|Wrexham Quiz League Questions - Colin Hughes Trophy
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|Round 1 - Islands
to Goat Island in New York State, USA, to get spectacular
views of which natural phenomenon?
||Ynys Gybi is the Welsh name
for which island?
||Which island in the Indian
Ocean has the highest population of any French island and
sends five deputies to the National Assembly in Paris?
||The Torres Strait lies
between Australia and which island?
||Baltra, Floreanna, San
Crystobal and Santa Cruz are the five inhabited islands in
which Pacific group?
||The neighbouring islands of
Romo and Sylt in the Wadden Sea, lie on either side of the
border between which two EU countries? (both needed)
||DENMARK and GERMANY
||Which is the largest of the
7,107 islands that make up the Philippines?
||Which Pacific Island group
changed to driving on the left in 2009 and also moved to the
west of the International Dateline in 2011, thereby losing a
||Ellan Vannin is the name of which island
in the British Isles in the local language?
||ISLE OF MAN (in Manx)
||Which chemical element is
named after the island of Cyprus where it was extensively
mined in the Roman era?
|Round 2 - Films and
Television (A connection round)
NB There is a connection between one word or name in each of the first nine answers. However for all ten
questions, the full answer is needed to get the points.
||Who has played Dot Cotton in
||Which former Home and Away actor
won a posthumous Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2009?
||Which Faulty Towers character
was played by Ballard Berkeley?
||Who voiced Princess Fiona in
the Shrek movies?
||Which Coronation Street
character, who "died" in 2006, apparently had 25 girlfriends
at various times and four wives?
||In the 2004 film Starsky and Hutch, if
Ben Stiller played Starsky, who played Hutch?
||Which journalist and author
won the fifth series of I'm
A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here in 2005, beating
Cannon and Ball, Jimmy Osmond and Sheree Murphy amongst
||Who directed the Noughties
films One Day in
September, The Last King of Scotland and Touching the Void?
||Which 1999 horror film tells
the story of three students who disappeared in Maryland
whilst making a documentary film about a local legend?
||THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT
||The first episode of which
sitcom sequel was broadcast on BBC2 on January 9th
1986 (NB This answer contains the connection)?
||YES, PRIME MINISTER
|Round 3 - On This Day
||Which cartoon strip by
Charles M Schulz first appeared in the Washington Post and
New York Times on this day in 1950?
||Operation Typhoon, launched
on this day in 1941, was a German strategic offensive
designed to capture which capital city?
||What was the surname of the
French explorer who discovered the area where Montreal is
now situated, on this day in 1953?
||What was the real christian
name of the comedian Grougho Marx, born on this day in 1890?
||Which was the last year in
which October 2nd fell on a Wednesday?
||The king of which country led
his army against the Scots at the Battle of Largs in
Ayrshire on this day in 1263?
||Celebrating her 44th birthday
today, who presents the Radio Five Live news and interview
show each weekday between 10am and noon?
||Which US President suffered a
massive stroke on this day in 1919 which severely
incapacitated him for the remainder of his Presidency?
||Who led the Muslim forces who
captured Jerusalem on this day in 1187, thus ending 88 years
of crusader rule of the city?
||Born on this day in 1951, how
is the pop singer Gordon Sumner better known?
|Round 4 - Fictional
||Bigwig, Fiver and Hazel are
the main characters in which 1972 novel?
||Who was the youngest of King
Lear's three daughters?
||Which Marvel Comic's
super-hero, a member of The Avengers group, is the alter ego
of an originally frail young man called Steve Rogers?
||Becky Sharp was the central
character in which mid 19th century novel?
||What was the surname of the
title character in H.G.Wells; novel The Invisible Man?
||Which well-known fictional
character, who first appeared in print in the 90's, has the
rare ability to speak Parseltongue, the language of snakes?
||What was the christian name
of the daughter of William Dorrit, known as Little Dorrit in the
1857 novel of the same name by Charles Dickens?
||Green politician Samantha
Weinberg wrote a trilogy of novels under the alias Kate
Westbrook in the noughties, based on the fictional diaries
of which Ian Fleming character?
||Who is the elder sister of
Stella Kowalski in Tennessee Williams' 1947 play A Streetcar Named Desire?
||Which famous fictional
character retired to a small farm on the Sussex Downs in
1903 and took up the hobby of bee-keeping as his main
|Round 5 - Sporting Venues
||Which ground was the venue
for the first ever cricket Test Match between England and
Australia in 1877 ?
||MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND
||Which motor racing circuit
was used for the cycling raod races at the 2012 London
||Which US Football team moved
from the Three Rovers Stadium to the newly built Heinz Field
in 2001 ?
||The Olympic Stadium in which
city was completed in 1938 and has hosted two World Athletic
Championships, three Europeans and one Olympics, but not the
one it was built for?
(Built for the cancelled 1940 games)
||What was the name of the
circuit on which the Dutch Formula One Grand Prix was held
from 1948 until its last running in 1985 ?
||At which football ground did
Frank Bruno defeat Joe Bugner in October 1987 ?
||WHITE HART LANE
||In which of New York's five
boroughs is the New Yankee stadium located?
||Near which village in North
Wales were the rowing events held at the 1958 British Empire
and Commonwealth Games?
(on Llyn Padarn)
||After which famous American
tennis player is the stadium at Flushing Meadow named, where
the final of the US Open has been held each year since 1997
||In which Swiss resort is the
famous bobsleigh track, the Cresta Run?
|Round 6 - General Knowledge
||Which Scottish Lib Dem MP is
currently Chief Secretary to the Treasury?
||The name's the same - A small
Norfolk town near the Suffolk border and a verb used by
teenagers meaning "to show a lack of respect"?
||Guy Lombardo and Oscar
Peterson were the first inductees into which nation's newly
instituted Music Hall of Fame in 1978 ?
||Chemistry - which of the
halogens has the lowest atomic number?
||The naem of which Japanese
car company can be translated as "three diamonds", which is
reflected in its fanous logo?
||Lady Day or, more properly,
the Feast of the Anunciation of the Blessed Virgin, is
celebrated on the 25th of which month?
||Which common British mammal
has the scientific name Erinaceous Europaeus?
||Sri Lanka has two official
languages - Sinhala or Singhalese is one, what is the other?
||What was the surname of the
last man to walk on the moon?
||Which wrexham company was
formed in 1931 by the merger of Soames Brewery, Island Green
Brewery and the Oswestry firm of Dorsett Owen?
BREAKER - Soccer, what was the attendance at the 2012 French
Cup Final between Olympic Lyonnaise and 3rd division club
Quevilly at the Stade de France in Paris on 8th April?