Test Your Knowledge With The Ultimate IQ Quiz!



By: Bri O.

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From general knowledge and trivia to logic problems, this quiz tests your skills on a variety of subjects. How smart are you really? Play on to find out!

How many days are in a leap year?

A typical year consists of 365 days, but every four years an extra day is added to the calendar at the end of February. The next leap year is 2020.


What is the square root of 144?

The history of the square root dates back to 800 BC. Indian mathematicians at the time used similar methods as the Babylonians later would in 1900 BC and the Ancient Egyptians in 1800 BC.


Which is least like the others ...?

Female elephants have the longest gestational period of all mammals at a whopping 22 months. It makes sense considering the fact that the African elephant is the largest land mammal currently living.


What is the capital of Montana?

Montana's capital city owes its roots to a gold rush. Where a few men decided to mine in hopes of striking rich led to others and eventually the government following close behind. The population grew enough to be considered a city, and eventually was booming enough to be the capital.


What comes next in the following sequence: 2, 7, 17, 37, ___?

The sequence progresses according the the following formula: (n x 2) + 3. So, (37 x 2) + 3 = 77.


Which number best completes the following analogy: 9:3 as 18:__?

The analogy is completed by dividing the first number of the ratio by 3. 9/3=3 18/3=6


Water is to drinking as food is to:

While the human body does need food to survive, it's possible to go more than 3 weeks without eating, depending on a variety of factors like energy output, water intake, and other health concerns. Gandhi sustained a hunger strike for 21 days, and David Blaine went 44 days without eating.


In what year did the U.S. Civil War begin?

The war lasted until May 9th, 1865 with the final Battle of Palmito Ranch. The civil war was sparked by southern states worried about Abraham Lincoln's anti-slavery position after being elected president.


Which of the following words is most similar in meaning to idealize:

Idealize means to perceive something or someone as being better than it really is. To glorify means to represent something or someone as being more admirable than it truly is.


What does it mean when someone is being facetious?

When children purposefully misbehave and joke around while out to dinner with the family, they are being facetious. Usually, someone being facetious intends no ill will, but is trying to be funny, even though everyone else might find it annoying.


A stop sign has how many sides?

A stop sign takes the shape of an octagon, which has 8 sides. They are usually red, but the history of stop signs is a long one, with different areas and time periods using different colors, like blue, yellow and even purple.


Which of the following can be arranged into a 4 letter US English word?

Step, pest, pets, or sept. A sept refers to a division between a particular branch of a family or clan, often religious in nature.


What does I.B.M. stand for?

IBM is considered the world's largest computer company. The 701, its first computer, was launched in 1953.


What number comes next in the following sequence: 3, 0, 2, -1, 1, -2, ___

The sequence follows the pattern n-3 and then n+2. So, to solve, -2+2=0.


A farmer makes $50 per tray of flowers, and he has 275 trays. If he sells all but 5 trays, how much will he make?

The farmer sold 270 of his 275 trays, so he would make 270 x $50 = $13,500.


Solve for x in the following equation: (x+5)/4=20

In order to solve for x, multiply both sides by 4. Which results in x + 5 = 80, then subtract 5 from both sides, and you're left with x = 75!


How many months have 31 days?

7 months have 31 days, 4 months have 30 days and February has 28 days (unless its a leap year, then it's 29).


Which word comes closest in meaning to outrageous?

Outrageous describes something that is bold, shockingly bad or excessive. Appalling also describes something bad or shocking.


What does H2O mean?

Almost 75% of the earth is covered by water. The human body is made up of at least 50% water, with the average being closer to 60%.


Which of the following can be unscrambled to spell a 5-letter US English word:

There are no standard U.S. words that rhyme with month, but there are some weird ones, like with the fraction 10/31, which is pronounced "ten-thirty-oneths."


Which of the following is the odd one out:

The penny is the only one not silver in color. It is made of 97.5% zinc and 2.5% silver.


How many stripes are on the US flag?

There are 13 red and white alternating stripes and 50 stars on the US flag. The numbers represent the original 13 colonies and the 50 eventual states.


In what year did 9/11 occur?

The US terror attack of 2001 occurred on a Tuesday morning in September (the 11th). It was a series of 4 coordinated Al-Queda attacks.


In what African country did apartheid take place?

In 1948, an all-white National Party gained power and began enforcing racial segregation. This atrocity did not come to an end until 1991.


How many countries share a border with Mexico?

The United States, Guatemala and Belize all share a border with Mexico. The Pacific Ocean borders Mexico's west coast, and the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean its east.


How many zeroes are in the number 1 trillion?

After a trillion comes a quadrillion and then a quintillion and then a sextillion and then a septillion. To put a trillion into more conceivable terms, think of it as a million millions. Now imagine this, as of Jan. 2016, the United States is over 18 trillion in debt.


It's August 2017 and Frieda is 97 years old, in what year was she born?

Frieda has lived to see the Great Depression, the Great Recession, both world wars, and the election of 15 different presidents including FDR's record-holding 4-terms as Commander-in-Chief. After FDR's four terms, the 22nd Amendment was added to the constitution, which limits a president's amount of terms to only two.


What is the 17th letter in the English alphabet?

There are 26 letters in the English alphabet. In the phonetic alphabet (used by the military) the letter Q is represented as the word Quebec.


How many countries are part of the continent North America?

North America is the world's third largest continent and includes Central America, the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico, Canada, Bermuda and Greenland. The continent touches 3 different oceans - the Pacific, Arctic, and Atlantic - as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.


Which doesn't belong:

Answers A-C all lay eggs, but hamsters give live birth. The duck-billed platypus is one of only five living species of monotremes, which are egg-laying mammals. With those five exceptions, mammals give live birth.


How many U.S. presidents have been impeached?

Eight, with a near-future potential nine, U.S. presidents have faced threats of impeachment, but only 2 have been brought up officially, Andrew Johnson, Abraham Lincoln's successor, was impeached in 1868. Over 100 years later, in 1998, Bill Clinton was impeached. Both impeached presidents were eventually acquitted and finished out their terms. Honorable mention: Richard Nixon, who escaped impending impeachment by resigning.


Solve for x in the following equation: 1/x(100) = 50

In order to solve for x, simplify to 100/x = 50, them multiply each side by x to get: 100 =50x, finally divide both sides by 50 to get x = 2.


How many feet are in a yard (stick)?

There are 5,280 feet in a mile. The measurement for a mile was decided to be 8 furlongs, a British measurement, long. 1 furlong is equal to 660 feet.


There are how many levels are in Maslow's Hierarchy of needs?

The first, most basic level is made up of physiological needs, like food, water and shelter. Next comes a need for safety and security. The third level is associated with emotional needs, like belonging and love. There are two more levels as well.


What does it mean when someone is being cavalier?

In noun form, cavalier also can refer to a specific breed of dog or a loyalist to King Charles I in the English Civil War. Someone who is being cavalier (adjective) might seem standoffish or arrogant because of their behavior.


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