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Do you think you're smart? Of course you do! You KNOW you're smart. You were always the kid with his hand up. The one who blurts out the answer because you just can't bottle it up. You munch 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 an Intel 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 150's and still can't talk to another human being without coming off rather wooden and weird. Other people, however, are blessed with phenomenal raw computing power and a stunning excess of social skill. If the latter sounds like you, then you're going to be really gracious when even you, with your superlative mind and your stellar qualifications, cannot get all 35 of the questions in this quiz right.

Click on through and let's see how you do! And remember, if you do successfully hit the big 3-0, the smart thing to do is brag about it on social media.

How many continents are on Earth?

There are seven continents on Earth. They are Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe and Australia.

Speaking of prime numbers. What is a prime number?

A prime number is a number that is divisible only by the number one and itself. The numbers 3, 5, and 11 are examples of prime numbers.

Which of the following is NOT a fruit?

Broccoli is not a fruit. Although we often think of pumpkin and tomatoes as vegetables, they are both actually fruits.

Which of the following describes a flock of crows?

A flock of crows is called a murder. Old wives tales once said that flocks of crows gathered to decide the fate of one of their members.

Which British king had six wives?

Henry VIII had six wives. He had two of them executed.

What type of animal is a frog?

A frog is a type of amphibian. Amphibians live on both the land and in the sea.

What divides the Earth's northern and southern hemispheres?

The Earth is divided into two equal halves by the equator. The two halves are called hemispheres.

True or False? Only female mosquitoes bite.

In most mosquito species, only the females bite. They need a blood meal to be able to produce eggs.

What U.S. president was assassinated in 1963?

John F. Kennedy was assassinated in November 1963 while on a visit to Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for the crime.

What is the name for the dot that is used above a lower case "i"?

A tittle is the name for the dot that is used above a lower case "i." It is also used for a lower case "j."

Who developed the first polio vaccine?

Jonas Salk developed the first successful polio vaccine. Bonus points if you know that his middle name was Edward.

What is the plural of Prius?

The official plural of Prius is Prii. Yup, Toyota made it official in 2011.

What device was originally called "X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System"?

The computer mouse was originally called a "X-Y Position Indicator for a Display System." Thank goodness we don't still call it that.

True or False? Domestic dogs are omnivores.

This is true. Domestic dogs are omnivores that enjoy meat and veggies.

What is the sum of all of the numbers on a roulette wheel?

The sum of all of the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666. That can't be good luck.

What is the term used to describe a male cat?

A male cat is called a tom. Bonus points if you know that a female cat might be called either a molly or a queen.

What former first lady edited Michael Jackson's 1988 autobiography Moonwalk?

Jackie Kennedy edited Michael Jackson's 1988 autobiography Moonwalk. Jackie was an editor at Doubleday.

What 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 Man captured George with his hat.

True or False: You have to shake a Polaroid picture for it to develop.

This is actually false. In fact, according to the company, shaking a Polaroid picture may actually damage it.

What comic strip features a dog named Snoopy?

Snoopy is featured in the comic strip Peanuts. Bonus points if you remember that Snoopy is a beagle.

What planet is the only one that spins backward?

Venus is the only planet in our solar system that spins backward. Venus is the second planet from the sun and also the hottest planet in our solar system.

True or False? Some lobsters are blue.

This is actually true. Some lobsters are affected by a rare genetic disorder which causes them to turn blue.

How many dwarfs does Snow White live with?

Snow White lives with seven dwarfs. Their names are Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy and Dopey.

Dorothy and Toto appeared in what film?

Dorothy and Toto appeared in The Wizard of Oz. Bonus points if you remember that Toto was a terrier.

What herb drives cats wild?

Catnip drives cats wild. And, not just domestic cats either. Even big cats like lions and tigers love catnip.

Is Pluto a planet?

Pluto is no longer a planet. Once the ninth planet in our solar system, a number of factors led scientists to redefine the terms of what makes a planet a planet.

What professional invented the cotton candy machine?

A dentist named William Morrison invented the cotton candy machine in 1897. He had help from candy maker John C. Wharton.

True or False? Baby carrots are actually miniature carrots.

Baby carrots are actually small carrots cut from larger, ugly carrots. The ugly, bent carrots cannot be marketed, so by cutting them into smaller carrots, less goes to waste.

What is the hottest planet in our solar system?

Venus is the hottest planet in our solar system. Venus is the second planet from the sun.

Which of the following planets does NOT have rings?

The Earth does not have rings. Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune all have rings.

Killer whales are actually what type of animal?

Killer whales are actually a type of dolphin. Killer whales are also called Orcas.

True or False? A giraffe has the same number of neck bones as a human.

This is actually true. A giraffe has the same number of vertebrae as a human neck, even though their necks can grow to be nearly eight feet long.

What do butterflies use to taste?

Butterflies use their feet to taste. Their taste receptors are in their feet, so they stand on their food to taste it.

What is the most traded currency in the world?

The U.S. dollar is the most traded currency in the world. The euro, yen and pound are also heavily traded.

Which animal is widely believed to be the first one humans domesticated?

Although there is debate, it is widely believed that wolves were first domesticated about 15,000 years ago, making them the earliest domesticated species, eventually leading to the modern dog.

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