John F. Kennedy, the nation's 35th president, was assassinated on Nov. 22, 1963, while riding through downtown Dallas in a motorcade. He was 46 years old. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the crime.
Finish this sentence: A giraffe has the same number of neck bones as ______.
Giraffes and humans both have seven bones, called cervical vertebrae, that make up the neck. In fact, most mammals have seven cervical vertebrae. One exception would be the sloth, which could have more than seven.
Which fictional character is the companion of the Man with the Yellow Hat?
Curious George is the companion of the Man with the Yellow Hat. The first book in the "Curious George" series was released in America in 1941. More than 200 books about the curious monkey and his hat-wearing friend have since been published.
Which one of these states does NOT border Canada?
Wyoming is surrounded by six other states, but it does not touch the Canadian border. Nicknamed the "Equality State," Wyoming became the 44th state to join the Union on July 10, 1890.
How many continents are there on Earth?
There are seven continents on Earth. They are North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and Antarctica. Australia is the only continent that is also its own country, while Antarctica is the only continent without any countries.
Which of the following describes a group of crows?
A flock of crows is also known as a "murder." According to an old wives' tale, groups of crows would gather to decide the capital punishment of one of their members, leading to the term "murder."
What do you call the dot that appears above a lowercased "i"?
A tittle is the name for the dot that's used above a lowercased "i." It's also used for a lowercased "j." A tittle means a point or small sign, or a small part, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
What is the least populated country in the world?
Vatican City, with an estimated population of no more than 1,000 residents, is the least populated country in the world. Located in Italy, this city-state is the home of the Roman Catholic Church and where the pope lives.
Which one of these measures the longest distance?
A nautical mile is equivalent to 1.15 land miles, whereas one kilometer is equal to 0.62 miles and 1,800 yards equals 1.02 miles. Nautical miles are used for air and sea navigation.
How many planets are in our solar system?
There are eight planets in our solar system: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Pluto was once thought to be the ninth planet, but scientists reclassified it as a dwarf planet in 2006.
What is the plural of Prius?
The plural form of a Toyota Prius is Prii. The car manufacturer announced the decision in 2011, after asking the public to vote on what the plural form should be. "Prii" (pronounced "pree-eye") received 25% of the votes.
Which planet listed here is the only one that spins backwards?
Venus is the only planet in our solar system to rotate backwards, as compared to Earth. All other planets in our system, except for one, rotate counter-clockwise. Uranus rotates on its side, or at a 90-degree angle.
What device was originally called "X-Y position indicator for a display system"?
The computer mouse, invented by Doug Engelbart, was officially referred to as an "X-Y position indicator for a display system," according to the patent application filed in 1967. One theory for why the device was commonly called a "mouse" was because the cord at its end resembled a mouse's tail.
Which former first lady edited Michael Jackson's 1988 autobiography "Moonwalk"?
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis edited Michael Jackson's "Moonwalk" autobiography. The widow of President John F. Kennedy, the former first lady later became an editor at Doubleday, which published the book.
What part of their body do butterflies use to help them taste?
Butterflies rely on receptors on their feet to help them taste. When they eat, they use a part of their body known as the proboscis to help them suck nectar, sap and other liquids into their bodies.
How many oceans are there on Earth?
The five oceans are the Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern oceans. In the past, only four ocean basins were recognized, but nowadays, many countries recognize the Southern, or Antarctic, as a fifth basin.
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