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Are you smarter than a high school student?

March 14, 2011 at 8:01 AM ET

Over the next few weeks, high school students across the country will be taking a voluntary exam designed to test their financial smarts.

The 2011 National Financial Capability Challenge is designed to make sure kids are heading out into the real world with a basic understanding of things like interest rates, insurance terms and taxes.

Hey, maybe those crazy kids will even prevent the next financial crisis.

Reuters blogger Lara Pingue got a sneak peek at some of the questions facing the teens, and decided to see how well her adult readers would fare.

Wondering how you stack up? Click here to take the test. 

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