3. • 4 phases – 2 written
• 20 questions - 10 clockwise, 10 anti-clockwise
• Standard KQA pounce + bounce rules
• +10 on a direct/bounce
• +10 if you are correct, -5 if you are wrong on the
• No negatives otherwise.
8. 2. The word originally meant a ball of thread or yarn.
According to Greek mythology, when Theseus
entered the Labyrinth to kill the Minotaur, he
unravelled an __X__ behind him so that he could
find his way back.
Today the word, spelt a little differently, means a fact
or idea that serves to reveal something or solve a
What’s the good word?
11. 3. A few days ago, Carlo Alberto Tesserin,
administrator & procurator of X, said “X has aged 20
years in a day”, and estimated that initial repairs
would cost €2.7 million.
What is X? And why did it age “20 years in a day”?
15. 4. When Jack Kirby moved to DC Comics in the
1970s, he created the Fourth World storyline and
introduced a character named Funky Flashman.
Flashman is depicted as a master con artist who
refers to himself as the "Salesman Supreme" and
the "world's most magnificent entrepreneur."
Flashman is believed to be a reference to __X__,
Kirby’s former colleague.
Who is X?
19. 5. It is a type of herding dog, whose name translates
as “dwarf dog” in Welsh.
The monarch Y is known to be incredibly fond of this
breed, and has owned more than 30 of them since
Identify the dog breed. And who is the monarch Y?
29. 8. She began her career translating The Little
Water Sprite by Ottfried Preusler, and later other
writers of childrens’ literature like Charles Perrault,
The Brothers Grimm, and Cornelia Funke. She
didn’t stick with just childrens’ literature, and was
responsible for introducing WG Sebald, Stefan
Zweig, and Franz Kafka to an English audience.
However, her crowning achievements came in
something slightly different.
Identify her, and tell us what she is most famous
49. 1. Discovered over a century ago, these “eaters of
bacteria” have helped lay the foundations of the
science of molecular biology. With the rise of anti-
microbial resistance in recent years, they are once
again being considered for anti-bacterial therapy.
What are they called?
53. 2. It has been called “one of the wellsprings of
fantasy literature”, and is held in equal regard to
classics like Lord of the Rings & The Wizard of Oz.
It introduced the idea of “wizard schools”, the idea
of a talented boy going to one such school &
making an enemy with whom he has a close
connection, dragons as wise, magical creatures
and also subtly upending racist tropes.
What classic work of literature, that celebrates 50
years of publication this year?
63. Name these brands that share
their names with fruits
5. Identify both companies.
1. This Canadian smartphone brand used to be
a favorite of business executives because of
its keyboard that allowed fast typing of emails,
as well as its encryption that kept data safe
2. This computer company was named by its
founder who would very often go on fruit-only
diets. In his autobiography, his co-founder
Steve Wozniak said the idea came after the
former had come back from an orchard
growing this fruit
74. 8. The Lion Intoxilyser used across several
countries works by recognising infrared
signatures and relies on a sampling method that
can obtain as many as 37 samples per minute
before it decides that deep lung content has
been found. It then gives a result.
Chemically the overall reaction is the oxidation
of _______ to acetic acid & water; the electric
current produced by this reaction is what is
What is this?