Wrexham Quiz League Questions 12th March 2013 - League Week 17  
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Questions set by Pete Roberts
Round 1
1
Adelaide is the capital of which Australian state ?
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
2
Darwin is the capital of which Australian state ?
NORTHERN TERRITORY
3
The largest lake in the Lake District is Windemere, but which is the next largest lake ?
ULLSWATER
4
Give any year in the life of poet Geoffrey Chaucer.
1343 - 1400
5
What is the real name of the Chaser known as The Darl Destroyer on the ITV game show 'The Chase' ?
SHAUN WALLACE
6
Which motorway links the cities of Leicester and Coventry ?
M69
7
How did a woman named Ethel Jane Cain become very famous in Great Britain on July 24th 1936 ? She remained so until 1963.
VOICE OF THE SPEAKING CLOCK
8
In which city was singer Gene Pitney found dead by his tour manager on April 5th, 2006 ?
CARDIFF
9
What was the name of the building that was unveiled in 2005 that was designed by Thomas Heatherwick.  Now dismantled, it stood 56 metres tall and had 180 hollow tapered steel columns or spikes radiating from a central core ?  It was located next to the City of Manchester Stadium.
B OF THE BANG
10
What was the name of the horse that was first past the post in the 1993 Grand National ?  It was a win that never stood due to the race being a false start.
ESHA NESS
Round 2
11
Give any year in the life of poet William Blake.
1757 - 1827
12
How did a man named Peter Jefferson become very famous on radio ?  During his radio appearance on this topic for over 40 years he regularly had to squeeze 350 words into an eleven minute speech.
VOICE OF THE SHIPPING FORECAST
13
In which city was ex Countdown host Richard Whiteley found dead on June 26th 2005 ?
LEEDS
14
In which English city can you find an old street called The Shambles containing many overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back to the 14th century ?  Amoing the buildings of The Shambles is a shrine to Saint Margaret Clitherow who was married and livd in a shop there.
YORK
15
Which motorway links the cities of London and Cambridge ?
M 11
16
What is the name of the latest member of the BBC 2 quiz show 'Eggheads' ?  He comes with the nickname 'Tremendous Knowledge'.
DAVE RAINFORD
17
What is the nickname of the fence on the Grand National course that is numbered 7 for the first jump and 23 for the second ?  It takes its name from a major incident that happened there in the 1960s.
FOINAVON
18
Which Scottish loch is the third largest in Scotland after Loch Lomond and Loch Ness ?
LOCH AWE
19
Whic hfamous Brooklyn attraction and ex-funfair is named after rabbits that over-ran it in the 17th century ?
CONEY ISLAND
20
Which famous Manhattan attraction has been iconified as 'The Crossroads of the World' ?
TIMES SQUARE
Round 3
21
Which Carry On film was set in an establishment called Maudlin Street ?
TEACHER
22
Which of the Carry On films was set in an establishment called Paradise ?
CAMPING
23
Raila Odinga, aged 68, is the current Prime Minister of which country ?
KENYA
24
Which toy won the award for Toy of the Year in 1993 ?  A type of it was featured on the TV show 'Blue Peter' where it was assembled by presenter Anthea Turner.
TRACY ISLAND
25
In the Harry Potter books, what is the name of the half giant, nearly 12 foot tall who is allowed by Professor Dumbledore to stay on as the schools gamekeeper ?  He was played by actor Robbie Coltrane in all the Harry Potter films.
HARID
26
Pedro Passos Coelho, aged 48, is the current Prime Minister of which country ?
PORTUGAL
27
Which toy won the award for Toy of the Year in 1997 ?  It came under controversy in 1999 when Conservative pundit Jerry Falwell claimed that one of them was a homosexual model for children.
TELETUBBIES
28
In the Harry Potter books, what is the name of the character described as a slim, blond haired pale boy who is arrogant about his skill at Quidditch ? He was played by actor Tom Felton in all the Harry Potter films.
Draco MALFOY
29
In the human body, what seven letter word is used to describe the excessive build up of phlegm or mucus usually found in the sinuses or throat ?
CATARRH
30
In the human body, what eight letter word is used to describe the purulent inflammation of the gums and tooth sockets often leading to lossening of the teeth ?
PYORRHEA
Round 4
31
Which snooler player recently won the Welsh Open held in Newport ?
