Homework for grown-ups
Everything you learnt at school ... but can you remember?
1 In the sphere of poetry, what is a molossus? a) A work of more than 100 verses b) A mythological winged creature c) A type of elegy d) A rhythmic group of syllables
2 If one angle of a triangle is a right-angle, what is the sum of the other two angles?
a) 45° b) 90° c) 180° d) 270°
3 What is the name for the lowest point in a ridge between two mountain tops? a) Col b) Drumlin c) Corrie d) Bivouac
4 Who was both the brother and husband of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis? a) Seth b) Thoth c) Anubis d) Osiris
5 Which of the following was not the codename for a beach used in the D-Day landings? a) Omaha b) Utah c) Gold d) Arkansas
6 Who wrote the classic children’s book What Katy Did? a) Frances Hodgson Burnett b) Susan Coolidge c) Lewis Carroll d) Louisa May Alcott
7 Which type of chemical reaction involves the loss of electrons? a) Oxidation b) Endothermic reaction c) Neutralisation d) Reduction
8 What is another name for vitamin B2? a) Ascorbic acid b) Thiamine c) Riboflavin d) Niacin
9 Which of the following is not a patron saint of Ireland? a) Patrick b) Columba c) Barbara d) Brigid
10 Who was the Renaissance painter Pietro Perugino’s most famous pupil? a) Michelangelo b) Donatello c) Leonardo Da Vinci d) Raphael