Could you be on the next #TeamOpen University Challenge team?

Take our University Challenge quiz below to find out if you'd make the team?


Ever wanted to take on Paxman? Well take our University Challenge quiz below to find out if you’d make the team. Once you’re done, you will have the chance to apply for a place on #TeamOpen

  1. 1 What links: a sheet of paper all of whose sides are half the length of the corresponding sides of a piece of 'A4', and a trunk road that connects Luton, Leicester, Derby, Manchester and Carlisle?

    1. A6
    2. A14
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  2. 2 Which city lies closest to the mid-point of a straight line drawn on the map from Bristol to Cambridge?

    1. Oxford
    2. Milton Keynes
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  3. 3 What five-letter word links a political pamphlet of 1776 by Thomas Paine with an 1811 novel by Jane Austen?

    1. Pride
    2. Sense
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  4. 4 If potassium chloride is subjected to electrolysis, at which electrode will chlorine be liberated?

    1. Anode
    2. cathode
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  5. 5 Under which post-war Prime Minister were life peerages introduced?

    1. Sir Harold Wilson
    2. Harold Macmillan
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  6. 6 Which romantic poet wrote these lines: 'Souls of poets dead and gone / What Elysium have ye known / Happy field or mossy cavern / Choicer than the mermaid tavern?'

    1. John Keats
    2. Lord Byron
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  7. 7 According to the financial press, what is defined as 'two successive quarters of negative growth in gross domestic product'?

    1. Recession
    2. Inflation
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  8. 8 What term denotes the time or date at which the Sun crosses the celestial equator? It occurs twice a year, in March and in September.

    1. Solstice
    2. Equinox
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  9. 9 A river, Christmas, a moon and a pair of shoes all share what colour, according to Elvis Presley?

    1. Green
    2. Blue
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  10. 10 Said to be a richer source of vitamin C than any other fruit, what is the common name of 'Malphighia glabra', also called the 'Barbados' or 'West Indian Cherry'?

    1. Acerola
    2. Camu Camu
    Correct!
    Wrong!

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