|Wrexham Quiz League Questions||25th
October 2011 - League Week 3
reveal the answers, holding the left mouse button down,
drag the cursor over the answer box
||In 2011, who
became the first Northern Irish golfer since Fred Daly to
win the Open?
||Created in 1952, which is
Britain's only coastal National Park?
||PEMBROKESHIRE COAST NATIONAL PARK
||Which pub group owns the Toby
||MITCHELLS AND BUTLERS
||Which river has gained the
nickname "China's Sorrow"?
||YELLOW RIVER /
HWANG-HE / HWANG-HO
||Which family ruled Russia
from 1613 until the 1917 revolution?
||Odette and Prince Siegfried
are lovers in which ballet?
||Which Spanish city is
traditionally known for its manufacture of swords and
||Which order of insects
contains the most species?
||In which sea are the Cayman
||Which French tennis player
defeated Serena Williams at this year's Wimbledon
||Zog the First proclaimed
himself king of which country in 1928?
||Which would-be hunter was the
arch-enemy of the cartoon character, Bugs Bunny?
||Where in Wales was the first
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty established in 1956?
||THE GOWER PENINSULA
||Which company owns the Costa
||Hillary Mantel won the 2009
Booker Prize with which novel?
||Which word, derived from the
Latin for 'fire', is applied to volcanic rock formed from
cooling magma or lava and solidifying from a molten state?
||What species of rodent is the
||What was the name of
Alexander the Great's father who ruled Macedonia
between 359 and 336BC?
||Which composer's music forms
the basis of the ballet Pineapple
||Which French city, the
capital of the Core D'Or
department is famous for its mustard?
||A government paper setting
out proposals and inviting consultation on a policy, before
it is ever presented as a White Paper, is identified by what
||What is the correct
anatomical name for the human gullet or foodpipe?
||Which veteran performer in
rock music began his hit-making career in the mid 1960's
with the Belfast quartet named 'Them'?
||Who won the 2010 Man-Booker
Prize with the novel The
Finkler Question ?
||The most common of all
igneous rocks, which is the prinicpal rock type on the ocean
||In the endocrine system in
the human body, what name is given to the pair of glands
situated at the top of the kidneys?
||Who was the famous son of
Pepin the Short ?
||For what do the letters M I
stand in M.I.5 and M.I.6 ?
||Which cartoon character first
appeared in an animated feature called The Wise Little Hen ?
||In music, the short-lived
skiffle group known as Johnny and the Moondogs went on to
become more famous under what name?
||Which vessel, designed by
Isambard Kingdom Brunel. was the first ocean-going steamer
to be built of iron?
||SS GREAT BRITAIN
||The Okapi is most closely
related to which other African mammal?
||What is the official London
residence of the Archbisop of Cantebury?
||Which of the planets in our
solar system is closest to the Sun?
||'Sparrow Grass' is an
alternatve name for which plant?
||Which annual cricket fixture
which began in 1806 was last played in 1962?
||GENTLEMEN V PLAYERS
||At which hotel in Los Angeles
was Robert Kennedy assassinated in 1968?
||What widespread pub name
comes from the title held in the 18th century by
||THE MARQUESS OF GRANBY
||The arboreal primate known as
the Lemur is native to which island country?
||The Titanic had two sister ships; name
||BRITANNIC / OLYMPIC
||A dish served 'a la crecy'
always contains which vegetable?
||September 29th is
a Quarter Day in the legal calendar when, traditionally,
rents were due and magistrates were chosen; what is the name
applied to this day?
||Which country's London
embassy was seized by hostage-takers in 1980?
||Which common flower has the
Latin name Bellis
||Before which annual sporting
event is it the custom for the two club Presidents to toss a
coin, an 1829 sovereign?
||OXBRIDGE BOAT RACE
||Which theatre was Abraham
Lincoln attending when he was asassinated?
||Edward Fairfax Rochester is a
character in which 19th century novel?
||When Argentinians landed on
South Georgia in 1982, an event which led to the Falklands
conflict, what had they supposedly come to collect?
||Who succeeded David Tennant
in the role of TV's 'Doctor Who'?
||What is the official
residence of the Lord Mayor of London?
||Knowna s the 'Evening Satr'
which planet in our solar system is the closest in size to
||In what is a food baked if it
is 'en croute'?
||What codename was given to
the German invasion of Russia in May 1941?
||What is the generic name
given to the sparkling wines produced in the Penedes region
of north-eastern Spain?
||What common pub name comes
from the symbol associated with king Richard II ?
||THE WHITE HART
||What name, derived from the
German 'to join', was given to the Nazi takeover of the
Austrian Republic in 1938?
||What is the name of the
sparkling wines of Germany, made from imported grape juice
or, if made from German grapes, is preceded by the word
||Which 19th century
novel is subtitled 'The Parish Boy's Progress' ?
||What name is given in the
Christian calendar to February 2nd, also a
Quarter Day in the Scottish legal calendar?
||Which popular Doctor Who
villains, it was revealed in 2011, are to be given 'a rest'
iconic musical actress was born Frances Gumm in 1922?
||What is the
usual collective noun for a group of toads?
the play Arms and the Man?
||GEORGE BERNARD SHAW