Wrexham Quiz League Questions 27th March 2012 - Elwyn Jones Final 
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Questions set by Euan Stevenson
Round 1
1
In the phonetic alphabet what word represents the letter I ?
INDIA
2
In the phonetic alphabet what word represents the letter U ?
UNIFORM
3
Love Parsley is another name for what herb?
LOVAGE
4
For what television series was the theme tune "I'll be there for you" ?
FRIENDS
5
In the poetic form, the limerick, how many lines are there?
5
6
Which oscar-winning film director directed the 1960's classic movie 'Doctor Strangelove'?
STANLEY KUBRICK
7
Which oscar-winning film director directed the 1960's classic movie 'Doctor Zhivago'?
DAVID LEAN
8
In the poetic form, the sonnet, how many lines are there?
14
9
For what television series was the theme tune "I could be so good for you"?
MINDER
10
Chinese Parsley is another name for which herb?
CORIANDER
Round 2
11
A Bandicoot belongs to which order or class of animals?
MARSUPIALS
12
Which American president is credited with the quote:- "Let us never negotiate out of fear but let us never fear to negotiate?
JOHN F KENNEDY
13
Rugby Union - Franklins Gardens is the home of which club?
NORTHAMPTON
14
Pop music - which one hit wonder group had a number one hit with 'Something in the Air' in 1969?
THUNDERCLAP NEWMAN
15
Which Englishman, born in 1791, is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer , that eventually led to more complicated designs?
CHARLES BABBAGE
16
In a series of best-selling novels over the last ten years, which author created the hero Matthew Shardlake?
(C.J.) SANSOM
17
On which river does Maidstone stand?
MEDWAY
18
From which animal do we get catgut?
SHEEP or HORSES
19
With what biblical location would you associate the characters Shem, Ham and Japheth?
NOAH'S ARK
20
With what biblical location would you associate Shadrach, Meschak and Abednego?
FIERY FURNACE
Round 3
21
From the fur of which animal is a camel's hair brush made?
SQUIRREL
22
A Capybara belongs to which order or class of animals?
RODENTS
23
Which American president is credited with the quote:- "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far"?
THEODORE (or TEDDY) ROOSEVELDT
24
Rugby Union - Kingsholm is the home of which club?
GLOUCESTER
25
Pop music - which one hit wonder singer had a number one hit with 'Poetry in Motion' in 1960 (his only top 20 hit)?
JOHNNY TILLOTSON
26
Which Englishman, born in 1955, a computer scientist and professor is credited with the invention of the World Wide Web?
TIM BERNERS-LEE
27
In a series of best-selling novels over the last ten years, which author created the hero Jack Reacher?
LEE CHILD
28
On which river does Norwich stand?
WENSUM
29
What is the name given to the chicken dish in which the boned and flattened chicken breast, flavoured with garlic butter and chives, is dipped in egg and breadcrumbs and is fried or baked?
CHICKEN KIEV
30
What is the name given to the Italian fried chicken dish in which a sauce of garlic, tomatoes and white wine is used?  Named supposedly after an inn-keeper was forced to make a dish with any food available by Napoleonic French forces?
CHICKEN MARENGO
Round 4
31
The novelty hit record "The Birdie Song" was in the top twenty for 23 weeks in 1981.  Who recorded this record?
THE TWEETS
32
Eric Arthur Blair was the real name of which famous novelist?
GEORGE ORWELL
33
Who was the head of state in Uganda in the 1970s?  His rule was characterised by the expulsion of non-Africans and the murder of thousands of political opponents.
IDI AMIN
34
At the 2012 Cheltenham Festival of National Hunt racing who was the top winning jockey, with 5 winners?
BARRY GERAGHTY
35
The song "Nobody Does it Better" by Carly Simon provided the theme for which James Bond film?
THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
36
In the animated film classic "Toy Story", which film star voiced the character of Woody?
TOM HANKS
37
Which American was the only president of the Confederate States of America?
