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What disaster befell the Asch House? Where do a few surviving hedges keep alive our lost Elysium? Where is there a fully clothed life-sized wax effigy of Sarah? These questions and more in the One Hundred and Seventh Issue of the King William's College General Knowledge Paper! [PDF]
posted by Iridic (153 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Yes, despite empirical evidence from my final exams I am feeling too smart, thank you.
posted by shothotbot at 8:43 AM on December 22, 2011


Well, I got The Scarlet Letter, A Clockwork Orange, Photon, Inertia and Irridium. I think those were the gimmies.
posted by Slap*Happy at 8:49 AM on December 22, 2011


Yeah after all those questions that I couldn't even begin to pretend to have a guess about, 'What is all about Hester's badge of shame?' was pretty startling.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:27 AM on December 22, 2011


I had that same reaction. "Is this a trick question?"
posted by something something at 9:30 AM on December 22, 2011


Maybe a UK/US thing? From what I can gather, that book's a fairly standard high school text in the US, but maybe not so much in other countries?
posted by Infinite Jest at 9:30 AM on December 22, 2011


what is essentially cheese on toast?

The answer is Welsh Rarebit, right?
posted by griphus at 9:31 AM on December 22, 2011


Is it too early to start crowdsourcing answers, or at least themes? The Scarlet Letter and A Clockwork Orange tip off that 4's answers will have colors in them, I'm assuming, and 11 is famous C(K)atherines.
posted by rewil at 9:33 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


16.9 is obviously a cricket reference ("x in y" where x = wickets and y=balls). I didn't know it, but it's easily Google-able. [my yearly contribution to this quiz on the Blue is spotting the cricket reference]
posted by Infinite Jest at 9:33 AM on December 22, 2011 [2 favorites]


Please please please crowdsource, because I am an idiot apparently.
posted by shakespeherian at 9:36 AM on December 22, 2011


Yeah after all those questions that I couldn't even begin to pretend to have a guess about, 'What is all about Hester's badge of shame?' was pretty startling.

They usually throw a gimme in to clue you in on the category on some of them.
posted by empath at 9:36 AM on December 22, 2011


4.2 is the Milne's The Red House Mystery; 4.6 is Patrick O'Brian's The Yellow Admiral.
posted by Iridic at 9:37 AM on December 22, 2011


(Also previously: 2010, 2009, 2008.) (I love these things, thanks Iridic!)
posted by rewil at 9:39 AM on December 22, 2011


Crowdsourcing and Googling is totally the norm for these. That Latin motto up front means "to know where you can find anything is, after all, the greatest part of erudition."
posted by Iridic at 9:42 AM on December 22, 2011


I got one!! "Who started off as Nijntje?"
posted by JanetLand at 9:44 AM on December 22, 2011


11.1: Catherine di'Medici
11.2: Catherine Stenbeck
11.3: Catherine Barkley
11.4: Katy Carr
11.5: Catherine Earnshaw
11.6: Catherine Howard
11.7: Katherine Minola
11.8: ??
11.9: My sister Kate
11.10: Kate Middleton

7.7 is Middlemarch, and 17.7 is Maj. General Stanley, but I haven't gotten any other themes yet.
posted by rewil at 9:44 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Though there are some 'contemporary' questions, I'm dismayed by the lack of Jeremy Clarkson (Isle of Man resident) references, unless it's there and I'm too thick for these..
posted by obscurator at 9:45 AM on December 22, 2011


Oops, not 17.7, but 17.9.
posted by rewil at 9:45 AM on December 22, 2011


8 is all bunny related.

8.7, for example.
posted by empath at 9:46 AM on December 22, 2011


5 is elements.

