Wrexham Quiz League Questions 14th February 2012 - League Week 14 
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Questions set by David Kenrick
Round 1
1
In the film Avatar, what is the name of the paradise-like planet on which most of the action takes place?
PANDORA
2
Who was the original presenter of TV's Question Time?
ROBIN DAY
3
After the Conquest who was the fist Welshman to occupy the English throne?
HENRY VII
4
What chain of restaurants was founded in Guiseley, Yorkshire, in the 1920s?
HARRY RAMSDEN'S
5
By what name in literature is Delores Hayes better known?
LOLITA
6
What style of jazz was pioneered by 'Dizzie' Gillespie and Thelonius Monk?
BEBOP
7
In computing what does the abbreviation DTP stand for?
DESK TOP PUBLISHING
8
Who is credited with writing the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible?
(SAINT) LUKE
9
In the Roman army, what name was given to an overhead screen of overlapping shields, used by troops in close formation?
TESTUDO
10
What was the name of the spacecraft in the 1979 film Alien directed by Ridley Scott?
NOSTROMO
Round 2
11
Which US state lends its name to a baked pudding, made with ice cream, sponge and meringue?
ALASKA
(Baked Alaska)
12
Which part of the human brain coordinates muscles and movement and is also responsible for balance and posture?
CEREBELLUM
13
26 year old adrian Lewis has claimed a second successive world title in which sport?
DARTS
14
Originating in China, what invention, spreading to the west, made the Byzantine horse archers a potent battlefield force?
STIRRUPS
15
Charlie is the logo of which roadside restaurant chain?
LITTLE CHEF
16
In the Anglicised versions of the Asterix cartoons, what's the name of the village druid whose speciality lies in preparing magic potions?
GETAFIX
17
Who was known as the 'King of Swing'?
BENNY GOODMAN
18
For how many matches was Liverpool's Luis Suarez banned after a trubunal concluded that he racially abused Manchester United's Patrice Evra?
8
19
Who is traditionally credited with writing most of the Psalms found in the Bible?
(KING) DAVID
20
Which novel is centred on certain "goings-on" at Wragley Hall, a country estate in the Midlands?
LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
Round 3
21
The human brain is made up of between 10 billion and 100 billion nerve cells known as what?
NEURONS
22
Which village claims that the medieval cross on its village green marks the centre of England?
MERIDEN
23
Pat Murphy was the first presenter of which flagship BBC 1 current affairs programme, usually seen on Mondays since 1957?
PANORAMA
24
Which British liner was torpedoed and sunk near the Old Head of Kinsale in May 1915?
(RMS) LUSITANIA
25
What does 'Chipping' mean in connection with English place names - eg Chipping Norton?
MARKET
(has been held there)
26
Which figure in Welsh history led a major uprising during the early years of Henry IV's reign?
OWEN GLENDOWER/GLYNDWR
27
Which little boy, featured in strip cartoon and Christmas annuals, has friends called Fat Bob, Soapy Soutar and Wee Eck?
OOR WULLIE
28
Which microprocessor was introduced by Intel in 1993?
PENTIUM
29
What was the name of the submarine which sank during sea trials in Liverpool Bay in June 1939?
(HMS) THETIS
30
The ice cream known as Kulfi originated in which country?
INDIA
Round 4
31
How did the Archer Fish get its name?
SHOOTS WATER AT ITS PREY
32
On which date did Mark Twain make the comment: "This is the day on which we are reminded what we are on the other 364 days of the year"?
APRIL 1ST (APRIL FOOLS DAY)
33
Which of H G Wells's novels ends with the hero settled down with 'The Fat Woman at the Potwell Inn'?
THE HISTORY OF MR POLLY
34
Which is the only radioactive element which occurs naturally as a gas?
RADON
35
What was dropped from the British Driving Test in 1975?
HAND SIGNALS
36
In gardening, what term is used to describe the laying down of loose material such as strawy manure to protect the roots of plants?
MULCHING
37
The upper house of the Canadian parliament is known as the Senate; what is the lower house called?
HOUSE OF COMMONS
38
Which novel, filmed several times, has the alternative title A Tale of the Christ?
BEN HUR
39
Specifically, for what purpose would a gardener use a Dibber or Dible?
TO MAKE HOLES IN SOIL FOR SEEDS
40
How does the Puffer Fish defend itself against predators?
PUFFS ITSELF UP INTO A BALL
Round 5
41
What type of professional person did Mark Twain describe , but wants it back again when it starts to rain"?
BANKER
42
What new feature was added to the MOT roadworthiness test in 1991?
CONTENT OF EXHAUST EMISSIONS
43
What is the usual alternative name for the Lake District mountain known as Blencathra?
SADDLEBACK
44
What term for the final date or time when a task must be completed originated at a Confederate prisoner of war camp in the 1860's?
DEADLINE
45
In which film was Marilyn Monroe's skirt seen billowing in the air over a subway vent?
THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH
46
Which of his twelve labours did Hercules resolve by diverting two rivers?
CLEANING OF THE AUGEAN STABLES
47
For whom was Hampton Court Palace originally built?
CARDINAL WOLSEY
48
Which glucose drink was invented by a Newcastle chemist, William Walker Hunt, to aid his daughter's recovery from jaundice?
LUCOZADE
49
What does S.I. stand for with reference to the world's most widely used system of measurement?
SYSTEME
INTERNATIONALE
(d'unites)
50
In which northern English city will you find the Royal Armouries Museum?
LEEDS
Round 6
51
Which element is present in all acids?
HYDROGEN
52
In the Lake District, which pass joins Windemere to Ullswater?
KIRKSTONE PASS
53
Which Texan cattle baron gained a certain immortality in the English language through the policy of not branding his cattle?
(Samuel) MAVERICK
54
Which engineer first used the term Horsepower?
(James) WATT
55
Where in the west country can you find a branch of the Tate Gallery?
ST IVES
56
In which film did Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr have a passionate clinch on a beach?
FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
57
In the stories of Siegfried and the Nibelungs, what happened to someone who put on the Tarnhelm?
THEY BECAME INVISIBLE / ASSUME ANY SHAPE OR FORM
58
Who was the first British monarch to live at Buckingham Palace?
QUEEN VICTORIA
59
What soluble form of Aspirin was invented during World War II?
DISPRIN
60
According to the US constitution, which official has the responsibility of casting a tie-breaking vote whenever the votes of senators are evenly divided on any rollcall?
VICE PRESIDENT
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
Which isolated British island is half way between Easter Island and Tahiti?
PITCAIRN ISLAND
2
In Italian cooking, what kind of food is spiced to make Pancetta?
PORK
3
The Nazi regime was Germany's Third Reich; which was the first Reich?
HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE
4
What does the I stand for in the computer acronym MIPS?
INSTRUCTIONS