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Brasenose College, Oxford: Quiz


Question 1: Parts of Doomsday Book (novel) by ________ take place in a not-too-distant Brasenose College.
Hugo Award for Best Short StoryHugo Award for Best NovelConnie WillisHugo Award

Question 2: The college still maintains traditional ties to its official Visitor, the ________.
Bishop of LincolnChurch of EnglandArchbishop of YorkArchbishop of Canterbury

Question 3: Perhaps the best known living Brasenose alumni are ________, Leader of the Opposition, and the comedian Michael Palin, both of whom are honorary fellows.
David CameronConservative Party (UK)John MajorWilliam Hague

Question 4: The house, and remains of the Hall, are now part of the estate of ________.
Stamford High School, LincolnshireStamford SchoolThe Deepings SchoolThe King's School, Grantham

Question 5: As of 2006, it has an estimated ________ of £98m.
Limited partnershipInstitutional investorFinancial endowmentLeverage (finance)

Question 6: Brasenose College, originally Brazen Nose College (in full: The King's Hall and College of Brasenose, often referred to by the abbreviation BNC), is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the ________.
WalesUnited KingdomEnglandCanada

Question 7: In The Science of Discworld III: Darwin's Watch by ________ a reference is made to "those bastards over at Braseneck College", probably a parody of Brasenose.
Discworld NoirDiscworld godsTerry PratchettDeath (Discworld)

Question 8: It was built on the site of ________, one of the medieval Oxford institutions which originally existed just as a lodging house, but which had grown to become a seat of learning.
Oriel College, OxfordBrasenose College, OxfordJesus College, OxfordLincoln College, Oxford

Question 9: The College was founded[2] in 1509 by a lawyer, Sir Richard Sutton, of Prestbury, Cheshire, and the ________, William Smyth.
Bishop of LincolnChurch of EnglandArchbishop of YorkArchbishop of Canterbury

Question 10: In the 1330s, a group of students left Oxford for Stamford in ________ led by a student from Brasenose Hall, and are thought to have taken the door knocker with them.
GrimsbyLincoln, LincolnshireLincolnshireNorthamptonshire


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