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We Can Try To Guess Your Level Of Education Based On How Well You Know These 26 Letters

Did you know most people are unable to say the alphabet backward? However, your education level may be the key to helping you boost this skill! You might not think it’s important to know, but using your brain in this way has many benefits. Because it is so difficult to do, it challenges your brain to learn in a new way. Marilyn vos Savant, who held the title of highest IQ ever recorded in the world explains why this task is so tricky to accomplish.

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Successive numbers are linked, but letters in the alphabet aren’t related to their neighbors. In elementary school, we memorize the list from A to Z for convenience, and that’s that. By contrast, students of all ages work with number series and “count down” from 10 to 1. When we count backward from, say, 100, we just repeat that process 10 times.

-Marilyn vos Savant, Parade

Today’s challenge from Playbuzz is going to ask you some questions about the alphabet. You only have a limited time to answer them all correctly. If you can answer these 26 questions in under 5 minutes, you might be a genius too!

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Can we Guess your Level of Education Based on Your Answers?

Grab a pen and a piece of paper, write your answers down, and let’s go! Don’t skip ahead, only answer one question at a time- no cheating! Remember, you only have 5 minutes to answer these questions correctly. Scroll down to see the results of this challenge. At first, this may seem simple, but doing it quickly is more of a challenge than you think!

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1. What is the last letter of the alphabet?

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X
Z
W

2. Easy, wasn’t it? Now, which letter comes before ‘Z’?

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Y
W
X

3. And before “Y”?

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R
T
X

4. And before “X”?

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V
R
W

5. And before “W”?

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R
U
V

6. And before “V”?

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U
P
J

7. And before “U”?

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R
T
E

8. And before “T”?

Q
S
U

9. And before “S”?

T
R
M

10. And before “R”?

E
O
Q

11. And before “Q”?

N
P
S

12. And before “P”?

H
Q
O

13. And before “O”?

N
L
P

14. And before “N”?

E
O
M

15. And before “M”?

N
L
P

16. And before “L”?

F
J
K

17. And before “K”?

I
J
G

18. And before “J”?

I
F
K

19. And before “I”?

K
F
H

20. And before “H”?

G
E
J

21. And before “G”?

C
F
I

22. And before “F”?

E
B
H

23. And before “E”?

F
C
D

24. And before “D”?

G
C
E

25. And before “C”?

A
B
D

26. And before “B”?

C
A
E

How do you think you did with this education challenge? Are you a Ph.D. holder, or do you need to go to Summer School for extra credit? Let’s find out! Scroll down to compare your results with the correct answers.

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Answers:

If you ended up singing the song in your head, don’t worry. That’s what most people did who took this test. However, you only had 5 minutes to finish this challenge. Were you able to answer everything within that amount of time? Here are the answers:

26. Z
25. Y
24. X
23. W
22. V
21. U
20. T
19. S
18. R
17. Q
16. P
15. O
14. N
13. M
12. L
11. K
10. J
9. I
8. H
7. G
6. F
5. E
4. D
3. C
2. B
1. A

If you enjoyed this education challenge and want to continue to improve your genius skills, try these riddles out below and see how you do!

Jade Small
Freelance Writer
Jade is a freelance writer and content creator from South Africa with over 7 years of experience writing and creating. She's also a proud single mom to a super 13-year-old boy.
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