Wrexham Quiz League Questions 28th February 2012 - League Week 15 
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Questions set by David Kenrick
Round 1
1
Which political leader, who came to a sticky end last year, set out his 'Third Universal Theory of Governing' in his so-called 'Little Green Book'?
(Colonel)
GADAFFI
2
What seeds are used to flavour the liqueur known as Kummel?
CAREAWAY
3
Which Oasis album became a million seller within days of its release in 1997?
BE HERE NOW
4
What is the earliest date on which Easter Day can fall?
22nd MARCH
5
The City of London Police are the reigning Olympic Champions in which sport, although the sport hasn't been held at the games since 1920?
TUG-OF-WAR
6
What feature of London's Downing Street were erected in 1990?
ENTRANCE GATES
7
The films The Spy with the Green Hat and The Spy with my Face were big-screen spin-offs from which popular TV series of the 1960s?
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
8
What is the better known name of the Wood Hyacinth?
BLUEBELL
9
Who is said to have been reading a book entitled "Sex and Psychic Energy" at the time of his death in 1977?
ELVIS PRESLEY
10
What was the name of the cruise liner that capsized off the coast of Tuscany in January 2012?
COSTA CONCORDIA
Round 2
11
Which London building admitted paying visitors for the first time during the summer of 1993?
BUCKINGHAM PALACE
12
In which ballet is Clara taken to the Kingdom of Sweets after she helps to defeat the evil Mouse King?
THE NUTCRACKER
13
Who painted the canvas known as Bubbles, later used in adverts for Pears Soap?
MILLAIS
14
Which popular TV series of the 1960s  and 1970s developed from an earlier programme called Police Surgeon?
THE AVENGERS
15
Which white table wine with a German name was originally made in a convent in Worms?
LIEBFRAUMILCH
16
In 1992 Durham joined the County Cricket Championship; which county was the last one to join before Durham?
GLAMORGAN
(in 1921)
17
The Marlowe Theatre, recently refurbished, can be found in which English town or city?
CANTERBURY
18
Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger is said to have been the last book read by whose assassin around the time of his murder?
JOHN LENNON
19
Which county won the County Cricket Championship in 1959, after Surrey had won seven consecutive titles from 1952 to 1958?
YORKSHIRE
20
Which was the only track from Michael Jackson's Thriller album to top the UK singles charts?
BILLIE JEAN
Round 3
21
In the Christian Calendar what name is given to the Sunday which follows Whit Sunday?
TRINITY SUNDAY
22
Lord Randolph Churchill suggested that Gladstone's nickname of GOM (Grand Old Man) should be changed to MOG - meaning what?
MURDERER OF GORDON
23
Which ballet caused a riot when first staged in Paris in 1913?
THE RITE OF SPRING
24
What name for a short haircut came from its popularity among the rowing teams of Harvard and Yale in the 50s?
CREWCUT
25
What is the better known name of the Corn Poppy?
POPPY
26
Which famous trademark can be seen on one of the bottles featured in Manet's canvas The Bar at the Folies-Bergere?
BASS RED TRIANGLE
27
What phrase is derived from the promotion by the Prime-Minister, Lord Salisbury, of his nephew A.J.Balfour to the post of Chief Secretary for Ireland?
BOB'S YOUR UNCLE
28
What is the name of the theatre in Scarborough which has staged the premieres of Alan Ayckbourn's plays?
STEPHEN JOSEPH
29
Which multi-coloured hairstyle is one of the most recognisable attributes of Rastafarian men?
DREADLOCKS
30
Which country are the reigning Olympic Rugby Union champions, the sport last being part of the official programme in 1924?
USA
Round 4
31
Which AIDS charity, started up in 1982, was named after one of the first victims of the disease?
TERENCE HIGGINS TRUST
32
British Airways combined with which other airline in 1939 to form BOAC?
IMPERIAL AIRWAYS
33
The addition of what turns a Welsh Rarebit into a Buck Rarebit?
(Poached) EGG
34
Which drug was first isolated in 1921, by Sir Frederick Banting and Dr C H Best, and first synthesised in 1964?
INSULIN
35
The holder of which post gets the biggest salary in the British Cabinet?
THE LORD CHANCELLOR or SECRETARY OF STATE FOR JUSTICE
36
In which city could you visit the Anne Frank House?
AMSTERDAM
37
With which other shipping line did Cunard merge in 1934?
WHITE STAR
38
Which magazine, founded by John Bird and Gordon Roddick in 1991, has been promoted with the slogan "Helping the homeless help themselves"?
THE BIG ISSUE
39
What is celebrated in Dublin every year on June 16th?
BLOOMSDAY
40
The name of which moist Welsh Bread literally means "speckled bread" referring to the fruit it contains?
BARA BRITH
Round 5
41
Which creature has varieties called Berchell's, Greevy's and Mountain?
ZEBRA
42
Who is the only person allowed to consume alcohol in the chamber of the British House of Commons and even then on only one special day of the year?
CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
43
What name is given to the group of drugs which stimulate urine production, commonly known as water tablets?
DIURETICS
44
Which measurement of length in the UK can be defined as a tenth of a nautical mile?
CABLE
45
During the local version of which once popular dance craze were you invited to "put your backside in and your backside out"?
HOKEY COKEY or COKEY COKEY
46
In Greek mythology, which favourite of Aphrodite became a hunter and died after being gored by a boar?
ADONIS
47
What does the computing term PDF stand for?
PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT
48
The Swaythling Cup for men and the Corbillon Cup for women are the World Team Championships in which racket sport?
TABLE TENNIS
49
Which Scottish monarch was killed at the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513?
JAMES IV
50
There is one family of mammals that contains only two species: the Okapi and which other?
GIRAFFE
Round 6
51
Described in some versions of the myth as the daughter of Nyx, goddess of the night, who was the Greek goddess of divine retribution?
NEMESIS
52
Meaning 'car track' what is the Spanish word for a motorway?
AUTOPISTA
53
What is so far unique about the outcome of the first London Marathon held in 1981?
IT WAS WON JOINTLY (by Inge Simonsen and Dick Beardsley)
54
Terry played his most famous role in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.  What part did terry play in that film?
TOTO
55
How many hectares are there in a square kilometre?
ONE HUNDRED
56
Which town on the Tweed has a ruined Cistercian abbey that is supposedly the burial place of the heart, though not the rest of the remains, of Robert the Bruce?
MELROSE
57
Which German shell-shock victim was taken to Hollywood after the First World War, where he became a star and is said to have died in the arms of Jean Harlow?
RIN TIN TIN
58
In modern technology SatNavs use the GPS system.  For what do the letters GPS stand?
GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
59
In transport terms what is the British equivalent of the American 'Divided Highway'?
DUAL-CARRIAGEWAY
60
During which song from the show 'Me and My Girl' is it customary to shout "Oi !" at the appropriate point?
THE LAMBETH WALK
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
What is the title of the presiding judge in the United States Supreme Court?
CHIEF JUSTICE
(of the united States)
2
On clothing care symbols what is meant by a crossed-out triangle?
DO NOT BLEACH
3
Haematite is an oxide of which metallic element?
IRON
4
By what name do the British know First World War battle that became known as the "Victory of the Skaggerrak"?
BATTLE OF JUTLAND