5.1 Phosphorus
5.2
5.3 Osmium
5.4 Irridium
5.5 Ytterby
5.6
5.7
5.8 Nickel
5.9 Strontium
5.10 Sulfur
posted by eruonna at 9:46 AM on December 22, 2011


1.1: The Triangle Shirtwaist Co. fire
1.2: The Mona Lisa
1.9: Sarah Bernhardt
posted by Iridic at 9:46 AM on December 22, 2011


Bah, 5.8 is cobalt
posted by eruonna at 9:47 AM on December 22, 2011


Actually, what I thought was photon is helium, and #10 is plutonium ("pu" - geddit? Geddit?). The rest are likely to also be chemical elements and bad puns.
posted by Slap*Happy at 9:50 AM on December 22, 2011


3.2: Henry the Navigator

(A clue? Are the rest of them Henrys?)
posted by Iridic at 9:50 AM on December 22, 2011


3.2: Henry the Navigator (I think this category might be Portuguese royalty)
13.1: Hotspur, Wales
posted by Copronymus at 9:51 AM on December 22, 2011


8.1 Miffy
8.2 Jessica Rabbit
8.3 General Woundwort
8.4 Cat-Rabbit
8.5 Bre'er Rabbit
8.6 Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrum
8.7 Royal Bunnykins
8.8 The White Rabbit
8.9 Cecily Parsley
8.10 Welsh Rabbit
posted by empath at 9:52 AM on December 22, 2011


who was the tyrannical leader of the Efrafans?

omg I actually know one!!!
posted by supermedusa at 9:52 AM on December 22, 2011


3.10 is Manuel António Vassalo e Silva, so that category's just Portuguese people
posted by Copronymus at 9:53 AM on December 22, 2011


5.2 is certainly Boron
posted by bfranklin at 9:53 AM on December 22, 2011


3.3: José Saramago.
posted by Iridic at 9:55 AM on December 22, 2011


omg 2! I've never been this smart before!!!

whose love for one was like the foliage in the woods, but for the
other resembled the eternal rocks beneath?

posted by supermedusa at 9:55 AM on December 22, 2011


3.7: Magellan
posted by Copronymus at 9:55 AM on December 22, 2011


5.2 is Argon.
posted by empath at 9:55 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


4.8 is The Black Arrow.
posted by Hypocrite_Lecteur at 9:55 AM on December 22, 2011


2.7: Piri Reis
posted by Iridic at 10:01 AM on December 22, 2011


5.4 is Actually Tantalum ('Frustratingly' is the key)
5.6 is Niobum (niobe is the daughter of Tantalus)
posted by empath at 10:03 AM on December 22, 2011


5.7 is gallium
posted by empath at 10:03 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


15.5 is Star Chamber.
posted by Abiezer at 10:04 AM on December 22, 2011


11.8 is Kate Bush (hounds of love)
posted by supermedusa at 10:04 AM on December 22, 2011


3.1: António Egas Moniz, Portuguese inventor of the lobotomy.

(Fun fact: he was "shot by a disaffected patient.")
posted by Iridic at 10:06 AM on December 22, 2011


Here's the correct section 5 for reference:

5.1 Phosphorus
5.2 Argon
5.3 Osmium
5.4 Tantalum
5.5 Ytterby
5.6 Niobium
5.7 Gallium
5.8 Cobalt
5.9 Strontium
5.10 Sulfur
posted by empath at 10:09 AM on December 22, 2011


3.4: King Manuel I of Portugal
posted by Iridic at 10:09 AM on December 22, 2011


7.7 is Middlemarch

7s seem to all have "middle" in them.

7.3 is Middlesex

7.4 is "Mad Dog of the Middle East"
posted by ultraviolet catastrophe at 10:09 AM on December 22, 2011


I believe the theme of 9 is garters.

9.1 Fullica armillata is the red-gartered coot

9.7 "cruel garters"
posted by eruonna at 10:09 AM on December 22, 2011


14 seems to be characters from John Buchan novels, possibly all from Richard Hannay books.

