Test Your Smarts: 100 ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?’ Questions to Challenge Yourself

Ever wondered how your intelligence stacks up against a 5th grader’s curriculum? The popular TV show “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” brought this curiosity to the forefront, challenging adults to answer questions pulled straight from elementary school textbooks. In this spirit, we’ve compiled a list of “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader” questions across various subjects to test your knowledge. Whether for fun, a challenge among friends, or to get a sense of the breadth of what today’s 5th graders are learning, this list will surely entertain and educate.

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader Questions: The Ultimate Quiz Challenge


  1. What is 8 x 8?64
  2. How many sides does a hexagon have?6
  3. What is 15% of 200?30
  4. If you divide 42 by 6, what is the quotient?7
  5. What is the smallest prime number?2
  6. If a train travels 40 miles in an hour, how far will it travel in 1.5 hours?60 miles
  7. What is the perimeter of a rectangle with length 10 and width 5?30
  8. What is 100 squared?10000
  9. How many grams are in a kilogram?1000
  10. What is the term for a shape with five sides?Pentagon
  11. What is the product of 0.5 and 8?4
  12. If you buy 8 apples and eat 3, how many do you have left?5
  13. What is the next prime number after 11?13
  14. How many hours are in three days?72
  15. What is the sum of the angles in a triangle?180 degrees
  16. What is a polygon with 4 equal sides and 4 right angles called?Square
  17. If 5 people share 60 candies equally, how many candies does each person get?12
  18. What is the reciprocal of 1/5?5
  19. What is 10% of 1000?100
  20. If a circle has a radius of 4, what is its diameter?8


  1. What is the chemical symbol for water?H2O
  2. What force pulls objects towards the Earth?Gravity
  3. Which planet is known as the Red Planet?Mars
  4. What gas do plants absorb from the atmosphere for photosynthesis?Carbon Dioxide
  5. How many planets are in our Solar System?Eight
  6. What is the boiling point of water at sea level in Celsius?100°C
  7. What type of animal is a frog?Amphibian
  8. What is the process by which plants make food using sunlight called?Photosynthesis
  9. Which layer of the Earth is made mostly of iron and nickel?Core
  10. What do you call a scientist who studies rocks?Geologist
  11. What is the largest mammal?Blue Whale
  12. How many bones does an adult human have?206
  13. What planet is closest to the Sun?Mercury
  14. What is it called when water changes from a liquid to a gas?Evaporation
  15. What kind of energy does the Sun provide to the Earth?Solar Energy
  16. What is the hardest natural substance on Earth?Diamond
  17. What is the term for animals that eat both plants and meat?Omnivores
  18. Which gas is most abundant in the Earth’s atmosphere?Nitrogen
  19. What is the term for the study of living things?Biology
  20. What is the effect called when light bends as it passes through different mediums?Refraction

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