Wrexham Quiz League Questions - Colin Hughes Trophy
4th October 2011 
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Round 1 - Cities
1
In which US city was the 192 metre tall Gateway Arch built on the west bank of the Mississippi river in the mid-1960s?
ST LOUIS
2
Named after the Queen Consort of George III, which is the largest city in North Carolina?
CHARLOTTE
3
Espoo, (population 248,000) is the second largest city in which European country?
FINLAND
4
Which newly-built city became the official capital of Nigeria in December 1991, replacing Lagos?
ABUJA
5
With an urban population of about 700,000 which is the largest city that is in the EU but is not geographically in Europe?
LAS PALMAS
(de Gran Canaria)
6
The Bruce Highway, the longest in Queensland, runs for 1,700km from Brisbane to which other city?
CAIRNS
7
Which city in Saxony was known as Karl-Marx-Stadt from 1953 until 1990?
CHEMNITZ
8
Which 7th century daughter of a Mercian king is the patron saint of Chester?
ST WERBURH
(or Werburgh or Werburgha)
9
Ushuaia, which is now generally accepted as the southernmost city in the world, is in which country?
ARGENTINA
(on Tierra del Fuego)
10
Which Welsh town was granted city status in 2002?
NEWPORT
Round 2 - Television
11
Which controversial lady was the first evictee in the recent Channel 5 version of Celebrity Big Brother?
SALLY BERCOW
12
In which decade was the BBC's current affairs programme Panorama first broadcast?
1950s (1953)
13
Who played oil baron Clayton Farlow in the 80's soap Dallas?
HOWARD KEEL
14
Will McKenzie, Simon Cooper, Jay Carwright and Nile Sutherland are the main characters in which C4 comedy first shown in 2008?
THE INBETWEENERS
15
Who was the only Crossroads character to appear in both the first and last episodes of the original series (1964-88)?
JILL
(Richardson/Harvey/Chance)
16
Where Everybody Knows Your Name was the title of the theme music of which long-running US sitcom?
CHEERS
17
Who won the first UK series of The X Factor in 2004?
STEVE BROOKSTEIN
18
Which couple bought no 13 Coronation Street for £565 in 1964?
Stan & Hilda OGDEN
19
Who plays ex-Detective Sergeant Gerry Standing in the long-running BBC 1 series New Tricks?
DENNIS WATERMAN
20
Which former winner of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Mastermind and Brain of Britain became the seventh member of the Eggheads quiz team in 2009?
PAT GIBSON
Round 3 - British History
21
Which eponymous Shakespearean character was King of Scotland from 1040 until his death in 1057?
MACBETH
22
Which is the oldest of the British orders of chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348?
(Order of the ) GARTER
23
In which year was the TUC formed at a meeting in Manchester?  Was it 1868, 1889 or 1901?
1868
24
In which county is Edgehill where the first pitched battle of the English Civil War took place in 1642?
WARWICKSHIRE
25
Which hereditary title was held by William Lamb, who was Prime Minister when Queen Victoria acceded to the throne in 1837?
LORD (or Viscount) MELBOURNE
26
In 1468 Orkney was ceded to Scotland in lieu of an unpaid dowry by the king of which country?
NORWAY
27
Keir Hardie became the fist Labour Party candidate to be elected to Westminster in the General election of 1892, representing a constituency in which city?
LONDON
(West Ham South)
28
The Llanelli riots of August 1911, which left six men dead, were caused by a strike in which industry?
RAILWAYS
(National Rail Strike)
29
Who reigned over England for more than half of the 13th century?
HENRY III (1216-72)
30
In which town did Owain Glyndwr call his first Parliament in 1404, where he was crowned Prince of Wales?
MACHYNLLETH
Round 4 - The Name's the same (Two clues give the same two word name)
31
The character played by Steve Carell in the US version of The Office and the current Vice Chancellor of Glyndwr University.
MICHAEL SCOTT
32
American author of Richard Carvel (1899) and The Crisis (1901) and the British Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time of the General Strike in 1826.
WINSTON CHURCHILL
33
The real name of the actor Cary Grant and the character played by John Cleese in the film A Fish Called Wanda.
ARCHIE (Archibald) LEACH
34
Australian classical guitarist born in 1941 and American composer who has won 5 Oscars and 7 BAFTAs.
JOHN WILLIAMS
35
One of the three leaders of the Peasant's Revolt in 1381 and the current Member of Parliament for Blackburn.
JACK STRAW
36
Leader of the Virginia colony in Jamestown in the early 17th century and a post-war leader of the Labour Party.
JOHN SMITH
37
Real name of both the rapper DJ screw and the comedian Jasper Carrott.
ROBERT DAVIES
38
Mother of Edward VI and the actress who played Bond girl Solitaire in the film Live And Let Die.
JANE SEYMOUR
39
67-year-old US comedian who was an original cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live and an old English ballad which tells the story of the Battle of Otterburn in 1388.
CHEVY CHASE
40
Director of Home Alone and the first two Harry Potter films and a 15th/16th century Genoese explorer.
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
Round 5 - Sport
41
Who won the Golden Boot as leading goalscorer at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico?
GARY LINEKER
42
At which ground in Auckland will the final of the Rugby Union World Cup be played on the 23rd of this month?
EDEN PARK
43
Over how many complete furlongs is the Chester Cup now run?
EIGHTEEN (2m 2f 147y)
44
In which Asian city were the 14th swimming World Championships held in July this year?
SHANGHAI
45
Since 1895 the Wooden Spoon for finishing bottom of cricket's County Championship has been won most often (15 times) by which county?
DERBYSHIRE
46
Rugby League - which country are the current holders of the European Cup?
WALES
47
In which event did Hannah England win a silver medal for GB at the recent Athletics World Championships in South Korea?
(Women's) 1500 METRES
48
Which Championship club's ground is one of the six stadiums that will be used to host the football competition at the 2012 London Olympics?
COVENTRY CITY
49
In inches, how high should the net be in a game of table tennis?
SIX
50
If Oxford University's Boat Club reserve crew is called Isis, what is Cambridge's called?
GOLDIE
Round 6 - Pot Luck
51
When spelling out the integers ONE, TWO, THREE etc. in ascending order, which is the first to contain the letter B?
ONE BILLION
52
Which species of python is the longest snake in the world and gets its name from the Latin for "net-like" because of the patterns on its skin?
RETICULATED (Python)
53
Talisker distillery, which has produced a single malt whisly of the same name since 1820, is the only distillery on which Scottish island?
ISLE OF SKYE
54
What shape is the central tower of the Palace of Westminster and also the Central Lobby which is situated beneath it?
OCTAGONAL
55
Which comes first in an alphabetical list of the plays of William Shakespeare?
ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
56
What sort of creature is the Shikra.  Is it a bird, an antelope or a fish?
BIRD
(Little Banded Goshawk)
57
Which chemical compound is sometimes called baking soda or bread soda?
SODIUM BICARBONATE
58
Which member of the woodwind family of musical instruments, a sort of half-sized flute, gets its name from the Italian for small?
PICCOLO
59
In Greek mythology, which race of giants had a single eye in the middle of their foreheads?
CYCLOPS
60
Cliff Richard had two UK Number Ones in the 1950's.  name either
LIVING DOLL and TRAVELLIN' LIGHT
TIE BREAKER - In feet, what is the inner diameter of the dome of St Peter's Basilica in Rome?
136.1 feet