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Jan 20

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 the elephant, earlier acquired for £2,000, given to the mahout by the grateful globetrotter?
 6 did the peg-legged Jonathan witness the murder of the treasure-carrying Achmet by Abdullah Khan?
 7 did the doctor remove the bullet from beneath his own pericardium, aided by M’Allister?
 8 were three nuns frightened, when a fellow passenger removed his clothes?
 9 did Antony attempt to blackmail Ronny’s sometime fiancée?
10 did Skene allegedly shoot his wife?

Comments

  1. 1
    The Lurker on 27 Jan 2020 #

    I’m pretty sure (6) is from the Sign of Four (there’s always a Holmes question, isn’t there?). I think the backstory was set in Agra – not sure if that was where the murder in question took place.

    I think (5) is from Around the World in Eighty Days, but I can’t remember the exact route in question.

    An Indian theme, I presume?

  2. 2
    mark sinker on 27 Jan 2020 #

    (4) is the Kipling question, it’s the Kim’s Game episode from Kim, Kim being the Irish-Indian orphan (it’s a memory game and to help remember you associate each item with — for example — a room in a large house). However I forget which Indian city this episode takes place in.

  3. 3
    jeff w on 27 Jan 2020 #

    #7 is from blimmin’ Patrick O’Brian AGANE. So, somewhere with a port – Calcutta probably

    #9 has Agatha Christie vibes, but that’s a guess

  4. 4
    mark sinker on 27 Jan 2020 #

    king williams quizsetter “read some new authors” challenge 2020 lol

  5. 5
    byebyepride on 28 Jan 2020 #

    Is 9 from A Passage to India in that case – Adela is definitely engaged to Ronny but the engagement is broken in the end. Not sure I can remember an Antony though.

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