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The Quiz: You vs. the Maclean’s Genius

This week, we tested Maclean’s Genius Peter Dyakowski on everything from pirate booze to Monty Python. Can you beat his 83 per cent?


 
In this 1969 publicity image released by IFC, bottom from left, Terry Jones, John Cleese and Michael Palin, and top from left, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam, from the legendary British comedy troupe Monty Python.

In this 1969 publicity image released by IFC, bottom from left, Terry Jones, John Cleese and Michael Palin, and top from left, Graham Chapman, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam, from the legendary British comedy troupe Monty Python.

Welcome back to the Maclean’s Quiz, a diversion designed by Terrance Balazo to test your trivia skills. Good luck, and remember: no Internet assistance allowed.

We’ve also invited the Maclean’s Genius, Peter Dyakowski, to take the quiz. Dyakowski is a lineman with the CFL’s Hamilton Ticats who also bested the competition in CBC’s Canada’s Smartest Person contest in 2012.

This week, we tested Dyakowski on everything from guinea pigs to wind instruments, from pirate booze to Monty Python. “I can now say that all doubt has been removed,” says Dyakowski: “After getting #29 wrong I can conclusively state that the countless hundreds of hours I spent as a teenager watching and re-watching Monty Python were utterly wasted. The remaining hope that they could one day help me get a trivia question correct has been dashed.” He scored 83 per cent. 

Think you can do better? Just click on the link below.

Take the quiz.


 
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