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"Game of Thrones" spoilers used as classroom punishment

Writing lines on the chalkboard, detention, being sent to the principal's office: these are all punishments that have been meted out at schools everywhere forever. And still, for some reason, kids misbehave. One math teacher in Belgium decided he needed a new way to keep his students quiet. And he found just the thing: he's threatening them with "Game of Thrones" spoilers....

Writing lines on the chalkboard, detention, being sent to the principal's office: these are all punishments that have been meted out at schools everywhere forever. And still, for some reason, kids misbehave. One math teacher in Belgium decided he needed a new way to keep his students quiet. And he found just the thing: he's threatening them with "Game of Thrones" spoilers.

This teacher has read all of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Fire and Ice" books, on which the wildly popular HBO series is based, and the book series is much further along than the TV show. So if his students get out of hand, he writes the name of a character who dies on the board, thereby spoiling the surprise.

And as anyone who's seen the episode "Red Wedding" knows, a lot of important characters die unexpectedly on Game of Thrones including -- well, behave yourselves, or we'll tell you.

However, if you are brave of heart, below is a short 'As It Happens' trivia quiz, including a couple of "Game of Thrones" spoilers of our own if you get the answer wrong.

Question 1: In what year was 'As It Happens' first broadcast?

A) 1968

B) 1986

Question 2: How many kilometres is the 'As It Happens' studio from Reading?

A) 7342

B) 5658

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