Wrexham Quiz League Questions 2nd April 2013 - KO Cup Semi Final 
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Questions set by Euan Stevenson
Round 1
1
What type of foodstuff is a MOREL  ?
MUSHROOM
2
What type of foodstuff is a MORELLO  ?
CHERRY
3
In the periodic table of elements, which chemical element would come last alphabetically  ?
ZIRCONIUM
4
Which comedian had a top ten hit record in 1958 with the record "Splish Splash"  ?
CHARLIE DRAKE
5
What is the anthem of the European Union  ?
ODE TO JOY
6
Who takes over the important position of Governor of the Bank of England in 2013  ?
MARK CARNEY
7
Who took over the important position of Pope in 2013  ?
JORGE BERGOGLIO
8
What is the national anthem of Australia  ?
ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR
9
Which comedian had a top ten hit record in 1954 with the record "Don't Laugh at me"  ?
NORMAN WISDOM
10
In the periodic table of elements, which chemical element is the only one to begin with the letter "V"  ?
VANADIUM
Round 2
11
Which American pop group, who did not reach the number 1 spot in the U.K., had their most successful  number 1 hit in America with "Livin' on a Prayer"  in 1986  ?
BON JOVI
12
In which famous musical, widely seen on the stage and made into a 1955 film, does SERGEANT SARAH BROWN appear  ?
GUYS AND DOLLS
13
T.V. Sitcoms  -  What was the name of "The Vicar of Dibley", played by Dawn French  ?
GERALDINE GRAINGER
14
Which Welsh author, born in Newport, has written over 30 books, including "The Virgin Soldiers", "The Last Detective" and "Ormerod's Landing"  ?
LESLIE THOMAS
15
Who was Margaret Thatcher's most famous press secretary  ?
BERNARD INGHAM
16
How many atoms are there in a molecule of methane  ?
5
17
Who was the youngest monarch to become king of England  ?
HENRY 6TH
18
Geography - which "Strait" in the Mediterranean lies between Sicily and mainland Italy  ?
MESSINA
19
In a John Betjemen poem, where does Betjeman urge the "friendly bombs" to fall  ?
ON SLOUGH
20
In a John Betjeman poem, what lady was... "burnished by the Aldershot sun"  ?
JOAN HUNTER DUNN
Round 3
21
Geography - which "Strait" in the North Atlantic lies between  Greenland and Iceland  ?
DENMARK STRAIT
22
Which American pop group, who did not reach the number 1 spot in the U.K., had a number 1 hit in America with "Sweet Child O' Mine"  in 1988  ?
GUNS 'N' ROSES
23
In which famous musical, widely seen on the stage and made into a 1958 film, does NURSE NELLIE FORBUSH appear  ?
SOUTH PACIFIC
24
T.V. Sitcoms  -  What was the name of the lead character, the time traveller, played by Nicholas Lyndhurst in "Goodnight Sweetheart"  ?
GARY SPARROW
25
Which Welsh author, born in Cardiff, has written over 30 books, including "Pillars of the Earth", "Fall of Giants" and "Capricorn One"?
KEN FOLLETT
26
Who was the aide of Margaret Thatcher who was killed by a bomb  in 1979, in the House of Commons car park  ?
AIREY NEAVE
27
How many atoms are there in a molecule of sulphuric acid  ?
7
28
Who was the oldest monarch to become king of the U. K.  ?
WILLIAM 4TH
29
In baseball, how many players are in a team  ?
9
30
In baseball, how many innings are in a match  ?
9
Round 4
31
Thick footballers  ? Which Chelsea footballer has an I.Q. Of over 150. He is an ex-public schoolboy who obtained 12 GCSE's, including an "A star" in Latin  ?
FRANK LAMPARD
32
Who was the first leader of the Liberal Democrats  ?
PADDY ASHDOWN
33
What was the Roman name for Wales  ?
CAMBRIA
34
Much in the news at budget time,exactly  what body is known by the  acronym OBR  ?
OFFICE for BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY
35
In which city would you find Frederic Chopin airport  ?
WARSAW
36
What Chinese dish is described as "meat-filled dumplings"  ?
WONTON
37
What is the second largest castle in England and Wales  ?
CAERPHILLY
38
Which Christian festival day is held 40 days after the resurrection of Christ  ?
PENTECOST
39
Alphabetically speaking, which British prime minister of the 20th century would come first  ?
ASQUITH
40
Which 20th century British prime minister had the longest surname ?
CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN
Round 5
41
Which Christian festival day is held 40 days after the birth of Christ  ?
CANDLEMAS
42
Thick footballers  ? Which Liverpol footballer is currently halfway through a Maths degree course with the Open University  ?
GLEN JOHNSON
43
Who was the first leader of the Russian Federation  ?
BORIS YELTSIN
44
What was the Roman name for England  ?
ALBION
45
 Much in the news at budget time,exactly  what body is known by the acronym IFS  ?
INSTITUTE for FISCAL STUDIES
46
In which city would you find Galileo Galilei airport  ?
PISA
47
What Japanese dish is described as "beef and vegetables in  soy sauce"  ?
SUKIYAKI
48
Which Welsh town is near to the old Roman fort of Segontium  ?
CAERNARFON
49
What is the world's highest capital city, at a height of 11,942 feet  ?
LA PAZ
50
What is the Europe's highest capital city, at a height of 1,929 feet  ?
MADRID
Round 6
51
Which business organisation took over the Somerfield chain of stores  ?
THE CO-OPERATIVE
52
Tennis - How many Wimbledon singles titles did Billie Jean King win?
6
53
Which Roman poet's most famous work is known simply as "ODES" ?
HORACE
54
Which Italian composer who lived from 1678 to 1741 was nicknamed "The Red Priest" after taking holy orders in 1703  ?
VIVALDI
55
Which Italian composer who lived from 1792 to 1868 was nicknamed "Monsieur Crescendo" ?  He was a gourmet and had a famous meat dish named after him.
ROSSINI
56
The Co-operative acquired which building society in 2009  ?
THE BRITANNIA
57
Tennis - How many Wimbledon singles titles did Steffi Graf win?
7
58
Which Roman poet's famous work is known simply as "SATIRES" ?
JUVENAL
59
Which unusually named bird fits the following description  ?  Found in Africa, this bird is 5 foot high, coloured grey and black with a distinctive crest above the head. It is long-legged and runs on the ground catching snakes and small mammals.
SECRETARY BIRD
60
Which unusually named bird fits the following description  ? A black tropical seabird, having pointed wings with a span of 6 feet. They attack other birds , forcing them to disgorge fish and also catch flying fish as they leap out of the ocean.
FRIGATE BIRD
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
What country has 3 capital cities, depending on the function  ?
SOUTH AFRICA
(Pretoria, Cape Town and Bloemfontein)
2
What is a BANDICOOT
MARSUPIAL
3
In March 1980, "The Jam" had a number 1 hit, with which song  ?
GOING UNDERGROUND
4
Who wrote tyhe Barchester novels  ?
ANTHONY TROLLOPE
TIE BREAK
In what year was England converted to Christianity by St. Augustine ?
597