Episode 10 University Challenge


Episode 10

A team of students representing University College London is up against the University of York in this first-round match. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.


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University Challenge. Asking the questions, Jeremy Paxman.

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Hello.

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Another first-round match tonight between two teams

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enjoying their salad days.

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There's a place in round two for whichever one of them doesn't wilt.

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University College, UCL, is the largest of the constituent colleges of the University of London

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and it was founded in 1826 with the aim of opening up

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education in England to students of any race, class or religion.

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Today, about 140 countries are represented in its student body

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of around 22,000 of whom something like 40% are postgraduates.

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UCL boasts at least one Nobel Laureate for every decade

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since the prize was established in 1901, and among its former students

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are Ricky Gervais, AA Gill and the film director

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Christopher Nolan who shot parts of both The Dark Knight

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and Inception there.

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The team have an average age of 22 and a captain

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chosen for the impeccable credential of having the best hair.

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Let's meet them.

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Hi, I'm Hywel Carver from East Devon

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and I'm doing a PhD in Modelling Blood Flow.

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Hi, I'm Patrick Cook from the Texas Hill Country

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and I'm reading for a BA in History.

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And their captain.

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Hello, I'm Jamie Karran, I'm from London and I'm studying Medicine.

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Hi, I'm Tom Andrews, I'm from North Somerset and I'm studying Genetics.

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APPLAUSE

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Now, the University of York traces its origins to a petition

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drawn up in 1617 and sure enough, 346 years later,

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it opened its doors to 230 students.

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A body now swollen to around 13,000.

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York is one of the so called plate-glass universities

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and sits on a landscaped park apparently so abundant

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in wildlife that students have been ordered not to hunt the rabbits.

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Ha! Wait until the new fees kick in!

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Alumni include authors Helen Dunmore and Yung Chang,

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the politicians Harriet Harman and Oona King

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and Greg Dyke who is its current Chancellor.

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With an average age of 20, let's meet the York team.

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Hi, I'm Rob Miller.

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I'm from the Vale of Glamorgan and I'm studying Astrophysics.

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Hi, I'm Greg Melia. I'm originally from Sheffield

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and I'm studying for a PhD in Computational Electromagnetics.

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And their captain.

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I'm Andrew Rose from Bushey Heath in Hertfordshire and I'm reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

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I'm Heather Powell from Evesham in Worcestershire. I'm studying Chemistry.

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APPLAUSE

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Well, you all must know the rules or you wouldn't be here.

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Here's your first starter for 10.

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Around 100,000 light years in diameter,

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1,000 light years in thickness and thought to contain between

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100 and 400 billion stars, what, until the 1920s,

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was thought by many astronomers to constitute the entire universe?

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-The Milky Way.

-Correct.

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Your bonuses are on quotations about history.

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Identify the author, or authors, in each case.

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Firstly for 5, both authors of these words -

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"The history of all hither to existing society is the history of class struggles."

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-Marx and Engels.

-Correct.

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"The history of the world is but the biography of great men."

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(Churchill?)

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-Churchill.

-No, that was Thomas Carlyle.

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And who reportedly said,

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"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it"?

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(That's Churchill.)

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-Churchill.

-That was Churchill. Another starter question.

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"Until you understand a writer's ignorance,

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"presume yourself ignorant of his understanding."

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These words appear in the 1817 Biographia Literaria

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of which poet whose works include

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Frost At Midnight, Dejection: An Ode, and Christabel?

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It's Coleridge. 10 points for this -

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primarily concerned, according to its author,

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with the durably improved condition of the human prospect,

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which work of 1958 by the economist JK Galbraith introduced the phrase "conventional wisdom"?

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-Is it The Affluent Society?

-It is indeed, yes.

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Right, UCL your first bonuses are on a commodity.

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The term Seidenstrasse was coined by the German geographer

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Ferdinand von Richthofen in 1877 to describe the ancient routes

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connecting Europe with Africa and Asia, enabling the trading of what commodity?

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(Silk?)

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-The word in German is Seiden, so.

-Huh?

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-The word of the commodity in German is Seiden.

-OK, that doesn't help.

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-Spices? Spices is good.

-OK.

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-Spices.

-No, it's silk.

