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Feb 20

King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 16

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 1 what included the Bill as part of the Rape?
 2 what is long in Britain but short across the pond?
 3 whence the destination of Commons members on resignation?
 4 what was the location of an old world strigine residence of great charm?
 5 in what did conflict between Maharashtrian refugees and the weeping willow lead to arson?
 6 what tale ended with the delivery of an unwanted porcine appendage, followed by a maternal death and a disposal by ants?
 7 what was derived from a Hessian event, and came out shortly after Jerry’s passing?
 8 what ended with a decisive Gallic victory on the banks of the Dordogne?
 9 what unique event took place at Bristol on 17th May 1895?
10 in what did two pearl fishers twice top the poll?

Comments

  1. 1
    mark sinker on 13 Feb 2020 #

    3: is i believe the stewardship (or similar role) of the chiltern hundreds

  2. 2
    The Lurker on 13 Feb 2020 #

    Yes, I’m sure you’re right. And I think (4) is Owl’s House in the Hundred Acre Wood, so that would make the theme hundreds.

  3. 3
    The Lurker on 13 Feb 2020 #

    And (8) will be the Hundred Years War.

  4. 4
    mark sinker on 13 Feb 2020 #

    surprised to discover the hundred years war ranged as far south as that! somehow i imagined it all took place further north

  5. 5
    The Lurker on 14 Feb 2020 #

    I think (6) might be One Hundred Years of Solitude, but it’s been a while since I read it – sounds like the sort of thing that happened in it though.

    Re (2) – there’s a saying that 100 miles is a long distance in Britain (or Europe) and 100 years is a long time in America, but I don’t know if that’s what they’re getting at.

  6. 6
    Phil on 14 Feb 2020 #

    I wonder if 2 is (not 100 but) a ton, imperial and US.

  7. 7
    Phil on 14 Feb 2020 #

    Edit link not working – should be “a ton, imperial and US”. (“What *is* a tons?”)

  8. 8
    Phil on 14 Feb 2020 #

    Edit link not working – should be “a ton, imperial and US”. (“What is a tons?”)

  9. 9
    The Lurker on 14 Feb 2020 #

    Phil – I think you’re very close but to fit with the theme it could be the imperial and US hundredweight.

  10. 10
    lonepilgrim on 15 Feb 2020 #

    7 refers to the Grateful Dead live album Hundred Year Hall recorded in the Hessian region of Germany in1972 and was the first album to be released by the band after Garcia’s death.

  11. 11
    jeff w on 16 Feb 2020 #

    10 is ‘Your Hundred Best Tunes’ innit. (BBC Light programme / Radio 2 show of long standing but cancelled some years back. LPs of same name are now chazza shop staples too.) The chart topper is the duet from the Bizet opera.

  12. 12
    Phil on 20 Feb 2020 #

    #9 – yes, a cwt does work better. (In my defence a ton does colloquially = 100.) Sorry about the multiple posting.

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