King Billy's quiz time again!
KING WILLIAMS COLLEGE
ISLE OF MAN
General Knowledge Paper
Scire ubi aliquid invenire possis,
ea demum maxima pars eruditionis est.
1. In the year 1904, who or what:
1 insular reef was struck by Capt. Gundals vessel?
2 was uncovered by Gustafsson beside Slagenbekken?
3 designed Tea Rooms opened in The Alley of the Willows?
4 began a reign which, with one slight hiatus, was to last 55 years?
5 made a post-mortem journey from Badenweiler to the Novodeviche Monastery?
6 after a fiasco in Milan, received seven curtain calls in Brescia three months later?
7 celebrated its centenary with the opening of new HQ in Vincent Square?
8 city followed Paris and was itself followed in 1908 by London?
9 tragedy befell the Knickerbocker Steamboat Company?
10 Midland Railway initiative took place on 15th June?
1 who was the albino Vicar of Altarnum?
2 which zealous High Churchman gained preferment?
3 who was joined on the footplate by the Bishop for the run to Mallingford?
4 which Rector of Hunsford was a conceited, pompous, narrow-minded, silly man?
5 which Minister gave the appearance of having a good deal of train oil in his system?
6 who was the Vicar of Tredannick Wollas, with whom Mr Mortimer Tregennis lodged?
7 which black marble clergyman classed Consistency as the first of Christian duties?
8 who was the Vicar of Ploverleigh who favoured three spoons to the teapot?
9 who preached about racial equality in the Free Kirk at Kirkcaple?
10 who was the perpetual Curate of Hoggleswick?
1 where does Molly display her long legs?
2 who lived at the fictitious 30 Kelsall Street?
3 who are represented by Murphy in Church Street?
4 what replicates a memorial in Edinburgh to the Keeper of the Signet?
5 who created two ornithological oddities and was later interned on the Isle of Man?
6 what link between James Street and Hamilton Square was opened by the Prince of Wales?
7 who was the American Consul who lodged at Mrs Blodgets at 153 Duke Street?
8 where, miserably, did Priestley buy himself a good cigar?
9 where did 25 perish beneath the collapsed tower?
10 where was Fix fixed with a right and left?
4. Who poisoned:
1 John Russell with phosphorus at Windy Nook?
2 his wife Cora with hyoscine at 39 Hilltop Crescent?
3 Jane Taylor with antimony at 22 Royal Crescent, Glasgow?
4 Matilda Clover with strychnine at 27 Lambeth Palace Road?
5 his wife Margery with arsenic at Milford Sanatorium, Godalming?
6 aided by Anne Turner, Sir Thomas Overbury with an enema of mercury sublimate
in the Tower of London?
7 Percy John with aconitine at Blenheim School, Wimbledon?
8 Frederick Biggs with thallium at Bovington, Hertfordshire?
9 his son Terence with quinalbarbitone at Portsmouth?
10 his wife Katie with morphine at Hay-on-Wye?
5. What was damaged by:
5 James & Jessie?
6 Port Royal Park?
7 Prince Leopold?
6. What is the connection between:
1 Sδlen and Mora?
2 Zermatt and St Moritz?
3 Chepstow and Prestatyn?
4 Edale and Kirk Yetholm?
5 Pages Park and Stonehenge?
6 Vohwinkel and Oberbarmen?
7 Shannon and St Petersburg?
8 Wallsend and Bowness?
9 Cheriton and Sangatte?
10 Horta and Cornella?
7. Which reigning or future English sovereign was married to whom in:
2 a two-letter town?
3 a Hampshire Abbey?
4 a Northamptonshire village?
5 the Queens Closet at York Place?
6 the Monasterio de Santa Maria la Real?
7 the Cypriot Chapel of St George?
8 a south coast Naval Base?
9 the Palace of Kew?
10 York Minster?
8. Who or what:
1 slew Gessler?
2 would have chosen to be Henry IX?
3 was originally known as Middle Plantation?
4 in a work dedicated Absit Oman, discovered the National Debt?
5 fishery research trawler was renamed and launched to combat whaling?
6 stretch of water received 257,000 barrels of North Slope Crude on Good Friday?
7 formerly feared that incessant inversion might cause cerebral injury?
8 what was Miss Lamburns posthumous publication?
9 may have been felled by Walter Tirel?
10 is Dianthus barbatus?
1 what is in the affirmative?
2 what has a shady glen on its steep steep side?
3 what, far to the eastward, rises in pearl-grey air?
4 where, in summertime, do the bells sound so clear?
5 on what summit does the Oratory recall the navigator saint?
