Wrexham Quiz League Questions 6th March 2012 - League Week 16 
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Questions set by David Kenrick
Round 1
1
From which 1945 novel does the quote "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" come?
ANIMAL FARM
2
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ..." are the opening words of which novel by Charles Dickens?
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
3
Which model has recently modelled his own underwear range for H&M ?
DAVID BECKHAM
4
The magic lantern was an early form of what item of photographic equipment?
SLIDE PROJECTOR
5
Which Italian vehicle takes its name from the Italian for wasp?
VESPA
6
Heraklion is the capital of which island?
CRETE
7
Who, in the Bible, was the wife of King Ahab?
JEZEBEL
8
Who composed the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis ?
(Ralph) VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
9
Who plays the aged waitress in Victoria Wood's classic 'Two Soups' sketch?
JULIE WALTERS
10
Which controversial footballer recently did a naked film shoot for The Big Issue to promote his new column in the magazine?
JOEY BARTON
Round 2
11
What is the highest mountain in New Zealand?
MOUNT COOK
12
Which group of stars is also known as the Big Dipper?
THE PLOUGH or CHARLES' WAIN
13
The name for which Victorian invention is derived from the Latin for 'Darkened Chamber'?
CAMERA OBSCURA
14
Which actor's creations include Nice-but-dim Tim and Loadsamoney?
HARRY ENFIELD
15
What name is given to the Middle Eastern dish of deep fried balls of ground chickpeas or Fava Beans, usually served in Pitta Bread? 
FALAFEL
16
Which imperial bodyguard in ancient Rome was founded by Augustus and later abolished by Constantine the Great?
PRAETORIAN GUARD
17
What was the original title of Radio's The Goon Show'?
CRAZY PEOPLE
18
In the NATO phonetic alphabet, which word represents the letter Y ?
YANKEE
19
What is the title of the first Sherlock Holmes novel, published in 1887?
A STUDY IN SCARLET
20
Which brother of Sherlock Holmes - supposedly even smarter - was first introduced in the story entitled The Greek Interpreter ?
MYCROFT
Round 3
21
Who composed the march-like tune 'St Gertrude' used for the hymn 'Onward Christian Soldiers' ?
(Arthur) SULLIVAN
22
Grenouille is the Frenchfor which creature?
FROG
23
By what name were the sultan's household troops known during the Ottoman Empire ?
JANISSERIES
24
In the Bible, which son of Cush and grandson of Ham is described as 'a mighty hunter before the Lord'?
NIMROD
25
In the NATO phonetic alphabet, which word represents the letter H ?
HOTEL
26
Who on radio had the catchphrase 'Right Monkey'?
AL READ
27
Which car manufacturer produced models including the XJS and the E-type?
JAGUAR
28
Which supposed Chinese dish, whose name means 'odds and ends', is said to have been invented in San Francisco in the 19th century?
CHOP SUEY
29
What is an immature dragonfly known as?
NYMPH
30
Which red dwarf star is the closest star to our Sun?
PROXIMA CENTAURI
Round 4
31
What date is a racehorse's official birthday?
JANUARY 1
32
what is chased down Cooper's Hill in Gloucestershire in a traditional race every Spring Bank Holiday?
A CHEESE
33
In what would you be interested if you consulted Miller's Guide?
ANTIQUES
34
What item of marine equipment may comprise a stock, a shank and a fluke?
ANCHOR
35
Which popular Hindu god is recognised by his elephant's head?
GANESH or GANESA
36
How frequently does the photograph on your driving licence need to be renewed?
EVERY 10 YEARS
37
In what decade of the 20th century did Howard Carter excavate the tomb of Tutankhamun?
1920s
38
What is the maximum number of characters or spaces permitted in the name of a racehorse?
EIGHTEEN
39
Which highly alcoholic spirit, historically referred to as 'the green fairy' was linked with Bohemian culture?
ABSINTHE
40
What drink did the Marquess of Sillery first ship to London in the 17th century?
CHAMPAGNE
Round 5
41
Who is creditied with coining the phrase 'lateral thinking'?
EDWARD DE BONO
42
What name did the alchemists give to the hypothetical substance that would convert all base metals into gold?
PHILOSOPHERS STONE
43
Which singer won the TV contest "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria"?
CONNIE FISHER
44
In films, which actress was the object of the original King Kong's affections?
FAY WRAY
45
On which river does Cardiff stand?
TAFF
46
Which band member is organising this year's Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace?
GARY BARLOW
47
What was the fifth classical element after earth, fire, water and air?
AETHER
48
How many aircrew formed the complement of a Lancaster Bomber in World War II ?
SEVEN
49
Which U.S. actor has recently criticised Britain for it's 'colonial' ownership of the Falkland Islands?
SEAN PENN
50
The adjective 'Punic' refers to which ancient city?
CARTHAGE
Round 6
51
Who played both Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers on film in the 1930s?
BUSTER CRABBE
52
Covering some 30 acres, which is the largest castle in Wales?
CAERPHILLY
53
If you serve on a jury, how soon is it before you can legally be called upon to do so again?
TWO YEARS
54
Which 20th century scholar of architecture produced a 46-volume guide entitled The Buildings of England ?
(Nicolaus) PEVSNER
55
In Devonshire and Cornwall, what items are traditionally made at harvest-time from the last sheaf of corn?
CORN DOLLIES
56
Which singer and actress first performed the role of Christine in Phantom of the Opera in the West End in 1986?
SARAH BRIGHTMAN
57
What was the name of the USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress whose aircrew were the first to complete 25 missions in Europe during World War II ?
MEMPHIS BELLE
58
Which writer coined the phrase 'Serendipity' to denote the faculty of making lucky and unexpected finds by accident?
HORACE WALPOLE
59
If a capstan is a winding machine on a vertical axis, what is the equivalent on a horizontal axis?
WINDLASS
60
What is the capital city of the Norse gods
ASGARD
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
Who succeeded Sven-Goran Erikson as England manager?
STEVE McLAREN
2
In which U.S. state is Yosemite National Park?
CALIFORNIA
3
How many carats are there in pure gold?
24
4
What did U.S. inventor Thomas Edison describe as "1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration"?
GENIUS