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Can You Answer Any Of These University Challenge Questions?

Starter for ten…

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1. In cytogenetics, what term describes the entire chromosomal complement of a cell which may be observed during mitotic metaphase?
Karyotype
Cystotype

Ribonuclosis
2. The lion, hens and roosters, wild asses, tortoises and the elephant are, in sequence, the first entities introduced in which orchestral suite of fourteen movements, composed in 1886?
The Four Seasons
Carnival of the Animals

A Spectacle of Nature
3. The title character of which 1972 David Bowie album was inspired by the British rock ’n’ roll singer Vince Taylor?
(The Rise and Fall of) Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Hunky Dory

Aladdin Sane
4. Originating from the Latin for ‘out’ and ‘begin to bloom’, which adjective describes a substance that has lost moisture and turned to a fine powder on exposure to air?
Deliquescent
Hygroscopic

Efflorescent
5. The Liffey Swim is a picture painted in 1923 by the brother of which Nobel Prize-winning poet?
Brendan Behan
WB Yeats

Seamus Heaney
6. Entering the Union on 1 March 1867, which is the only US state to have a unicameral legislature, all its members being elected without party designation?
Nebraska
Minnesota

Alaska
7. Star, meaning pyramidal, seif, meaning long and narrow, and barkhan, meaning crescent-shaped, are among the classifications of the forms taken by which natural objects?
Sponges
Seashells

Sand dunes
8. Which band was founded in 1986 by Charles Thompson IV, inspired Kurt Cobain to write ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, and is best known for the single ‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’?
The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Pixies

The Vaselines
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