If You Crush This Quiz, Your IQ Is In The Top 1%

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Are you an everyday genius? Do you know everything about everything? To pass this quiz you'll need to be an expert in astronomy, pop culture, geography, animal sciences, history, archeology, and random facts. (Do you know, for example, what the first soft drink to enter space was? For that matter, are you capable enough to have entered space with that soft drink?) If you're Einstein mixed with Indiana Jones, you may just have a chance.

You suspect that your IQ is through the roof. But you won't know it until you take this quiz!

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1. Which dog's sense of smell can be used in a court of law?

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  1. A chow chow
  2. A pug
  3. A bloodhound
  4. A bulldog
Did you know that a bloodhound's sense of smell is so acute that it can follow tracks over 300 hours old?
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2. Name the smallest country in the world:

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  1. Jamaica
  2. Samoa
  3. Grenada
  4. The Vatican
Vatican City is an independent city-state that mints its own money, issues its own passports, and has its own flag and anthem!
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3. Which of these fruits DOES NOT grow on trees?

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  1. Peaches
  2. Apples
  3. Pineapples
  4. Pears
Did you know that Hawaii produces about 1/3 of all pineapples in the world? If you're anxious for yours to ripen, try storing it upside down.
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4. What natural phenomenon does the moon control?

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  1. Tornados
  2. The tides
  3. Wind storms
  4. Rain
The Earth's moon is the fifth-largest in our solar system. Our moon orbits the Earth every 27.3 days.
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5. Which magical game, pictured below, is now played on college campuses worldwide?

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  1. Quidditch
  2. Dejarik
  3. Jumanji
  4. Tri-dimensional chess
Wondering how to invent something as magical as Quidditch? J.K. Rowling invented the game after having a fight with her then-boyfriend and storming off to a pub to have a drink.
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6. The first soft drink to enter space was...

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  1. Gingerale
  2. Fanta
  3. 7-UP
  4. Coca Cola
Coca-Cola was the first soft drink in space. No wonder. To date, the company has manufactured over 10 billion gallons of syrup. That's over 15,000 Olympic swimming pools full.
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7. Black boxes in planes were originally black. Now they are what color?

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  1. Brown
  2. Pink
  3. Orange
  4. Purple
Australia invented the first black boxes in the 1950s. While they were originally black, they were later painted orange in order to make them easier to find in crash sites.
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8. Who was the last Egyptian Pharoah?

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  1. Khufu
  2. Leonidas
  3. Cleopatra
  4. Genghis Khan
Cleopatra was a bookworm. She spoke up to a dozen languages and was an expert in mathematics, philosophy, oratory, and astronomy.
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9. Where is the smallest bone in the human body?

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  1. The ear
  2. The stomach
  3. The arm
  4. The leg
Did you know that your inner ear is the circumference of a pencil eraser? You can thank tiny hairs inside your ear for your ability to hear. Don't try to remove them! You'd turn deaf!
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10. On what continent is Montevideo?

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  1. Australia
  2. North America
  3. Asia
  4. South America
Montevideo, Uruguay (South America) hosted the first FIFA Soccer World Cup in 1930.
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11. A person who makes you laugh is:

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  1. Hewmorous
  2. Humerus
  3. Hoomerous
  4. Humorous
Synonyms for humorous include: amusing, comic, droll, entertaining, hilarious, playful, pleasant, farcical, jocose, jocular, laughable, ludicrous, merry, and witty.
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12. How many stripes are there on the American Flag?

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  1. 13
  2. 50
  3. 2
  4. 7
The 13 stripes on the US flag stand for the 13 original, British colonies. The flag's fifty stars represent the country's 50 states.
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13. Name THIS animal, pictured below, that is immune to snake venom:

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  1. Mouse
  2. Turtle
  3. Opossum
  4. Bear
Scientists have been studying Virginia opossums since the 1940s, in hopes that they could be the key to an anti-venom. Ground squirrels and honey badgers also have some natural immunity to snakes.
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14. Who is the most successful solo-artist in the history of the American singles chart?

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  1. Mariah Carey
  2. Madonna
  3. Selena Gomez
  4. Billy Joel
Madonna has recorded an impressive 12 top-placed songs on the Billboard Hot 100 and eight top-placed albums on the Billboard 200.
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15. What is the largest and deepest ocean in the world?

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  1. The Arctic Ocean
  2. The Pacific Ocean
  3. The Mediterranean Sea
  4. The Indian Ocean
The Pacific Ocean spans 60 million square miles. The Pacific's Mariana Trench is home to the deepest spot on Earth, the Challenger Deep. It's deeper than Mt. Everest is tall!
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16. Botanically, what is a cucumber?

