The television show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? pits adult contestants against fifth-grade students to see how much adults really know about the subject matter covered in that grade.
The students on the show can help the adult contestants when they're stumped on the answers and their quest to win the top prize of a million dollars. Adult contestants can make use of three features: peek, in which they can look at the student's answer and decide if they will use it; copy, in which they have to use the child's answer; and save, in which the contestant's answer is incorrect and the student's is correct and the student saves the day.
It's the stuff movies are made of: After a blow to the head, a person wanders aimlessly, unable to remember who he is or where he came from. While such sudden, profound loss of memory is rare, memory loss is a problem that affects most people to a degree.
Whether it's occasional forgetfulness or loss of short-term memory that interferes with daily life, there are many causes of memory loss.
Here is WebMD's version called "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth-Grader in Health?" We talked to teachers, skimmed fifth-grade health texts, and peeked online at fifth-grade curricula to put together our quiz.
See how you fare. Answers are at the bottom. Test anxiety? Relax. You get one "save," but sorry, no "peeks" or "copies" in this online version of the game.
1. Your brain has three major sections -- the cerebrum (which controls speech, thought, and emotions), the cerebellum (which controls balance), and another part, attached to the spinal cord. This last part is called:
2. You have four types of teeth, each with specific functions. These include incisors to cut food, canines to cut and tear food, molars to grind food, and one other type that both grinds and crushes. This last type is called: