Jan 20

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?

 6 what was first conquered by an Irishman remembered for his eponymous ‘Effect’?
 7 where was the home of the flat-bottomed Dreadnought?
 8 whence the cobbler who developed the long drop?
 9 what tossed the feline-persecuting canine?
10 what can be grey, wrinkled or wreathed?


  1. 1
    Phil on 21 Jan 2020 #

    Oh good grief – these are ridiculous. (Although I do have to mention that 9 is the cow with the crumpled horn.)

  2. 2
    Chelovek na lune on 21 Jan 2020 #

    Clearly this is a round about horns….
    1. is Hornblower

  3. 3
    Mark M on 21 Jan 2020 #

    And thus 5 is the Battle of Little Bighorn.

  4. 4
    The Lurker on 21 Jan 2020 #

    In which case I’m guessing #6 refers to the Matterhorn, but I don’t know who first climbed it.

  5. 5
    anatol_merklich on 21 Jan 2020 #

    @4 re #6: Whymper? Dunno about any “effect”.

  6. 6
    Chelovek na lune on 21 Jan 2020 #

    And 2 (when it comes to mushrooms) is a horn of plenty

  7. 7
    The Lurker on 21 Jan 2020 #

    Hmm. He wasn’t Irish either. Back to the drawing board…

  8. 8
    mark sinker on 21 Jan 2020 #

    w/o googling are any of them cape horn? that must have been rounded a first time in the annals of great exploration?

    the “long drop” is a term of art in the trade of hanging (those executed don’t slowly strangle but have their necks swiftly broken): i don’t know who developed it tho (i.e. haven’t googled yet)

  9. 9
    The Lurker on 21 Jan 2020 #

    #10 looks like some kind of species question. I’m guessing hornbills – I’m sure there are grey hornbills at least, haven’t heard of the others.

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