Wrexham Quiz League Questions 14th January 2014 - League Week 11 
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Questions set by David Kenrick
Round 1
1
What type of pie is particularly associated  with American Thanksgiving dinners?
PUMPKIN PIE
2
What is the longest book in the Old Testament ?
PSALMS
3
With which instrument is jazz musician 'Kid' Ory principally associated ?
TROMBONE
4
Which King of England was married to Anne of Bohemia ?
RICHARD II
5
Which acid is found in rhubarb leaves ?
OXALIC
6
Which British city forms the background to the 2013 TV series The Fall starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Doran ?
BELFAST
7
In the Bible who was the father of twin sons, Jacob and Esau ?
ISAAC
8
Which was the only team that England did not beat in their qualifying campaign for the 2014 Soccer World Cup ?
UKRAINE
9
Which garden feature is a structure consisting of a framed passageway covered with climbing and trailing plants and has a name derived from the Latin for "projecting roof" ?
PERGOLA
10
The musical Man of La Mancha is based on the story of which hero ?
DON QUIXOTE
Round 2
11
Which playwright was the designer of Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard ?
(Sir John) VANBRUGH
12
Who set up Habitat in 1964 ?
TERENCE CONRAN
13
Which organ of the body is affected by nephritis ?
THE KIDNEYS
14
The Jewish language Yiddish is based on which other language ?
GERMAN
15
Established in 1951, which was Britain's first National Park ?
THE PEAK DISTRICT
16
Which jazz singer was known as 'The King of Hi de Ho' ?
CAB CALLOWAY
17
Pashto and Dari are the two official languages of which country ?
AFGHANISTAN
18
Which acid has the chemical formula HNO3 ?
NITRIC ACID
19
What is a young whale usually called ?
A CALF
20
Which sharp-tasting red fruit is used to make a sauce popular at Xmas and at Thanksgiving dinners ?
CRANBERRY
Round 3
21
Which King of England was married to Caroline of Ansbach ?
GEORGE II
22
Which shrub is often used for hedging and topiary, with dwarf varieties used for edging in knot gardens and in rock gardens ?
BOX
23
Who scored the winning goal of the 2013 FA Cup final ?
BEN WATSON (Wigan)
24
In 1922, it was discovered that the disease diabetes is caused by a deficiency in the production of which hormone ?
INSULIN
25
Which musical is based on the play The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder ?
HELLO DOLLY
26
The four bronze lions that surround Nelson's column in Trafalgar Square were sculpted by which British artist ?
(Sir Edwin) LANDSEER
27
What is the country of origin of the cult Channel 4 TV series The Returned  ?
FRANCE
28
What is a young eel usually called ?
ELVER
29
Who founded Body Shop in 1976 ?
ANITA RODDICK
30
Moonraker is a name given to a native of which English county ?
WILTSHIRE
Round 4
31
Who wrote Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis  ?
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
32
Which Chinese deer, now found only in captivity , was named after a nineteenth century French missionary ?
PERE DAVID'S DEER
33
In the Arabian Nights, what was the name of the giant bird of prey supposedly able to carry off elephants ?
ROC
34
An orrery is a mechanical device used to illustrate what ?
SOLAR SYSTEM
35
In which of Charles Dickens' novels does Dick Swiveller appear ?
THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
36
Which sporting event, first held in July 1903, was the idea of Geo Lefevre, a journalist on L'Auto newspaper ?
TOUR DE FRANCE
37
Which country declared war on Japan - the day before the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki ?
SOVIET UNION
38
In the coalition government who is the Business Secretary ?
VINCE CABLE
39
What is a cloud of gas and dust called in space ?
NEBULA
40
Which work by Elgar is dedicated to "My Friends Pictured Within" ?
ENIGMA VARIATIONS
Round 5
41
Whose diary entry on July 14 1789, when the French Revolution broke out with the storming of the Bastille, read "Rien", which in English means"nothing"?
LOUIS XVI
42
What is the name of Victoria and David Beckham's daughter ?
HARPER SEVEN
43
In what decade were Zebra crossings introduced into law in the UK ?
1950's (1951)
44
Which character in a novel by Charles Dickens lived at Satis House ?
MISS HAVISHAM
(Great Expectations)
45
Which Conservative MP resigned as Government Chief Whip after the 'Plebgate' scandal ?
ANDREW MITCHELL
46
What is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London ?
MANSION HOUSE
47
What's the name of the place where Desperate Dan lives ?
CACTUSVILLE
48
The death of which world leader in April 1945 prompted Goebbels to exclaim: "Bring out our best champagne!" ?
FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
49
What is the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury ?
LAMBETH PALACE
50
In which Italian region is the port and city of Genoa located ?
LIGURIA
Round 6
51
Who won The X Factor 2013 ?
SAM BAILEY
52
In Greek mythology, which beautiful young man was granted eternal sleep in order to remain forever young ?
ENDYMION
53
Which British cyclist's last words during the 1967 Tour de France  are said to have been " Put me back on my bike " ?
TOMMY SIMPSON
54
In what decade were windscreen - displayed tax discs introduced ?
1920's (1921)
55
Which Australian marsupial has 3 species, the Common, the Southern Hairy-nosed, and the Northern-Hairy nosed ?
WOMBAT
56
Who won Dancing On Ice 2013 ?
BETH TWEDDLE
57
In which region of Italy is the city of Turin ?
PIEDMONT
58
Where, in the strip cartoon, is the home village of Rupert Bear ?
NUTWOOD
59
David Mitchell is married to which TV quiz presenter and journalist ?
VICTORIA COREN
60
Which dynasty ruled China from 1368 to 1644 ?
MING DYNASTY
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
On 60's TV who had the nickname 'The Galloping Gourmet'?
GRAHAM KERR
2
Meles meles is the scientific name of which mammal ?
BADGER
3
Who preceded Phil Collins as lead singer with Genesis ?
PETER GABRIEL
4
For what does the letter S stand for in SIM card, as used in mobile phones ?
SUBSCRIBER
(Identity Module)