Wrexham Quiz League Questions 27th November 2012 - League Week 7 
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Questions set by David Kendrick
Round 1
1
Who was lead singer with late-Sixties rock group The Doors ?
JIM MORRISON
2
Which model married both George Harrison and Eric Clapton ?
PATTY BOYD
3
Name the racecourse near Chichester where the Steward's Cup is run.
GOODWOOD
4
What type of transport is the Routemaster, in service since the Fifties ?
BUS
5
In which Middle Eastern country is the ancient city of Petra ?
JORDAN
6
Oak Apple Day , commemorating the restoration of the monarchy to England in 1660 , is on which date ?
29th MAY
7
What was invented by Karl Dahlman , in 1963 , to aid gardeners ?
HOVER MOWER
8
Which actress was married to Orson Welles from 1943 to 1948 ?
RITA HAYWORTH
9
As well as John Paul the First , which other pope died in 1978 ?
PAUL VI
10
If you ordered Rognons in a French restaurant , with which food would you
be served ?   
KIDNEYS
Round 2
11
Which type of suit , with tapering trousers and a long wide shouldered coat , became fashionable in the 1940's ?
ZOOT SUIT
12
In which town does Desperate Dan live ?   
CACTUSVILLE
13
What is the American equivalent of paraffin ?
KEROSENE
14
On which Test cricket ground is the Radcliffe Road end ?
TRENT BRIDGE
15
In the novel by Jules Verne , where did the expedition , led by Professor Linden-brock , set out to reach ?
CENTRE OF THE EARTH
16
Which Italian club signed Paul Gascoigne from Tottenham Hotspur in 1992?
LAZIO
17
What is the common name of Scrivener's Palsey ?
WRITER'S CRAMP
18
Which gas was once known as ' Fire Damp ' because it often caused explosions in mines ?
METHANE
19
Barnacles , crabs and lobsters belong to which class of marine life ?
CRUSTACEANS
20
' Twenty Years After ' is the sequel to which other novel ?
THE THREE MUSKETEERS
Round 3
21
In which country will you find the Franz Hals museum , containing most of the works of the famous portrait painter ? NETHERLANDS / HOLLAND
22
In which town is the Wetherspoons pub ' The Eric Bartholemew ' ?
MORECAMBE
23
Who wrote the ' Ode to Joy ' on which Beethoven based the last movement
of his Ninth Symphony ?
SCHILLER
24
Which Labour Government White Paper of 1969 was designed to    harmonise labour relations and was issued by Barbara Castle as Secretary of State for Employment ?
IN PLACE OF STRIFE
25
The footballer John Charles played for two Italian football clubs: Roma and which other ?
JUVENTUS
26
What kind of creature is a Twite ?
BIRD
27
In which Hertfordshire town are the headquarters of the Wetherspoons
pub chain ?   
WATFORD
28
What was the name of the submarine in the novel ' 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea ' by Jules Verne ?
NAUTILUS
29
Which battle of the English Civil War was fought on July 2'nd , 1644 ?
MARSTON MOOR
30
The German cities of Dresden and Hamburg stand on which river ? ELBE
Round 4
31
What invention by a Mr Schick in 1931 might be said to have changed the face of man ?
ELECTRIC RAZOR
32
Which American boxer's thunderous right hand punch was known as ' The
Suzie Q ' ?
ROCKY MARCIANO
33
Which medical term is derived from the Latin word for ' forty ' ?
QUARANTINE
34
If a dish were to be described as ' du lapin ' in a French restaurant , what
animal's meat should it contain ?
RABBIT
35
Which famous American sportsman was nicknamed ' The Yankee Clipper '?
JOE DI MAGGIO
36
The Boneshaker was an early type of what form of transport ?
BICYCLE
37
The rock temple complex at Abu Simnel was built by which pharaoh ?
RAMASES II or RAMASES THE GREAT
38
The sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped takes its title from the girl the hero David Balfour falls in love with. What is its title ?       
CATRIONA
39
Which TV quiz  was the main idea of Bill Wright , a former POW in World War 2 ?
MASTERMIND
40
Which TV programme makes use of a signature tune called College Boy ?
UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE
Round 5
41
Ludo is the children's version of which long-established board game ?   
BACKGAMMON
42
Who wrote the short story on which the much admired film The Shaw -   shank Redemption was based ?
STEPHEN KING
43
Which artist became the first President of the Royal Academy in 1768 ?
JOSHUA REYNOLDS
44
Which Greek word meaning ' union ' refers to the proposed union of the    island of Cyprus and Greece ?
ENOSIS
45
Which musical instrument was patented in Hawaii in 1917 ?
UKELELE
46
In the traditional game table skittles , what name is usually given to the ball    or disc or ' lump ' cast at the pins ?
THE CHEESE
47
Which of his silent film epics did Cecil B. De Mille remake in the 1950's ? THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
48
In comics , which magic word did Billy Batson use to transform himself into  Captain Marvel ?
SHAZAM
49
Which anti-conformist movement in 1950's fashion began in New York's    West Village and was characterised by black slim trousers , thick sweaters    and untucked shirts ?
BEATNIK(S)
50
Who made a century on his Test debut for England v New Zealand in 2004?
ANDREW STRAUSS
Round 6
51
Stephen King's acclaimed novel 11.22.63. is centred on which historical event ?
ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
52
Comprising around two-thirds of the Earth's mass , what is found between the core of the Earth and its crust ?
THE MANTLE
53
Pope Benedict XVI served as Archbishop of which German city until 1981?
MUNICH
54
What nickname was given to Lloyd George's budget of 1909 ?
THE PEOPLE'S BUDGET
55
Which opera by Rossini , his last , is based on a play by Schiller ?
WILLIAM TELL
56
Which 1925 film starring Ramon Novarro was reshot in 1959 , to much box office and Academy Award success ?       
BEN HUR
57
What term describes the point at which a celestial object in orbit around the Earth , such as the Moon , makes its closest approach to Earth ?
PERIGEE
58
Which actor's last TV appearance before his death in 1985 was as Daniel Reece in Dynasty ?
ROCK HUDSON
59
Which county won Cricket's County Championship for the first time in its    history in 1979 ?
ESSEX
60
What form of entertainment , not necessarily musical , has a name which means ' empty orchestra ' ?   
KARAOKE
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
Which Wagner opera features the Good Friday music ?
PARSIFAL
2
What type of implement is an Indonesian kris ?   
DAGGER
3
In 1979 , which player in the English football league became the first to be    transferred for £1 million ?
TREVOR FRANCIS