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I've been looking forward to this.

The new King Wiliam's College Quiz is on their website now.

I like to have my own copy of the quiz, and to do it with help from my friends. All help is appreciated! I'll put the quiz questions in black, the answers in blue, speculations in green. here it is.

1 In the year 1911:

    1-1. what disaster befell the Asch House?
    1-2. what was removed from the Salon Carré?
    1-3. whose stencilled letters included A, B, C, D, O & L? George Barque. Braque stenciled letters onto paintings, blended pigments with sand, and copied wood grain and marble to achieve great levels of dimension in his paintings. His depictions of still lifes are so abstract that they border on becoming patterns that express an essence of the objects viewed rather than direct representations.

    1-4. where were the twin clocks started at Georges crowning moment?
    Liver Building Liverpool. The Liver Building displays two huge clock faces, the dials are reportedly the largest in Britain . The clock faces are larger than those of Big Ben and are clearly visible from the river. Apparently the time was started at the exact moment of the coronation of George V in 1911.

    1-5. who wrote of a miltitalented peer and the Warden's grand-daughter?
    Baroness Orczy, The Scarlet Pimpernel. - [personal profile] 17catherines

    1-6. who explained how the squaws caused pallor in the Jesuit preachers?
    1-7. who shot to fame during a performance of The Tale of Tsar Sultan?
    Dymitr Bogrow. The Tale of Tsar Saltan is an opera in four acts with a prologue, seven scenes, by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. On September 14 1911, while he was attending a performance of the opera at the Kiev Opera House in the presence of the Tsar and his family, the Russian Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin was shot twice, once in the arm and once in the chest, dying two days later; his assassin, Dmitri Bogrov, was both a leftist radical and an agent of the Okhrana.

    1-8. who took pole position ahead of British opposition?
    1-9. who silently portrayed Marguerite Gauthier?
    Sarah Bernhardt - there was a French film version of La Dame Aux Camellias that year. [personal profile] 17catherines

    1-10. who agreed to receive £400 per annum?


2

    2-1. who designed forty-tour maps for a 120m long corridor?
    Friar Iganzio Danti (it's the gallery of maps at the Vatican. [personal profile] 17catherines

    2-2. in which map is a cross-legged Caesar Augustus wearing the triregnum?
    2-3. whose original map of old Gwynned shows Neptune embracing a naked lady?
    2-4. who first used continuous and broken lines to indicated fenced and unfenced roads?
    2-5. whose map can be seen i different paintings by the Delft master in the Rijksmuseum and the Frick Collection?
    2-6. whose map of the British Isles was decorated with portraits of post-conquest monarchs up to and including James I and Anne of Denmark?
    2-7. who placed an ostrich and an elephant on the map which he presented to Selim I?
    2-8. who OS competitors included a vignette of Appleby among their county maps?
    2-9. whose name was adopted for a cartographic museum in the Land de Waas?
    2-10. who made a presentation of a giant atlas to the king on his restoration?
    =Johannes Klencke, Dutch philosopher. [personal profile] 17catherines



3

    3-1. who found a cut above in coping with melancholy?
    3-2. which of Bolingbroke's nephews was the celebrated patron of early exploration?
    3-3. who wrote about a harpsichordist and a pioneer aviator and won gold in Stockholm?
    3-4. who, by virtue of his marriage, was required to expel all Jews who failed to convert to "New Christians"?
    3-5. who allied his army with that of the deposed Sultan, but died ni his attempt to conquer the Moorish infidels?
    3-6. which theologian, although numerically misplaced, was an authority on both ophthalmology and gynaecology?
    3-7. who had the captain of the Concepción decapitated, then drawn and quartered, for mutiny a Puerto San Juan?
    3-8. whose support of Pedro in his tussle with his brother necessitated escape in a wine barrel?
    3-9. who, as Queen Dowager of her own country, became Regent in the country of her birth?
    3-10. who disobeyed his Prime Minister and surrendered on 29 December?


4. Which tale or tales:

    4-1. is all about Hester's badge of shame? The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne.
    4-2. investigates the murder of Robert Ablett?
    4-3. describes the heroic story of the survivor from Charybdis?
    4-4. describes the criminal activities of Alex, Dim, Georgie and Pete?
    4-5. describes Lamb's problems in the Banda Oriental?
    4-6. describes a prize fight between the gamekeeper and the coxswain of the Dripping Pan?
    4-7. considers the murder of an expat philanderer in East Africa?
    4-8. tells of how Dick and the outlaw dress up as friars?
    4-9. are set in the moorlands above Tweedsmuir?
    4-10. reveals the ghost of a don at All Saints'?


