138 'Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader' Trivia Questions: Can You Keep Up?

Akinwalere Olaleye
Apr 08, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Feb 15, 2021
Find out if you are smarter than a fifth grader in this quiz.
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Have you ever found yourself marveling at the depth and range of knowledge your fifth grader possesses?

Take a trip down memory lane. Do you remember watching 'Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader'? It was a rollercoaster of excitement, making us question our intelligence. From Jeff Foxworthy to the unstoppable John Cena, that show had us hooked!

Are you ready to put your smarts to the test? Buckle up and get ready for an epic trivia challenge that will take you on an exhilarating ride through science, captivating moments in history, mind-bending math, and even literary wonders.

With each question, you'll learn something new and have a blast along the way! So, grab your favorite beverage, ignite your competitive spirit, and dive into this nostalgia-filled adventure. Prove that you've got the smarts to win against a fifth-grader in this ultimate trivia showdown!

Fun And Challenging Math Questions

It's time to put your knowledge to the test with these entertaining and brain-boosting trivia questions. So, whether you're a pi-loving pro, a geometry guru, or a number novice, get ready for a fantastic number-crunching adventure!

Expect some number patterns and geometric brain teasers that start as a breeze but crank up the challenge as you go on. Grab a pencil, put on your thinking cap, and let the math magic begin!

1. Question:‌ One ten and two ones equal to ___.

Answer: 12.

2. Question:‌ The number of letters in the word MATHEMATICS is ___.

Answer: 11.

3. Question:‌ The number of times ‘E’ comes in ELEPHANT is ___.

Answer: Two.

4. Question:‌ ___ comes between 11 and 13.

Answer: 12.

5. Question:‌ __comes before 100.

Answer: 99.

6. Question:‌ Pick the even number (33, 53, 43, 12).

Answer: 12.

7. Question:‌ 5 + 0 = ___?

Answer: 5.

8. Question:‌ Is 42 odd or even?

Answer: Even.

9. Question:‌ 4 x 2 = ___?

Answer: 8.

10. Question:‌ 8125 − 100 = _____?

Answer: 8025.

11. Question:‌ What should be subtracted from 1500 to get 400?

Answer: 1100.

12. Question: How many sides does a triangle have?

Answer: Three.

13. Question:‌ A line segment has _________ endpoints.

Answer: Two.

14. Question:‌ Arrange 4, 3, 6, and 2 to form the smallest four-digit number and the greatest four-digit number.

Answer: 2346, 6432.

15. Question:‌ 9130 ÷ 9130 = ____?

Answer: 1.

16. Question:‌ 1000 + 600 + 2 = ____?

Answer: 1602.

17. Question: How many inches are in a foot?

Answer: 12.

 ‌18. Question:‌ ‌How many eggs would I have if I had nine dozen eggs?‌

Answer:‌ ‌108

 ‌19. Question:‌ ‌What‌ ‌is ‌one‌ ‌out‌ ‌of‌ ‌four‌ ‌equal‌ ‌parts‌?‌

Answer:‌ ‌A quarter.

20. Question:‌ ‌How‌ ‌many‌ ‌minutes‌ ‌are in seven half‌ ‌‌hours?‌

Answer:‌ ‌210.

21. Question:‌ ‌What‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌Roman‌ Numeral‌ ‌symbol ‌for‌ ‌100?‌

Answer:‌ ‌C‌.

22. Question:‌ ‌What‌ ‌is‌ (‌510 ‌+‌ ‌68)‌ / 2‌?‌

Answer:‌ ‌289.

23. Question:‌ ‌If ‌you‌ ‌are‌ ‌seven years‌ ‌old‌ ‌and‌‌ ‌your‌ ‌brother‌ ‌is‌ ‌‌three years‌ ‌older‌ ‌than‌ ‌you,‌ ‌what‌ ‌is‌ ‌his‌ ‌age?‌

Answer:‌ ‌10‌.

24. Question:‌ ‌If‌ ‌a‌ ‌train‌ ‌is‌ ‌supposed‌ ‌to‌ ‌reach‌ ‌the‌ ‌station‌ ‌at‌ ‌4:10‌ ‌a.m‌. but‌ ‌it‌ ‌is ‌35‌ ‌minutes‌ late,‌ ‌when ‌will ‌the‌ ‌train‌ ‌reach‌ ‌the‌ ‌station?‌

Answer:‌ ‌4:45‌ ‌a.m.‌ ‌

25. Question:‌ ‌What‌ ‌are‌ ‌the‌ ‌full‌ ‌forms‌ ‌of‌ ‌a.m. ‌and‌ ‌p.m.,‌ ‌representing‌ ‌time?‌

Answer: Ante‌ ‌meridiem and post‌ ‌meridiem.

