Feb 20

King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 14

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Round and round and round:
 what slope is now chronometric?
 2 where is a duck bill followed by a dive?
 3 where might there be help from the north-westerly?
 4 what recalls the twin child nurtured by a lupine wet nurse?
 5 what would be recognised in Japan as a breed of dog or a battleship?
 6 where was a suggestion of risotto changed to honour one of the greatest?
 7 what is a reminder of a murderous conflict with Matilda’s son?
 8 where is there a reminder of a Cervantes-based première?
 9 what owes its name to discarded underwear?
10 what recalls the rule of Kerchak?


  1. 1
    The Lurker on 6 Feb 2020 #

    (4) sounds like Romulus and Remus. In (7) Matilda’s son was Henry II so this sounds like a Thomas Becket reference.

    I can’t quite see what the theme is, so I’m not sure exactly what the actual answers are to the above…

  2. 2
    The Lurker on 6 Feb 2020 #

    (9) might refer to the Order of the Garter.

  3. 3
    jeff w on 8 Feb 2020 #

    (5) is Tosa

    I think I have (with some Google help) established what this round is about. “Round and round and round” being the big clue. This being an IOM based quiz, I had feared local knowledge would be required, but in fact the theme looks to be more international than that.

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    jeff w on 10 Feb 2020 #

    So, to expand on the above: I think these are all turns, curves or corners on Formula 1 race circuits. Found a Tosa (at Imola), a Beckett (at Silverstone) and a Remus (at the Österrichring)

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    anatol_merklich on 12 Feb 2020 #

    Ah, nice! Looking at a couple of the tracks, I notice there is a Tarzanbocht at Zandvoort, which is back on the calendar this year; Kerchak (#10) was an ape king in the Tarzan universe.

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    anatol_merklich on 12 Feb 2020 #

    And the Circuit de Monaco has a turn called Massenet; Jules Massenet’s opera “Don Quichotte” premiered on 19 February 1910 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, sez Wiki.

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    The Lurker on 12 Feb 2020 #

    Well done Jeff! (3) will be the Mistral, a straight in the Circuit Paul Ricard.

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    The Lurker on 12 Feb 2020 #

    (6) ought to be Monza, given the Italian connection, and indeed Monza used to have a “Curva del Vialone” – Vialone Nano is the rice used for risotto. It’s now a chicane renamed after Alberto Ascari, who was killed there.

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