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The University Of Cambridge Trivia - Quiz

Along with Oxford, Cambridge is one of the oldest and most valuable universities in the world! So, buckle up and try out this quiz that’s maybe or maybe not blessed by the queen herself!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    STEP – Sixth Term Examination Paper in Mathematics consists of up to how many paper-based examinations?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
    Explanation
    STEP – Sixth Term Examination Paper in Mathematics consists of up to 3 paper-based examinations.

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  • 2. 

    Cambridge University was set up by scholars in 1209 who fled the hostile townspeople of which English city?

    • A.

      London

    • B.

      Oxford

    • C.

      Norwich

    • D.

      Huntington

    Correct Answer
    B. Oxford
    Explanation
    Cambridge University was established in 1209 by scholars who fled from the antagonistic townspeople of Oxford.

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  • 3. 

    Which is the oldest college of the university?

    • A.

      Trinity

    • B.

      King's

    • C.

      Peterhouse

    • D.

      Pembroke

    Correct Answer
    C. Peterhouse
    Explanation
    Peterhouse is the oldest college of the university because it was founded in 1284, making it the first college to be established at the University of Cambridge. Trinity College, King's College, and Pembroke College were all founded later, with Trinity being founded in 1546, King's in 1441, and Pembroke in 1347. Therefore, Peterhouse holds the distinction of being the oldest college at the university.

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  • 4. 

    Which famous poet began studies at Christ's College in 1625 under the tutor William Chappell?

    • A.

      Andrew Marvell

    • B.

      Andrew Marvell

    • C.

      John Dryden

    • D.

      John Milton

    Correct Answer
    D. John Milton
    Explanation
    John Milton is the correct answer because he began his studies at Christ's College in 1625 under the tutor William Chappell. Andrew Marvell, John Dryden, and Andrew Marvell are not the correct answers as they did not begin their studies at Christ's College in 1625 under the tutor William Chappell.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these poets studied at Trinity College?

    • A.

      Lord Byron

    • B.

      S. T. Coleridge

    • C.

      John Keats

    • D.

      William Wordsworth

    Correct Answer
    A. Lord Byron
    Explanation
    Lord Byron is the correct answer because he studied at Trinity College.

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  • 6. 

    In Cambridge University there are currently three colleges that don't accept men. Out of the four colleges listed below, which college does accept men?

    • A.

      Lucy Cavendish

    • B.

      Girton

    • C.

      Newnham

    • D.

      New Hall

    Correct Answer
    B. Girton
    Explanation
    Girton is the correct answer because it is the only college listed that accepts men. The question states that there are currently three colleges in Cambridge University that do not accept men, implying that the other three colleges listed (Lucy Cavendish, Newnham, and New Hall) are all women-only colleges. Therefore, Girton is the only option that accepts men.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is NOT an official Cambridge University society?

    • A.

      Gog Magog Molly

    • B.

      Cambridge Canadian Club

    • C.

      Cambridge University Funk Society

    • D.

      Cambridge University Lion Dance Troupe

    Correct Answer
    C. Cambridge University Funk Society
    Explanation
    The Cambridge University Funk Society is not an official Cambridge University society. The other options, Gog Magog Molly, Cambridge Canadian Club, and Cambridge University Lion Dance Troupe, are all official societies at Cambridge University.

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  • 8. 

    Approximately how many volumes does the Cambridge University Library (including its four dependent libraries) house own?

    • A.

      3 million

    • B.

      750 thousand

    • C.

      1 million

    • D.

      7 million

    Correct Answer
    D. 7 million
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 7 million. This indicates that the Cambridge University Library, along with its four dependent libraries, collectively houses approximately 7 million volumes. This suggests that the library has an extensive collection of books and resources available to its users.

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  • 9. 

    The Arms of the Cambridge university feature which motto?

    • A.

      Hinc lucem et pocula sacra

    • B.

      Dominus Illuminatio Mea

    • C.

      Veritas Liberavit

    • D.

      Sapientiae et Felicitatis

    Correct Answer
    A. Hinc lucem et pocula sacra
    Explanation
    The motto "Hinc lucem et pocula sacra" is the correct answer for the question about the Arms of the Cambridge University. The Latin phrase translates to "From here, light and sacred draughts." This motto reflects the university's commitment to knowledge and enlightenment, as well as its rich history and traditions. The use of Latin in the motto also highlights the university's longstanding academic traditions and its connection to classical education.

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  • 10. 

    When was University of Cambridge founded?

    • A.

      1208

    • B.

      1209

    • C.

      1210

    • D.

      1211

    Correct Answer
    B. 1209
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1209. The University of Cambridge was founded in 1209.

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