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Answers for The King William's Quiz for 2016...

Work in progress.

1. In the year 1916:

    1.1 – who won 277-254?
      Woodrow Wilson - his electoral college win over Charles Hughes.

1.2 – which aristocrat fell prey to an eagle?
    Lord Kitchener. HMS Hampshire was sunk by a German mine (eagle) off Marwick Head in Orkney in 1916.

1.3 – who released a story involving the mysterious 'v. I?
    John Buchan, in Greenmantle, chapter one:

      'I may be sending you to your death, Hannay—Good God, what a damned task-mistress duty is!—If so, I shall be haunted with regrets, but you will never repent. Have no fear of that. You have chosen the roughest road, but it goes straight to the hill-tops.'

      He handed me the half-sheet of note-paper. On it were written three words—'Kasredin', 'cancer', and 'v. I.'


1.4 – whose 4th was completed but could not be extinguished?
    February 1, 1916 - Carl Nielsen conducts the première of his Symphony No. 4, the Inextinguishable, in Copenhagen. (Sue)

1.5 – who experienced what would later be listed as his funniest moment?
    On page 116 of the Roald Dahl Treasury he lists his funniest moment as “being born” and his birthdate - 13th September 1916 (Sue)

1.6 – what well-remembered observation followed explosions on Indefatigable and Queen Mary?
    May 30, 1916: "There's something wrong with our bloddy ships today." - Sir David Beatty, Admiral, Commander-in-Chief, British Battle Cruiser Fleet, Royal Navy. [At the Battle of Jutland after the battlecruisers HMS Indefatigable and HMS Queen Mary were quickly hit, blew up, and sank with the loss of almost all hands.]

1.7 – whose prosecution was aided by an adjustment of punctuation?
    Sir Roger Casement, who was hanged as a traitor to Britain in 1916; his trial involved a question of interpretation based on a comma.

1.8 - where, uniquely, was an elephant hanged for murder?
    Erwin, Tennessee. Charlie Sparks's travelling circus visited Kingsport, Tennessee, in 1916. An inexperienced keeper was put in charge of elephant called Mary. During a parade he goaded her with a spear, and hit an abscess. In pain, she dashed him against the ground and stood on his head. When residents began baying for blood, Charlie Sparks agreed to kill her. 'Murderous Mary' was hanged. See "Elephant Mary".

1.9 – how was Vermouth the toast of Sussex?
    The 1916 Grand National was cancelled because Aintree Racecourse was taken over by the War Office. However, a substitute, the Racevourse Association Steeple Chase at Gatwick Racevourse was won by Vermouth, ridden by jack Reardon and trained by James Bell.

1.10 – how did Ali Baba resurface?
    ...Musical Chu Chin Chow premièred at Her_Majestys Theatre in London on 3 August 1916

2. Channel Islands

    2.1 – what started off as a fluke?
      Jersey Royal Potatoes

    2.2 – where did the names of four Frisian Islands reappear?
      Alderney. The Germans built four concentration camps on the island. Each camp was named after one of the Frisian Islands and included Nordeney located at Saye, Borkum at Platte Saline, Sylt near the old telegraph tower at La Foulere, and Heligoland.

    2.3 – between which ports with the 'Devil Boat' carry cattle?
      Guernsey (St Peter Port) to St. Malo in Toilers of the Sea by Victor Hugo.

    2.4 – which fictional island witnessed a wartime Transit of Venus?
      Armorel the fictional Channel Island in Operation Venus (book and movie) about rescuing a cow from the occupying forces.

    2.5 – on which island did the fruit-drop-addicted evangelist sprout wings and horns?
      Alderney, in Mr. Pye by Mervin Peak.

    2.6 – which Lieutenant Governor, misled by disinformation, was courtmaritalled for surrendering?
      Moses Corbet

    2.7 – which 'tailor-made' Victorian siblings were decorated 'FOR VALOUR'?
      The Sartorius brothers (of the Channel Islands) were both awarded Victoria Crosses, which are decorations 'For Valour'. (Anne)

    2.8 – where does midnight mask the reared heads of seven rocks?
      Les Casquets, in the poem Les Casquets by Algernon Charles Swinburne"

        From the depths that abide and the waves that environ
        Seven rocks rear heads that the midnight masks,
        And the strokes of the swords of the storm are as iron
        On the steel of the wave-worn casques.

