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The University of Oxford, or formally The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford is one of the oldest universities in the world, imagine that! Do your best and best this test!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    MAT – Mathematics Admissions Test lasts for how long?

    • A.

      2 h 30 min

    • B.

      2 h 40 min

    • C.

      2 h 50 min

    • D.

      3 h

    Correct Answer
    A. 2 h 30 min
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2 h 30 min. This means that the MAT, which stands for Mathematics Admissions Test, lasts for a duration of 2 hours and 30 minutes. This information can be inferred directly from the given answer choice.

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  • 2. 

    The Arms of the University of Oxford feature which motto?

    • A.

      Veritas Liberavit

    • B.

      Dominus Illuminatio Mea

    • C.

      Bonitas Regnabit

    • D.

      Sapientiae et Felicitatis

    Correct Answer
    B. Dominus Illuminatio Mea
    Explanation
    The correct motto featured in the Arms of the University of Oxford is "Dominus Illuminatio Mea." This Latin phrase translates to "The Lord is my light" in English. It represents the university's commitment to the pursuit of knowledge and enlightenment, with the belief that education brings illumination and understanding. The motto reflects the university's values and mission to provide a transformative educational experience for its students.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of the first known overseas student at Oxford?

    • A.

      Edel of Frimunt

    • B.

      Erp of Finnbogi

    • C.

      Emo of Friesland

    • D.

      Eric of Freyvid

    Correct Answer
    C. Emo of Friesland
    Explanation
    Emo of Friesland is considered to be the first known overseas student at Oxford. This is because historical records indicate that Emo of Friesland, a student from the region of Friesland in the Netherlands, studied at Oxford in the 12th century. He is recognized as a pioneer in the tradition of international students studying at Oxford University.

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  • 4. 

    What two sculptured figures support the globe on the roof of the Radcliffe Observatory?

    • A.

      Romulus and Julius

    • B.

      Diana and Minerva

    • C.

      Aristotle and Plato

    • D.

      Atlas and Hercules

    Correct Answer
    D. Atlas and Hercules
    Explanation
    Atlas and Hercules are the two sculptured figures that support the globe on the roof of the Radcliffe Observatory. In Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan who was condemned to hold up the sky for eternity, while Hercules was a demigod known for his incredible strength. The choice of these two figures to support the globe symbolizes their strength and ability to bear the weight of the world.

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  • 5. 

    This famous British TV Chef and 'domestic goddess' studied at Oxford in 1979. What is her name?

    • A.

      Nigella Lawson

    • B.

      Silvana Franco

    • C.

      Sophie Griegson

    • D.

      Delia Smith

    Correct Answer
    A. Nigella Lawson
    Explanation
    Nigella Lawson is the correct answer because she is a well-known British TV chef and author who is often referred to as the "domestic goddess." She studied at Oxford in 1979, which aligns with the information provided in the question.

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  • 6. 

    What is the full name of All Souls College?

    • A.

      The College of All Souls of the Blessed Righteous

    • B.

      The College of All Souls of the Faithful Departed

    • C.

      The College of All Souls of the Forgiven Sinners

    • D.

      The College of All Souls of the Excellent Students

    Correct Answer
    B. The College of All Souls of the Faithful Departed
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The College of All Souls of the Faithful Departed." This is the full name of All Souls College.

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  • 7. 

    Among the 39 official Colleges of the University and the six Permanent Private Halls how many admit graduate students only?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      9

    Correct Answer
    C. 7
    Explanation
    Out of the 39 official Colleges of the University and the six Permanent Private Halls, 7 of them admit graduate students only. This means that these 7 institutions do not admit undergraduate students and focus solely on providing education to graduate students.

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  • 8. 

    Which was the first women's college founded at Oxford?

    • A.

      Somerville

    • B.

      St Hugh's

    • C.

      St Hilda's

    • D.

      Lady Margaret Hall

    Correct Answer
    D. Lady Margaret Hall
    Explanation
    Lady Margaret Hall was the first women's college founded at Oxford. This college was established in 1878 and played a significant role in promoting women's education at the university. It provided women with the opportunity to receive a higher education, which was previously unavailable to them. Lady Margaret Hall paved the way for the admission of women to other colleges at Oxford and contributed to the advancement of women's rights and equality in education.

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  • 9. 

    If you wanted to prepare for Christian ministry, which Oxford college may be a place for you?

    • A.

      Wycliffe Hall

    • B.

      St Hugh's College

    • C.

      Lady Margaret Hall

    • D.

      St Antony's College

    Correct Answer
    A. Wycliffe Hall
    Explanation
    Wycliffe Hall is a theological college in Oxford that specifically prepares students for Christian ministry. It offers various programs and courses in theology and ministry, providing a comprehensive education and training for those interested in pursuing a career in Christian ministry. St Hugh's College, Lady Margaret Hall, and St Antony's College are not specifically focused on Christian ministry and do not offer the same level of theological education and training as Wycliffe Hall.

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  • 10. 

    Which Oxford college changed places four times, moving from Manchester to York, from York back to Manchester, from Manchester to London and finally to Oxford?

    • A.

      All Souls College

    • B.

      Harris Manchester College

    • C.

      Lady Margaret Hall

    • D.

      Christ Church College

    Correct Answer
    B. Harris Manchester College
    Explanation
    Harris Manchester College is the correct answer because it is the only Oxford college mentioned that changed places four times. The other colleges mentioned did not go through multiple relocations.

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