Wrexham Quiz League 2010-11 Season  Week 14
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ROUND 1 ANSWERS
1 What is the last letter of the Greek alphabet? OMEGA
2 What is the first letter of the Greek alphabet? ALPHA
3 Which actor and director was elected as mayor of the town of Carmel, California in 1985? CLINT EASTWOOD
4 CRICKET. With a total of 766 runs, who was England's leading runmaker in the recent Ashes series? ALISTAIR COOK
5 IN A GLOOM is an anagram of which Asian country? MONGOLIA
6 Which British author is credited with the quote "In all crises of human affairs there are two broad courses open to a man.  He can stay where he is or he can go elsewhere"? P. G. WODEHOUSE
7 CRICKET. With a total of 570 runs who was Australia's leading run scorer in the recent Ashes series? MICHAEL HUSSEY
8 Which singer and actor was elected as mayor of Palm Springs, California in 1988? SONNY BONO
9 Which British politician is credited with the quote "I have had to eat my own words many times and I have found it a very nourishing diet"? WINSTON CHURCHILL
10 I TAN RANGE is an anagram of which South American country? ARGENTINA
ROUND 2
11 Which variety of beetle, also known as the gravedigger beetle, has the same name as a church official? SEXTON (beetle)
12 Former Labour politician Alistair Campbell is a life-long supporter of which English Championship football club? BURNLEY
13 In the Middle Ages what title was bestowed on the eldest sons of the Kings of France? DAUPHIN
14 Which town, some 12 miles south of Wrexham, has the same name as the most northerly of the Canadian islands? ELLESMERE
15 In the ITV soap Coronation Street whcih character is played by the actor David Neilson? ROY CROPPER
16 What name is given to Britain's largest beetle which has large antler-shaped jaws? STAG (beetle)
17 Which town, having a name which translates literally from French as "bad pass" is located some 12 miles east of Wrexham? MALPAS
18 In the ITV soap Coronation Street which character is played by the actor Malcolm Hebdon? NORRIS COLE
19 Comedian Frank Skinner is a life-long supporter of which English Premiership football club? WEST BROM
20 In the Middle Ages what title was usually bestowed on the eldest daughter, but not the heir to the throne, of the Kings of Spain and Portugal? INFANTA
ROUND 3
21 What is the title of the recently released film which stars Ben Foster and Jason Statham as a top hit man called out of retirement? THE MECHANIC
22 Which medical condition is identified using the Ishihara test? COLOUR BLINDNESS
23 FOOTBALL The Scottish Division One club Raith Rovers play home games in which town? KIRKCALDY
24 With which musical instrument are the names Eric Delaney, Gene Krupa and Sandy Nelson associated?  DRUMS
25 On the London Underground which network line is indicated by the colour yellow? CIRCLE
26 What is the title of the recently released film which stars Mark Wahlberg as a boxer and Christian Bale as his ex-boxer half-brother, now his trainer? THE FIGHTER
27 The Schick Test is an examination used to identify which medical condition? DIPHTHERIA
28 FOOTBALL The Scottish Premier football club St Johnstone play home games in which town? PERTH
29 With which musical instrument are the names Max Geldray, Tommy Reilly and Larry Adler associated? HARMONICA (acceot MOUTH ORGAN)
30 On the London Underground network, which line is indicated by the colour green? DISTRICT
ROUND 4
31 Which word completes the title of the 1920's Charlie Chaplin film "The Gold ...."? RUSH
32 Which word completes the title of the 1930's Charlie Chaplin film "The Great ......"? DICTATOR
33 Operatic works of which classical composer are performed at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus Theatre, whcih is dedicated to him? (Richard) WAGNER
34 Which Welsh born female celebrity is the mother of the children Ruby and Dexter? CHARLOTTE CHURCH
35 Which English town is famed for its area known as "The Lanes"? BRIGHTON
36 The Christian festival of Michaelmas falls in which month of the year? SEPTEMBER
37 Which Welsh born female celebrity has the two children Carys and Dylan? CATHERINE ZETA-JONES
38 The annual Salzburg Festival commemorates the operatic works of which classical composer? (Wolfgang) MOZART
39 The Christian festival known as the Epiphany falls in which month of the year? JANUARY
40 Which city in England has a well-known area referred to as "The Backs"? CAMBRIDGE
ROUND 5
41 In the 1960's which British pop singer was backed by his band "The Dakotas"? BILLY J KRAMER
42 Which Conservative politician currently represents the constituency of Tatton in Cheshire? GEORGE OSBORNE
43 The novels "Anybody Out There", "Angels" and "The Brightest Star in the Sky" are chick-lit novels by which leading Irish author? MARIAN KEYS
44 In the 1960's which British pop singer was backed by his band "The Mindbenders"? WAYNE FONTANA
45 Which scarce, soft, silvery-white metallic element has the atomic number 21 and the symbol Sc? SCANDIUM
46 ATHLETICS Which male sprinter completed the 100 and 200 metre gold sprint double at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles? (Carl) LEWIS
47 Which Conservative politician currently represents the constituency of Richmond in Yorkshire? WILLIAM HAGUE
48 Which hard, grey chemical element has the atomic number 23 and the symbol V? VANADIUM
49 ATHLETICS Which male sprinter completed the 100 and 200 metre gold sprint double at the 1972 Olympics in Munich? (Valery) BORZOV
50 The best-selling chicl-lit novels "The Gift", "Where Rainbows End" and "PS I love You" are by which leading Irish author? CECILIA AHERENE
ROUND 6
51 Having been exiled by the British government in 1956 for his involvement with the EOKA terrorist movement, who became President of Cyprus in 1950? (Mikhail) MAKARIOS
52 "The lass that loved a sailor" is the alternative title of which Gilbert and Sullivan operetta? HMS PINAFORE
53 Which British born actor has been chosen to star as the new Spiderman on film? (Andrew) GARFIELD
54 Which word in common usage is taken from the Turkish for "little shop"? KIOSK
55 Which word in common usage comes from the Urdu word meaning bucket or pail? BALTI
56 Having been imprisoned for his involvement in the Mau-Mau uprising of 1952, who became Kenya's first President in 1964? (Jomo) KENYATTA
57 "The Merryman and his Maid" is the alternative title of which Gilbert and Sullivan operetta? THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD
58 Which British born actor has been chosen to star as the next film Superman? (Henry) CAVILL
59 What is the name of the female referee's assistant who was the butt of scathing criticism by Andy Gray before the recent Wolves v Liverpool game? SIAN MASSEY
60 What is the name of the man who recently survived a fall of more than a thousand feet from a Scottish mountain with no more than cuts and bruises? ADAM POTTER
SPARES
1 TENNIS Which country are the current Davis Cup holders? SERBIA
2 What was the title of Welsh singer Duffy's debut album in 2008? ROCKFERRY
3 Which computer giant company was founded in 1974 by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs? APPLE