|Wrexham Quiz League Questions - Les Moore Trophy
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|Round 1 - On This Day (St George's Day)
playwright was born on this day on 1564 and died also on
this day, on his 52nd birthday, in 1616 ?
||Which 73 year old King of
Munster was killed at the Battleof Clontarf, near Dublin, on
this day in 1014 ?
||On this day in 1993, in a UN
backed referendum, Eritreans voted overwhelmingly in favour
of independence from which country ?
||Born in Birmingham on this
day in 1955, which highly controversial chess player became
Britain's first Grandmasterin 1976, aged 21 ?
||How old is former Mid-Ulster
MP Bernadette Devlin today ? Is she 60, 62 or 66 ?
||What was the name of the son
of Ethelred the Unready who was crowned King of England on
this day in 1016, but died in November the same year,
shortly after being defeated in battle by hios successor,
||On this day in 1968, the
first two decimal coins were introduced in the UK.
Name either of them.
||5p and 10p
||On this day in 1941 the
reigning monarch, King George II and his government left
which European country as German troops invaded ?
||Which order of chivalry was
founded by Edward III on this day in 1348 ?
||(Order of the) GARTER
||Born on this day in 1775,
what was the first name of the painter JMW Turner?
|Round 2 - Business
||Based in Swindon, which is
thge largest building society in the world ?
||What was the name of the
cinema, situated next to the Seven Stars in Lampit Street
which closed for business in 1956 ?
||A firm called Silver Cross,
which has been based in Keighley, Yorkshire since 1877, has
had the Queen, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez as
customers. What does Silver Cross make ?
||In the UK a public limited
company uses the initials plc after its name.
According to the Companies Act (2006), which three letters
can be used by similar firms in Wales ?
(cwmni cyfyngedig cyhoeddus)
||When Corporation Tax was
first introduced in 1965, what was the basic rate? Was
it 20%, 30% or 40% ?
||What was the surname of the
German chemist who, in 1867, established the chemical works
in Cefn Mawr, which later became part of Monsanto and then
||Vince Cable is the current
Secretary of State for Businees, Innovation and Skills, but
who was his predecessor and first holder of that title ?
||Who founded the now defunct
householdfurnishing business, Habitat, opening his first
shop in Fulham Road, Chelsea in 1964 ?
||Which soft drink manufacturer
launched a new formula version of its most popular product
in 1985, but withdrew it three months later after a
massively negative reaction from the public ?
||In which European country is
the HQ of the food company, Nestle ?
|Round 3 - Pop Music
||Which pop legend recently
topped the album charts with The Next Day ? His first number one
||What was the title of the
last studio album by The Beatles prior to their break-up in
||LET IT BE
||Which 30 year old pop diva
gave birth to daughter called Blue Ivy Carter on 7th January
||Which instrument did Larry
Mullen Jr play in the band U2 ?
||Loreen, singing Euphoria, won the 2012
Europvision Song Contest for which country ?
||Which British folk rock band
won the 2013 Grammy for "Album of the Year" with Babel ?
||MUMFORD & SONS
||"No more carefree laughter,
Silence ever after" are the opening lines of which Abba
Number One hit ?
||KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU
||Released last month, People, Hell and Angels
is a posthumous album made up of songs recorded by which
artist in 1969 ?
||A cover of which Buddy Holly
song gave glam rock band Mud their third and final UK Number
One in 1975 ?
||Which British pop star was
born Jessica Ellen Cornish on March 27th 1988?
|Round 4 - People
||Henry Charles Albert David
are the christian names of which famous 28 year old ?
||Later this year, Jonathon
Sacks (aka the Lord Sacks) is due to retire from which
religous position that he has held in Britain since 1991 ?
||Cheers actress Rhea Perlman has been
married to which Hollywood actor and comedian for over 30
||DANNY DE VITO
||An apartment in which
building has been the official London residence of the MP
for Buckingham since June 2009 ?
||PALACE of WESTMINSTER
(Speaker - John Bercow)
||In which city was London
Mayor, Boris Johnson born ? Was it New York, Calcutta
or Warsaw ?
||Which 73 year old world peace
campaigner is to be the President of the 2013 Llangollen
International Music Eisteddfod ?
||What is the first name of the
mother of Jemima Khan and widow of Sir James Goldsmith,
after whom one of London's most exclusive night clubs was
||Cristina Kirchner is
currently the President of which South American country?
||Which celebrity chef is the
owner of the three Michelin-starred restaurant, The Fat
Duck, in Bray, Berkshire, which has been voted the Best
Restaurant in the UK for the past six yearsby The Good Food Guide ?
||Which Swedish actress has
been married twice - to Peter Sellers in 1964 and to Slim
Jim Phantom in 1984 ?
|Round 5 - Sport
||Who holds the record for the
most Ladies Singles titles at Wimbledon, winning nine times
between 1978 and 1990 ?
||Who trained a record 50th
Cheltenham Festival winner last month, when his Bob's Worth won the
Gold Cup ?
||Which Premier League side won
the Scottish League Cup for the first time this year,
beating Hearts 3-2 in the final ?
||Which ground in West London
is shared by Harlequins (rugby union) and London Broncos
(rugby league) ?
||Athletics - what nationality
is Hicham El Guerrouj, who currently holds both the 800m and
the mile world records ?
||What natural phenomenon
caused the late postponement of the third game of Baseball's
World Series between San Francisco Giants and Oakland
(26 minutes before the start)
||Beeston. East Grinstead and
Reading are three of the leading English clubs in which
outdoor sport ?
||In which South African city
is the Wanderers test ground ?
||Who scored Wrexham's fourth
and final spot-kick against Grimsby Town in the penalty
shoot0out at Wembley last month ?
||Which country was top of the
medals table at the 2012 Paralympics in London with 95 gold
|Round 6 - Europe
||Limoges, Metz and Mulhouse
are cities in which European country ?
||In which country is Raciborz,
which emtereed a twinning agreement with Wrexham County
Borough Council in 2002 ?
||Which mountain range forms an
arc that stretches from the Czech Republic inj the northwest
to the border of Romania and Serbia in the south ?
||Which is the largest city in
Scandinavia by population ?
||Ljubljana is the capital of
which European country ?
||Since the abolition of the
monarchy in 1870, French Presidents have also automatically
become co-princes of which independent Europian
||Which colour is on the left
of the three colours on the flag of Italy ?
||Which former Yugoslav state
will become the 28th member of the European Union on July
1st this year ?
||At 1,038 km long and emptying
into the Atlantic Ocean at Lisbon, which is the longest
river on the Iberian peninsula ?
||What are motorways called in
BREAKER - The Grosvenor Bridge on the A483 in Chester was
opened in which year ?