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Hom ework for grown-ups

PUB. DATE
October 2012
SOURCE
Daily Mail;10/27/2012, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
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Article
ABSTRACT
Everything you learnt at school ... but can you remember? 1 'Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look.' Which Shakespearean hero is referring here to his future assassin? a) Othello b) Coriolanus c) Titus Andronicus d) Julius Caesar 2 Which 14th-century warrior, who conquered much of central Asia, was immortalised in works by Edgar Allan Poe and Christopher Marlowe? a) Saladin b) Tamerlane c) Genghis Khan d) Akbar the Great 3 In rugby union, what kind of tactical device is a 'Garryowen'? a) An up-and-under kick, then a chase b) A long, raking kick into touch c) A pass that misses out one player in the attacking line d) A rolling maul 4 In ecology, a large collection of flora and fauna in a particular environment is known as what? a) Ecosystem b) Habitat c) Biome d) Biodiversity 5 What is the French term for a civil servant? a) Un serveur b) Un charpentier c) Un fonctionnaire d) Une domestique 6 in which northern Italian city would you find Leonardo da Vinci's mural masterpiece The Last Supper? a) Florence b) Turin c) Padua d) Milan 7 Who directed the all-time classic movie Casablanca? a) Elia Kazan b) Michael Curtiz c) Frank Capra d) John Huston 8 Which Latin translation of the Bible formed the basis for most Roman Catholic versions for centuries? a) Jerusalem Bible b) Good News Bible c) Douai Bible d) Vulgate 9 What, in mathematics, is an asymptote? a) A type of fraction b) A line that a curve approaches, but never crosses c) A section of a circle 8 Which Latin translation of the Bible formed the basis for most Roman Catholic versions for centuries? a) Jerusalem Bible b) Good News Bible c) Douai Bible d) Vulgate 9 What, in mathematics, is an asymptote? a) A type of fraction b) A line that a curve approaches, but never crosses c) A section of a circle d) A form of quadratic equation 10In chemistry, what are the three states of matter? a) Animal, vegetable, mineral b) Gas, liquid, solid c) Earth, wind, fire d) Paper, scissors, stone Answers: 1 d; 2 b; 3 a; 4 c; 5 c; 6 d; 7 b; 8 d; 9 b; 10 b
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