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Secondly, what surname is that of a 15th Century

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merchant of Lucca who amassed a fortune trading in silk

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and who's believed to appear with his wife in a double portrait

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by Jan van Eyck, now in the National Gallery in London?

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-No idea.

-It's Arnolfini, as in the Arnolfini Marriage.

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And finally, in the short verse Upon Julia's Clothes,

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which of the cavalier poets wrote,

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"When as in silks, my Julia goes then,

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"then methinks how sweetly flows that liquefaction of her clothes"?

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"Liquefaction of her clothes?" At a guess I'd say Richard Lovelace.

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-Richard Lovelace.

-No, it was Herrick. 10 points for this starter question.

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Give one of the any three five-letter anagrams whose

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meanings include end an employment contract, carry out duties,

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for example in the armed forces, and metrical composition

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-Serve.

-Serve is right. The others are sever and verse.

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So, the bonuses now are on memorable film quotations.

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In each case listen to the pair of quotations and give me

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the year of release of the two films of which they appear.

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You can have a year either way.

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Firstly - "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."

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And "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."

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-The 1930s.

-Yeah?

-But I don't know when in the 1930s.

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-I think they're quite late.

-'37?

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-Yeah, '37.

-1937.

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No, I would have accepted '38, but it was in fact '39.

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It was The Wizard Of Oz and Gone With The Wind.

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Secondly - "What we've got here is a failure to communicate" and,

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"Mrs Robinson, you're trying to seduce me, aren't you?"

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-Cool Hand Luke.

-And The Graduate. Late '60s, so I'd say '68.

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-1968.

-I'll accept that.

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Yeah, it was 1967 - Cool Hand Luke and The Graduate.

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And finally - "I'll have what she's having"

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and "Carpe diem - seize the day, boys, make your lives extraordinary."

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-1989.

-Correct. When Harry Met Sally and The Dead Poets Society.

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10 points for this.

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Which US scientist claims that he has set himself the modest task

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of trying to explain the broad pattern of human history

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and is the author of Guns, Germs...

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-Jared Diamond.

-Correct.

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UCL, your bonuses are on an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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Firstly for 5, designated an AONB in 1964 which moorland region of

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fells and valleys covers about 300 square miles mostly in Lancashire?

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(In Lancashire? I thought that was more southern.)

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It was in Nick Clegg's political constituency.

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-OK, the Peak District.

-No, it's the Forest of Bowland.

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Secondly for 5, following his defeat at Hexham, which monarch was living in secret at Waddington Hall

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in the Forest of Bowland when he was betrayed and taken into custody?

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-Charles I.

-Charles I.

-No, it was Henry VI.

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Reaching over 1,800 ft above the eastern part of the Ribble Valley

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which hill of Bowland is detached from the forest and was the home of

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around a dozen people tried in 1612 on charges of murder by witchcraft?

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THEY CONFER INAUDIBLY

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We can try it.

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-Tolpuddle.

-Tolpuddle?! That's the other end of the country! No, it's Pendle.

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Right, we're going to take a picture round now.

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For your picture starter you'll see a diagram with the skeleton

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of a dinosaur which lived 65-67 million years ago.

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10 points if you can give me its name.

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-Tyrannosaurus rex.

-Correct.

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Following on from Tyrannosaurus rex your bonuses are on three more

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dinosaur skeletons.

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5 points for each dinosaur you can name.

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Firstly, this Upper Cretaceous dinosaur found in Asia.

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-It looks like...

-A velociraptor.

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-I reckon it's a Compsognathus, possibly.

-Mm.

-As in Jurassic Park 2.

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Go on.

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-Is it a Compsognathus?

-No, it's a Velociraptor.

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Secondly, this Lower Cretaceous dinosaur which has been found in England.

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Is that an Iguanodon?

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-Iguanodon?

-Yes!

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And, finally, this Upper Jurassic dinosaur found in the United States.

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-ALL: Stegosaurus.

-Stegosaurus.

-Correct.

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Another starter question now.

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Designed for applications requiring real-time computerised control systems

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such as those used in military aircraft,

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which high-level computer language was developed by the US Department of Defence in the 1980s...

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-Ada.

-Ada is correct, after Lady Ada Lovelace.

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You get a set of bonuses now on a metal, York.

