Watching TV quiz show ‘The Chase’, my wife & I were in total disbelief at the level of knowledge displayed by two contestants, both of whom looked to be in their early 20’s.
Question 1 - Which continent is Belgium on?
The contestant clearly hadn’t a clue what a continent was or had never heard of Belgium. Most probably both. Contestant remained totally silent & clearly didn’t understand the answer.
Question 2 - The answer to a very easy question was ‘Prince Phillip’. Again, total silence. When told the answer the contestant replied that they knew very little about princes but the name ‘Harry’ seemed to ring a bell.
We had to watch the show again on catch-up to make sure we hadn’t misheard the questions.
Unsurprisingly, both got the answers to question on ‘popular culture’ correct.
I don’t expect everyone to be a genius with general knowledge but, how can you get to your early 20’s in this country never having heard of Belgium & Prince Phillip? How can you spend years in education & come out knowing nothing?