Wrexham Quiz League Questions 7th February 2012 - League Week 13 
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Questions set by Peter Roberts
Round 1
1
In which Birmingham venue is the Cruft's Dog Show held each year?
NATIONAL EXHIBITION CENTRE or NEC
2
In which Sheffield Theatre is the World Snooker Championship held each year?
THE CRUCIBLE THEATRE
3
Which American author, born in 1922, wrote the novel "Slaughterhouse Five" in 1969?
Kurt VONNEGUT
4
Which famous product was advertised on TV with the words "Cleans and polishes in one go"?
PLEDGE
5
What was the name of the terrorist group who were responsible for the killing of the Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics?
BLACK SEPTEMBER
6
Who, from 1977 to 1981, was Vice President of the USA to Jimmy Carter?
Walter MONDALE
7
Which English artist, who lived from 1874 to 1948 is probably best remembered for the creation of Rupert Bear in 1920?
Mary TOURTEL
8
Literally meaning 'a beating', which Brazilian dance was introduced to the British Pop Charts in 1989 by the group Kaoma?
LAMBADA
9
01274 is the national dialling code for which northern English city?
BRADFORD
10
Which unusual food item started as a joke at the Carron fish bar in Allardyce Street in Stonehaven in 1995 and became a craze which swept through fish and chip shops in Scotland and later in England and Wales?
BATTERED OR DEEP FRIED MARS BAR
Round 2
11
Who, from 1989 to 1993 was Vice President of the USA to George H W Bush?
Dan QUAYLE
12
Formed in the 1980s and having the leader Hassan Nasrallah, which radical Shi-ite Muslim organisation in Lebanon has, for years, been involved in guerilla warfare against Israel?
HEZBOLLAH
13
Which famous product was advertised on TV with the words "it won't let you down"?
SURE
14
Which American author, born in 1923, wrote the novel "Catch 22" in 1961?
Joseph HELLER
15
First produced by W M Santus and Co in Wigan in 1898, what was the family sounding name of the mint balls that are described as keeping you all aglow? They carry a mascot featuring a smiling man wearing a top hat, on the tin.
UNCLE JOE'S
16
01392 is the national dialling code for which southern English city?
EXETER
17
Which popular dance of Cuban origin and introduced by composer and violinist Enrique Jorin has its name derived from the rhythm of the Guiro (scraper) and the shuffling of the dancer's feet?
CHA CHA
18
Which English novelist who lived from 1825 to 1890 is probably best remembered for the novel "Lorna Doone" in 1869?
R D BLACKMORE
19
Which actor played the title role in the 1972 film "Young Winston", the story of the early years of the British Prime Minister?
SIMON WARD
20
Which actor played the lead role of Jay Gatsby in the 1974 film "the Great Gatsby"
ROBERT REDFORD
Round 3
21
Which snooker player has the nickname "The Jester from Leicester"?
MARK SELBY
22
Which other colour, along with red and green, appears on the flag of Lithuania?
YELLOW
23
Which radio character who appeared from 1948 to 1969 had a doctor husband called Jim, a sister called Sally and a mother named Mrs Freeman?
MRS DALE
24
Which word that entered the English langauge in the late 19th century takes its name from the Swahili for 'long journey'?
SAFARI
25
Which other colour, along with yellow and green appears on the flag of Gabon?
BLUE
26
Which snooker player had the nickname "The Thunder from Down Under"?
NEIL ROBERTSON
27
Which word that loosely means a catastrophe takes its name from the Italian for 'flask'?
FIASCO
28
Which radio programme, released as a direct replacement for Mrs Dale's Diary in 1969, was set in a fictional cul-de-sac between Hampstead village and Belsize Park in North London and began with three young women in their early twenties flat sharing in a large Victorian house in the area?
WAGGONER'S WALK
29
If you are tuning in to Freeview Channel 19 what is the male sounding name of the channel that you would be watching?
DAVE
30
If you are tuning in to Freeview Channel 12  what is the historic sounding name of the channel that you would be watching?
YESTERDAY
Round 4
31
Which famous battle that took place in Pennsylvania betwen 1st and 3rd of July 1863 produced the greatest number of casualties of the American Civil War?
