How Much Do You Really Remember from High School? Take This Quiz!

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Did you graduate at the top of your class in high school? Do you think you learned a lot? Even if you learned a lot, how much of what you learned do you think you still remember? Take this quiz to find out how much of what you learned in high school is still with you.

We all learned a lot in high school. Even if your favorite part of those years was hanging out with friends, you were bound to have picked up a thing or two that you probably still remember. Although some people claim that they rarely use what they learned in high school, if you're honest with yourself, you've got to admit you use far more than you thought you would. Yes, even algebra. You use algebra every time you adjust a recipe for more or fewer guests, every time you go to the grocery store, and for many other things. And, hey, how about trivia night at your favorite pub? All that knowledge you once thought would be useless may have won you a tournament or two, right?

We have the utmost faith that you retained at least a bit of what you learned in high school, but we don't think you remember enough to ace this quiz.

But, let's get started to find out.

Ethics belongs to which area of study?

Ethics is a branch of philosophy. Not everyone studies ethics in high school.

Who wrote "To Kill a Mockingbird"?

Harper Lee wrote "To Kill a Mockingbird." This classic novel is required reading for many high school students.

True or False? Dinosaurs and humans existed at the same time.

This is false. Dinosaurs and humans did not walk the earth at the same time.

What might you learn about in a psychology class?

You might learn about schizophrenia in a psychology class. Although psychology is offered in many high schools, it's typically an elective course.

Ecology is a branch of what science?

Ecology is a branch of biology. There are different branches of ecology, including human ecology and landscape ecology.

In what course would you study atoms?

You would study atoms in a chemistry course. Not all high school students take chemistry.

Which word means lacking social polish?

Gauche means lacking social polish. This is actually a French word.

Which of the following is an Earth Science course?

Geology is an earth science course. Not all high school students take a geology course.

Which of the following is NOT a math course?

Geology is not a math course. Both geometry and trigonometry are math courses.

Which of the following is the study of space?

Astronomy is the study of space. The word "astron" is Greek for "star."

J.D. Salinger wrote which of the following books?

J.D. Salinger wrote "Catcher in the Rye." This is a coming-of-age classic.

Which of the following reflects the amount of time it takes the earth to spin around once on its axis?

A day is the amount of time it takes the earth to spin around once on its axis. You should have learned this in science class.

The study of politics might be part of what course?

The study of politics might be part of political science. Political science is considered a social studies class.

What scientist proposed the theory of natural selection?

Charles Darwin proposed the theory of natural selection. This theory proposes that only the strong survive.

How long does it take the earth to travel around the sun once?

It takes the earth 365 days to travel around the sun once. That's one year.

What percentage of the earth is covered by water?

About 71 percent of the earth is covered by water. Surely you didn't guess 100 percent!

Middle Eastern Studies would be part of what department?

Middle Eastern Studies is part of the Sociology department. A Middle Eastern Studies course would give you social studies credit.

How many stars are on the U.S. flag?

There are 50 stars on the U.S. flag. That's because there are 50 states.

Which of the following means to be in contradiction with?

The word "belie" means to be in contradiction with. Did you know the answer?

What is the basic monetary unit of most members of the European Union?

The euro is the basic monetary unit of most members of the European Union. The lira is Italian, and the franc is French.

What is the process by which a cell divides into two smaller cells.

Mitosis is the process by which a cell divides into two smaller cells. You probably learned this in science class.

What is a single complete act of breathing in and out?

Respiration is the single complete act of breathing in and out. We take in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide.

What color are rubies?

Rubies are red. They are a gemstone.

Diamonds are made out of what?

Diamonds are made out of graphite. Hey, isn't that what's in pencils?

Which of the following is the study of how economies work?

Economics is the study of how economies work. Most high school students will study economics as part of social studies.

Which book was NOT written by George Orwell?

"Romeo and Juliet" was not written by George Orwell. Both "1984" and "Animal Farm" were written by Orwell.

Which ocean is the largest?

The Pacific Ocean is the largest ocean. The word "pacific" means calm or peaceful.

Cultural anthropology might also be called what?

Cultural anthropology might also be called social anthropology. Both are the study of societies and social life.

This is the study of the past.

History is the study of the past. Most people learn some history in high school.

Which planet is biggest?

Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system. Pluto is the smallest (if you still consider it a planet).

What part of the human skeleton protects the brain?

The skull protects the brain. The femur is in the leg.

What Shakespeare play might you see in high school?

You might see a production of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" in high school. If you're in drama, you might even act in the play.

Which word means to travel completely around something?

Circumnavigate means to travel completely around something. Do you remember who was the first person to circumnavigate the globe?

What is molten rock called once it has exited a volcano?

Lava is what molten rock is called once it has exited a volcano. It's called magma before it erupts.

9 x 9 = ?

The answer to the equation 9x9=? is 81. We figured you'd need an easier one to end this quiz.

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