5. What:

    5-1. brings light?
    5-2. is named for its inactivity?
    5-3. has a malodorous tetroxide?
    5-4. has a particularly frustrating resistance to corrosion?
    5-5. Skärgård settlement has shared its name with four examples?
    5-6. was named as the daughter of 4, but only shed its alternative name in 1949?
    5-7. was alleged by some to be a pun on its discoverer's name?
    5-8. sounds like some sort of hobgoblin?
    5-9. was identified in Lochaber?
    5-10. quite simply stinks?


6. What:

    6-1. is a deadly oxymoron?
    6-2. has insecticide properties?
    6-3. could be a cheap form of confectionery?
    6-4. grotesque body has achieved a girth of 64 inches?
    6-5. two names, applied to a firelighter suggest muscle relaxation and recall kitchen negligence?
    6-6. better known as one of Rainier's features, is the most common source of what favourite halucinogen?
    6-7. sinister form of headgear probably accounted for a Holy Roman Emperor?
    6-8. parasite is nominally associated with Iscariot?
    6-9. precious stone is deceitful?
    6-10. is also a lamellibranch?


7.

    7-1. where is Maddison's Golden Boy?
    7-2. what was named, literally, Salt-pans by the Romans?
    7-3. where do a few surviving hedges keep alive our lost Elysium?
    7-4. as what did an American President describe the Libyan dictator?
    7-5. where did close neighbours claim the invention of a device for observing at a distance?
    7-6. where can a little-changed double row of trees still be seen 322 years after its catpure on canvas?
    7-7. in which Study did Sir James, disappointingly, marry Celia instead of her sister?
    7-8. what on first sight was thought to be a classically educated crotalid?
    7-9. whence did the Spitfires fly during The Battle of Britain?
    7-10. who dramatised a notorious cutter of purses?


8.

    8-1. who started off as Nijntje?
    8-2. who played patty-cake with Acme?
    8-3. who was the tyrannical leader of the Efrafans?
    8-4. as what did the Australian dog perceive the gentleman dancing on an ashpit?
    8-5. which swamp-dweller sustained auricular damage prior to rescue from the Black Serpent?
    8-6. whose marital violence led indirectly to the accidental drowning of his baby daughter Rebecca Jane?
    8-7. what popular design was started by an Augustinian Canoness of the Lateran?
    8-8. who put on spectacles and was directed to begin at the beginning?
    8-9. who brewed very good ale for gentlemen?
    8-10. what is essentially cheese on toast?


9. What:

    9-1. distinguishes armillata?
    9-2. title was inaugurated before Agincourt?
    9-3. else did he end apart from PM, CH and OM?
    9-4. action did his inamorata take prior to the duet?
    9-5. did fat-guts command that Harry should use to hang himself?
    9-6. function was required of Bertha's garter during the trip from Mannheim to Pforzheim and back?
    9-7. sartorial feature earned comment from Lear's Fool?
    9-8. was dangling from Buckingham's death bed?
    9-9. does make some obstruction of the blood?
    9-10. might I have as a threat of punishment?


10. Where:

    10-1. does the train stop in silence?
    10-2. did Hilda extract a badly mauled shrimp?
    10-3. is an execution remembered annually in October?
    10-4. did the town nominally suffer episcopal deprivation?
    10-5. was a village store opened which would become the world's largest?
    10-6. did Sir John entrust his foundation to one of the livery Companies?
    10-7. is there a fully clothed life-size wax effigy of Sarah?
    10-8. did the doctor use an old bream as a weathercock?
    10-9. did the bishopric exist for just nineteen years?
    10-10. is there a statue to the corn deity?


11.

    11-1. who took on three regencies?
    11-2. which consort outlived the King by 61 years?
    11-3. who steered behind the umbrella on Lake Maggiore?
    11-4. who received details of the School of Pain from her invalid cousin?
    11-5. whose love for one was like the foliage in the woods, but for the other resembled the eternal rocks beneath?
    11-6. whose love letter included the words, "I wode you war wythe me now that you mouthe se wat pane I take yn wryteg to you"?
    11-7. what request received the response, "What, in the midst of the street"?
    11-8. whose canine collection included items about clouds and sky?
    11-9. whose dancing is likened to a jello on a plate?
    11-10. who recently excluded obedience?


12. Where:

    12-1. is the aluminium Majestas?
    12-2. has the gondola been suspended since 1906?
    12-3. can the bells be heard ringing beneath the water?
    12-4. where could thirty candles be lit across a flat stone?
    12-5. was there a fatal derailment on the first day of service?
    12-6. was the iron-work protected from corrosion with linseed oil and not, as Alice was told, with wine?
    12-7. did the polyglot Victorian traveller try out his Arabic?
    12-8. did Babs lie buried in the dunes for forty-two years?
    12-9. did Baldwin meet Rhys for the second time?
    12-10. did the French surrender at the Royal Oak?


