Wrexham Quiz League 2010-11 Season  Week 10
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ROUND 1 ANSWERS
1 Which 20th century Prime Minister was referred to affectionately as "Winnie"? WINSTON CHURCHILL
2 Which 20th century British Prime Minister was referred to affectionately as "Sunny Jim"? JIM CALLAGHAN
3 Kingston is the capital of which Caribbean island? JAMAICA
4 If a Cockney spoke about his "China Plate", to whom would he be referring? HIS MATE
5 In the recent series of ITV's "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here" which of the celebrities, at the age of 68, was the oldest? BRITT EKLAND
6 The Baht is the major currency of which Asian country? THAILAND
7 If a Cockney said he was heqading for the "Rub a dub, dub", where would he be going? TO THE PUB
8 Havana is the capital of which Caribbean island? CUBA
9 The Ringgit is the major currency of which Asian country? MALAYSIA
10 In the recent ITV series of "I'm a celebrity, get me out of here" which of the celebrities, at the age of 21, was the youngest? STACEY SOLOMON
ROUND 2
11 In the traditional song "The twelve days of Christmas", what gift is given on the 12th day? 12 DRUMMERS DRUMMING
12 CRICKET Before Peter Siddle claimed a hat-trick in the recent First Test against England, who, in 1994, was the last Australian bowler to take an Ashes hat-trick? SHANE WARNE
13 Having the scientific name "Saintpaulia", how is this flowering plant better known? AFRICAN VIOLET
14 Composed by Paul Dukas, which symphonic work first performed 1897 is the story of a wizard's assistant who manages to start a magic spell but is unable to stop it? THE SORCEROR'S APPRENTICE
15 CRICKET In 1999, who was the last English bowler to record a hat-trick in an Ashes match? DARREN GOUGH
16 In the traditional song "The twelve days of Christmas", what gift was given on the 8th day? 8 MAIDS A-MILKING
17 "The husband who wants a happy marriage should keep his mouth shut and his chequebook open" is a quote from which comic actor and comedian? GROUCHO MARX
18 "Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious.  Both are dissappointed" is a quote from which author? OSCAR WILDE
19 Composed by Leo Delibes and first performed in 1870, which ballet has the sub-title "The girl with enamel eyes"? COPPELIA
20 How is the flowering herb Convallaria Majalis more commonly known? LILY OF THE VALLEY
ROUND 3
21 Which British gropus had big UK hits in the 1960's with "Silhouttes on the Shade" and "I'm into something good"? HERMAN'S HERMITS
22 As at December 11th 2010 who was the leading goalscorer in the English Championship with 13 league goals? (Jay) BOOTHROYD
23 Which well known fictional character owned a dog called Bullseye? BILL SYKES
24 In which year of the 20th century were Betting Shops first introduced legally into the UK? 1961
25 From which European country does Finbo cheese originate? DENMARK
26 Which British group had big UK hits in the 1960's with "bits and Pieces" and "Glad all over"? DAVE CLARK FIVE
27 As at December 11th 2010 who was the leading goalscorer in the English Premiership with 12 league goals? (Dimitar) BERBATOV
28 Which well known character in traditional children's entertainment owned a dog called Toby? MR PUNCH
29 In which year of the 20th century were traffic wardens first seen in the UK on the streets of London? 1960
30 From which European country does the cheese Quark originate? GERMANY
ROUND 4
31 Which 1990's ITV comedy series was set in the offices of a firm of solicitors and starred Imelda Staunton and Jeremy Clyde? IS IT LEGAL
32 Which British artist who lived from 1727-1788 painted the oicture "Mr and Mrs Andrews" circa 1750? (Thomas) GAINSBOROUGH
33 Which former Baywatch actress is starring as the 'genie of the lamp' in the pantomime 'Alladin' in Liverpool? PAMELA ANDERSON
34 What is the three word title of the Australian National Anthem? ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR
35 ASTRONOMY What is the name of the constellation of which Aldebaran is the brightest star? TAURUS
36 Which 1990's ITV comedy series starred Paul Brown as a keen ornithologist and Emma Wray? WATCHING
37 Which British artist who lived from 1723-1792 painted the picture "Mrs Siddons at the Muse" in 1784? (Joshua) REYNOLDS
38 Which former Baywatch actor is currently starring as Captain Hook in thepantomime 'Peter Pan' at London's New Wimbledon Theatre? DAVID HASSELHOF
39 What is the two word title of the Canadian National Anthem? O CANADA
40 ASTRONOMY The star Rigel is the brightest star in which constellation? ORION
ROUND 5
41 What is the name of the author who created the popular schoolboy Artemis Fowl? EOIN COLFER
42 BOXING Who is the only Italian-born boxer to win the World Heavyweight title? PRIMO CARNERA
43 Which Christmas related object, which was first seen in Britain in 1847 was devised by Tom Smith? CRACKER
44 Which Taiwanese-born film director directed the 2006 western 'Brokeback Mountain'? ANG LEE
45 What is the singular form of the word opera? OPUS
46 What is the name of the authorwho created the fictional schoolboy 'Horrid Henry'? FRANCESCA SIMON
47 BOXING Who is the only German-born boxer to hold the World Heavyweight title? MAX SCHMELLING
48 First seen in Britain in 1843 which Christmas related object was initiated by Henry Cole? CHRISTMAS CARD
49 Which Italian-born film director directed the epic 1980's revisionist western 'Once upon a Time in the West'? SERGIO LEONE
50 What is the plural form of the word mongoose? MONGOOSES
ROUND 6
51 In December, which celebruty was crowned as 'Strictly Come Dancing' champion for 2010? KARA TOINTON
52 In which city in the north of England is the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television located? BRADFORD
53 Which synthetically made element, atomic number 105, has the chemical symbol Unp? UNNILPENTIUM
54 What is the name of the Muslim fanatic who fled Britain for Lebanon in 2006 and was known as the Tottenham Ayatollah? OMAR BAKRI (Mohammed)
55 In which Northern English city is the Armouries Museum situated? LEEDS
56 Which singer was the eventual winner of the 2010 series of ITV's
X-Factor?
MATT CARDELL
57 What is the name of the Muslim activist, now in Belmarsh prison, who is often referred to as 'Hook-Hand'? ABU HAMZA
58 Which synthetically made element, atomic number 107, has the chemical symbol Uns? UNNILSEPTIUM
59 Which war movie of the 1980's fetured samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings as its haunting central theme? PLATOON
60 Which iconic series of films had Part Piu Piano as the theme music? THE GODFATHER
SPARES
1 Which British comic actor's last film was 'What's good for the Goose' in 1969? NORMAN WISDOM
2 Which golfer won the British Open Chamionship in 1971 and 1972? LEE TREVINO
3 Who composed the famous poem 'The Star Spangled Banner' in 1814? FRANCIS SCOTT KEY