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The Quiz: Test your skills against Maclean’s Genius!

This week, we tested our Genius Peter Dyakowski on everything from opium to the metric system. Can you beat his 80 per cent?


 
Poppies in full bloom in a field on a hilltop near Sommepy-Tahure, France on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2014.  (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Poppies in full bloom in a field on a hilltop near Sommepy-Tahure, France on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

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. And we don’t call him our genius for nothing—he solved the viral Singapore brain teaser that had been stumping the Internet. (And during his workout, no less!)

This week, we tested Dyakowski on everything from opium to the metric system, from the Trojan War to the technical classification of pets. “Darn you, obscure collective nouns,” said Dyakowski this week. “I really should have known what a ‘clowder’ is since I’m a member of one, sort of.” He did break out of his rut, though: He scored 80 per cent. 

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

Take the quiz.


 
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