26. Question:‌ ‌How‌ ‌many‌ ‌days‌ ‌are‌ ‌there‌ ‌in‌ ‌July?‌

Answer:‌ ‌31‌.

27. Question:‌ ‌What‌ ‌number does‌ ‌the‌ Roman‌ ‌Numeral‌ ‌XXXVIII‌ ‌represent?

Answer:‌ ‌38‌.

28. Question:‌ ‌Which‌ ‌is‌ ‌larger:‌ ‌10,000 grams‌ ‌or‌ ‌one kilogram?‌

Answer:‌ ‌10,000 grams.

29. Question:‌ ‌How‌ many sides ‌does‌ ‌a‌ ‌trapezium ‌have?‌

Answer:‌ ‌Four‌.

30. Question:‌ ‌How‌ ‌much‌ ‌does‌ ‌one‌ ‌gallon‌ ‌of‌ ‌water‌ ‌weigh‌ ‌in‌ ‌pounds?‌

Answer:‌ ‌8.34 lb.

31. Question:‌ ‌What‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌number‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌top‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌fraction‌ ‌called?‌

Answer:‌ ‌The‌ ‌numerator.

32. Question:‌ ‌How‌ ‌many‌ ‌days‌ ‌are‌ ‌in‌ ‌two‌ ‌leap‌ ‌years?‌

Answer:‌ ‌732.

33. Question:‌ ‌What ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌smallest‌ ‌prime‌ ‌number?‌

Answer: Two.

34. Question:‌ ‌What ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌smallest‌ ‌perfect‌ ‌number?

Answer:‌ ‌Six. ‌

35. Question: How many grams are in a kilogram?

Answer: 1,000.

36. Question: What do we call the angles that are formed inside a shape, such as a triangle or a square?

Answer: Interior angles.

37. Question: In a class, there are 25 students. If 10 more students join the class, how many students will there be in total?

Answer: 35.

38. Question: If you have three pencils and your friend also has three pencils, how many pencils do you both have together?

Answer: Six.

39. Question: Your class is going on a field trip to a museum. There are 30 students in your class. If each student brings their food, how many lunches will be brought in total?

Answer: 30.

40. Question: You have a collection of socks, and each pair has the same number of socks. If you have 10 pairs of socks, how many socks do you have in total?

Answer: 20 socks.

Educational English Questions

Now it's time to put your English prowess to the ultimate test with these fun and enlightening trivia questions. No matter if you're a literature lover or just want to spruce up your English skills, these questions are here to tickle your brain and inspire curiosity. Brace yourself for a playful trivia of English.

41. Question:‌ I ___ good at climbing trees.

Answer: Am.

42. Question:‌ They ___ at the zoo.

Answer: Are.

43. Question:‌ She ___ well at sports.

Answer: Does.

44. Question:‌ Do you ____ two pencils?

Answer: Have.

45. Question:‌ Jam and I are friends. ___ like to play together.

Answer: We.

46. Question:‌ What is the past tense of 'place'?

Answer: Placed.

47.‌ ‌ Question: How many syllables are in the word 'butterfly'?

Answer: Three.

48.‌ ‌Question:‌ ‌What‌ would you call the main character in a story?‌ ‌

Answer:‌ ‌The ‌protagonist.

49.‌ ‌Question:‌ ‌Which‌ ‌word means ‌'sparkle': 'dazzle‌', 'dangle', or 'jazz‌le'?

Answer:‌ ‌Dazzle‌.

History And Social Studies Questions

Test your knowledge with these engaging trivia questions that will make you go, "Wow, I never knew that!" From ancient civilizations that built jaw-dropping wonders to revolutions that shaped the world we live in today, these questions will educate you on world history. Buckle up and explore captivating stories and intriguing tidbits from around the globe!

50. Question:‌ How many states are in the United States of America?

Answer: 50.

51. Question:‌ What is the name of a region that is very hot & dry?

Answer: The desert.

52. Question:‌ Who invented the telephone?

Answer: Alexander Graham Bell.

53. Question:‌ What shows you where places are located?                       

Answer: A map.

54. Question:‌ What sport did Jackie Robinson play?

Answer: Baseball.

55. Question:‌ Who was the first President of the United States?

Answer: George Washington.

56. Question:‌ What are the first ten amendments to the US Constitution collectively called?

Answer: The Bill of Rights.

57. Question:‌ Who was the 16th president of the United States?

Answer: Abraham Lincoln.

58. Question:‌ Who became president after Abraham Lincoln?

Answer: Andrew Johnson.

