YEAR END QUIZZES…. The annual King William’s College General Knowledge Quiz is now available here. I think I managed to puzzle out three or four correct answers last year (out of 180 questions), and a quick glance suggests I’d do no better this year. However, those of you with broader liberal arts educations ? and more patience for rhetorical trickery ? than I possess should give it a go.

For a more straightforward, but still British, year-end quiz, check out the Guardian’s version. I got 34 out of 50 right, which seems fairly respectable since we Yanks could hardly be expected to know about Jamie Oliver’s campaign against Turkey Twizzlers or Andrew Flintoff’s consoling gestures at the Ashes. My favorite pair of questions are shown above. I liked the simple blandness of Question 35 too.