Wrexham Quiz League Questions 16th April 2013 - Handicap Cup  
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Questions set by David Wilkinson
Round 1 - 2012
1
In which month of 2012 did the Queen celebrate her Diamond Jubilee ?
FEBRUARY
2
What nationality is Felix Baumgartner, who became the first person to break the sound barrier without mechanical assistance during his space dive in October 2012 ?
AUSTRIAN
3
In June 2012, Lonesome George died in the Galapagos ISlands making his subspecies extinct.  Generally speaking, what sort of creature was Lonesome George ?
TORTOISE
4
Whcih singer, who died in 2012 aged 48, was the only act to have had seven consecutive Billboard No 1 hit singles ?
WHITNEY HOUSTON
5
What is the name of the former Liberian President who, in March 2012, was found guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes and sentenced to 50 years in jail ?
CHARLES TAYLOR
6
Who was the author of the sci-fi novels Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles, who died in June 2012 ?
RAY BRADBURY
7
Whcih organisation controversially won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 ?
EUROPEAN UNION
8
What is the name of the Mars Science Laboratory mission's rover, which landed successfully on the red planet in August 2012 ?
CURIOSITY
9
In February 2012, Ali Abdullah Saleh stepped down as President of which counry after 33 years in power, as a result of popular protests in the so-called Arab Spring ?
YEMEN
10
On August 30th 2012 the topping out ceremony took place on what will be America's tallest building when it's complete.  On which island is the 104 story tower situated ?
MANHATTAN ISLAND
(One World Trade Centre)
Round 2 - TV in the 1990s
11
Which 90s Channel 4 game show required each member of the studio audience to bring with them thier passport and a suitcase, and to have organised th enext week off from work ?
DON'T FORGET YOUR TOOTHBRUSH
12
In the first episode of which popular 90s sitcom was the main character retired from his job as a security guard and replaced by a box and a recorded message ?
ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE
13
Swimmer Sharon Davies appeared in the fourth series of Gladiators  in 1995 using which nickname ?
AMAZON
14
Which ITV detective series, first shown in 1992, was based on the books of the author RD Wingfield ?
A TOUCH OF FROST
15
The 90s sitcom Rab C Nesbitt was set in which district of Glasgow's South Side ?
GOVAN
16
In the Pocket Money round on Big Break, how much would the contestant win if a black ball was legally potted in the black pocket ?
£140 (double £70)
17
Whcih ITV drama series, first shown in 1995, was set in the fictional village of Cardale ?
PEAK PRACTICE
18
Who played the title role in the 90s detective series Wycliffe ?
JACK SHEPHERD
19
Whcih much-maligned soap was cancelled in July 1993 after just over a year on BBC 1 ?
ELDORADO
20
Who was the presenter of Have I Got News For You when it was first broadcast in 1990 ?
ANGUS DEAYTON
Round 3 - Food and Drink
21
Whcih six letter name is used in Britain for red wine from the Bordeaux region of France ?
CLARET
22
Which hot chilli pepper is named after the capital of French Guiana ?
CAYENNE (Pepper)
23
What percentage ABV is the famous Theakston's Old Peculiar bitter ?
5.6%
24
Which two word name is given to the cheap cut of lamb at the top of the neck, sometimes referred to as "shoulder" ?
SCRAG END
25
Which  fruit are  known as Himbeeren  in Germany  and  Framboises in French ?
RASPBERRIES
26
Generally speaking, what (two dimensional) shape are Samosas ?
TRIANGULAR
27
Popular in Scotland and Ireland, what is a black pudding called when it contains no blood ?
WHITE PUDDING
28
Which bitter, introduced by Watneys in 1931, was Britain's first keg beer ?
RED BARREL
29
If a wine is said to be best when served Chambre, what does that mean ?
AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
30
Eve's Pudding is a baked sponge with a layer of which fruit at the bottom ?
APPLE
Round 4 - Rivers
31
Which river joins the Rhine at Koblenz in Germany ?
MOSELLE
32
In Greek mythology, which of the five rivers of the Underworld was known as the river of forgetfulness ?
LETHE
33
On 1st August 1976 the Reichsbrucke, the main bridge over the Danube in which capital city, collapsed due to structural failure ?
VIENNA
34
Rising in Alton in Hampshire and flowing through Guildford and Godalming, which 87 mile long river is the longest tributary of the Thames ?
WEY
35
The UK's largest "run-of-river" hydroelectric power station is at Beeston Rylands Weir on which major English river ?
TRENT
36
The Waikato river, at 425 kilometres, is the longest river in which Commonwealth country ?
NEW ZEALAND
37
Which ship sailed up the River Avon to Bristol Docks in 1970, 127 years after she had left there on her maiden voyage ?
SS GREAT BRITAIN
38
The small port on the Atlantic coast at the mouth of the River Congo, shares its name with which fruit ?  Is it Banana, Clementine or Kumquat ?
BANANA
39
The ancient land called Mesopotamia lay between which two rivers ?
TIGRIS and EUPHRATES
40
Historically, what name was given to the Thames in Oxford ?
ISIS
Round 5 - Sport
41
Which 8 letter word describes a boxer which leads with jabs from his right hand ?
SOUTHPAW
42
Which horse won the 2013 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham, becoming the first since Comedy of Errors to regain the crown ?
HURRICANE FLY
43
Rugby Union - Wales won this year's Six Nations, but which country won the women's equivalent, achieving the Grand Slam in the process ?
IRELAND
44
Whcih Scottish Premier League side play their home matches at Victoria Park in Dingwall ?
ROSS COUNTY
45
Cricket - Which Australian was captain of Hampshire for three years between 2005 and 2007 ?
SHANE WARNE
46
Basketball - Which Los Angeles side have appeared in a record 31 NBA finals, winning 16 of them ?
LAKERS
47
In ten-pin bowling, how many strikes does a bowler have to get to score a perfect 300 point game ?
TWELVE (ten frames plus two extra balls)
48
Who is the head coach of Wrexham based North Wales Crusaders rugby league team ?
CLIVE GRIFFITHS
49
Athletics - Who currently holds the men's world records for both the 100m and 200m ?
USAIN BOLT
50
The 2014 Comonwealkth Games will be held in which city ?
GLASGOW
Round 6 - People and Places
51
In which North Wales town was comedian Dawn French born in 1957 ?
HOLYHEAD
52
Near which Dorset town did the Duke of Monmouth land in 1685, in an ill-fated attempt to take the English crown ?
LYME REGIS
53
Whcih famous author bought a house called Gads Hill Place in Kent for £1,790 in 1856 ?
CHARLES DICKENS
54
In which German cathedral was the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne buried in 813AD ?
AACHEN
55
Who performed his final live concert at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis on June 26th 1977 ?
ELVIS PRESLEY
56
A statue of Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding was unveiled by the Queen Mother in 1988 in front of which church in the Strand ?
ST CLEMENT DANES
57
The Louis Armstrong International Airport serves which large US city ?
NEW ORLEANS
58
Which London-born mountaineer led the first expedition to reach the summit of the Matterhorn in 1865 ?
EDWARD WHYMPER
59
The constituencly of LAbour leader Ed Milliband is in which Yorkshire town ?
DONCASTER
60
Who was born at 17, Bruton Street, Mayfair on April 21st 1926 ?
THE QUEEN
TIE BREAK
What is the population of Gloucestershire ? (2010 figures)
593,500