Wrexham Quiz League Questions 5th February 2013 - League Week 13 
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Questions set by David Kendrick
Round 1
1
What was the nickname of Dr McCoy in Star Trek ?   
BONES
2
In the children's show Trumpton, what was the profession of Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub ?
FIREMEN
3
Pulpo is the Spanish word for what  type of seafood ?
OCTOPUS
4
Which Manchester City player scored the winning goal against Queen's Park  Rangers to win the Premier League in 2012 ?   
(Sergio) AGUERO
5
In Greek mythology , the hero Odysseus is king of which island ?   
ITHICA
6
In which year did both T-Rex's Marc Bolan and Elvis Presley die ?
1977
7
What is the first astrological sign in the Zodiac ?
ARIES
8
On which river in Germany does the town of Heidelberg stand ?
THE NEKKAR
9
Which company used an Old English Sheepdog named Dash in a popular series of TV adverts from 1964 to 1972 ?   
DULUX PAINTS
(Accept ICI)
10
Who was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945 ?   
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
Round 2
11
Each September at Abbots Bromley in Staffordshire , men perform an ancient animal dance holding what ?
ANTLERS
12
Which Mediterranean herb is also known as wild marjoram ?
OREGANO
13
What was adopted as the official motto of the United States in 1956 ?
"IN GOD WE TRUST"
14
Which fish, with the scientific name Pleuronectes platessa , is a flatfish    immediately identifiable by the reddish or orange spots on its upper side ?
PLAICE
15
On which river does the city of Lisbon stand , just before it reaches the Atlantic Ocean ?       
TAGUS
16
What word is given to the thin leather straps used in falconry to tether the bird ?
JESSES
17
Who wrote the classic ghost story The Monkey's Paw ?
(W.W.) JACOBS
18
In 1960 , Alberto Korda took an iconic photograph of which revolutionary leader ?   
CHE GUEVERA
19
Name the Year: The musical My Fair Lady has its first performance on
Broadway ; Elvis Presley has his first U.K. hit.
1956
20
In the fairy tale Thumbelina, what creature wants the miniature girl to marry her son ?
TOAD
Round 3
21
Which German composer wrote the music of the overture Rienzi, often heard in the concert hall ?
WAGNER
22
Julia Gillard is the current Prime Minister of which country ?
AUSTRALIA
23
In the British and American armies, what rank is between a General and
a Major-General ?   
LIEUTENANT-GENERAL
24
Which Monty Python film features the exploding Mr Creosote ?
THE MEANING OF LIFE
25
Clara Petacci was the mistress of which dictator ?
MUSSOLINI
26
Why was Carol Hersey once the most popular seen person on British TV ?      
BBC's TEST CARD GIRL (in the 1960s and 70s)
27
Which is the only London borough on both sides of the Thames ?
RICHMOND UPON THAMES
28
Which composer , when just 17, wrote the Overture A Midsummer Night's Dream ?
MENDELSSOHN
29
The drug digitalis comes from which plant ?
FOXGLOVE
30
Which Chinese game is played with tiles, some of which are marked with
winds and dragons ?   
MAHJONG
Round 4
31
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
32
Which famous U.S. highway originally ran from Chicago to Los Angeles,    covering 2,448 miles ?   
ROUTE 66
33
Who, for a time, was the wife of Menelaus, king of Sparta ?
HELEN (OF TROY)
34
What broadcasting first was achieved by the Queen's 2012 Christmas Day broadcast ?   
FIRST TO BE SHOWN IN 3-D
35
What was the name of the doctor who set John Wilkes Booths's broken leg after he had shot Abraham Lincoln ?
(Samuel) MUDD
36
Who is the hero of George Orwell's novel 1984 ?
WINSTON SMITH
37
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
38
In which century was the mausoleum known as the Taj Mahal built ?
17th
39
In what academic discipline does Queen guitarist Brian May hold a PhD from Imperial College , London ?
ASTROPHYSICS
40
In Alexandre Dumas's novel The Man In the Iron Mask , the man is the twin brother of which king ?   
LOUIS XIV
Round 5
41
Which of his sons succeeded King Alfred the Great ?
EDWARD THE ELDER
42
In which European capital city is there a wall bearing the inscription ' I Love You ' 1,000 times in more than 1,000 languages ?   
PARIS
43
Which waterway is spanned by the Bridge of the Americas ? PANAMA CANAL
44
BBC TV science presenter Brian Cox played keyboards with which nineties band ?    D-REAM
45
What rank in the British Army was abolished in 1904 ? COMMANDER IN CHIEF
46
In which country was snooker invented ? INDIA
47
An "event horizon" is the defining feature of which astronomical phenonmenon ? BLACK HOLE
48
Who is the current Secretary-General of the United Nations ?   
BAN KI MOON
49
What in Paris is the Lapin Agile ?
A BAR/CABARET
50
Who was the mother of King Henry VI of England ?
CATHERINE OF VALOIS
Round 6
51
In which month is the Gaelic festival of Beltane traditionally celebrated ?   
MAY
52
In which U.S. state was Abraham Lincoln born in 1809 ?   
KENTUCKY
53
What title did George Orwell give his book recalling his time as a soldier in    the Spanish Civil War ?   
HOMAGE TO CATALONIA
54
Who was named the best player at Euro 2012 by UEFA ?   
(Andres) INIESTA
55
The Old Kent Road in London follows the line of which Roman road ?
WATLING STREET
56
Only two planets in our Solar system have retrograde rotation: Uranus and which other ?
VENUS
57
What was the name of the fourth - dynasty Pharaoh for whom historians    believe the Great Pyramid of Giza was built ?       
KHUFU
 (Accept CHEOPS)
58
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 ?
EVITA
59
The BBC's coverage of which sporting event in 2011 marked their first venture  into 3-D broadcasting ?   
WIMBLEDON FINALS
60
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
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
In which sport is the Stanley Cup awarded ?   
ICE HOCKEY
2
Greek philosopher Socrates was sentenced to death by drinking which kind of poison ?   
HEMLOCK
3
What surname did actor Charles Buchinsky adopt in the Fifties before finding fame and success in films ?   
CHARLES BRONSON