Only People With An IQ Of 140 Or Higher Can Ace This 3rd Grade Test

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Do you remember your favorite subject from the 3rd grade? Was it Reading, where you enjoyed classics like "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Charlotte's Web"? Or Math, where you solved tough, "real-life" problems about picking apples and speeding trains? Or maybe it was Science, where you got to learn all about cool animals and outer space!

Whatever it was, we hope you were paying close attention and not counting down the minutes until recess, because this quiz is going to challenge how much you really remember from those days at your desk. Are you really as smart as a 3rd grader? Let's find out!

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1. Cheetahs, wolves, and bears are all examples of...

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  1. Predators
  2. Prey
  3. Herbivores
  4. Dinosaurs
A predator is an animal that naturally hunts other animals, which are known as its prey. Some common examples of predator/prey relationships are lions and antelopes, foxes and rabbits, and bears and fish.
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2. What is the only continent without a native population?

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  1. Asia
  2. South America
  3. Africa
  4. Antarctica
The continent of Antarctica has no native population and no permanent residents, but around 1,100 people live and work on its research stations and field camps at various times throughout the year.
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3. How do you contract the words "they are"?

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  1. They're
  2. Their
  3. There
  4. Theyre
To contract "they" and "are", simply remove the "a" from "are" and replace it with an apostrophe: "they're". Contractions are often used in speaking and casual writing.
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4. In addition to being the first president of the United States, George Washington was a...

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  1. Spice trader
  2. Blacksmith
  3. Military general
  4. Doctor
George Washington was an esteemed military general! Did you know that he never actually chopped down a cherry tree? Mason Locke Weems, one of his biographers, invented this myth after Washington's death.
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5. In which book does a young girl fall through a rabbit hole and into a fantasy world?

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  1. Charlotte's Web
  2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  3. Green Eggs and Ham
  4. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" is an 1865 novel by the English author, Lewis Carroll. It's considered one of the best examples of the literary nonsense genre, making it popular with children and adults alike.
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6. In football you score a "touchdown", but in baseball you score a:

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  1. Home run
  2. Basket
  3. Hole-in-one
  4. Goal
A home run is scored when a batter hits the ball in such a way that they can circle all the bases and reach home plate. The word comes from horse racing, where it was synonymous with "home stretch".
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7. How do plants transform light into energy?

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  1. Photosynthesis
  2. Metabolism
  3. Homeostasis
  4. Metabolism
Photosynthesis is a chemical reaction in which plants use carbon dioxide, water, and light to produce the food they need to survive. The world's forests actually store almost 1/3 of the world's carbon dioxide emissions!
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8. Sam's mom asked him to buy 2 dozen cupcakes. How many does he need?

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  1. 12
  2. 24
  3. 36
  4. 2
One dozen equals 12 cupcakes. Multiply that by 2, and Sam's got 24 delicious cupcakes to bring home to his mom!
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9. What do you call the series of vertebrae from the skull to the small of the back?

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  1. Shin
  2. Spleen
  3. Skull
  4. Spine
The spine is our body's central support system. Not only does it help us stay upright, but it also connects the different parts of our skeleton to each other.
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10. A baby sheep is called a...

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  1. Calf
  2. Foal
  3. Pup
  4. Lamb
A baby sheep is a lamb! A baby cow is a calf, a baby horse is a foal, and a baby dog is a pup.
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11. Find the synonym of "great".

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  1. Grateful
  2. Excellent
  3. Grate
  4. Insignificant
A synonym is a word with the same meaning as another word. "Great" and "excellent" are synonyms because they both mean "of high quality".
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12. In "The Wizard of Oz", the protagonist is named:

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  1. Dorothy
  2. Aunt Em
  3. Munchkin Mayor
  4. Professor Marvel
The protagonist is the main character of a work. In "The Wizard of Oz", that's the brown-haired girl from Kansas, Dorothy!
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13. Which of the following is NOT a natural disaster?

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  1. Oil spill
  2. Tsunami
  3. Hurricane
  4. Flood
A natural disaster is a natural event that causes great damage or loss of life. An oil spill is NOT a natural disaster because it is caused by humans, not by nature.
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14. How do our bodies break down and absorb the food we eat?

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  1. Skeletal system
  2. Nervous system
  3. Digestive system
  4. Circulatory system
The digestive system is responsible for getting food into and out of our bodies and using the nutrients from the food to keep us healthy. It includes the mouth, stomach, small intestine, and more.
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15. What's the name of the galaxy that contains our solar system?

