Wrexham Quiz League Questions 15th January 2013 - League Week 11 
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Questions set by David Kendrick
Round 1
1

What was historically carried out by press gangs employed by the Royal

Navy, especially in wartime ?
RECRUITING CIVILIANS
2
The lack of which vitamin caused scurvy in the early days of the Navy ?
VITAMIN C
3
Prior to his election as President, Barack Obama was a Senator for which US state ?   
ILLINOIS
4
How many dry gallons are there in a bushel ?   
EIGHT
5
What, in anatomy, is the hardest part of the body ?
ENAMEL (In the teeth)
6
In Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream , what is the job of the ' rude mechanical ' Bottom ?   
WEAVER
7
In music, which major scale contains just one flat ?
F MAJOR
8
In Private Eye magazine, the phrase " Ugandan discussions " is a euphemistic term for what ?
SEX or
SEXUAL RELATIONS
9
The Simpsons cartoon series was originally part of who's TV show ?
TRACY ULLMAN
10
What type of beverage does a barista prepare and serve ?   
COFFEE
Round 2
11
Which composer and pianist, usually included as one of the Three B's of     classical music, wrote A German Requiem ?   
BRAHMS
12
What is the Scottish equivalent of the English Lord Mayor ?
LORD PROVOST
13
In which modern country is the site of the legendary city of Troy ?
TURKEY
14
Which creature, according to Pliny, had a glance that meant certain death ?
BASILISK
15
In which castle was Charles I imprisoned between 1647 and 1648   ?
CARISBROOKE
16
What is a Californian Buckeye ?
A TREE
17
June is Bustin' Out All Over is a song from which musical   
CAROUSEIL
18
What relation is Prince Philip to Queen Victoria ?       
GREAT GREAT GRANDSON
19
What legal verdict is available in Scotland but not in England and Wales ?
NOT PROVEN
20
The adjective ' caprine ' refers to which type of animal ?   
GOAT
Round 3
21
In the language of gossip magazines, what is a PDA ?
PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION
22
Who is to succeed Hilary Clinton as U.S. Secretary of State ?
JOHN KERRY
23
Because of an uprising that began in France and quickly spread to Italy, the Austrian Empire and Germany, which year of the 19'th century became known as the ' Year of Revolutions ' ?       
1848
24
Which Welsh Rugby Union team plays its home games at the Gnoll ?
NEATH
25
What was the name of Oasis's first UK No. 1 hit single ?
SOME MIGHT SAY
26
Bernard de Launay was decapitated at the hands of a French mob in 1789.    What post did he hold ?
GOVERNOR OF THE BASTILLE
27
In the forthcoming trilogy of films based on Tolkien's The Hobbit , which British  actor plays Bilbo Baggins ?
MARTIN FREEMAN
28
In which year did the Peterloo Massacre take place ?
1819
29
Which coffee chain opened its first branch in Seattle in 1971 ?   
STARBUCKS
30
Which is the least densely populated county of England ?   
NORTHUMBERLAND
Round 4
31
Andy Murray's victory over which sporting rival made him Britain's first male grand slam tennis champion for 76 years ?   
(Novak) DJOKOVIC
32
For how long does Rip Van Winkle sleep in Washington Irving's story ?
20 YEARS
33
Which magician was the first TV partner of Basil Brush ?   
DAVID NIXON
34
Where, on a horse, will you find its fetlocks ?   
LOWER PART OF ITS LEGS
35
Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better is a song from which show ? ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
36
What is the rugby union equivalent of a throw-in in football ?
LINE OUT
37
In 2012 , who became the first woman writer to win the Booker Prize for the
second time ?
HILARY MANTEL
38
What colour are Hydrangea flowers in acidic soil ?   
BLUE
39
Who said at the time of her resignation from public office: " It's a funny old
world " ?   
MARGARET THATCHER
40
Who punched her way into the history books in 2012 by becoming
the first woman ever to win Olympic gold in boxing ?       
NICOLA ADAMS
Round 5
41
Which island is the source of the fortified wine , Marsala ?
SICILY
42
Cleopatra was said to have bathed in the milk of which animal in order to preserve her complexion ?
ASSES' MILK
43
For how long did the Sleeping Beauty fall asleep according to most versions     of the fairy story ?
100 YEARS
44
Which city was the Russian capital during the 11'th century ?
KIEV
45
What in the human body are enclosed in the Pleura ?
LUNGS
46
What's the name of King Lear's eldest daughter in the Shakespeare play ?
GONERIL
47
Which actor plays the villain, Silva, in the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall ?
JAVIER BARDEM
48
What is the sum of the interior angles of a pentagon ?
540
49
In musical notation , what is the effect of placing a dot immediately after a
note ?
INCREASES ITS LENGTH BY HALF
50
What is the principal product of the Douro Valley of Portugal ?
PORT
Round 6
51
Which composer married Clara Wieck ?
(Robert) SCHUMANN
52
The clifftop known as Golden Cap, the highest point on the south coast of    England , is in which county ?
DORSET
53
Give the title of the second U.K. No. 1 hit single for the Spice Girls.
SAY YOU'LL BE THERE
54
How were King George V and Kaiser Wilhelm II related ?
(First) COUSINS
55
In the Bible it is said that Noah's Ark was grounded on which mountain ?
MOUNT ARARAT
56
Who was the messenger of the Greek gods ?   
HERMES
57
Which city in Russia is the world's largest north of the Arctic Circle ?
MURMANSK
58
Sir Paul McCartney appeared as a character in the last print edition of which children's comic in 2012 ?
THE DANDY
59
Which Roman emperor is said to have made his horse Incitatus a senator ?
CALIGULA
60
Whose last recorded words in the House  of Commons were: "I wish everyone,  friend or foe, well. And that is that. The end " ?   
TONY BLAIR
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
The title of the TV programme Torchwood is an anagram of which two words ?
DOCTOR WHO
2
What nickname was given to the Junkers 87 aeroplane in World War 2 ?
STUKA
3
In what object is a ship's compass traditionally kept ?
A BINNACLE