Walter Shakespeare?! How only one in 20 Brits score top marks in tests designed for seven-year-olds | Mail Online
But the number of adults who struggled with the answers paints a disturbing picture of a nation of dunces.
In a test carried out for an information website, many were unable to answer questions aimed at children as young as seven.
And some were guilty of the most appalling howlers, including giving Shakespeare's first name as Walter, the capital of Sweden as Oslo, and the cube of 2 as 24.