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Gender Genius Challenge

Break out the boxing gloves…this cool game will definitely get your group fired up! It’s called Gender Genius Challenge and here’s how you play it.

It’s basically a “battle of the sexes” as the boys compete against the girls to see which gender is more intelligent. You can group guys on one side of the room and girls on the other, or just let them sit where they are – which usually makes this game even MORE interesting.

Explain that everyone in the room is playing, and it’s boys vs. girls. After stating how many points a question is worth, you’ll ask a question, and the first boy or girl to run up to the stage gets a chance to answer it. Of course, if the answer is correct, they get the points, if it’s not correct they LOSE that many points.

At the end of the game, the gender with the most points is declared the winner and they get to enjoy ice cream while the losers…get to watch!

Here are some potential questions:

(100 pts) What planet is closest to the Earth (Venus)
(100 pts) What do you call a plant that grows and dies in one growing season? (annual)
(200 pts) Dana needs 8 eggs to make 2 cakes. How many cakes could she make with 24 eggs? (6)
(200 pts) What is the capital of Portugal? (Lisbon)
(200 pts) In what NY state mountain range did Rip Van Winkle fall asleep in? (The Catskills)
(300 pts) Most fossils are found in what type of rock? (Sedimentary)
(400 pts) How many justices are there in the United States Supreme Court? (9)
(400 pts) A2 + B2 = C2 is also known as who’s theorem? (Pythagoras)
(400 pts) What instrument is used to measure radiation? (Geiger Counter)
(400 pts) Who wrote Pride & Prejudice? (Jane Austen)
(400 pts) Vertical lines divide a musical score into what? (Measures)
(500 pts) In the famous poem, “Casey at the Bat”, what town was Casey playing in when he struck out? (Mudville)

Tie Breaker if necessary:
Who was the first explorer to sail around the world? (Ferdinand Megellan)

Idea by Dan M.

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