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Which soft metal, atomic number 78, has a high melting point

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and is used for electrodes and for dishes in which materials can be

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heated to high temperatures as well as in jewellery and dental alloys?

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-Platinum.

-That is correct.

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The Ostwald Process, used in the production of fertilisers,

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is the oxidation of ammonia over a platinum catalyst to manufacture which acid?

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(Nitric acid.) (Nitric acid.)

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-Nitric acid.

-Correct.

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The international prototype kilogram that is the standard

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unit of mass is made of platinum and which dense metal

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which it is often alloyed to increase its strength and hardness?

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(Iridium, I don't know, try it.)

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-Iridium.

-Correct.

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Another starter question, now.

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How many years separate the passing of the Bill Of Rights

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by the English Parliament after the Glorious Revolution

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and the introduction in the US Congress of the Bill Of Rights,

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that is the first ten Constitutional Amendments?

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-100.

-Correct.

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Your bonuses are on the Nobel Prize For Literature.

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Which Irish writer won the award in 1969 being commended by

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the judges for writing which, "Rises like a Miserere from all mankind.

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"Its muffled minor key sounding a liberation to the oppressed and comfort to those in need"?

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-Seamus Heaney?

-No, it was Samuel Beckett.

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Which writer was praised by the 2006 committee for making Istanbul

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"An indispensable literary territory,

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"equal to Dostoevsky's St Petersburg, Joyce's Dublin

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"or Proust's Paris"?

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-We don't know.

-That's Orham Pamuk.

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And finally, on winning the 1982 prize, which Colombian writer

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in his Nobel Lecture talked of "A new and sweeping utopia of life,

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"where the races condemned to 100 years of solitude will have,

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"at last and forever, a second opportunity on Earth?"

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(His name! He wrote 100 Years Of Solitude. Gabriel Garcia Marquez!)

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-Marquez.

-Yes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is correct.

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Another starter question. In 1832 which Swiss crystallographer first described

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the drawing of an apparently three-dimensional transparent

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wire cube that is seen as an optical ambiguity?

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Its back face appearing to reverse spontaneously with the front.

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-Necker.

-Necker is right, yes.

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You retake the lead and your bonuses this time are on zoology, UCL.

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So called because they lack a tail, Anura is an order of amphibians known by what common name?

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-I think newts have tails.

-Salamanders don't.

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Shall we try salamanders? OK.

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-Salamanders?

-No, they have tails - it's frogs or toads.

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Secondly for five points, unusual in that the male protects eggs by carrying them

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on its back, the toad Alytes obstetricans has what common name?

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-Nurse toad?

-Do you reckon? Do you have any idea?

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I think that's a good, obstetricians is midwife, isn't it?

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-The nurse toad.

-It's the midwife toad.

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Native to heathland areas of northern Europe

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and distinguished by the yellow stripe on its back,

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what is the common name of Epidalea calamita?

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That's the poison dart frog.

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Could it be the natterjack? I don't know.

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-I thought that was American.

-OK, don't go with that.

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-OK. The natterjack.

-Correct.

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Another starter question. Harold Macmillan's description

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of the resignation of all his Treasury ministers in 1958

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as "a little local difficulty"

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is an example of which rhetorical device...

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Euphemism.

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Uh, no, and I'm going to fine you 5 points cos I was only halfway through the question.

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..is an example of which rhetorical device, its name

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derives from the Greek for lessening and it employs understatement

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for dramatic effect or to underplay the significance of the subject?

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Does anyone know it, York?

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Satire.

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No, it's not. It's meiosis. Ten points for this.

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A phonetic rendering of a French phrase that denotes eagerness for money, Avida Dollars,

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was a derogatory anagram devised by Andre Breton

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from the name of which Surrealist artist?

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Salvador Dali.

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-Correct.

-APPLAUSE

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UCL, your bonuses are on Italian buildings.

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Firstly, for five,

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the extensive monument in Rome's Piazza Venezia,

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known locally as "the wedding cake", or "the typewriter",

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-is dedicated to which Italian monarch?

-THEY CONFER

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-HE CLEARS HIS THROAT

-Victor Emmanuel II.

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Correct. Victor Emmanuel II is buried in which Roman building,

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also the last resting place of the artists Raphael and Annibale Carracci?

