Intelligent people are always striving to learn more and be smarter. They’ll take on challenging trivia questions, or answer really difficult true or false statements in order to learn more about the world. So how can you test your intelligence and educate yourself about what is going on around you?
Easy! Try answering these true or false trivia questions. You may think that once you’re out of school that there can’t be any real way to test your intelligence, but taking a simple quiz like this one can either reassure you about how smart you are or inspire you to look up some cool facts.
Take a look at these 10 true or false statements and see if you can guess them correctly. They will test your intelligence by making you think hard about what you learned throughout your life. That means you may have to think back to your school days, but at least you won’t be graded!
1. TRUE or FALSE: While it seems like the USA and Russia are on opposite sides of the world, there is actually only 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) between them.
Answer: TRUE. The Diomede islands, one belonging to Russia, and one belonging to the USA, are separated by only 2.5 miles.
2. TRUE or FALSE: There are over twenty bridges crossing the Amazon River.
Answer: FALSE. There are actually no bridges that cross the entire Amazon River.
3. TRUE or FALSE: Ketchup was created in England in the 19th century.
Answer: FALSE. Ketchup originated in 17th century China as a mixture of brined fish and spices.
4. TRUE or FALSE: The human brain is made of over 50% fat.
Answer: TRUE. The brain is actually comprised of 60% fat.
5. TRUE or FALSE: The last execution by guillotine in France took place in 1910.
Answer: FALSE. The last execution by guillotine took place in September 1977, four months after Star Wars hit theatres.
6. TRUE or FALSE: Honey takes about 100 years to spoil.
Answer: FALSE. Due to its low moisture content, honey never spoils.
7. TRUE or FALSE: As a planet, Pluto never fully orbited the sun.
Answer: TRUE. From the time it was first discovered to the day it was declassified as a planet, Pluto never completed a full orbit.
8. TRUE or FALSE: There are more McDonald’s locations than libraries in the United States.
Answer: TRUE. There are over 16,000 libraries, including branches, in the USA.
9. TRUE or FALSE: Saudi Arabia has the highest camel population in the world.
Answer: FALSE. Saudi Arabia actually imports camels from Australia, which has the highest population of feral camels in the world.
10. TRUE or FALSE: Giraffes have the same number of bones in their necks as humans.
Answer: TRUE. Whether it’s a giraffe, a human, or even a mouse, almost all mammals have the same number of bones in their necks.
How many of these questions did you get right? Some of them are pretty interesting, so we hope you learned some cool things today!