2011 has been a pretty unforgettable year. They don't come much fuller of upheavals than this. Or did we say that last year too? The Arab spring and the euro crisis dominate the world stage. And closer to home it hasn't been all sweetness and light either. Plenty of material, then, for our annual review in quiz form. From Lolita to a cow's rear end, from Maxime to Steven. And who was right after all? Enjoy!
a. Furniture in Actio
b. Nicknames for Ellen Marks
c. Fitness equipment at the Bongerd Sports Centre
2. Bed guarantee. Say what?
a. Idealis jargon for bed bugs
b. Ceres jargon for nutrition dude
c. WUR jargon for hospitality
3. Alternative academic year opening at VHL. What was on the T-shirts?
a. Hans must stay
b. Ellen must go
c. Where is Aalt?
4. What is this?
a. EHEC bacterium stuck to an intestinal cell
b. Foot & mouth virus stuck to a lamb's kidney cell
c. Q fever bacterium stuck to a lung epithelium
5. Just missed student house of the year status:
a. Sunny House Animals (Leeuwarden)
b. The House of the Rising Sun (Wageningen)
c. Animal House Irene (Velp)
6. ‘This is the most extraordinary gathering of my career.' Who?
a. Simon Vink at the awarding of the Golden Gadfly
b. Maxime Verhagen opening the academic year
c. Martin Kropff at the professors' cortège past the Binnenhof
7. Everything of value is vulnerable, according to a Dutch song. Which of these was not stolen?
a. The Ceres goddess
b. The exploding chicken
c. The heifer's backside
8. 8,500 kilos:
a. Prince Bernhard's Pole
b. The new algae breeding reactor AlgaePARC
c. The new MRI scanner in Ede
9. The new meeting place on the campus will be called:
10 Students in the barracks in Ede want a shuttle bus to campus. Why?
a. They are afraid of winter weather
b. They are afraid of getting lost
c. They are afraid of the busy traffic
11. Wanted: men. Who?
a. Recruitment bureau fears feminization of Wageningen University
b. Labour market seeks male students from Animal Management programme in Leeuwarden
c. Thymos board needs musclemen for heavy lifting
12. ‘Cacophony around the village pump'
a. Resource on the Wageningen UR livestock report
b. Ellen Marks on the VHL participational council
c. Simon Vink on the commotion about Movie W
13. Wageningen band that won the LSVb protest song competition:
a. The WUR-kaholics
b. The Halbe-Zolen
c. The Langstudeerder
14. What Chris Kik looked for in the Caucasus:
15. Who was right after all?
a. Joris Driepinter
b. Walter Willett
c. Wakker Dier
16. A birth was celebrated Dutch-style with beschuit met muisjes:
a. Imares gets smelt to spawn in the lab
b. WSO and PSF merge
c. 100,000th carp bred at Zodiac
16. Hurrah in 2011!
a. Plant-e wins Green Challenge
b. Wageningen wins the Annual Academic Prize again
c. Wageningen has been a university for 25 years
17. Apples and pears are the same after all. Why?
a. Apples and pears give protection against cardiovascular disease
b. Apples and pears give protection against high blood pressure
c. Apples and pears give protection against stroke
18. Didn't listen to Aalt's advice:
a. The governor of Fujian
b. The prime minister of Malaysia
c. The president of Mali
19 Which of the three didn't: Steven, Pascal, Mark?
20 Twice as many in Wageningen as in Rotterdam. What?
a. Number of bike thefts per thousand residents
b. Number of scientific articles per thousand academics
c. Number of teachers per thousand students
Do the quiz
Send your answers by 1 January to email@example.com. The competitor with the most correct answers wins a gift token worth 100 euros for O Mundo restaurant in Wageningen or a comparable restaurant elsewhere in the Netherlands. (If there are many people with full marks, a name will be picked out of a hat.)