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-The Pantheon.

-Correct.

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The four-storey arcade or galleria named after Victor Emmanuel II, designed by Giuseppe Mengoni,

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and completed in 1877, is in which Italian city?

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Milan, I think, but I'm not sure.

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Anyone else?

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-Milan.

-Milan is right, yes.

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APPLAUSE

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Right, we're going to take a music round now.

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For your music starter you'll hear a piece of classical music,

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all you have to do to get ten points is to name the composer.

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MUSIC PLAYS

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Leonard Bernstein.

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Anyone like to buzz from UCL? You can even hear a little more I think.

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MUSIC PLAYS

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Chopin.

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No, it's Liszt. It's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.

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Musical bonuses shortly, another starter question in the meantime.

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Answer as soon as you buzz.

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What is the sum of the two decimal numbers represented by the digits 1-1-1

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in binary and ternary respectively?

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20.

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-Yes!

-APPLAUSE

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Right. You heard Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 for your music starter,

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which no-one managed to get.

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It featured in the 1947 Academy Award-winning cartoon, The Cat Concerto,

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part of the Tom And Jerry series.

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Your bonuses are three pieces of classical music

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which also featured in popular cartoons of the '40s and '50s.

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In each case, I simply want the name of the composer.

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Firstly, for five points, the composer of this piece,

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included in a 1949 Bugs Bunny cartoon.

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MUSIC PLAYS

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I was thinking Tchaikovsky myself.

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Isn't this the one that goes, "Figaro, Figaro"?

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This is Rossini.

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-The Barber of Seville?

-Yeah, I think it's Rossini. Yeah.

-OK.

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-HE CLEARS HIS THROAT

-Rossini.

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It is. It's from The Barber Of Seville, or The Rabbit Of Seville.

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Secondly, the composer of this piece,

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included in the 1947 cartoon Pigs In A Polka.

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MUSIC PLAYS

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Sounds like Brahms' Hungarian Dances, doesn't it?

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-I mean...

-You can try it.

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Well, we'll wait. Let's listen to more.

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-Are polkas Hungarian?

-Yes.

-OK.

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Brahms.

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It was Brahms. Yes, Hungarian Dance No. 17.

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And finally, the composer of this piece,

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included in the 1957 cartoon, What's Opera, Doc?

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MUSIC PLAYS

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-That has to be, um... What's he called?

-Wagner.

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-Yeah?

-Oh, cos he wears a bra and he's a valkyrie.

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-Wagner.

-It is. Part of The Flying Dutchman Overture.

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-Ten points for this.

-APPLAUSE

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Literally meaning "public proposal",

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what short term derives from Japanese zen

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and means a riddle or paradoxical statement...

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A koan.

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-Koan is right, yes.

-APPLAUSE

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Your bonuses are on dancing in fiction, UCL.

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What name is supposedly that of an English squire

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and is given to a country dance

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mentioned in Dickens' A Christmas Carol,

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Eliot's Silas Marner and Lawrence's Sons And Lovers?

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I mean, a ceilidh is a dance, right?

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It's a Scottish dance, though.

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-Let's have an answer, please.

-A ceilidh.

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A ceilidh... It's a bit more elegant than that. No, it's Sir Roger de Coverley.

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Named after the French for "petticoat", which lively dance with varied steps,

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was popular during the Regency period,

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and is the title of an historical novel by Georgette Heyer?

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A foxtrot is a lively dance...

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That's not French.

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-A jig?

-That's not French.

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-Em...

-But "gigue" is French.

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Let's have an answer.

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No-one? A jig.

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No, it's a cotillion. And finally, in which novel by Jane Austen

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does the heroine's mother recount with delight the various dances of a ball,

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noting that Mr Bingley danced a Boulanger?

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-Pride And Prejudice.

-Pride And Prejudice.

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Correct. Another starter question.

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Developed by the US psychologist Arthur Janov,

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what form of psychotherapy encourages patients to relive and re-enact disturbing past experiences

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by shouting and yelling?

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Primal scream.

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-Primal scream therapy is correct.

-APPLAUSE

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Your bonuses this time, UCL, are on oil companies.

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Shell, the global group of petrochemical companies formed by a merger in 1907,

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has its registered office in London,

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but its headquarters in which European city?

