Do You Know the Answers to these Simple 5th Grade Questions? Or Is a Kid Smarter than You?

There’s a ton of knowledge that you acquire in grade or primary school. You gain insight of a vast number of topics, such as American history and geography, arts and music, elementary mathematics & measurements, and the list goes on. But do you ever wonder what amount of the information and knowledge that you received as a kid you still retain?

Let’s put your memory to test! Try and answer these 15 elementary level questions that we’ve put together for you, from the TV show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? You’ll be shocked to know how much or how little you remember.

Let’s go!


What political party was the U.S. President John Adams, a member, at the time, of his election?


Social Studies



Ken Jennings, one of the contestants who chose not to respond to this million-dollar question, although he knew the correct answer to it!



On what planet does a year last for about 88 days?


Grade 5, Astronomy



In this John Cena hosted version of this show, an elementary school teacher, Lindsey got this one wrong and guessed it to be Mars instead!



What is the number of electrons in a carbon atom?


Grade 5, Chemistry



Eckelman, even when he knew the correct response, chose to flip a coin to decide whether he would like to view the solution before answering it. The man lost himself a couple of hundred bucks.



Fill in the Blank: The classic fairy tale “The Real Princess” by Hans Christian Andersen is more commonly known as “The Princess and the _______”.


Grade 1, Reading


The Princess and the Pea

During his turn, Alex answered this question incorrectly as “The Princess and the Bride” in episode 3 of season 4 of the show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?