Wrexham Quiz League 2010-11 Season  Week 11
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ROUND 1 ANSWERS
1 What is the square root of 1156? 34
2 What is the square root of 729? 27
3 How do you spell desiccated? DESICCATED
4 How do you spell cemetery? CEMETERY
5 Which Australian cricketer has the nickname Punter? Ricky PONTING
6 Which Australian cricketer has the nickname Pup? Michael CLARKE
7 What was the surname of the useless builder in Fawlty Towers? O'REILLY
8 What was the Christian name of the hotel's cook in Fawlty Towers? TERRY
9 Who was the predecessor of Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister? James CALLAGHAN
10 Who was the predecessor of Harold Macmillan as Prime Minister? Anthony EDEN
ROUND 2
11 Who was the original presenter of Mr and Mrs? DEREK BATEY
12 Who was the original presenter of Family Fortunes? BOB MONKHOUSE
13 According to the song, what garment was George Formby christened in? his GRANDAD'S FLANNELETTE NIGHTSHIRT
14 According to the George Formby song, what was sold at every chemist for one and a kick? AUNTY MAGGIE'S HOME-MADE REMEDY
15 In the Archers who recently died from a fall? NIGEL PARGETER
16 In the Archers who recently gave birth to a son, Henry Ian? HELEN ARCHER
17 Who took the female lead in the film 'Trapeze'? GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA
18 Who took the male lead in the original film 'Hobson's Choice'? JOHN MILLS
19 What is the price of the daily newspaper, 'The Leader'? 45 PENCE
20 What is the price of the weekly newspaper, the 'Wrexham Leader' (where sold)? 55 PENCE
ROUND 3
21 To what group of newspapers do 'The Leader' and the 'Wrexham Leader' belong? NORTH WALES NEWSPAPERS
22 To what group of newspapers does the 'Daily Post' belong? TRINITY MIRROR
23 In which Dickens novel would you find Agnes Wickfield? DAVID COPPERFIELD
24 In which Dickens novel would you find Smike? NICHOLAS NICKLEBY
25 Which singer had a hit with 'That's Amore' in the 50's? DEAN MARTIN
26 Which instrumentalist had a hit with 'Oh Mein Papa' in the 50's EDDIE CALVERT
27 England bowler Jimmy Anderson took how many wickets in the recent Ashes series? 24
28 How many wicket-keeping dismissals did England's Matt Prior claim in the recent Ashes series 23
29 What is the home ground of Leicester Tigers rugby union club? WELFORD ROAD
30 What is the home ground of Harlequins rugby union club? The STOOP, Twickenham
ROUND 4
31 H.G.Wells 'The Time machine' has been made into a movie twice.  Which actor played the 'Time Traveller' in the 1960 film? ROD TAYLOR
32 H.G.Wells 'The Time machine' has been made into a movie twice.  Which actor played the 'Time Traveller' in the 2002 film? GUY PIERCE
33 Who was the U.S. President at the time of the Louisiana purchase in 1803? Thomas JEFFERSON
34 Which Democratic politician ran for the U.S. Presidency in 1952 and 1956 but was defeated both times by Eisenhower? Adlai STEVENSON
35 Which Stone Age village in the Orkney Islands was exposed by a massive storm in 1850? SKARA BRAE
36 Which palace was the principal London residence of the monarch from 1697 until superceded by Buckingham Palace in 1837? ST JAMES'S PALACE
37 FRUIT - Who was the first president of Zimbabwe? Canaan BANANA
38 FRUIT - What was the powerful herbicide and defoliant used by the U.S. Military during the Vietnam War? Agent ORANGE
39 Who sang the theme song to 'One Foot in the Grave' on TV? ERIC IDLE
40 Who performed the theme song to 'The Royle Family' on TV? OASIS
ROUND 5
41 Which creatureslive in a holt? OTTERS
42 Which creatureslive in a Sett? BADGERS
43 In 'Dad's Army' Captain Mainwaring was played by whom? ARTHUR LOWE
44 In 'Dad's Army' Sergeant Wilson was played by whom? JOHN le MESURIER
45 What was the anti-personnel ammunition used in cannons in the 18th century? (loosely packed metal slugs as opposed to solid cannonballs) GRAPESHOT
46 Give the alternative name for the Kiwi fruit CHINESE GOOSEBERRY
47 Thomas a Beckett was murdered at the behest of which king? HENRY II
48 Who was Deputy Prime Minister to Winston Churchill 1942-1945? CLEMENT ATLEE
49 Goneril and Regan are two of King Lear's daughters in Shakespeare's play - who is the third? CORDELIA
50 Who was the Roman God of Fire? VULCAN
ROUND 6
51 Blenheim Palace was built in the early 18th century for which duke? THE DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH
52 Which British Prime Minister was born in a bedroom at Blenheim Palace? WINSTON CHURCHILL
53 Which group had a U.K. No.1 in 1968 with Green Tambourine? THE LEMON PIPERS
54 Name the native North American (red Indian) in the Beano comic LITTLE PLUM
55 Name the last but one (the 38th) book of the Old Testament ZECHARIAH
56 Name the last but one (the 26th) book of the New Testament JUDE
57 Who wrote 'A Passage to India'? E.M.FORSTER
58 Who wrote 'Lord Jim'? Joseph CONRAD
59 What was the score in the Manchester City v Everton Premiership match last month? MAN CITY 1 EVERTON 2
60 What was the score in the Sunderland v Blackpool Premiership match last month? SUNDERLAND 0 BLACKPOOL 2
SPARES
1 Lateral humeral epicondylitis is a medical condition better known by what name? TENNIS ELBOW
2 In which German city does the Porsche motor company have its HQ? STUTTGART
3 Marco Polo airport serves which European city? VENICE