People Are Struggling to Answer 5 Questions That Appeared in a 1950 IQ Test Correctly

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Testing a person’s intelligence has a long, dark history. In the past, scientists even used the measurements of a person’s skull to try and denote how clever they were.

Although it’s now seen as rather outdated, the IQ (or “intelligence quotient”) test is still a well-known way to test your brains. But one 1950’s IQ test has recently gone viral for its truly tricky questions. Can you get all 5 right?

Question One: 8 + 8 ÷ 8 + 8 x 8 – 8 = ?

Popular answers to this tricky mathematical puzzle include 64, 65, 72, and 80.
But if you use the correct process (BODMAS, people!) the correct answer is …
65!

Question 2: What does the roman numeral C represent?

Guesses for this one range between 50, to 100, to 500, to 1000.
How’s your knowledge of ancient numbers?
The correct answer is …
100!

Question 3: What are the first three words of the bible?

Even non-Christians should know this iconic phrase.
Many people guessed “The Lord spoke,” “These are the,” and “Solomon son of.”
But the right answer is, of course …
“In the beginning”

Question 4: When you add the square root of 81 to 12 squared, what do you get?

Another math question – perhaps a little trickier than the first.
The biggest guesses were 153, 147, 181, and 112.
But the correct one? It is …
153.

Question Five: Where was Christopher Columbus born?

A final historical question for you – with answers ranging from Italy to Spain to Mexico to China.
But the (potentially surprising) answer is actually …
Italy!
How many did you get right?