Are You Smarter Than a High Schooler?

Ryan Choate

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About This Quiz

A high school diploma is the benchmark for required education in the U.S. Every student goes through the rigors and awkwardness of being a high schooler. From freshmen year through graduation, it's a formidable 4 years. Everyone can relate to the trials and tribulations, laughter and tears every high school student goes through until finally walking across a stage with a funny robe and hat to receive their diploma.

Secondary education has roots all the way back to the original 13 colonies. Early education did not consistent of what we now know as the core subjects of math, reading, writing and science. Classes instead focused on the virtues of being a strong community member, respecting family values and the importance of faith and religion.  

Modern progressive education goes back to the 1930's, and works to prepare students in a variety of subjects in order to reach their full potential and become productive members of a democratic society. Those who choose to further their education will be prepared after high school to attend college. 

You may remember the good times and bad times of high school, but how well do you remember the academics? Did you fall asleep in science class but ace every test in math? Could you memorize all the bones in the body but forget what an adverb is? Kids today with their exposure to the internet and an array of information at their fingertip are pretty smart. Cast your mind back to those four long years of high school and see if you can still hang with the tech savvy teens of today on this quiz!

What is the name of the Fort where the Civil War began?

What year did Susan B. Anthony vote?

The dustbowl was an ecological crisis associated with what defining American time period?

How many words are in the Pledge of Allegiance?

Who became president of the U.S. after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln?

What year did the Titanic sink?

In what country will you find the source of the Amazon River?

Which country is the most populated in the world?

Which city is the only city in the world that sits on two different continents?

What is the world's largest country in size?

What is the name of the longest side of a right triangle?

Which term best describes an adjective?

Which of the following words is an example of an adverb?

Which term best describes a sentence that contains two independent clauses?

The main storyline of a novel or movie is described as what?

In art, the warm colors on the color wheel are typically what?

Monet is known as the father of which art movement?

Which of the following quadrilaterals has four equal sides?

What is the slope of a straight horizontal line?

A portion or slice of a circle is known as what?

What is the sum of all angles of a triangle?

Which of Newton's Laws states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction?

Which formula would you use to calculate the density of an object?

Which organelle is considered the powerhouse of a cell?

How many protons are in a water molecule?

Which body system helps to prevent illness?

How many bones are in the human body?

Which organs in the human body are responsible for filtering toxins?

Which branch of the government is the Supreme Court part of?

What is the elected term in years for a U.S. Senator?

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