Wrexham Quiz League Questions 29th November 2011 - League Week 7 
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Questions set by Peter Roberts
Round 1
1
Which 1948 Hitchcock film shares its name with a weapon in Cluedo?
ROPE
2
Which 1966 Beatles album shares its name with a weapon in Cluedo?
REVOLVER
3
Which motorway in England, just over 30 miles in length, runs just south of Preston through the major junction of the M6 and M61 motorways, past Darwin, Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley and ends at Colne?
M65
4
Some of the work of which Irish poet, who died in 1939, was influenced by his love for a woman named Maude Gonne?
W B YEATES
5
Which actor who had starred in a previous show called "Department S" went on to have his own series in 1971 called "Jason King"?
PETER WYNGARDE
6
Now aged 53 and taking office on November 25th 2009, Yves Leterme is the current Prime Minister of which European country?
BELGIUM
7
Which male tennis player appeared in the final of the US Open singles for eight consecutive years between 1982 and 1989?
IVAN LENDL
8
Which specific creatures are collectively called an 'unkindness'?
RAVENS
9
Usually held on the second Thursday in August, the annual carnival 'The Battle of the Flowers' takes place in which British dependency?
JERSEY
10
Who sang the theme song to the 1966 film 'Alfie', starring Michael Caine?
CILLA BLACK
Round 2
11
Now aged 44 and taking office on October 14th 2010 Mark Rutter is the current Prime Minister of which European country?
NETHERLANDS
12
Which actor played the title role in the ITV series 'Tarzan' from 1966 to 1968?
RON ELY
13
The Oval Portrait in 1842, The Masque of the Red Death in 1842 and The Murders in the Rue Morgue in 1841, were all works by which famous American author and poet?
EDGAR ALLAN POE
14
Which motorway in England, just over 11 miles in length connects the seaside resort of Blackpool to the M6 near Preston?
M55
15
Who sang the theme song to the 1966 film 'Georgy Girl'?
THE SEEKERS
16
Which music festival that has been annually contested since 1994 and named after its main sponsor was originally held at Strathclyde Park in Scotland but since 1997 has used a disused airfield in Balado near Kincross in Perth and Kincross?
T IN THE PARK
17
Which specific creatures are collectively known as a 'Parliament'?
OWLS
18
Which male tennis player appeared in the final of the US Open for five consecutive years between 1974 and 1978?
JIMMY CONNORS
19
Now the national dish of Switzerland, what type of food is Cervelat?
SAUSAGE
20
Now the national dish of Georgia, what type of food is Khachapuri?
BREAD
Round 3
21
Containing the name of a US state capital, which female sang the very first record on 'Top of the Pops' back in 1964?
DUSTY SPRINGFIELD
22
Deriving its name from an Icelandic word meaning erupt, what name is given to a natural hot spring that intermittently ejects a column of water and steam into the air?
GEYSER
23
Living from 1537 to 1608, Mary Arden (her maiden name) was the mother of which famous British playwright?
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
24
In which range of mountains does the second highest mountain in the world, K2 or Mount Godwin Austen lie?
KARAKORAM
25
Which word is used to describe any rock or soil material that has remained below zero degrees centigrade continuously for more than two years?
PERMAFROST
26
Containing the name of a US state capital, which male singer who died on October 12th 1997 had a UK number 1 single in 1974?
JOHN DENVER
27
In which range of mountains are the two highest peaks Aconcagua and Ojos Del Salado?
THE ANDES
28
Which British author, born in Torquay on September 15th 1890 married her first husband Archibald who she divorced in 1928?  She married her second husband Max Mallowan in 1930, a partnership that was to last for 46 years.
AGATHA CHRISTIE
29
A controversial figure who lived from 1905 to 2001, what was the much more famous name of Francis Aungier Pakenham?
LORD LONGFORD
30
Famed for her role in politics and born in 1921, what is the much more famous name of Anne Francis Robbins?
NANCY REAGAN
Round 4
31
What five letter name was given to the implement of corporal punishment used mainly in Scottish schools that consisted of a strap of leather with one end split into a number of tails?
TAWSE
32
What nine letter name is commonly used to describe the form of punishmnet whereby the soles of the feet of an offender are beaten with an object usually consisting of a cane or rod?
BASTINADO
33
What is the current daily cost to purchase the local daily newspaper 'The Leader'?
48p
34
Published in 1999, who is the author of the children's book 'The Gruffalo'?
JULIA DONALDSON
35
On a standard Monopoly board, which property makes up the orange set along with Vine Street and Marlborough Street?
BOW STREET
36
Which British Prime Minister was born on January 17th 1863 and is the only British Prime Minister to be born in Manchester?
David LLOYD GEORGE
37
Which jockey rode L'Escargot to victory in the 1975 Grand National?
TOMMY CARBERRY
38
Which common six letter word takes its name from the Greek meaning circle of animals?
ZODIAC
39
What is the common three word name of the now extimct prehistoric mammal with the Latin name 'Smilidon'?
SABER TOOTHED CAT (accept Saber Toothed Tiger)
40
Which Thames attraction shares its name with a brand of Scotch Whisky that was introduced in 1923?
CUTTY SARK
Round 5
41
Which British Prime Minister was born on December 29th 1809 and is the only British Prime Minister to be born in Liverpool?
William GLADSTONE
42
On a standard Monopoly board which property makes up the light blue set along with Euston Raod and Pentonville Road?
THE ANGEL ISLINGTON
43
Published in 1982, who was the author of the book 'The Colour Purple'?
ALICE WALKER
44
What is the current daily cost of 'The Sun' newspaper from Monday to Saturday?
30p
45
Which royal park in London shares its name with a brand of popular sausages that were introduced by a man names Louis Moore in 1889?
RICHMOND
46
Which now extinct creature that could reach up to 13 feet in height takes its name from the Mansi language words 'Mang Ont' meaning 'Earth Horn'?
MAMMOTH
47
Which common four letter word takes its name from the Greek meaning 'sound returned'?
ECHO
48
Which jockey rode Red Alligator to victory in the 1968 Grand National?
BRIAN FLETCHER
49
In which book of the Old Testament does the destruction of the walls of Jericho occur?
JOSHUA
50
In which book of the New Testament does the parable of the good samaritan occur?
LUKE
Round 6
51
In which northern British town can you find a large shopping centre called Hounds Hill?
BLACKPOOL
52
Which ex-politician who lived from 1910 to 2002 had the nickname 'The Baroness of Blackburn'?
BARBARA CASTLE
53
Which ex Eastenders star won the award for the annually contested female 'Rear of the Year' in 1987?
ANITA DOBSON
54
Which modern day country was known until 1981 as British Honduras?
BELIZE
55
Which ex-politician, now aged 80, had the nickname 'The Chingford Skinhead'
NORMAN TEBBIT
56
In which Midlands town can you find a large shopping centre called Westfield Merry Hill?
DUDLEY
57
Which modern day country was known as Northern Rhodesia until 1964?
ZAMBIA
58
Which ex Coronation Street star won the award for the annually contested female 'Rear of the Year' award in 1996?
TRACY SHAW
59
Which chemical element, listed as number 77 in the periodic table takes its name from the Latin for the rainbow?
IRIDIUM
60
Which chemical element, listed as number 28 in the periodic table takes its name from a Swedish word meaning copper-coloured ore?
NICKEL
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
Played by Brian Hall, what was the name of the chef in TV's 'Faulty Towers'?
TERRY
2
Which is England's most southerly mainland city?
TRURO
3
Which British Prime Minister was created 'Earl of avon'?
ANTHONY EDEN