1/10 People Will Fail This Common Sense Quiz

Common sense is something that is highly underrated today. This type of knowledge is probably one of the most useful, and yet those with very specialized knowledge in one specific field are generally considered more intelligent than those who have a general shrewdness or sharpness that helps them with day to day activities. But common sense really is the thing that will save you in the most dire of circumstances. If you can't figure out how to do the most basic things when the situation demands it, you're not going to last long in this world, and that's just a fact.

21 But you really should check in and make sure that all the cogs are turning up there in that noggin of yours. Are you able to think outside the box? Can you make logical deductions and observations? Do you know the most basic knowledge that everyone should be aware of? If you have any doubts about this, then this is the perfect quiz to make sure that you really do have at least a few ounces of common knowledge up there...

Question 1

What Is The Name Of The Closest Star To Earth?

There are countless stars in the night sky, and that's just what we can see. In our galaxy alone, there so many stars it would blow your mind. It has the effect of making us feel both alone and surrounded by life at the same time. We are without a doubt a small oasis in an endless desert of stars, and there's not enough water for us to travel to the next waterhole. But what is the closest star to Earth?

Question 2

What Gets Wetter And Wetter The More It Dries?

Here's the first brain teaser of the day, and this one might just be easier than you think. When we think of moisture, we often think of the ocean and the sea. But it's easy to forget that moisture also exists in the air. And it's also very easy to forget that moisture in the form of water also exists in our body, in fact, the majority of us is made of water? But do you know what gets wetter the more it dries?

Question 3

What Is The Capital Of Japan?

Japan is an amazing country full of culture and history. For many years, the nation was completely isolated from other countries and cultures, and in many ways it still is. You can visit Japan, but getting citizenship there is almost unheard of. They are very much wary of outsiders, and you'll never truly experience the culture if you're not a real Japanese person who has lived there for countless generations. But do you know what the Capital of Japan is?

Question 4

Why Are Bees So Crucial To Plant Life?

Bees are very crucial to plant life, and the decline of bees has been seen as a huge problem that no one is taking seriously. However, recent data suggests that the decline of bees might not be as serious as we once thought. Bees are important though, and without these insects we would see some very serious impacts on our lives, and it all has to do with the effect bees have on plants. But why are they so crucial?

Question 5

Two mothers and two daughters went out to eat, everyone ate one burger, yet only three burgers were eaten in all. How is this possible?

Burgers have long been considered the American food of choice, in fact it might just be the most American food possible. But consider where the humble hamburger actually comes from. That's right, Hamburg, Germany. So you see, the burger isn't really American at all, but German. That doesn't mean you can't enjoy it though, and in truth the burger has probably become more American than it is German today. But can you solve this complex brain teaser? It's a doozy!

Question 6

Where Did The Vikings Come From?

Vikings have left a huge mark on history, and we still tell stories involving these fearsome Norse warriors to this day. The word "Viking" actually means simple "Raider" in ancient Norse tongue, so the name is actually not really a reference to any one culture. But there is no denying that the Vikings roamed long and far, discovering new worlds and spreading violence to almost every corner of the globe. But do you know what area of the world Vikings actually come from?

Question 7

A man was outside taking a walk, when it started to rain. The man didn’t have an umbrella and he wasn’t wearing a hat. His clothes got soaked, yet not a single hair on his head got wet. How could this happen?

Rain is seen as really bad weather by most people. But it's also true that rain is sometimes the best possible thing to happen. Rain brings moisture, and it is moisture that gives the plants life. Crops rely heavily on rain. If it gets too dry, the aquifers dry up and water must be rationed. This happens in California and other places on the West coast throughout history. But what about this brain teaser? Is it possible to not get your head wet?

Question 8

True Or False, The Only Pyramids In The World Are In Egypt

Pyramids are undoubtedly one of the most mysterious, wonderful things on the planet. The biggest pyramids trigger such a feeling of awe that some people are brought to their knees upon witnessing them with their own eyes. Somehow, thousands and thousands of years ago, humans managed to make these artificial mountains. There is enough rock in these pyramids to build several modern cities. And Egypt is the most famous home of the pyramids. But is it true that the only pyramids are there?

Question 9

You walk across a bridge and you see a boat full of people yet there isn’t a single person on board. How is that possible?

Boating is definitely one of the most popular pastimes in America and around the world. Humanity has been seafarers for many thousands of years. It is theorized that this is how we populated various parts of the world. Having the technology and the knowledge to build boats gives us a great advantage. It would almost be like the first space explorations of modern day. These people set out into the unknown, and found new pieces of land. But can you solve this brain teaser?

Question 10

In Which Year Did WW2 Begin?

World War 2 was one of the most epic, transformative periods in human history, and it very nearly destroyed us all. The world was split into several factions. Alliances were made. And the full might of mechanized warfare reared its ugly head for the first time. Let us hope that we may never see such a war again. But who knows what will happen, especially given the fact that wars are massively profitable to the world's elite. Do you know when WW2 began?

