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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A whole number divisible only by the number 1 and itself
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.
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?
Clifford, the Big Red Dog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"?
A computer mouse
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
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.
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.