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  1. The Big Dipper
  2. Orion
  3. The Milky Way
  4. The Sun & Friends
The Milky Way is the name of the galaxy that contains the sun and the planets which orbit around it, like Earth. It got its name from the Ancient Latin, "via lactea", or "road of milk", due to its white and creamy appearance.
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16. In the game of UNO, you should say "uno" when you have THIS many cards left.

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  1. 3
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 0
According to the rules of the card game UNO, players should call out "uno!" when they have one card left in their hand. "Uno" means "one" in Spanish and Italian!
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17. Which food group includes bread, pasta, and rice?

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  1. Wheat
  2. Browns
  3. Legumes
  4. Grains
The grains food group includes foods like bread, tortillas, rice, pasta, cereals, and other grains like oats, cornmeal, and barley. These foods are often a good source of Vitamin B, iron, and fiber.
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18. What is the word "kickball" in "Kim plays kickball during recess"?

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  1. Pronoun
  2. Object
  3. Preposition
  4. Conjunction
"Kickball" is the object of the sentence because it is the word that is receiving the action ("play") by the subject ("Kim").
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19. Dinosaurs no longer walk the earth! This means they are...

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  1. Extinct
  2. Evolving
  3. Endangered
  4. Exiled
Dinosaurs have been extinct for 65 million years! This means the species no longer has any living members, despite what movies like "Jurassic Park" would have you believe...
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20. Can you identify this shape?

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  1. Cone
  2. Cylinder
  3. Parallelogram
  4. Trapezoid
A cylinder is a three-dimensional solid with a circle at its base and top. What's an everyday example of a cylinder? Grab a can of soda and see for yourself!
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21. What do Americans celebrate on the 4th of July?

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  1. The invention of fireworks
  2. America's independence from England
  3. Columbus discovering America
  4. The end of World War II
On the 4th of July in 1776, the thirteen American colonies claimed their independence from England, eventually leading to the formation of the United States of America as we know it!
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22. Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, and the Three Billy Goats Gruff are all examples of...

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  1. Furry tails
  2. Fairy tales
  3. Ferry tables
  4. Very tells
A fairy tale is a children's story about imaginary or magical lands and beings, such as fairies, dragons, and of course princes and princesses!
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23. Which ocean is between the United States and China?

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  1. Arctic Ocean
  2. Indian Ocean
  3. Pacific Ocean
  4. Atlantic Ocean
If you look on a map, you'll see that the Pacific Ocean lies between the US and China. Did you know? The Pacific Ocean is wider than it is long!
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24. Sharks breathe through their gills, like what kind of animal?

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  1. Crustacean
  2. Mammal
  3. Reptile
  4. Fish
Don't let their large size fool you. Sharks breathe through their gills, which make them fish.
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25. How many stars are on the American flag?

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  1. 75
  2. 30
  3. 50
  4. 12
Each star on the flag corresponds to a US state, so the American flag waves proudly with 50 stars.
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26. If Susie picks 3 apples every day, how many apples does she have after 1 week?

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  1. 3 apples
  2. 21 apples
  3. 12 apples
  4. 42 apples
This one is simple when you remember there are 7 days in 1 week. 3 x 7 = 21!
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27. Which countries border the United States?

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  1. Canada & Mexico
  2. North America & South America
  3. England & France
  4. Alaska & Hawaii
The United States is bordered by Canada in the north and Mexico in the south. England and France are in Europe. Alaska and Hawaii are states. North and South America are continents!
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28. "Cubist" art is associated with THIS Spanish painter:

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  1. Michelangelo
  2. Rembrandt
  3. Pablo Picasso
  4. Andy Warhol
Pablo Picasso is typically associated with the early 20th-century art style called Cubism. It features simple geometric shapes, interlocking planes, and collage.
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29. Who owns the factory in Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"?

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  1. Willy Wonka
  2. Grandpa Joe
  3. Augustus Gloop
  4. Veruca Salt
This classic children's novel is about a little boy named Charlie who wins a tour of the candy factory run by the eccentric chocolatier, Willy Wonka.
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30. A reptile's body temperature varies according to its environment because it's...

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  1. Warm-blooded
  2. Hot-blooded
  3. Cold-blooded
  4. Bloodless
Cold-blooded animals, like reptiles, adjust their body temperatures to their environments, which is why you will often find lizards basking in the sun!
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31. At the start of every sports game, Americans sing the National Anthem:

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  1. "America the Beautiful"
  2. "Yankee Doodle"
  3. "The Pledge of Allegiance"
  4. "The Star-Spangled Banner"
"O say can you see..." is the opening line of "The Star-Spangled Banner", the national anthem of the United States of America.
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32. You started the month with 26 bars of chocolate. You ate 17. How many do you have left?