59.‌ ‌Question:‌ ‌Which‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌most‌ ‌populated‌ ‌state‌ ‌in‌ ‌North‌ ‌America?‌ ‌

Answer:‌ ‌California‌.

60. Question: How many countries are there in the world?

Answer: 195.

61. Question: What ancient empire was known for its vast expansion and influential governance across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East?

Answer: The Roman Empire.

62. Question: What is the modern-day calendar system that we use today in many parts of the world?

Answer: The Gregorian calendar.

63. Question: What writing system did the ancient Egyptians develop?

Answer: Hieroglyphics.

64. Question: Which country was under British rule for nearly two centuries until it gained independence in 1947?

Answer: India.

65. Question: What period in European history followed the fall of the Western Roman Empire and preceded the Renaissance?

Answer: The Middle Ages.

66. Question: Which colonial region in America included states such as New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey?

Answer: The Middle Colonies.

67. Question: In which hemisphere is the landmass of Australia located?

Answer: The Southern Hemisphere.

68. Question: Can you name a modern-day city that was once the capital of the Incan Empire?

Answer: Cusco, Peru.

69. Question: When was the first atomic bomb used?

Answer: 1945.

Science Adventure: Exciting Trivia Questions

Get ready for an electrifying science adventure that will leave you amazed and hungry for knowledge. Brace yourself as you explore the mysteries of the natural world and unravel the secrets of how things tick. From the intricacies of the human body to the wonders of outer space, these trivia questions will take you on an adventure of discovery.

70. Question:‌ ‌What‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌baby‌ ‌kangaroo‌ ‌called?‌ ‌

Answer:‌ ‌ A Joey.

71. Question:‌ What is the young one of a cow called?

Answer: Calf.

72. Question: What is a force called when it is pulling, not pushing?

Answer: Attraction.

73. Question:‌ What is the boiling point of water?

Answer: 212 F (100 C).

74. Question:‌ What part of the plant conducts photosynthesis?

Answer: Leaves.

75. Question:‌ Animals that suckle their young ones are called ____.

Answer: Mammals.

76. Question:‌ When you push something, you apply ____.

Answer: Force.

77. Question:‌ Which is the largest land animal?

Answer: Elephant.

78. Question:‌ How does a dog express happiness?

Answer: Wagging tail.

79.‌ ‌Question:‌ ‌What‌ ‌does‌ ‌the‌ ‌heart‌ ‌do?‌ ‌

Answer:‌ ‌Pumps‌ ‌blood.

80.‌ ‌Question:‌ ‌What‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌rarest‌ ‌blood‌ ‌type?‌ ‌

Answer:‌ ‌AB‌ negative.

81:‌ ‌Question:‌ ‌What‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌hardest natural mineral on‌ Earth?‌ ‌

Answer:‌ ‌Diamond‌.

82. Question: What is the longest bone in the human body?

Answer: The femur.

83. Question: What is the largest human organ?

Answer: Skin.

Geography Questions

Challenge your geography skills with these interesting trivia questions that will take you on an adventure like no other. From the towering peaks of the Himalayas to the bustling streets of New York City, you'll travel across continents and uncover fascinating facts about countries and famous landmarks. So pack your curiosity and set off on this epic geography quest.

84. Question:‌ Which is the largest country in the world?

Answer: Russia.

85. Question:‌ In which country would you find the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

Answer: Italy.

86. Question:‌ Where are the Andes mountains located?

Answer: South America.

87. Question:‌ Which river forms part of the boundary between Mexico and the United States?

Answer: Rio Grande.

88. Question:‌ Which is the most populous city in the United Kingdom which is also its capital city?

Answer: London.

89. Question: Who studies rocks?

Answer: A geologist.

90. Question:‌ In which country would you find Mount Kilimanjaro?

Answer: Tanzania.

91. Question:‌ What are the horizontal and vertical imaginary lines around the earth called?

Answer: Latitudes and Longitudes.

92. Question:‌ Which is the only country with a coastline on both the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf?

Answer: Saudi Arabia.

94. Question:‌ Which is the longest river in the world?

Answer: Nile.

95. Question: Which ocean is the largest and deepest ocean on Earth?

Answer: The Pacific Ocean.

Fun Random Trivia Questions

Prepare to be entertained and educated with these fun trivia questions that will make your brain cells dance! Whether you're a trivia whiz or just love discovering new things about the world, these questions are perfect for you. Learn about historical events, meet remarkable figures, and unravel fascinating facts that will leave you amazed.

96. Question:‌ What is the most widely grown crop in the world?

Answer: Corn.

97. Question:‌ Which ancient civilization is known for building the pyramids of Giza?

Answer: Egypt.

