Genius Points

This test is somewhat of a basic understanding of an IQ test. Don’t expect this test to be easy. There may be a couple of challenging questions. If you feel your IQ score is pretty high, try this test. Please take your time. It is much more important to understand the questions than to answer them quickly. Good luck!

Question 1:What religious group hoes to reach a state of peace called nirvana?
Muslims
Christians
Hindus
Buddhists
Jews
Question 2:Find the next 2 numbers in this pattern: 0, -2, 2, 0, 4, …, …
6, 8
-2, 10
5, 6
2, 6
8, 12
Question 3:“Oh, I just loved that story!” What part of speech is “Oh”?
interrogative
imperative
declarative
interjection
Question 4:Which President appointed Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the U.S. Supreme Court?
Abraham Lincoln
Lyndon B. Johnson
Bill J. Clinton
Gerald R. Ford
Harry S. Truman
Question 5:If you travel due south from Arkansas, what state do you enter?
Kansas
Georgia
Alabama
Missouri
Louisiana
Question 6:What South American people built the great city of Machu Picchu?
Aztecs
Mayas
Incas
Olmecs
Question 7:For what discovery did Wilhelm Roentgen win a Nobel prize in 1901?
Uranium
Mercury
Magnesium
X-ray
Lead
Question 8:After oxygen, what is the most abundant element on earth?
Carbon
Hydrogen
Neon
Silicon
Hydrogen
Question 9:What is the fraction value of “pi”?
8/22
8/23
5/8
22/7
54/8
Question 10:Name the next three numbers in this pattern: 0.3, 0.6, 1.3, 1.6, 2.3, …, …, …,
3.5, 3.9, 4.2
2.6, 3.3, 3.6
8.6, 9.2, 9.9
2.8, 3.2, 3.7
2.5, 3.8, 5.1
Question 11:How many amendments have been made to the U.S. Constitution?
19
15
10
45
27
Question 12:A North American river and bay were named for this English explorer. Who was he?
Henry Hudson
Samuel de Champlain
Sir Francis Drake
Amerigo Vespucci
Bartolomeu Dias
Question 13:What kind of colonial servant became a free citizen after a fixed period of unpaid work?
slave
indentured servant
blacksmith
Question 14:The islands of Bali and Java are pat of what large country?
China
Mongolia
Indonesia
Iraq
Russia
Question 15:What is the reciprocal of 9 and 2/3?
29/3
2/3
9/2
3/29
3/9
Question 16:About how long has the sun been shining?
5 billion years
2 million years
3 billion years
50 million years
500 billion years
Question 17:What do we call a dying star that explodes into brilliant light?
black hole
ellipse
supernova
Question 18:Express 447 in Roman numerals.
MDCVII
DXCLII
CDXLVIIL
IXLCD
IVXLXCM
Question 19:Name the lake and river that were finally joined by the Erie Canal.
Lake Michigan and Yangtze
Lake Huron and Congo
Lake Erie and the Hudson River
Question 20:What do geographers call a chain of islands?
mountain range
archipelago
triangular zone
Question 21:In what country can you find communities called “kibbutzim”?
Iraq
Indonesia
Malaysia
Israel
Pakistan
Question 22:Estimate the sales tax: 8 1/2% on a purchase of $35.99.
$5.00
$8.80
$12.20
$4.54
$3.00
Question 23:In Greek mythology, who was the goddess of agriculture?
Artemis
Hera
Aphrodite
Demeter
Athena
Question 24:How many chromosomes does each parent contribute to a fetus?
26
23
46
32
18
Question 25:What European city has often been called “the birthplace of democracy”?
Athens, Greece
Sydney, Australia
Alexandria, Egypt
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Prague, Czech Republic
Question 26:Solve for x: 23 + 14 + 6 = x + 12 + 12
x = 36
x = 28
x = 45
x = 19
x = 7
Question 27:In what year was Julius Caesar assassinated?
801 B.C.
1066
44 B.C.
88 B.C.
100
Question 28:Translate the Latin expression 'Caveat emptor'.
Repetition is the mother of learning.
Let the buyer beware.
He has favored our undertakings.
Long live the school.
This is wine.
Question 29:What kind of musical instrument is a Stradivarius?
piano
violin
clarinet
oboe
trumpet
Question 30:Who was the first European to sail to the Hawaiian Islands?
James Cook
Vasco da Gama
Juan Ponce de Leon
Ferdinand Magellan
Giovanni da Verrazano

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