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Are you as clever as a child genius? AS TV QUIZ KIDS STEAL SHOW..

Byline: EMMA PIETRAS

Georgia knew all of England's kings and queens in order by the time she was eight, Mog can speak 30 languages and keeps 19 different kinds of cacti, and Christopher is nicknamed The A* Kid and planning to take his maths A evel when he's just 13.

They are among 16 of the country's cleverest eight to 12- yearolds battling for the title of Britain's brightest child on Channel 4's Child Genius show tonight.

They may only be young but their general knowledge and mathematical ability are just two of the skills severely tested. Try our fiendish questions and see how you rate against a child genius...

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUESTIONS

1 Which metal is extracted from its ore, bauxite, by the process of electrolysis?

2 What is the loudest animal in the world, capable of making sounds of up to 188 decibels?

3 Which German composer wrote the operas Parsifal and Lohengrin?

4 Who invented the horse-drawn seed drill in 1701?

5 In which year of the 19th century were the diaries of Samuel Pepys first published?

6 Who is now considered to have been Britain's first prime minister?

7 What was the name of King Charles II's mistress who, having started out as an orange-seller, became a leading comic actress?

8 The man in Gustav Klimt's painting The Kiss is wearing a wreath on his head - of what plant?

9 When describing transverse waves, what term is used for the height from a particle's rest position to its peak?

10 Richard Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra was based on a work by which author?

11 What Battle of the English Civil War took place on 2 July 1644?

12 In Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory, there are three objects drooping. What are these objects?

13 The pamphlet England's New Chains Discover'd was published in February 1649 by which group?

14 Pablo Picasso refused to let his painting Guernica be displayed in Spain until democracy was restored - in what year did that happen?

15 Who is the only real-life individual other than a reigning monarch to appear on a British coin?

16 The chemical element iron has the symbol Fe, which comes from what Latin word?

17 At what battle of July 1690 were the British and Dutch fleets badly beaten by the French?

18 Where was Captain Cook killed in a fracas with islanders in 1779?

MATHS QUESTIONS

1 If A = 3, B = 5 and C = 9, what is the value of A x (B + C) + 51 =

2 What comes next? 10, 14, 28, 32, 64, ______

3 Add the following: 744 + 551 + 110 + 911 + 232 + 917 =

4 Calculate the following: multiply 22 by 4, subtract 23, multiply by 6, and finally divide by 3.

5 What comes next? 24, 12, 16, 8, 12, ___

6 Add the following: 93 + 51 + 74 + 37 + 13 + 57 =

7 Add the following: 46 + 24 + 59 + 86 + 44 + 94 =

8 What is the missing number?

9 Calculate the following: multiply 14 by 8, subtract 12, multiply by 8, and finally divide by 5

10 Add the following: 582 + 118 + 534 + 699 + 274 + 270 =

11 If A = 3, B = 5 and C = 9, what is the value of A x (B + C) + 51 =

12 Add the following: 31 + 70 + 80 + 62 + 39 + 20 =

13 Calculate the following: multiply 26 by 2, subtract 21, multiply by 6, and finally divide by 2

14 What is the missing number?

15 Calculate the following: multiply 16 by 9, subtract 47, multiply by 8, divide by 2, and finally add 26

16 Calculate the following: multiply 19 by 9, subtract 26, multiply by 8, divide by 2, and finally add 37?

17 Add the following: 94 + 61 + 62 + 86 =

18 Calculate the following: multiply 10 by 4, subtract 22, multiply by 4, and finally divide by 8?

Child Genius, 8pm, Channel 4

Now find out how brainy you really are

General knowledge

1 Aluminium

2 Blue whale

3 Richard Wagner

4 Jethro Tull

5 1825

6 Robert Walpole

7 Nell Gwynne

8 Ivy

9 Amplitude

10 Friedrich Nietzsche

11 Battle of Marston Moor

12 Watches/clocks

13 The Levellers

14 1975

15 Oliver Cromwell

16 Ferrum

17 Battle of Beachy Head

18 Hawaii

Maths

1 93

2 68 (+4, x2)

3 465

4 130

5 6 (o 2, +4)

6 325

7 353

8 644 (+83)

9 160

10 2,477

11 93

12 302

13 93

14 621 (- 51)

15 414

16 617

17 303

18 9

CAPTION(S):

DEAR DIARY Samuel Pepys

SURREALIST Salvador Dali

SPAIN'S PAIN Pablo Picasso

Expert on British royalty GEORGIA

Speaks 30 languages MOG
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