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King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 12
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What currency of which country is suggested by: 1 a nip? 2 6.76 metres for gold? 3 a Balkan amphitheatre? 4 a sweet-tasting carbohydrate? 5 a converted Muslim place of worship? (more…)[…]

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King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 11
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Where: 1 did Rajam captain the MCC? 2 did the chauffeur confess to Pinky’s hit and run? 3 did the doomed old man ride on a long-eared, cream-coloured donkey? 4 did the Irish orphan play his eponymous Jewel Game in the spymaster’s shop? 5 was[…]

King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 10
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 1 whose opera was inspired by Virgil? 2 who honoured Queen Anne’s consort with a stimulating voluntary? 3 who wrote music for the attendant to Prospero as he donned his ducal robes? 4 who wrote music forever patriotically associated with our g[…]

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The Freaky Trigger Movie Poll 2019: #30 – #21
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Here’s the next batch of ten films. Some big studio productions and some tiny indie films too. Again it is notable how many of these films centre on women’s stories (perhaps with the exception of the big studio hits  – though even our […]

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King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 9
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 1 who started in the Justinian? 2 as what is the black trumpet also known? 3 upon what is the Lord laughing in the sun? 4 where did Dulcibella run aground, lured by Dollmann? 5 which oxymoronic engagement resulted in the humiliation of the 7th[…]

King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 8
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 1 Who fell to Pardiñaz in Madrid?
 2 And who fell to Bailaor in Talavera de la Reina?
 3 Who initiated the vindication of the Maid of Orleans?
 4  Which avenging monarch succumbed to plague in La Linea?
 5 Which king was assassinated with his[…]

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King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 7
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Where:
 1 were we 76 for 7?
2 did the Donkey kick off northward?
3 did Gurney reward Lightborn by stabbing him?
4 does Monti’s Father Thames overlook the first lock?
5 did Simpkin confiscate the twist of cherry-coloured silk? (more…)[…]

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The Freaky Trigger Movie Poll 2019: #40 – #31
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Welcome to the FreakyTrigger Top 40 Films of 2019. Quick catch up on the rules, the vote is open to as many people who submit a ballot. Voters submit up to 20 films in order, which are ranked. To qualify for the final list a film must get more than o[…]

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Top 100 Tracks Of The 2010s Part 1
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I’ve been running this on the Patreon – available to patrons of any tier – but the intention has always been to export the entries onto this site in chunks. So here’s the first set! Track #100 serves as a fair intro to the pro[…]

King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 6
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 1 in whose garden can we both gather nosegays? 2 where was the lofty location of Aritomo’s garden? 3 who is invited into the garden to share the musk of the rose? 4 which Garden was developed on the site of the Bishop of Ely’s town house? 5[…]

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