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

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Although it's now seen as rather outdated, the IQ (or "intelligence quotient") test is still a well-known way to test your brains.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 Ã· 8 + 8 x 8 â€“ 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?

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?