|Wrexham Quiz League Questions||24th April
2012 - Les Moore Trophy
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|Round 1 - Jubilee (Events of
African country did the Mau Mau rebellion break
out in October 1952 ?
||Who defeated Adlai Stevenson
in the US Presidential Election in November 1952 ?
||DWIGHT D EISENHOWER
||Which two countries, who
would come close to war in 1974, joined NATO on the same day
in 1952 ?
||GREECE and TURKEY
||Which 77 year old German-born
missionary won the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize?
||Navigation work on the
Volga-Don canal was started in April 1952, ultimately
connecting which two seas?
||BLACK SEA (or SEA OF AZOV) and CASPIAN
||Whose single I saw mommy kissing Santa
Claus sold three million copies in 1952 ?
||In March 1952 General
Fulgencio Batista re-took control of which Caribbean country
after a military coup?
||Which town on the North Devon
coast was devastated by a flash flood in August 1952 ?
||Which American colony became
a self-governing commonwealth and an unincorporated
territory of the USA in July 1952 ?
||Which European capital city
hosted the 1952 Summer Olympics?
|Round 2 - Firsts
||What was the surname of the
Scottish mathematician who discovered logarithms in 1613 ?
||Britain's first stretch of
motorway, opened in December 1958, bypassed which town (now
officially a city) ?
||Russian Alexei Leonov was the
first man to do what (albeit for just ten minutes) on 18th
March 1965 ?
||WALK IN SPACE
||What is the three word
collective name given to the first ten ammendments to the
United States Constitution drafted in 1789 ?
||BILL OF RIGHTS
||According to the Bible, who
was the first person to be born - as opposed to being
||In which decade did the
following all occur in Britain - the first electric pylons
(erected by South Wales Power Co), the first dogems (in
Skegness) and the first pedestrian crossing (in Parliament
||What was the name of the man
who invented Shredded Wheat in 1893 ? Was it Charles E
Pinky or Henry D Perky?
||Which was Charles Dickens'
first published novel, serialised in 20 monthly parts from
April 1836 ?
||Which Spanish conquistador
successfully crossed Panama in 1513, thus becoming the first
European to see the Pacific Ocean from the New World?
||What was the well-known
surname of the man who patented the ball-point pen in 1943 ?
|Round 3 - The Arts and
||Another Place, a piece of modern sculpture
consisting of 100 cast-iron figures facing out to sea on
Crosby beach near Liverpool, is by which artist?
||Who wrote the novels Riders (1984), Rivals (1988) and Polo (1981) ?
state-of-the-art conference and perfomance centre, opened in
2009, is named after which Welsh harpist?
||Name a year in the life of
the French artist Edouard Manet ?
||1832 - 1883
||In The Planets Suite by Gustav Holst, which
planet is described in the title of its movement as The Magician ?
||Red: My Autobiography, published in 2011,
was written by which former England footballer?
||What was the poet W.H.Auden's
||Which Liverpool art gallery,
opened in 1877, was named after the local brewer and former
Lord Mayor who financed it ?
||WALKER (art gallery)
||"Call me Ishmael" are the
opening words of which famous 19th century novel?
||The Halle orchestra has been
based in which English city since its formation in 1858 ?
|Round 4 - P-Pop (Some
part of each answer begins with P)
||Who duetted with Syd Owen on
the single Better Believe
It, which was released as part of the Children in
Need appeal in 1995 ?
||How were Shirley, Keith,
Laurie, Danny, Christopher and Tracy known collectively in
the charts in the early 70s ?
||Who was the lead singer with
Wet Wet Wet until he went solo in 1999 ?
||Which record producer and
band leader, who died in 1979, was responsible for 27 number
ones in the UK for various artists including Cliff Richard
and Frank Ifield?
||Who was the lead giutarist
with Led Zeppelin?
||What was the stage name of
the duo who started as backing singers for Wham! and had a
number two hit in 1987 with Heartache ?
||PEPSIE AND SHIRLIE
||Which duo won Best Group at
the 1988 Brit Awards and were given an Outstanding
Contribution to Music award in 2009 ?
||PET SHOP BOYS
||Which rock band did Jarvis
Cocker form in Sheffield in 1978 - they had their big break
in 1981 ?
||Which Beatles single knocked
Frank Sinatra's Strangers
in the Night off the top of the charts and was
replaced two weeks later by the Kinks' Sunny Afternoon ?
||Billy don't be a Hero in 1974 was which
group's only UK No 1?
|Round 5 - Sport
||Cricket - which Yorkshireman
scored a then Test record 364 runs against Australia at the
Oval in 1938 ?
||Which is the only non-English
club to have reached a Rugby League Challenge Cup Final ?
||CATALN DRAGONS (2007)
||Horse Racing - which is the
only British racecourse whose name starts with a double
||Rowing - assuming all six
lanes are being used, how many competitors are there on the
water in the final of the Men's Eights at the Olympic Games?
(6 X 9 inc coxes)
||At which Grand Prix was
Ayrton Senna killed in 1994 ?
||Soccer - which is the only
English club to have reached a EUFA Europa League Final ?
||Including the goalkeeper, how
many players are there in a water Polo team ?
||Tennis - three different
women from which European country won major titles at last
year's Wimbledon ?
(Kvitov - singles. Peschke - doubles and Benesova - mixed)
||The most famous horse race in
the USA, the Kentucky Derby, is traditionally run on the
first Saturday of which month ?
||Axel, Lutz and Salchow are
terms used in which sport?
|Round 6 - England
||Which animals feature on the
Royal Arms of England?
||Stretching from Winchester in
the west to Eastbourne in the east which is England's newest
National Park, established in April, 2011 ?
||Which river, which flows into
the Irish Sea between Lytham St Annes and Southport, marked
the northernmost extent of the ancient kingdom of Mercia?
||Eurostar trains from London
to Paris and Brussels have two possible stops in England
before entering the Channel Tunnel. Name either.
||EBBSFLEET and ASHFORD (International)
||What is the two digit country
calling code for England from abroad?
||Which is the most easterly of
the five boroughs that make up the metropolitan county of
||What is the name of the 28
acre recreational lake in hyde Park, London, created by
George II's royal gardener in 1730 ?
||There are just two towns in
Rutland - Oakham, the county town and which other, best
known for its 428 year old public school ?
||Which English town is
situated close to the most easterly point of the United
||Cleeve Hill, at 330m, is the
highest point in which range of hills in south-western and
west central England ?
In March 1952, the greatest amount of rain ever to fall in one day fell in Cilaos on the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean. How many millimetres of rain fell that day?
(= 73 inches)