98. Question:‌ Which ancient civilization built the city of Machu Picchu in the mountains of Peru?

Answer: Inca Civilization.

99. Question:‌ How many continents are there on Earth?

Answer: Seven.

100. Question:‌ Which war took place in the United States between 1861-1865?

Answer: The American Civil War.

101. Question: What is the name of the river that carved the Grand Canyon over millions of years?

Answer: The Colorado River.

102. Question: What is the introduction to a constitution called?

Answer: Preamble.

103. Question:‌ How many legs do most insects have?

Answer: Six

104.Question:‌ How many sides does a hexagon have?

Answer: Six.

105. Question:‌ Which is the only continent without spiders?

Answer: Antarctica.

106.Question:‌ What is the minimum age to vote in most democratic countries?

Answer: 18 years old.

107. Question:‌ When did Mexico gain its independence?

Answer: September 16, 1810.

108. Question:‌ Who is a famous English playwright known as 'The Bard Of Avon'?

Answer: William Shakespeare.

109. Question: What type of literature features magical creatures?

Answer: A fantasy.

110 Question: What is the Earth's core made of?

Answer: Iron and nickel.

111. Question: Which is the only continent that spans all four hemispheres?

Answer: Africa.

112. Question: Which famous natural wonder in the United States is known for its colorful layers and deep canyons?

Answer: The Grand Canyon.

113. Question: What is the fastest human sense?

Answer: Sight.

114. Question: Which type of school do children typically attend from kindergarten to fifth grade?

Answer: Elementary school.

115. Question: In a triangle, what is the sum of all the interior angles?

Answer: 180 degrees.

116. Question: Which perspective is used when a story is told in the third person?

Answer: Third-person perspective.

117. Question: How many countries border the Great Lakes?

Answer: Two.

118. Question: What object is typically hit in the sport of golf?

Answer: A golf ball.

119. Question: How many syllables are there in the word 'elephant'?

Answer: Three.

120. Question: What is the smallest planet in our solar system?

Answer: Mercury.

121. Question: What is the square root of 144?

Answer: 12.

122. Question: When two tectonic plates collide or separate, what geological phenomenon can occur?

Answer: Earthquakes.

Easy Questions About The Solar System

Buckle up and get ready to test your knowledge with these easy and super fun trivia questions! You'll be exploring everything from magnificent planets and mysterious moons to twinkling stars and mind-boggling galaxies. Prepare to have your curiosity ignited and your understanding challenged as you unravel the wonders of the solar system.

123. Question: Which is known as the largest planet?

Answer: Jupiter.

124. Question: Which planet is farthest from the Sun?

Answer: Pluto.

125. Question: What is the solid, innermost part of the Earth called?

Answer: The inner core.

126. Question: Which planet has the largest ring system?

Answer: Saturn.

127. Question: Which planet is known as the 'Red Planet'?

Answer: Mars.

128. Question: Which planet has the shortest year?

Answer: Mercury.

129. Question: What is the largest moon in our Solar System?

Answer: Ganymede.

130. Question: What is the hottest planet?

Answer: Venus.

131. Question: What is the largest volcano in our Solar System?

Answer: Olympus Mons.

132.‌ ‌Question:‌ ‌In‌ ‌which‌ ‌galaxy‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌Earth ‌located?‌ ‌

Answer:‌ ‌The‌ ‌Milky‌ ‌Way‌ ‌Galaxy.

Literature Trivia

From famous authors and their timeless works to the mystical creatures and valuable life lessons hidden within the pages, these questions will challenge your literary prowess in the most fun way possible. So grab your favorite bookmark, cozy up with a cup of imagination, and explore the world of literature!

133. Question: What animal was the Pied Piper of Hamelin hired to drive away?

Answer: Rats.

134. Question: In which famous novel by Harper Lee does the theme of social and racial inequality play a central role?

Answer: 'To Kill A Mockingbird'.

135. Question: Who is the author of the novel 'The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn'?

Answer: Mark Twain.

136. Question: What is the name of the children's book that tells the story of a girl who travels to the land of Oz?

Answer: 'The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz'.

137. Question: What is the name of the book that tells the story of a shipwrecked sailor who is stranded on a desert island?

Answer: 'Robinson Crusoe'.

138. Question: In the Chronicles Of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis, what magical creature is known for its wisdom and guidance?

Answer: Aslan, the Lion.

You've completed an epic journey through the world of fifth-grade knowledge with this trivia. Along the way, you've tested your understanding of various subjects, from history and science to geography and literature. Kudos to you for expanding your horizons and challenging yourself! With each trivia question answered, you're one step closer to becoming an expert in your own right.

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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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