Jan 20

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 own sword while besieging his sister’s inherited city?
6 Which sometime jure uxoris King of England, suffered indignity at the hands of a draconian barber?
 7 Which painter was the inspiration for which Catalan composer’s most famous work?
 8 Who was rewarded in Stockholm for his work on neuroanatomy?
 9 Which uncle is the toast of Jerez de la Frontera?
10 Who died in a knife fight with Carlos O’Neill?


  1. 1
    Phil on 18 Jan 2020 #

    6 is Philip of Spain – sometime King of England through marriage with Queen Mary – whose beard was proverbially singed by Francis Drake.

    9 is the sherry Tío Pepe. I wondered if Pepe was short for Felipe – & this was a round of famous Phils – but apparently not; presumably just Spaniards.

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    Mark M on 18 Jan 2020 #

    Re1: Nope, indeed – Pepe is derived from José (easier to grasp with the Catalan Pep/Josep).

    I, alas, have nothing to offer on the questions that you haven’t answered. My guess is that 1 is either from the Napoleonic Wars or the Civil War, and 2 from the Moorish era, but have no evidence nor actual answer for either.

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    Garry McK on 19 Jan 2020 #

    I assume 4 has nothing to do with the animated series La Linea…

  4. 4
    jeff w on 19 Jan 2020 #

    I’m guessing the first part of #7 is Picasso and the inspiration is something to do with Guernica. But I don’t know the composer.

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    anatol_merklich on 20 Jan 2020 #

    #7: I have a vague hunch there may be a classical work titled Goyescas, but I’m not sure. Also unsure about Catalan composer.

    #8: Clearly a Nobel Prize question; there was a Spaniard called Cajal y Ramon, or possibly Ramon y Cajal , who received the Physiology or Medicine prize for his study and drawings of brain cells, or something like that.

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    mark sinker on 20 Jan 2020 #

    10: is IL BALBANITO (aka the balboan) from c.s.forester’s novel THE GUN (= googled, and it gets the forester question out of the way)

    3 seems to be POPE CALLIXTUS 3 ( Alfonso de Borgia): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrial_of_Joan_of_Arc (= googled, and it establishes i think that the answers are all SPANIARDS)

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    anatol_merklich on 21 Jan 2020 #

    Wiki-confirming and completing my own two attempts:

    #7: “Goyescas, Op. 11, subtitled Los majos enamorados (The Gallants in Love), is a piano suite written in 1911 by Spanish composer Enrique Granados[*]. This piano suite is usually considered Granados’s crowning creation and was inspired by the paintings of Francisco Goya, although the piano pieces have not been authoritatively associated with any particular paintings. The suite forms part of the standard Romantic piano repertoire.”

    *) He was indeed Catalan.

    #8: “Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1 May 1852 – 17 October 1934) was a Spanish neuroscientist and pathologist, specializing in neuroanatomy, particularly the histology of the central nervous system. He and Camillo Golgi received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1906, with Ramón y Cajal thereby becoming the first person of Spanish origin to win a scientific Nobel Prize. His original investigations of the microscopic structure of the brain made him a pioneer of modern neuroscience. Hundreds of his drawings illustrating the delicate arborizations (“tree growing”) of brain cells are still in use for educational and training purposes.”

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    jeff w on 21 Jan 2020 #

    (Googled) #5 is Sancho II:

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    Mark M on 21 Jan 2020 #

    (Googled) 2 is the early 20th-century matador Joselito, Bailaor being the bull who killed him. (I’m fine with not having known that).


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    Mark M on 29 Jan 2020 #

    [Googled] I assume 1 is José Canalejas, the Spanish prime minister, in 1912. My hesitation is due to the fact that the assassin’s name was Pardiñas or Pardinas (the latter is the version on the Real Academia de la Historia website, and that really should be right, you’d think).

    [Also googled] 4 is Alfonso XI of Castile, who got ill while besieging Gibraltar.

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