JEFFERSON DAVIS
38
Religous reformers - which 14th century Oxford scholar, initially famous for translating the Bible from Latin into English, later criticised the wealth and power of the church, questioning the scriptural basis of the papacy?  His followers were known as Lollards.
JOHN WYCLIFFE
39
On which date in 1945 was VE Day (victory in Europe), the day on which Germany surrendered in World War II ?
8th MAY
40
On which day in 1945 was VJ Day (victory over Japan), the day on which Japan surrendered in World War II ?
15th AUGUST (also accept 14th August, the day in USA due to time difference)
Round 5
41
Religous reformers - which 16th century Oxford scholar was the first to translate the Bible into English from the original Greek texts?  He was charged with heresy, strangled and burned at the stake in 1535 by the Roman Catholic Church.
WILLIAM TYNDALE
42
The novelty hit record "Ullo john, got a new Motor?" was in the top twenty for eight weeks in 1984.  Who recorded this record?
ALEXEI SAYLE
43
Mary Anne Evans was the real name of which famous novelist?
GEORGE ELIOT
44
Who was the Iranian religous leader who returned to Iran from exile in 1979 to establish a fundamentalist Islamic republic?  He supported the seizing of the US embassy and the Iran-Iraq war.
AYATOLLAH KHOMEINI
45
At the 2012 Cheltenham Festival of National Hunt racing , who was the top trainer?  His total of 7 winners this year enabled him to become the most winning trainer in Cheltenham history.
NICKY HENDERSON
46
The song "We have all the time in the World" by Louis Armstrong provided the theme for which James Bond film?
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
47
In the animated film classic "Shrek" which film star voiced the character of Donkey?
EDDIE MURPHY
48
Which American, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, proved that lightning is a form of electricity?
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
49
Four English football clubs installed artificial grass pitches in the 1980s.  Name one of the two northern clubs that had a synthetic pitch.
OLDHAM or PRESTON
50
Four English football clubs installed artificial grass pitches in the 1980s.  Name one of the two southern clubs that had a synthetic pitch.
LUTON or Q.P.R.
Round 6
51
John of Gaunt, son of Edward III, became the effective ruler of England during the reign of Richard II in the 14th century.  Later the father of Henry Bolingbroke, who became King Henry IV, what was John of Gaunt's official title?
DUKE OF LANCASTER
52
Who wrote the opera "The Bartered Bride"?
SMETANA
53
Which 1st World War battle of 1916 saw 60,000 British casualties on the first day?  The battle lasted from July to November, resulting in a British advance of 12 kilometres.
BATTLE OF THE SOMME
54
In the electromagnetic spectrum, which type of radiation has the longest wavelength?  Its main uses are in communication.
RADIO WAVES
55
In the electromagnetic spectrum, which type of radiation has the shortest wavelength?  Its main uses are in medical diagnosis.
GAMMA WAVES
56
Simon de Montfort led the Barons Revolt against King Henry III and became the effective ruler of England in the 13th century.  Later defeated and killed at the Battle of Evesham what was Simon de Montfort's official title?
EARL OF LEICESTER
57
Who wrote the opera "Dido and Aeneas"?
PURCELL
58
Which 1st World War battle of 1914 occured as opposing German and allied armies raced each other to gain access to the North Sea?  Later the British had to hold out against German sieges.
BATTLE OF YPRES
59
What is the biggest city by population in the US state of Wisconsin?
MILWAUKEE
60
What is the biggest city by population in the US state of Kansas?
WICHITA
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
Which nut has a poisonous shell?
CASHEW
2
What was the name of Lady Chatterley's lover in Lawrence's novel?
OLIVER MELLORS
3
In what film did the character Vincent Vega played by John Travolta appear?
PULP FICTION
4
What is the name of the Welsh town in which the children's TV series "Fireman Sam" is set?
PONTYPANDY
TIE-BREAKER

In which year was the city of Rome founded?
753 BC

If both teams get the above tie break then on which date of that year was Rome founded?
21st APRIL