13. Which patriot of which country:

    13-1. was eulogized by Harry?
    13-2. died at the hand of one who had started life as Ramachandra?
    13-3. was declared innocent following a retrial 25 years after execution?
    13-4. wrote about the execution of Gerhard and was murdered by the Gestapo?
    13-5. anticipated Latimer and Ridley by 140 years and uttered in Latin "Holy Simplicity"?
    13-6. founded a journal in London, which would have been translated as Thought and Action?
    13-7. the son of a general and senator, shot the Governor General and then himself?
    13-8. was hanged publicly 28 months after the start of the January Uprising?
    13-9. was defrocked and later executed following betrayal by Elizondo?
    13-10. was reburied 31 years after his secret execution?


14. Unmask:

    14-1. Rosa
    14-2. Aymer
    14-3. Reinmar
    14-4. Clarence Donne
    14-5. Alexander Thomson
    14-6. Captain Theophilus Digby
    14-7. Andrew Watson
    14-8. James Smith
    14-9. Newsom
    14-10. Tuke


15.

    15-1. what were Uasini Maconoa?
    15-2. what mixture is favoured by the poacher?
    15-3. where did York and Suffold have a bloody embrace?
    15-4. what is the annual award for the best imaginary prose writer?
    15-5. what heavenly body became synonymous with the abuse of Royal pwoer?
    15-6. where did the little gentleman in balck velvet cause a claviular fracture?
    15-7. where were paired cast iron lighthouses erected on the beach?
    15-8. whose name was used by Lugard for a new coal outlet?
    15-9. from where is it only a mile over the hill to Esnes?
    15-10.what, where is juglandaveous?


16.

    16-1. what is viscivorus?
    16-2. who was the victim of Bowman Passer?
    16-3. what name was given to 9903 and 2001?
    16-4. what impostor combines engraulids with scrambled eggs?
    16-5. what alludes to two losses and uncertainty about the way forward?
    16-6. whose wife was likened by his friend to a white antelope from Snowdonia?
    16-7. who directed the disappearance of a spinster in Mandrika?
    16-8. what operation cleared a Limburg geometrical feature?
    16-9. who got 4 in 4, 5 in 6, 6 in 9 and 7 in 11?
    16-10. what characterises Jock Scott's cheeks?


17. Which character rhymed:

    17-1. tussle and muscle?
    17-2. knowledge, he and apology?
    17-3. Chamberlain and moral stain?
    17-4. kindred soul and sausage-roll?
    17-5. everybody earns and income-tax returns?
    17-6. wrote of Queen Anne and Sodor and Man?
    17-7. Parliamentary hive and or Conservative?
    17-8. been acuter and simple pewter?
    17-9. lots o' news and hypoteneuse?
    17-10. Horace and Morris?


18. During 2011:

    18-1. who looked a million dollars?
    18-2. which white mouse has left the Star and Garter?
    18-3. where did Kid Cassidy get over a very nasty shock?
    18-4. which obdurate crustacean has very sadly had to call "Over"?
    18-5. which sometimes successor to Isaac Barrow found his position untenable?
    18-6. where was it admitted that with the befit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently, or not at all?
    18-7. why will Col. Reynolds and Lord Meldrum never be the same?
    18-8. whose killing thrust heralded a monumental redundancy?
    18-9. who crawled charitably through Bablock Hythe?
    18-10. which head was axed at the Tower?



Date: 2011-12-23 12:45 pm (UTC)
17catherines: Amor Vincit Omnia (Default)
From: [personal profile] 17catherines
With a little help from Google...

I'm fairly sure that 1-5 is Baroness Orczy. The Scarlet Pimpernel was published in 1911...

1-9 is Sarah Bernhardt - there was a French film version of La Dame Aux Camellias that year.

2-1 is Friar Iganzio Danti (it's the gallery of maps at the Vatican
2-10 is Johannes Klencke.

3-4. This is King Manuel of Portugal, who married the daughter of Isabella of Castille and Ferdinand of Aragon. These all seem to be medieval, by the way.

3-5. I think this might be The Holy Roman Emperor Frederick (barbarossa) - he had a short-lived alliance with the Sultan of Iconium, and later drowned in a river while on crusade.

3-6. is almost certainly a pope - I'm trying to remember if there are any skipped numbers in the lineage.

3-8. This is definitely something to do with the Castilian civil war between Pedro and Henry. England and the Black Prince were allied to Pedro, but I have not yet found any wine barrels.

3-9. is almost certainly Eleanor of Aquitaine, who Richard and John both made regents of all sorts of things, including, I think, Aquitaine, when they were busy elsewhere after King Henry died.


11-4. This is Katy, in What Katy Did. Her cousin is Helen, and Andrew traumatised me recently with a comic in which various Victorian literary characters are up to no good and Katy's School of Pain is a bondage dungeon...

11-5. This is Catherine describing her love for Linton and for Heathcliff.

11-7. Petruccio asking Kate to kiss him in the Taming of the Shrew


I haven't looked at all of them, but this should get you off to a nice start.

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