The King William’s College Quiz has come and gone for another year, and of course its insistence that quiz-takers “know a lot of things” of course just makes the whole thing harder than it really needs to be. Therefore, once again we bring you the Not Quite The King William’s College Quiz, which we promise is not quite as hard as its namesake and panders to nerds shamelessly. Probably the latter is more important to nerds.
(P.S. Although still probably much easier than the real KWC Quiz, this should be much harder than last year.)
a. Whose bipolar disorder was used to manipulate him?
b. Whose differing emotions created different powers?
c. Who served Mars by tricking countries into war?
d. Who chose the wrong time to go searching for his donkey?
e. Who was imprisoned by the American government and separated from her child?
f. Who had a guard spider named Igor?
g. Who was unwelcome on a subway train?
h. Who considered her home to be her mother’s cottage?
i. Who was the friend of the Ash Can kids?
a. Who established a relationship with a compendium of all human knowledge?
b. Who served eighteen months for drunk driving?
c. Who was Japanese, but had a strong French accent?
d. What exploded with a force of 97.835 megatons?
e. Who once believed he worked for the Delmar Insurance Company?
f. Who was greatly concerned with what would happen at the Somme?
g. What had 21 primary targets?
h. Who was brought across space and time to serve his people’s greatest enemy?
i. Who has worked in international human rights, arms manufacturing and machine salvage?
a. Whose options were dying, dying in the tunnels, or dying in the streets?
b. Who knew that halibut was a reasonable replacement for a soul?
c. Who forgot that the piranhas would leave no evidence behind?
d. Who set his son against his son’s half-brother?
e. Who understood the appetites of ghosts very well?
f. Who turned a romantic comedy into a theme park ride?
g. – Who had the power to make it rain?
h. Who sang about a 200-year-old woman?
i. Who once explained that he had a fondness for Israel?
a. Who was the heir to a Chinese sailor?
b. Who once made someone so desperate they joined a traveling circus?
c. Who lived in a tent with a dead man?
d. Who was killed by a robot while trying to protect a future President?
e. Who once murdered a pigeon?
f. Who joined the military when her professional sporting career became an impossible dream?
g. Who kept his gadgets in his hair?
h. Who once wore a dress made of carpet remnants?
i. Who was a hero in the futuristic world of 1993?
a. Who purchased the estate of Ratford Abbey?
b. Who remembered the rituals of shaving?
c. Who proved his existence with a single penny?
d. Who made the mistake of deciding to re-bury his late father?
e. Who begun their new life when they were ambushed by a gardener?
f. Who believed that one of the priestly duties was to teach?
g. Who was nicknamed the Shadow of the East?
h. Who used magical wands of the I-Ching to travel through time?
i. – Who let go of a ledge when their lover betrayed them?
a. What was used by a cauldron thief to kill an Irish king?
b. Who was born in a Soho whorehouse?
c. What balances the pans of right and wrong and foul and fair?
d. What was made famous by its use at a sandbar?
e. What was said to be as pale as milkglass?
f. Who is commanded by someone whose is marked with Grace?
g. What was carried by a paladin from another world?
h. What put an end to an eight-headed dragon?
i. What only takes in that which makes it stronger?
a. What collection of villages was home to many people with checkered pasts?
b. What country is now on its third imperial dynasty and 44th ruler?
c. Where were there twice as many boys as hot moms and no rules?
d. What crashed and created immense deposits of fat?
e. Who was exiled by the President-for-Life?
f. Which policeman investigated an outbreak of zombie attacks?
g. Who was the artistic portion of his creator’s soul?
h. What continent was divided in two by a wall of flames?
i. – Who successfully killed his ex-girlfriend?