Can You Pass This Difficult Knowledge Test?

By: Annette

Can You Pass This Difficult Knowledge Test?
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About This Quiz

Did you know that an IQ score of 130 is considered to be in the gifted range? It also means that one has a "very superior" quality of intelligence. Well, are you tempted to take a test to see if you're within that range? This quiz of ours will definitely help you with that! Ace it and you're in!

Studies show that 100 is the average IQ score in America. That falls somewhere in the middle of the normal range of 85 to 115 or 90 to 105, depending on which IQ classification system you follow. So someone with an IQ of 110 to 119 is on the high average scale, while someone in the 120s is within the superior range already. And anyone above 130, especially someone in the 140-plus range, is considered to be very gifted or highly advanced.

Regardless of where you fall in these IQ ranges, the general idea is that an average person could freely take this quiz and still ace it. Sometimes it all depends on the luck of the draw, since you can't really predict what kind of questions these quizzes will throw at you and how they will mesh with your personal knowledge base. So yes, wit and luck go together sometimes - and it doesn't take a genius to figure that out!

So do you want to see if you're Mensa-ready? Do you want to earn bragging rights? Take this quiz now and discover just how much you really know!

Fruit Platter What fruit has seeds on the outside?
Strawberry
Only strawberries have seeds on the outside. These seeds are the fruit's ovaries, called "achenes."
Raspberry
Blackberry
Blueberries

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Skeleton in Classroom Where are one-quarter of your bones?
Skull
Arms
Feet
Believe it or not, one-quarter of your total bones are in your feet. Talk about a complex part of your anatomy!
Legs

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Storm over Ocean What is a bathyscaphe?
A reptile
A type of bird
A submersible vessel
A bathyscaphe is a type of submersible vessel. It's the vessel that deep-sea explorer Auguste Piccard used.
A sports car

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Vatican City What is the smallest country in the world?
Vatican City
Vatican City is the smallest country in the world. It measures only 0.2 square miles - smaller than Manhattan.
Monaco
Geordania
Nauru

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Adjusting Tie What does acclimatized mean?
Clamoring
Claimed value
Accustomed to the conditions
A person is acclimatized when they have adjusted to the temperature, altitude and other conditions in a location. Another word for this is acclimated.
Critical

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Whispering in Ear Where is the Eustachian tube?
Nose
Tongue
Ear
The Eustachian tube is found in the middle portion of the ear. The tube is about 35 mm long in adult humans.
Heart

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4
6
All insects have six legs. They also, for the most part, have four wings.
8
10

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Honey When does honey spoil?
10 years
30 years
Never
Honey is one of the only foods that never spoils. You could eat the ancient honey of our ancestors.
After 30 days

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Rainbow Bridge in Niagara Falls What famous landmark is moving backward?
Eiffel tower
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is constantly moving backward, due to erosion from the force of the water. It once eroded more than 3 feet per year, but with water diversion for hydro-electricity the falls now erode less than one foot per year.
Grand Canyon
Stonehenge

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Endocrinologist What does an endocrinologist​ specialize in?
Brain
Heart
Hormones
An endocrinologist is a doctor that specializes in hormones. If you're suspecting low-T, he or she is the doctor to see.
Teeth

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West Coast Which is farther west, Portland, OR, or Los Angeles, CA?
Portland
Portland, Oregon, is further west than Los Angeles. Reno, Nevada, is also slightly more to the west.
Los Angeles

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World Map with Countries Which of these is north of Maine?
Paris
Paris is actually north of the state of Maine. So is all of Great Britain.
Madrid
Angola
Venezuela

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Dr. Nakamatsu Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu is a famous inventor who _____ to stimulate his brain.
Cuts
Sings
Dr. Yoshiro Nakamatsu has invented over 3,500 things in our modern world. He is fighting cancer with many strategies, including singing to trigger cancer immunity in the brain.
Shakes
Sleeps

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Fruit & Veggie Crate What is the only fruit or veg never frozen or preserved?
Hearts of palm
Plantain
Lettuce
Lettuce is the only produce that is never frozen, canned, or preserved in any way. Just think of how gross canned lettuce would be!
Pickles

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In the solar system
In the neck
The hyoid bone is located in the neck. It's the only bone not attached to another bone.
In the periodic table
In the leg

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Adjusting Thermostat What is 20°C translated into Fahrenheit?
45°
68°
20°C translates into 68°F. This is the lower limit for what is defined as room temperature.
75°
15°

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Fresh Asparagus Which vegetable is perennial​?
Asparagus
Rhubarb
Both
Both asparagus and rhubarb can reproduce on their own. Many other vegetables must be replanted each year.

