Cambridge law student becomes internet star correctly answering ten 'starter for ten' questions

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Is this the brainiest University Challenge contestant ever? Cambridge law student becomes internet star after correctly answering ten 'starter for ten' questions to power his team to victory Ted Loveday led Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge to the University Challenge title this week He became a web sensation after answering 10 different starter questions But the law student admits he revised by using YouTube and Wikipedia A student has become an online sensation after powering his Cambridge college to glory in the final of University Challenge. Ted Loveday managed to answer 10 starter questions in the last round of the BBC quiz show, helping Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge defeat Magdalen College, Oxford. Viewers were astounded by his general knowledge prowess - but the law student has now admitted that he had help from some unlikely sources. OW WELL COULD YOU DO? TED LOVEDAY'S 10 STARTER QUESTIONS 1) 'This long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we're all dead.' These are the words of which economist? 2) 'They illustrate the temper of a pre-revolutionary age, when there is widespread desire for moderate reform.' These words of Bertrand Russell refer to which two figures of the northern Renaissance born respectively in London and Rotterdam? 3) What five-letter word means a stupid or silly woman in Mexican Spanish, a university canteen in German and in the English-speaking world an organisation founded in 1946 for people with high IQs? 4) During the 20th century, which Conservative Prime Minister's cabinet included that party's previous and subsequent Prime Ministers, both of whom served for the whole of its period in office, the former as Foreign Secretary and the latter as Secretary of State for Education? 5) 'The first known instance of the application of algorithmic thinking to a field outside logic and mathematics.' These words refer to a grammar of which language by the Gandharian scholar Panini? 6) Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter is an autobiographical work by which French author? It recounts her stifling and respectable upbringing and how she revolted against it at the Sorbonne with Jean-Paul Sartre. 7) Inspired by the artworks of Viktor Hartmann, 'The Gnome', 'The Hut on Fowl's Legs' and 'The Great Gate of Kiev' are among the 10 movements that comprise which suite by Mussorgsky? 8) John F Kennedy's statement that 'mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind' is an example of what figure of speech named after the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet? 9) From the Greek for 'unguent', what five-letter term denotes a complex of molten silicates with water and gases formed within the upper mantle of the earth? 10) Meaning 'said only once', what two-word Greek term denotes a word or word-form that is recorded only once in a text, in the work of a particular author, or in a body of literature?
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