Wrexham Quiz League Questions 16th April 2013 -Yale Trophy Final 
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Questions set by Euan Stevenson
Round 1
1
Horse racing - Welsh trainer Evan Williams trained which horse to come second in the 2013 Grand National  ?
CAPPA BLEU
2
Horse racing - Welsh trainer Rebecca Curtis trained which horse to come third in the 2013 Grand National  ?
TEAFORTHREE
3
Which British artist, born in Tenby, painted "The Smiling Woman" and Portrait of a Lady in Black  ?
AUGUSTUS JOHN
4
From which of Shakespeare's plays does this quotation come :- We happy few, we band of brothers  ?
HENRY V
5
Which gland, secreting various hormones essential for growth and other bodily functions, is situated in the brain  ?
PITUITARY
6
Which female singer had a number 1 hit record with "I Feel Love" which topped the charts in July 1977  ?
DONNA SUMMER
7
Which female singer had a number 1 hit record with "I'll never fall in love again"which topped the charts in August 1969  ?
BOBBY GENTRY
8
Which gland, secreting a hormone affecting circulation and muscular  action, is situated above the kidneys  ?
ADRENAL
9
From which of Shakespeare's plays does this quotation come :- The course of true love never did run smooth ?
A MIDSUMMERNIGHT'S DREAM
10
Which British artist, born in Dublin, painted "Triptych" and "Two figures with a Monkey"  ?
FRANICS BACON
Round 2
11
In which classic T.V. crime series did Captain Frank Furillo appear  ?
HILL STREET BLUES
12
Rugby union - for which club team do England internationals Stevens, Farrell and Vunipola play  ?
SARACENS
13
Which predatory insect, with two pairs of large transparent wings, that are spread while resting, can fly the fastest ? The Australian variety can reach a speed of 36 mph  ?
DRAGONFLY
14
What is the name of the neo-Norman fantasy castle situated close to Bangor, between Snowdonia and the Menai strait ? It was built in the early 19th century by a family who made their money from sugar and Welsh slate, and is now in the care of the National Trust.
PENRHYN
15
James Stewart played the character George Bailey in which classic 1946 film  ?
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
16
Who bought the McDonalds fast food outlet business from the McDonald brothers in 1961 and went on to build the business into a world wide billion dollar business  ?
RAY CROC
17
Which British king, famous for his string of mistresses,said "I do not believe God would damn a man for a little irregular pleasure" ? He made pleasure-seeking an art form, &was keenly interested in theatre and horse-racing, and was the first monarch to have his own yacht.
CHARLES II
18
Millionaire businessman Alan Sugar hosts the BBC's popular reality show "The Apprentice". This show was adapted from the original U.S. Show, where it was hosted by which millionaire businessman  ?
DONALD TRUMP
19
An Ipsos MORI survey carried out this year showed politicians to have the lowest level of trust of any occupation in the U.K. What percentage of people trusted politicians in general to tell the truth.
( accept within + or - 5 % )  ?
18%
(13% to 23%)
20
The Ipsos MORI poll on public trust showed which other 3 professions to have less than 30 % of the public trusting them to tell the truth  ? ( name 2 of 3 )
BANKERS
JOURNALISTS
ESTATE AGENTS
Round 3
21
Who was the winner of the U.K.'s 2010 "Apprentice" series, who recently lost a claim of constructive dismissal against Alan Sugar, after resigning and saying she had been treated like an "overpaid lackey"  ?
STELLA ENGLISH
22
In which classic T.V. crime series did Chief Superintendant Lockhart appear  ?
NO HIDING PLACE
23
Rugby union - for which club team do England internationals Care, Easter and Robshaw play  ?
HARLEQUINS
24
Which large insect, with transparent wings held roof-like over its back, and noted for the loud shrill chirping of the males, has a life-cycle of 13 to 17 years  ?
CICADA
25
What is the name of the National Trust 18th century house situated on the Isle of Anglesey ? It is famous for it's gardens, it's military museum and it's association with the painter Whistler, whose largest painting is here.
PLAS NEWYDD
26
James Stewart played the character Elwood P. Dowd in which classic 1950 film  ?
HARVEY
27
In 1862, the Guinness company adopted the harp as its' advertising logo. From 1935 till 1982 what creature was adopted as the main Guinness advertising symbol, becoming as synonymous with Guinness as the harp?
TOUCAN
28
Which British king, famous for his string of mistresses, had an arranged marriage to Caroline of Brunswick ? His first words to her were "I am not  well, pray get me a glass of Brandy". He did not accede to the throne until he was 57, when he was described as a "bloated ruin".
GEORGE IV
29
Which surname is shared by an American Jazz Singer and an American author  ?  ( It was also the middle name of an American president.)
FITZGERALD
(Ella and F Scott)
30
What surname is shared by a member of the cabinet and of the  shadow cabinet  ?
ALEXANDER
(Danny and Douglas)
Round 4
31
Which is the most Northerly, and largest, island of the Phillipines, on which stands the capital, Manila  ?
