Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?

Posted by Shmoop on 1/27/19 8:30 AM

Ready to test yourself to see if you're smarter than a Shmooper? We've gathered four questions (and answers—you're welcome) from some of our favorite premium online courses and test prep. 

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Shmoop Questions: 

1 .If we found archaeological evidence of a single culture or farming settlement overtaking its neighbors at around 3000 BCE, what would be the most likely cause? Middle School History: Ancient Civilizations—Semester A

A) Superior dog domestication 

B) Superior written language 
C) Bronze weapons 
D) The strength of its religion


2. Which of the following statements on the issue of civil rights is inaccurate? 5th Grade Social Studies

(A) Southern plantations were still being worked by people of color, who were paid extremely low wages.
(B) African Americans worked hard to change racial inequalities during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. 
(C) Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King are celebrated individuals who dedicated heir lives to racial equality. 
(D) Fair laws in the early 1960s made it possible for white and black people to attend the same schools, go to the same restaurants, and drink from the same water fountains.


3. What is the difference between stress and anxiety? 8th Grade Health

A) Stress is caused by stuff happening to you, while anxiety is caused by the fear of something happening.
B) Stress and anxiety are synonyms. There is no real difference between them.
C) Anxiety is caused by stuff happening to you, while stress is caused by the fear of something happening.
D) Stress is totally normal, but having an anxiety probably means you have a serious mental illness.



4. Bonus Finance Question — Series 7 Exam Prep (stockbrokers take this test to get a license to trade)


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