    2.9 – where did Superb founder on a sight-seeing diversion?
      Les Minquiers (Jersey)

    2.10 – who is nominally represented in NC and NJ?
      George Carteret, one of the original proprietors of theLords Proprietor of Carolina and New Jersey. /font>

3 Poems by Rudyard Kipling

    3.1 who was ‘alted by ‘is coffin?
      Danny Deever

    3.2 what does She know, with unfailing instincts?
      That the Female of Her Species is more deadly than the Male, from the poem The Female of the Species. (Sue)

    3.3 in what does ‘everywhere’ appear to mean everything?
      Royal Artillery
      There is a word you often see, pronounce it as you may –
      “You bike,” “you bykwee,” “ubbikwee” – alludin’ to R. A.
      It serves ‘Orse, Field, an’ Garrison as motto for a crest;
      An’ when you’ve found out all it means I’ll tell you ‘alf the rest.

      Ubique means the long-range Krupp be’ind the long-range ‘ill –
      Ubique means you’ll pick it up an’, while you do, stand still.
      Ubique means you’ve caught the flash an’ timed it by the sound.
      Ubique means five gunners’ ‘ash before you’ve loosed a round.

      Ubique means Blue Fuse, an’ make the ‘ole to sink the trail.
      Ubique means stand up an’ take the Mauser’s ‘alf-mile ‘ail.
      Ubique means the crazy team not God nor man can ‘old.
      Ubique means that ‘orse’s scream which turns your innards cold!

      Ubique means “Bank, ‘Olborn, Bank – a penny all the way” –
      The soothin’, jingle-bump-an’-clank from day to peaceful day.
      Ubique means “They’ve caught De Wet, an’ now we shan’t be long.”
      Ubique means “I much regret, the beggar’s goin’ strong!”

      Ubique means the tearin’ drift where, breach-block jammed with mud,
      The khaki muzzles duck an’ lift across the khaki flood.
      Ubique means the dancing plain that changes rocks to Boers.
      Ubique means mirage again an’ shellin’ all outdoors.

      Ubique means “Entrain at once for Grootdefeatfontein.”
      Ubique means “Of-load your guns” – at midnight in the rain!
      Ubique means “More mounted men. Return all guns to store.”
      Ubique means the R.A.M.R. Infantillery Corps.

      Ubique means that warnin’ grunt the perished linesman knows,
      When o’er ‘is strung an’ sufferin’ front the shrapnel sprays ‘is foes;
      An’ as their firin’ dies away the ‘usky whisper runs
      From lips that ‘aven’t drunk all day: “The Guns! Thank Gawd, the Guns!”

      Extreme, depressed, point-blank or short, end-first or any’ow,
      From Colesberg Kop to Quagga’s Poort – from Ninety-Nine till now –
      By what I’ve ‘eard the others tell an’ I in spots ‘ave seen,
      There’s nothin’ this side ‘Eaven or ‘Ell Ubique doesn’t mean!

    3.4 what struggled with a cargo of rails from Sunderland to Bilbao?
      The Bilbao or the "seven men from all the world" referenced in the poem - The Ballad of the Bolivar by Kipling.

    3.5 which two Amazonian creatures’ capacity to curl and swim are compared?
      The hedgehog and the tortoise in The Beginning of the Armadillos from the Just So Stories.

    3.6 what forces me to lie all day, disturbed by noisy traffic, in a narrow garden?
      A Child's Garden

      Now there is nothing wrong with me
      Except -- I think it's called T.B.
      And that is why I have to lay
      Out in the garden all the day.

      Our garden is not very wide
      And cars go by on either side,
      And make an angry-hooty noise
      That rather startles little boys.

      But worst of all is when they take
      Me out in cars that growl and shake,
      With charabancs so dreadful-near
      I have to shut my eyes for fear.

