|Wrexham Quiz League Questions||9th April
2013 - Divisional Handicap Cup
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|Round 1 - On This
country did the USA buy Alaska on this day in 1867 ?
||On this day in 1969, the
first British Concorde made its maiden flight from which
airfield near Bristol ?
||Which Roman Emperor, who was
born on this day in 175AD, died in York when he was 65 years
||What was the surname of the
man who seized power in Norway on this day in 1940, in a
Nazi-backed coupe d'etat ?
||How old is Playboy founder,
Hugh Hefner today? Is he 83, 87 or 90 ?
||87 (Born 1926)
||On this day in 1682 Robert de
la Salle discovered the mouth of which major river, claimed
it for France and named it Louisiana ?
||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 ?
||Which well-known British
couple, now both in their mid sixties, are celebrating thier
eigth wedding anniversary today ?
||CHARLES and CAMILLA
||Which war was effectively
ended on this day in 1865 when a very famous surrender was
||AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
||Which English king ws crowned
on this day in 1413 ?
|Round 2 - Films of the 1980s
||In which 1980 spoof disaster
movie did Leslie Nielson play a character called Dr Barry
||Who famously used the phrase
"The British are coming" when accepting his Oscar for Best
Original Screenplay for the 1981 film Chariots Of Fire ?
||Which 1982 film used a
record number of extras, over 300,000 in
one scene ?
||In which 1983 Bond movie did
Maud Adams play the title role ?
||Who wrote and performed the
theme song for the 1984 film Ghostbusters ?
||RAY PARKER JNR
||Who played the homeless man,
Jerry, in the 1985 comedy Down
And Out In Beverley Hills ?
||For which 1986 film did Bob
Hoskins win a BAFTA for Best Actor ?
||Who played the Federal Agent
Elliot Ness in the 1987 film The Untouchables ?
||Whcih hit 1988 thriller was
an adaptation of a best selling novel called Nothing Lasts Forever
by Roderick Thorp ?
||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
||The nuts of which tree are
sometimes called Filberts or Cobnuts ?
||Found in Central and South
America and belonging to the family Crotophagidae what sort
of creature is the Greater Ani ?
||Where specifically do
littoral animals live ?
||Close to the SHORE of sea, lake or
||What colour are the flowers
of the Sambucus or Elderberry ?
||Which common European mammal
has the scientific name Meles meles ?
||Also known as the Banded
Anteater, which marsupial lives almost entirely off a diet
of termites ?
||On which continent does the
venomous snake, the Boomslang, live ?
||What is the two-word name of
the gas-filled organ that gives some fish the ability to
regulate their bouyancy ?
(accept GAS BLADDER or FISH MAW)
||Which Norwegian word is the
collective term for the small shrimp-like animals that make
up most of the diet of Baleen Whales ?
||Whcih Cuckoo makes the famous
call, is it the male only, the female only or both ?
|Round 4 - Literature
||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
||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 ............ ?
||In which decade of the 20th
century was the Radio Times first published by the BBC ?
||Brian Patten, Adrian Henri
and Roger McGough were three poets particularly associated
with which city in the 1960s ?
||In which book of the Old
Testament does the story of Samson and Delilah appear ?
||The Man Within (1929) was the first
published novel by which famous English author ?
||Whcih is generally accepted
as the first of Chaucer's Canterbury
Tales, following the General Prologue in most
||Best Kept Secret (Clifton Chronicles 3) is
the latest novel by which best selling author ?
||Reputedly the Queen Mother's
favourite, which daily horse-racing newspaper ceased
publication in 1998 when it merged with the Racing Post ?
||In which century are Hilary
Mantel's Booker Prize winning historical novels Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies set
( Reign of Henry VIII )
|Round 5 - Sport
||What nationality are the
golfers Darren Fichardt, Branden Grace and Charl Schwartzel
||Rugby Union - now playing for
Toulon in France, who is the most capped front row forward
in Welsh history ?
||Which is th eonly club from
Worcestershire to have played in the Football League ?
||In which city do the American
Football side, The Titans, play their home games ?
||Which Welsh girl won four
medals, including two golds, at the 2013 World Track Cycling
Championships in Minsk ?
||The Ageas Bowl, which hosted
its first Test Match in June 2011, is situated on the
outskirts of which English city ?
||What is the highest rank in
Judo ? Is it 8th Dan, 10th Dan or 12th Dan ?
||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
||CLIFFF THORBURN (Canada)
||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 ?
||Athletics - Who is the
current Olympic champion for the men's Long Jump ?
|Round 6 - Pot Luck
||What do the initials LV stand
for in the name of the financial services group LV ?
||Which prominent British
politician has three sons called Antonio, Alberto and Miguel
||Who was the mastermind of the
Great Train Robbery, who died aged 81 on February 28th this
||Which is the largest city in
the Canadian province of British Columbia ?
||Which Cumbrian brewery is
famous for its Cocker Hoop and Sneck Lifter real ales ?
||Which term, now in common
use, was first coined in 1999 because it was " a little
catchier than IEEE 802.11b Direct Sequence" ?
||Which prominent position has
a man called Justin Portal Welby taken up this year ?
||ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY
||1st March is St David's Day
and 1st November is All Saint's Day but the 1st of which
month is Yorkshire Day ?
||Which former US President was
awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize ?
||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 ?
|What is non-league Worcester City's record home attendance, set versus Sheffield United in the FA Cup in 1959 ?||17,042