13 AUGUST 1927, Page 17

General Knowledge Competition

THE prize of one guinea which the Editor offers weekly for the best thirteen General Knowledge Questions (with answers) is awarded to Miss Vaughan for the following :-

A Dickens Paper I. Which was Charles Dickens's favourite book ?

2. Who said the following, and from what books do they come ?

(a) " It is a far, far better thing that I do than I have ever done ;. it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known." ; (6) " Are infants to be nutereekered into their tombs, and is nobody to save them ? " ; (c) " Take example by your father, my boy, and be wery careful o'. widders all your life— " ; (d)." Recalled to life ! " • (e) When found, make a note of."

3. Who " proceeded to go into hysterics of four young-lady power " ? 4. What-did Sam Weller mean by saying that he had " unfur- nished lodgings for a fortnight " ?

6. Who told the story, in Pickwick Papers, of the boy who swallowed a necklace ?

6. Where is Charles Dickens buried ?

7. Who—(a) " Was always waiting for something to turn up " ?

(b) Signed himself " Afternoon " to intimate friends ? (c) Was a " lone, lorn ereetur " ? (d) Was very 'umble ? (e) Had a beautiful deportment ? (f) Called himself " A devil, a kettle, a Grip, a Polly, a Protestant " ?

8. " The young ladies sipped and crumbled, and the bespoken coaches began to choke the street." When was this occasion and who were the young ladies ?

9. Who was overinterested in the natives of Borrioboola-Gha, on the left bank of the Niger " ? 10. Who had a " Growlery " to seek refuge in when the wind became Easterly ? 11. Who " goes on errands fast asleep, and snores as he waits a4 table " ? _ 12. Who had " two mile o' danger at eightpence " ? 13. From'what books are the following characters : Dame Durden, Louisa Gradgrind, Tiny Tim, Dolly Vitrden; Rosa Budd, Mr. Boffin, Miggs, Madame Defargo, The Artful Dodger •

Answers will be found on page 262. - -