All hail Gail answers

February 25, 2009 in Quiz Show

Here are the answers to the questions from the final of 2009 University Challenge, as posted at the end of the All hail Gail post.

  1. What everyday concept did Iris Murdoch describe as “… the extremely difficult realisation that something other than oneself is real”? A> Love [in the essay: ‘The Sublime and the Good‘, 1959]
  2. An unattested language from which a group of attested languages, in this case those of the Germanic, Slavic, Romance and other families, are thought to be historically derived, for what do the letters P-I-E stand? A> Proto-Indo-European
  3. If a tap leaks a millilitre of water every second, how many 10-litre buckets will it fill completely in a day? A> Eight [actually 8.64]
  4. Giving its name to an early form of capacitor, which city to the south-west of Amsterdam is home to The Netherlands’ oldest university, founded in 1575? A> Leiden (the leyden jar)
  5. Which of Shakespeare’s plays is the only one to be set in Vienna and concerns the city’s Duke adopting a disguise in order to observe the actions of his subjects, including his deputy Angelo? A> Measure for Measure
  6. A taco terrier is a cross between a toy fox terrier and which other breed of dog, originating in a country of Latin America? A> Chihuahua [from Mexico]
  7. Which French obstetrician, who died in 1957, gave his name to a method of childbirth involving exercises and breathing control designed to give pain relief without drugs? A> Fernand Lamaze [developer of the Lamaze Technique]

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