Jan 19

Wiki-illiams Quizz 2018. Round 12

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1 Who was allowed a gill of beer a day?

2 Who viewed his domain upon Arkindale Side?

3 With what birth defect was Greene’s corvid assassin afflicted?

4 Whose gait was likened to that of a gentleman with exceedingly tight footwear?

5 Where did Muriel go after Gretna, although not changing her name for a further 10 years?

6 To what was the scowling Calvinist minister likened as the marquis knelt on the scaffold?

7 To whom did the ravens bring bread and meat twice daily by one of Jordan’s tributaries?

8 Which worldwide messengers represented thought and memory?

9 What word was uttered from atop the bust of Pallas?

10 Although the rocks remain, what follows?


  1. 1
    Andrew Farrell on 11 Jan 2019 #

    8 is Huginn and Muninn, Odin’s Ravens – is 9 “Nevermore”?

  2. 2
    mark sinker on 11 Jan 2019 #

    9 = nevermore, by poe’s raven

    so i guess the theme is corvids viz crows, ravens, rooks and so on

  3. 3
    enitharmon on 11 Jan 2019 #

    Ravens specifically I think.
    1. Is the raven in Animal Farm whose name I forget.
    3. Is the protagonist of Graham Greene’s A Gun For Sale, a chap called Raven who has a hare lip.
    4. Is the raven in Barnaby Rudge, called
    9. Nevermore!

  4. 4
    jeff w on 11 Jan 2019 #

    7 is Elijah in the first Book of Kings

  5. 5
    jeff w on 11 Jan 2019 #

    Is 10 whatever disaster follows if the ravens leave the Tower of London?

  6. 6
    katstevens on 12 Jan 2019 #

    A relatively tough google for 2 – it’s from a Walter Scott poem/song ‘Allen-a-dale’. The Baron of Ravensworth apparently princes in pride, and views his domains on Arkindale side. Whatever floats your boat, dude.

  7. 7
    Alan on 12 Jan 2019 #

    5 appears to be Ravenglass, and refers to “… the oldest working 15 inch gauge locomotive in the world” https://ravenglass-railway.co.uk/about-us/steam-engines/ [googled, obv]

  8. 8
    Alan on 12 Jan 2019 #

    6 much googling. The Marquis could be James Graham (Marquis of Montrose) in the poem “The Execution of Montrose” https://www.bartleby.com/246/100.html which has the lines “The grim Geneva ministers / With anxious scowl drew near / As you have seen the ravens flock / Around the dying deer”

  9. 9
    The Lurker on 17 Jan 2019 #

    10. Googling reveals that “The Rocks Remain” was Gavin Maxwell’s sequel to “Ring of Bright Water”. The third book in the trilogy is “Raven Seek Thy Brother”.

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