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KING WILLIAM’S COLLEGE
ISLE OF MAN
General Knowledge Paper
2004 – 2005
“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. Gundal’s 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?
2.
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?
3.
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 Blodget’s 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:
1 – Merle?
2 – Tayjack?
3 – Christiana?
4 – Marlborough?
5 – James & Jessie?
6 – Port Royal Park?
7 – Prince Leopold?
8 – Foudroyant?
9 – Ovenbeg?
10 – Europa?
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 – Page’s 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:
1 – Norway?
2 – a two-letter town?
3 – a Hampshire Abbey?
4 – a Northamptonshire village?
5 – the Queen’s 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 Lamburn’s posthumous publication?
9 – may have been felled by Walter Tirel?
10 – is Dianthus barbatus?
9.
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 merchant’s 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?
10. Who:
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 Devereux’s 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 Rake’s 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 Braithwaite’s steam fire engine?
9 – prompted a fatal confession from Robert Hubert?
10 – began in Patrick O’Leary’s 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 Byron’s staff in the year of Victoria’s accession?
7 – was hanged at Charlestown after Harper’s Ferry?
8 – began at Calle Nuρo de Caρas in 1919?
9 – was Single-handed in the States?
10 – were the Sturmabteilung?
15.
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 Jardine’s 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?
17.
1 – what comes before golf?
2 – who was Zinneman’s Jackal?
3 – who was Colin Roy Campbell of Glenure?
4 – which athlete features in a 33-letter pangram?
5 – which of Aesop’s 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 Seton’s tale of maternal devotion?
9 – who designed an airborne rugby team?
10 – what is Te Morka o Tuawe?
18. In 2004:
1 – who reached Hill’s 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
all-blacks?
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?

Comments

Ouch, tough. Can’t get more than 15 % of these.

Hoggleswick or Muggleswick?

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