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  1. A berry
  2. A fruit
  3. A tuber vegetable
  4. A flower
Botanically, cucumbers aren't vegetables. They are fruits! Why? They grow from flowers and contain seeds.
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17. Which indigenous people inhabited ancient Peru?

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  1. The Incas
  2. The Inuit
  3. The Ogoni
  4. The Maori
The Incas created impressive roadways stretching more than 3,250 miles from Chile to Colombia! Messengers riding llamas along these roads would travel up to 149 miles a day!
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18. A housecat is genetically 95.6% what?

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  1. Bear
  2. Tiger
  3. Fox
  4. Mongoose
Tiger! Did you know that a housecat's brain contains 300 million neurons? How many do dogs' brains have? 160 million.
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19. On which planet, other than Earth, has water been found?

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  1. Neptune
  2. Uranus
  3. Saturn
  4. Mars
Mars is home to the tallest mountain in our solar system, Olympus Mons. How high is it? 13.6 miles high, or two and a half times Mount Everest's height.
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20. The Oscar-winning movie, Shawshank Redemption, is based on a book by which horror author?

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  1. Mark Twain
  2. Edgar Allan Poe
  3. Roald Dahl
  4. Stephen King
Stephen King used to play guitar in a band of famous writers, including Amy Tan, Dave Barry, Mitch Albom, Barbara Kingsolver, Matt Groening, and Ridley Pearson.
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21. An acceptable, vegan substitute for eggs is:

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  1. Cheese
  2. Cream
  3. Chickpeas
  4. Butter
Try substituting 3 tablespoons of aquafaba for one whole egg. What is aquafaba? Whipped Chickpea brine.
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22. In the United States it's the "pharmacy", in the UK it's:

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  1. The biologist
  2. The chemist
  3. The toy store
  4. The 7-11
In the UK, the "chemist" is not oly the place, but also the person who sells and prepares medicines (i.e. a pharmacist).
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23. In what city did Oktoberfest originate?

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  1. Mexico City, Mexico
  2. Milan, Italy
  3. Brussels, Belgium
  4. Munich, Germany
The first Oktoberfest was held on October 12, 1812, in Munich, Germany. Why? To celebrate the marriage between the crown prince of Bavaria (King Louis I) to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.
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24. Who was the only unanimously elected US president?

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  1. Ronald Reagan
  2. Franklin Roosevelt
  3. Bill Clinton
  4. George Washington
Did you know that George Washington did not have a middle name? Neither did 15 of the first 20 US presidents.
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25. Which animal has the largest brain in the world?

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  1. The rhinoceros
  2. The blue whale
  3. The dolphin
  4. The elephant
A blue whale's heart beats at between 25 to 37 beats per minute. A human's? 60 to 100 beats per minute.
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26. Who wrote "A Midsummer Night's Dream"?

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  1. George Orwell
  2. Victor Hugo
  3. Tennessee Williams
  4. Shakespeare
William Shakespeare didn't only write "A Midsummer Night's Dream"! He wrote 37 plays and at least 150 poems in his lifetime.
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27. What's further west, Alaska or Hawaii?

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  1. Hawaii
  2. Alaska
29,000 square miles of Alaska is covered by over 100,000 glaciers. It's largest glacier, Malaspina, measures 850 square miles.
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28. What sport did the Ancient Chinese invent?

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  1. Hockey
  2. Soccer
  3. Water polo
  4. Volleyball
The ancient Chineses sport of cuju ("kickball") is astonishingly similar to soccer. Cuju was popularly played in the Chinese Song Dynasty (960 to 1279 AD).
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29. Which body part never stops growing?

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  1. The shin
  2. The knee
  3. The nose
  4. The shoulder
Neither your nose nor your ear stops growing! Did you know that your nose regulates the temperature of the air that you breathe, warming it or cooling it to adjust to your body temperature?
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30. Marathon runners complete around 42 kilometers. How many miles?

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  1. 3
  2. 7
  3. 100
  4. 26
The total distance of a marathon is 26.2 miles (around 504 times the size of a standard football field).
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31. Where is the Liberty Bell?

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  1. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  2. Detroit, Michigan
  3. New York, New York
  4. San Francisco, California
Do you know what is written on the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania? “Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof".
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32. Who is Simba's love interest in the Lion King?

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  1. Nala
  2. Zazu
  3. Pumbaa
  4. Gabriela
Nala is Simba's lifelong best friend and, eventually, wife. Nala's story might have been quite different, though. In an unwritten version of the movie, Nala was to be banished from Pride Rock after ignoring Scar’s romantic advances.
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33. Identify the prime number:

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  1. 6
  2. 17
Prime numbers are divisible only by themselves and 1. Did you know that the only even prime number is 2?
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34. Complete the sentence: My______________ condo is right by the beach.

