Wrexham Quiz League Questions 24th April 2012 - Les Moore Trophy 
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Questions set by David Wilkinson
Round 1 - Jubilee (Events of 1952)
1 In  which African country did  the Mau Mau rebellion break out  in October 1952 ?
KENYA
2
Who defeated Adlai Stevenson in the US Presidential Election in November 1952 ?
DWIGHT D EISENHOWER
3
Which two countries, who would come close to war in 1974, joined NATO on the same day in 1952 ?
GREECE and TURKEY
4
Which 77 year old German-born missionary won the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize?
ALBERT SCHWEITZER
5
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 SEA
6
Whose single I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus sold three million copies in 1952 ?
JIMMY BOYD
7
In March 1952 General Fulgencio Batista re-took control of which Caribbean country after a military coup?
CUBA
8
Which town on the North Devon coast was devastated by a flash flood in August 1952 ?
LYNMOUTH
9
Which American colony became a self-governing commonwealth and an unincorporated territory of the USA in July 1952 ?
PUERTO RICO
10
Which European capital city hosted the 1952 Summer Olympics?
HELSINKI
Round 2 - Firsts
11
What was the surname of the Scottish mathematician who discovered logarithms in 1613 ?
(John) NAPIER
12
Britain's first stretch of motorway, opened in December 1958, bypassed which town (now officially a city) ?
PRESTON (M6)
13
Russian Alexei Leonov was the first man to do what (albeit for just ten minutes) on 18th March 1965 ?
WALK IN SPACE
14
What is the three word collective name given to the first ten ammendments to the United States Constitution drafted in 1789 ?
BILL OF RIGHTS
15
According to the Bible, who was the first person to be born - as opposed to being created?
CAIN
16
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 Sqaure, London)?
1920s
17
What was the name of the man who invented Shredded Wheat in 1893 ?  Was it Charles E Pinky or Henry D Perky?
PERKY
18
Which was Charles Dickens' first published novel, serialised in 20 monthly parts from April 1836 ?
PICKWICK  PAPERS
19
Which Spanish conquistador successfully crossed Panama in 1513, thus becoming the first European to see the Pacific Ocean from the New World?
BALBOA
20
What was the well-known surname of the man who patented the ball-point pen in 1943 ?
(Lazlo) BIRO
Round 3 - The Arts and Literature
21
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?
ANTONY GORMLEY
22
Who wrote the novels Riders (1984), Rivals (1988) and Polo (1981) ?
JILLY COOPER
23
Glyndwr University's state-of-the-art conference and perfomance centre, opened in 2009, is named after which Welsh harpist?
CATRIN FINCH
24
Name a year in the life of the French artist Edouard Manet ?
1832 - 1883
25
In The Planets Suite by Gustav Holst, which planet is described in the title of its movement as The Magician ?
URANUS
26
Red: My Autobiography, published in 2011, was written by which former England footballer?
GARY NEVILLE
27
What was the poet W.H.Auden's first name?
WYSTAN
28
Which Liverpool art gallery, opened in 1877, was named after the local brewer and former Lord Mayor who financed it ?
WALKER (art gallery)
29
"Call me Ishmael" are the opening words of which famous 19th century novel?
MOBY DICK
30
The Halle orchestra has been based in which English city since its formation in 1858 ?
MANCHESTER
Round 4 - P-Pop  (Some part of each answer begins with P)
31
Who duetted with Syd Owen on the single Better Believe It, which was released as part of the Children in Need appeal in 1995 ?
PATSY PALMER
32
How were Shirley, Keith, Laurie, Danny, Christopher and Tracy known collectively in the charts in the early 70s ?
PARTRIDGE FAMILY
33
Who was the lead singer with Wet Wet Wet until he went solo in 1999 ?
MARTI PELLOW
34
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?
NORRIE PARAMOUR
35
Who was the lead giutarist with Led Zeppelin?
JIMMY PAGE
36
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
37
Which duo won Best Group at the 1988 Brit Awards and were given an Outstanding Contribution to Music award in 2009 ?
PET SHOP BOYS
38
Which rock band did Jarvis Cocker form in Sheffield in 1978 - they had their big break in 1981 ?
PULP
39
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 ?
PAPERBACK WRITER
40
Billy don't be a Hero in 1974 was which group's only UK No 1?
PAPER LACE
Round 5 - Sport
41
Cricket - which Yorkshireman scored a then Test record 364 runs against Australia at the Oval in 1938 ?
LEN HUTTON
42
Which is the only non-English club to have reached a Rugby League Challenge Cup Final ?
CATALN DRAGONS (2007)
43
Horse Racing - which is the only British racecourse whose name starts with a double letter ?
FFOS LAS
44
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?
FIFTY FOUR
(6 X 9 inc coxes)
45
At which Grand Prix was Ayrton Senna killed in 1994 ?
SAN MARINO
46
Soccer - which is the only English club to have reached a EUFA Europa League Final ?
FULHAM
(2010)
47
Including the goalkeeper, how many players are there in a water Polo team ?
SEVEN
48
Tennis - three different women from which European country won major titles at last year's Wimbledon ?
CZECH REPUBLIC
(Kvitov - singles. Peschke - doubles and Benesova - mixed)
49
The most famous horse race in the USA, the Kentucky Derby, is traditionally run on the first Saturday of which month ?
MAY
50
Axel, Lutz and Salchow are terms used in which sport?
ICE SKATING
Round 6 - England
51
Which animals feature on the Royal Arms of England?
(Three) LIONS
52
Stretching from Winchester in the west to Eastbourne in the east which is England's newest National Park, established in April, 2011 ?
SOUTH DOWNS
53
Which river, which flows into the Irish Sea between Lytham St Annes and Southport, marked the northernmost extent of the ancient kingdom of Mercia?
RIBBLE
54
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)
55
What is the two digit country calling code for England from abroad?
44
56
Which is the most easterly of the five boroughs that make up the metropolitan county of Merseyside?
ST HELENS
57
What is the name of the 28 acre recreational lake in hyde Park, London, created by George II's royal gardener in 1730 ?
The SERPENTINE
58
There are just two towns in Rutland - Oakham, the county town and which other, best known for its 428 year old public school ?
UPPINGHAM
59
Which English town is situated close to the most easterly point of the United Kingdom ?
LOWESTOFT
60
Cleeve Hill, at 330m, is the highest point in which range of hills in south-western and west central England ?
COTSWOLDS
TIE-BREAKER 
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?
1,870
(= 73 inches)