Wrexham Quiz League Questions 6th December 2011 - League Week 8 
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Questions set by Peter Roberts
Round 1
1
In which English county are the towns of Kidderminster and Evesham?
WORCESTER
2
In which English county are the towns of Bridgewater and Glastonbury?
SOMERSET
3
Herbert Pocket and Bentley Drummle are characters that appear in which book by Charles Dickens?
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
4
Although it can come in colourless varieties what is the usual colour of the drink Absinthe?
GREEN
5
For which 1987 film did Cher win the Best Actress Oscar for her role as a New York book-keeper named Loretta Castorini?
MOONSTRUCK
6
Which brand of soap was advertised on TV as giving you 'that schoolgirl complexion'?
PALMOLIVE
7
First performed at the La Scala opera house in Milan in 1817, which peice of music by Rossini translates as La Gazza Ladra?
THIEVING MAGPIE
8
Which golfer won the British Open Championship in 2000, 2005 and 2006?
TIGER WOODS
9
Who was the creator of the character Bob the Builder?
KEITH CHAPMAN
10
Give any year in the life of St Francis of Assisi.
1181 - 1226
Round 2
11
Which brand of bread was advertised with the slogan 'Bread with nowt taken out'?
ALLINSON'S
12
For which 1980 biographical film did Sissy Spacek win the Best Actress Oscar for her role as country singer Loretta Lynn?
COALMINER'S DAUGHTER
13
What is the usual colour of the drink Grenadine?
RED
14
James Steerforth and Wilkins Macawber are characters from which book by Charles Dickens?
DAVID COPPERFIELD
15
Give any year in the life of British chemist and physicist Michael Faraday?
1791 - 1867
16
Who, in 1934, was responsible for the creation of the children's book 'Mary Poppins'?
P L TRAVERS
17
Which golfer won the British Open Championship in 1975, 1977, 1980, 1982 and 1983?
TOM WATSON
18
Which piece of classical music by Richard Strauss is famous for being the soundtrack to the 1969 film '2001 A Space Odyssey'?
ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
19
Helena is the captal of which US state?
MONTANA
20
Lansing is the capital of which US state?
MICHIGAN
Round 3
21
In Greek mythology what was the name of the winged creatures famous for stealing all the food from the blind man Phineas?
HARPIES
22
What ten letter word is given to the fish of the Goby family which frequently leave the water to jump on land using their adapted front fins to do so?
MUDSKIPPER
23
Richard Wayne Penniman is the real name of which famous singer who was born on December 5th 1932?
LITTLE RICHARD
24
Which is the second most highly populated town on the Isle of Man, Douglas being the first?
RAMSAY
25
What two word name is commonly given to the heavy, slow moving lizard that grows up to two feet in length and along with the Mexican Beaded Lizard is the only venomous lizard that lives in North America?
GILA MONSTER
26
In Greek mytholgy what was the name of the giant man of bronze who protected an uninhabited island from pirates and invaders and who circled the island's shores three times a day whilst defending it?
TALOS
27
What is the second most highly populated town on the island of Anglesey, Holyhead being the first?
LLANGEFNI
28
Walden Robert Cassotto was the real name of which famous singer who died in December 1973 aged 37?
BOBBY DARIN
29
What ten letter word do Americans use to call what we British call a torch?
FLASHLIGHT
30
What eight letter word do americans use to call what we British call a dressing gown?
BATHROBE
Round 4
31
The last letter of the Greek alphabet is Omega.  Which other letter, the 15th, also begins with the letter O?
OMICRON
32
Four letters of the Greek alphabet have a two letter name, Mu, Nu, Xi and which other, the 16th?
PI
33
Which Spanish romantic painter who lived from 1746 to 1828 was responsible for works such as 'The Parasol' in 1777, 'Duchess of Alba' in 1795 and 'Witches Sabbath' in 1789 amongst others?
Francisco GOYA
34
Hanged at Wandsworth prison in 1949 for killing six people, which British criminal was known as 'The Acid Bath Murderer'?
