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Aging IQ Quiz
by Staff
How much do you know about aging? Test your knowledge with this IQ quiz.

Who remarked, "Old age is no place for sissies?"

  • Greta Garbo
  • Phyllis Diller
  • Bette Davis
  • Lauren Bacall

The current life expectancy at birth for an American is:

  • 82.3 years
  • 76.9 years
  • 72.5 years
  • 79.1 years

More than 15 percent of Americans say they eat healthy foods, exercise regularly, maintain a normal body weight and don't smoke:

  • True
  • False

The country where you are likely to live the longest is:

  • Norway
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Japan

The percent of Americans taking dietary supplements daily is:

  • 40
  • 25
  • 50
  • 35

The most popular cosmetic procedure in the US is:

  • eyelid surgery
  • liposuction
  • breast augmentation
  • botox injections

The number of centenarians in the US stands at about:

  • 700
  • 7,000
  • 70,000
  • 700,000

Which food contains the highest concentration of disease-fighting antioxidants?

  • kale
  • soy beans
  • blueberries
  • broccoli

Eating chocolate prevents heart disease:

  • True
  • False

Medical errors by physicians kill 100,000 every year:

  • True
  • False

When Social Security was initiated in 1935, average life expectancy was:

  • 58
  • 63
  • 70

Benjamin Franklin was this age when he helped frame the American Constitution:

  • 60
  • 70
  • 80

What former president wrote the book <i>The Virtues of Aging?</i>

  • Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Bill Clinton

The biblical figure Methuselah is said to have lived to what ripe old age?

  • 969
  • 257
  • 100

Once they reach age 60, people should have a routine physical exam:

  • Twice a year
  • Once every two years
  • Once a year