Question 11

How Would You Classify A Mushroom?

Mushrooms have long been known to man, and we've been consuming them for probably hundreds of thousands of years. They have some very unique and interesting properties, and these are just now beginning to be fully explored by scientists and researchers to this day. For one thing, they are massively nutritious, and can cure all kinds of ailments. They can also have psychoactive properties that were well-documented by ancient cultures. But do actually you know what their scientific classification is?

Question 12

How can you throw a ball as hard as you can, to only have it come back to you, even if it doesn’t bounce off anything?

Since the dawn of time, humanity has been playing games with balls. The ancient Mayans had a ball game that they would play in massive courts. This is seen as many to be one of the first ever team sports, much like soccer or basketball. Primitive European tribes used to kick people's decapitated heads around like a soccer ball. They also used to inflate animal skins and use those as balls, which gradually gave birth to modern sport. But can you solve this ball-related brain teaser?

Question 13

I am an odd number. Take away one letter and I become even. What number am I?

Here's one brain teaser that is apparently about math. Some people love math, others hate it. But there is no doubt that math was one of the most important things to human development. Math is present in almost all ancient architecture, and you can the beautiful, universal language of math in the many arches and columns of ancient temples. The so-called "golden ratio," which is related to the Fibonacci sequence, is observable in all living things. But can you solve this brain teaser?

Question 14

What Type Of Flower Is Worn During Remembrance Day?

Remembrance day is a celebration that occurs in Canada, the United Kingdom, and some other parts of the globe. It happens on November 11th, and is the equivalent of America's Veteran's Day. Both celebrations honor the fallen soldiers of past ways, and the veterans who served in the nations's military. During this day, we remember past battles, tragedies, and victories won. Even if you're anti-war, it's hard not to feel sadness for the past wars. But do you know what kind of flower is worn?

Question 15

When you look for something, why is it always in the last place you look?

We've all experienced the frustration of losing something at least once in our lives. If it's something really valuable, this can be a really frustrating experience. Suddenly, a feeling of dread fills your stomach, and you frantically try to find out where that thing went missing. Today, technology is making it much easier to find where we lost our items. Smartphones usually have a feature than can track their location. But why is it that when you lose something, it's always in the last place you look?

Question 16

Cirrus Is A Type Of…

Cirrus is a word that really rolls off the tongue. It's a beautiful word that is used in a few contexts, but the most important one is a natural phenomenon that you can see sometimes when you go outside. It's a type of something, and it's just one type of many. As humans, we always like to classify things, to sort them into neat little piles to make it easier for us to understand. But what is Cirrus a type of?

Question 17

Who Set Foot On North America First, The Vikings Or Columbus?

North America was the new world that was seen as a gift by many. This land was completely new to the people who settled there, although there were already many different tribes of First Nations people that had lived there for thousands of years. The first people who set foot there were actually disappointed, because they were looking for India. But this happy little accident resulted in the birth of a whole new place for people to live. But who set foot there first? The Vikings or Columbus?

Question 18

Who Was The President Before Barack Obama?

Barack Obama was one of the most memorable presidents for a great many reasons. First of all, he was the first black president. Second of all, he did some amazing things during his tenure. One of the things he will be remembered for is ObamaCare. But he also pursued an aggressive foreign policy that relied heavily on Drone Warfare. But what about the president that came before him? Do you remember who this president was? He was actually quite a memorable one, too.

Question 19

What Does A Meteorologist Study?

Meteorologists are some of the most important scientists and researchers today, and their role is important for many reasons. The name can be misleading, but if you're up on your Latin, it shouldn't be too hard. It's a general rule that all science-related terms are in Latin. This helps us have a universal scientific language that anyone can understand, even if you're someone at the other side of the globe who doesn't speak English. But what does a Meteorologist study?

Question 20

A boy fell off a 30 meter ladder but did not get hurt. Why not?

Falls are actually some of the most deadly events that can happen to a person, but mostly in old age. People who are elderly often find themselves falling, and then the injuries are sometimes so severe that they require extensive medical treatment. Their legs just aren't as strong as they used to be, and their bones becomes brittle. That's why so many hips need to be replaced. But in this hypothetical scenario, it's a child that is falling. Why isn't he hurt?

Question 21

What belongs to you but other people use it more than you?

Here's another brain teaser for you, and this one is all about possessions. In today's world, we are completely married to our possessions. The majority of people have become incredibly materialistic. The most important thing in life for many people is getting that new car, or that new house, or that new designer handbag. Is that really the way we want to live our lives? We can't take these possessions with us to the grave. But can you solve this brain teaser?

Question 22

True or False, Sound Travels Faster Than Light

A major turning point for humanity's aeronautic technology was the breaking of the sound barrier. This was accomplished with the help of a new, faster than ever jet plane and a very brave pilot. No one was sure what would happen when the sound barrier was broken, but when he broke through there was a massive "sonic boom," a loud noise and an awesome air bubble around the aircraft. But is it true that sound actually travels faster than light?

Question 23

What has to be broken before you can use it?

