Wrexham Quiz League Questions 26th February 2013 - League Week 15 
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Questions set by Pete Roberts
Round 1
1
In which English couny are the towns of Grantham and Skegness ?
LINCOLNSHIRE
2
In which English couny are the towns of Reading and Maidenhead ?
BERKSHIRE
3
Give any year in the life of the Italian painter Michaelangelo.
1475 - 1564
4
In a famous series of books and films, what is the much more famous shortened name of the character Major Boothroyd ?
Q
(James bond)
5
Which President of the USA has twin daughters named Jenna and Barbara ?
GEORGE W BUSH
6
What is the six word title of the Scottish based song that contains the famous lyrics "O Ye Tak' The High Road, I'll Tak' The Low Road" ?
THE BONNY BANKS O LOCH LOMOND
7
Even though he only lasted for three weeks, who succeeded Adolph Hitler as President of Germany in 1945 ?
(Karl) DONITZ
8
Which film, released in 1969 and starring Dustin Hoffman is unique in the fact that it was the first X-rated film ever to win best picture Oscar ?
MIDNIGHT COWBOY
9
First written in 1950, who was the author of the children's book series 'Jennings', a schoolboy who resides at Linbury Court Prep School ?
(Anthony) BUCKERIDGE
10
Usually affecting the big toe, Podagra is an alternative name for which medical condition ?
GOUT
Round 2
11
Usually heard on the bagpipes, which famous three word titled Scottish based song begins with the words "Hark when the night is falling, Hear, hear the pipes are calling" ?
SCOTLAND THE BRAVE
12
Which President of the USA has daughters named Malia Ann and Natasha or more famously Sasha ?
BARACK OBAMA
13
Which film, released in 1973 and featuring the main characters called Henry Shaw Gondorff and Johnny Kelly Hooker won the award for best picture in 1974 ?
THE STING
14
Give any year in the life of Dutch painter Rembrandt.
1606 - 1669
15
First appearing in 1915 in a story entitled Extricating Young Gussie and finally in a 1974 novel entitled Aunts Aren't Gentlemen what is the more famous name of this character, he had the christian name Reginald and his occupation is described as being either a valet or varlet ?
JEEVES
16
Even though he only lasted six months before he was assassinated, who succeeded Franco as Prime Minister of Spain in 1973 ?
(Luis Carrero) BLANCO
17
Usually causing face pain and most common in children aged 2 - 12, whic disease has the alternative name 'Epidemic Parotitus' ?
MUMPS
18
First seen in 1926, the series of books entitled The Hardy Boys were published under the collective pseudonym of which author ?
(Franklin W)
DIXON
19
Which Englishman was the very first footballer to score a goal for Liverpool in a European Cup Final, the year in question being 1977 ?
TERRY McDERMOTT
20
Which Englishman was the very first footballer to score a goal for Manchester United in a European Cup Final,  the year in question being 1968 ?
BOBBY CHARLTON
Round 3
21
Which eight letter word of French origin describes a roof spout in the form of a grotesque or fantastic creature projecting from a gutter to carry rainwater clear of the wall ?
GARGOYLE
22
Which stage musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwarz, was first seen in 2003 and features the songs 'Defying Gravity', 'I'm not that Girl' and 'As long as you're mine' ?
WICKED
23
'The Little Nipper' is Britain's best selling brand of what ?  They are seen in many houses throughout the country.
MOUSETRAP
24
Which type of hat takes its name from an 1894 novel by George Du Maurier where the title character has the surname O'Ferrall ?
TRILBY
25
Which stage musical, with music and lyrics by Richard and Robert Sherman, was first seen in 2002 and features the songs 'Come to the funfair', 'Kiddy Widdy Winkies' and 'The Bombie Samba' ?
CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
26
Which ten letter word of French origin is described as being the image of an object or person consisting of an outline anda featureless interior, with the object usually being black ?
SILHOUETTE
27
Which type of hat shares its name with the title of Procol Harum's follow-up single to their 1967 number one hit 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' ?
HOMBURG
28
Which common household item, invented in 1912 by American physician Sidney Russell was one of the main focuses of attention in a 1987 animated film entitled 'The Brave Little Toaster' where it took the name of 'Blanky' ?
ELECTRIC BLANKET
29
Born in Llwynpia in South Wales in 1971, who is the current leader of Plaid Cymru ?
(Leanne) WOODS
30
Born in Linlithgow, West Lothian in 1954, who is the current leader of The Scottish Nationalist Party ?
