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Quiz I

  1. The historical library building of Oxford University is called the Radcliffe what?

  2. Which cake associated with Oxfordshire is a spiced, currant-filled, flat pastry cake similar to an Eccles cake, although it is more oval in shape?
  3. Now a well known nickname for the city, what did Matthew Arnold dub Oxford based on the architecture of the world famous University buildings?
  4. Oxfordshire includes three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Cotswolds and the North Wessex Downs are two, can you name the third?
  5. Which Oxfordshire village is best known for the largest Royal Air Force station in the UK?
  6. Can you name the world's first university museum?
  7. Which country house is the principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough?
  8. Which 89-mile long motorway links London, Oxford, and Birmingham?
  9. Established in 1839, a famous rowing event is held annually on the River Thames by which Oxfordshire town?
  10. What is the name of Oxford's other university? It became a university in 1992.
  11. Just east of Oxford, in the suburb of Headington, is an ordinary home with something extraordinary made of painted fiberglass protruding from the roof, what is this object?
  12. In 2005, Princess Anne unveiled a large bronze statue depicting the Fine Lady upon a White Horse in which market town?
  13. Which Oxfordshire town was the birthplace of King Alfred the Great in 849?
  14. The Camerons and Jeremy Clarkson have been described as members of which market-town set?
  15. For which TV series were many exterior shots of village life filmed in Bampton, Oxfordshire?


  1. The Radcliffe Camera
  2. Banbury cake
  3. "City of Dreaming Spires"
  4. The Chilterns or Chiltern Hills
  5. Brize Norton

  6. The Ashmolean Museum
  7. Blenheim Palace
  8. M40
  9. Henley-on-Thames
  10. Oxford Brookes University
  11. A fiberglass shark (often seen in the tabloids and media)
  12. Banbury
  13. Wantage
  14. Chipping Norton Set
  15. Downton Abbey

Quiz II

  1. Which English rock band formed in Abingdon-on-Thames in 1985 after meeting while attending Abingdon School, an independent Oxfordshire school for boys?
  2. Which library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, and one of the oldest libraries in Europe?
  3. A white horse figure 110 metres long and formed from trenches filled with crushed white chalk is situated on the upper slopes of White Horse Hill in which English civil parish?
  4. Hertford Bridge, a skyway joining two parts of Hertford College in Oxford, is often better known by what name?
  5. Which author who transformed Oxford into the murder capital of the UK with his Inspector Morse crime novels was awarded the Freedom of the City of Oxford in 2001?
  6. Sir Roger Bannister ran the first sub-4-minute mile at the Iffley Road track in Oxford in which year?
  7. What alternative name for the River Thames is used from its source in the Cotswolds until it is joined by the Thames at Dorchester in Oxfordshire?
  8. St Martin's Church, Bladon, is most famous for what?
  9. Name the river that flows through the market towns of Burford and Witney which gives its name to a ship well documented in the news?
  10. And which politican was MP for Witney from 2001 to 2016?
  11. The last remains of Beaumont Palace were destroyed in the laying out of Oxford's Beaumont Street in 1829, but which king was born there in 1157?
  12. What was founded at 17 Broad Street, Oxford, by a group of Quakers, social activists, and academics in 1942?
  13. The Oxford Set of Mathematical Instruments used by generations of school children consists of a metal tin embossed on the front with a drawing of which Oxford college?
  14. Which range of hills northwest of London also forms a chalk escarpment across Oxfordshire?
  15. Which Oxford academic and author lived in Northmoor Road, Oxford, from 1926 to 1947, where he wrote quite a famous book?
  16. Which king moved his court to Oxford during the Great Plague of London?
  17. Which small town sometimes referred to as the 'gateway' to the Cotswolds gets its name from words meaning fortified town crossing the river and is the setting for Cynthia Harnett's historical novel for children, The Wool-Pack?
  18. Which former Premiership rugby club played three seasons at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford, from 2012 to 2015?


  1. Radiohead
  2. The Bodleian Library
  3. Uffington (it's called the Uffington White Horse)
  4. Bridge of Sighs
  5. Colin Dexter
  6. 1954

  7. Isis
  8. The burial place of Sir Winston Churchill
  9. Windrush
  10. David Cameron
  11. Richard I or Richard the Lionheart (King John was also born there in 1167)
  12. Oxfam (which stands for the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief)
  13. Balliol college
  14. Chiltern Hills
  15. J. R. R. Tolkien
  16. Charles II (1665-66)
  17. Burford
  18. London Welsh

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