Are You Smarter Than A 7th Grader?

By Emily Letterle

Testing out the idea of the iconic gameshow “Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?”, senior Erin Lewantowicz and her younger brother, Eamon Lewantowicz, a seventh grader at St. Patrick, took a quiz to challenge their knowledge on grade school topics. Challenge yourself by answering the questions on a separate piece of paper to see if you are smarter than a seventh grader!


  1. The modern day city of Istanbul was known by what name in the 13th century?

Erin: Constantinople

Eamon: Constantinoble

Correct Answer: Constantinople


  1. What is the plural of moose?

Erin: Moose

Eamon: Moose

Correct Answer: Moose

  1. The words “the,” “an,” and “a,” are known as what in English grammar?

Erin: Articles

Eamon: *didn’t answer*

Correct Answer: Articles


  1. What are the historic 7 seas?

Erin: Baltic, Mediterranean, Carribean, Arabic

Eamon: Baltic Sea, Red Sea

Correct Answer: Aegaen Sea, Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Red Sea, Caspian Sea, and the Persian Sea


  1. To travel from New York to London, you must fly over which ocean?

Erin: Atlantic

Eamon: Atlantic

Correct Answer: the Atlantic ocean



  1. In what country is the famous Taj Mahal located?

Erin: India

Eamon: India

Correct Answer: India


  1. What is the longest river in the world?

Erin: Nile River

Eamon: Mississippi River

Correct Answer: the Amazon River






  1. What are the five great lakes of Michigan?

Erin: Huron, Michigan, Superior, Ontario, Erie

Eamon: lake Erie, lake Ontario, lake Michigan, lake Superior

Correct Answer: Lakes Erie, Ontario, Michigan, Superior, and Huron



  1. What is the capital of New York?

Erin: Albany

Eamon: Albany

Correct Answer: Albany



  1. Where is the largest desert in the world located?

Erin: Sahara (Africa)

Eamon: *indiscernible scribble*

Correct Answer: Northern Africa (Sahara)



  1. How many and which kingdoms are part of the United Kingdom?

Erin: 4 (?) England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland

Eamon: *didn’t answer*

Correct Answer: 4: England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland



  1. What is the mountain range that includes Mount Everest?

Erin: Himalayas

Eamon: *didn’t answer*

Correct Answer: the Himalayas



  1. What is the closest planet to the sun?

Erin: Mercury I think

Eamon: Mercury

Correct Answer: Mercury



  1. The Earth is at least how many billion years old?

Erin: 4

Eamon: 200

Correct Answer: 4



  1. The Earth has four layers, the thickest of which is the mantle. What is the thinnest layer called?

Erin: outer mantle

Eamon: crust

Correct Answer: Crust



  1. The largest number that can be pronounced with a single syllable is…

Erin: 12

Eamon: 12

Correct Answer: 12


  1. What number is the Roman numeral XVI?

Erin: 16

Eamon: 26

Correct Answer: 16


  1. If a shopping cart contains 1 apple, 2 bananas, 3 oranges, and 4 hot dogs, what percent of the cart’s total contents is fruit?

Erin: 60%

Eamon: 60%

Correct Answer: 60%



  1. If a car is going 40 MPH, how long does it take to go 140 miles?

Erin: gross physics lol 3.5 hours

Eamon: 3 and a half hours, assuming its at a steady rate

Correct Answer: 3 and a half hours


  1. What country does this flag belong to?

Erin: Chad

Eamon: *didn’t answer*

Correct Answer: Nepal



  1. What is another word for glass?

Erin: cup

Eamon: heated sand

Correct Answer: Silica


  1. What country does this flag belong to?

Erin: Norway

Eamon: New Zealand

Correct Answer: Norway


It looks like Erin IS smarter than a seventh grader! Erin answered 17 out of the 22 questions correctly. Eamon, the seventh grader, scored a 10 out of 22. Test out your memory from grade school classes to see if you are smarter than a seventh grader!


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