14.4: The Graf Otto von Schwabing
14.6: Mr. Scudder
posted by rewil at 10:10 AM on December 22, 2011


Summary with all of 3 I've got (with some assists from others here):

3.1: António Egas Moniz
3.2: Henry the Navigator
3.3: José Saramago.
3.4: King Manuel I
3.5: King Sebastian
3.6: ??
3.7: Magellan
3.8: Manuel Pedro Guimaraens
3.9: ??
3.10 is Manuel António Vassalo e Silva
posted by Copronymus at 10:11 AM on December 22, 2011


I feel quite stupid, seeing as how much of my undergrad drinking was paid for with quiz winnings...

time to start reading widely again
posted by infini at 10:11 AM on December 22, 2011


3.8: Manuel Pedro Guimaraens of the Fonseca Guimaraens Port wine empire.
posted by Iridic at 10:11 AM on December 22, 2011


Is the Asch house thing the "Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire" which befell the Asch building in New York? It's not really a house, though, is it? Hmmm...
posted by lucien_reeve at 10:11 AM on December 22, 2011


[oops]
posted by Iridic at 10:12 AM on December 22, 2011


13.5 is Jan Hus, a patriot of the Czech Lands, I presume.
posted by Abiezer at 10:13 AM on December 22, 2011


9.2: The Order of the Garter?
posted by Iridic at 10:14 AM on December 22, 2011


13.6 is Mazzini, the Italian patriot.
posted by Abiezer at 10:20 AM on December 22, 2011


13.2 is Gandhi, a patriot of India.
posted by Abiezer at 10:22 AM on December 22, 2011


13.3: Joan of Arc, France
posted by Copronymus at 10:22 AM on December 22, 2011


9.8: "the George and Garter," per Alexander Pope's "Death of the Duke of Buckingham."
posted by Iridic at 10:23 AM on December 22, 2011


13.9: Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico
posted by Copronymus at 10:25 AM on December 22, 2011


9.3 "an Earl and a Knight of the Garter"
posted by eruonna at 10:26 AM on December 22, 2011


And of course, 9.10 would be "your guts for garters".
posted by eruonna at 10:27 AM on December 22, 2011


13.7: Eugen Schauman, Finland
posted by Copronymus at 10:30 AM on December 22, 2011


W00t! A whole section of WS Gilbert lyrics!
posted by The White Hat at 10:30 AM on December 22, 2011


12.6 The Menai Bridge
posted by Iridic at 10:31 AM on December 22, 2011


17 is all Gilbert & Sullivan.

17.1: Wilfred Shadbolt
17.2: John Wellington Wells, the sorceror.
17.3: Zara, the king's daughter.
17.4: Ludwig the comedian
17.5: King Gama
17.6: Col. Calverley
17.7: Queen of the Fairies
17.8: Don Alhambra
17.9 Maj. General Stanley
17.10: Robin Oakapple
posted by rewil at 10:31 AM on December 22, 2011


12 is bridges!

12.2: the Newport Transporter Bridge
posted by Iridic at 10:32 AM on December 22, 2011


13.8: Stanisław Brzóska
posted by Copronymus at 10:34 AM on December 22, 2011


13.8 Stanisław Brzóska, Poland.
posted by Abiezer at 10:34 AM on December 22, 2011


Heh.
posted by Abiezer at 10:34 AM on December 22, 2011


7s are all place names with "middle" in them:

7.1 ???
7.2 Middlewich
7.3 Middlesex
7.4 Mad Dog of the Middle East
7.5 Middelburg
7.6 ???
7.7 Middlemarch
7.8 ???
7.9 Middle Wallop
7.10 ???
posted by ultraviolet catastrophe at 10:36 AM on December 22, 2011


18.7 and 18.9 are Donald Hewlett (actor who played them died) and David Walliams (swam the length of the Thames passing through Bablock Hythe)
posted by jontyjago at 10:36 AM on December 22, 2011


11.7: Petruchio: "First kiss me, Kate..."
posted by Iridic at 10:37 AM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


Does google make this too easy?

