Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I'll Take Classical Education For $1000, Alex

Once upon a time in the USA, you had to learn Latin and Greek as part of your education, and understand concepts that sprang from those cultures. Yah, the infamous dead white guys so hated by the liberal Left. It is, however, possible that some of you might have been given an education a little bit better than that permitted by the teachers' unions, so if you wish to test your knowledge, go here.

Sample question:

The three classic orders of architecture ranged from the Doric (the oldest and simplest) to the Corinthian (most recent and fanciest). What’s the name of the one in between? Click the link above for the answer.

I got 7 of 10, not too shabby, IMO.


Ronsonic said...

I AM Spartacus.

Okay, I got 6.5 - "half marks for Neptune and Mars."

Barco Sin Vela II said...

Is it Ionic?
(I didn't look)

Bob said...

@Barco Sin Vela II: It is indeed Ionic. I've seen wordplay jokes on the name, misspelling it as Ironic.