      But when I'm on my back again,
      I watch the Croydon aeroplane
      That flies across to France, and sings
      Like hitting thick piano-strings.

      When I am strong enough to do
      The things I'm truly wishful to,
      I'll never use a car or train
      But always have an aeroplane;

      And just go zooming round and round,
      And frighten Nursey with the sound,
      And see the angel-side of clouds,
      And spit on all those motor-crowds!

3.7 which sometime Simla resident was flattered by a depraved journalist?
    Delilah Aberystwyth, in “Departmental Ditties”; the depraved journalist was one Ulysses Gunne, (Olive)

3.8 what warn maritime traffic of Weser, Forth and Humber?
    Dudgeon, Docking and Dowsing were all lightships mentioned in The North Sea Patrol.

3.9 who is the image of an organ-grinder’s monkey?
    Bill 'Awkins

3.10 who preached to a donkey and a bullock?
    Eddi, priest of St. Wilfrid in Eddi's Service

4. Soup

    4.1 What, confusingly, is not sincomorphic?
      Cullen Skink (Scincomorphic) is a kind of soup. The Wikipedia entry explains how it is not related to skinks, which are a kind of lizard.

    4.2 What was served at all meals at the Try Pots?
      Chowder (Moby Dick by Herman Melville)

    4.3 What soup was liked by the offal-loving Bloom?
      Thick giblet soup (Ulysses by James Joyce)

    4.4 What was stored in flat wooden cases of 36 slabs apiece?
      Portable Soup (The Aubrey/Maturin novels by Patrick O’Brian)

    4.5 What did the hairy twin receive in exchange for his inheritance?
      Esau received a mess of pottage (In the Book of Genesis, in the Bible)

    4.6 What was Master Linklater cooking when Moniplies demanded to see him?
      A mess of cock-a-leekie (The Fortunes of Nigel by Walter Scott)

    4.7 What did Phemie offer Jaikie if he came indoors about midday?
      Mrs (Phemie) Moran says to the smallest Die-Hard Jaikie) in Buchan’s Huntingtower “Come indoors about midday and I'll gie ye a plate o' broth!"

    4.8 What salivary delicacy is popular in the Far East?
      Bird’s Nest Soup (Made with saliva)

    4.9 Who sang of Beautiful Soup, so rich and green?
      The Mock Turtle (Alice in Wonderland)

    4.10 What did the Bucket family have for supper?
      Cabbage Soup (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl)

5 In which encounter(s): FA cup finals

    5.1 were Bluebirds cut down by Blades?
      Cardiff City losing to Sheffield United 1925

    5.2 did which milliners get lost in the Forest?
      Luton lost to Notts Forest 1959

    5.3 did hooting get the better of Mavis’s song?
      Sheffield Wednesday (owls) beat West Bromwich (throstles) 1935

    5.4 did canines emulate Godwinson at the second attempt?
      The FA Cup Final was played at Stamford Bridge between 1920 and 1922. Huddersfield contested two of those (1920, lost to Aston Villa; 1922, beat Preston). So they won at Stamford Bridge at the second attempt. Huddersfield Town supporters are known as "dog botherers".

    5.5 did discoloured felines fix the game birds, by then out of season?
      Sunderland (black cats) beat Leeds (peacocks) 1973

    5.6 did military ordnance surprisingly prove no match for farm machinery?
      Arsenal beaten by Ipswich (tractor boys) 1978

    5.7 was the flock well and truly shaken in palatial surroundings?
      Bury (shakers) beat Derby (rams) at Crystal Palace ground 1903

    5.8 were vulpes vanquished by their larger relatives?
      Leicester (foxes) beaten by Wolverhampton 1949

    5.9 did magpies make an unlikely citrous meal?
      Newcastle beat Blackpool (tangerines) 1951

    5.10 was the web twice successfully escaped?
      FA Cup finals 1884 and 1885 Blackburn Rovers beat Queens Park ( Scottish Club ) who's nickname is Spiders.

6 Roses

    6.1 For whom am I lonely tonight?
      Rose of Tralee

    6.2 what preacher is a twitcher's 'tick'?
      Rose Coloured Pastor, a kind of bird that twitchers/birders tick off their lists.