9.4 "adjusted her garter"
9.5 "Go, hang thyself in thine own heir-apparent / garters!"
posted by eruonna at 10:37 AM on December 22, 2011


So, here's 13 as far as we've got

13.1: Hotspur, Wales
13.2: Gandhi, India
13.3: Joan of Arc, France
13.4: ??? (presumably something WW2-era, though)
13.5: Jan Hus, Czech
13.6: Mazzini, Italy
13.7: Eugen Schauman, Finland
13.8: Stanisław Brzóska, Poland
13.9: Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico
13.10: ???
posted by Copronymus at 10:38 AM on December 22, 2011


13.10 could be Che Guevara, but he was reburied in Cuba thirty years later according to Wiki (and was an internationalist?)
posted by Abiezer at 10:39 AM on December 22, 2011


On second thought, 12's theme might be Wales, rather than bridges. 12.1 is Llandaff Cathedral, home of Jacob Epstein's aluminum Majestas sculpture.
posted by Iridic at 10:41 AM on December 22, 2011


7.10 Thomas Middleton
13.10 Imre Nagy of Hungary
posted by elizardbits at 10:42 AM on December 22, 2011


On second thought, 12's theme might be Wales, rather than bridges.
Definitely a legend about a submerged land off the coast of Wales, with ringing bells. Can't recall where - Taff estuary?
posted by Abiezer at 10:44 AM on December 22, 2011


Having looked it up, 12.3 would be Cardigan Bay, then.
posted by Abiezer at 10:49 AM on December 22, 2011


12.10: Fishguard, Wales, site of the ill-starred Fishguard Invasion.
posted by Iridic at 10:50 AM on December 22, 2011


12.8: Pendine Sands
posted by Iridic at 10:51 AM on December 22, 2011


12.3 Aberdovey
posted by empath at 10:55 AM on December 22, 2011


Ooh yeah, that's more like it than my guess.
posted by Abiezer at 10:56 AM on December 22, 2011


12.4 Brecon Priory
posted by empath at 10:58 AM on December 22, 2011


12.5 Snowden Mountain Railway
posted by empath at 11:01 AM on December 22, 2011


15.1: The titular secret base in John Buchan's The Courts of the Morning
posted by Iridic at 11:02 AM on December 22, 2011


12.6 has to do with Richard Francis Burton, but I can't figure out what they're talking about.
posted by empath at 11:05 AM on December 22, 2011


(12.7 rather)
posted by empath at 11:05 AM on December 22, 2011


(or maybe Henry Morgan Stanley)
posted by empath at 11:08 AM on December 22, 2011


12.8 is Pendine Sands
I think 12.9 is Radnor Castle
12.10 is Goodwick Sands or Fishguard
posted by empath at 11:19 AM on December 22, 2011


9.2 Garter King of Arms
posted by eruonna at 11:22 AM on December 22, 2011


16.3: Cock o' the North
16.4: Scotch woodcock?
16.7 Alfred Hitchcock
posted by rewil at 11:25 AM on December 22, 2011


great now i have to google for 'cock' a bunch of times at work.
posted by empath at 11:29 AM on December 22, 2011 [3 favorites]


9.6 To insulate a wire
9.9 "this cross-gartering"
posted by eruonna at 11:33 AM on December 22, 2011


16.2 is Cock Robin. (Passer = genus of sparrows.)
posted by rewil at 11:35 AM on December 22, 2011


4.3: The Purple Land
posted by Iridic at 11:36 AM on December 22, 2011


16.1 Turdus viscivorus is the mistle thrush, also known as the stormcock.
posted by eruonna at 11:38 AM on December 22, 2011


16:10 Jungle cock
posted by rewil at 11:43 AM on December 22, 2011


2.1 Friar Iganzio Danti
2.2 The Hereford Mappamundi by Richard de Bello
2.3 Christopher Saxton
2.4 John Ogilby
2.5 Balthasar Florisz. van Berckenrode
2.6 Hans Woutneel
2.7 Piri Reis
2.8 Christopher & John Greenwood
2.9 Gerardus Mercator (i think)
2.10 John Klencke


today was full of learnings!
posted by elizardbits at 12:14 PM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


3.9 Catherine of Braganza
posted by elizardbits at 12:30 PM on December 22, 2011


Bringing together the 4s from above:

