Who discovered penicillin? Who was the winner of the first Big Brother TV show?
Midlanders apparently find it easier to correctly answer the latter question than the first, showing they know more about reality television than historical British achievements, according to a new study.
More than 1,000 people across the country were quizzed for the survey and those living in the West Midlands gave the most wrong answers.
One in five thought Dame Ellen MacArthur was the first Briton to sail around the world, but only 45 per cent knew that a legendary explorer completed that feat more than 400 years ago.
Can you pass the test? See today's Birmingham Post.