Wrexham Quiz League Questions 24th January 2012 - League Week 12 
To reveal the answers, holding the left mouse button down, drag the cursor over the answer box
Questions set by Peter Roberts
Round 1
1
Chapletown and Beeston Hill are both areas of which English city?
LEEDS
2
Aston and Gravelly Hill are both areas of which English city?
BIRMINGHAM
3
In Indian cooking what type of food is Bhatoora?
BREAD
4
Which Irish airport has the three letter code KIR?
KERRY
5
Which English TV presenter became very famous on Dec 1st 1976 when he interviewed the punk band The Sex Pistols live on TV prompting much bad langauge from the band?
Bill GRUNDY
6
Which English novelist who lived from 1883 to 1959 is probably best remembered for the creation of master criminal Fu Manchu?
Sax ROHMER
(accept Arthur Henry sarsfield Ward)
7
Which North West football club have won the FA Cup on two occasions, the years in question being 1889 and 1938?
PRESTON NORTH END
8
What is the name of the strait that lies between Australia and New Guinea that links the Coral Sea to the East with the Arafura Sea to the west?
TORRES Strait
9
Who was the director of the 1997 blackbuster film Titanic?
James CAMERON
10
Caroline of Brunswick was the queen consort of which British King?
GEORGE IV
Round 2
11
Which novelist, now aged 46, was responsible for the 2003 best selling book The Kite Runner?i
Khaled HOSSEINI
12
Which British media personality, now aged 48, is probably best remembered for his interview with Princess Diana on the TV show Panorama in 1995?
Martin BASHIR
13
Which Irish airport has the three letter code SNN?
SHANNON
14
In Indian cooking what type of food is Rasgulla?
CHEESE
15
Eleanor of Castille was the queen consort of which English king?
EDWARD I
16
Who was the director of the 2006 film The Da Vinci Code?
Ron HOWARD
17
What is the name of the strait that separates Tasmania from the south of the Australian mainland, specifically the state of Victoria?
BASS Strait
18
Which North West football club have won the FA Cup on two occasions, the years in question being 1900 and 1903?
BURY
19
Born in Cork in Ireland on July 26th 1927 what was the more famous name of the TV entertainer Daniel Patrick Carroll?
DANNY LA RUE
20
Born in Dublin in Ireland on July 6th 1936 what was the more famous name of the TV entertainer David Tynan O'Mahoney?
DAVE ALLEN
Round 3
21
What is the name of the Nottingham born English solicitor, best known as a celebrity defence lawyer and specialising in traffic and speeding offences and has earned himself the nickname 'Mr Loophole'?
Nick FREEMAN
22
Which actor, from 1980 to 1982 played the roll of Yosser Hughes in the TV comedy series Boys from the Black Stuff?
BERNARD HILL
23
What was the name of the British teacher jailed in Sudan in 2007 for allowing a teddy bear to be called Mohammed?
GILLIAN GIBBONS
24
In relation to phobias, which word describes the fear of heights?
ACROPHOBIA
25
Which actor from 1979 to 1984 played the role of James Shelley in the TV comedy series Shelley?
HYWEL BENNETT
26
What is the name of the British former teacher who, in December 2007 turned up at a West End police station five years after he was thought to have died following a canoeing accident?
JOHN DARWIN
27
In relation to phobias what word describes the fear of strangers or foreigners?
XENOPHOBIA
28
Which famous British actor, now deceased, was once given a nickname by his wife as being the Frank Sinatra of Shakespeare?
RICHARD BURTON
29
On which English motorway can you find services called Heston, Membury and Leigh Delamere?
M4
30
On which English motorway can you find services called Baldock, Wetherby and Washington?
M1
Round 4
31
Which Scottish author who died in 1930 had Ignatius as one of his christian names?
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
32
Which English author who died in 1870 had the middle names John Huffam?
CHARLES DICKENS
33
David Reid is the current chairman of which leading supermarket chain?
