Wrexham Quiz League Questions - Pairs Competition
2nd October 2012 
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CONNECTIONS
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Which bank, founded as a building society in 1853, uses the slogan "A Little Extra Help" and is the leading provider of residential mortgages in the UK ?
HALIFAX
2
Which two-word name is given to INVICTA, the symbol of Kent ?
WHITE HORSE
3
First seen by a European in 1855, at 18 degress south of the equator and over 100 m high, it has the indigenous name MOSI-OA-TUNYA, meaniong CLOUD THAT THUNDERS.  What is it ?
VICTORIA FALLS
4
A white cross on a black background is the symbol and PRO UTILITATE HOMINUM is the motto of which organisation founded in 1877 and present at most large events held in Britain each year ?
ST JOHN'S AMBULANCE BRIGADE
5
What is the connection between these four answers ?
CANADIAN PROVINCE CAPITALS
FROM A TO B
6
Along which road from Capua to Rome were 6000 slaves crucified in 71BC after defeat in then Servile War led by Spartacus ?
APPIAN WAY
7
Named after the 16/17th century fancy collar that made a fortune for Robert Baker, which London street starts at Hyde Park Corner and ends at a famous statue ?  It is the 6th most expensive property in Monopoly.
PICADILLY
8
Based on an ancient structure, which 61mile long distance footpath from Holywell to Llanymynech and which passes through Wrexham was inaugurated in 2005 ?
WAT'S DYKE
9
The road from Paris to Montpellier passes over the highest bridge in the world, completed in 2004.  Which river valley does it span ?
TARN
10
The southwest coastal footpath starts at Poole in Dorset.  Going around Devon and Cornwall, at which West Somerset resort, famous for its Butlin's holiday camp, does it end 630 miles later ?
MINEHEAD
NAMES IN SPORT
11
Ian, Gregory and Trevor are the grandsons of Vic Richardson.  The four men nearly 200 caps between them in the 1920s, 30s, 70s and 80s.  Give the surname of the three grandsons.
CHAPPELL
12
In 1971 Harvey Smith made a sign to judges causing him to be disqualified from a competition.  In 2010, which British cyclist made the same sign at the end of a race, in the Tour of Romandy, with a similar outcome ?
MARK CAVENDISH
13
In October 2012 Trenton Oldfield was sentenced to 6 months in prison for going for a swim on Saturday, 7th April at 2.25pm.  In which river was hge swimming ?
THAMES
14
Which ex-boxer was the mentor of Freddie Flintoff in his recent quest to take part in a heavyweight match ?
BARRY McGUIGAN
15
What connects David 'Bronco' Lane in 1964, Keiron Fallon in 2006 and John Higgins in 2010 ?
MATCH FIXING / BRIBERY
NUMBER AND LETTERS
16
MCDXLIV contains all 7 letters used by the Romans to represent numbers.  What number is it in our system ?
1444
17
Which letter from the Greekalphabet is the symbol of the most penetrating type of radiation containing no particles ?
GAMMA
18
In which  track from the 1975 album,  Still crazy after all these years, are people advised to "slip out the back",  "hop on the bus" and  "drop off the key" ?
50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER
19
Which letter is given to the irrational number 2.71828 ?  It is widely used in population growth calculations, economics and structural engineering.
e
20
Originally based on the Roman fable The Rape of the Sabine Women which 1954 musical contains the songs "Bless Your Beautiful Hide" and "Spring, Spring, Spring" ?
SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
POLITICS
21
How many Prime Ministers held office in the two World Wars in the 20th century ?
5
22
Born in 1913 and dying in 1994 who is the only person to be elected twice for the post of Vice President and also twice for the post of President of the USA ?
RICHARD NIXON
23
Which city's social services department recently caused outcry after removing foster children from 2 UKIP members ?
ROTHERHAM
24
Declared First Citizen of Athens, which statesman, orator and general was leader in its Golden Age, between the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars in the 5th Century BC ?
PERICLES
25
Two future leaders of the country were elected for the first time toParliament for the Huntingdon Constituency in 1628 and 351 years later in 1979.  Name both.
OLIVER CROMWEELL and JOHN MAJOR
POT LUCK
26
Found in the title of a 1945 Benjamin Britten opera, what is the surname of the Jedward twins, who finished 6th in the 2009 X Factor ?
GRIMES
27
The name of which Alpine Goat is included in the name of the Spanish Stock Market Index ?