STEPHEN MAGUIRE
32
Which snooker player recently won the Haiko World Open in China ?
MARK ALLEN
33
Which Lancashire born entertainer was deported from South Africa in 1946 for his refusal to play to white-onle audiences and was indeed cheered by a black audience after embracing a small black girl who had presented his wife with a box of chocolates ?
GEORGE FORMBY
34
What is the name of the 449 feet tall sea stak that lies clkose toRadwick Bay in the Orkney Islands ?  It is described as being a red sandstone stack perched on a rock and was first climbed by Chris Bonnington and two others over three days in 1966.
OLD MAN OF HOY
35
Which actor played the title role in the 1980 controversial film 'Caligula' ?
MALCOLM McDOWELL
36
What six letter word is used todescribe the long "whiskers" found on some fish of the Carp family ?
BARBELS
37
Jean Valjean  is the central character of  which famous novel  published in 1862 ?
LES MISERABLES
38
In the Bible, which book of the Old Testament contains the story of David and Goliath ?
SAMUEL (1)
accept just Samuel
39
What two word term is used to describe the music craze of the 1970s that contained many different acts that included amongst others T Rex, The Sweet, David Bowie abd Roxy Music ?
GLAM ROCK
40
Which part of the human body is affected by Menier's Disease ?
EAR
Round 5
41
What six letter word is used to describe a fish's tail fin located at the end of its body and used for propulsion ?
CAUDAL
42
Robert Langdon is the main character of which famous novel published in 2003 ?
DA VINCI CODE
43
In the Bible, which book of the Old Testament contains the story of Sodom and Gomorrah ?
GENESIS
44
What two word term is used to describe the music craze of the late 60s and early 70s that included a counterculture of young people and Hippies in the United States and featured acts such as Blue Mink, The Byrds, The Lovin' Spoonful and The mammas and the Papas ?
FLOWER POWER
45
Where in the human body can you find the Trapezium bone ?
WRIST
(not just arm)
46
Which actor played the main role of Thomas Highway in the 1986 film 'Heartbreak Ridge' ?
CLINT EASTWOOD
47
What is the name of the coastal headland at the southern end of Torbay in Devon lying to the South East of Brixham ?  It includes a lighthouse that was built in 1906, the site of an Iron Age fort and refreshment cafe.
BERRY HEAD
48
Which British entertainer, who died in 1988 aged 68, published his aptly titled autobiography 'Six of the Best' in 1984 ?
JIMMY EDWARDS
49
Who wrote the 1946 play 'An Inspector Calls' ?
J B PRIESTLEY
50
Who wrote the 1955 play 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' ?
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS
Round 6
51
How did a 17 year old named Charlie Morgan create headline news on January 23rd this year ?
THE BALLBOY KICKED BY EDEN HAZARD OF CHELSEA
52
In which city are the headquarters of Greenpeace International ?
AMSTERDAM
53
The shape of the chocolate bar Toblerone is supposedly modelled on which famous mountain ?
MATTERHORN
54
How did a 23 year old woman named Yu Wenxia of China create headline news on August 18th last year ?
SHE WON MISS WORLD
55
In which city are the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund ?
WASHINGTON DC
56
Name the year - Prince Edward leaves the Marines just three months after joining, the book Spycatcher is released, race riots break out in the Chapeltown area of Leeds and the Pet Shop Boys reach number 1 in the UK charts with the record 'It's a Sin' ?
1987
57
Name the year - Anna Ford becomes the first female news reader on ITV, the charity Motability is founded, Bulgarian dissident Geogi Markov is killed with a poison tipped umbrella and Althea and Donna reach number 1 in the UK charts with 'Uptown Ranking' ?
1978
58
Which chocolate bar, first manufactured in 1970, was made famous by Eric Idle in the Monty Pythin sketch 'Nudge Nudge' ?
BREAKAWAY
59
In relation to money, what is the national currency of Hungary ?
FORINT
60
In relation to money, what is the national currency of Romania ?
LEU
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
In which film of 1958 did Janet Leigh play a character named Morganna ?
THE VIKINGS
2
On which island country can you find Bradley Adams International airport ?
BARBADOS
3
Who designed Marble Arch in London ?
JOHN NASH
4
What is the name of the thoroughfare in Springfield where the cartoon family 'The Simpsons' live ?  They reside at number 742.
EVERGREEN TERRACE