Wrexham Quiz League Questions 17th April 2012 -  Handicap Competition 
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Questions set by David Wilkinson
Round 1 - On This Day
1 What became Britain's first National Park on this day in 1951?
PEAK DISTRICT
2
On this day in 1946 which colonial power evacuated its troops from Damascus after Syria declared its independence?
FRANCE
3
Who was convicted of the assassination of Robert Kennedy on this day in 1969?
SIRHAN SIRHAN
4
Which Italian explorer, after whom a famous bridge has been named, reached New York harbour on this day in 1524?
(Giavanni da) VERRAZZANNO
5
How old is the actor Sean Bean today?  Is he 50, 53 or 57 /
53
6
A peace treaty was signed on this day in 1986 between the Netherlands and which British island group, thus ending a "war" which had been declared by the Dutch in 1651 ?
SCILLY ISLES
7
King Peter II surrendered which country to Nazi Germany on this day in 1941 ?
YUGOSLAVIA
8
Which 21 year old pop star died on this day in 1960 after a car accident on the A4 at Chippenham, Wiltshire, in which fellow passenger Gene Vincent survived?
EDDIE COCHRANE
9
Alexander Cartwright, who was born on this day in 1820, was officially declared by the US Congress in 1953 as the inventor of which modern game?
BASEBALL
10
On which bay on the south coast of Cuba did a CIA backed invasion fail on this day in 1961 ?
BAY OF PIGS
Round 2 - TV in the 1980s
11
Which 1980 ITV drama caused a political rift between the British Government and the Saudi Arabian royal family?
DEATH OF A PRINCESS
12
The "Category Round" was round 1 and "Pounds for Points" was round 2 in which TV game show, first aired on ATV on 28th September 1981 ?
BULLSEYE
13
Who played the title role in the 1982 comedy A J Wentworth  BA, a series of half hour long plays about an accident prone schoolmaster in the 1940s?
ARTHUR LOWE
14
Which Channel 4 game show, first shown in 1983, was based on a French show called La Chasse Au Tresor ?
TREASURE HUNT
15
Which character in 'Alo 'Allo had the punch-line "Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once" ?  (First name only required)
MICHELLE (of the resistance)
16
Which ITV soap opera, set in Manchester, lasted only 100 episodes from its launch in 1985 ?
ALBION MARKET
17
Who wrote the novels on which the BBC series Lovejoy was based?
JONATHAN GASH
18
Based on a novel of the same name, The Dead of Jericho, broadcast in January 1987, was the first episode in which long-running detective series? INSPECTOR MORSE
19
What were the first names of the popular 80s double act Hale and Pace ?
GARETH and NORMAN
20
The BBC sitcom Birds of a Feather, first shown in 1989, was originally set in which Essex town?
CHIGWELL
Round 3 - Food and Drink
21
The family owned Robinsons Unicorn Brewery, established in 1838, is situated in which town in Greater Manchester?
STOCKPORT
22
Popovers are an American form of which traditional English dish, made from egg-batter and dripping from a roast?
YORKSHIRE PUDDING
23
If you ordered Kulfi in an Indian restaurant, what basically would you be eating?
ICE CREAM
24
Chablis wines from the Burgundy region of France are made almost exclusively using which variety of grape?
CHARDONNAY
25
Meaning "little cakes" in Spanish, which type of corn chips form the basis of the Mexican dish Nachos?
TORTILLAS
26
Which country in south east Asia is the second bigget producer of coffee beans in the world, after Brazil?
VIETNAM
27
Closed in 1971, which organisation was responsible for the introduction of the Lion Mark and the slogan "Go to work on an egg" in the 1950s?
EGG MARKETING BOARD
28
What does the word "cru" mean in the French wine classifications Grand Cru and Premier Cru ?
VINTAGE or GROWTH
29
From which country does Grutere cheese originate?
SWITZERLAND
30
Which soft drink was advertised in the 1980s as being "made in Scotland from girders"?
IRN-BRU
Round 4 - Transport
31
Which famous line runs from Starr Gate depot in the south to Fleetwood Dock in the north?
BLACKPOOL TRAMWAY
32
The first excursion organised by Thomas Cook from Leicester to Loughborough in 1841 for a group attending a temperance meeting used which form of transport?
TRAIN
33
What is the name of the 33 mile long railway tunnel connecting the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido in Japan, opened in 1988, the longest in the world?
SEIKAN
34
Which two English cities are connected by the 16 mile long M69 motorway?
LEICESTER and COVENTRY
35
To which port in Cantabria, in Northern Spain, do Brittany ferries run regular services from Poole, Portsmouth and Plymouth?
SANTANDER
36
Which English city has railway stations called St David's and St Thomas?
EXETER
37
Which town was eventually bypassed by the construction of a nine mile stretch of dual carriageway on the A34 in the mid-90s despite the largest anti-road protests ever seen in Europe?
NEWBURY
38
Which company made the WWII Halifax bomber?
HANDLEY PAGE
39
Bus numbers 12, 13, 14 and 15 all serve which village from Wrexham's King Street bus station?
BRYMBO
40
At 232.2 miles long, which is Britain's longest motorway?
M6
Round 5 - Sport and Games
41
Which sport can you watch at Shelbourne Park and Harold's Cross in Dublin, Ireland?
GREYHOUND RACING
42
Versions of which children's game are calles Escargot in France, Himmel und Holle in Germany and Kith Kith in India?
HOPSCOTCH
43
Freddie Williams in 1953 was the last Welsh winner of the world championship in which sport?
SPEEDWAY
44
Who is the only non-European darts player to have been number one on the PDC World Rankings?
JOHN PART
45
Which simple family board game gets its name from the Latin for "I play"?
LUDO
46
John Hilton in 1980 is the only Briton to have won the men's singles event at the European Championships in which sport?
TABLE TENNIS
47
Punto Banco  and Chemin de Fer are variants of which popular casino card game?
BACCARAT
48
There have been two tied test matches in the history of cricket, both involving Australia. The first was with the West Indies in 1961, but who were their opponents in the second in 1987?
INDIA
49
A player in which position traditionally wears the number 15 jersey in a rugby union team?
FULL-BACK
50
Soccer - The 2012 European Champions League final will take place in the Allianz Arena in which city?
MUNICH
Round 6 - The British Isles
51
What monastic island lies just off the Pembrokeshire coast, two miles south of Tenby?
CALDEY
52
A mountain in Scotland qualifies to ba called a Munro if it is over what height in feet?
3,000
53
Belfast stands at the mouth of which river?
LAGAN
54
Which English  county is the only one to border all three East Anglian counties, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex?
CAMBRIDGESHIRE
55
The village of Glenridding in Cumbria lies at the southern end of which lake?
ULLSWATER
56
In the local language it's known as Ellan Vannin.  What is it called in English?
ISLE OF MAN
57
Which range of limestone hills runs between Weston-Super-Mare and Frome in Somerset?
MENDIPS
58
Opened in 2006 what runs for 91 miles between Caernavon and Porthmadog?
LLEYN COASTAL PATH
59
Which Scottish town has been granted city status as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations?
PERTH
60
Which seaside resort on the Isle of Wight shares its name with one of England's premier racecourses?
SANDOWN
TIE-BREAKER 
According to the 2011 census, what is the population of Vienna?
1,714,142