Wrexham Quiz League Questions 6th November 2012 - League Week 5 
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Questions set by Pete Roberts
Round 1
1
Identify the title of the 1960's Number One hit that opened with the lyrics "Got a good reason for taking the easy way out"?
DAY TRIPPER
(The Beatles)
2
Identify the title of the 1960's Number One hit that opened with the lyrics "I can hear the guitars start to play and very soon they say"?
LET THE HEARTACHES BEGIN
(Long Jon Baldrey)
3
Living from 1890 to 1963, what was the more famous name of American born Robert Franklin Stroud?
BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ
4
Which English author wrote the 1934 novel Goodbye Mr Chips?
James HILTON
5
Give any year in the life of Thomas Beckett?
1118 - 1170
6
Which Germna military leader had the nickname 'The Blue Max'?  He commited suicide on October 15th 1846 by swallowing potassium cyanide after being found guilty of war crimes at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial.
Hermaan GOERING
7
What nationality was artist Mark Rothko who lived from 1903 to 1970?
RUSSIAN
8
Sharing its name with a capital city, which Madeira type cake, usually eaten at Christmas is topped with a thick layer of dark chocolate decorated with marzipan fruits?
TUNIS cake
9
Which actor played the lead role in the 1986 remake of the horror film The Fly?
JEFF GOLDBLUM
10
On an ordnance survey map, what do the initials LC stand for?
LEVEL CROSSING
Round 2
11
Which Egyptian born Nazi politician became famous in May 1941 when his surprise flight to Scotland in an intended peace deal resulted in him being captured and long term imprisonment?
Rudolf HESS
12
Give any year in the life of the notorius English pirate Edward Teach, more famously known as Blackbeard?
1680 - 1718
13
Which English author wrote the 1925 novel 'The Great Gatsby'?
F SCOTT FITZGERALD
14
Living from 1911 to 1995, what is the more famous name of american born Virginia Katherine McMath?
GINGER ROGERS
15
On an ordnance survey map, what do the initials BS stand for?
BUS STOP
16
Which actor played the role of psychiatrist Sam Loomis in the 1978 horror film Halloween?
DONALD PLEASANCE
17
Taking their name from the French for 'small oven' which small cake confection usually eaten at the end of a meal are described as small, square cut, frosted and decorated sponge cake?
PETIT FOURS
18
What nationality was artist Alphonse Mucha who lived from 1869 to 1939 ?
CZECH
19
Which ex darts world champion died on March 24th 2012 aged 62 ?
JOCKY WILSON
20
Which ex snooker world champion died on July 24th 2010 aged 61 ?
ALEX HIGGINS
Round 3
21
What is the name of the female assistant to Sweeney Todd who supplies the pies in the famous story?
MRS LOVETT
22
With a population of almost 930,000 inhabitants, what is the capital city of Nicaragua?
MANAGUA
23
Launched in January 1993, which Ford model car won the award for European Car of the Year in 1994?
MONDEO
24
In a standard game of poker, which hand comes immediately lower than a straight flush?
FOUR OF A KIND
25
With a population of over one and a half million inhabitants, what is the capital city of Cameroon?
YAOUNDE
26
What is the name of the girlfriend of Bill Sykes who he murders in the Dickens novel 'Oliver Twist'?
NANCY
27
In a standard game of poker, which hand comes immediately lower than a straight?
THREE OF A KIND
28
Launched in Autumn 1995, which Renault model car won the award for European Car of the Year in 2003 ?
MEGANE
29
Which Scottish football team share their name with the Christian name of a famous American criminal who died in 1934 ?
CLYDE
30
Which Scottish football team have a first name that is shared with a Wrexham public house?
ALBION ROVERS
Round 4
31
'The Slave of Duty' is the alternative name for which Gilbert and Sullivan opera?
PIRATES OF PENZANCE
32
'The Town of Titipu' is the alternative name for which Gilbert and Sullivan opera?
THE MIKADO
33
What type of creatures in Britain have types called Whooper and Berwick?
SWANS
34
Which member is missing from the following list of the group The Jackson Five - Michael, Marlin, Jackie and Jermain?
