Every year at Christmas I read the King William’s College General Knowledge Paper, try to solve it, and score about 10%. Which is, let’s face it, pretty poor.
I’ve mentioned it before, I think; it’s basically a general knowledge quiz. An incredibly difficult one. It has 100 questions, divided into ten sections. Each section has a theme, but you’re not usually told what the theme is; you have to work it out from the answers. The questions, too, are extremely terse indeed.
It’s hard to answer, but I had a feeling it must be pretty damn hard to write, too. So I thought I’d have a go at my own: a quiz, in the style of a King William’s College section. Ten questions. See if you can answer any of them, or work out what the connection is.
(the worrying thing is, I know exactly which regular readers have a chance of getting any of them)
- starred in an Office training video
- later moved to the Yorkshire Dales
- might have had a band in the family
- collapsed when connected to the Matrix
- later had a lottery-winning wife
- built steam engines
- was James Kent-Smith
- went through a film without being named
- couldn’t believe what happened to his patients
- had travelled before, inside his own head.
If you have any idea of any of the answers, get in touch. It does all fit together, I promise.