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"University Challenge" - Starter for Ten!
""University Challenge" is the search for the best university quiz team from the United Kingdom. What do you know about this frustratingly difficult quiz show? Enjoy."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The year 1962 brought about the humble beginnings of a British television staple, particularly in the game show genre. 'University Challenge' initially had great success and this continued for many series, however, was there a hiatus in broadcasting before the year 2000?
The innovative concept of a quiz such as 'University Challenge' was inspired by an American predecessor. Which of the following American game shows provided the foundations for 'University Challenge' and which the British version long outlived?
When the introductory episode of 'University Challenge' aired in 1962 and the distinctive theme tune of 'College Boy' was melodiously transmitted to British viewers, who was the first quiz master to greet the public?
The University of Oxford, which is amongst the best universities in the world, has won 'University Challenge' many times in the programme's long history. However, is the following true or false?
Oxford University are allowed to enter more than one team.
The scoring system on 'University Challenge' is always the same. There is a starting question worth ten points, now ubiquitously known as a 'starter for ten', followed by three bonus questions. If a team correctly answers the starter question and the subsequent bonus questions, what do the team score?
During the fast paced quizzing on 'University Challenge' there are different styles of questions. For the majority of the show it is straight forward question and answer. However, how many picture rounds are there per show?
Which of the following well-known British personalities was a contestant representing Queens' College, Cambridge in a 1980 series of 'University Challenge'?
One of the most controversial moments of 'University Challenge' in its long history was provided by the University of Manchester in 1975. In a protest at what they considered an inequality, the team from Manchester answered every question by either 'Che Guevara', 'Trotsky', 'Marx' and by what other related name?
In 1994, 'University Challenge' was presented by a new face. What was the name of the journalist and St. Catherine's College, Cambridge graduate who was the second ever presenter of the long running show?
Which Oxford University college won the 2002 'University Challenge' title? Famous alumni of this traditionally all female college include former British prime minister, Baroness (Margaret) Thatcher and former Indian prime minister, Indira Ghandi.
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