Homework for grown-ups
Everything you learnt at school ... but can you remember?
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