Wrexham Quiz League Questions 29th January 2013 - KO Cup Round 1 
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Questions set by Euan Stevenson
Round 1
1
Which  football team would  you associatewith the cartoon character Tweetie Pie ?
NORWICH CITY
(The Canaries)
2
Which  football  team would you associatewith the cartoon character Sylvester ?
SUNDERLAND
(The Black Cats)
3
The status of which planet in the Solar System was changed in 2006 by the International  Astronomic Union when  it  was  re-classified as a "dwarf planet" ?
PLUTO
4
Who developed the first suvvessful vaccine for Smallpox ?
Edward JENNER
5
Who was the chief executive of RBS bank who resigned in 2009, a month before RBS announced a loss of £24 billion, the largest loss in UK corporate history ?
FRED GOODWIN
6
The classic novel by Emile Zola about a French coalminers strike in the 1860's had what title ?
GERMINAL
7
"The Hunchback of Notre Dame" by Victor Hugo is one of the greatest ever French novels.  What is the original French title of the book ?
NOTRE DAME DE PARIS
8
Who was the chief executive of Barclays bank who resigned in July 2012 after Barclays had been severely fined for fixing LIBOR rates ?
BOB DIAMOND
9
Who developed the first successful vaccine for Polio ?
Jonas SALK
10
Which planet in the Solar System is closest to earth in size and mass ?
VENUS
Round 2
11
The pop group "The Small Faces" had 11 top twenty records in the 60s and 70s but only one number one hit - what was it ?
ALL OR NOTHING
12
What is the second biggest city in Libya ?
BENGHAZI
13
In what year was the first Eurovision Song Contest held ?
1956
14
Which French scientist (1736 -1806) is best known for his law of electrostatic force and gives his name to the unit of electric charge ?
COULOMB
15
In French, what bird is known as Aloutte ?
LARK
16
Which car manufacturer, based in Asia, was named as "Best Car Manufacturer" of 2012 ?
KIA
17
Which author created the fictional character Moll Flanders ?
DANIEL DEFOE
18
What is the name of the starch used for puddings which is obtained from the leaves of Palm trees ?
SAGO
19
Which 10 letter word is used to describe the following geographical feature - "a point of high land or a cliff jutting out over the sea or other expanse of water" ? PROMONTORY
20
Which 10 letter word is used to describe the following geographical feature - "a long steep slope at the edge of a plateau" ?
ESCARPMENT
Round 3
21
What spice is obtained from grated hard aromatic seeds, sharing its name with the evergreen tree from which the seeds are obtained ?
NUTMEG
22
The pop group "The Troggs" had seven top twenty records in the 60s but only one number one hit - what was it ?
"WITH A GIRL LIKE YOU"
23
What is the second biggest city in Afghanistan ?
KANDAHAR
24
In what year was the first BBC Sports Personality if theYear held ?
1954
25
Which German mathematician, physicist and astonomer (1777 - 1855) was involved in the first worldwide survey of the Earth's magnetic field and gives his name to a unit of magnetic induction ?
GAUSS
26
In French, what bird is known as a Merle ?
BLACKBIRD
27
In which country is the car manufacturer Dacia based ?
RUMANIA
28
Which author created the fictional character "Allan Quartermain" ?
RIDER HAGGARD
29
The former Tory Home Secretary Reginald Maudling is quoted as saying, "For God's sake bring me a large scotch.  What a bloody awful country".  To where was he referring ?
NORTHERN IRELAND
30
The former Tory Chancellor Nigel Lawson called this institution "The English Religion".  To what was he referring ?
THE NHS
Round 4
31
Which creature hunts in family groups called "pods" and is the longest and fastest member of the dolphin family ?
KILLER WHALE
 or ORCA
32
The species name "Fagus" as in Fagus Sylvatica and Fagus Purpurea has the common English name for which tree ?
BEECH
(common and copper)
33
The record "Red Red Wine" was a huge hit for the group UB40 reaching number one in the charts in both the UK and USA.  Which singer wrote the song ?