    6.3 who played Ludwig and later Manfred?
      Clifford Rose, on theTV Series Kessler.

    6.4 what was Barberini's gift to Charles's consort at Amiens?
      The papal golden rose award was given by Urban VIII to Charles Ii's wife Henrietta Maria in 1625.

    6.5 where do the challenged start at Scott's and finish at Abbotsford?
      The Rose Street Challenge Pub Crawl. Rose Street in Edinburgh is where the back door to the Royal Over-Seas League is) – starting at Scott’s Pub, and ending at The Abbotsford. All roads lead to Dunnett.

    6.6 by whom was Laurie seduced under a haywagon after drinking alcohol?
      Rosie (Cider with Rosie

    6.7 with what deathbed word did Welles' greatest production begin?
      Rosebud in Citizen Kane

    6.8 what foundered when confronted by d'Annebault's fleet?
      The Mary Rose

    6.9 what label depicts a Vila Real palace?
      Mateus Rose

    6.10 what is the exanthem of HHV-6B?
      Rosacea, a rash that comes with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

7 Venice

    7.1 in what building did 007 find time to fix Chang?
      The Clock Tower on St. Mark's Square (Moonraker)

    7.2 where did Richard and Renata drink Montgomerys?
      Harry's Bar. From Hemingway's Across the River and into the Trees

    7.3 for which orphanage did il Prete Rosso write much of his music?
      Vivaldi, nicknamed the Red Priest, wrote much of his music for the young ladies of the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice.

    7.4 from what striking eminence would Maleficio signal an execution?
      The Campanile of San Marco. Each of the original five bells had names and were rung to signal a specific events: the Maleficio signaled that a capital execution was going to take place. La Trottiera called magistrates to the Palazzo Ducale; La Nona rang at the ninth hour; The Pregadi announced meetings of the Senate. The Marangona rang the beginning and ending of the work day and was named after the marangoni, the carpenters, but the term was synonymous for workers.

    7.5 which edifice was decorated with a great biblical cycle over 24 years by the Little Dyer?
      Tintoretto's work in the Scuola di San Rocco.

    7.6 what was compared unfavourably with Westminster and Blackfriars by the classical tourist?
      The Rialto Bridge: “I have pointed out to her that the celebrated Mr Eustace, the classical tourist, did not think much of it; and that he compared the Rialto, greatly to its disadvantage, with Westminster and Blackfriars Bridges.” – Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit.

    7.7 into what did Cross leap from his hotel balcony during his honeymoon?
      John Cross, husband of George Eliot, leapt into the Grand Canal.

    7.8 what has, appropriately, risen from the ashes on three occasions?
      The phoenix opera house La Fenice.

    7.9 where is the hiding place of Leonardo’s encircled quadruped?
      Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice, which houses "The Vitruvian Man" by Leonardo da Vinci. (Susanne)

    7.10 what was Francesconi’s ‘triumphant’ foundation?
      The Florian opened with two simply furnished rooms on 29 December 1720 as "Alla Venezia Trionfante" (Venice the Triumphant), but soon became known as Caffè Florian, after its original owner Floriano Francesconi.

8 Locate Ellan Vannin: PLACES CONTAINING "MAN"

    8.1 in Kola (no ice!)
      Murmansk (on the Kola Peninsula)

    8.2 where the early pumpkins blow.
      Coromandel (Edward Lear, The Courtship of the Yonghy Bonghy Bo)

    8.3 among the spättburgunder vineyards.
      Assmannshausen, Germany. (Kerstin. But isn't "Germany" answer enough?)

    8.4 under the crest of the red-handed badgers.

