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The World's Most Difficult Quiz: The King William's College General Knowledge Papers

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The guillotine, as used in the 1982 film Danton (see question 2:8). Photograph: Everett Collection/Alamy 3 The name of which capital: Which app, which was actually founded in 2020, surged in popularity this year, which asks users to post unfiltered photos of themselves once a day?

A stray cat given which name was flown from Qatar to be rehomed in the UK after being adopted by the Three Lions squad? A US artist used TikTok as a way of revealing song titles and glimpses into some of the songs, making it her biggest year yet on the platform. Who was it?

The quiz has been published in The Guardian Newspaper just before Christmas since 1951 and has quite a devoted following. Answers are published in the same newspaper towards the end of January. where was there an uproar as craftsmen, supplying the Temple of Artemis, objected to the erosion of their business? Birmingham hosted the Commonwealth Games this year, but which country topped the medals table overall? Who prayed before battle: “O Lord, Thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget Thee, do not forget me”? The Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity, Norwich (Edith Cavell, 14 paintings by Brian Whelan)

following a disagreement, from where did the Levite sail with Mark for his home country, while his erstwhile companion travelled through Syria and Cilicia with Silvanus? who started a six-year sentence for sedition, but would be released after two years owing to appendicitis? following whose death did the king ensure that masses were said in the Auld Kirk in gratitude for the parishioners’ treatment of her mortal remains? A Latin phrase is always printed at the top of the quiz: “Scire ubi aliquid invenire possis ea demum maxima pars eruditionis est”. Freely translated, this means ‘The greatest part of knowledge is knowing where to find something’. However, be warned – using Google or a similar search engine may not always deliver the expected results!for which popular princess was court mourning interrupted by celebrations of the marriage of her niece? Masquerade … Leah Whitaker, Matthew Horne and Ellie Beaven in Charley’s Aunt by Brandon Thomas at Menier Chocolate Factory, London, in 2012. Photograph: Tristram Kenton/The Guardian 11

Where did Sir Henry and his colleagues disembark prior to their search for a white race beyond Mt Kenya? justifying her name, which Framnæs product has been viewed for the first time after almost 107 years? who was accorded full military honours when he arrived in Paris in 1976, centuries after his death?Kate received a brand new royal title this year - Princess of Wales. Who was the last royal to hold the title? Where is the “auto-epitaph” urging “Abi Viator Et imitare, si poteris, Strenuum pro virili Libertatis vindicatorem”? In May 2022 a new Doctor Who was announced – who will take control of the Tardis after David Tennant? which native antipodean was named after a colleague by an émigré botany graduate from Kiel University? This article was amended on 16 March 2021 to remove a term not in accordance with the Guardian’s style guide.

How many weeks did Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's high-profile defamation trial last before a verdict was given? did Magnus’s dinner companion suffer postprandial confusion and enter the bedroom of his prospective bride? romance was an ancient, beached schooner, used as an arsenal, fired by the old Norwegian “caretaker”, enabling the escape of the hostages? whose unnatural death is perhaps recalled by airline passengers changing trains when heading for the Tafelhalle? is Peter the Great, who destroyed the holly hedge at John Evelyn's house in Deptford by having himself driven through it in a wheelbarrow.

Which Netflix series had the most viewers in the first 28 days after it was released in 2022? (As of December 10)

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