Education

Thursday 31 July 2014

Can college graduates answer these classic Leaving Certificate questions?

Freya Drohan

Published 21/06/2014|14:14

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Pythagoras's theorem, William Butler Yeats, an tuiseal ginideach: Leaving Certificate memories, good and bad, still haunt many Irish people.

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Almost 60,000 students across the country recently sat their final state examinations,.

The question is, are we taught purely for regurgitating answers in the exams? Or do we actually retain the knowledge acquired?

Armed with five questions, we tested college graduates on their knowledge of Leaving Certificate material - with interesting results.

Questions:

What is the liquid part of blood called?

Who wrote To Kill A Mockingbird?
What do people from Flanders speak?

What is an acute angle?

When did the War of Independence start?

Could you fare better? Watch the video to find out.

 

 

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