Are You Smarter Than a Baby Boomer?
by Gordon Kerr
'Exams are getting easier!' our newspapers smugly insist every August when the annual results are published. The rose-tinted glasses through which we invariably gaze at the past show us a world in which mobile phones, computers and social media were not available to make everything easier and, well, wasn't everything much harder back then...especially exams?
Draw your own conclusion on this thorny issue by inhabiting the mind of a student of the 1950s and 1960s, when we'd never had it so good and The Beatles were just an unknown pop combo from Liverpool.
Test your wits on genuine questions from mathematics, verbal and non-verbal reasoning examinations from that era and discover how you measure up.
Author Gordon Kerr worked in the wine industry, bookselling and publishing before becoming a full-time author. He is the author of a number of books including A Short History of the Vietnam War, Dead Famous and Great British Losers. He divides his time between Dorset and Southwest France.