Wrexham Quiz League Questions 2nd April 2013 - Elwyn Jones Final 
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Questions set by Euan Stevenson
Round 1
1
Numbers - how many lines are in a limerick  ?
5
2
Numbers - how many lines are in a sonnet  ?
14
3
Prime Minister James Callaghan had what Christian name, although he preferred to be known by his middle name, James  ?
LEONARD
4
What district of Birmingham has a girl's name  ?
SHIRLEY
5
In "Les Miserables", what is the name of the policeman who continually tracks down the hero Jean Valjean  ?
JAVERT
6
Which world famous hotel shares its' name with a type of cabbage  ?
SAVOY
7
Which world famous hotel shares its' name with a biscuit  ?
RITZ
8
In "Les Miserables", what is the name of the little orphan girl adopted by the hero Jean Valjean  ?
COSETTE
9
What district of Liverpool has the surname of a famous 20th century singer and film star  ?
CROSBY
10
Prime Minister Harold McMillan had what Christian name, although he preferred to be known by his middle name, Harold  ?
MAURICE
Round 2
11
What was the former name of Manchester airport  ?
RINGWAY
12
In which T.V. Detective series did "Charlie Hungerford" appear  ?
BERGERAC
13
The controversial book "The Naked Ape" appeared in 1967. Who was  the author  ?
DESMOND MORRIS
14
ASPARTAME is an alternative to what, when added to food  ?
SIGAR
15
Which famous western movie ends with the line :- "Oh good, for a minute I thought we were in trouble"   ?
BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
16
Which city is the most easterly in Australia  ?
BRISBANE
17
What was the Roman name for Scotland  ?
CALEDONIA
18
At the recent Cheltenham festival, the horse "Bob's Worth" won the Cheltenham Gold cup. Who trains this horse  ?
NICKY HENDERSON
19
Give a Shakespeare play which begins and ends with the letter T.
THE TEMPEST or TWELFTH NIGHT
20
Give a Shakespeare play which begins and ends with a vowel.
OTHELLO or ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA
Round 3
21
At the recent Cheltenham festival, the horse "Hurricane Fly" won  the Champion hurdle. Who trains this horse  ?
WILLIE MULLINS
22
What was the former name of Liverpool airport  ?
SPEKE
23
In which T.V. Detective series did "DCI Michael Jardine" appear  ?
TAGGART
24
The controversial book "The Female Eunuch" appeared in 1970. Who was the author  ?
GERMAINE GREER
25
In cooking, to what ingredient is AGAR AGAR a vegetarian alternative  ?
GELATIN
26
Which famous western movie ends with the line :- "The old man was right- only the farmers won. We lost. We will always lose "  ?
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
27
Which is the southernmost city in Australia  ?
HOBART
28
What was the Roman name for Ireland  ?
HIBERNIA
29
Of the numbers from 1 to 12, which would score highest on plain squares as a word in the game of scrabble  ?
TWELVE
30
Of the months of the year, which would score highest on plain squares as a word in the game of scrabble  ?
JANUARY
Round 4
31
Which country produces 70 % of all European olive oil  ?
GREECE
32
Who wrote the opera "Les Troyens"  ?
BERLIOZ
33
In the electromagnetic spectrum, which type of wavelength has the longest wavelength. It's main uses are in communication.
RADIO WAVES
34
Which chemical element, discovered in 1898 by Ramsay and Travers was given a Greek name associated with "new thing"  ?
NEON
35
The battle for Stalingrad was one of the turning points of the second world war. Who was the commander of the Russian forces in this battle  ?
Marshall ZHUKOV
36
Which Scottish actor, born in Paisley, starred in the movies "300", "Law Abiding Citizen" and "P.S. I love you"  ?
GERARD BUTLER
37
Who is the current Australian prime minister  ?
JULIA GILLARD
38
In Italy, if you were served "Mortadella", what foodstuff would you be about to eat  ?
SAUSAGE
39
Newcastle university awarded which guitarist an honorary music doctorate in 1993  ?
MARK KNOPFLER
40
Which guitarist was awarded an O.B.E. In January 1995  ?
ERIC CLAPTON
Round 5
41
In Italy, if you were served "Pomodori", what foodstuff would you be about to eat  ?
TOMATOES
42
Which country produces more than 50 % of all Europe's rice  ?
ITALY
43
Who wrote the opera "Dido and Aeneas"  ?
PURCELL
44
In the electromagnetic spectrum, which type of wavelength has shortest wavelength. Its main uses are in medical diagnosis.
GAMMA WAVES
45
Which chemical element, discovered in 1898by Marie Curie was given a name associated with her native land  ?
POLONIUM
46
Who was the commander of the German sixth army which fought and lost the Battle of Stalingrad  ?
Field Marshall PAULUS
47
Which Irish actor, born in Dublin, starred in the movies "in Bruges" "Fright Night" and "Total Recall"  ?
COLIN FARRELL
48
Who is the President of  Argentina  ?
CRISTINA KIRCHNER
49
What type of animal is a GAVIAL  ?
CROCODILE
50
What type of animal is a GALAGO  ?
BUSH BABY
Round 6
51
The trilogy of comedy plays known as "The Norman Conquests" were written by which playwright  ?
ALAN AYCKBOURN
52
In 1314, Robert the Bruce and a small Scottish army inflicted a massive defeat on a huge English army at Bannockburn. Who was the leader of the English forces  ?
EDWARD II
53
What are the membranes enveloping the brain and spinal cord called  ?
MENINGES
54
Who was the German painter and sculptor who was a founder of the surrealist movement ?   Among his works are "The Elephant Celebes" and " Le Grand Amoreux".
MAX ERNST
55
Which French  artist, along with Picasso, was a founder of Cubism  ? He designed sets for Diaghilev ballets and was awarded the Legion D'Honneur. Among his works are "The Woman Musician" and "The Candlestick".
GEORGES BRAQUE
56
The highly acclaimed stage comedy "Noises Off" was written by which playwright  ?
MICHAEL FRAYN
57
In 1745, Bonnie Prince Charlie and an army of Scottish Highlanders were defeated at the battle of Culloden by British forces. Who was the victorious leader of the government forces  ?
DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND
58
What are the two upper chambers of the heart called  ?
ATRIA or AURICLES
59
When asked about the role of Prime Minister, which 20th century prime minister replied "The main essentials required for this job are sleep and a sense of history"  ?
HAROLD WILSON
60
When asked about the role of Prime Minister, which 20th century prime minister replied   "Interesting work, fine town house, nice place in the country, servants, plenty of foreign travel"  ?
HAROLD MACMILLAN
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
Who reputedly said "Youth is wasted on the young"  ?
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
2
The chrysanthemum is the national symbol for which country  ?
JAPAN
3
Who played Wanda in the film "A fish called Wanda"  ?
JAMIE LEE CURTIS
4
What is the S.I. Unit of radioactivity  ?
BECQUEREL
TIE BREAK
The old English sheepdog has been used by the Dulux paint company in association with its' brand for many years. Sometimes the breed is referred to as the "Dulux dog". In what year did the "Dulux dog" first appear in adverts  ?
1961