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Listed below you’ll find a list of questions that a 5th grader would encounter in school along with a list of Bible skills 5th and 6th graders learn in Bible Drill.  

Here is the challenge.  Are You Smarter Than …a 5th Grader?


  1. What color do you get when you combine an equal amount of red paint with an equal amount of yellow paint?
  • blue
  • orange
  • green
  • red
  • black
  • pink


  1. True or false: Polar bears eat penguins.
  • True
  • False


  1. What nation has the longest border with theU.S.?
  • Alaska
  • Mexico
  • Canada
  • South America


  1. How many sides does a trapezoid have?
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6


  1. What was the name of the ship the pilgrims first took to theUnited States?
  • Santa Maria
  • La Nina
  • El Nino
  • The Mayflower
  • The Titanic


  1. Who was the first president to be impeached?
  • Bill Clinton
  • Richard Nixon
  • George W. Bush
  • Andrew Johnson
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Abraham Lincoln


  1. True or false: The ostrich is the fastest bird on land.
  • True
  • False


  1. How many years in one term for a U.S. Representative?
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6


  1. How many states in theUnited States of America?
  • 50
  • 48
  • 52
  • 36
  • 13


  1.  What is the largest South American country by area?
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Chili
  • Peru
  • Ecuador
  • None of the above

Bible Skills for Preteens

Level 3 (Grades 5-6)

In addition to what third and fourth graders have learned, fifth and sixth graders should be learning how to:

  •  Locate all the books of the Bible.
  •  Know all the books of the Bible in order.
  •  Read Bible references and be able to locate the Scriptures.
  •  Locate a Bible reference and find information asked for by reading the passage or verse.
  •  Identify and find Bible books according to the contents of the books.

For example:

—A Bible book that tells about the early church and Paul’s missionary travels (Acts)

—A Bible book that tells about David’s early life as a shepherd (1 Samuel)

—A Bible book that tells about the life of Abraham (Genesis)

  •  Find the names of major Bible people in the books where those people’s stories are written such as:

—David (1 and 2 Samuel)

—Abraham (Genesis)

—Daniel (Daniel)

—Paul (Acts)

—Moses (Exodus)

—Jesus (Matthew, Mark,

    Luke, and John)

  • Be able to locate from memory, often used Bible passages and memory verses such as:

—The Lord’s Prayer or Model Prayer (Matthew 6; Luke 11)

—The Ten Commandments (Exodus 20)

—The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5; Luke 6)


  • Recognize the basic divisions of the Old and New Testament books and identify all Bible books they contain. (Law, History, Poetry, Major Prophets, and Minor Prophets; Gospels, History, Paul’s Letters, General Letters, and Prophecy.


From Crayons, Computer, and Kids by Stringer and Hargrave ©1996 Convention Press

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