    8.5 in a university city, home to a ‘Royal’ seminary for Scottish seculars.
      Salamanca (Royal Scots College)

    8.6 within a region whose littoral achieved historical significance on the feast day of St Norbert.
      Normandy (Feast Day of St Norbert is June 6 – D-Day)

    8.7 at the crossroads between Devana and Ermine.
      Godmanchester (at the crossroads of the Roman Via Devana and Ermine Street)

    8.8 in the home of a carnivorous marsupial.
      Tasmania (Tasmanian Devil)

    8.9 within the landform beneath Uhuru.
      Kilimanjaro (Uhura Peak is the highest point)

    8.10 in the land of the Dayak.
      Kalimantan (Borneo)


    9.1 who knew how to locate rubiginosa and moschata?
      Oberon (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, “I know a bank where the wild thyme blows... With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine”)

    9.2 which monarch witnessed the statue of his late consort coming to life?
      Leontes (A Winter’s Tale)

    9.3 who regretted the trip to North Africa, believing his son to have perished?
      Alonso, King of Naples (Tempest)

    9.4 who resolved with fellow-scholars to diet and remain celibate for a triennium?
      King of Navarre (Love’s Labour’s Lost)

    9.5 whose murder was signalled by the screaming of an owl and the crying of crickets?
      Duncan (Macbeth)

    9.6 whose ambassador urged the King of England to stand down in favour of his nephew?
      King Philip of France (King John)

    9.7 who received conflicting pleas from Edward’s representative and from Margaret?
      King Louis, in Henry VI, Part 3. (Catherine)

    9.8 which vanquished monarch agreed to present his daughter to the victor?
      Charles VI of France in Henry V

    9.9 which monarch accidentally poisoned his wife instead of his nephew?
      Claudius (Hamlet)

    9.10 who devised a riddle regarding his own incestuous relationship?
      Antiochus (Pericles)


    10.1 whose martyrdom is remembered on 21st April?
      Tiradentes (Brazil celebrating Tiradentes Day, after the freedom fighter and national hero)

    10.2 what great edifice bears Liverpudlian similarities?
      Brasilia Cathedral (looks like Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral)

    10.3 which physician was a founder of Corinthian Democracy?
      Socrates- the Brazilian midfielder Socrates also has degree in medicine.

    10.4 where was Dacosta reprieved through solution of Ortega’s cryptogram?
      Manaos (Jules Verne, 800 Leagues on the Amazon)

    10.5 in which city did the leprous ‘little cripple’ create Isaiah and eleven others?
      Cogonhas (sculptures of the 12 prophets at the Santuario do Bom Jesus do Matosinhos) by Aleijandinho

    10.6 which once premier peak had to be relegated to No. 3 in the pecking order?
      Pico da Bandeira - once regarded as the highest mountain in Brazil

    10.7 which leader ‘serenely’ hastened his departure from life ‘to enter history’?
      Getúlio Vargas (President of Brazil, final words in his suicide note)

    10.8 where did James I surrender to the British prior to a diplomatic resolution?
      In 1893 the American James Harden-Hickey noticed that the tiny island of Trinidade in the South Atlantic Ocean had never been claimed by any country . He claimed the island and proclaimed himself James I, Prince of Trinidad. (Sue)

    10.9 with what does the vexillologist associate Spica?
      State of Para on the Brazilian flag

    10.10 what owes its name to a Savoyard chemist?
      Brazil nut (Bertholletia - named after French-chemist Claude Louis Berthollet)

11 - Jeeves are Wooster, P.G. Wodehouse (Kerstin)

    11.1 whose nom de plume was Rex West?
      - Percy Gorringe (Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit)

    11.2 which red-head was likened to Ahab’s wife?
      - Roberta Wickham ("a carrot-topped Jezebel, Jeeves in the Offing)

    11.3 who were sent down for squirting soda-water at the Senior Tutor?
      - Claude and Eustace Wooster

    11.4 who was adjudged the winner of the Jubilee Stakes following a feline incursion?
      - Colonel Briscoe's Simla (Aunts aren't Gentlemen)

    11.5 to which courting gentleman was it proposed to give the alpine hat rather than burning it?
      In Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves, Sir Watkyn's butler was glad to have it to add dash to his courtship of a widow in the village.