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(The Hague.)

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OK. The Hague.

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The Hague is correct. The American Bob Dudley took over as BP's chief executive in autumn 2010,

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after the resignation of which Briton?

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(Hayward...)

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-I'm just going to say Hayward.

-Tony...

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Hayward.

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It was Tony Hayward, yes.

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Having its headquarters in Dhahran,

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Saudi Aramco is one of the largest oil corporations in the world.

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For what does the acronym "Aramco" stand?

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Arab...

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Making Oil Company?

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THEY CONFER

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-I don't know.

-Come on.

-Uh, no, pass.

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It's the Arabian American Oil Company.

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Right, time for another picture round, I think.

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Your picture starter is an unfinished Renaissance painting of a biblical scene.

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Ten points, if you can give me the name of the painting.

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Presentation In The Temple.

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Anyone like to buzz from York?

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Come on, let's have it. I need an answer now.

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INAUDIBLE

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It's not. It's the Adoration Of The Magi by Da Vinci.

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We will come to the picture bonuses shortly,

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but another starter question.

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What two-word term is used to denote the ethical principle found in the Analects Of confucius,

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the writings of Philo Of Alexandria, and the Gospel Of Matthew,

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where it is expressed as,

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"All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do you even so unto them"?

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The golden rule.

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-The golden rule is correct, yes.

-APPLAUSE

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The picture bonuses are more paintings

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on the same theme as the starter -

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the Adoration Of The Magi, in other words.

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Name the artist. Firstly...

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Michelangelo.

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No, that's by Filippino Lippi. Secondly...

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THEY CONFER

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-Rembrandt.

-No, that's by Tintoretto. And finally, who's this by?

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Michelangelo.

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No, that's by Botticelli. Another starter question.

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What five-letter word, repeated five times,

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constitutes the line exalted by Professor Tony Tanner as,

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"The most appalling in literature"?

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It was given by Shakespeare to King Lear in the final scene of the play.

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Misery.

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Misery, mis...

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No.

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York, come on, one of you buzz, quickly.

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Well, I'll tell you then.

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It's "never". "Never, never, never, never."

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Ten points for this.

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Composed of nine small coral islands,

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which Pacific Ocean country has its capital on Funafuti Atoll

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and was formerly a part of the Gilbert And Ellice Isl...?

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Fiji.

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You lose five points. ..The Gilbert And Ellice Islands Colony.

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Kiribati.

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No, it's Tuvalu.

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Ah, ten points for this.

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During World War II, German submarines were known as U-boats.

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What alphabetic prefix did the allies give to the fast German torpedo boats...

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E-boats.

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E-boats is right. Your bonuses come now on English words from Asian languages.

0:23:450:23:49

From Japanese characters meaning, "great lord",

0:23:490:23:52

what term was formerly used as a title of the shogun,

0:23:520:23:55

but now describes a business or industrial magnate?

0:23:550:23:59

THEY CONFER

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-Tycoon.

-Correct.

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From the Mandarin for "work together",

0:24:060:24:09

what phrase means excessively or unthinkingly eager,

0:24:090:24:13

especially in the context of patriotism and military aggression?

0:24:130:24:16

Jingoism.

0:24:180:24:19

No, it's "gung-ho".

0:24:190:24:20

Jingoism came from music-hall song.

0:24:200:24:22

The word "paddy", meaning rice field,

0:24:220:24:25

derives from the word for rice plant

0:24:250:24:26

in which major Southeast Asian language?

0:24:260:24:30

THEY CONFER

0:24:300:24:33

Come on.

0:24:360:24:37

-Thai.

-No, it's Malay. Three and a half minutes to go, ten points for this.

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Made with white wine, or more traditionally, verjuice,

0:24:410:24:44

which pale, smooth mustard

0:24:440:24:46

is named after the capital of the Cote d'Or...

0:24:460:24:49

Dijon.

0:24:490:24:51

-Dijon is correct.

-APPLAUSE

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Your bonuses, UCL, are on Europe.

0:24:540:24:56

Give the smallest European countries, by land area, in each of the following categories.

0:24:560:25:01

First, for five points, the smallest country bordering Germany?

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Lichtenstein?

0:25:050:25:08

-I think it borders Austria and Switzerland.

