Home­work for grown-ups

Ev­ery­thing you learnt at school ... but can you re­mem­ber?

The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - REAL LIFE -

1 Which lead­ing Flem­ish painter was a favourite at the court of Charles I of Eng­land, and is buried in St Paul’s Cathe­dral in Lon­don? a) An­thony van Dyck b) Peter Paul Rubens c) Frans Sny­ders d) Ja­cob Jor­daens 2 In which year did civil rights cam­paigner Rosa Parks refuse to give up her seat on an Alabama bus for a white pas­sen­ger? a) 1949 b) 1955 c) 1961 d) 1968 3 Which sci­en­tist was re­spon­si­ble for he­lio­cen­trism – the idea that the plan­ets re­volve around the sun? a) Isaac New­ton b) Charles Darwin c) Al­bert Ein­stein d) Ni­co­laus Coper­ni­cus 4 Which faith sys­tem be­lieves the uni­verse was made by Wa­he­guru? a) Abo­rig­i­nal b) Sikhism c) Shin­to­ism d) Oc­cultism 5 Which of the fol­low­ing is not found in an atom? a) Pro­ton b) Am­nion c) Elec­tron d) Neu­tron 6 Sweeney Ago­nistes, Burnt Nor­ton and Jour­ney Of The Magi are all works by which poet? a) Sea­mus Heaney b) An­drew Marvell c) TS Eliot d) Robert Brown­ing 7 Which of the fol­low­ing coun­tries was never a part of the Ro­man Em­pire? a) Spain b) Malta c) Lux­em­bourg d) Nor­way 8 In Rugby Union, which two na­tional teams com­pete for the Bledis­loe Cup? a) France and Italy b) Scot­land and Eng­land c) Wales and Ire­land d) Aus­tralia and New Zealand 9 What is 30 per cent of 50?

a) 25 b) 5 c) 15 d) 35 10 Paul Gau­guin is most as­so­ci­ated with which artis­tic move­ment? a) Fau­vism b) Cloi­son­nism c) Bauhaus d) Cu­bism

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