6 from what shaggy side do three streams in three directions glide?
7 where does a Bristol merchants folly take it to 1000 feet?
8 what dread name is derived from church and storms?
9 under what bare head is Drumcliff churchyard?
10 where did twelve fair counties see the blaze?
1 did a Mass for JFK?
2 did nudes for the BMA?
3 introduced waterproof mascara?
4 related his story to Capt Robert Walton?
5 took receipt of Devereuxs halberd at Eger?
6 developed his early theories in the Patent Office in Berne?
7 was credited with the best film ever made?
8 established a grand factory in 1856?
9 had Knewstub as a middle name?
10 launched Winter Gale?
11. Which conflagration:
1 was depicted in A Rakes Progress?
2 coincided with the confinement of Olympias?
3 has been dubiously attributed to imperial arson?
4 led to the decapitation of Marinus van der Lubbe?
5 coincided with the performance of an interesting play by Pinero?
6 obliged the proprietor to write to customers that .in the consequence of the above premises
being burnt down, your orders will be delayed in the execution a day or two.
7 was followed by Kaiser-assisted rebuilding in Jugendstil?
8 saw the debut of Braithwaites steam fire engine?
9 prompted a fatal confession from Robert Hubert?
10 began in Patrick OLearys cowbarn?
12. Who achieved, superlatively:
1 18.29 m?
2 16 min 19 sec?
3 68 27 90 19?
4 66-68-69-64 267?
5 38 26 12 0 73 26 90?
6 1,315 61,237 106 316* - 50.65?
7 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7 (16-18), 8-6?
8 2 hr 15 min 25 sec?
9 3 min 59.4 sec?
10 127.68 mph?
13. What on 198:
1 is also Antifer?
2 embraces Man?
3 is Mendelssohnian?
4 acknowledges 21st October?
5 replaced an exchange for Zanzibar?
6 is a two-masted Dutch fishing vessel?
7 is a surgical textbook with Love?
8 recalls Mutt and Jeff?
9 is Puffin Island?
10 recalls Beagle?
14. Who or what:
1 is Thecla betulae?
2 is topped by Abdon Burf?
3 was the small curι from Cobhole?
4 condiment can be parliamentary or paternal?
5 was not enamoured of the Dean of Christ Church?
6 was opened by members of Byrons staff in the year of Victorias accession?
7 was hanged at Charlestown after Harpers Ferry?
8 began at Calle Nuρo de Caρas in 1919?
9 was Single-handed in the States?
10 were the Sturmabteilung?
1 what is Georgia?
2 where did the moon stand still for Gene Autrey?
3 what part is played by the third party at a lovers tryst?
4 the eastward deviation of what was decreed by Teburoro Tito?
5 what is the translucent legacy of a Cornish barber with premises in Gerrard Street?
6 which President overlapped the premierships of Lisulu, Mundia and Musokotwane?
7 who rode on the Great Wheel at the Prater with Rollo Martins?
8 what is a hydraulic crane with a terminal railed platform?
9 who produced his first number on 17th July 1841?
10 who managed Jardines bodyliners?
16. Which first name is shared by these neighbours:
1 Leer and Rouse?
2 Abbots and Grey?
3 Bohune and Bruce?
4 Dayrell and Lovell?
5 Bowdler and Carbonel?
6 Beauchamp and Harcourt?
7 Cheriton and Newton?
8 Bishop and Butler?
9 Priors and Hersey?
10 Abbas and Stoke?
1 what comes before golf?
2 who was Zinnemans Jackal?
3 who was Colin Roy Campbell of Glenure?
4 which athlete features in a 33-letter pangram?
5 which of Aesops fables encourages presaltation inspection?
6 what was the subject of a 1785 account by a Birmingham physician?
7 whose foundation appeared to be an amiable association?
8 what was Setons tale of maternal devotion?
9 who designed an airborne rugby team?
10 what is Te Morka o Tuawe?
18. In 2004:
1 who reached Hills Antwerp summit?
2 where did 100 x 824 occupy 9 hours 15 minutes?
3 what flightless new species recalls Pyrrhocorax in its colouring?
4 what centurion has continued to advocate knowing where to look?
5 who, uniquely, included Count, Dave, Jabba, Bomb, Polar Bear and Jughead?
6 whose passing recalled defeat for the All Blacks and brought sadness to many former schoolboy
7 who, having started on Christmas Day, broke all records in getting to 102?
8 what statistical compendium omitted to include the Principality?
9 what preceded Frances and Ivan on their trip to the Peninsula?
10 who was trailed rapturously after Betsy?