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Indian-Origin 12-Year-Old Becomes UK’s ‘Child Genius’. Can You Answer the Questions He Aced?

He bagged the title once he correctly answered a question on 19th Century artists William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais.

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A 12-year-old boy from north London, Rahul, became an overnight hero on the British reality competition series Child Genius a few days ago, and now he’s won the title!

He beat his 9-year-old opponent, Ronan, 10-4, in the final round.

A screengrab from the show

Rahul’s chosen subject for the final round was Edward Jenner’s medical innovation and methodology in 18th Century England. He bagged the title once he correctly answered a question on 19th Century artists William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais.

So how much of a genius is Rahul? Well, you can now find out for yourself. Test yourself by answering these seven questions from the show’s final round:

1. Selim I took control of which empire in 1512?
2. Calculate 22 x 8, then subtract 19, multiply by 8 and divide by 2
3. In revolutionary France, who led the committee of public safety?
4. Calculate 41 x 8, subtract 24, multiply by 5, divide by 4 and add 19
5. What is the freezing point of water in degrees kelvin?
6. Calculate 20 x 7, subtract 16, multiply by 6, divide by 8 and add 18
7. The winning question: Of which artistic brotherhood were William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais?

Feel smarter? Find out the answers here.

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Written by Deepika Bhardwaj

When she's not resolving conflicts between belief and desire, she's letting her mornings be consumed by Coltrane and leaving her nights in the hands of Hendrix. An average singer and lover of graphic novels, Deepika tries to proper your noun for a living.