Feb 20

King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 13

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 1 whence the ‘two-spotted’ duck?
 2 where were the forgeries sunk after Bernhard?
 3 where did Alexander defeat the crusaders on ice?
 4 whence the winter’s spray, washing through the bars in high winds?
 5 over what stretch of water did Cat escape with her lover in Emilio’s boat?
 6 where did Julie believe that there was constant sunshine, green laurels at Christmas and glowing oranges?
 7 where did McDonnell and Simpson claim to have encountered Morag?
 8 where did duck sandwiches lead to eight deaths?
 9 whence Finn’s projectile in pursuit of the giant?
10 where did Barca finally defeat Nepos?


  1. 1
    jeff w on 3 Feb 2020 #

    Theme must be lakes and the like?

    #3 is a reference to Alexander Nevsky (I just looked up the lake where the Battle on the Ice took place – not one I’ve knowingly heard of)

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    mark sinker on 3 Feb 2020 #

    #8 is the botulism outbreak case! a picnic party at loch such-and-such in scotland in the 1920s i think, as my mum and dad gleefully told my sister and me the story when we were small: they were all found dead with the sandwiches still raised to their mouths (subsequent research shows that this last element is exaggeration and invention, possibly mum and dad’s: the victims took ill and died back at the hotel). also i can’t currently remember the name of the loch even though we once drove past the hotel on a family holiday — which is when we were told the story.

    adding: i think they were duck-PASTE sandwiches

  3. 3
    mark sinker on 3 Feb 2020 #

    is the julie in #6 julie andrews? this seems like it might be a lyric from the sound of music (which i have never watched)

    and is #7 the name of a lake monster somewhere? (e.g. like nessie but another lake: in scotland or possibly i guess canada)

  4. 4
    The Lurker on 4 Feb 2020 #

    I’ve never seen the Sound of Music either, but wouldn’t the question say “Maria” rather than “Julie” if it was that?

    The only fictional Julie that springs to mind is Strindberg’s Miss Julie, but I haven’t seen that either.

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    Andrew F on 4 Feb 2020 #

    My first thought about 9 was the Giant’s Causeway, which is allegedly the result of a slanging match between Fionn Mac Cumhaill and a Scottish giant. If it’s a lake then I suppose the obvious one would be Lough Neagh?

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    mark sinker on 4 Feb 2020 #

    i’m sure that’s the correct finn tho possibly not the correct giant, i think he fought others? there’s a whole story abt his wife oona bamboozling cú chulainn (tho i don’t recall a lake in that either lol, and the bamboozling was mainly a way of finn avoiding having to confront cú chulainn iirc)

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    The Lurker on 12 Feb 2020 #

    OK, I’ve googled a couple of these now – it is Lough Neagh for (9) (the missile is supposed to have ended up as the Isle of Man).

    The two-spotted duck is the Baikal Teal, which is also known as the bimaculate duck, bimaculate meaning “two spots” – although for the life of me I can’t see where these spots are supposed to be on the duck (it has a spotted breast, but with many more than two spots).

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