The How Many Quiz #2

For each selected question, guess how many.
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Last updated: January 6, 2017
 First submitted March 14, 2012 Times taken 31,685 Rating 3.65
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 How Many... # Days in a leap year 366 Weeks per year 52 Pints in a gallon 8 Days in a fortnight 14 Greek gods in Olympus 12 Movies in the Harry Potter series 8 Feet in a fathom 6 Acres in square mile 640 Teaspoons in tablespoon 3 Gallons in a barrel of oil 42 Bytes in a kilobyte 1024 Feet in a furlong 660 Tiles in a Scrabble bag 100 Nations in the world 196 Keys on a piano 88 Letters in the Greek alphabet 24
 How Many... # Lines in a limerick 5 Members of the Fellowship of the Ring 9 Pounds in a stone 14 Original Pokemon 151 Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court 9 Years in a century 100 Fluid ounces in a U.S. gallon 128 Fluid ounces in a U.S. pint 16 Fluid ounces in an imperial pint 20 Edges on a cube 12 Degrees in a pentagon 540 Named elements in the periodic table 118 U.S. electoral votes 538 Members of the U.S. cabinet 15 Lines in a sonnet 14 Players on an NFL roster 53
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Level 47
Mar 14, 2012
shouldn't it state what type of gallon in a barrel of oil (US or imperial)?
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Level 43
Mar 14, 2012
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Level 61
Jan 5, 2017
I got 22/32, beats or equals 95.2%. So I suppose it's not just you.
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Level 31
Oct 14, 2017
You scored 17/32 = 53%.

This beats or equals 80.1% of test takers

-- With 22/32 beating 95% of people that is difficult. That means 95% of people are getting a grade worth a D+ in the US or lower.

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Level 63
Mar 14, 2012
Less people got the number of electoral votes than the quantity of original Pokemon. That is sad.
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Level 66
Apr 20, 2015
It should also be noted that there's a lot of people in the site that aren't from the US
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Level 79
Nov 22, 2015
I'd like to see Americans try to guess any numbers to do with any other country's government.
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Level 81
Aug 28, 2018
I can guess those numbers just as well as I can guess numbers pertaining to American government. In either case I doubt it would be very entertaining to watch but if you really want to...
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Level 79
Apr 4, 2021
well good for you, maybe don't judge other people for not knowing though?
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Level 81
Dec 30, 2015
I am equally ignorant about both. Neither really affects my non-American life. Well US does, but not the exact number of electoral votes.
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Level 51
Jun 11, 2016
I have remembered the one which has had a bigger direct impact on my life.
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Level 67
Oct 11, 2019
The pints?
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Level 56
Feb 19, 2018
You do realise that there is an entire world out there who knows nothing about the ridiculous specifics of US government, right? You should spend more time familiarising yourself with the rest of the world, rather than the other way around.
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Level 81
Aug 28, 2018
A one word reply referencing this person's intellect would probably be more apt, but, I'm just curious, is British parliament (I'm sure this is what you mean by "the rest of the world") made up of Pokemon, now?
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Level 76
Mar 14, 2012
I'm surprised on 30% got nations of the world. Seems everyone has taken that quiz about 35 times.
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Level 70
Aug 20, 2015
Actually there are 23 of us taking the World Quiz 500,000 times each
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Level 50
Mar 14, 2012
sorry if this sounds stupid but are ununoctium, ununseptium etc not names?
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Level 65
Dec 2, 2016
What about Moscovium,, Tennesine, Nihonium, and Oganesium (I spelled all of these wrong)? I think those should count as names, bringing the total count up to 118.
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Level 49
Mar 14, 2012
Louis, technically maybe but they are latin for the atomic number of the element.
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Level 64
Mar 15, 2012
ctleng76, how sad it is depends on who is taking this quiz. If the majority of test takers are voting age AND in the US maybe it's sad. But there are a lot of people in the world who don't need to care about that number.
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Level 43
Mar 15, 2012
Wasn't sure what it meant by degrees in a pentagon. I tried 108 (thinking exterior angles) and 72 (Thinking interior).
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Level 54
Dec 18, 2017
There definitely is some information missing in this question it needs to be changed. 'Degrees in a polygon' doesn't mean anything in itself. I think it is worded that way just so that the question doesn't take 2 lines.
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Level 67
Dec 13, 2018
Tried 72 aswell. When that wasnt it, couldnt think of what would be
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Level 15
Mar 16, 2012
108 is interior. 72 is exterior.
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Level 67
Oct 11, 2019
Ehm no
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Level 89
Dec 31, 2012
Quiz needs an update for Flerovium and Livermorium--correct answer is 114
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Level ∞
Dec 31, 2012
Fixed. Thanks!
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Level 55
May 31, 2014
I don't know anything about Pokemon.
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Level 34
Jun 1, 2014
Agreed
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Level 49
Jun 2, 2014
Can't believe only 15% for imperial pint. Must not be many beer

drinkers here :)

