Wrexham Quiz League Questions 23rd October 2012 - League Week 3 
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Questions set by Pete Roberts
Round 1
1
With which famous male criminal would you associate the address 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester?
FRED WEST
2
With which famous criminal would you associate the address 6 Garden Lane, Heaton near the city of Bradford?
PETER SUTCLIFFE
(The Yorkshire Ripper)
3
William Lyon Mackenzie King, more famously known as Bill King was Prime Minister of which country during World War II ?
CANADA
4
Which British daily newspaper was first issued in 1900 at the cost of one halfpenny and from 1916 came under the control of Lord Beaverbrook?
DAILY EXPRESS
5
Which moon of the planet Jupiter shares its name with the alias of the character Rosalind when she disguises herself as a man in Shakespeare's As You like It?
GANYMEDE
6
Taking place in 1513, the Battle of Flodden Field took place in which English county?
NORTHUMBERLAND
7
Which American author wrote the 1985 book The Cider House Rules?
John IRVING
8
Which of the Noble Gases takes its name from the Greek for 'hidden' ?
KRYPTON
9
What nationality was the tennis player Judy Teggart who lost to Billie Jean King in the 1968 Ladies Single Final at Wimbledon?
AUSTRALIAN
10
What was the name of the Christmas hamper firm that in October 2006 collapsed and left hundreds of families out of pocket?
FAREPACK
Round 2
11
Taking place in 1644, the Battle of Marston Moor took place in which English county?
YORKSHIRE
12
Which moon of the planet Saturn shares its name with the name of the girlfriend of the book character Adrian Mole?
PANDORA
13
Which ex British daily newspaper was first published in 1968 and featured the front page headline 'Second Spy Inside GCHQ'?  It cost 18 pence and was owned by Eddy Shah a Manchester based businessman.
TODAY
14
Peter Fraser was the Prime Minister of which country for vast the majority of World War II ?
NEW ZEALAND
15
On April 5th 2006, the discovery of which type of bird in Scotland having Avian Influenza sparked a major UK Bird Flu alert?
SWAN
16
What nationality is tennis player Karen Hantze Susman who won the 1962 Ladies Singles title at Wimbledon, beating Vera Sukova in the final?
AMERICAN
17
Which of the Noble Gases takes its name from the Greek for 'lazy or idle one'?
ARGON
18
Which American author wrote the book The Catcher In The Rye in 1951 ?
J D SALINGER
19
Which children's animated character, a young boy first seen in 2005, was transformed when he found a mysterious device called 'The Omnitrix'?
BEN 10
20
Which popular animated characters, first seen in 1996 include many different characters including ones called Ash Ketchum, Tracy Sketchit and Gar Oak?
POKEMON
Round 3
21
Which king of England, Denmark, Norway and parts of Sweden who died on November 12th 1035 is buried at Winchester Cathedral?
CANUTE
22
Which basalt tablet was famously rediscovered in 1799 by French Captain Pierre Francois Bouchard, bearing parallel inscriptions in Greek, Egyptian Hieroglyphic and demotic characters?
ROSETTA Stone
23
Which four letter word can mean a dish of cooked meat cut into small pieces, to make a mess of or part of a mobile phone?
HASH
24
What was the name of the spy, created by author Len Deighton who was portrayed by Michael Caine in the films Funeral in Berlin, The Ipcress File abd The Billion Dollar Brain?
HARRY PALMER
25
Which Scottish mathematician, physicist, astronomer and astrologer who lived from 1550 to 1617is widely regarded as being the discoverer of logarithms?
John NAPIER
26
Having the christian names Ahmet Muhter Bey and born in October 1895 what was this kings more famous name?  He became king of Albanoa from September 1928 until April 1939?
ZOG
27
In which famous film did Michael Caine play a character named Charlie Croker?
THE ITALIAN JOB
28
Which four letter word can mean a shot in golf, a famous pirate or a law in physics?
HOOK
29
There are eight states of the USA whose names begin with the letter 'N'.  Which one comes last alphabetically?
NORTH DAKOTA
30
There are eight states of the USA whose names begin withthe letter 'M'.  Which one comes last alphabetically?