4.1: The Scarlet Letter
4.2: The Red House Mystery
4.3: The Purple Land
4.4:
4.5: A Clockwork Orange
4.6: The Yellow Admiral
4.7:
4.8: The Black Arrow
4.9: Grey Weather (A lot of John Buchan references throughout the quiz this year.)
4:10:
posted by rewil at 1:19 PM on December 22, 2011


Damn, mefi. You smart.
posted by robstercraw at 1:37 PM on December 22, 2011 [1 favorite]


surely 4.4 should involve a golden fleece somehow.
posted by elizardbits at 1:37 PM on December 22, 2011


4.4 is The Golden Fleece via Jason and the Argonauts
posted by TedW at 1:41 PM on December 22, 2011


4.7 White Mischief
posted by empath at 1:53 PM on December 22, 2011


16.6 Thomas Love Peacock.
posted by rewil at 2:00 PM on December 22, 2011


7.6 Middelharnis
posted by empath at 2:04 PM on December 22, 2011


16.9: Patrick Pocock. (Thanks, Infinite Jest.)
posted by rewil at 2:13 PM on December 22, 2011


1.1: The Triangle Shirtwaist Co. fire
1.2: The Mona Lisa
1.3:
1.4: Royal Liver Building
1.5: (Is this about peter pan?)
1.6:
1.7: Pyotr Stolypin
1.8:
1.9: Sarah Bernhardt
1.10: MP's
posted by empath at 2:25 PM on December 22, 2011


15.2 Court-bouillon
posted by rewil at 2:54 PM on December 22, 2011


ARGH. I've been waiting for this to appear all week and now it has you've all gone and got all the ones I would've got! *furrows brow*
posted by andraste at 2:59 PM on December 22, 2011


Oh wow is it that time already? And I don't have any time to spare at the moment. Good Luck Guys! I'll check back later.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 3:02 PM on December 22, 2011


1.3: Georges Braque?
posted by andraste at 3:28 PM on December 22, 2011


1.5: Max Beerbohm (Zuleika Dobson)
1.6: Rudyard Kipling (The Female of the Species)
1.8: Roald Amundsen
posted by andraste at 3:36 PM on December 22, 2011


I wonder if 6's theme is mushrooms?

6.7 is death cap mushroom (responsible for death of Charles VI).
posted by andraste at 4:11 PM on December 22, 2011


In fact I'm sure 6 is mushrooms/fungi.

6.1:
6.2: Fly agaric
6.3:
6.4:
6.5:
6.6:
6.7: Death cap
6.8: Judas' ear (Auricularia auricula-judae)
6.9:
6.10: Oyster mushroom
posted by andraste at 4:32 PM on December 22, 2011


10 is all towns in Norfolk.

10.1: ?
10.2: Hunstanton (setting for L.P. Hartley's 'The Shrimp and the Anemone')
10.3: Swardeston (Cavell Festival in memory of NUrse Edith Cavell)
10.4: King's Lynn (previously Bishop's Lynn)
10.5 Wroxham (Roys of Wroxham, 'Worlds Largest Village Store')
10.6: Holt (Sir John Gresham's foundation still in the hands of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers)
10.7: Stow Bardolph (effigy of Sarah Hare)
10.8: Horning (from Arthur Ransome's Coot Club)
10.9: ?
10.10: Swaffham (statue of Ceres)
posted by andraste at 5:05 PM on December 22, 2011


15.3 - The Battle of Agincourt
posted by marsha56 at 7:51 AM on December 23, 2011


15.4 - Prix Goncourt
posted by marsha56 at 7:54 AM on December 23, 2011


15.6 - Hampton Court
posted by marsha56 at 8:08 AM on December 23, 2011


15.7 - Dovercourt
posted by marsha56 at 8:11 AM on December 23, 2011


15.8 - Port Harcourt
posted by marsha56 at 8:25 AM on December 23, 2011


15.9 - Haucourt-en-Cambrésis
posted by marsha56 at 8:30 AM on December 23, 2011


I can't get 15.10:

what, where is juglandaceous?