    11.6 who got 14 days for searching fully-clothed for amphibians in thefountain beneath Nelson’s Column?
      - Gussie Fink-Nottle (The Mating Season)

    11.7 whose repertoire was apparently confined to a single-digit rendering of The Rosary?
      - Freddie Meadowes ("Helping Freddie")

    11.8 which marksman scored six consecutive direct hits on the game pie?
      Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright in The Mating season "once hit the game pie at the Drones six times with six consecutive bread .” (Simon)

    11.9 who was sent to bed for putting sherbet in the ink?
      - Clementina (Very good, Jeeves)

    11.10 who masqueraded as George Wilson?
      - Gussie (Augustus Mannering-Phipps, Bertie's cousin in "Extricating Young Gussie")

12 - Windows

    12.1 what provided exemption for eight in 1825?
      Window tax

    12.2 who appeared for a moment at a window as Pippa passed?
      – Sebald in Browning's poem Pippa Passes

    12.3 what might have made a bishop vandalise a stained glass window?
      “It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window.” ― Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely. (Sue)

    12.4 what might have enabled Mackay to observe the activities of Fletcher in his cell?
      Spyhole in the cell door (Porridge)

    12.5 where does the constant sound of flushing run from windows during airing of the toothbrush?
      And a constant sound of flushing runneth from windows whence/The toothbrush too is airing in this new North Oxford air. Sir John Betjeman

    12.6 who wrote of the pleasure of batting baseballs through the windows of the Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza?
      James Thurber ("I suppose that even the most pleasurable of imaginable occupations, that of batting baseballs through the windows of the RCA Building, would pall a little as the days ran on.")

    12.7 who looked out through a window and bewailed the delay in the chariots’ arrival?
      Mother of Sisera (Judges 5:28-30)

    12.8 who waited at the window, wearing the face that she kept in a jar by the door?
      Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles

    12.9 who regarded a window opening of more than six inches vulgar?
      Miss Jean Brodie

    12.10 what did George earn when cleaning windows?
      A 'Bob' (one shilling) - from George Formby's song The Window Cleaner


    13.1 who combined with Terboven?
      Jonas Lie

    13.2 who developed a way to deal with Jarlsberg?
      Ole Martin Ystgaard (credited with developing Jarlsberg cheese)

    13.3 whose 32 holes can secure entry for hotel guests?
      Tor Sørnes - invented the VingCard lock (plastic keycard)

    13.4 whose head-turning tool is favoured by some accoucheurs?
      Christian Kielland (invented the Kielland forceps)

    13.5 who succeeded with Gjøa, where Terror and Erberus had failed?
      Amundsen, who sailed through the Northwest Passage

    13.6 who travelled from el Callao to French Polynesia with assistance from Humboldt?
      Thor Heyerdahl for his journey with his self-built raft Kon-Tiki utilizing the Humboldt Current to prove that Polynesia could have been settled from South America.

    13.7 who was in conflict with Neisser over his eponymous disease?
      Gerhard Amauer Hansen (leprosy, also known as Hansen’s Disease)

    13.8 who, according to Snorri, fell to a thrust from the Hound?
      King Olaf II

    13.9 who was the first, and was succeeded by Dag?
      Trygve Lie (first Secretary-General of the United Nations, succeeded by Dag Hammarskjöld)

    13.10 who has been worth 100 crowns since 1997?
      Kirsten Flagstad (Norwegian opera singer, has been depicted on the 100 crown note since 1997)

14 Which library, where:

    14.1 is named after an algebraic logician?
      Boole Library, University College, Cork

    14.2 owes its foundation to Tam O’Shanter?
      In 1836, 117 books were shipped to Australia aboard the barque Tam O’Shanter, forming the nucleus of the Adelaide Institute’s ‘circulating library’ and what was to become the state’s public library network.

    14.3 is a Royal foundation now dedicated to Divinity?
      King James Library in St. Andrews

    14.4 was founded by the Cuban widow of a captain of industry?
      John Rylands Library Manchester founded by Enriqueta Augustina Rylands

    14.5 was re-established by a returning diplomat from the United Provinces?
      Bodleian Library, Oxford (re-founded by Thomas Bodley)

    14.6 was designed by a Professor of Astronomy at the request of one of Mary’s 114 grandchildren?
      Wren Library at Lincoln Cathedral

    14.7 was founded by the GOM but named after a 6th century Bishop?
      Gladstone library Hawarden, which was originally named for Saint Deiniol.