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Calendar & Clock How many seconds are in a year?
1,768,398
31,536,000
There are a total of 31,536,000 seconds in each year, not counting leap years. That's 60x60x24x365! Let's make them all count, you genius you.
100,987,937
5,325,467

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Watching Sports at Bar What is one sport where neither the spectators nor the players know the score?
Golf
Cycling
Boxing
Boxing is one sport where no one knows what the score is until the competition is done. No one knows who the technical leader is, either.
Ping Pong

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Goosebumps What is the pilomotor reflex?
Hiccuping
Goosebumps
The pilomotor reflex refers to the phenomenon of goosebumps raising on your skin. This can happen due to temperature​ or emotions.
Heart palpitations
Sneezing

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Stuffing Out Noise Which is the loudest animal on Earth, to the human ear?
Blue whale
The sperm whale is loudest, based on decibel levels. However, it's complicated, given questions of frequency and duration, plus sound in air vs. sound in water. Other candidates for the loudest include the sperm whale, pistol shrimp and bulldog bat.
Lion
Elephant
Howler monkey

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Question Mark on Paper How many punctuation marks are in English grammar?
10
14
There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. They are the period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe, question mark, exclamation point, quotation marks, brackets, parentheses, braces, and ellipses. And then there's the interrobang.
25
6

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Mathematics What do you get when you add up all the numbers from 1 to 100 consecutively?
335
2020
5,050
When you add up all those numbers consecutively, you come to 5,050. Go ahead and try it on a calculator.
1000

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USA Map What is the southernmost state in the continental U.S.?
Texas
Florida
Florida is the southernmost state in the continental U.S. Miami is the southernmost major metropolis. Hawaii, which is a state but not part of the continental U.S., is further south.
Hawaii
Tennessee

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Storytime with Mom Which famous children's book was illustrated by its author?
Peter Pan
Alice in Wonderland
Lewis Carroll, the author of "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," was also its original illustrator. Carroll was a mathematician at the time.
Good Night, Moon
Charlotte's Web

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Left-Handed What percentage of people are left-handed?
10%
About ten percent of humans are left-handed. Is it a myth that left-handed people are smarter? Don't ask a left-handed person.
20%
32%
50%

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Milky Way How is the Milky Way Galaxy shaped?
Ball
Donut
Disk
The Milky Way Galaxy is disk-shaped. There's a rod at the center of it, and then a series of arms spiraling around it.
Straight line

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Camper Under Milky Way How many stars are in the Milky Way?
100 to 400 billion
Astronomers estimate that there are 100 to 400 bbillion stars in the Milky Way alone. There are then countless other galaxies.
14 billion
600 to 900 trillion
200 billion

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Mount Rushmore Who was the 23rd president of the U.S.?
Harding
Roosevelt
Harrison
Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd president of the United States. He was president from 1889 to 1893.
Truman

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Alexander Graham Bell Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone and which of these?
Spark plug
Metal detector
Alexander Graham Bell invented many things. These include a metal detector, hydrofoil and audiometer.
Printer
Lightbulb

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Statue of Shakespeare How many plays did Shakespeare write?
28
31
37
The general consensus is that Shakespeare wrote 37 plays. That being said, there are theories that he didn't write them all.
22

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Pacific Islander How many letters are in the Hawaiian alphabet?
23
20
13
There are only 13 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet - five vowels and eight consonants. Communication is simple and easy when you're living the spirit of Aloha.
17

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Biological Cells How many cells are in the human body?
100 billion
1 trillion
37 trillion
Scientists estimate that there are 37.2 trillion cells in the human body. This will vary from person to person, of course.
15 billion

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Full Moon How much of the moon's surface can we see from Earth?
30%
49%
59%
From Earth, it's possible to see as much as 59% of the moon's surface. It's thanks to slight lunar wobbling that we're able to see so much of it.
50%

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Measuring Waistline Which burns more calories?
Watching TV
Sleeping
In the sleeping state, you burn more calories than while you're awake and watching television. Go to bed earlier!

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