Wrexham Quiz League Questions 11th December 2012 - League Week 9 
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Questions set by David Kendrick
Round 1
1
Which Scottish scientist is generally credited with the invention of the telephone?
ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL
2
Which music hall star was known as "The Cheeky Chappie"?
MAX MILLER
3
Which term from ancient Greek is still occassionally used today to refer to "the masses" or "the many"?
HOI POLLOI
4
Which is the world's longest range of mountains?
THE ANDES
5
Which peace treaty ended the Russo-Japanes war?
PORTSMOUTH
6
Who wrote the title song for the James Bond film From Russia With Love?
LIONEL BART
7
Which is the only Australian state capital not named after a person?
PERTH
8
What was Lester Piggott's last Derby winner?
TEENOSO
9
What name is given to the fur of the Coypu?
NUTRIA
10
Which sporting event takes place in Pasadena, California on New Year's Day?
ROSE BOWL
Round 2
11
In which country is the Negev Desert mainly situated?
ISRAEL
12
Which city was the interim capital of Pakistan while Islamabad was being constructed?
RAWALPINDI
13
In Norse mythology, who was the wife of Odin?
FRIGGA or FREYJA
14
Which native American tribe were also known as the Dakota?
SIOUX
15
Which horse, the 1977 Grand National winner, was owned by Fred Pontin?
SPECIFY
16
What is the German name for the Danube?
DONAU
17
How is the fragrant white spring flower with the botanical name Convalleria Majalis popularly known?
LILY OF THE VALLEY
18
In Norse mythology who was the God of Mischief?
LOKI
19
Which German word meaning 'armour' was applied to certain army divisions in World War II ?
PANZER
20
In 1965, who became the first American astronaut to "walk in space"?
(Edward) WHITE
Round 3
21
Which Dickens novel is subtitled "The Parish Boy's Progress"?
OLIVER TWIST
22
The lack of which vitamin caused scurvy in the early days of the navy?
VITAMIN C
23
The Navajo tribe live mainly in three US states, name one of them?
NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA, UTAH
24
Who succeeded to the English throne in 1422 at the age of nine months?
HENRY VI (6th)
25
Which TV series featured Frank Drebin and Al, a seven foot tall cop whose face never appeared because he was too tall to fit on the screen?
POLICE SQUAD
26
What was the main American tank of World War II?
SHERMAN
27
What do the Russians call Moscow?
MOSKVA
28
If, in an American diner, you ordered 'Eve With the Lid On', what would you recieve?
APPLE PIE
29
Which stand-up comedian has played football at semi-professional level and once worked full-time as a pharmaceuticals sales director?
JOHN BISHOP
30
Which family holds the hereditary right to the office of Earl Marshal of England?
HOWARD FAMILY
(Dukes of Norfolk)
Round 4
31
Which was the major battle of the Franco-Prissian war?
SEDAN
32
Which musical features the song 'Let the sun shine in'?
HAIR
33
Who was responsible for inventing dynamite?
(Dr Alfred B)
NOBEL
34
In which city is La scala opera house?
MILAN
35
How many gills are there in half a gallon?
16
36
Who, along with Leslie Bricusse, wrote the lyrics for the James Bond film song Goldfinger?
ANTHONY NEWLEY
37
Which Bavarian town stages a wagner festival every July and August?
BAYREUTH
38
King Stephen (1135-54) was the only king of which royal house?
BLOIS
39
Which American TV comedy series gave us the line "Confused? You will be"?
SOAP
40
First used in America, what name is given to a pub or restaurant that combines seafood and meat, such as steak and scampi?
SURF 'n' TURF
Round 5
41
The garden plant syringa is commonly known as what? LILAC
42
Name the last astronaut to have walked on the moon. (Eugene)
CERNAN (1927)
43
Name the town in the vicinity of Versailles famous for its hard-paste porcelain. SEVRES
44
Name the only bachelor President of the U.S.A. JAMES BUCHANAN
45
Who siad "I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception"?
GROUCHO MARX
46
On which of the hills of ancient Rome were the main residences of the Caesars?
PALATINE
47
Against which background is Dickens' novel 'A tale of two cities' based?
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
48
Which musichal star was known as 'The Prime Minister of Mirth'?
GEORGE ROBEY
49
What is the meaning of the Latin phrase 'Modus Vivendi'?
WAY OF LIVING
50
In which of the rooms of Buckingham Palace are investitures held?
BALL ROOM
Round 6
51
The Kremlin in Mosocw is known as the seat of government in Russia.  What does the Russian word 'kremlin' mean?
CITADEL or FORT
52
Where in the human body is the cochlea?
IN THE EAR
53
Which musical features the song 'Second Hand Rose'?
FUNNY GIRL
54
Which "Games" were first held in Buenos Aires in 1951  and then every four years?
THE PAN-AMERICAN GAMES
55
Who is the only U.S. President to have been divorced?
RONALD REAGAN
56
What name is given to a number system with base sixteen?
HEXADECIMAL
57
The Prairie Dog is a member of which family of rodents?
SQUIRREL
58
Who said "Give a man a free hand and he'll put ot all over you"?
MAE WEST
59
Which actor/comedian/quiz presenter was once a professional footballer with Brentford?
BRADLEY WALSH
60
Name the town in South Central France which has made hard-paste porcelain since 1771.
LIMOGES
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
How many inches are there in a Hand, the unit used to measure the height of a horse?
FOUR
2
In which English county is Barnstaple?
DEVON
3
From what would you fear if you suffered from Gymnophobia?
NUDITY