MONTANA
Round 4
31
Deriving its name from the Urdu for 'Water Monster' and predominantly found in India, what type of creature is a 'Mugger'?
CROCODILE
32
Native to America, what type of creature is a 'Bobolink'?
BIRD
33
With Michael Landon and Karen Grassle as the mother and father, what was the surname of the main family in the TV series Litle House on the Prairie?
INGALL
34
In Chinese cooking what would you be eating of you ordered Wantons?
DUMPLINGS
35
Which popular building is situated at the address, Chester Road West, Queensferry, Flintshire CH5 1SA?  It is the largest of its type in North Wales.
DEESIDE LEISURE CENTRE
36
Which ten letter word from medics takes its name from the Greek word meaning 'clotting'?
THROMBISIS
37
Miss Hannigan is an unpleasant orphange matron in which popular stage production first seen in 1977 ?
ANNIE
38
Which poem by Alexander Pope contains the famous line 'Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread'?
AN ESSAY ON CRITICISM
39
Which fellow English team did Tottenham Hotspur defeat by an aggregate score of 3 - 2 to win the 1972 EUFA Cup Final?
WOLVES
40
What is the second Christian name of Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex?
ANTHONY
Round 5
41
Which eight letter word from medics takes its name from the Greek word meaning 'to smother'?
ASPHYXIA
42
Which popular building that officially opened in the 1970s has the address, Victoria Rd, Chester CH2 2AU?
NORTHGATE ARENA
43
In Chinese cooking, what type of meat is the main ingredient in the dish Char Siu?
PORK
44
With Guy Williams and June Lockhart as the mother and father, what was the surname of the main family in the TV series Lost in Space?
ROBINSON
45
What is the second Christian name of Prince Andrew, The Duke of York?
ALBERT
46
Which club did Tottenahm Hotspur beat in the 1984 EUFA Cup Final after a penalty shootout?
ANDERLECHT
47
Which poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson contains the line 'Into the mouth of hell rode the six hundred'?
CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE
48
Which famous stage production, first seen in 1973, contains a scruffily dressed hunchback named Riff Raff?
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
49
Introduced in 1940, the 'Local Defence Volunteers' later became known by what two word name?
HOME GUARD
50
What two word name was given to the British civilian organisation created during the first and second world wars that involved women working in agriculture, replacing men who had been called up to the military?
LAND ARMY
Round 6
51
Gary Lightbody is the lead vocalist of which pop band formed in 1994 ?
SNOW PATROL
52
What surname links the name of the mother of King Edward VI and the author of the books Harry's Game, The Glory Boys and Holding The Zero?
SEYMOUR
53
Which everyday objects are the main focus of attention on the 1931 painting The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali?
CLOCKS/WATCHES
54
Chad Varah, a British Anglican priest who lived from 1911 to 2007 is probably best remembered for being the founder of which charity organisation in 1953 ?
SAMARITANS
55
What surname links a 16th century Queen Consort of England and the name of a current Premiership football ground?
BOLEYN
(Home of West Ham)
56
Ricky Wilson is the lead vocalist of which pop band formed in 1996 ?
KAISER CHIEFS
57
William Booth, a former Methodist Preacher who lived from 1829 to 1912 is probably best remembered for being the founder of which charity organisation in 1865 ?
SALVATION ARMY
58
Which painting of 1851 by Sir Edwin Landseer features a great stag/deer which stands on a rise among cloud-covered mountains?
MONARCH OF THE GLEN
59
Which seven word titled film of  1974 starring Warren Oates and Isel Vega centres on the story of an American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend who decide to go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a one million dollar bounty on a dead gigolo?
BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA
60
Which two word titled film of 1971 sees Barry Newman as a car delivery seviceman named Kowalski who takes control of a 1970 Dodge Challenger car to take him from Colorado to San Francisco?
VANISHING POINT
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
In which city was Martin Luther King assassinated in 1968 ?
MEMPHIS
2
Which professional golfer has three nicknames, one of which is 'The wild Thing'?
JOHN DALY
3
'Erinaceus Europaeus' is the latin name for which common creature?
HEDGEHOG
4
What was the name of the dog in the Enid Blyton Secret Seven series?
SCAMPER