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  1. 7
  2. 8
  3. 9
  4. 11
Got a sweet tooth? If you buy 26 chocolate bars and eat 17, you will have 9 bars left to enjoy.
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33. Which language did the Ancient Romans primarily speak?

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  1. Romanian
  2. English
  3. Latin
  4. Italian
The Ancient Romans spoke Latin, which led to our modern-day Romance languages like Italian, French, Spanish, Romanian, and more.
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34. "Kevin walks _____ the park on his way to school". Which word is missing?

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  1. True
  2. Threw
  3. Trough
  4. Through
"Through" is a preposition meaning "moving in one side and out of the other side". Despite their similar spellings, the other options all have different meanings.
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35. What covers over 70% of the Earth's surface?

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  1. Water
  2. Land
  3. Trees
  4. Cities
Even though we spend most of our time on land, 71% of the Earth is actually covered by water. Feel like going for a sail now?
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36. The SMALLEST food group in the food pyramid is...

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  1. Fruit & vegetables
  2. Meat
  3. Fat, oil & sweets
  4. Grains
Unfortunately, the smallest food group in the food pyramid (the one which should be the smallest part of our daily diet) is comprised of fats, oils, and sweets.
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37. In the court of law, the jury gives a...

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  1. Proclamation
  2. Verdict
  3. Euology
  4. Edict
After listening to the arguments from the prosecution and defense, the jury issues a verdict (or decision) on the case.
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38. When you boil water, steam is produced through the process of:

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  1. Evaporation
  2. Condensation
  3. Evolution
  4. Petrification
Evaporation is the process by which liquid turns into vapor as it changes from a liquid to gaseous state.
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39. Both humans and whales are examples of...

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  1. Homo sapiens
  2. Fish
  3. Crustaceans
  4. Mammals
Although one lives on land and the other in the water, both humans and whales are mammals: warm-blooded vertebrates that give birth to live young. Only humans are considered homo sapiens.
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40. How many Great Lakes are there?

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  1. 2
  2. 5
  3. 3
  4. 10
There are five Great Lakes of North America: Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario. The largest is Lake Superior, with 31,700 square miles.
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41. What do you call this style of writing?

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  1. Mistral
  2. Print
  3. Cursive
  4. Gothic
Cursive is a style of penmanship in which some of the written characters are joined together, usually for the purpose of faster writing. As typing has become more commonplace, cursive is no longer a mandatory subject, although many schools still teach it.
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42. What are the "tubes" that transport blood around your body?

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  1. Lungs
  2. Veins
  3. Intestines
  4. Ligaments
Veins are blood vessels that carry blood towards the heart. Although blood is always red, veins appear blue because light has to penetrate the skin to illuminate them, and blue light penetrates more successfully than red.
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43. Christopher Columbus sailed the Niña, Pinta, and...

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  1. San Marina
  2. Sal Margarita
  3. Santa Maria
  4. Sant Magdalena
In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue with the Niña, Pinta, and Santa Maria on his expedition to the West Indies. Instead, he discovered the Americas!
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44. Shakespeare's 14-line love poems are known as...

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  1. Limericks
  2. Sonnets
  3. Haikus
  4. Scripts
A sonnet is a 14-line poem written in iambic pentameter with one or several rhyme schemes and a thematic structure. Shakespeare's most famous sonnets centered on themes of love.
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45. In a democracy, rulers are elected by:

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  1. Kings & queens
  2. Citizens
  3. The Senate
  4. Military
A democracy is a government selected by the people over whom it rules. The United States is an example of a democracy because every four years, American citizens vote for their next president.
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46. When you mix red and blue, you get...

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  1. Green
  2. Purple
  3. Yellow
  4. Orange
When the two primary colors red and blue are blended together, they create the secondary color, purple.
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47. Montpelier is the capital of which US state?

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  1. Maine
  2. Vermont
  3. Georgia
  4. New Hampshire
Montpelier is the capital of Vermont, the 14th state of the United States. It's known for its stunning fall colors!
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48. Find the antonym of "poor":

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  1. Rich
  2. Penniless
  3. Greedy
  4. Pore
An antonym is a word that is opposite in meaning to another word, which means that the antonym of "poor" is "rich".
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49. What kind of instrument is the tambourine?

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  1. Woodwind
  2. Brass
  3. String
  4. Percussion
The tambourine is a percussion instrument with the appearance of a small hand-held drum featuring small pairs of jingles (like little cymbals) in slots around its frame.
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50. "Blue" and "blew" are:

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  1. Homophones
  2. Palindromes
  3. Antonyms
  4. Tongue-twisters
Homophones are two or more words with the same pronunciation but different meanings. That is to say, "blue" and "blew" sound the same when you say them out loud, but one is a color and the other the past tense of "blow".
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