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Can You Answer Any Of These University Challenge Questions?

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1. In family relationships, what four-word term is used to describe a child of the child of a first cousin of either of one’s parents in relation to oneself?
Second cousin once removed
First cousin twice removed

Second cousin twice removed
2. From the Greek for 'unguent', what five-letter term denotes a complex of molten silicates with water and gases formed within the upper mantle of the earth?
Scoria
Magma

Baslo
3. In medicine, the term paronychia denotes an infection of the soft tissue around what part of the body?
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Finger or toe nail
Knee joint

Cocyx
4. This is the flag of which country?
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Mali
Madagascar

Kenya
5. Which novel, first published in serial form from 1914 to 1915, begins “Once upon a time and a very good time it was…”?
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

The 39 Steps by John Buchan
The Metamorphosis (Die Verwandlung) by Franz Kafka
6. Which Czech-born film-maker was the director of One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (starring Jack Nicholson) and Amadeus?
Karel Kachnya
Ivan Passer

Milos Forman
7. What do the initials TS stand for in TS Eliot?
Thomas Simon
Tennyson Stafford

Thomas Stearns
8. Saffron is made primarily from which precise part of the Asian flower Crocus sativus?
Stamen
Stigma

Pollen
9. Which city was the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany from 1949 until the early 1990s?
Munich
Berlin

Hamburg
Bonn
10. What name is that of an Arian Christian Germanic people who maintained a North African kingdom in the 5th and 6th centuries and who, under their king Gaiseric, sacked Rome in 455?
Vandal
Hooligan

Goth
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