Wrexham Quiz League Questions 17th December 2013 - League Week 10 
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Questions set by David Kenrick
Round 1
1
What name is given in canoeing to a complete roll through 360 degrees to recover after cap-sizing ?
ESKIMO ROLL
2
In which athletics event has the Fosbury Flop been much adopted since 1968 ?
HIGH JUMP
3
Deborah Kerr played the female lead in the film version of which musical ?
THE KING AND I
4
Who wrote the fantasy literature trilogy His Dark Materials ?
PHILLIP PULMAN
5
In which European country are the head-quarters of the telecommunications company Nokia ?
FINLAND
6
In Greek mythology, whose wife was Clytemnestra ?
AGAMEMNON
7
Which Doctor Who actor did David Bradley play in the recent TV drama An Adventure In Space and Time ?
WILLIAM HARTNELL
8
Hob and Jill are the male and female names respectively for which type of creature ?
FERRET
9
Hansen's disease is another name for which bacterial infection ?
LEPROSY
10
Stinking Bishop, Durham Blue and Cornish Yarg are all types of what food ?
CHEESE
Round 2
11
What was the name of the street on which President Kennedy's limousine was travelling at the time of his assassination in 1963 ?
ELM STREET
12
Which member of Monty Python, who have announced they are planning a new stage show, was born in America ?
TERRY GILLIAM
13
Which term was coined to denote the followers of the 14th-century churchman John Wycliffe ?
LOLLARDS
14
Which fruit contains the most calories ?
AVOCADO PAIRS
15
Lord Darnley was the father of which king of England ?
JAMES I
16
In physics , which Greek letter is commonly used to denote torque ?
TAU
17
With which novel has Eleanor Cotton won this year's Man Booker Prize ?
THE LUMINARIES
18
What is the literal meaning of the Japanese term 'hara-kiri', often used in the West as a synonym for ritual self-sacrifice ?
CUTTING THE BELLY
19
In Greek mythology, who rejected the nymph Echo who pined away until only her voice was left ?
NARCISSUS
20
Which BBC current affairs programme, the longest-running in the world, is 60 years old this year ?
PANORAMA
Round 3
21
The dung of which mammal is known as spraint ?
OTTER
22
Which King of England reigned between the years 978 and 1016, succeeding his father Edgar and his half-brother Edward ?
ETHELRED (THE UNREADY)
23
What in physics is the minimum amount of any physical entity involved in an interaction ?
A QUANTUM
24
Where in Florida is the Flag Building, the recently completed 'cathedral' of Scientology ?
CLEARWATER
25
Which aromatic herb is traditionally used as a symbol of remembrance ?
ROSEMARY
26
What is the country of origin of the supermarket chain Aldi ?
GERMANY
27
Which apple-like fruit with the Latin name Mesipilus has to over-ripen and turn brown before it can be eaten ?
MEDLAR
28
Deciduous dentition, seen in children, is better known by what name ?
MILK TEETH
29
Which member of the Monty Python team died in 1989 ?
GRAHAM CHAPMAN
30
Nellie Forbush is the female protagonist of which musical ?
SOUTH PACIFIC
Round 4
31
Which of the territories of Canada has the city of Yellowknife as its capital ?
THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
32
The English stately home created for the Earl of Carlisle in 1699 is still owned by his descendents, and still known by the family name. Which stately home is it?
CASTLE HOWARD
33
Ustinov, Van Mildert, and St Cuthbert's Society, are among the colleges which are constituent parts of which British university ?
DURHAM
34
The character of Hercule Poirot first appeared in which Agatha Christie story ?
THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES
35
When Lord Salisbury left office as Prime Minister in 1902, he was succeeded by his nephew. Who was that ?
ARTHUR BALFOUR
36
What was the title of the fourth 'Alien' film starring Sigourney Weaver ?
ALIEN RESURRECTION
37
Augury is a form of telling the future by doing what ?
INTERPRETING THE FLIGHT OF BIRDS
38
Which Austrian composer's works are given K numbers according to the 19th century Kochel catalogue ?
MOZART
39
In 1860, which Englishman invented an electric lamp some time before Edison registered his patent for the same device ?
(SIR JOSEPH) SWAN
40
Upminster and Wimbledon are termini of which London Underground line ?
DISTRICT
Round 5
41
In which year did Argentina's Maradona score his infamous 'hand of God' goal?
1986
42
Alcuin, Goodricke, Halifax, and Vanbrugh are among the colleges which are constituent parts of which British university ?
YORK
43
The radio telescope at Jodrell Bank is named after which physicist and astronomer ?
SIR BERNARD LOVELL
44
Who recorded the original version of the song When A Man Loves A Woman ?
PERCY SLEDGE
45
Edgeware and Morden are termini of which London Underground line ?
NORTHERN
46
The design of the Mathematical Bridge at Cambridge University is traditionally credited to which scientist (although he died some 20 years before the bridge was constructed) ?
SIR ISAAC NEWTON
47
The Santuari de Liuc monastery is considered the most important pilgrimage site on which Mediterranean island ?
MAJORCA
48
Which city, the largest on the Australian west coast, is the capital of the state of Western Australia ?
PERTH
49
Which spirit forms the basis of a Tom Collins cocktail ?
GIN
50
Name EITHER year in which Kevin Keegan was voted European Footballer of the Year.
1978 / 1979
Round 6
51
Which British rock group had a 1970 No.1 hit with In the Summertime ?
MUNGO JERRY
52
With which inventor did Elisha Gray fight a protracted legal battle, beginning in the 1870's, having filed a patent for the same device at the same time ?
(A.G.) BELL
53
The film simply known as Star Wars on its first release in 1977 became Episode 4 in the eventual sequence of six films, and acquired a subtitle. What was the subtitle ?
A NEW HOPE
54
Which spirit forms the basis of a Pina Colada cocktail ?
RUM
55
King Ludwig II of Bavaria was the patron of which German composer ?
WAGNER
56
What name is given to the form of divination through books ?
BIBLIOMANCY
57
What is the first name of Ian Rankin's detective Rebus ?
JOHM
58
Whom did Neville Chamberlain succeed as Prime Minister ?
STANLEY BALDWIN
59
Which stately home in Derbyshire formed the backdrop to the famous historical romance between Dorothy Vernon and Sir John Manners ?
HADDON HALL
60
Curacao, off the Venezuelan coast, is a constituent country of which European kingdom ?
NETHERLANDS
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
In which year did Napoelon's troops capture Moscow ?
1812
2
What is the capital of Indonesia ?
JAKARTA
3
What type of animal is the South African dik-dik ?
ANTELOPE
4
For which metal is Quicksilver another name ?
MERCURY