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Are you smarter than an eighth grader?

Updated on December 4, 2012

Are you smarter than an eighth grader?

Test preparation

Pop Quiz!
Let's see what you remember from the good old eighth grade! I will be taking questions right off of study packets and worksheets that I've received this year. See how many questions you can answer! I've learned from the show: "Are you smarter than a fifth grader?" that I have forgotten somethings I learned three years ago! So test yourself and see how many of these questions you can get right. The twenty questions will come from Algebra, Science and Social Studies/History. The answers will be below in the last text capsule, so don't check the answers and don't google it either! Also i'd like to know how many you got correct so leave that in the comments capsule below. Now try your best and answer the question; and find the answer to this question: are you smarter than a eighth grader?

To the quiz!

1. What type of rock forms from cooled lava or magma?

2. Crystals that form large, are generally found...
A) Above ground
B) Under ground
C) It doesn't affect the crystal size, they both grow equally

3. Name four non-renewable resources.

4. The Earth moves around the Sun in what shape?

5. Convergent boundaries form when two continental plates meet and...
A) slide past each other
B) one boundary advances the other retreats
C) both boundary advances and they collide
D) both boundaries retreat

6. The majority of Earth's atmosphere is made up of...
A) Carbon Dioxide
B) Oxygen
C) Nitrogen
D) Argon

7. The star spends a majority of it's life in what stage of it's life cycle?

8. What was the general Anthony Wayne's nickname?
A) "Mad" Anthony Wayne
B) "Sure shot" Anthony Wayne
C) Anthony "whiskey" Wayne

9. The Indian Removal Act was passed under which president?

10. The War of 1812 started when the British ship Leopard attacked what American ship?

11. Was California a free state or a slave state?

12. Which American officer was given the nickname "Swamp Fox "?
A) Ethan Allen
B) Francis Marion
C) Robert Troup
D) Matthew Lyon

13. The Louisiana was purchased in what year? (It's between 1800 and 1810).

14. Find the slope of the line with the points (2,3) and (4,7).

15. solve: |-6+2| - |-4|

16. John has seven jelly beans in a can, three are yellow and four are red. John picks one Jelly bean from the can replaces it then selects another, what are the chances he selects a yellow both times?

17. solve the X in this system of equations:

18. solve for X: -4X+17<X+32

19. Identify if the following lines are perpendicular, parallel or neither

20. How many solutions do these to lines have: Y=6X+4 and Y=3X+4
A) zero solutions
B) six solutions
C) three solutions
D) one solution
E) Infinite solutions

The answers!!!

1. Igneous
2. B
3. oil/petroleum, natural gas, geothermal, coal and uranium/nuclear are accepted
4. Elliptical
5. C
6. C
7. Main Sequence
8. A
9. Andrew Jackson
10. The Chesapeake
11. Free State
12. B
13. 1803
14. two
15. zero
16. 16/49
17. X= 6 2/3
18. X>-3
19. The lines are parallel
20. D


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    • greekwarrior profile image

      greekwarrior 6 years ago from Sylvania, Ohio, USA

      Sorry about that I fixed it though and i'm glad you liked it :)

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      hildred 6 years ago from Oregon, USA

      Ha, this was fun, although I'm pretty sure we didn't learn most of this when I was in eighth grade. (And I don't think my mom learned this stuff at all even in high school in her generation). It's interesting to see how much kids are learning at younger ages.

      Also, for #4, you put Earth twice so it's pretty confusing =P

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      greekwarrior 6 years ago from Sylvania, Ohio, USA

      nice job :)

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      Rhys Baker 6 years ago from Peterborough, UK

      Wahey! Full Marks...but then I AM a teacher :)

      Interesting quiz - thanks for sharing! Voted up