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The Big Fat York Quiz

Niall Whitehead tests your knowledge of York in this year's Nouse Freshers' quiz

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So you've made it into the University of York! While you settle in, why not take a quiz to see how well you know the place? Hey, it's Fresher's Week - this is as close as you'll get to work, now that the bad men with the A-level papers can't hurt you anymore.

1). YUSU's Live and Loud festival in 2014 featured an appearance from Kristian Nairn, famous for playing which character on Game of Thrones?

a. Hodor
b. Bronn
c. Locke
d. Littlefinger

2). Before its untimely closure, how much did a shot of tequila in the Willow nightclub cost?

a. 50p
b. £1
c. £2
d. £2.50

3). In 1884, a York brick-maker sold what in The Black Swan pub for 1 shilling and 6 pence?

a. A blunderbuss
b. A capuchin monkey
c. His dog
d. His wife

4). Speaking of The Black Swan, how m any ghosts are believed to haunt the place?

a. 2
b. 2.5
c. 3
d. 4

5). According to urban legend, in which Alcuin block was FetSoc allegedly founded?

a. M Block
b. B Block
c. Q Block
d. F Block

6). Curious tourists can see what historical relic in a special exhibition at the Bar Convent?

a. The severed hand of Margaret Clitheroe
b. The head of Margaret Clitheroe
c. A first-edition King James Bible
d. The hipbone of St. William

7). Evidence for a tax introduced in 1696 (and repealed 156 years later) can be seen on buildings throughout York. But what was the tax based on?

a. The number of doors on a house
b. The size of the house's garden
c. The number of windows on a house
d. The number of bedrooms the house had

8). Rounded to the nearest integer, how many waterfowls does our campus have per quarter of an acre, according to an estimate from August 2015?

a. 14
b. 16
c. 20
d. 25

9). Which of the following has never held a position in either YUSU or a college JCR?

a. A cuddly toy of Winnie the Pooh
b. A dog
c. An inflatable sex doll
d. A pirate

10). Which of these famous musicians (or groups) has never performed on our campus?

a. Blur
b. Dexy's Midnight Runners
c. Jimi Hendrix
d. Pink Floyd

11). How many Wentworth students were able to fit on a postbox (hanging from it or standing on it) to set a Guinness World Record on 27th February 1985?

a. 16
b. 28
c. 30
d. 32

12). Finally, which of these is not a real university society?

a. A society dedicated to the works of Taylor Swift
b. A society dedicated to animal onesies
c. A society dedicated to bellringing
d. A society dedicated to making and eating curries

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2 Comment

Fred Millar Posted on Friday 18 Jan 2019

1985 was also the last recorded sighting of a Wentworth student.


Fred Miller Posted on Friday 18 Jan 2019

ooOOOooo interactive


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