"Juglandaceous" means "relating to, or belonging to the Juglandaceae, a family of trees that includes walnut and hickory", but I'm not coming up with anything when I google "walnut" and "*court*" or "hickory" and "*court*". Is this like a UK brand name thing?, like a furniture, flooring company that uses walnut, or a brand of walnuts sold for baking, or ?? I'm totally stumped here.
posted by marsha56 at 8:53 AM on December 23, 2011


16.8 - Operation Blackcock (clearing of the Roer Triangle in the province of Limburg)
posted by marsha56 at 9:43 AM on December 23, 2011


Messing around with mushrooms:

6.3 Jelly baby
6.9 Amethyst deciever
posted by rewil at 9:47 AM on December 23, 2011


6.6 Liberty Cap
posted by rewil at 9:52 AM on December 23, 2011


Can someone collect everything we have so far?
posted by empath at 9:55 AM on December 23, 2011


I am doing that in a separate word doc right now actually, o psychic brain buddy
posted by elizardbits at 9:56 AM on December 23, 2011


18.2 - Nancy Wake (was a spy known as the "White Mouse" died in August of 2011 at the Royal Star and Garter Home for Disabled Ex-Service Men and Women. Led an incredible life.)
posted by marsha56 at 10:07 AM on December 23, 2011


6.4 Giant puffball
posted by rewil at 10:07 AM on December 23, 2011


I'm pretty sure that 6.4 isn't Giant Puffball, it's not 'grotesque', and I don't think it gets to be 64 inches.
posted by empath at 10:16 AM on December 23, 2011


Or maybe so.
posted by empath at 10:20 AM on December 23, 2011


I don't see the grotesque part really, but the Kew site I linked does make the claim that "the largest British specimen ever measured was 162 cm (64 in) in circumference".
posted by rewil at 10:21 AM on December 23, 2011


Playing around with 6.1, the deadly oxymoron, and the only thing so far I've found is the False morel. It's reportedly poisonous, and maybe a "false moral" would be the oxymoron? It kind of works, I guess, but doesn't feel quite as right as the others.
posted by rewil at 10:40 AM on December 23, 2011


3.6 - Pope John XXI (born Pedro Julião in Lisbon. There was no John XX. Wrote "recipe books for pre- and post-coital contraception". Pro-choice pope. Hmmm...)
posted by marsha56 at 11:36 AM on December 23, 2011


I know elizardbits said she was putting together a list of what we have so far.

In the mean time, here's my calculation of which ones we don't have yet:

4.10
6.5
7.1, 7.8
10.1, 10.9
12.7
13.4
14.1, 14.2, 14.3, 14.5, 14.7, 14.8, 14.9, 14.10
15.10
16.5
18.1, 18.3, 18.4, 18.5, 18.6, 18.8, 18.10

I think this is up-to-date and accurate, but if not, this is me thanking you in advance for catching anything I missed.
posted by marsha56 at 11:45 AM on December 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


it is slow going because I keep going back to find things we've missed and suddenly it is 230pm and I am somehow reading the wiki page for the Golden Horde again. I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW I GOT HERE.
posted by elizardbits at 11:59 AM on December 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


KHAAAAAAAAAAAAN
posted by elizardbits at 12:49 PM on December 23, 2011


Aargh, I did leave one off (eighteen-dot-ten), but restless_nomad fixed it for me. Now, I think and really hope it's up to date and correct.
posted by marsha56 at 12:55 PM on December 23, 2011


14.2 Vallance
14.3 Dr. Christoph
14.5 Sandy Arbuthnot
14.7 Alastair Maclean
14.8 Valdemar Haraldsen
14.9 Prince John
14.10 Routh

Rosa is being annoying.
posted by rewil at 12:55 PM on December 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


Wow, good going rewil !!
posted by marsha56 at 12:59 PM on December 23, 2011


Yay for Google Books!
posted by rewil at 1:01 PM on December 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


ok, here we go. I have bolded the numbers we're still looking for. Any (?) is there because the poster put it there, not because I am questioning anyone's trivia skillz.

