Are GH Students Smarter Than 5th Graders? Season 1: Episode 2

Green Hope is ranked 23rd best school in North Carolina, 5th for Best Public High School in NC, and 2nd for Best Public High School in Wake County with a niche grading overall of A+ with A’s in all categories including: Academics, Teachers, Diversity, College Prep, Clubs and Activities, and Health and Safety. However, are students actually living up to these scores when it comes to common-sense and basic history knowledge? The GH Falcon interviewed students around the school with simple questions pulled from Tests for Elementary Schoolers to see if they were “Smarter Than a 5th Grader.” 

You can also play along as well! 

Here are the Questions asked: (Do you know the answers without looking?) 

  1. How many letters are in the Alphabet? 
  2. Earth is located in which galaxy? 
  3. What number is the Roman Numeral XVI? 
  4. The interior angles of a triangle always sum up to…. 
  5. what color is the M in Mcdonald’s? 
  6. I have 300 stickers I gave 199 to my friend. How many do Ihave now? 
  7. How many pounds does a half-ton of steel weigh? 
  8. What unit of measurement is abbreviated as oz? 
  9. Which one of these is a mammal:
    1. a seahorse, sea lion, or a sea urchin?
  10. How many points are scored for a touchdown in American football? 
  11. what is the name of the 1st satellite put into orbit by the US: 
    1. The Explorer, Titan, Mercury or Apollo?


  1. 26 
  2. The Milky Way 
  3. 16 
  4. 180 degrees
  5. Yellow 
  6. 101
  7. 1000 pounds 
  8. ounces
  9. sea lion
  10. 6
  11. Explorer