Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader Show
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Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader Show

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A lot of other people probably watched this as well and I guess it is kind of amusing at first to see full grown adults struggle over elementary school questions. They sure rub it in too by showing the contestant’s GPA scores back in their school days. I guess the main reason for not knowing some of those questions is because people tend to specialize in a certain field after say high school and so there doesn’t seem to be a need to remember everything that one has learned. As they say, if you don’t use it you lose it.

Some questions I couldn’t believe that a person couldn’t answer such as “what country has the longest border with the U.S.” How in the world does one even think Mexico over Canada? That is almost like not knowing if normally a whale or a fish is bigger. The interesting thing I thought too was how in the show one can choose any order in which to answer the questions and the contestants tend to go with the lower grade ones first. While that would make sense initially, since you only have the kid’s help for three times I’m surprised no one goes for the hardest questions first while they still have help as they would probably have better luck answering the easier questions by themselves than the difficult ones.

I wonder how long this show will last as it seems like a fun idea, but the novelty seems like it can wear off faster with this show for some reason.

1 Comment

  • Julien Bosse 5/6/2007

    Am i the only one that finds that the questions are either very hard or stupid? For example, 2nd grade question, when you sleep you go into REM. What does rem stand for. Its rapid eye movement but i learnt that in like grade 10.

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