    14.8 was named after a Westmorland orphan and future Bishop?
      John Percival library at Clifton college.

    14.9 has a close association with time-eating?
      The Corpus Clock, known as the Chronophage, is a large sculptural clock at street level on the outside of theTaylor Library at Corpus Christ College, Cambridge UK.

    14.10 is named after a Blue Funnel partner?
      The Sydney Jones Library is the main library for arts, humanities, law and social and environmental studies at the University of Liverpool. Sir Charles Sydney Jones (1872-1947) was a partner in Mssrs Alfred Holt & Co. owners of the Blue Funnel shipping line.

15 Scents

    15.1 of what does Fenton smell?
      April and May, in Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor.

    15.2 in what odour did the thieving Jim Crow die?
      In the odour of sanctity. The Jackdaw of Rheims by Richard Harris Barham (1788–1845). "Many remark’d, as his manners they saw,/ That they “never had known such a pious Jackdaw!” / He long liv’d the pride Of that country side,/ And at last in the odor of sanctity died."

    15.3 what inaccurate name is applied to the ursine foot?
      Stinking Hellebore.

    15.4 who are compared to fish in beginning to smell after three days?
      Visitors – attributed to Ben Franklin but probably older.

    15.5 what are similar to chemicals, in that closer analysis results in a worsening odour?
      Tom in Charles Kingsley’s Two Years Ago says: "It don't do to look too deeply into one's feelings. Like chemicals, the more you analyze them, the worse they smell."(Sue)

    15.6 whose recently discovered Sense of Smell, now just leaves Taste unaccounted for?
      Four Rembrandt Senses paintings reunited after “Smell” rediscovered in a cellar.

    15.7 what fragrance did the lovers inhale within Prince Eugen’s collection?
      Fresh flowers (amaryllis, hyacinth and tulips), in Mari Jungstedt's book The Killer's Art:

        ‘The prince was a broad-minded person who supported the Swedish artists of his day,’ he explained. ‘His home was finished in 1905, and it became a gathering place for free-thinking people; the social life flourished out here. He was personal friends with many of the artists. And he himself became a great landscape painter. His collection contains more than two thousand works,’ Sommer went on enthusiastically, as if forgetting why Fogestam and Jacobsson were there.

        ‘Do you have other paintings by Nils Dardel here?’

        ‘We’ve borrowed three other paintings for this exhibition. And Dardel did a pencil sketch of Prince Eugen that is part of his collection. No other paintings were stolen.’

        They entered the bright, beautiful areas that were the former living quarters of the prince. They immediately noticed a strong floral scent. The rooms were furnished in a style typical of Sweden in the early 1900s. Fresh flowers filled all the rooms, in accordance with the prince’s wishes. There were scarlet amaryllis, shimmering blue hyacinths, and great bouquets of tulips in assorted colours.

    15.8 what smell fills the air in the absence of the Electrician?
      "A smell of burning fills the startled air" - Hilaire Belloc, Newdigate Poem.

    15.9 what smells characterised Camberley at 9 o’clock?
      "Mushroomy, pinewoody, evergreen smells" in A Subaltern's Loe Song by John Betjeman.

    15.10 what is ubiquitous, invisible and odourless?

16 Jims

    16.1 which young tricyclist, made lunch for Ponto?
      Jim, Who Ran Away from His Nurse, and Was Eaten by a Lion by Hillaire Belloc. In the poem, the lion's name was Ponto.

    16.2 whose delivery on Merrie England was marred by intoxication?
      Jim Dixon, in the novel Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis.

    16.3 who worried his wife episodically for twenty-one years in Parkwood Hill ?
      Jim Dale in the radio series Mrs Dale's Diary.

    16.4 described by a poet laureate, who reluctantly joined the night-riders of Devon?
      Jim Davis by John Masefield. Jim, an orphan, is sent to live with relatives along the Devon coast. There he accidentally witnesses the deeds of a troop of night-riders, or smugglers.

    16.5 who, after losing two days and a boat, discharged himself from an East Anglian hospital?
      Jim Brading, who was in a coma after a road accident, leaving the Walkers on board the Goblin, in We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea by Arthur Ransome.

