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King Billy - The Answers

King Billy questions

"Scire ubi aliquid invenire possis, ea demum maxima pars eruditionis est."

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1 1 - Rockall (wreck of Norge); 2 - Oseberg ship; 3 - Charles Rennie Mackintosh (the Willow Tea Rooms in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow); 4 - Sisavang Vong of Laos; 5 - Anton Chekhov; 6 - Madame Butterfly; 7 - Royal Horticultural Society; 8 - St Louis (third Olympic Games); 9 - Fire on paddle steamer General Slocum in New York harbour; 10 - launching of TrSS Manxman

2 1 - Francis Davey (Daphne du Maurier - Jamaica Inn); 2 - The Vicar of Bray; 3 - Rev Sam Weech (The Titfield Thunderbolt); 4 - William Collins (Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice); 5 - Mr Chadband (Charles Dickens - Bleak House); 6 - Mr Roundhay (Conan Doyle - The Adventure of the Devil's Foot); 7 - Mr Brocklehurst (Charlotte Brontë - Jane Eyre); 8 - Dr Daly (W S Gilbert - The Sorcerer); 9 - Rev John Laputa (John Buchan - Prester John); 10 - Rev Josiah Crawley (Anthony Trollope - Framley Parsonage)

3 1 - Walker Art Gallery (George Stubbs); 2 - the Boswells (Carla Lane - Bread); 3 - Sir John and Cecil Moores; 4 - Wellington/Waterloo Monument (Melville Monument); 5 - Carl Bernard Bartels (Sculptor of the Liver Birds); 6 - Mersey Rail Tunnel (1886); 7 - Nathaniel Hawthorne (1856-7); 8 - Adelphi Hotel; 9 - Church of Our Lady and St Nicholas (1810); 10 - Custom House (Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days)

4 1 - Mary Wilson; 2 - Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen; 3 - Dr Edward Pritchard; 4 - Dr Neill Cream; 5 - Frederick Gordon Radford; 6 - Lady Frances Howard, Countess of Essex; 7 - Dr Henry George Lamson; 8 - Graham Young; 9 - John Armstrong; 10 - Major Herbert Armstrong

5 1 - Deal pier (1873); 2 - Cromer pier (1993); 3 - Bangor pier (1914); 4 - Southend-on-Sea pier (1908); 5 - Britannia Pier, Great Yarmouth (1859); 6 - Penarth pier (1947); 7 - Yarmouth (Isle of Wight) pier (1876); 8 - North pier, Blackpool (1897); 9 - Saltburn pier (1924); 10 - Skegness pier (1919)

6 1 - Vasa Loppet (Swedish long distance ski race); 2 - Glacier Express; 3 - Offa's Dyke Path; 4 - Pennine Way; 5 - Leighton Buzzard Light Railway; 6 - Wuppertal Schwebabahn (monorail); 7 - E20; 8 - Hadrian's Wall; 9 - Channel Tunnel; 10 - Barcelona Metro

7 1 - James I to Anne of Denmark; 2 - William I to Matilda of Flanders (Eu); 3 - Henry VI to Margaret of Anjou (Titchfield Abbey); 4 - Edward IV to Elizabeth Grey nee Woodville (Grafton Regis); 5 - Henry VIII to Jane Seymour; 6 - Edward I to Eleanor of Castille (Las Huelgas); 7 - Richard I to Berengaria of Navarre (Limassol); 8 - Charles II to Catherine of Braganza (Portsmouth); 9 - William IV to Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen; 10 - Edward III to Philippa of Hainault

8 1 - William Tell; 2 - King William IV; 3 - Williamsburg (Virginia); 4 - Williamanmary (Sellar & Yeatman - 1066 And All That); 5 - Sir William Hardy (Rainbow Warrior); 6 - Prince William Sound (Exxon Valdes, 1989); 7 - Father William (Lewis Carroll - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland); 8 - William the Lawless (Richmal Crompton); 9 - King William II; 10 - Sweet William

9 1 - Yes Tor (Devon); 2 - Ben Lomond (trad. Scottish song - Loch Lomond); 3 - Snowdon (John Betjeman - A Bay in Anglesey); 4 - Bredon Hill (A E Housman - A Shropshire Lad); 5 - Brandon Mountain (Co. Kerry - St Brendan); 6 - Plynlimon (Lewis Glen Cothi in George Borrow - Wild Wales); 7 - Leith Hill (Surrey); 8 - Black Combe (William Wordsworth - View from the top of Black Combe); 9 - Ben Bulben (W B Yeats - Under Ben Bulben); 10 - Malvern (Lord Macaulay - The Armada)