TESCO
34
Which token in a game of Monopoly was once known as Rich Uncle Pennybags?
TOP HAT
35
Sticky Fingers and Goat's Head Soup were number one albums in the 1970's for which famous band?
ROLLING STONES
36
What is the christian name of the title character in the 1857 novel Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens?
AMY
37
Joseph Jagger, born in 1830 earned himself which long nickname when, in 1873, he hired six clerks to record the outcomes of six roulette wheels at a casino called The Beaux Arts?  He discovered that one of the wheels showed a clear bias in that nine of the numbers occured more frequently than others and then went on to win over £65,000 over the next three days.
THE MAN WHO BROKE THE BANK AT MONTE CARLO
38
Which influential American painter, born in 1912, died at the age of 44 in 1956 in an alcohol related car accident along with a passengger, Edith Metzger?
JACKSON POLLOCK
39
Which ex make of car shares its name with an American Indian chief who led a rebellion against the British between 1763 and 1766?
PONTIAC
40
Which famous figure married 30 year old Autumn Kelly on May 17th 2008?
PETER PHILIPS
Round 5
41
What is the Christian name of the title character in the 1837 novel The Pickwick Papers  by Charles Dickens?
SAMUEL
42
Aladdin Sane  and  Diamond Dogs were number one albums for which famous singer in the 1970's?
DAVID BOWIE
43
As well as the traditional tokens, a token in the shape of which creature is included in the Australian version of Monopoly?
KOALA BEAR
44
David Tyler is the current chairman of which leading supermarket chain?
SAINSBURY'S
45
Which famous figure married 36 year old Daniel Chatto on July 14th 1994?
SARAH ARMSTRONG JONES
46
Which ex make of car shares its name with the surname of a TV character who killed three different characters between 2002 and 2003?
HILLMAN
47
Which Australian actor, born in 1979, died at the age of 28 in 2008 after being found unconscious by his housekeeper Teresa Solomon?
HEATH LEDGER
48
Lemony Snicket is the pen name of which famous American author, screenwriter and accordionist who was born on February 8th 1970?
Daniel HANDLER
49
Which heavyweight boxing champion of 1951 shares the same surname as a current Arsenal footballer who has the squad number 14?
WALCOTT
(Jersey Joe and Theo)
50
Which heavyweight boxing champion of 1915 shares the same surname as a current Manchester City player who has the squad number 11?
JOHNSON
(Jack and Adam)
Round 6
51
Which "Carry On" film had the line 'Infamy, infamy, they've all got it in for me'?
CARRY ON CLEO
52
Which plated dinosaur takes its name from the phrase 'Roof Lizard'?
STEGOSAURUS
53
On which Wrexham Street could you once have visited a popular shop named Walter Roberts?
HOPE STREET
54
What is the name of the head of the UK Border Force who recently quit after being blamed for letting thousands of foreigners into the country without proper checks?
Brodie CLARK
55
Now named Apatosaurus, which huge dinosaur, known more famously by its previous name, took its name from the phrase 'Thunder Lizard'?
BRONTOSAURUS
56
Which "Carry On" film contained the line 'Oh yes colonel, many times, but never with a daffodil'?
CARRY ON NURSE
57
What is the name of the ex Formula One boss who recently won 23,000 euros from the News of the World after they had published photographs of him with prostitutes in 2008?
Max MOSELEY
58
On which Wrexham street could you once have visited a popular shop named Whitley's Sports?
ARGYLE STREET
59
BONES BUM HOOK is an anagram of which famous entertainer, now deceased?
BOB MONKHOUSE
60
WAND MORONISM is an anagram of which famous entertainer, now deceased?
NORMAN WISDOM
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
In which city was ex Prime Minister Tony Blair born?
EDINBURGH
2
In which US state is Yale University?
CONNECTICUT
3
A Carrick Bend is a type of what?
KNOT