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Friday, December 23, 2011

Presenting the World's Hardest Quiz

This one is a real humdinger. A nightmare. 180 questions, most of them obscure bits of knowledge. For the first 30 questions I had only 4 answers. It's the 107th King William's College general knowledge paper.

About it: "Pupils at King William's college on the Isle of Man have been tormented by its annual general knowledge quiz since 1905. Until 1999, the quiz was compulsory, with 300 pupils aged between 11 and 18 having to answer the 100 cryptic questions in a set time - the average score being two. Do you think you can score more than two?"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2011/dec/22/king-williams-college-quiz-2011

The answers will be published sometime in January.
Old King William Quizzes and their answers are here:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/series/king-william-s-college-quiz

3 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

And my question is how many people did it take to compile this list of questions? No one person could possibly have all the answers?

Austan said...

They must have all their dons on it. It's just impossible to know all that... I'd like to see someone like Stephen Fry take it!

SarcasticTestGuy said...

That's freakin' crazy. I got one (always knew is was less than average hehe), but a few did sound familiar, as though I should really know the answer.