IBEX
28
Banco is the sequel to which book, made into an Oscar nominated film starring Steve McQueen in 1973 ?
PAPILLON
29
Who is the only British Actress, from a large theatrical family, to have won an Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Cannes Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards?
VANESSA REDGRAVE
30
Name either of the two territories to become states of the USA in 1959.
HAWAII / ALASKA
SCOTLAND
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SUPERCALEYGOBALISTICCELTICAREATTROCIOUS was a headline in the Sun in February 2000 after a shock cup win.  To which , then 3rd Division, football club, now flying high in the SPL, did it apply ?
INVERNESS CALEDONIAN THISTLE
32
"Lord of all beasts of the Earth", "Conqueror of the British Empire" and "King of Scotland" are all self-given titles to which despotic 20th century African dictator?
IDI AMIN
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The birthplace of Andy Murray, an event in which town gave rise to the Cullen Report followed by the Firearms Amendment Act in 1997 ?
DUNBLANE
34
In which century did William Wallace live most of his life ?
13th
35
What is the planned minimum price for a unit of alcohol in Scotland ?
45p
2012
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In November, the 5,855,533rd and last machine to be made in a Ruabon factory was sent to The Science Museum.  What was it ?
TYPEWRITER
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A recent recording by Gary Barlow, which song from War of the Worlds was originally a hit for the Moody Blues in 1978 and contains the lines, "Like the sun through the trees you came to love me, like a leaf on a breeze you blew away" ?
FOREVER AUTUMN
38
Disastrously affected by the Chalkara Fraxinea fungus, the wood from which tree is most widely used to make cricket stumps ?
ASH
39
Which role is being played in a recently released film by the actor whose previous roles include Tim Canterbury in TV and Arthur Dent in film ?
BILBO BAGGINS
40
In March 2012 ceased publication 244 years after its inception ?
GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS
TIME
41
Which 15 letter word is the "thief of time" according to the quotes by poet Edward Young and author Charles Dickens ?
PROCRASTINATION
42
How long does it takelight from the Sun to reach Pluto ?  Is it 6 minutes, 6 hours or 6 days ?
6 HOURS
43
How many times per second does mains electricity change from positive to negative ?
50
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Who wrote the Clock Symphony,  the 9th of his 12  London Symphonies in 1794 ?
HAYDN
45
In the Radio quiz Just a Minute, contestants must talk for a minute without repetition, hesitation and .. what else ?
DEVIATION
GASES
46
Which gas constitutes the majority of the mass in the four giant planets of the Solar System ?
HYDROGEN
47
Which Cornish engineer demonstrated one of the first steam locomotives called "Catch Me If You Can" giving rides on a circular track near Bloomsbury in 1808 ?
RICHARD TREVITHICK
48
Which product was advertised by a giant red and white hot air balloon carrying a young lady, who was eating the product to the sound of "I Can't Let Maggie Go", in the 1970s ?
NIMBLE (Bread)
49
In which decade of the 20th century did Emile Gagnan and Jacques Cousteau develop and first sell their aqualung now more commonly called Scuba gear ?
1940s
50
Which liquid gas is used by Heston Bloomental to make ice cream ?  It recently destroyed part of the stomach of a young lady when consumed in a cocktail.
NITROGEN
POT LUCK
51
Whom did Nick Grimshaw replace earlier this year on the Early Morning Show on Radio 1 ?
CHRIS MOYES
52
Which part of Wales was made the frist "area of outstanding natural beauty" in 1956 ?
GOWER
53
Which common piece of medical equipment is named from two Greek words for "chest" and "to look at" ?
STETHOSCOPE
54
Sharing a name with a main character in Hardy's Far From The Madding Crowd and originally the wife of Uriah the Hittite, who, in the Bible, was the mother of King Solomon ?
BATHSHEBA
55
"Blue Harbour" is a range of fashion wear for men in which High Street chain ?
MARKS AND SPENCERS
CHRISTMAS
56
Tenbury Wells, in Herefordshire holds the biggest auction for Santalales in Britain at the start of December.  What are people bidding for in English ? 
MISTLETOE
57
Who played Scrooge in the Muppets' Christmas Carol ?
MICHAEL CAINE
58
Water is compared to stone and earth compared to iron in which Christmas carol ?
IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER
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"Stollen" is a German Christmas speciality.  The dough is wrapped around a filling flavoured by which nut ?
ALMOND
60
According to the song, how many birds did my true love send to me on the 12th day of christmas ?
23