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Updated on Dec 15, 2019. Posted on Dec 1, 2019

Everyone Has A Pop Culture IQ — What's Yours?

Put your TV and film knowledge to the ultimate test!

Mensa — the high IQ society — has over 140,000 members worldwide, from ages 2-106 with professions such as engineers, homemakers, actors, and athletes, all of whom have scored in the top 2 percent of the general population on a standardized intelligence tests.

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And BuzzFeed has recently partnered with Mensa to test your pop culture IQ! Can you ace these trivia questions?

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FYI, Mensa doesn't officially test pop culture intelligence on their exam, so these qs aren't an indicator of your IQ. But, Mensa did provide the questions, so they're super difficult. If you can pass, it's highly impressive!

  1. According to Avengers: Endgame director, Joe Russo, who is the smartest character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?



    In a 2018 video, Joe Russo told Wired, "Shuri is the smartest person in the Marvel universe. She is the sister of T’Challa, the princess of Wakand, and she is the brains behind Wakanda’s incredibly advanced technology."

    Via Marvel
  2. What does the Grey’s Anatomy props department use for the organs during surgical scenes?


    Cow organs!

    Back in 2010, cast member Sarah Drew revealed, "We work with Bovine organs, which is cow's organs. The smell is repulsive and makes us all gag...There's also a lot of silicone and blood matter — red jello [jelly] mixed with blood and chicken fat. It's pretty gross.”

    Via ABC
  3. The Night's Watch cloaks on Game of Thrones are made from what?


    Ikea rugs!

    In 2016, costume designer Michele Clapton revealed that the capes are actually Ikea rugs that have been cut, shaved, waxed, and frosted.

    Via Instagram: emiliaclarke
  4. In the opening titles of The X-Files, what is written on Mulder and Scully’s F.B.I. ID badges?


    Federal Bureau of Justice, United States Department of Investigation!

    In real life, the badge would read Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Department of Justice.

    Via Fox
  5. The frozen yogurt the cast eats in The Good Place is actually what?


    Mashed potatoes!

    Back in 2016, Kristen Bell revealed on Twitter that the frozen yogurt is "actually colored mashed potatoes! They don't melt in the sun as easily."

    Via NBC
  6. Where does Dustin from Stranger Things go for summer camp in Season 3?


    Camp Know Where!

    Having been gone for most of the summer, Dustin returns to Hawkins at the beginning of Stranger Things Season 3 from Camp Know Where, where he met his girlfriend Suzie.

    Via Netflix
  7. What was Elle Woods’ LSAT score in Legally Blonde?



    Elle's advisor told her she'd need excellent recommendations, a heck of an admissions essay, and at least a 175 on her LSATs to get into Harvard. She got a 179!

    Via MGM
  8. How many candles are on Bilbo Baggins’ birthday cake in The Fellowship of the Ring?

    New Line Cinema


    Bilbo celebrates his 111th birthday in the Shire before disappearing to have one last adventure.

    Via New Line Cinema
  9. Finally, which Modern Family actor is a member of Mensa?


    Nolan Gould!

    The 21-year-old actor graduated high school at just 13 and, in 2012, told Ellen all about being a member of Mensa.

    Via ABC

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