Are you a smartie trivia buff who thinks they always know the answer? Even to those challenging, obscure questions? Admit it; you know you could win on Jeopardy. Well, take this quiz that has questions about everything from pop culture to science and geography to find out how smart and filled with general knowledge you really are. Can you crush it?
If you’ve never cracked open a quiz by Kyle, you’re missing out. This savvy examinator writes his knowledge from a place of passion - he made it to the final round in a quiz show as a child, and his love of the question-answer format was born. Never one to sit on his laurels, after losing out to a well-read young lady named Myrtle, Kyle set out become the best quiz master the internet has ever known. In his six-year tenure as a test-writer, has Kyle written for a) three quiz sites b) no quiz sites c) more than 30 quiz sites d) National Geographic. Yes - his friends also find him kind of obnoxious (and the answer is C). If you’re serious about your status as a supreme quizard and are determined to make your way through the ranks to our Expert level, you won’t be able to escape a few of Kyle’s challenging, informative projects.
While you may think being a walking encyclopedia that is a repository of general knowledge is only useful if you are planning on trying to earn money on a game show, you may be surprised to learn that studies have found that people who are highly knowledgable about facts in many areas tend to also test higher on intelligence tests. General knowledge is defined as culturally valued knowledge encompassing a broad subject range. These subjects typically include art, biology, film, mathematics, politics, sports, games, and geography. And people who have this knowledge also tend to have good long-term memory and strong verbal ability.
Unsurprisingly, people’s general knowledge tends to increase with age. Research has found that, on average, men tend to score higher than females in most domains of knowledge. People who are filled with general knowledge tend to be more open to new experiences, more interested in intellectual engagement, and most likely did better in school and on tests. And in case you pride yourself on having lots of general knowledge, and want to add another impressive fact to your volume, the term “walking encyclopedia” comes from a poem from the 1600s called “Tears of Peace” by George Chapman.
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