(TELEGRAPH) — The uninitiated might consider a Cambridge University law exam to be a rather dry, impenetrable affair, full of technical jargon and obscure legal references.

However, the Cambridge students who sombrely filed into a lecture hall to sit a criminal law paper this weekend, found that the reality was somewhat more colourful.

Asked to select two questions designed to test their knowledge on a range of legal issues, they were presented with a graphic depiction of a fictional college drinking society’s initiation ceremony involving oral sex, male rape and naked torture.

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