NEIL DIAMOND
34
John Newcombe was one half of a famous tennis pairing who were Wimbledon Doubles Champions three times.  Who was his partner ?
TONY ROCHE
35
Which general, famous for his military exploits against the French in the Napoleonic Wars was born in Glasgow in 1761 and died in Spain in 1809 ?
Sir John MOORE
36
Shakespeare coined which three word phrase in the play "Othello" which has become a commonly used cliche for Jealousy ?
GREEN EYED MONSTER
37
Which region of Italy forms the "toe" of the country ?
CALABRIA
38
Golf - Which Australian golfer won the 1960 British Open, beating Arnold Palmer into second place ?
KEL NAGLE
39
Who painted "Girl before a Mirror" ?
Pablo PICASSO
40
Who painted "Girl reading a letter" ?
Jan VERMEER
Round 5
41
Golf - Which Australian golfer won the 1965 British Open, beating Gary Player into second place ?
PETER THOMPSON
42
The male of which species of white whale develops a long twisted tusk that projects through its upper lip ?
NARWHAL
43
The species name Picea as in Picea Abies and Picea Sitchensis has the common English name for which tree ?
SPRUCE
(Norway and Sitka)
44
In a recent survey of the songs which had made the most money ever through record sales and royalties, the record "Brown Eyed Girl" was in the top twenty and had been played on US radio and TV stations over 10 million times.  Which singer wrote this song ?
VAN MORRISON
45
Bob Hewitt was one half of a famous tennis pairing who were Wimbledon Double Champions three times.  Who was his partner ?
FREW McMILLAN
46
Which general, famous for his military exploits against the French in the Napoleonic Wars, was born in St Petersburg in 1745 and died in Russia in 1813 ?
Mikhail KUTUZOV
47
Shakespeare coined which four word phrase in the play "Macbeth" which has become a commonly used cliche for compassion ?
MILK OF HUMAN
KINDNESS
48
Which region of France is bordered by Spain to the south and by the Bay of Biscay to the west ?
AQUITANE
49
In what classic novel are the two principal male characters called Pierre and Andre ?
WAR AND PEACE
50
In what classic novel are the two principal male characters called Cal and Aron ?
EAST OF EDEN
Round 6
51
Which Italian composer wrote the film music for the mocies "Midnight Express", "Flashdance" and "Electric Dreams" ?
Giordio MORODER
52
In 2012, who was elected as "General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party" and will serve as the leader of China until 2022, arguably becoming the most powerful man in the world ?
XI JINPING
53
Which poet laureate wrote the poems "Mount Zion", "New bats in old belfries" and "A nip in the air" ?
JOHN BETJEMAN
54
Shostakovish's symphony number 2 has the name of which month ?
OCTOBER
55
Vaughan Williams's symphony number 7 has the name of which continent ?
ANTARCTICA
56
Which poet laureate wrote the poems "the hawk in the rain", Moortown" and "Birthday letters" ?
TED HUGHES
57
Who is the Prime Minister of Italy ?
MARIO MONTI
58
Which Italian composer wrote the film music for the movies "A fistful of dollars", "The good, the bad and the ugly" and "The mission" ?
Enrico MORRICONE
59
From the "King Charls Tower" in a royalist city, King Charles I watched the scattered remains of his army retreating in which civil war battle of 1645 ?
ROWTON Moor
60
King Charles I's young sons Charles and James, narrowly escaped being killed by a cannonball while observing which civil war battle of 1642 ?
EDGEHILL
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
What is the chief river of Burma ?
IRRAWADDY
2
In 1958 what was the first airline to fly a jet airliner "The Comet" across the Atlantic ?
BOAC
3
In which sport would you find a "brakeman" ?
BOBSLEIGH
4
Which literary character lived at "Puddleby-on-Marsh" ?
DR DOOLITTLE
TIE BREAK
In the Periodic Table of chemical elements, what is the atomic number of gold ?
79