'What is the capital of Greece?'
'Er ... Rome?'
Leaving that aside and entering the hallowed halls of learning, Deogolwulf informs us:
In an A level history exam, on Hitler's role in Nazi Germany, apparently the phrase “despotic tyranny” has caused some upset:
????????“[I]t is elitist . . . to assume every history student is going to have come across such a term.” 
“The use of the term ‘despotic tyranny’ excludes students of a lower ability.” 
“I understand that to be an A level history student you need to have a wide grasp of specialised vocabulary but can i realy be blamed for never hearing the word despotic before? I have never read it, let alone had it taught to me and i was under the impression that exams should be based on a student’s knowledge of a topic not on their knowedge of a word.” 
Footnotes are at Deogolwulf's blog.