TITO
35
What was the name of the London based street dance troupe who won the third series of ITV's 'Britain's Got Talent', narrowly beating Susan Boyle into second place?
DIVERSITY
36
Which famous term adopted in 1968 was a brief patriotic campaign to boost the British economy which started when five secretaries volunteered to work an extra half hour each day in order to boost productivity and urged others to do the same?
I'M BACKING BRITAIN
37
Who is the only Fulham player to win the award for Football Writer's 'Player of the Year', doing so in 1975.
ALAN MULLERY
38
Three British towns were awarded city status in 2012.  Perth and Chelmsford were two, which was the other one?
ST ASAPH
39
What 'M' was the name of the farm in the George Orwell book 'Animal Farm'?
MANOR
40
Found in Venezuela, what is the name of the world's highest uninterupted waterfall?
ANGEL FALLS
Round 5
41
Which four word term associated with the American Counter culture of the 1960s was used primarily in opposition to the Vietnam war and was printed on thousands of buttons which were distributed at the Mother's Day peace march in 1965?
MAKE LOVE NOT WAR
42
What was the name of the then 14 year old street dancer from Warrington who won the second series of IV's 'Britain's got Talent', performing a big beat remix of the song 'Singing in the Rain'?
George SAMPSON
43
Whic male member i missing from the following list of the group 'The Osmonds' - Donny, Jimmy, Alan, wayne and Jay?
MERRILL
44
Greater Horseshoe, Brandt's and Natterer's are all species of which type of creatures that are found in Britain?
BATS
45
Found in Chile, what is the name of the world's driest desert?
ATACAMA
46
Having the nickname 'Pet' what D was the name of the mother of Black Beauty in the Anna Sewell novel?
DUCHESS
47
Which British town was awarded city status in 1969 so affecting the name of its football league team?
SWANSEA
48
Apart from Stanley Matthews in 1963, who is the only Stoke City player to win the award for Football Writer's Player of the Year, doing so in 1972?
GORDON BANKS
49
On a dating website what do the initials LTR stand for?
LONG TERM RELATIONSHIP
50
On a dating website what do the initials VGL stand for?
VERY GOOD LOOKING
Round 6
51
In 2002,Kevin Ashman from the BBC show 'Eggheads' took over as question setter on the radio series 'Brain of Britain'.  He chose to be known as 'Jorkins' a character taken from which novel by Charles Dickens?
DAVID COPPERFIELD
52
Now aged 57, which British scientist is widely accepted as being the inventor of the World Wide Web?
Tim BERNERS-LEE
53
Which famous stage production, first seen in 1952 features the married couple Mollie and Giles Ralston and also Christopher Wren who is the first guest to arrive at Monkswell Manor guesthouse?
THE MOUSSE TRAP
54
What nickname links an entertainer who has the real name Victoria Hesketh and the Roman emperor Caligula?
LITTLE BOOTS
55
Living from 1891 to 1958 which Dane is credited with being the inventor of the toy Lego?
Ole Kirk CHRISTIANSEN
56
Which famous stage production, first seen in 1983 contains songs such as 'Shoes upon the table', 'Bright new day' and  'The devil's got your number'?
BLOOD BROTHERS
57
What nickname links an ex England international footballer who played in the 1990 World Cup finals for England and the name of a famous film released in 1960 ?
PSYCHO
58
For many years, Ian Gilles, a former winner of radio's 'Brain of Britain', was question setter for the series.  He adopted which name that is associated with Sherlock Holmes?
MYCROFT
59
Which Irish stick and ball team sport is almost identical to the game of Hurling except for the fact it is played only by women as opposed to men?
CAMOGIE
60
First played in Amsterdam in 1902, which ball sport, now played in 54 other countries, involves two teams of eight players, each team consisting of four players from each sex?
KORFBALL
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
A 'Lady's Slipper' is a variety of which type of flower?
ORCHID
2
Which river. approximately 28 miles in length, flows into Morecambe Bay through Fleetwood?
THE WYRE
3
Who succeeded Jon Pertwee as Doctor Who?
TOM BAKER
4
The Bio-Bio Valley is a wine producing region in which country?
CHILE