University Challenge quiz: 10 of the toughest questions from the BBC show

How many can you answer? 

Roisin O'Connor@Roisin_OConnor
Wednesday 28 October 2015 17:05
Jeremy Paxman hosts University Challenge
Jeremy Paxman hosts University Challenge

Leather vests, contestants who freak out over the sound of another student’s buzzer, and bizarre-sounding degrees: University Challenge is always good value and has become something of a British institution.

The show has been running since 1962, featuring now-famous faces such as Christopher Hitchens, Julia Fellowes and Stephen Fry.

Watching from home and away from the pressures of Jeremy Paxman’s terrifying stare, viewers often think it’s easier to handle questions ranging from anything to Greek mythology to European architecture, quantum physics to the works of Shakespeare.

To celebrate the release of the All-New University Challenge Quiz Book, we’ve put together some of the toughest questions to have made it onto the show.

See how well you get on, and let us know how you did in the comments. (The All-New University Challenge Quiz Book, edited by Steve Tribe with foreword by Peter Gwyn, is out now - Quadrille Publishing, £12.99)

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