Here's another brain teaser that just might stump you in the same way as the last one. There are many things that get broken over the course of time, and this reminds us that nothing is permanent. All things must eventually fade away. This includes the Earth. One day, our planet will be destroyed in some way or another, and our sun will either explode or die out and fade away. But what has to be broken before you can use it?

Question 24

How can a man go 8 days without sleep?

Insomnia and sleep deprivation can cause some pretty serious effects on the average person. In fact, going long enough without sleep can cause hallucinations and effects similar to the symptoms of serious mental disorders like Schizophrenia. Some people can go many days without sleep, but everyone will one day completely burn out, either passing out or going completely insane. There are certain situations, such as those faced by the military, where you must stay awake. But how can you go 8 days without sleep?

Question 25

How Many Birthdays Does The Average Person Have?

Birthdays are the best part of the year for many people. These are times when you celebrate with your friends, eat some cake, and let loose. But there are also those of us who hate birthdays, and see it as one of the worst days in the entire year. This is because it reminds them of their own mortality, and the fact that time is slowly ticking away for them. But how many birthdays does the average person actually have?

Question 26

What Is The Deepest Part Of The Ocean?

The ocean is a place full of mystery and intrigue. It's a well-known fact that we know more about the surface of the moon that we do about the surface of the ocean floor. There are parts of the ocean that are simply too deep for anyone to see. The water pressure would crush anything like a tin can. But there are certain organisms that can survive down there, and they are some of the strangest most interesting life forms.

Question 27

What Is The Longest River On Earth?

Rivers are some of the most important geographical features, and this was especially true in the ancient times. Rivers such as the Nile in Ancient Egypt were worshiped, and for good reason too. These rivers would bring water and irrigation to the crops. But rivers also offered a way to travel through dense jungle with relative ease, as such was the case with another huge river. Rivers are definitely important features. But do you know which one is the longest?

Question 28

What does this mean?

Here's one questions that's going to really force you to think outside the box. It's something that is right before your eyes, but it's also very hard to get. Eventually, if you stare at it long enough, you'll suddenly have a eureka moment. Or maybe not. Maybe you'll stare at this for so long so that you go completely insane. Who knows. What's clear is that in order to really prove that you have common sense, you're going to have to answer this one...

Question 29

What 5-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?

Here's another brain teaser that's going to encourage you to think outside of the box. The great thing about thinking outside of the box is that you're using your brain in ways that it's usually never used. People get used to thinking in a very particular way, and they get very set in their path. It's always a good choice to think in new and innovative ways, and we need more of these people. But can you figure this one out?

Question 30

What invention lets you look right through a wall?

There have been many stories of people who have attained the ability to see through solid objects. Some of these people are superheroes, and some are scientists, but for the most part this invention is not so common in today's world. This would have all kinds of advantages, especially in military situations or in operations that involve spying. But how would it be done? Such things seems to be restricted to the realms of science fiction. But is this really true?

Question 31

How Many Planets Are There In Our Solar System?

Our solar system is an area of space that we have gotten to know very well over the years. Our telescopes can see other planets in our system very easily, and we've even sent probes and sometimes rovers to other planets. Someday, we may very well explore all of the planets in our solar system. There is some debate about how many planets there are in the system. Some say that Pluto is not a planet. Some say that there is another planet that we haven't seen yet...

Question 32

True Or False, Most Dust Particles In Your House Are Made Up Of Dead Skin

Dust is something that causes a constant nuisance in many of our homes. We are constantly dusting our homes, trying to remove that ugly and disgusting filth from our surfaces and other pieces of furniture. And the minute you finish dusting, more dust arrives. It's enough to make anyone go insane. Just where does all this dust keep coming from? It's hardly a mystery. The well educated among us know the source of this annoyance. But the real question is, do you?

Question 33

Can You Lead A Cow Down A Flight Of Stairs?

Cows are one of the most common farm animals today, and can be used as livestock for a variety of reasons. First of all, they produce meat i the form of beef, which is definitely one of the most popular sources of meat today. Second of all, they also produce milk, which is a massive industry. Cows, believe it or not, are actually very smart animals, which is a reason why more and more people are going vegan. But can you lead them downstairs?

Question 34

True Or False, Turtles Can Breathe Through Their Butts

Turtles are another strange but lovable breed of animal, and these creatures are famous for moving incredibly slowly. To counterbalance their slow pace, they have evolved to have an incredibly protective shell on their backs. When threatened, they can shrink all of their limbs into the shell, and this does wonders in protecting them. They can also swim, and can live for a great many years when compared to other animals. But is it true that turtles can breath out of the butts?

Question 35

What Is The Only Word In The English Language That Ends With “Amt”

The English language is a large, complex, and convoluted language, and like almost all languages, there are certain things about it that make absolutely no sense. Many people learning the language complain about this, but those of us who speak the language as our native tongue take it for granted. There are some rules that the English language adheres to, and words generally follow certain patterns. But there is only one word in the entire English language that ends in "emt." What is it?

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