1.1: The Triangle Shirtwaist Co. fire
1.2: The Mona Lisa
1.3: Georges Braque (?)
1.4: Royal Liver Building
1.5: Max Beerbohm
1.6: Rudyard Kipling
1.7: Pyotr Stolypin
1.8: Roald Amundsen
1.9: Sarah Bernhardt
1.10: MP's


2.1 Friar Iganzio Danti
2.2 The Hereford Mappamundi by Richard de Bello
2.3 Christopher Saxton
2.4 John Ogilby
2.5 Balthasar Florisz. van Berckenrode
2.6 Hans Woutneel
2.7 Piri Reis
2.8 Christopher & John Greenwood
2.9 Gerardus Mercator
2.10 John Klencke


3.1: António Egas Moniz
3.2: Henry the Navigator
3.3: José Saramago.
3.4: King Manuel I
3.5: King Sebastian
3.6: Pope John XXI
3.7: Magellan
3.8: Manuel Pedro Guimaraens
3.9: Catherine of Braganza
3.10 Manuel António Vassalo e Silva


4.1: The Scarlet Letter
4.2: The Red House Mystery
4.3: The Purple Land
4.4: The Golden Fleece
4.5: A Clockwork Orange
4.6: The Yellow Admiral
4.7: White Mischief
4.8: The Black Arrow
4.9: Grey Weather
4:10:

5.1 Phosphorus
5.2 Argon
5.3 Osmium
5.4 Tantalum
5.5 Ytterby
5.6 Niobium
5.7 Gallium
5.8 Cobalt
5.9 Strontium
5.10 Sulfur


6.1:
6.2: Fly agaric
6.3: Jelly baby
6.4: Giant puffball
6.5:
6.6: Liberty Cap
6.7: Death cap
6.8: Judas' ear (Auricularia auricula-judae)
6.9: Amethyst deciever
6.10: Oyster mushroom


7.1 ???
7.2 Middlewich
7.3 Middlesex
7.4 Mad Dog of the Middle East
7.5 Middelburg
7.6 ???
7.7 Middlemarch
7.8 Middelharnis
7.9 Middle Wallop
7.10 Thomas Middleton


8.1 Miffy
8.2 Jessica Rabbit
8.3 General Woundwort
8.4 Cat-Rabbit
8.5 Bre'er Rabbit
8.6 Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrum
8.7 Royal Bunnykins
8.8 The White Rabbit
8.9 Cecily Parsley
8.10 Welsh Rabbit


9.1 Fullica armillata is the red-gartered coot
9.2 Garter King of Arms
9.3 "an Earl and a Knight of the Garter"
9.4 "adjusted her garter"
9.5 "Go, hang thyself in thine own heir-apparent / garters!"
9.6 To insulate a wire
9.7 "cruel garters"
9.8 "the George and Garter," per Alexander Pope's "Death of the Duke of Buckingham."
9.9 "this cross-gartering"
9.10 "your guts for garters"


10.1: ?
10.2: Hunstanton (setting for L.P. Hartley's 'The Shrimp and the Anemone')
10.3: Swardeston (Cavell Festival in memory of NUrse Edith Cavell)
10.4: King's Lynn (previously Bishop's Lynn)
10.5: Wroxham (Roys of Wroxham, 'Worlds Largest Village Store')
10.6: Holt (Sir John Gresham's foundation still in the hands of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers)
10.7: Stow Bardolph (effigy of Sarah Hare)
10.8: Horning (from Arthur Ransome's Coot Club)
10.9: ?
10.10: Swaffham (statue of Ceres)


11.1: Catherine di'Medici
11.2: Catherine Stenbeck
11.3: Catherine Barkley
11.4: Katy Carr
11.5: Catherine Earnshaw
11.6: Catherine Howard
11.7: Katherine Minola
11.8: Kate Bush
11.9: My sister Kate
11.10: Kate Middleton


12.1 Llandaff Cathedral
12.2: the Newport Transporter Bridge
12.3 Aberdovey
12.4 Brecon Priory
12.5 Snowden Mountain Railway
12.6 The Menai Bridge
12.7
12.8: Pendine Sands
12.9 Radnor Castle
12.10: Fishguard


