|Wrexham Quiz League Questions||5th
February 2013 - League Week 13
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||What was the
nickname of Dr McCoy in Star Trek ?
||In the children's show
Trumpton, what was the profession of Pugh, Barney McGrew,
Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub ?
||Pulpo is the Spanish word for
what type of seafood ?
||Which Manchester City player
scored the winning goal against Queen's Park Rangers
to win the Premier League in 2012 ?
||In Greek mythology , the hero
Odysseus is king of which island ?
||In which year did both
T-Rex's Marc Bolan and Elvis Presley die ?
||What is the first
astrological sign in the Zodiac ?
||On which river in Germany
does the town of Heidelberg stand ?
||Which company used an Old
English Sheepdog named Dash in a popular series of TV
adverts from 1964 to 1972 ?
||Who was the First Lady of the
United States from 1933 to 1945 ?
||Each September at Abbots
Bromley in Staffordshire , men perform an ancient animal
dance holding what ?
||Which Mediterranean herb is
also known as wild marjoram ?
||What was adopted as the
official motto of the United States in 1956 ?
||"IN GOD WE TRUST"
||Which fish, with the
scientific name Pleuronectes platessa , is a
flatfish immediately identifiable by the
reddish or orange spots on its upper side ?
||On which river does the city
of Lisbon stand , just before it reaches the Atlantic Ocean
||What word is given to the
thin leather straps used in falconry to tether the bird ?
||Who wrote the classic ghost
story The Monkey's Paw ?
||In 1960 , Alberto Korda took
an iconic photograph of which revolutionary leader
||Name the Year: The musical My
Fair Lady has its first performance on
Broadway ; Elvis Presley has his first U.K. hit.
||In the fairy tale Thumbelina,
what creature wants the miniature girl to marry her son ?
||Which German composer wrote
the music of the overture Rienzi, often heard in the concert
||Julia Gillard is the current
Prime Minister of which country ?
||In the British and American
armies, what rank is between a General and
a Major-General ?
||Which Monty Python film
features the exploding Mr Creosote ?
||THE MEANING OF LIFE
||Clara Petacci was the
mistress of which dictator ?
||Why was Carol Hersey once the
most popular seen person on British TV ?
||BBC's TEST CARD GIRL (in the 1960s and
||Which is the only London
borough on both sides of the Thames ?
||RICHMOND UPON THAMES
||Which composer , when just
17, wrote the Overture A Midsummer Night's Dream ?
||The drug digitalis comes from
which plant ?
||Which Chinese game is played
with tiles, some of which are marked with
winds and dragons ?
||The novel Notre Dame de
Paris, by Victor Hugo, is better known by what title in the
English-speaking world ?
||THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
||Which famous U.S. highway
originally ran from Chicago to Los
Angeles, covering 2,448 miles
||Who, for a time, was the wife
of Menelaus, king of Sparta ?
||HELEN (OF TROY)
||What broadcasting first was
achieved by the Queen's 2012 Christmas Day broadcast
||FIRST TO BE SHOWN IN 3-D
||What was the name of the
doctor who set John Wilkes Booths's broken leg after he had
shot Abraham Lincoln ?
||Who is the hero of George
Orwell's novel 1984 ?
||Which composition by Thomas
Tallis shot to the top of the classical charts after getting
a mention in the book 50 Shades of Grey ?
||SPEM IN ALIUM
||In which century was the
mausoleum known as the Taj Mahal built ?
||In what academic discipline
does Queen guitarist Brian May hold a PhD from Imperial
College , London ?
||In Alexandre Dumas's novel
The Man In the Iron Mask , the man is the twin brother of
which king ?
||Which of his sons succeeded
King Alfred the Great ?
||EDWARD THE ELDER
||In which European capital
city is there a wall bearing the inscription ' I Love You '
1,000 times in more than 1,000 languages ?
||Which waterway is spanned by the Bridge of the Americas ?||PANAMA CANAL
||BBC TV science presenter Brian Cox played keyboards with which nineties band ?||D-REAM
||What rank in the British Army was abolished in 1904 ?||COMMANDER IN CHIEF
||In which country was snooker invented ?||INDIA
||An "event horizon" is the defining feature of which astronomical phenonmenon ?||BLACK HOLE
||Who is the current
Secretary-General of the United Nations ?
||BAN KI MOON
||What in Paris is the Lapin
||Who was the mother of King
Henry VI of England ?
||CATHERINE OF VALOIS
||In which month is the Gaelic
festival of Beltane traditionally celebrated
||In which U.S. state was
Abraham Lincoln born in 1809 ?
||What title did George Orwell
give his book recalling his time as a soldier
in the Spanish Civil War
||HOMAGE TO CATALONIA
||Who was named the best player
at Euro 2012 by UEFA ?
||The Old Kent Road in London
follows the line of which Roman road ?
||Only two planets in our Solar
system have retrograde rotation: Uranus and which other ?
||What was the name of the
fourth - dynasty Pharaoh for whom
historians believe the Great Pyramid of
Giza was built ?
||The soundtrack album of the
film Les Miserables went to the top of the charts in 2013 -
the first sort of album to do so since which other musical
in 1997 ?
||The BBC's coverage of which
sporting event in 2011 marked their first venture into
3-D broadcasting ?
||Complete the quotation made
by Terry Jones's character in the Monty Python film The Life
of Brian : " He's not the Messiah ..... " ?
||HE'S A VERY NAUGHTY BOY
sport is the Stanley Cup awarded ?
philosopher Socrates was sentenced to death by drinking
which kind of poison ?
surname did actor Charles Buchinsky adopt in the Fifties
before finding fame and success in films ?