Could you hold your own on University Challenge?

It's one of the toughest quiz shows on TV, but how many of these genuine questions from the BBC programme can you answer correctly

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Created By Shortlist
On Aug 29, 2017
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In 1837, the German educator, Friedrich Frobel, founded what type of infant school, now the first unit of elementary school in the US?

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Although considered to be one of the founding members of the Impressionist movement, which French artist preferred to call himself a realist or an independent? His outdoor scenes often depicted horse races, but he's chiefly associated with indoor subjects, such as lawn dresses and ballet dancers?

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Which city links the bear, the hen and the queen in six symphonies by Haydn?

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At the Rio Olympic Games in 2016, athletes from Tajikistan and Poland respectively won the men's and women's gold medals in which field event? In 1986 the Russian Yuriy Sedykh set the men's world record at 86.74m.

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Which country shares a border with the three countries whose flags appear in this picture?

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In 2015, which band had their first number-one album with Marks To Prove It? Their name is that of a priestly family of Jews who organised a successful rebellion against Antiochus IV in the second century BC.

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Which French philosopher is responsible for the quote pictured?

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The final speech of which play by Shakespeare invites the audience to consider they may have been asleep rather than watching a stage production?

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More than 1,500km in length, Rio Solimoes is a name given to the upper portion of which major river? Its brown, muddy waters join the darker waters of the Rio Negro near the city of Manaus.

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Name the European country in which this sculpture is located

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Which border has been erased on this US map?

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"All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost." - These lines from Tolkien's The Fellowship Of The Ring refer to which character?

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'The Bricks That Built The Houses' is the debut novel by which South London poet, playwright, spoken-word performer and rapper?

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Which British monarch ascended to the throne during the presidency of Andrew Jackson?

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Which upper-case Greek letter represents, in statistics, the sample, space or total set of possible outcomes.

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Consisting of three vertical bands, the flag of which EU member state could be described by the names of the seas on which the ports of Odessa, Incheon and Suez respectively are situated?

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