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    Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

    Does anybody watch "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" Some of the questions are difficult for adults to answer. Simple facts we learned in grade school about subjects like geography and science, but have long forgotten, stump the contestants, and send the students into fits of giggles and jeering.

    One question last night stumped me. Not the question, but the category -- 2nd grade math. I don't think a 7 year old has the capacity to handle all the steps involved to answer this question: If March first falls on Wednesday, on what day of the week will April first fall?

    My informal poll tells me that 4 out of 6, usually intelligent, adults will come up with the wrong answer. Can you answer it correctly?

    #2
    This is one of my favorite shows. Most of the questions are pretty easy and it's amazing how many of the contestants don't know them.
    As for last night's question, all you had to do was count it up like the guy did on the show. Of course it helps if you know how many days are in March, which anyone who remembers the "30 days hath" rhyme should know. He was one of the brighter ones I've seen on it. Jeff and the kids definitely make that show.

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      #3
      i also love that show and think that the questions are pretty easy !!

      i wish i could go
      "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" ~ edmund burker

      c4-5 quad

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        #4
        Originally posted by SoFla

        One question last night stumped me. Not the question, but the category -- 2nd grade math. I don't think a 7 year old has the capacity to handle all the steps involved to answer this question: If March first falls on Wednesday, on what day of the week will April first fall?
        Dead easy - April fool's day!

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          #5
          lol
          "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing" ~ edmund burker

          c4-5 quad

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            #6
            I love the show as well. I'm amazed at what some people don't know though. In general, I get them correct, it would be fun to be on it sometime.
            C2/3 quad since February 20, 1985.

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              #7
              So you think the questions are easy? Did you know how many legs are on a butterfly? As much as I enjoy watching butterflies help to polenate my garden, I never noticed their legs. I've even painted them, but I never gave them legs in my pictures. I guess I'm not as smart as a 5th grader. I got that one wrong.

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                #8
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by SoFla
                  So you think the questions are easy? Did you know how many legs are on a butterfly? As much as I enjoy watching butterflies help to polenate my garden, I never noticed their legs. I've even painted them, but I never gave them legs in my pictures. I guess I'm not as smart as a 5th grader. I got that one wrong.
                  It really is grade-school stuff. One of the first things they taught us about insects was that they all (as adults) have six legs. If it has more, it's something else.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Hellonwheels
                    It really is grade-school stuff. One of the first things they taught us about insects was that they all (as adults) have six legs. If it has more, it's something else.
                    So a butterfly is an insect? I must have been absent that day. Or maybe I forgot that tibit of information after being out of grade school for nearly 50 years. LOL

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                      #11
                      I watch the show some and my daughter is going into the 5th grade so we watch together. Although I don't want her to know I may not be as smart as a 5th grader.

                      I knew insects had 6 legs but caterpillars have a bunch more than 6. One of the other great mysteries. How do they change like that.
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by SoFla
                        So you think the questions are easy? I guess I'm not as smart as a 5th grader.
                        It's always easier when you're at home and nothing on the line. Plus, apparantly it's not as easy as some here say as no one has won the million dollar question.





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                          #13
                          On the two occasions I've seen contestants get to $500,000, they took the money and walked. They show you the category, ala Final Jeopardy, but not the question. If you go for it you MUST answer after you see the question, risking $475,000. I wouldn't do it either. On both occasions after quitting they showed them the question and they knew the answer (so did I). But that gamble is too scary. Even the professional poker player quit.

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                            #14
                            I would quit too. Better to leave with $500,000 than $25,000. I would hate myself if I lost $475,000 over a stooooopid 5th grade question!

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