Wrexham Quiz League Questions 25th October 2011 - League Week 3 
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Questions set by David Kenrick
Round 1
1
In 2011, who became the first Northern Irish golfer since Fred Daly to win the Open?
DARREN CLARKE
2
Created in 1952, which is Britain's only coastal National Park?
PEMBROKESHIRE COAST NATIONAL PARK
3
Which pub group owns the Toby Carvery chain?
MITCHELLS AND BUTLERS
4
Which river has gained the nickname "China's Sorrow"?
YELLOW RIVER /
HWANG-HE / HWANG-HO
5
Which family ruled Russia from 1613 until the 1917 revolution?
ROMANOV
6
Odette and Prince Siegfried are lovers in which ballet?
SWAN LAKE
7
Which Spanish city is traditionally known for its manufacture of swords and knives?
TOLEDO
8
Which order of insects contains the most species?
BEETLES
(accept COLEOPTERA)
9
In which sea are the Cayman Islands?
CARIBBEAN
10
Which French tennis player defeated Serena Williams at this year's Wimbledon Championships?
MARION BARTOLI
Round 2
11
Zog the First proclaimed himself king of which country in 1928?
ALBANIA
12
Which would-be hunter was the arch-enemy of the cartoon character, Bugs Bunny?
ELMER FUDD
13
Where in Wales was the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty established in 1956?
THE GOWER PENINSULA
14
Which company owns the Costa coffee chain?
WHITBREAD
15
Hillary Mantel won the 2009 Booker Prize with which novel?
WOLF HALL
16
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?
IGNEOUS
17
What species of rodent is the world's largest?
THE CAPYBARA
18
What was the name of Alexander the Great's father  who ruled Macedonia between 359 and 336BC?
PHILIP II
(of Macedon)
19
Which composer's music forms the basis of the ballet Pineapple Poll?
SULLIVAN
20
Which French city, the capital of the Core D'Or department is famous for its mustard?
DIJON
Round 3
21
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 colour?
GREEN Paper
22
What is the correct anatomical name for the human gullet or foodpipe?
OESOPHAGUS
23
Which veteran performer in rock music began his hit-making career in the mid 1960's with the Belfast quartet named 'Them'?
VAN MORRISON
24
Who won the 2010 Man-Booker Prize with the novel The Finkler Question ?
HOWARD JACOBSON
25
The most common of all igneous rocks, which is the prinicpal rock type on the ocean floor?
BASALT
26
In the endocrine system in the human body, what name is given to the pair of glands situated at the top of the kidneys?
ADRENAL GLANDS
27
Who was the famous son of Pepin the Short ?
CHARLEMAGNE
28
For what do the letters M I stand in M.I.5 and M.I.6 ?
MILITARY INTELLIGENCE
29
Which cartoon character first appeared in an animated feature called The Wise Little Hen ?
DONALD DUCK
30
In music, the short-lived skiffle group known as Johnny and the Moondogs went on to become more famous under what name?
THE BEATLES
Round 4
31
Which vessel, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. was the first ocean-going steamer to be built of iron?
SS GREAT BRITAIN
32
The Okapi is most closely related to which other African mammal?
GIRAFFE
33
What is the official London residence of the Archbisop of Cantebury?
LAMBETH PALACE
34
Which of the planets in our solar system is closest to the Sun?
MERCURY
35
'Sparrow Grass' is an alternatve name for which plant?
ASPARAGUS
36
Which annual cricket fixture which began in 1806 was last played in 1962?
GENTLEMEN V PLAYERS
37
At which hotel in Los Angeles was Robert Kennedy assassinated in 1968?
AMBASSADOR
38
What widespread pub name comes from the title held in the 18th century by John Manners?
THE MARQUESS OF GRANBY
39
The arboreal primate known as the Lemur is native to which island country?
MADAGASCAR
40
The Titanic had two sister ships; name either.
BRITANNIC / OLYMPIC
Round 5
41
A dish served 'a la crecy' always contains which vegetable?
CARROT
42
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?
MICHAELMAS
43
Which country's London embassy was seized by hostage-takers in 1980?
IRAN
44
Which common flower has the Latin name Bellis Perennis ?
DAISY
45
Before which annual sporting event is it the custom for the two club Presidents to toss a coin, an 1829 sovereign?
OXBRIDGE BOAT RACE
46
Which theatre was Abraham Lincoln attending when he was asassinated?
FORD
47
Edward Fairfax Rochester is a character in which 19th century novel?
JANE EYRE
48
When Argentinians landed on South Georgia in 1982, an event which led to the Falklands conflict, what had they supposedly come to collect?
SCRAP METAL
49
Who succeeded David Tennant in the role of TV's 'Doctor Who'?
MATT SMITH
50
What is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London?
MANSION HOUSE
Round 6
51
Knowna s the 'Evening Satr' which planet in our solar system is the closest in size to earth?
VENUS
52
In what is a food baked if it is 'en croute'?
PASTRY
53
What codename was given to the German invasion of Russia in May 1941?
BARBAROSSA
54
What is the generic name given to the sparkling wines produced in the Penedes region of north-eastern Spain?
CAVA
55
What common pub name comes from the symbol associated with king Richard II ?
THE WHITE HART
56
What name, derived from the German 'to join', was given to the Nazi takeover of the Austrian Republic in 1938?
ANSCHLUSS
57
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 Deutscher' ?
SEKT
58
Which 19th century novel is subtitled 'The Parish Boy's Progress' ?
OLIVER TWIST
59
What name is given in the Christian calendar to February 2nd, also a Quarter Day in the Scottish legal calendar?
CANDLEMAS
60
Which popular Doctor Who villains, it was revealed in 2011, are to be given 'a rest' by scriptwriters?
THE DALEKS
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
Which iconic musical actress was born Frances Gumm in 1922?
JUDY GARLAND
2
What is the usual collective noun for a group of toads?
KNOT
3
Who wrote the play Arms and the Man?
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW