Are You Smarter Than a Shmooper?  

Below are four questions and answers taken from Shmoop's premium online courses. These questions are of varying degrees of difficulty. If you get stuck or want to learn more about the topic covered in the question simply click the associated link to go to the course.*

*Premium account required—24 hour free trial available. 

are you smarter than a shmooper

Shmoop Questions:

1. Which of the following would not have been considered a status symbol during prehistoric times? Middle School History: Ancient Civilizations

 

 

2. Which of the following represents a series of sequential binary numbers? 7th Grade Computer Science  

D) 0011, 0100, 0110, 1000.

 

 


 

3. Which of the following increases the entropy in the universe? AP® Psychology—Semester B

 


 

4. Bonus College Question — Introduction to E-Commerce

This course has been recommended for ACE CREDIT®,which means it is considered for credit at thousands of colleges and universities across the country. For more information, click here.

 

In graduate school and shortly after, Leonard Kleinrock developed the basic principles of _____, which provided the fundamental underpinnings for today's internet technology.

 

 
 

 

Shmoop Answers:

 

1. Which of the following would not have been considered a status symbol during prehistoric times? Middle School History: Ancient Civilizations

 
Answer: D) Woolen or fur clothing .Wool or fur were common items used to make clothing for as long as humans had decided they needed to cover up. Since as long as humans had been hanging out in Europe—and humans were putting the "hunter" in "hunter-gatherer"—we've been wearing animal skins.
 

 

2. Which of the following represents a series of sequential binary numbers? 7th Grade Computer Science  

D) 0011, 0100, 0110, 1000.

 

Answer: B) 0101, 0110, 0111, 1000. We know, we know, this is the computer science equivalent of one of those vision tests where you're given a bunch of o's and need to find where the lone c is in it.

 


 

3. Which of the following increases the entropy in the universe? AP® Psychology—Semester B



Answer: D) A bonfire.. Whether we're burning a pile of wood so we can make s'mores or the three notebooks full of notes we took in math class last year, lighting something on fire is an excellent way to increase the entropy in the universe. . 

 


 

4. Bonus College Question — Introduction to E-Commerce

This course has been recommended for ACE CREDIT®,which means it is considered for credit at thousands of colleges and universities across the country. For more information, click here.

In graduate school and shortly after, Leonard Kleinrock developed the basic principles of _____, which provided the fundamental underpinnings for today's internet technology.

 

Answer: D) Packet switching. Leonard Kleinrock came up with the math behind the process of packet switching, and his early interest in technology sparked a fire that led him to finish first in his class from the evening session at the City College of New York and earn full funding for an electrical engineering grad program at MIT, where he studied data networks. Kleinrock and his team developed the first of the four nodes hooked up to ARPANET, and sent the first internet transmission (through ARPANET) from UCLA to Stanford in October 1969. 

 

News Flash: Students enjoy humor.

Shmoopers tend to stick around once they give us a try. We have a knack for getting them results and making sure they don't fall asleep in the process. We love it when students laugh with (or at) us as, long as they're engaged and learning. It helps motivate them on their rigorous and effective test preparation journey.

Shmoop’s goal is to make students want to learn. We give students the tools to succeed and, along with amazing teachers and administrators, we makestudents believe they can ace any test they take. Using Shmoop in the classroom or at home is a commitmentto saying that learning is exciting, achievable, and doesn’t have to stop when the bell rings.*

*Sponsored by Pavlov

SAT prep survey results image
Shmoop awards-1
It motivated me more than other test prep would. Not only is the material humorous, but Shmoop teaches in a way that is easy to understand and relate to. 

12th Grade Shmoop User

Free 24-hour Trial and Cancel Anytime.  

Start Shmoopin'