Wrexham Quiz League Questions 9th April 2013 - Divisional Handicap Cup  
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Questions set by David Wilkinson
Round 1 - On This Day
1
From which country did the USA buy Alaska on this day in 1867 ?
RUSSIA
2
On this day in 1969, the first British Concorde made its maiden flight from which airfield near Bristol ?
FILTON
3
Which Roman Emperor, who was born on this day in 175AD, died in York when he was 65 years old ?
SEPTEMIUS SEVERUS
4
What was the surname of the man who seized power in Norway on this day in 1940, in a Nazi-backed coupe d'etat ?
(Vidkun) QUISLING
5
How old is Playboy founder, Hugh Hefner today?  Is he 83, 87 or 90 ?
87 (Born 1926)
6
On this day in 1682 Robert de la Salle discovered the mouth of which major river, claimed it for France and named it Louisiana ?
MISSISSIPPI
7
On this day in 1959, NASA introduced its first group of astronauts, the so-called Mercury Seven.  Who was the only one of the seven to eventually walk on the moon ?
(Alan) SHEPHARD
8
Which well-known British couple, now both in their mid sixties, are celebrating thier eigth wedding anniversary today ?
CHARLES and CAMILLA
9
Which war was effectively ended on this day in 1865 when a very famous surrender was signed  ?
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
10
Which English king ws crowned on this day in 1413 ?
HENRY V
Round 2 - Films of the 1980s
11
In which 1980 spoof disaster movie did Leslie Nielson play a character called Dr Barry Rumack ?
AIRPLANE !
12
Who famously used the phrase "The British are coming" when accepting his Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the 1981 film Chariots Of Fire ?
COLIN WELLAND
13
Which 1982 film used a record  number of extras, over  300,000  in one scene ?
GHANDI
14
In which 1983 Bond movie did Maud Adams play the title role ?
OCTOPUSSY
15
Who wrote and performed the theme song for the 1984 film Ghostbusters ?
RAY PARKER JNR
16
Who played the homeless man, Jerry, in the 1985 comedy Down And Out In Beverley Hills ?
NICK NOLTE
17
For which 1986 film did Bob Hoskins win a BAFTA for Best Actor ?
MONA LISA
18
Who played the Federal Agent Elliot Ness in the 1987 film The Untouchables ?
KEVIN COSTNER
19
Whcih hit 1988 thriller was an adaptation of a best selling novel called Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp ?
DIE HARD
20
The action in which 1989 sci-fi film starts in 1985, moves to 2015 and then to 1955 before returning to 1985 ? (Full title required)
BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II
Round 3 - Nature
21
The nuts of which tree are sometimes called Filberts or Cobnuts ?
HAZEL
22
Found in Central and South America and belonging to the family Crotophagidae what sort of creature is the Greater Ani ?
BIRD
23
Where specifically do littoral animals live ?
Close to the SHORE of sea, lake or river
24
What colour are the flowers of the Sambucus or Elderberry ?
WHITE
25
Which common European mammal has the scientific name Meles meles ?
BADGER
26
Also known as the Banded Anteater, which marsupial lives almost entirely off a diet of termites ?
NUMBAT
27
On which continent does the venomous snake, the Boomslang, live ?
AFRICA
28
What is the two-word name of the gas-filled organ that gives some fish the ability to regulate their bouyancy ?
SWIM BLADDER
(accept GAS BLADDER or FISH MAW)
29
Which Norwegian word is the collective term for the small shrimp-like animals that make up most of the diet of Baleen Whales ?
KRILL
30
Whcih Cuckoo makes the famous call, is it the male only, the female only or both ?
MALE ONLY
Round 4 - Literature
31
Whcih famous novel is set on an ordinary day in June 1904 and mainly follows the passage of a character called Leopold Bloom through the City of Dublin ?
ULYSSES
32
Which one word completes the title of the 2012 best-seller by Jonas Jonasson, The Hundred-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And ............ ?
DISAPPEARED
33
In which decade of the 20th century was the Radio Times first published by the BBC ?
1920s (1923)
34
Brian Patten, Adrian Henri and Roger McGough were three poets particularly associated with which city in the 1960s ?
LIVERPOOL
35
In which book of the Old Testament does the story of Samson and Delilah appear ?
JUDGES
36
The Man Within (1929) was the first published novel by which famous English author ?
GRAHAM GREENE
37
Whcih is generally accepted as the first of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, following the General Prologue in most editions ?
KNIGHT'S TALE
38
Best Kept Secret (Clifton Chronicles 3) is the latest novel by which best selling author ?
JEFFREY ARCHER
39
Reputedly the Queen Mother's favourite, which daily horse-racing newspaper ceased publication in 1998 when it merged with the Racing Post ?
SPORTING LIFE
40
In which century are Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize winning historical novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies set ?
16th
( Reign of Henry VIII )
Round 5 - Sport
41
What nationality are the golfers Darren Fichardt, Branden Grace and Charl Schwartzel ?
SOUTH AFRICAN
42
Rugby Union - now playing for Toulon in France, who is the most capped front row forward in Welsh history ?
GERTHIN JENKINS
43
Which is th eonly club from Worcestershire to have played in the Football League ?
KIDDERMINSTER Harriers
44
In which city do the American Football side, The Titans, play their home games ?
NASHVILLE (Tennessee)
45
Which Welsh girl won four medals, including two golds, at the 2013 World Track Cycling Championships in Minsk ?
BECKY JAMES
46
The Ageas Bowl, which hosted its first Test Match in June 2011, is situated on the outskirts of which English city ?
SOUTHAMPTON
47
What is the highest rank in Judo ?  Is it 8th Dan, 10th Dan or 12th Dan ?
10th DAN
48
There have been three non-British winners of the Snooker World Championship ion the Crucible era.  Ken Doherty (Ireland) and Neil Robertson (Australia) are two of them.  Who is the third ?
CLIFFF THORBURN (Canada)
49
In which sport have Brazil won the men's World Championships at the last three tournaments in 2002, 2006 and 2010, beating Russia, Poland and Cuba in the respective finals ?
VOLLEYBALL
50
Athletics - Who is the current Olympic champion for the men's Long Jump ?
GREG RUTHERFORD
Round 6 - Pot Luck
51
What do the initials LV stand for in the name of the financial services group LV ?
LIVERPOOL VICTORIA
52
Which prominent British politician has three sons called Antonio, Alberto and Miguel ?
NICK CLEGG
53
Who was the mastermind of the Great Train Robbery, who died aged 81 on February 28th this year ?
BRUCE REYNOLDS
54
Which is the largest city in the Canadian province of British Columbia ?
VANCOUVER
55
Which Cumbrian brewery is famous for its Cocker Hoop and Sneck Lifter real ales ?
JENNINGS
56
Which term, now in common use, was first coined in 1999 because it was " a little catchier than IEEE 802.11b Direct Sequence" ?
WI-FI
57
Which prominent position has a man called Justin Portal Welby taken up this year ?
ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
58
1st March is St David's Day and 1st November is All Saint's Day but the 1st of which month is Yorkshire Day ?
AUGUST
59
Which former US President was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize ?
JIMMY CARTER
60
Which is the first capital city (four in all) that the Danube flows through on its journey from the Black Forest to the Black Sea ?
VIENNA
TIE BREAK
What is non-league Worcester City's record home attendance, set versus Sheffield United in the FA Cup in 1959 ? 17,042