13.1: Hotspur, Wales
13.2: Gandhi, India
13.3: Joan of Arc, France
13.4: ???
13.5: Jan Hus, Czech
13.6: Mazzini, Italy
13.7: Eugen Schauman, Finland
13.8: Stanisław Brzóska, Poland
13.9: Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico
13.10: Imre Nagy, Hungary


14.1
14.2 Vallance
14.3 Dr. Christoph
14.4: The Graf Otto von Schwabing
14.5 Sandy Arbuthnot
14.6: Mr. Scudder
14.7 Alastair Maclean
14.8 Valdemar Haraldsen
14.9 Prince John
14.10 Routh


15.1: The titular secret base in John Buchan's The Courts of the Morning
15.2 Court-bouillon
15.3 Battle of Agincourt
15.4 Prix Goncourt
15.5 Star Chamber
15.6 Hampton Court
15.7 Dovercourt
15.8 Port Harcourt
15.9 Haucourt-en-Cambrésis
15.10


16.1 Stormcock
16.2 Cock Robin
16.3: Cock o' the North
16.4: Scotch woodcock
16.5
16.6 Thomas Love Peacock
16.7 Alfred Hitchcock
16.8 Operation Blackcock
16.9 Patrick Pocock
16.10 Jungle cock


17.1: Wilfred Shadbolt
17.2: John Wellington Wells, the sorceror
17.3: Zara, the king's daughter
17.4: Ludwig the comedian
17.5: King Gama
17.6: Col. Calverley
17.7: Queen of the Fairies
17.8: Don Alhambra
17.9 Maj. General Stanley
17.10: Robin Oakapple


18.1
18.2 Nancy Wake
18.3
18.4
18.5
18.6

18.7 Donald Hewlett
18.8
18.9 David Walliams
18.10
posted by elizardbits at 1:23 PM on December 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


Should add for 15.5 that it was known also as the Court of Star Chamber, hence does fit with the theme for that section.
posted by Abiezer at 1:43 PM on December 23, 2011


i think 15.10 is going to be a word in a foreign language that has 'court' in it, and is related to a walnut tree.
posted by empath at 1:44 PM on December 23, 2011


13.4 Kaj Munk, Denmark.
posted by rewil at 2:01 PM on December 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow, elizardbits, thanks so much for this. It's going to be so helpful to have this all gathered in one spot.

Just one little thing.

Um, I think you have 7.6 and 7.8 switched around. I think 7.6 has been answered with "Middelharnis", and it's 7.8 that we are still looking for.
posted by marsha56 at 2:08 PM on December 23, 2011


ruh roh
posted by elizardbits at 2:39 PM on December 23, 2011


You can use the contact link to ask the mods to fix it. Just link to the comment in your message to them. Or not. It's not a big deal.
posted by marsha56 at 2:44 PM on December 23, 2011


no i think the best solution is to drink away the pain
posted by elizardbits at 3:13 PM on December 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


That works too! ;-)
posted by marsha56 at 3:16 PM on December 23, 2011


Dropping in late, but 18.6 is a reference to the speech the Queen gave on her state visit to Ireland.
These events have touched us all, many of us personally, and are a painful legacy. We can never forget those who have died or been injured, and their families. To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all. But it is also true that no-one who looked to the future over the past centuries could have imagined the strength of the bonds that are now in place between the governments and the people of our two nations, the spirit of partnership that we now enjoy, and the lasting rapport between us. No-one here this evening could doubt that heartfelt desire of our two nations.
posted by nfg at 8:07 PM on December 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Cool thanks nfg! It's so fun to get these last ones solved and checked off the list.

18.6 - The Queen's speech at the Irish State dinner in Dublin Castle

(The question for 18.6 reads: During 2011, where was it admitted that with the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently, or not at all?)
posted by marsha56 at 12:33 AM on December 24, 2011


The Answers.
posted by biffa at 5:00 AM on January 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wow, my one pitiful attempt at an answer was woefully wrong. At least I wasn't the only one more familiar with Greek mythology than with C.S. Forester.
posted by TedW at 1:26 PM on January 18, 2012


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