(Alex) SALMOND
Round 4
31
In which 1960s TV series was the main character named Richard Kimble?
THE FUGITIVE
32
In which 1960s TV series was the main character named Jason King who later had own show? DEPARTMENT S
33
Which year saw the birth of the sextuplets 'The Waltons'?
1983
34
What was the name of Captain Ahab's ship in the book Moby Dick?
THE PEQUOD
35
Which five word named animal charity was founded in 1917 by animal welfare pioneer Mary Dicken?  It is usually known by its initials which consist of four letters.
PEOPLE'S DISPENSARY FOR SICK ANIMALS or
PDSA
36
The word evaporation is used to describe the process of changing liquid into a gas.  Which word is used to describe the process of changing a solid into a gas?
SUBLIMATION
37
In which county of Northern Ireland is the Giant's Causeway situated?
ANTRIM
38
Which British band reached number one in the UK pop charts in June 1983 with the record 'Every Breath You Take'?
POLICE
39
Along with blue and red which colour appears on the flag of Chad?
YELLOW
40
In the traditional story of Sinbad the Sailor, what is the name of the giant bird that carries him off to safety following a shipwreck?
THE ROC
Round 5
41
What is added to steel (approx 11%) to make it stainless and gives properties that prevent it from corroding, rusting or staining with water ?
CHROMIUM
42
In which council area of Scotland is the famous village of Gretna Green situated ?
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
43
What was the name of the boat belonging to the character Quinn that was used to hunt for the shark in the novel "Jaws" ?
THE ORCA
44
Along with red and green what colour appears on the flag of Oman ?
WHITE
45
Which American/British band reached number one in the UK pop charts in January 1980 with the record "Brass in Pocket" ?
PRETENDERS
46
Which year saw the SAS storm the Iranian Embassy in London ?
1980
47
In the story of Jason and the Argonauts, what was the name of the Greek god who rises from the sea and holds the rocks in place in order to let the ship "The Argo" to pass ?
TRITON
48
Which popular four word named organisation, founded in 1844 in London has, as its main motto, 'Empowering Young People' and has its headquarters in Geneva ?  It is normally known by its four initials.
YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION
49
Along with the Clwyd, which river burst its banks in November 2012 causing devastation to the town of St Asaph ?
THE ELWY
50
On August 16th 1952, which town in North Devon saw much devastation and 35 fatalities after its river burst its banks following a violent storm ?
LYNMOUTH
Round 6
51
Which English writer, born in 1882, committed suicide on 28th March 1941 by walking into the River Ouse and drowning ?
VIRGINIA WOLFE
52
What was the name of the farm in Buckinghamshire that saw the Great Train robbers hide out for five days after the robbery ?
LEATHERSLADE
53
Ridden by jockey Brian Fletcher, which horse won the 1968 Grand National at odds of 100 / 7 ?
RED ALLIGATOR
54
Alma Reville who died in 1982 was the wife and collaborator of which famous British character who was knighted in 1980 ?
ALFRED HITCHCOCK
55
Living from 1924 to 2006 what was the name of the Detective Police Superintendant of Scotland Yard who famously tracked down Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs after he escaped from prison in 1965, although he had to leave without arresting him ?
Jack SLIPPER
56
In which 1970s TV comedy did Christopher Biggins play a character called 'Lukewarm' ?
PORRIDGE
57
In which 1960s and 70s TV sitcom did Brian Wilde play a character called 'Bloody Delilah' ?
THE DUSTBINMEN
58
Ridden by jockey Pat Taffe, which horse won the 1970 Grand National at odds of 15 / 1 ?
GAY TRIP
59
Living from 1905 to 1992, what was the name of Britain's chief executioner? He was responsible for the executions of at least 400 people including Derek Bentley, John Haige and Ruth Ellis.
Albert PIERREPOINT
60
Which British executioner, employed by Charles I, was responsible for the executions of Lord Russell and James Scott?  He shares his name with the fictional hangman in the children's entertainment show Punch and Judy.
Jack KETCH
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
Which actor, comedian and game show host starred as a newly arrived teacher in the 1951 film 'Spare the Rod' ?
MAX BYGRAVES
2
Which novel, published in 1880,was co-titled 'A Tale of the Christ' ?
BEN HUR
3
Which town in Malta contains the replica of a World War II bomb in the roof of its local dome ?
MOSTA
4
Which brand of beer was advertised on TV with the slogan 'The pint that thinksit's a quart' ?
WHITBREAD TROPHY BITTER