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Can you remember what was learned at school? These 10 questions will put your knowledge to the test,

Could YOU handle your child’s homework? 10 tricky questions will prove how much you remember from school – including mitosis and the Pythagorean theorem

  • TalkTalk has revealed ten most challenging questions about children’s homework
  • Research has shown that three out of four parents depend on the internet to help their children
  • With topics ranging from history to science, can you answer without cheating?

It is a question that is guaranteed to frighten many parents – “Can you help me with my homework?”

No matter how diligently you have studied during your own school days, 84 percent of parents admit that they have trouble keeping up with their children’s homework, according to a recent study by TalkTalk.

Mathematics turned out to be the subject that stunned the majority, with most parents admitting that they had forgotten the basic formulas they had learned at school.

People thought they were the most aware of questions regarding historical figures, with spelling and grammar nearby.

This is how you can answer the ten hardest homework questions without the help of technology?

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How well do you remember these homework questions?

1. What is Pythagoras’ proposition?

2. What is an isosceles triangle?

3. Is Uranus still a planet?

4. What is the conjunctive time?

5. How do you know if you have a jambic pentameter?

6. What is the difference between there and them?

7. What is the difference between mitosis and meiosis?

8. How does the greenhouse effect work?

9. What are the noble gases?

10. How many countries fought in the First World War?

Researchers have revealed the ten most difficult homework questions that parents often cannot answer without the internet (file image)

Researchers have revealed the ten most difficult homework questions that parents often cannot answer without the internet (file image)


1. A mathematical formula that is used to calculate the length of a third side of a triangle. If you know the length of two sides of a triangle and want to find the third side, this statement must be used

2. An isosceles triangle is a triangle with two sides of equal length

3. Yes. There are eight planets in the solar system, starting closest to the sun and working outwards, the order is as follows: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and then the possible Planet Nine. Pluto had removed its planet status, but if you were to include it, it would be on the list after Neptune

4. The conjunctive is a verb form or mood used to express things that could or should happen. They are usually used to express different states of unreality such as desire, emotion, possibility, judgment or opinion

5. Jambic pentameter is not a condition, it is a rhythmic pattern consisting of five jambs in each line, such as five heartbeats.

It is one of the most used meters in English poetry

6. There is a place, so ‘I don’t live here’. Theirs is theirs, so “They live there but it’s not their house.”

7. Both relate to cell division. People usually mean when they refer to ‘cell division’ mitosis, which is the process of making new body cells

8. Greenhouse gases, including CO2, methane, nitrogen oxide, absorb heat from the sun, bounce back to the earth’s surface and release some into the atmosphere.

Modern climate change is caused by an excess of greenhouse gases that excessively insulates the planet. As a result, the temperatures rise

9. The noble gases are the chemical elements in group 18 of the periodic table.

They are most stable due to the maximum number of valence electrons that their outer shell can contain. That is why they rarely react with other elements, because they are already stable

10. It grew into a war involving 32 countries. The Allies include Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy and the United States.

These countries fought against the Central Powers including Germany, Austria-Hungary, the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria