A Recent Study Gave This Test to 100 People With IQs of 130+ and Only 2% Passed



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About This Quiz

Do you think you have what it takes to crush a broad knowledge quiz? There are many subjects to take an interest in and study, so many that it would be impossible for most to have a handle on them all. It can be hard for some, but some people are true polymaths. A polymath is a person with a wide range of knowledge and skills who has learned about many subjects.  

In the world between science, the arts, psychology, technology, and more there is so much to study and learn. There is so much out there to discover that it is very impressive to be able to discuss even a small portion of it with authority. This is why experts get so much respect across various fields. Mastering a subject is no easy task, but mastering more than one is even more impressive. People with a broad range of knowledge of a wide variety are truly something special. 

If you are a knowledge junkie who thinks you have what it takes to put your brain to the ultimate test and come out on top, take a crack at this tricky quiz that stumped many of those with the highest of IQs! 

Who is famous for beginning the Apple brand?

Steve Jobs was one of the founders of Apple. He is known for defining their brand and having a hand in all of their groundbreaking products.


The Olympics originated in which country?

Our modern-day Olympics are inspired by the ancient Olympic games. These were held in Olympia, Greece from the 8th century BC to 4th century AD.


Why do you not want to deep fry things in olive oil?

Olive oil often has a lower smoke point, which means that it burns at a lower temperature than many other kinds of oils. This can make deep frying with it a disaster.


What is the profession of someone who prepares the dead for burial?

Morticians have a very important job that many people find spooky. They work in different aspects of funeral services.


Which of these is not a borough of New York City?

New York City has 5 boroughs. They are Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island, The Bronx and Brooklyn.


Which of these countries is New Zealand closest to?

Australia and New Zealand both occupy the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The two nations are the closest major countries to each other and are still over 2500 miles apart.


When it comes to cars, what does SUV stand for?

A sport utility vehicle is more commonly known as an SUV. They are often meant to serve as family cars but have some off road features.


A violin is a _________ instrument.

Violins are string instruments. A standard violin has 4 strings.


Why is sunlight good for health?

Sunlight can have beneficial effects when it comes to vitamin D production. However, unsafe sun exposure can cause health problems such as a skin cancer.


Belief in reincarnation belongs to which religion?

Reincarnation is one of the more well-known beliefs of Hinduism. It involves a cycle of birth, death and rebirth for souls.


Which of these would a biologist study?

Biology is the study of life. This can be single-celled or multi-cellular and take many shapes and forms.


Where in Africa is Egypt?

Egypt is a North African country. Though in Africa, it is considered part of the Muslim world.


Is it true that the average office desk harbors more bacteria than a toilet?

The numbers are in and it does not look good. According to a study, the average office desk has more than 400 times the bacteria of a toilet.


Is a large chunk of the earth's oxygen produced by the Amazon rainforest?

Roughly 20% of the world's oxygen is produced by the Amazon Rainforest. It covers 2,700,000 square miles of South America.


Which branch of physics is concerned with heat and temperature?

There are many branches of physics. Thermodynamics is concerned with heat and temperature and their relation to energy and work.


Where on earth are the days and nights always of equal length?

The equator is a line that divides earth's northern and southern hemispheres. Due to the earth's rotation around the sun and how it spins on its axis, this area's days and nights are not affected by seasonal change like the rest of the planets are.


Why can bats see so well in the dark?

Bats emit a high-pitched sound and can tell where things are in the dark using ultrasonics. While many people believe that bats are blind, they can actually see about as well as humans regardless of their echolocation abilities.


Who was the first president of the United States?

George Washington was the first US president. He was also the last person to not belong to any political party.


Is white chocolate actually chocolate?

Cacao is what makes chocolate chocolate. White chocolate has no cacao in it, so it is not chocolate.


Where is the band AC/DC from?

AC/DC is the most famous band to ever come out of Australia. Aussies are very proud to call the band their own.


Are boys more likely than girls to develop autism?

Males are five times more likely to develop autism than females. It is unclear why.


Where was Barack Obama born?

Barack Obama was born in Hawaii. This made him the first US president born outside the contiguous United States.


Which one of these famous people is a fashion designer?

Alexander McQueen was a famous designer. He was known for his shocking, unusual and avant-garde pieces.


Which religion has no central religious text?

In Buddhism, there is no central authoritative text that all traditions agree upon and refer to. Some consider it more of a philosophy than a religion in the Western sense.


What color eyes did everyone originally have?

Initially, all people had brown eyes. Blue eyes are a mutation that have been traced to a single ancestor who lived near the Black Sea a thousand years ago.


Are coffee beans actually beans?

Coffee beans are not actually beans. They are fruit pits.


Which of these is technically a member of the rose family?

Rosaceae, or the rose family, contains over 4,000 species of plants. All those listed above fall into this family.


Is Puerto Rico part of the US?

Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the US. The US has 12 other incorporated territories.


On which continent can the climate type tundra not be found?

A tundra is a type of climate that exists mostly in rings surrounding the earth's poles. It involves harsh weather and little growth and is not found in Africa.


Which common cooking herb was used in love potions for centuries?

Basil is a fragrant and tasty herb. It was a favorite of kitchen witches for generations as it was believed to be an agent of love.


Is Scandinavia a country?

Scandinavia is a region of Europe, not a country itself. Local Scandinavians consider the countries of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden to be the region Scandinavia.


Islam has how many main denominations?

Islam has two major denominations. The larger one is Sunni, while the smaller is Shia.


Which dictator was “One People, One State, One leader” the policy of?

Adolf Hitler rose to power in Germany and began World War II. Propaganda like this was a large part of his tactics.


Where was Christopher Columbus from?

Christopher Columbus was born Cristoforo Colombo and was Italian by birth. He was from Genoa.


Are dogs a more popular pet in America than cats?

While people love both cats and dogs, more people have multiple cats than they do multiple dogs. This means that there are more pet cats in America than pet dogs.


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