Feb 20

King William’s College Kwizz 2019. FT Round 18

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During 2019:
 1 who needed just 7.69 seconds at WD18?
 2 which myopic nightwatchman fell just eight short?
 3 which Servant, having acted the part, was elected in reality?
 4 where did a spiral slide add fun to the Holy and Undivided Trinity?
 5 whose famous embrace in Times Square has been remembered 73 years later?
 6 how have the trailblazing efforts of Cyrille, Laurie and Brendon been recognised?
 7 on what did a spelling mistake appear in Edith Cowan’s maiden speech?
 8 who triumphed with paraffin, where Icarus had failed with wax?
 9 what Chrysanthemum changeover has taken place?
10 what Cambrian fruit has graduated to PDO status?

Again, apologies for the prolonged posting rate that means I ended up finishing this weeks after the official answers were published! It is meant to liven up an endless-seeming January and not make it seeming more so. If the interest hasn’t waned next year, I’ll kick it off sharpish, and SCHEDULE the posts ahead of time to appear without relying on me having to remember. Fancy.


  1. 1
    The Lurker on 19 Feb 2020 #

    (2) is Jack Leach.
    (9) was the abdication of the Japanese Emperor and the accession of his son.

    Thanks for posting the quiz Alan!

  2. 2
    Andrew F on 20 Feb 2020 #

    5 isn’t “V-J day in Times Square”, as that was in 1945

  3. 3
    The Lurker on 20 Feb 2020 #

    (6) is the Three Degrees (footballing version), who had a statue put up at West Brom last year.

    I think (3) might be the Ukrainian President who is/was a comedian who played a president on TV previously.

    I do remember something about a big slide/helter skelter being put in a church, but I can’t remember the details.

    I can’t help thinking that (5) is to do with that photograph and that the question is wrong!

  4. 4
    anatol_merklich on 20 Feb 2020 #

    #3 @3: That must be Ukrainian president Zelenskyy, yes. The name of the tv show as well as his subsequent political party was “Servant of the People”, iirc.
    #7: Probably the new Australian banknote where the word “RESPONSIBILTY” (sic) appears in some tiny writing in the background?

    Thanks, Alan!

  5. 5
    mark sinker on 20 Feb 2020 #

    4: the helter skelter was in norwich cathedral

  6. 6
    jeff w on 20 Feb 2020 #

    1 is Shane Long for Watford against Southampton (fastest ever Premier League goal)

    8 sounds like the dude who ‘flew’ across the Channel by hoverboard

    10 is The Denbigh Plum.

    Thanks, Alan. Fun as ever. See you next year.

  7. 7
    Alan on 20 Feb 2020 #

    (Cheers for the notes of appreciation – signed a WD18 resident who didn’t know #1)

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