The World's Most Difficult Quiz
The King William’s College General Knowledge Papers
Distributed for Liverpool University Press
Which US president did Washington Irving once unflatteringly refer to as a “withered little apple-john?” What reduplicative word refers to a Siamese three-wheeled taxi? In which city is Charlemagne’s octagon? These and other fiendishly difficult questions have stumped pupils at King William’s College as part of its annual General Knowledge Papers for more than a century—along with Guardian readers, for whom the test has been reprinted in its entirety since 1951.
“Arguably the most difficult set of questions in the world.”
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