Just in time for the end of the year – and as always, coming after the actual King William’s College Quiz, which also as always is much harder than this little trifle – comes our annual holiday tradition of pandering to nerds.
And without further ado:
a. What was spared from destruction because it was useful to the enemy?
b. What was reshingled with breakfast food?
c. What failed to convert into a pie business?
d. What produced wonders of cooking that made grown men weep?
e. What was mortgaged without the knowledge of its owners?
f. Where were cattle without point or aim?
g. What was renamed once after violence and once after peace?
h. Where was a child spared because he might prove useful in future?
i. What was priced with the blood of Jesus Christ?
a. Who owned a chain of successful restaurants?
b. Whose total was sixty-five?
c. Who was a seasoned yacht operator?
d. Who equipped his vehicle with illegal weapons to win a race?
e. Who was a selfless servant?
f. Who revealed murders committed by a public servant?
g. Who gave away his lucky stone?
h. Whose friendship could not be bought with a drink?
i. Who was enslaved for her mother’s debts?
a. Who was kept in a padlocked cell?
b. Who freshened their breath with a popular mint?
c. Who was electrocuted ahead of schedule?
d. Who wore a nonexistent kilt?
e. Who was offended by another person’s lack of opera knowledge?
f. Who once went ice fishing in Wisconsin?
g. Who did not outlive the most wanted man in America?
h. Who made three impossible trips?
i. Who purchased privately owned technology stock?
a. Who taught a robot the language of the streets?
b. Who was saved from an angry buffalo?
c. Who died under the stars?
d. Who was captured by men with swelled heads?
e. Who survived a desert thanks to an oasis?
f. Who could not defeat a bear single-handedly?
g. Who once sold a movie for a dollar?
h. Who permanently lost some of her body mass?
i. Who was more popular and successful than her parents?
a. Who destroyed the Vatican?
b. Who met the Wandering Jew at the end of time?
c. Who smiled, and ate the chicken?
d. Who was like a bug upon a windshield?
e. Who never did anything remotely interesting or original?
f. Who was blinded by himself?
g. Who became a force of death in two different ways at two different times?
h. Whose friend was a jinn in disguise?
i. Whose marriage was unhappy?
a. When a queen was poor, what did she buy herself to eat?
b. What was best with a drop of venom?
c. What did a blind girl have in the morning?
d. What was made in a helm and not as good as deer?
e. What had to be made particularly to satisfy a commander?
f. What helped cause a princess to weaken her resolve?
g. What made a man so happy he was almost dancing?
h. What was an accompaniment to living flame?
i. What was a pirate’s cure for a sore throat?
a. Whose duty was it to kill a mad god?
b. Who was sentenced to execution via primate?
c. Who did not deserve to die in a Turkish dungeon?
d. Who tortured a child to find his wife’s paramour?
e. Who began a revolution to usurp the gods from power?
f. Who unknowingly carried power within his eye?
g. Who decided that an asteroid crash was too merciful?
h. Who bought his home in an estate sale?
i. Who went on a sea cruise just before an election?