|Wrexham Quiz League Questions||4th
December 2012 - League Week 8
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town was granted city status in 2012 ?
||The Blowfly is known in the
UK by what other common name ?
||Which Righteous Brothers song
returned to the charts after being featured in the famous '
pottery wheel ' scene in the 1990 film Ghost ?
||Which UK TV game show
introduced us to Dusty Bin ?
||In which country is the
Kensington Oval cricket stadium ?
||Hadrian's Wall was completed
in which century ?
||2nd CENTURY AD
||From which Shakespeare play
do we get the quotation " hubble bubble toil and
trouble fire burn and caluldron bubble " ?
||What was the name of the U.S.
Space station , launched into Earth orbit in May
||On which TV show did Mr
Blobby first make his appearance ?
||In 2012 , which town became
the first in Essex to be granted city status
||The name of what type of
pasta comes from the Italian for ' ridged ' ?
||In which city will you find
the cricket ground known as the Gabba ?
||Under which Roman emperor did
the Roman Empire reach its greatest extent, teritorially ?
||Which Shakespeare play
features the line: " The play's the thing / Wherein I'll
catch the conscience of the king. " ?
||Who is the queen of Denmark ?
||Which imperial measure is the
equivalent of 91.44cm ?
||Which geological period came
between the Triassic and Cretaceous periods?
||With which section of the
community is the organization called Gingerbread concerned ?
||Who in the Bible's Book of
Judges is the son of Manoah ?
||Scamper is a dog in which
series of Enid Blyton stories ?
||Jupiter ; Saturn and Uranus
are three of the so-called ' gas giants ' in our Solar
System: what is the fourth ?
||What rank does an officer in
the British Army hold who wears the insignia of a crown and
two stars on his shoulder straps ?
||In telecommunications , what
do the intials SMS stand for ?
||Which French vessel was the
first ocean-going liner to exceed 1,000 feet in length ?
||By what specific term are the
step pyramids of ancient Mesopotamia
||Which type of pastry canape's
name literally means ' flight in the wind ' ?
||Which Russian revolutionary
was born Lev Davidovich Bronstein in 1879 ?
||Name the last pitched battle
fought on English soil.
||What name did the Beckhams
give to their fourth child and first daughter ?
||Which was the second bridge
to be built over the Thames in central London?
||Which singer duetted with Joe
Cocker on their 1982 smash hit record ' Up
Where We Belong ' ?
||By what name is the former
Marriage Guidance Council now known ?
||By what name is the Russian
city of Stalingrad now known ?
||In Troy weight , how many
grains are there in a pennyweight ?
||George Tupou V , who died in
2012 , was king of which country ?
||Which reptile's name comes
from the Spanish ' el lagarto ' , meaning ' the lizard ' ?
||According to Dr Johnson ,
what in England is " given to horses , but in Scotland
supports the people " ?
||Which bridge in central
London was originally known as the Strand Bridge
when opened in 1817 ?
||Which type of coal contains
the highest carbon count and the fewest impurities ?
||Who drew the original
illustrations for the Winnie-the Pooh books ?
||How much did British MP's
receive when they were first paid a salary in 1912 ?
||In which U.S. state is the
Kennedy Space Centre ?
||In computing , what do the
initials USB stand for ?
||In which century were the
Royal Marines founded ?
||Gideon , whose story is told
in the Book of Judges , was a member of which
||The Eiffel Tower has a
restaurant named after which author ?
||Who wrote the music of the
oratorios The Apostles and The Kingdom ?
||What was the name of the
first Aintree Grand National winner to be trained by a woman
(Jenny Pitman 1983)
||Rudyard Kipling was the
cousin of which British Prime Minister ?
||Who was the last English king
to die in battle ?
||What familiar word associated
with ancient Egypt literally means ' great
house ' ?
||Which sister ship of the
Titanic never entered commercial service and was
sunk by a mine while serving as a
hospital ship in 1916 ?
||What is the name of the '
world's highest ' restaurant , on the 122'nd floor of the
Burj Khalifa in Dubai ?
||According to Dr Johnson , "
Claret is the liquor for boys ; port , for men " , but he "
who aspires to be a hero " must drink - what ?
||Which was the first horse to
complete the Cheltenham Gold Cup-Grand National double in
the same season ?
||Which British Prime Minister
had a son who became a famous film director ?
||Who is the mother of the
actor Toby Stephens ?
||(Dame) MAGGIE SMITH
||Who wrote the music of the
oratorios The Creation and The Seasons ?
||Two of the planets in our
Solar system don't have moons: Venus - and which other ?
||How much were you entitled to
receive per week as a single pensioner , assuming you were
over 70 and your income was less than £21 a year
, when Old Age Pensions were introduced in 1909 ?
pop group of the 1980's had No.1 hits with their first three
||FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD
made his TV debut on which quiz show ?
the lightest or minimum weight division in professional
boxing , limited to fighters weighing less than 7 stone 7
||STRAWWEIGHT OR MINI-FLYWEIGHT