10 1 - Leonard Bernstein; 2 - Sir Jacob Epstein; 3 - Helena Rubinstein; 4 - Frankenstein; 5 - Wallenstein; 6 - Albert Einstein; 7 - Sergei Eisenstein (The Battleship Potemkin, 1925); 8 - Karl Bechstein 9 - Sir John Rothenstein; 10 - Field Marshal Fritz von Manstein (operation to relieve Stalingrad)

11 1 - White's Club, 69 St James's Street (1733 - Hogarth); 2 - Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (356BC - birth of Alexander the Great); 3 - Rome (AD64 - Nero); 4 - Reichstag, Berlin (1933); 5 - Matilda (Hilaire Belloc); 6 - Harrods (1883); 7 - Ålesund, Norway (1904); 8 - Argyll Concert Rooms, London (1830); 9 - Great Fire of London (1666); 10 - Chicago (1871)

12 1 - Jonathan Edwards (triple jump world record, Gothenburg, 1995); 2 - Cambridge University VIII (Boat Race record time, 1998); 3 - Jim Laker (England v Australia, Old Trafford, 1956); 4 - Greg Norman (record four round score, Open Championship, Sandwich, 1993); 5 - Arsenal (unbeaten Premiership record, 2003/2004); 6 - Jack Hobbs (career batting record); 7 - Björn Borg (v John McEnroe, Wimbledon Final, 1980); 8 - Paula Radcliffe (Marathon World Record, London, 2003); 9 - Roger Bannister (four-minute mile, Oxford, 1954); 10 - John McGuinness (outright mountain circuit lap record, Formula 1 TT, Isle of Man, 2004)

13 1 - Wight (French name); 2 - Irish Sea; 3 - Hebrides (Overture); 4 - Trafalgar; 5 - German Bight (Heligoland until 1956); 6 - Dogger; 7 - Bailey; 8 - Fisher (Bud, cartoonist); 9 - Lundy; 10 - FitzRoy (Capt Robert Fitzroy, first director of Met Office)

14 1 - Brown Hairstreak butterfly; 2 - Brown Clee (Shropshire); 3 - Father Brown (G K Chesterton); 4 - brown sauce; 5 - Thomas Brown ("I do not love thee Dr Fell"); 6 - Brown's Hotel (London); 7 - John Brown (militant abolitionist - 1859); 8 - Walnut Brown (Sherry - Williams and Humbert); 9 - Brown on Resolution (CS Forester); 10 - Brownshirts (SA)

15 1 - The Peach State; 2 - On Blueberry Hill; 3 - gooseberry; 4- International Date Line (Kiribati, 1994/5); 5 - Pears soap; 6 - Canaan Sodindo Banana (Zimbabwe, 1980-7); 7 - Harry Lime (Graham Greene - The Third Man); 8 - cherry-picker; 9 - Mark Lemon (founder and first editor of Punch); 10 - Plum Warner (MCC in Australia, 1932/3)

16 1 - Duntisbourne (Gloucestershire); 2 - Hemingford (Huntingdonshire); 3 - Manningford (Wiltshire); 4 - Lillingstone (Buckinghamshire); 5 - Ashford (Shropshire); 6 - Kibworth (Leicestershire); 7 - Carew (Pembrokeshire); 8 - Cropwell (Nottinghamshire); 9 - Pillerton (Warwickshire); 10 - Itchen (Hampshire)

17 1 - foxtrot; 2 - Edward Fox; 3 - The Red Fox (R L Stevenson - Kidnapped); 4 - the quick brown fox; 5 - The Fox and the Goat; 6 - The Foxglove (William Withering); 7 - George Fox (Society of Friends); 8 - The Springfield Fox; 9 - Uffa Fox (Flying Fifteen yacht); 10 - Fox Glacier (South Island, New Zealand)

18 1 - Kelly Holmes (Olympic gold medals at 800 and 1500 metres); 2 - Crystal Palace (Hollioake relay world record for CHASE); 3 - Calayan Rail (previously unknown bird in Philippines); 4 - King William's College General Knowledge Paper (motto); 5 - Mike Ruddock (six Joneses in Welsh Rugby XV); 6 - Geoffrey Rees-Jones's (former headmaster, King William's College); 7 - Princess Alice; 8 - Eurostat Yearbook (map on cover omitted Wales); 9 - Charley (hurricanes/Florida); 10 - Fred Dibnah (steam tractor at his funeral).

Comments

For those of us who failed their latin exams, could you please translate the question.

No - I passed mine - you mean to say they are letting people into university without Latin these days, disgrace!
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