LUZON
32
Geology - what word is used to describe rocks formed from volcanoes or from magma within the earth's crust  ?
IGNEOUS
33
What songwriting partnership, wrote more than 20 hit records, with several of their songs becoming number 1 hits on both sides of the Atlantic, including "Hound Dog" , "Jailhouse Rock" and Stand by Me ?
LIEBER AND STOLLER
34
Which liqueur, mainly produced and consumed in Russia, is flavoured by caraway and cumin seeds  ?
KUMMEL
35
Which British male boxer won an olympic gold medal in London 2012, at age 22 beating a veteran who was 10 years older in the final, winning the super heavyweight division  ?
ANTHONY JOSHUA
36
In what decade was Plaid Cymru founded  ?
1920's
37
Now among the most praised and prolific people in the film industry, who made his screen acting debut in "What's New Pussycat" in 1965  ?
WOODY ALLEN
38
On the "Sunday Times" rich list for 2013, who will again top the list in the "under 30" music rich list with a personal fortune of £30 million ?
ADELE
39
If the radius of a circle is 5 centimetres, how long in centimetres is the circumference, to 1 decimal place  ?
31.4
40
If a right angled triangle has two sides measuring 9 and 12 inches how many inches long is the third and longest side  ?
15
Round 5
41
The 2013 "Sunday Times" rich list will again show Paul McCartney to be the U.K.' s richest musician. Who, with a personal wealth of £620 million, will again be the U.K.'s second wealthiest on the "Music" rich list  ?
ANDREW LLOYD-WEBBER
42
Which is the most Northerly of the islands of Japan ? It's capital, Sapporo has hosted the winter olympics.
HOKKAIDO
43
Geology - what word is used to describe rocks formed from sand, mud or silt deposited by wind and water  ?
SEDIMENTARY
44
What songwriting partnership, wrote more than 20 hit records, with several of their songs becoming number 1 hits on both sides of the Atlantic, including "Take good care of my Baby", "Will you love me Tomorrow" and "The Loco-motion"  ?
GOFFIN AND KING
45
Zabaglione is an Italian dessert made from eggs, sugar and which fortified wine  ?
MARSALA
46
Which British male athlete won an olympic gold medal in London 2012, at age 24 winning the Triathlon event  ?
ALISTAIR BROWNLEE
47
In what decade was the Scottish National party founded  ?
1930's
48
Now among the most praised and honoured people in the film industry, who made his screen acting debut in "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" in 1971  ?
DANIEL DAY LEWIS
49
The following lines are from a famous poem by Stevie Smith :-
"Nobody heard him, the dead man
But still he lay moaning
I was much further out than you thought"
What is the title of the poem  ?
NOT WAVING BUT DROWNING
50
The following lines are from a famous poem by W.H.Auden :-
"Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos with muffled drum"
What is the title of the poem  ?
FUNERAL BLUES
Round 6
51
Which 2 scientists discovered the structure of DNA, for which they were awarded the Nobel prize for Medicine in 1962  ?  ( both surnames required )
CRICK AND WATSON
52
In which Dickens novel would you find the characters :- Arthur Clennan,  Daniel Doyce,  and Flora Finching   ?
LITTLE DORRITT
53
Name the composer, born in Bohemia in 1824, whose works include :- The opera "The Kiss" and the symphonic poem "Ma Vlaft"  ?
SMETANA
54
In December 2012, in yet another American mass murder, 26 people (including 20 children) were killed in Newtown, Conneticut. What was the name of the 20 year old killer, who also shot himself  ?
ADAM LANZA
55
Columbine high school was the setting in 199 for another mass murder. The elementary school in Newtown, Conneticut will be equally infamous. What is the name of the school  ?
SANDY HOOK
56
Name the composer, born in Moravia in 1854, whose works include :- The rhapsody "Taras Bulba" and the opera "The Beginning of a romance"?
JANACEK
57
In which Dickens novel would you find the characters :- Esther Summerson, Allan Woodcourt,  and Harold Skimpole  ?
BLEAK HOUSE
58
Which 2 scientists became the first to "split the atom", that is dividing the atomic nucleus ? They were awarded the Nobel prize for physics in1951.
 ( both surnames required )
COCKROFT AND WALTON
59
Christianity  -  Of Jesus' disciples almost all met a violent end. Judas committed suicide and 10 of the others were executed. Who was the only disciple to die naturally - it is believed at the age of 100  ?
JOHN
60
Christianity  -  the writers of the 27 books of the New Testament were all Jewish, with one exception. Who was the only Gentile, or non-Jewish , writer of the New Testament  ?
LUKE
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
What is the world's largest island  ?
GREENLAND
2
In which county of England would you find BERKELEY CASTLE ?
GLOUCESTERSHIRE
3
In what novel would you find the Dashwood family  ?
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
4
In what year did Cyprus join the E.U.  ?
2004
TIE BREAK
The world's largest island is Greenland.
What is the area of Greenland in square miles  ?
840,000 sq miles