|Wrexham Quiz League Questions||14th
February 2012 - League Week 14
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||In the film Avatar, what is the
name of the paradise-like planet on which most of the action
||Who was the original
presenter of TV's Question
||After the Conquest who was
the fist Welshman to occupy the English throne?
||What chain of restaurants was
founded in Guiseley, Yorkshire, in the 1920s?
||By what name in literature is
Delores Hayes better known?
||What style of jazz was
pioneered by 'Dizzie' Gillespie and Thelonius Monk?
||In computing what does the
abbreviation DTP stand for?
||DESK TOP PUBLISHING
||Who is credited with writing
the Acts of the Apostles in the Bible?
||In the Roman army, what name
was given to an overhead screen of overlapping shields, used
by troops in close formation?
||What was the name of the
spacecraft in the 1979 film Alien directed by Ridley Scott?
||Which US state lends its name
to a baked pudding, made with ice cream, sponge and
||Which part of the human brain
coordinates muscles and movement and is also responsible for
balance and posture?
||26 year old adrian Lewis has
claimed a second successive world title in which sport?
||Originating in China, what
invention, spreading to the west, made the Byzantine horse
archers a potent battlefield force?
||Charlie is the logo of which
roadside restaurant chain?
||In the Anglicised versions of
the Asterix cartoons, what's the name of the village druid
whose speciality lies in preparing magic potions?
||Who was known as the 'King of
||For how many matches was
Liverpool's Luis Suarez banned after a trubunal concluded
that he racially abused Manchester United's Patrice Evra?
||Who is traditionally credited
with writing most of the Psalms found in the Bible?
||Which novel is centred on
certain "goings-on" at Wragley Hall, a country estate in the
||LADY CHATTERLEY'S LOVER
||The human brain is made up of
between 10 billion and 100 billion nerve cells known as
||Which village claims that the
medieval cross on its village green marks the centre of
||Pat Murphy was the first
presenter of which flagship BBC 1 current affairs programme,
usually seen on Mondays since 1957?
||Which British liner was
torpedoed and sunk near the Old Head of Kinsale in May 1915?
||What does 'Chipping' mean in
connection with English place names - eg Chipping Norton?
(has been held there)
||Which figure in Welsh history
led a major uprising during the early years of Henry IV's
||Which little boy, featured in
strip cartoon and Christmas annuals, has friends called Fat
Bob, Soapy Soutar and Wee Eck?
||Which microprocessor was
introduced by Intel in 1993?
||What was the name of the
submarine which sank during sea trials in Liverpool Bay in
||The ice cream known as Kulfi originated in
||How did the Archer Fish get
||SHOOTS WATER AT ITS PREY
||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)
||Which of H G Wells's novels
ends with the hero settled down with 'The Fat Woman at the
||THE HISTORY OF MR POLLY
||Which is the only radioactive
element which occurs naturally as a gas?
||What was dropped from the
British Driving Test in 1975?
||In gardening, what term is
used to describe the laying down of loose material such as
strawy manure to protect the roots of plants?
||The upper house of the
Canadian parliament is known as the Senate; what is the
lower house called?
||HOUSE OF COMMONS
||Which novel, filmed several
times, has the alternative title A Tale of the Christ?
||Specifically, for what
purpose would a gardener use a Dibber or Dible?
||TO MAKE HOLES IN SOIL FOR SEEDS
||How does the Puffer Fish
defend itself against predators?
||PUFFS ITSELF UP INTO A BALL
||What type of professional
person did Mark Twain describe , but wants it back again
when it starts to rain"?
||What new feature was added to
the MOT roadworthiness test in 1991?
||CONTENT OF EXHAUST EMISSIONS
||What is the usual alternative
name for the Lake District mountain known as Blencathra?
||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?
||In which film was Marilyn
Monroe's skirt seen billowing in the air over a subway vent?
||THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH
||Which of his twelve labours
did Hercules resolve by diverting two rivers?
||CLEANING OF THE AUGEAN STABLES
||For whom was Hampton Court
Palace originally built?
||Which glucose drink was
invented by a Newcastle chemist, William Walker Hunt, to aid
his daughter's recovery from jaundice?
||What does S.I. stand for with
reference to the world's most widely used system of
||In which northern English
city will you find the Royal Armouries Museum?
||Which element is present in
||In the Lake District, which
pass joins Windemere to Ullswater?
||Which Texan cattle baron
gained a certain immortality in the English language through
the policy of not branding his cattle?
||Which engineer first used the
||Where in the west country can
you find a branch of the Tate Gallery?
||In which film did Burt
Lancaster and Deborah Kerr have a passionate clinch on a
||FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
||In the stories of Siegfried
and the Nibelungs, what happened to someone who put on the
||THEY BECAME INVISIBLE / ASSUME ANY
SHAPE OR FORM
||Who was the first British
monarch to live at Buckingham Palace?
||What soluble form of Aspirin
was invented during World War II?
||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?
isolated British island is half way between Easter Island
cooking, what kind of food is spiced to make Pancetta?
regime was Germany's Third Reich; which was the first Reich?
||HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE
||What does the I stand for in
the computer acronym MIPS?