How Much Do You Know About Durham And Lancaster Universities?

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How Much Do You Know About Durham And Lancaster Universities? - Quiz

Durham and Lancaster universities are maybe not famous as Cambridge or Oxford, but are certainly as good! In this test you’ll have to show some exquisite knowledge about both of them!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    You would need to take the Test of Mathematics for University Admission if you're planning to apply to study at Universities of Durham, Lancaster and:

    • A.

      Warwick

    • B.

      Oxford

    • C.

      Cambridge

    • D.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    A. Warwick
    Explanation
    The question asks which university requires the Test of Mathematics for University Admission. The universities mentioned are Durham, Lancaster, Warwick, Oxford, and Cambridge. The correct answer is Warwick, as it is the only university listed that requires the test.

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  • 2. 

    When was University of Durham founded?

    • A.

      1831

    • B.

      1832

    • C.

      1833

    • D.

      1834

    Correct Answer
    B. 1832
    Explanation
    The University of Durham was founded in 1832.

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  • 3. 

    When was University of Lancaster founded?

    • A.

      1962

    • B.

      1963

    • C.

      1964

    • D.

      1965

    Correct Answer
    C. 1964
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1964. This means that the University of Lancaster was founded in 1964.

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  • 4. 

    The Arms of the University of Durham feature which motto?

    • A.

      Sapientiae et Felicitatis

    • B.

      Patet omnibus veritas

    • C.

      Veritas Liberavit

    • D.

      Fundamenta eius super montibus sanctis

    Correct Answer
    D. Fundamenta eius super montibus sanctis
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Fundamenta eius super montibus sanctis." This Latin motto translates to "Its foundations are upon the holy hills." This motto reflects the strong religious foundation and heritage of the University of Durham, emphasizing the importance of faith and spirituality in its values and teachings.

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  • 5. 

    The Arms of the University of Lancaster feature which motto?

    • A.

      Patet omnibus veritas

    • B.

      Dominus Illuminatio Mea

    • C.

      Fundamenta eius super montibus sanctis

    • D.

      Bonitas Regnabit

    Correct Answer
    A. Patet omnibus veritas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Patet omnibus veritas". This Latin motto translates to "Truth is open to all". It signifies the university's commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and the dissemination of truth to all individuals. The motto reflects the university's values of openness, transparency, and the belief that education should be accessible to everyone.

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  • 6. 

    The Durham University estate includes how many buildings?

    • A.

      62

    • B.

      63

    • C.

      64

    • D.

      65

    Correct Answer
    B. 63
    Explanation
    Durham University estate includes 63 buildings.

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  • 7. 

    Lancaster is one of only how many collegiate universities in the UK?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    Lancaster is one of six collegiate universities in the UK. This means that there are five other universities in the UK that are also considered collegiate universities.

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  • 8. 

    Durham City is the main location of the university and contains how many of the 16 colleges along with most of the academic departments?

    • A.

      11

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      13

    • D.

      14

    Correct Answer
    D. 14
    Explanation
    Durham City is the primary location of the university and houses the majority of the academic departments and 14 out of the 16 colleges. This suggests that Durham City is the central hub of the university, with a significant concentration of colleges and academic departments.

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  • 9. 

    Who was the first chancellor of the University of Lancaster?

    • A.

      Princess Alexandra of Kent

    • B.

      Harold Wilson

    • C.

      Sir Richard MacCormac

    • D.

      Charles Carter

    Correct Answer
    A. Princess Alexandra of Kent
    Explanation
    Princess Alexandra of Kent was the first chancellor of the University of Lancaster. This means she held the position of chancellor when the university was established. The role of the chancellor is typically a ceremonial one, representing the university and conferring degrees during graduation ceremonies. Princess Alexandra's appointment as the first chancellor signifies her importance and involvement in the establishment and early years of the university.

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  • 10. 

    The Durham University Library system holds over how many printed items?

    • A.

      1 mill

    • B.

      1.5 mill

    • C.

      2 mill

    • D.

      2.5 mill

    Correct Answer
    B. 1.5 mill
    Explanation
    The Durham University Library system holds over 1.5 million printed items. This means that the library has a vast collection of books, journals, and other printed materials available for students and researchers to access. With such a large collection, the library is able to provide a wide range of resources to support academic studies and research across various disciplines.

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