Are You Smarter Than A Sixth Grader?

When was the last time you were in sixth grade? Last year, four years ago, or maybe even ten years ago? It’s true that we don’t retain all the information we learned from times ago, but who You might surprise yourself!

This is originally taken from the game show, “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?” Let’s face it, after about four years, we’ve had enough fifth grade questions. Let’s move on to the sixth grade, shall we? (I didn’t come up with the questions, but I did come up with this.)

How to play? There will be 20 questions that you will answer. The answer will be in between the (  ). To see the answer, highlight it, or click the right button on your mouse and click “Select All”.  As you’re going, count up the points to see if you’re still a pro in the sixth grade. Just remember to have fun:)

1. What two continents did the Silk Road connect?

(Europe and Asia)

2. What world peace organization replaced the League of Nations?

(the United Nations)

3. Is the past tense of the verb “prefer” spelled with two or three “r’s”?

(three (preferred))

4. Did Scott O’Dell write Island of the Blue Dolphins or Treasure Island?

(Island of the Blue Dolphins)

5. How much is 8 times .05?

(.40 or .4)

6. What do surgeons remove from a person’s body during an appendectomy?

(the appendix)

7. What’s the official language of the Netherlands?


8. Which country still has an emperor: China, Japan, or North Korea?


9. “Our neighbor gave us a kitten.” Which word is the indirect object?


10. Which U.S. President was once a movie star: Bill Clinton or Ronald Reagan?

(Ronald Reagan)

11. Which city is divided by the Danube River: Budapest or Istanbul?

(Budapest – in Hungary)

12. Is a “third-world” country highy industrialized or still developing?

(still developing)

13. If you’re “in the doghouse,” are you in trouble or sharing space with a dog?

(in trouble)

14. All of the earth’s oceans are connected. True or false?


15. How would you measure the volume of a room?

(Multiply length by width by height.)

16. Is acid rain produces by carbon monoxide or sulfur dioxide?

(Sulfur dioxide)

17. Is the strip of land known as Baja California an isthmus or a peninsula?

(a peninsula-surrounded by water on three sides)

18. What people conquered Greece around 44 B.C.E.?

(the Romans)

19. Give the plural of the word “sheep.”


20. Did Louis Armstrong play mainly jazz, bluegrass, or hard rock?





0-5: Better luck next time.

6-10: Brush up on your sixth grade skills and all will be well.

11-15: Ooh! So close. Maybe you should look over some things.

16-20: Whoa! You are smarter than a sixth grader!

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Book of the Week

The Lovely Bones: Alice Sebold

Summary: Alice Sebold’s haunting and heartbreaking debut novel, The Lovely Bones, unfolds from heaven, where “life is a perpetual yesterday” and where Susie narrates and keeps watch over her grieving family and friends, as well as her brazen killer and the sad detective working on her case. As Sebold fashions it, everyone has his or her own version of heaven. Susie’s resembles the athletic fields and landscape of a suburban high school: a heaven of her “simplest dreams,” where “there were no teachers…. We never had to go inside except for art class…. The boys did not pinch our backsides or tell us we smelled; our textbooks were Seventeen and Glamour and Vogue.”

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