-Oh.

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Luxembourg.

0:25:110:25:13

Luxembourg.

0:25:130:25:14

Correct.

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Secondly, the smallest country with a coastline on the Adriatic Sea?

0:25:150:25:20

Slovenia... Or Montenegro.

0:25:200:25:22

Montenegro's smaller, I think.

0:25:220:25:25

Montenegro.

0:25:250:25:27

Correct. And finally, what is the smallest European country on the Prime Meridian?

0:25:270:25:32

-Em... Is Andorra on the Prime Meridian?

-It totally is.

-Andorra.

0:25:320:25:36

-Andorra.

-No, it's England.

0:25:360:25:38

Ten points for this. What activity is described as,

0:25:380:25:40

"So like the mathematics that it can never be fully learnt",

0:25:400:25:44

in the Epistle To The Reader in a work of 1653 by Izaak Walton.

0:25:440:25:49

Is that music?

0:25:500:25:52

No, anyone want to buzz from UCL?

0:25:520:25:54

Physics?

0:25:560:25:58

No, it's angling, or fishing. Ten points for this.

0:25:580:26:00

Constructed between 1816 and 1830, the Glyptothek Museum

0:26:000:26:04

was founded to house King Ludwig I's collection of sculpture

0:26:040:26:08

and is located on the Konigsplatz of which German city?

0:26:080:26:12

Munich.

0:26:130:26:15

Correct. Your bonuses now are on dental pathology, York.

0:26:150:26:20

The Silness-Loe index, first published in 1964,

0:26:200:26:23

is used in dentistry to measure levels of which substance?

0:26:230:26:27

Plaque.

0:26:280:26:29

Correct. Present in plaque,

0:26:290:26:31

mutans and sanguis are species of a genus

0:26:310:26:34

of which spherical gram-positive bacteria belonging to the phylum "firmicutes"?

0:26:340:26:39

THEY CONFER

0:26:390:26:41

-We don't know.

-That's streptococcus.

0:26:410:26:43

The calculus that forms

0:26:430:26:44

when plaque hardens above or below the line of the gums

0:26:440:26:47

is commonly known by which name?

0:26:470:26:49

-Tartar.

-Correct.

0:26:490:26:50

Another starter question now. Examples being DNA and RNA,

0:26:500:26:54

what is the generic two-word term for the group of macro-molecules consisting...

0:26:540:26:58

Nucleic acids.

0:26:580:27:00

Correct. You get a set of bonuses now...

0:27:000:27:02

on adjectives that end in the letters "TORY", T-O-R-Y.

0:27:020:27:06

In each case, give the single word from the definition.

0:27:060:27:08

Firstly - imperious, dogmatic,

0:27:080:27:10

admitting no denial, refusal, appeal or challenge?

0:27:100:27:14

Come on, let's have it, please.

0:27:170:27:19

Pass.

0:27:210:27:22

It was "peremptory."

0:27:220:27:23

Rambling, aimless,

0:27:230:27:24

skipping from one thing to another in a half-hearted, unmethodical way.

0:27:240:27:29

-Circumlocutory.

-No. It's "desultory."

0:27:310:27:34

And finally, done merely as a token, for form's sake, hence superficial, or careless.

0:27:340:27:39

Perfunctory.

0:27:390:27:40

Correct. Ten points for this.

0:27:400:27:42

Which work of 1902 ends with Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail having...

0:27:420:27:45

-GONG CRASHES

-And at the gong,

0:27:450:27:47

the university Of York have 105, the University Of London have 185.

0:27:470:27:51

You did well on things you didn't expect to do well on,

0:27:550:27:58

like dentistry and so on, York.

0:27:580:27:59

105 is a perfectly respectable score with which to leave.

0:27:590:28:02

We'll have to say goodbye to you, I'm afraid.

0:28:020:28:04

UCL, very entertaining team, thank you for joining us.

0:28:040:28:07

We look forward to seeing you in round two.

0:28:070:28:09

I hope you can join us for another round one match.

0:28:090:28:12

-But until then, it's goodbye from York University.

-ALL: Goodbye!

0:28:120:28:15

-It's goodbye from UCL.

-ALL: Goodbye.

-And it's goodbye from me. Goodbye.

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