Are You Smarter Than A Seventh Grader?

[Answers now in comments] 

Probably, but see how well you do on these select questions form their most recent test.

First, a review question.

1. Which of the following people is sometimes known as the Father of the Constitution?

a. George Washington.
b. Eli Whitney.
c. James Madison.
d. Thomas Jefferson.

Now stuff from the current lessons, beginning with an easy one.

4. Which of the following people was the author of the Star Spangled Banner?

a. Francis Scott Key.
b. Henry Clay.
c. Aaron Burr.
d. Prince.

A bit more challenging, but not by much.

5. Who invented the cotton gin?

a. Robert Fulton.
b. Ben Franklin.
c. Daniel Webster.
d. Eli Whitney.

Could be tricky.

7. Who was the fourth President of the United States?

a. Thomas Jefferson.
b. Alexander Hamilton.
c. James Madison.
d. James Monroe.

Now we’ll see who studied.

3. Which of the following is NOT true of John Calhoun?

a. He was a republican congressmen.
b. He supported the War of 1812.
c. He was from South Carolina.
d. He authored the Missouri Compromise.

The obligatory Scotus question.

13. Which of the following Supreme Court cases held that a state could not tax a federal bank?

a. McCullough v. Maryland.
b. Gibbons v. Ogden.
c. Marbury v. Madison.
d. Dred Scott v. Sanford.

I figured “c” was the best answer for this next one. My students, though, mostly picked “a,” with a few choosing “d” because I am tall, and a few more circling “b” hoping to get on my good side.

16. If Mr. [Wheeler] was a teacher at Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, he would be:

a. Severus Snape.
b. Albus Dumbledore.
c. Minerva McGonagall.
d. Rubeus Hagrid.
e. What’s Hogwart’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?

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6 Comments on “Are You Smarter Than A Seventh Grader?”

  1. Mike Harmon Says:

    I found your site on technorati and read a few of your other posts. Keep up the good work. I just added your RSS feed to my Google News Reader. Looking forward to reading more from you.

    Mike Harmon

  2. elementaryteacher Says:

    And how about the answers for us to check ourselves?

    Dedicated Elementary Teacher Overseas (in the Middle East)

  3. Wheeler Says:


    cool! thanks.


    i’ll put the answers up later today, or tomorrow. what do you think they are?

  4. Wheeler Says:

    Answers: c, a, d, c, d, a, and whatever.

  5. Steph Says:

    My answers were c, a, d, c, b, a, a (because McGonagall sounds the most like your last name). So, I missed one. Not too bad. Of course, I did have help. I’m looking forward to the next quiz!

  6. Not to hard of a test if you listen in school I loved it was vey fun and easy.

    Ashley Norberg

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