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Level 82
Oct 22, 2014
Or maybe many non-americans ? The imperial units are weird for european SI users you know... furlong ? fathom ? stone ? US gallons and pints and fluid ounces ? No idea about those...
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Level 78
Aug 25, 2016
Americans don't normally see imperial pints or stones, either. Aren't those British units? Same with furlong and fathom unless you are into horse racing or boating.
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Level 58
Aug 25, 2016
Well, I'm British and I used to drink pints of beer. But uh, the glasses aren't marked up in fluid ounces! That's a cooking thing....
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Level 76
Aug 29, 2016
Agreed. I've drunk plenty of pints of beer in my time, but they've never been labelled with the number of fluid ounces they contain.
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Level 74
Oct 3, 2014
"Degrees in a Pentagon" needs clarifying - interior (540 deg) or exterior (180 deg) angles?
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Level 82
Oct 22, 2014
Actually, the exterior value is 360° and is the same for every polygon, since it simply amounts to the angle you turn when you go once around it (one loop = 360° indeed).
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Level 56
Apr 16, 2015
How annoying is that having 1024 bytes in KILO byte? Normally that means 1000 so it's understandable that people wouldn't get that.
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Level 81
Dec 30, 2015
If you ever did anything with computers, you should be able to get that. And I don't just mean jetpunk, but learning about how they work.
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Level 70
May 22, 2016
As there are 8 bits in a byte the Kilobyte is then 1024 made up of 128 x 8 ........... 128 = 16 x 8 etc...... all multiples of 8 (binary code)
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Level 78
Aug 25, 2016
Thank you, Malbaby. Now it makes sense to me.
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Level 67
Oct 11, 2019
It is 210 to be exact. Might be easier/less confusing than the above, though you eventually arrive at the same number.
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Level 67
Oct 11, 2019
8 = 23 and 16 = 24 and 124 = 27 So no need really to multiply the steps in between (16x 8 etc).
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Level 55
Jan 5, 2017
Actually 1000 is more correct than 1024. They used to make a difference by using a big or a small 'k' (kB being 1000 bytes en KB 1024), but that was confusing, so a new word was introduced. Now technically 1 kilobyte (kB) is 1000 bytes and 1 kibibyte (KiB) is 1024 Bytes.

Since in reality the old value of 1024 for 1kB is still widly used, I can agree with that being correct too, so both should be accepted in this quiz.

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Level 67
Oct 11, 2019
never heard of a kibibyte, must have been relatively recent, I never learned it.
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Level 41
May 26, 2015
It was going well until all of the American questions
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Level 81
Dec 30, 2015
What surprises me in this type of a quizzes is don't people guess at answers at all? I wouldn't know of the top of my head the number of letters in a greek alphabet, but the normal English one has.. ehm.. somewhere around 25-26-something? So okay, the Greek might have a couple of more or a couple of less. How long does it take to guess numbers between 20 and 30? And only 45% either knew outright or guessed. What did 55% of the quiz takers do?
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Level 70
May 22, 2016
Too busy trying to guess how many Players on an NFL roster ........21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 .......... etc
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Level 51
Jun 11, 2016
For that NFL question, I went up to 50 and then decided it wasn't worth continuing. So close.
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Level 78
Aug 25, 2016
That's how I got imperial pint, Olympus gods, gallons of oil, NFL players, fathom, and I was working on the periodic table, but I started at 115 and went up.
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Level 65
Dec 12, 2018
They gave up
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Level 76
Aug 29, 2016
I think the fact that the vast majority of measurement questions ended up with less than 50% getting them right goes to show the absurdity of non-metric systems. I'm assuming at least 50% of site users are US-based? To me these numbers suggest that even people living in countries using these measurements find them difficult to convert from one to another.
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Level 62
Oct 4, 2016
I like the idea and some of the questions, but I have to say it is quite US-centric, including your units of measurements.

Guys, switch to the metric system, seriously.

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Level 70
Feb 22, 2018
tbh, this quiz would be rather boring if it were all metric questions:

how many meters in a km?

how many km in a Mm?

how many grams in a kg?

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Level 30
Nov 6, 2016
Didn't do very well on the quiz, but got the electoral college one that only 5% got, so I'll take it.
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Level 18
Nov 13, 2016
There is 118 recognised elements in the periodic table, so I suggest you accept that too :)
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Level 47
Jan 5, 2017
Aren't there 118 named elements now?...
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Level ∞
Jan 6, 2017
Yes, fixed!
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Level 38
Feb 17, 2018
I am floored by the fact that 19% of quiz-takers don't know that there are 100 years in a century! I suppose some of those were just people who didn't finish the quiz, or didn't get to the question, but STILL!
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Level 81
Feb 19, 2018
Maybe they were thinking of a cricket century? I'm not sure exactly how that works, except that games can go on for days. It only feels like they last 100 years.
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Level 70
Dec 13, 2018
Why is it the ignorant know so much?
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Level 67
Oct 11, 2019
That might be by the people that do not know they can skip questions, and they were stuck on one of the earlier questions. (which are still quite a lot, you see comments about it quite regularly)
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Level 56
Feb 19, 2018
You should do another one that isn't so USA-centric. i.e. no references to your ridiculous Imperial system AT ALL. Nor any of your sporting questions.
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Level 44
Apr 25, 2018
There are only 1000 bytes in a kilobyte.

Kilo=1000

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Level 81
Aug 28, 2018
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Level 60
May 28, 2018
"nations in the world" should say "US-recognized countries". there is no set number of countries in the world, it's an extremely debatable topic.
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Level 11
Jun 2, 2018
I got them all right!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I'm only 13!!!!
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Level 52
Oct 29, 2018
were you born on Feb 29 by any chance?
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Level 66
Jan 28, 2019
The answer for the kilobyte question is wrong. The correct answer is 1000. 1024 would be 1 kibibyte. See here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilobyte
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Level 64
Jan 23, 2020
1024 is just as correct as 1000. Depends on the system of standardization this is referring to (see IEC vs. JEDEC).
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Level 62
Mar 14, 2019
"No man, they got the f%*#king metric system. They wouldn't know what a f%*#king quarter pounder is!" And here doesth endeth the lesson.
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