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Updated on Aug 8, 2019. Posted on Jun 14, 2019

How Much Random High School Knowledge Do You Have?

Were you actually paying attention in class?

  1. What is considered the powerhouse of the cell?

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    Wrong! 

    It's the mitochondria!

    They take nutrients, break them down, and then create energy!

  2. What's the longest river in the world?

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    Wrong! 

    The Nile is the longest river!

    It's approximately 4,258 miles long!

  3. Finish this sentence: "The man ___ on the bed when he came home from work."

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    Wrong! 

    It's "lay!"

  4. Which of these sentences contains a simile?

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    She was as cool as a cumcumber!

    Similes use "like" or "as" to compare two things!

  5. Who wrote "Fahrenheit 451?"

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    Wrong! 

    It's Ray Bradbury!

    Fahrenheit 451 was published in 1953.

  6. What's the atomic symbol for sodium?

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    Wrong! 

    It's Na!

    S is sulfur, K is potassium, and So isn't an atomic symbol at all!

  7. What disease carried by fleas on rats killed nearly 50 million people in Asia, Europe, and Africa in the 14th century?

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    Wrong! 

    It was the Bubonic Plague!

    This pandemic was called the Black Death.

  8. What's the next number in this pattern:
    0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, _?

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    It's eight!

    This sequence is called the Fibonacci Sequence. The next number is found by adding the two numbers before it together.

  9. Who invented the first successful printing press?

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    Wrong! 

    It was Johannes Guttenberg!

    It was created sometime during the 15th century.

  10. Finally, what ocean is the largest and deepest?

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    Wrong! 

    It's the Pacific Ocean!

    It's over 35,000 feet deep!

CORRECTION

“Lay” is the past tense of “lie.” A previous version of this quiz misidentified the correct answer to the third question. (See, even grammar nerds get this one wrong every now and then!)

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