The 10 knowledge quizzes contain 7 questions each that are designed for upper elementary students, middle school students, high school students and adults. Some of the questions are meant to just be fun, while others are meant to give the student a better understanding of math, money, science, geography, history and algebra.
Look at the following science question from quiz number 30:
The animal responsible for the most human deaths worldwide is the ________.
a) mosquito b) hippo c) deer d) bee
I have found that most children will answer “hippo” while adults will almost always give the correct answer of mosquito. The reason, of course, is that most adults have more of an understanding of the world. Children typically don’t view mosquitoes as anything more than a nuisance and are unaware that malaria has killed millions of people worldwide. My hope is that questions like this one will prompt students and adults to do further research and in the process, gain a better understanding of the world.
Each of the 10 quizzes has one question each in the following subject areas:
Math, Money, Science, Geography, History, Language of Algebra, Facts and Factoids
(From the book “Now You Know”)