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This is a collaborative attempt at the 105th King William's College Quiz by subscribers of ringing-chat (27 December 2009 on). Please add your answer below the question, with any relevant explanation in parantheses followed by your initials. Prefix the answer with #* to indent the answer without messing up the numbering.
1) During the year 1909:
- what hidden addiction was revealed in Munich?
- what was founded at the southern tip of Kinneret?
- who filed a patent for a hermetically sealed burial casket?
- which youngsters received numbered anklets by the Aberdeenshire seaside?
- who, contrary to generally accepted opinion, may have reached where after Cook?
- whose gallinaceous offering was held up by the censors and emerged posthumously?
- who was rewarded for lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception?
- which Portuguese island colonies lost their Quaker customers?
- whose unscheduled dip in La Manche cost him a grand?
- which negative logarithm came from Carlsberg?
2) Which politician:
- was brought down by arachnoid largesse?
- was expelled as Speaker following bribery by the Corporation?
- in a constituency renowned for its RHS Show, succumbed to Campanula vestimenta alba?
- enriched himself as PMG and provided a suitable surname for one of Disraeli's fictional characters?
- was impeached, but not convicted, for allegedly accepting a bribe of 5,000 guineas from the East India Company?
- continued to draw an annual income of £25,000 from moneys which were not his, for 15 years after resigning as PMG?
- transferred his nontransferable vouchers for his wife to travel from Glamorgan on the Great Western Railway?
- similarly provided, inappropriately, first-class tickets for his mistress to travel to Yorkshire?
- was impeached on bribery charges shortly after his elevation to a viscountcy?
- used a Guest List for awarding Orders and other honours?
3) In which city:
- did Dizzy Mabel get drunk on gin?
- did George confuse the words for cushion and kiss?
- did Peregrinus bring Christmas presents to the poor bookbinder's family?
- did the enormous Olga address her guest, inappropriately, as her little turtle-dove?
- was the Cardinal encouraged to forsake celibacy in favour of a Lutheran union to solve a financial crisis?
- did the dinner guests of the extended family include poet, physician, broker, wine-merchant, lumber-merchant and pastor?
- did the disguised head groom cause a fire to reduce 42 houses to rubble and ashes?
- was the annual subscription for the Blue Diamond 175 (in pre-euro money)?
- was the bearer of a pound of Raven mixture expected at 9.34pm?
- did the people proclaim their Mayor a noddy?
4) In the finals of the AELT & CC's championships:
- which runner-up won 29 games?
- which match was decided after 12 games?
- who required 40 games for his three-set victory?
- which two-set match was decided after 46 games?
- which champion is now remembered for his predatory reptile motif?
- in which match did the runner-up win as many games and sets as the victor?
- which titled finalist was imprisoned by the Gestapo?
- what was the role of Brooke's grandfather?
- who was the only victor to lose a set 0-6?
- who defeated his brother three times?
- Where did 13 go to the scaffold on Friday 13th?
- Who carried out the last public execution in Britain?
- Whose controversial execution by firing squad was alluded to by Voltaire?
- Which tailor, under sentence of death, was reprieved and elevated to Headsman?
- Which sexagenarian was chased around the scaffold and needed 11 blows with the axe?
- Which teenager was hanged for rape and murder, but revived while being prepared for dissection in Surgeons' Hall?
- Who was burned alive, without prior garrotting, owing to bungling by the executioner?
- Which trooper's swollen purple throat and stark and staring eyes were mocked?
- How was the poisoner cook from John Fisher's household executed?
- Who survived three attempts at hanging at Exeter?
6) Who or what:
- are endocrine?
- invested in the Goat?
- is overlooked by Calum's Hill?
- is repetitious (and inspiring) at Cardiff?
- is neither brightly coloured nor feathered?
- were placed in 774 pots, 39 tubs and 24 boxes?
- nickname has been applied to the Ukraine?
- emphasises enthusiasm for a new idea?
- is flavoured with cloves?
- is palindromic?
7) Who or what:
- was watched at eye level?
- found room at one end for Victoria?
- is not trusted for the way he parts his hair?
- tale was found among the papers of the late Diedrich Knickerbocker?
- painted an ecclesiastical decoration for a Flanders-based Florentine banker?
- under a changed name, was allegedly instructed to include all facial blemishes?
- turned to architecture following a relapse and provocation of the wife?
- took his name from the city of Sint-Janskathedraal?
- had a costly wetting in the Barry Burn?
- revealed lives by invitation?
8) Who or what:
- is tragelaphine?
- is also a humming bird?
- was considered better than best?
- has a contrary reaction to that of litmus?
- reverted to its former name following caprine slaughter?
- retained his virtuosity despite accidental conversion to syndactyly?
- had a facial expression likened to a fireside utensil?
- is garnished with eggs and crustaceans?
