The Quiz

Hey, smart guy! Think you can beat the Maclean's Genius at trivia?

Freshly signed Toronto Argonaut Peter Dyakowski is back to put your trivia skills to the test. Can you beat his 77 per cent?

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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 freshly signed with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts 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!) And if you love trivia, try your hand at our daily Canada 150 Quiz Countdown, our five-question mini-quizzes about our home and native land from Terrance—where you could win a prize, every day until Canada Day!

This week, we tested Dyakowski on everything from sniggling and the Swiss to Calvados and Canadian football (a real boon for our Genius). How did he do? “If I keep up this week-over-week pace of improvement I will notch a perfect 100% next week!” He got 77 per cent.

Try the Quiz now!