GETTYSBURG
32
Which famous battle that took place in Scotland on 23rd and 24th June 1314 was seen as one of the most spectacular of the Scottish wars of Independence?
BANNOCKBURN
33
Formed in Manchester in 1991, which now defunct band were regulalry known as "The Rain"?
OASIS
34
Who is the principal actor who plays a character named Michael Blomqvist in the 2011 film "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"?
DANIEL CRAIG
35
Which book of the Old Testament contains the story of the plagues of Egypt?
EXODUS
36
Apart from York which is North Yorkshire's only other city?
RIPON
37
What name links the nickname of a teacher in TV's Grange Hill and the name of Roy Rogers' dog?
BULLET
38
Originally marketed as a rat poison what is the most commonly used drug in the treatment of thrombosis and embolism?
WARFARIN
39
If you reverse the postcode for Aberdeen (AB) you get the postcode for Bath.  Which town's postcode do you get by reversing the postcode for Leeds (LS)
SLOUGH
40
Who were the first team to beat Manchester United in a Premiership league match in the present season?
MANCHESTER CITY (October 23rd)
Round 5
41
Apart from Stoke on Trent which is Staffordshire's only other city?
LICHFIELD
42
Which book of the Old Testament contains the story of Joseph and his coat of many colours?
GENESIS
43
Who is the principal actor who plays a character Albert Naracott in the 2011 film "War Horse"?
JEREMY IRVIN
44
Which pop band, formed in Edinburgh and who had many chart hits in the 1970s took their name by randomly throwing a dart at a map of the USA - it landed in a city in the state of Michigan?
BAY CITY ROLLERS
45
Who were the first team to beat Manchester City in a Premeirship league match in the present season?
CHELSEA
(December 12th)
46
If you reverse the postcode for Aberdeen (AB) you get the postcode for Bath.  Which town's postcode do you get if you reverse the postcode for Durham (DH)?
HUDDERSFIELD
47
Lisinopril, Benazipril and Perindopril are drugs that are often used to chiefly combat which common human condition?
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE or HYPERTENSION
48
What nickname links the surname of a teacher in TV's Grangehill and the alterego of a British criminal who has the real name Michael Gordon Peterson?
BRONSON
49
Who, since 2003, has been the Governor of the Bank of England?
MERVYN KING
50
Who, since 2010, has been Secretary of State for Foreighn and Commonwealth Affairs?
WILLIAM HAGUE
Round 6
51
Which aristocratic cartoon comicstrip character, first seen in 1938, left his castle to lead his backstreet friends againt the Gasworks gang?
LORD SNOOTY
52
Created by P G Wodehouse, what is the christian name of the character Jeeves?
REGINALD
53
Which hotel group, founded in 1919, became famous between March 25th and March 31st 1969 when, at it's Amsterdam branch,  John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their first "bed-in for peace" protest in room 902.  This hotel has now become a popular tourist destination.
HILTON
54
'Does my bum look big in this' is a famous saying associated with which now 53 year old actress and comedienne?
ARABELLA WEIR
55
Created by Arthur Conan Doyle, what is the christian name of the famous character, professor Moriarty?
JAMES
56
First published in 1936 in the Sunday Post, which Scottish comicstrip young boy character is famous for having spiky hair and dungarees - his friends include Fat Boab, Wee Eck and Soapy Soutar?
OOR WULLIE
57
'It's all done in the best possible taste' was a well known catchphrase associated with which famous British personality?
KENNY EVERETT
58
Which hotel group which opened its first hotel - a 60 room facility on US Route 66 at Flagstaff, Arizona in 1954 - takes its name from the Spanish term meaning 'branch'?
RAMADA
59
Founded in 1920 by Hans Riegel in Bonn and whose name translates as "makes children happy and adults just as well", which global confectionery company is known particularly for its range of gummy and jelly sweets?
HARIBO
60
Which popular brand of sweets, first manufactured in Leicester in 1918 famously feature as its logo a character named Peppy?
FOXES GLACIER MINTS
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
What is the name of the short actor who plays the main role in the BBC2 comedy series"Life's too short"?
WARWICK DAVIS
2
Which river flows through the city of Lincoln
WITHAM
3
Which fruit is the principal ingredient of the traditional pudding 'Brown Betty'?
APPLE