- is black and fork-tailed?
- stepped out from BA?
9. Where does the brewer:
- recall 4468?
- produce a preserved gamebird?
- start his product with a silent "P"?
- provide a label for a hirsute cage bird?
- remember the birthplace of 007's adventures?
- remind us of a battle with a heptacephalic rodent?
- produce evidence of canine appreciation?
- commemorate Joanna Maria Lind?
- appear to condone avian greed?
- recognise a recurved bill?
- Who did Paul much evil?
- Who extended his realm into the Irish Sea?
- Who attributed the cold winter wind to the Almighty?
- Who confused rubrum and notatum when making his epic discovery?
- Who shot himself following annihilation of the Second Army by the Eighth?
- Who, following his death, may have re-emerged as a hermit, living for a further 39 years?
- Which monarch was shot, together with the French foreign minister?
- Who perceived his life as a protracted period of infirmity?
- Who was challenged by Gray over his patent?
- Who was mistaken for a match?
11) Which ordinal:
- is metronomic?
- is liable to neuralgia?
- was secured by MacArthur?
- may forecast persistent precipitation?
- was applied to Sarto, the village postman's son?
- recalls tearful memories of the Tigris and Euphrates?
- is associated with an annual brainteaser?
- was used by Wraysford in his Diary?
- signalled a peaceful trio?
- was applied to Lime?
12) Which Queen of England or Great Britain:
- battled for Lancaster?
- was the first to be kissed by Pepys?
- was the consort of two Kings of England?
- made a posthumous journey to London leaving her viscera at Lincoln?
- numbered two archbishops and one bishop among her maternal uncles?
- on first meeting her future spouse had prompted him to order a glass of brandy?
- escaped in a hurry from a Cambridge Hall, before it was burned down?
- died following surgery for an umbilical hernia?
- regretted the jettisoning of this for that?
- corresponded with Mrs Freeman?
13) Which English cathedral:
- is built on the highest ground?
- has both a Bishop and a Dean with a glass eye?
- contains a medieval lectern representing a large water bird?
- has accommodated a pilgrim and his family annually since 2002?
- achieved its current lofty status through meteorological intervention in 1584?
- has a gallinaceous motif commemorating the founder of a Cambridge college?
- possesses a plurality of plumbous receptacles for baptismal water?
- houses the tomb of the founder, in 1264, of an Oxford college?
- has a pulpit accessed by an intramural staircase?
- houses the only equestrian statue?
14) Name the venue and the activity:
- Royal flood-plain.
- A half of cuckoo pint.
- The headsman's victim.
- Simmonite, lacking a vowel.
- A glorious shire relocated by the sea.
- A shortened and outdated underground carriage.
- The chiropteran hang-out of the eccentric.
- Milne's joey by the river.
- Calverley's alternative.
- An ox cart perhaps.
15) Who or what:
- is perifoveal?
- is bridged by a memorial to Pepi?
- was a notoriously cruel Wallachian prince?
- overlooks the burial ground of Anne, Catherine and Jane?
- was thought, through its bite, to cause an extreme impulse to dance?
- was a probable tuberculous infection, so named after a breeding sow?
- is an abnormal passage connecting two epithelial surfaces?
- broken bone is associated with an unspoken wish?
- was Linné's name for the sea parrot?
- is the Hill of the Fords?
16) Having got into the red, complete:
- B-dul Carol – ........... – B-dul Eroiler.
- Holmens Kanal – ........... – Torvgade.
- Robinson Road – Shenton Way – ...........
- Sancová ulica – Vajnorská ulica – ...........
- Strandvägen – Kungsträdgårdsgatan – ...........
- ........... – Boulevard Malesherbes – Avenue Henri-Martin.
- Plaza Urquinaona – ........... – Ronda San Pedro.
- ........... – Tartu maantee – Pärnu maantee.
- ........... – Capel Street – Henry Street
- Lönnrotinkatu – ........... – Simonkatu.
17) What eponymous word owes its origin to:
- F René?
- JD Scotus?
- HP Mitchell?
- Gerhard Kremer?
- Charles de Rohan?
- RV Shepherd and HJ Turpin?
- John Montague?
- Haile Selassie?
- C Cardoni?
- M Tracy?
18) During 2009:
- who mischievously rocked the boat?
- whose victory in Bavaria has recalled I Samuel XVII?
- which Hat-maker has become the first female to be so honoured?
- what left Lavender Hill intact but sustained a rupture at Langhorn Drive?
- who, in disgrace, became Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead?
- which vessel's sinking with the loss of all 36 lives has been recognised philatelically
- what non-event at Fort Collins recalled a fictional disaster in the Chilterns?
- who has provided extremely interesting reading matter for rail travel?
- who will never stir again, however much he is shaken
- what, according to Unesco, has risen from the dead?