Wrexham Quiz League 2010-11 Season  Week 7
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ROUND 1 ANSWERS
1 Which traditional Christmas carol contains the line "no crib for a bed"? AWAY IN A MANGER
2 Which traditional Christmas carol contains the line "all is calm, all is bright"? SILENT NIGHT
3 In mythology, the Roman god Neptune, the Sea God, has which Greek equivalent? POSEIDON
4 Which Italian car manufacturing company produced the model Gallardo? LAMBORGHINI
5 In pre-decimal days how many shillings were there in one guinea? 21
6 In mytholgy, the Roman god of War, Mars, has which Greek equivalent? ARES
7 In 1967, which British comic actor became the first person in Britain to use an ATM (automatic telling machine)? REG VARNEY
8 In pre-decimal days how many crowns made one pound? 4
9 Which American car manufacturing company produced the model Navigator? LINCOLN
10 In 1985, which British comedian became the first person in Britain to make a mobile phone call? ERNIE WISE
ROUND 2
11 The songs For the good times, Help me make it through the night and Me and Bobby McGhee were penned by which country and western singer-songwriter? KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
12 According to the traditional rhyme, which character "stole a pig and away did run"? TOM TOM (The Piper's Son)
13 FOOTBALL - Which outside right scored two goals for West Germany in their 3 - 2 win over Hungary in the 1954 World Cup Final in Switzerland? (Helmut) RAHN
14 Max Yasgur owned the farm at Bethel in New York state which was the site of which famous 1969 music festival? WOODSTOCK
15 According to the traditional rhyme which character "put in his thumb and pulled out a plum"? LITTLE JACK HORNER
16 FOOTBALL - Which centre-forward scored two goals for Brazil in their 5 -2 victory over sweden in the 1958 Wolrd Cup Final in Sweden? VAVA
17 What name is given to a person who makes a keen study of bats and similar creatures? CHIROPTERIST
18 The songs Oh lonesome me, Sea of heartbreak and I can't stop loving you were all written by which country and western singer-songwriter? DON GIBSON
19 Michael Eavis owns the farm at which a music festival has been held every year since 1970.  How is the event known? GLASTONBURY
20 What name is given to a person who studies, or is a collector of butterflies and moths? LEPIDOPTERIST
ROUND 3
21 American sociatlite and celebrity Paris Hilton has a less well-known sister.  What is her Christian name? NICKY
22 Usually credited with founding the modern atomic theory, he lived from 1766-1844.  Which British chemist is this? (John) DALTON
23 Which top selling British-born author's latest hardback best seller is entitled 'Worth dying for'? LEE CHILD
24 Former child film star McCauley Culkin has a younger brother who also had a brief, if unsuccessful, film career.  What was his name? RORY
25 ASTRONOMY - which planet of our Solar Syatem is named after the Roman god who was the messenger of the gods? MERCURY
26 The cartoon strip 'Mandy' appears every weekday in which national newspaper? DAILY MIRROR
27 Regarded as the founder of modern chemistry , which French scientist lived from 1743-1794? (Antoine) LAVOISIER
28 Which top selling American author's latest block-busting hardback is entitled The Confession? JOHN GRISHAM
29 The cartoon strip Chloe & Co features every weekday in which national newspaper? DAILY MAIL
30 ASTRONOMY - which planet of our Solar Syatem is named after the Roman god of agriculture? SATURN
ROUND 4
31 Known in French as cinq how is this number known in English FIVE
32 Known in French as neuf how is this number known in English NINE
33 In the Channel 4 soap Brookside, the actor Vince Earl played which character who was a travelling salesman? (Ron) DIXON
34 What is the name of the Italian political party which is led by Umberto Bossi? LEGA NORD
35 What  is the present name of the country which was known as Northern Rhodesia until 1964? ZAMBIA
36 Which 20th century president of the USA had the second Christian name of Wilson? RONALD REAGAN
37 In which country is the popular liberation front known as Frelimo? MOZAMBIQUE
38 In the Channel 4 soap Brookside the actor Louis Emmerick portrayed which character, a chip shop owner? (Mick) JOHNSON
39 Which 20th century American president had the second Christian name Milhous RICHARD NIXON
40 What is the present name of the country which until 1980 was known as Southern Rhodesia? ZIMBABWE
ROUND 5
41 HORSE RACING - In 1982 who was the first female jockey to complete the Aintree course in the Grand National? GERALDINE REES
42 The actor Joaquin Phoenix received much critical acclaim for his portrayal of which country singer in the film Walk the line? JOHNNY CASH
43 Which prominent Labour politician has been the M.P. For Peckham for over 25 years? HARRIET HARMAN
44 According to Greek mythology which king was punished by Zeus for his crimes, being bound to a fiery wheel which rolled endlessly through the Underworld? IXION
45 Which monarch was on the English throne in the year 1450? HENRY VI
46 HORSE RACING - In 1977, who was the first female jockey to enter Aintree's Grand National? CHARLOTTE BREW
47 In Greek mythology, and because of his evil life, which king of Corinth was condemned to roll a huge stone uphill in the Underworld, the stone always falling back just before it reached the top? SISYPHUS
48 Which prominent Conservative politician has been the M.P. For Brentwood and Ongar for several years? ERIC PICKLES
49 The actor Janie Fox gained much critical acclaim for his prtrayal of which  pianist-singer in the film Ray? RAY CHARLES
50 Which monarch was on the English throne in the year 1550? EDWARD VI
ROUND 6
51 Which US state has the nickname The Lone Star State? TEXAS
52 Former England test cricket captain Ted Dexter spent his entire first class career (1956-1968) with which county? SUSSEX
53 Based on the major European languages, the artificial language Esperanto was devised in 1887 by which Pole? (Ludwig) ZAMENHOF
54 Which artist had a UK number 1 hit album in October 2010 with The Gift? SUSAN BOYLE
55 Former England test cricket captain Colin Cowdrey spent his entire first class career (1950-1976) with which county? KENT
56 Base on English and German, the artificial language Volapuk was devised in 1880 by which German? (Johna) SCHLEYER
57 Which artist had a number 1 hit album in October 2010 with Messy little raindrops? CHERYL COLE
58 Which US state has the nickname The Last Frontier? ALASKA
59 Which British actor is currently starring at London's Apollo Theatre, opposite Jenny Seagrove, in an adaptation of Clifford Odette's play The Country Girl? MARTIN SHAW
60 Which British actor is currently starring opposite Penelope Keith at London's Haymarket Theatre in an adaptation of Sheridan's 'The Rivals'? PETER BOWES
SPARES
1 Composed by Bill Conti, the tune known as Gonna Fly Now is the theme to which series of films? ROCKY
2 Which national chain of stores promotes itself with the slogan"Never knowingly Undersold"? JOHN LEWIS
3 Which pop superstar has re-invented himself with his new band Beady Eye? LIAM GALLAGHER