Wrexham Quiz League Questions 2nd November 2011 - League Week 4 
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Questions set by David Kenrick
Round 1
1
In the Beatrix Potter stories, what sort of animal or creature is Jeremy Fisher?
A FROG
2
Darts player Phil Taylor is normally known by what nickname?
THE POWER
3
Which British king married Mary of Teck?
GEORGE V
4
Eccle and Yaffle are alternative names for which bird?
THE (green) WOODPECKER
5
Which 1975 film features a boat called the Orca ?
JAWS
6
Which of the seven wonders of the ancient world was thought to have straddled the harbour of a Greek island?
COLOSSUS OF RHODES
7
What name have the Beckhams given to their fourth child and first daughter?
HARPER SEVEN
8
Whose report in December 1942 led to the setting up of the N.H.S.?
WILLIAM BEVERIDGE
9
What river flows through the Grand Canyon?
COLORADO
10
Which part of the mouth can be affected by Quinsy?
THE TONSILS
Round 2
11
What's the most common English name for the bird with the taxonomical name Crex crex, also known as the Land Rail?
CORNCRAKE
12
Who was the lead singer with the pop group The Mindbenders?
WAYNE FONTANA
13
Which rank in the Royal Navy is equivalent to that of brigadier in the Army?
COMMODORE
14
In the 'Noggin the Nog' children's stories and cartoons what is the name of Noggin's wicked uncle?
NOGBAD (the bad)
15
Which South African golf player is known as 'The Big Easy'?
ERNIE ELS
16
What name is popularly applied to the church tower of St Botolph's in Boston, Lincolnshire?
THE BOSTON STUMP
17
In which gland in the human body would you find the small clusters of cells known as the Islets of Langerhans?
PANCREAS
18
In the books of Michael Bond, Paddington Bear hails from which country?
PERU
19
Which Egyptian Pharoah ordered the Great Pyramid to be built?
CHEOPS or KHUFU
20
Which model and businesswoman released a new magazine all about herself in the Autumn of 2011?
KATIE PRICE
Round 3
21
The brothers in The Kinks were Ray and ... ?
DAVE DAVIES
22
Which 1981 film features a suave French villain named Belloq?
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
23
The football chant "who ate all the pies?" is usually sung to the tune of which music hall ditty?
KNEES UP MOTHER BROWN
24
Clarissa Churchill was the second wife of which British Prime Minister?
ANTHONY EDEN
25
Described by Elizabeth I as 'the fairest and godliest church in England', in which city is the church of St Mary Redcliffe?
BRISTOL
26
Which river flows through what is known in English as 'The Iron Gate', the deepest gorge in Europe?
DANUBE
27
Who was Minister of Education when the 1944 Education Act was passed?
R.A.BUTLER
28
Much in evidence in the 2010 World Cup, what is the name of the horns providing a noisy background drone?
VUVUZELA
29
What was the name of Captain Pugwash's faithful cabin boy in the BBC TV cartoon?
TOM
(not Roger the cabin boy)
30
What was formerly the highest appointment in the British Army, being abolished in 1904?
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF
Round 4
31
Which is the most southerly active volcano in the world?
MOUNT EREBUS
(in Antarctica)
32
Which Dutch astronomer and physicist, who discovered the rings of Saturn in the mid 1650's, is creditied with building the first pendulum clock?
CHRISTIAAN HUYGENS
33
Which supermarket chain has its headquarters in Bradford?
MORRISONS
34
Thought to be a corruption of the Spanish fumade, meaning 'smoked', which fish are known in Cornwall as Fair Maids?
PILCHARDS or SARDINES
35
Which Gilbert and Sullivan opera was originally going to be called The Tower of London?
THE YEOMAN OF THE GUARD
36
What is the motto of the Salvation Army?
BLOOD AND FIRE
37
The flat, rectangular, hand-held tool used by a plasterer to hold his mortar as he works is usually known by the name of what type of bird?
A HAWK
38
Which Italian fashion designer coined the term 'shocking pink'?
(Elsa) SCHIAPARELLI
39
Which religous movement was founded by Mary Baker Eddy?
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
40
Which company owns the Waitrose chain of supermarkets?
JOHN LEWIS (group)
Round 5
41
Which fashion designer brought out the 'New Look' in 1947?
CHRISTIAN DIOR
42
The largest of India's twenty five states, in terms of land area, includes the cities of Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur.  What is it called?
MADHYA PREDESH
43
In the name of the Yorkshire-born cinema magnate J.Arthur Rank what did the J stand for?
JOSEPH
44
In which landlocked country of Europe were women denied the right to vote in national elections until 1971?
SWITZERLAND
45
M31 is the most distant object visible to the naked eye.  What is it?
ANDROMEDA GALAXY or NEBULA
46
In which TV series does Anthony Head play Uther Pendragon?
MERLIN
47
'Fair Maid of February' was a once popular name for which small, white flower?
SNOWDROP
48
Which of the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, when first presented at the Savoy Theatre in 1887, was billed as 'A New and Original Supernatural Opera in Two Acts'?
RUDDIGORE
49
Using his wife as a model for the head and torso, the sculptor Edvard Eriksen designed which statue depicting a fairy-tale figure?
THE LITTLE MERLAIND (in Copenhagen)
50
A 'cordwainer' is an archaic term for an artisan who manufactured what type of goods?
SHOES, BOOTS etc
 (in soft leather)
Round 6
51
Which is the only country in the world that bans women from driving?
SAUDI ARABIA
52
What name is given to that part of Antarctica governed by New Zealand?
THE ROSS DEPENDENCY
53
Which one of the castles that form the group known as 'The Iron Ring', built in the 13th century by Edward I on the Welsh coast, stands on the island of Anglesey?
BEAUMARIS
54
Which scupture, when unveiled in 1994, was nicknamed 'The Gateshead Flasher' by locals?
THE ANGEL OF THE NORTH
55
Which district of New York City is situated north of 96th street in Manhattan?
HARLEM
56
Which American entertainer's signature tune was 'Ain't Misbehavin'?
FATS WALLER
57
Who writes the scripts for the TV series Downton Abbey?
JULIAN FELLOWES
58
For what did the B stand for in the name of the Hollywood film mogul Cecil B de Mille?
BLOUNT
59
Born in Alabama in 1904, what was the nickname of the blues pianist Clarence Smith?
PINETOP
60
The village on Anglesey which boasts the longest placename in Britain (Llanfairpwllgwyngyll.. etc.) is notable for another reason: it was the location of the first ever meeting, in 1915, of a now nationwide organisation originally founded in Canada.  Name the organisaton.
THE WOMEN'S INSTITUTE
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
Which former Welsh boxing championwas known as 'The ghost with the hammer in his hand'?
JIMMY WILDE
2
If something osifies, what does it turn into?
BONE
3
What type of leaf forms the bulk of a silkworm's diet?
MULBERRY