How Educated Are You?

How educated are we in this day and age? Many people focus on the 'student career' aspect of education, not really absorbing much or thinking much, just going for good grades. Others are the polar opposite. Most are inbetween or a combination. In a relatively anti-intellectual society, it's difficult to find what most would consider a 'happy medium'.

This quiz is designed to test your current familiarity on a microcosm of the knowledge pool. It won't tell you how intelligent you are. Intelligence is far more complex than knowledge. I hope that, instead, you'll enjoy taking the quiz and measuring up what you've learned in schools or through personal study!

Created by: Nolwe
  1. "The Art of Rhetoric", or simply "Rhetoric", was written by . . .
  2. Which of the following can be classified as a "Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc" logical fallacy?
  3. In all situations, a triangle's internal angles must equal 180 degrees.
  4. Time runs at the same rate everywhere in the universe.
  5. How many planets, outside of our solar system, have been identified?
  6. Which language is spoken by the largest quantity of people?
  7. Who said: "He who has a why to live can bear almost any how."
  8. Which of the following artists sculpted statues of David?
  9. The USA PATRIOT Act has parallels to which of the following?
  10. Speaking of Beowulf, what's a "scop"?
  11. Which one of the following people wrote the "Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica", which essentially layed the foundation for classical physics?
  12. Which sentence has an example of a gerund?
  13. Around which years did the Trail of Tears take place?
  14. This female artist painted in a style similar to that of Caravaggio, was raped by her drawing teacher at the age of eighteen, tortured during the trial to test her truthfulness and utilized recurring themes of violence in her works. (Hint: She enjoyed por
  15. What are valence electrons?
  16. Charles Ives utilized themes and motives from which composer, in particular, for his Concord Sonata?
  17. Who wrote the "Elements" and what was it a treatise about?
  18. "The Art of War" is a military treatise, composed of thirteen chapters, written by ...
  19. This notorious Roman emperor, arguably insane, was on cordial terms with king Herod. Though starting off well, he lapsed into illness and brought about all kinds of treachery before he was assassinated.
  20. Which of these are the three most common belief systems?
  21. The General Theory of Relativity pertains to ...
  22. This woman was the first person to win two Nobel prizes and remains the only laureate in two separate sciences.
  23. What is the volume of a sphere with a diameter of 4?
  24. The play "Lysistrata" by Aristophanes was ...
  25. Who said: "He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Hero
  26. In sixteenth century Spain, who wrote a series of "Spiritual Exercises"?
  27. Which composer/pianist/conductor/pedagogue of German descent was born in Hungary, had a profound influence on music during his life span and is known as one of the greatest pianists in history?
  28. Which best fits Austrian economics?
  29. Lastly, which ocean is growing wider?

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Quiz topic: How Educated am I?