Quiz: Harvard Students Try To See If They Are Smarter Than A 5th Grader
The best part is the expression on their faces through the entire thing!
Kate Miano

If the show Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? taught us anything, it’s that no, most of us are not smarter than a 5th grader. Or at least, we don’t know the same things as they do. It makes sense, kids these days tend to learn slightly different things than we did, and they’re education is much fresher so it’s easier for them to remember all the formulas and facts.

But I bet you expected the students of Harvard University to at least be as smart as a 5th grader.

flickr - Roger W.
flickr - Roger W.

That’s what the YouTube channel the minorities set out to see. I mean, Harvard University is one of the most prestigious schools in America, and many of its alumni go on to become world and industry leaders. Surely, they would be able to beat a 5th grader in basic facts, right?

YouTube Screenshot - the minorities
YouTube Screenshot - the minorities

Do you think you’re smarter than a 5th grader?

flickr - Mike Mozart
flickr - Mike Mozart

There’s all kinds of intelligence out there, and many different ways to be smart. In terms of hard facts and knowledge, though, 5th graders have a really particular set of skills. You may or may not be able to keep up with them, and you may be surprised to see what happened when Harvard students took on the same challenge.

Before you watch the video to see how the students at Harvard really did, take our quiz to see how you do first! Then share it with the elementary school kids you know to keep them on their toes.


Take the quiz to find out if you'd win "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

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How many states are in the United States?

2 / 10

What U.S. state shares a border with only 1 other state?

3 / 10

How many months have 28 days?

4 / 10

This is the twelth time I visited that hair salon.

Is the bolded word spelled correctly?

5 / 10

How many days does it take earth to revolve around the sun?

6 / 10

Condensation is the process used to separate salt from water

7 / 10

What are the 3 branches of the US government?

8 / 10

A group of crows is called

9 / 10

What number is this: XVII

10 / 10

Where is Acadia National Park located?

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By Kate Miano
Kate Miano is a contributor at SBLY Media.