John HAIG
35
Which famous animated character, first seen in 1953 in a feature called 'Cat Tails for Two' was usually wearing an over-sized sombrero, white shirt and trousers and red kerchief?
SPEEDY GONZALES
36
The musical play 'Over the Rainbow' first shown in 2003 is a celebration of the life and music of which singer who died in 1996?
EVA CASSIDY
37
Which Englsih football club play home matches at the Sports Direct Arena?
NEWCASTLE UNITED
38
What name is given to the Roman Road that links the cities of Exeter and Lincoln?
FOSSE WAY
39
The annual Three Choirs Festival alternates between Gloucester, Worcester and which other cathedral?
HEREFORD
40
Which film of 2008, directed by Kathryn Bigalow tells the story of an elite bomb squad unit in Iraq who must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object is a potential bomb?
THE HURTLOCKER
Round 5
41
The musical play Stand Tall, first shown in 2011 is based on the story of which two characters from the Bible?
DAVID AND GOLIATH
42
Which famous animated character, first seen in 1932, is portrayed as having a glass jaw?  On occasions he has been knocked out by his rival's girlfriend and on other occasions even by her infant son.
BLUTO
43
Hanged at Bedford prison in 1962, which British criminal was responsible for the murder of scientist Michael Gregston in a lay-by in Bedfordshire?  He claimed an alibi saying he had been in Rhyl on the night of the murder.
JAMES HANRATTY
44
Which Swiss painter who lived from 1879 to 1940 was responsible for works such as 'The Red Balloon' in 1922, 'Landscape with Yellow Birds' in 1923 and 'Around the Fish' in 1926?
Paul KLEE
45
Which film of 2005, directed by Sam Mendes, is based on former marine and author Anthony Swafford and his pre Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and fighting in Kuwait?
JARHEAD
46
Which venue in London hosts the annual Ideal Home Show?
EARL'S COURT
47
In which English town can you find a series of five roundabouts arranged in a circle known as The Magic Roundabout?  In a 2009 poll by Britannica Rescue it was voted the 4th scariest junction in Britain.
SWINDON
48
Which English football club play home matches at the American Express Community Stadium?
BRIGHTON
49
The name of which French newspaper translates as The World?
LE MONDE
50
The name of which Spanish newspaper translates as The Country?
EL PAIS
Round 6
51
What was the name of the policewoman who was shot and killed outside the Libyan embassy in London on April 17th 1984?
Yvonne FLETCHER
52
Which English inventor was responsible for the introduction of the multi-spool spinning frame known as the Spinning Jenny in1764?
JAMES HARGREAVES
53
Which disease is also known as Pertussis?
WHOOPING COUGH
54
Which Welsh vocalist who lived from 1915 to 1998 married Roger Moore in 1953, a marriage that lasted until 1961 when Moore left her and moved in with Italian actress Luisa Mattioli?
DOROTHY SQUIRES
55
Which British inventor was responsible for the introduction of the rubber band in 1845?
STEPHEN PERRY
56
What was the name of the 40 year old policeman who on October 6th 1985 was killed during a series of riots on the Broadwater Farm housing estate in London?
Keith BLAKELOCK
57
Which American film actress, born in 1947, had a 14 year relationship with Clint Eastwood, starring with him in several films before splitting up in 1989?
SONDRA LOCKE
58
Which disease is also known as Variola?
SMALL POX
59
Which British pop group reached number one in the UK charts for the only time in their career on July 2nd 1977 with the song 'So You Win Again'?
HOT CHOCOLATE
60
Which American pop group reached number one in the UK charts for the only time in their career with the record 'When Will I See You Again'?
THREE DEGREES
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
Which actress played the jilted Baroness Elsa Schraeder in the film The Sound Of Music?
ELEANOR PARKER
2
What type of bird is a 'Silver Trumpeter'?
SWAN
3
What nationality was Marie Tussaud who founded the famous wax museum?
SWISS