    16.6 whose well-meant ministerial flounderings were treated by his staff with both deference and duplicity?
      Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, on the TV show Yes, Minister.

    16.7 who dealt with Israel, Abraham and Benjamin, and had bad dreams of booming surf?
      Jim Hawkins in Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

    16.8 who, in a maritime emergency, ungrammatically recommended cannibalism?
      James in The Yarn of the Nancy Bell

    16.9 who had a hairy breast and was fixed up prime in Miss Watson’s will?
      The will frees the slave Jim in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

    16.10 which PI kept his mobile home on Beach Road?
      Jim Rockford. Wikipedia says of The Rockford Files: "In early episodes of the first season, Rockford's trailer is located in a parking lot alongside the highway at 2354 Beach Boulevard (Pacific Coast Highway), Malibu."

17 Smiles

    17.1 how is life if you just smile?
      Still worthwhile, in Nat King Cole's song "Smile".

    17.2 what was charmed with smiles and soap?
      - The Snark, in The Hunting of the Snark by Lewis Carroll.

    17.3 what subterranean objects displayed a lipless grin?
      Breastless creatures, in Whispers of Immortality by T.S. Eliot.

    17.4 if every fascist has a communist smile, what does every communist have?
      a fascist frown

    17.5 who faced the firing squad with that faint fleeting smile, playing about his lips?
      Walter Mitty, in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by James Thurber.

    17.6 who compared the spontaneity of Molotov’s smile to that of a mechanical feline?

    7 who received a smile from the blonde which he could feel in his hip pocket?
      Philip Marlowe, in Farewell, My Lovely.

    17.8 what two adjectives have been applied to the grin of Esox Lucius?
      - Malevolent and aged, in Pike by Ted Hughes.

    17.9 who, in futile pursuit, grinned like a rodent trap?
      "Still ran Dingo—Yellow-Dog Dingo—always hungry, grinning like a rat-trap, never getting nearer, never getting farther,—ran after Kangaroo." - The Sing Song of old Man Kangeroo by Rudyard Kipling.

    17.10 how often do squat citizens smile?
      Rarely, according to Rupert Brooke. "For Cambridge people rarely smile, Being urban, squat, and packed with guile." - The Old Vicarage, Grantchester (Sue)

8 During 2016:

    18.1 who, by his own admission, is no longer the future?
      David Cameron

    18.2 who has described perfection on both sides of the shell?

    18.3 of whom is there not a lot left apart from illusionary memories?
      Paul Daniels, the magician whose catchphrase this was, who in2016.

    18.4 what representation of the Hague littoral was recovered from a Neapolitan suburb?
      October 1, 2016 Police in a crackdown on the Camorra organised crime group recovered two early Van Gogh paintings stolen 14 years ago, Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuene and View of the Sea at Scheveningen.

    18.5 whose observations regarding spectators' cleanliness and temper were counterproductive?

    18.6 which unrepentant Chilean exile, perceived as a With, who had established a repressive Saxon lager, has departed?
      Margot Honecker, the widow of former East German leader Erich Honecker and the most powerful woman in the Communist state until its collapse in 1989, died in Santiago, Chile, at the age of 89. (Sue)

    18.7 whose shared award was the 14th for the unique binomial foundation?
      Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton, winners of the 14th Strictly (Ballroom) Come Dancing contest on the BBC.

    18.8 who borrowed a title from Gerald, substituting dogs for animals?
      Monty Don who in 2016 published a book titled Nigel: My Family and other Dogs, referencing Gerald Durrell's classic "My Family and other Animals". (Michelle)

    18.9 from what Bath container were seven weighty Sharks rescued?
      A lift. Seven professional rugby players, members of the Sale Sharks of Wales, had to be rescued when they got stuck in a lift at Hilton hotel in Bath, Somerset – because they broke the weight limit.

    18.10 how has Jove renewed his association with his consort?
      On July 4, the Juno spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter.


Date: 2016-12-30 04:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] 17catherines
Yay! I'm always impressed at how many of these you get without help, by the way.


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