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Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader - not in Palo Alto
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by Parent x3, Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Feb 8, 2008
My family have started to enjoy Thursday evening's watching "Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader" and I am wondering just where they get the questions from. I have a highschooler, a middle schooler and a 4th grader and many of the questions asked are just off the radar in my kids' experience. Of course I know that this is a quiz show, but like many of the adults on the show I know I learned some of the stuff and have forgotten it, but my kids' assure me that they have never heard of some of the stuff the brainy kids on tv know and as for the questions for the lower grades, my secondary school kids certainly didn't learn it in elementary school.
What do other parents and kids think? Is Palo Alto behind the rest of the country or are my kids just not that smart?