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  1. Familees
  2. Families
  3. Family's
  4. Familys'
My family's condo is right by the beach. My family's house is on a mountaintop, though.
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35. One of the most earthquake-prone areas in the world is:

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  1. Lake Constance, Germany
  2. La Guajira, Colombia
  3. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  4. The Ring of Fire, Pacific Ocean
The “Ring of Fire”, located in the pacific basin, is named after its 25,000 mile-long chain of volcanoes.
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36. People belonging to which ROARING zodiac sign are more likely to hit the gym than others?

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  1. Aquarius
  2. Pisces
  3. Leo
  4. Libra
While not definitive, a study of 10,000 women in the UK found that Leos were twice as likely to be gym-goers than other zodiac signs.
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37. Soldiers used THIS during World War I to make sure their gas masks were clean:

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  1. Grasshoppers
  2. Pigeons
  3. Foxes
  4. Gold fish
How did goldfish help ensure that soldiers during World War I stay safe from poisonous gasses? Soldiers would wash and rinse the water s attacks, the gas masks were washed and rinsed. And if the rinsing water killed a goldfish, the masks were likely still poisonous.
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38. What is the oldest continuously inhabited city on the earth?

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  1. Rotterdam, Holland
  2. Damascus, Syria
  3. Buenos Aires, Argentina
  4. Heidelberg, Germany
When he visited Damascus, Syria in 1867, Mark Twain wrote: "to Damascus, years are only moments, decades are only flitting trifles of time. She measures time not by days and months and years, but by the empires she has seen rise and prosper and crumble to ruin. She is a type of immortality".
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39. Jesus multiplied bread and WHAT to feed 5,000 people?

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  1. Pizza
  2. Bison
  3. Grapes
  4. Fish
According to Matthew 14:13-21, Jesus multiplied five loaves and two fish into enough food to feed 5,000 people.
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40. The highest-grossing movie of all time, world wide, is:

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  1. Avengers: Endgame
  2. Titanic
  3. The Wizard of Oz
  4. Jurassic Park
In 2019, Avengers: Endgame became the highest-grossing movie of all time, making $2,790,200,000.
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41. Which of these animals can fly?

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  1. Turtles
  2. Guinea Pigs
  3. Salamanders
  4. Snakes
There are five recognized species of flying snakes. These snakes can reach up to an impressive 4-feet long and can glide up to 330 feet through the air.
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42. The universal blood type is:

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  1. D
  2. A +
  3. 0 -
  4. AB
7% of the world has O- blood. O- blood is particularly useful in treating premature babies and cancer patients.
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43. Which of the following presidents was assasinated in 1901?

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  1. George Bush
  2. William McKinley
  3. John Adams
  4. Jimmy Carter
On September 6, 1901, President William McKinley was assassinated by anarchist, Leon Czolgosz. Czolgosz was electrocuted for his crime a month and a half later, on October 29, 1901.
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44. Which insect can pull 1,141 times its own body weight?

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  1. Flies
  2. Crickets
  3. The dung beetle
  4. Earwigs
Dung beetles are the strongest insects on the planet, and can be found on every continent except Antarctica.
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45. The princess kissed the:

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  1. Toad
  2. Towed
  3. Tode
  4. Toed
Why did the princess kiss the toad? According to the original Grimm version, she didn't need to! She broke the spell simply by throwing the toad against the wall.
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46. What makes up 7% of your total body weight?

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  1. Water
  2. Bones
  3. Muscles
  4. Blood
Blood makes up around 7% of your weight. Then again, much of blood -- and 90% of your blood plasma -- is water.
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47. If you want to visit the Eiffel Tower, go to:

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  1. Paris, France
  2. Marseilles, France
  3. Florence, Italy
  4. Avignon, France
Sorry, folks! The Eiffel Tower is off the market. In 2008, a woman married Paris' Eiffel Tower, and changed her name to Erika La Tour Eiffel.
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48. Which famous children's book was almost named "Alice’s Hour in Elfland"?

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  1. Go Ask Alice
  2. Princess Alice and the Dreadful Dragon
  3. Alice In Wonderland
  4. Alice The Fairy
Who isn't a fan of Alice in Wonderland? England's Queen Victoria certainly was! She was so taken with it that she asked that Lewis Carroll dedicate his next book to her. He did so. What was it? "An Elementary Treatise on Determinants, With Their Application to Simultaneous Linear Equations and Algebraic Equations".
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49. Which is bigger, 100 or 10 to the power of 2?

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  1. They are the same
  2. 100
  3. 10
  4. 10 to the power of 2 doesn't exist
They're exactly the same! 10 to the power of 2 is equal to 10 X 10, which is equal to 100.
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50. To make Tequila, what ingredient do you need?

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  1. Grapes
  2. Blueberries
  3. Honey
  4. Agave
Tequila is made up of at least 51% blue agave, but tequilas that are made up of 100% blue agave are top-notch!
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