|Wrexham Quiz League Questions||11th
February 2014 - League Week 14
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||What's the name
of Doctor Who's home planet ?
||In a quote often attributed
to Mark Twain, which sport is described as 'a good walk
||Which piece of classical
music was heard at the beginning of the Stanley Kubrick film
2001: A Space Odyssey ?
||ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
||Which city would you visit to
see the Frick Collection ?
||What is the more formal name
for the shinbone ?
||In the Hans Christian
Andersen tale, what item could a princess feel through 20
||Which Yorkshire model village
is named after its founder, Victorian industrialist Titis
Salt, and a local river ?
||Which British seabirds are
known as 'clowns of the sea' or 'sea parrots' ?
||What is the name of the
Cambridge University dramatic club whose presidents have
included Peter Cook, Hugh Laurie and David Mitchell ?
||The process of Vulcanization
, as applied to rubber, involves treating it with which
chemical element before subjecting it to intense heat ?
||Who is the only Nobel
laureate to have an entry in Wisden Cricketers' Almanac?
||On which planet did Davros
create the Daleks ?
||At which fast food chain did
British teenagers first start to go out for a hamburger and
a coffee in 1955 ?
||For which government
department did Anthony Trollope work before he became a
full-time writer ?
||In which year did rank
outsider Foinavon unexpectedly win the Grand National?
||Ed Miliband's father was born
in which country ?
||What was the German codename
for the proposed invasion of Great Britain in 1940 ?
||If the race goes to plan, how
many obstacles do the runners in the Grand National have to
||Which animal's name comes
from the anglicised form of the Spanish term for lizard ?
||Mozart's Piano Concerto No.
21 in C Major is often known nowadays by what nickname
because of its use in a Swedish film of that name ?
||In the Hans Christian
Andersen tale, of what were the Emperor's new clothes made ?
||What is the more familiar
name for vitamin B2 ?
||Where in Germany is the
Glyptothek museum ?
||What was the name of the
German encryption machine whose code was deciphered at
Bletchley Park during World War II ?
||Prime Minister David Cameron
is an alumnus of which Oxford college ?
||Which restaurant chain
employed waitresses known as 'Nippies' ?
||J. LYONS & CO
||Which metal , with the atomic
number 30, is used to coat iron or steel in the galvanizing
||What sort of new town, the
first in the UK being Letchworth, was proposed in a book of
1898 by Ebenezer Howard ?
||Thomas Hardy trained for
which profession before he took up writing ?
||Which London satirical venue
was co-founded by Peter Cook and Nicholas Luard ?
||Which state did frontiersman
Davy Crockett represent in the US House of Represenatives ?
||Which British king was
described by Henry James as "Edward the Caresser" ?
||In Greek mythology, which
Titan supported the sky on his shoulders ?
||By what name is the explosion
that occurred in Siberia on 30th June 1908, possibly caused
by a comet or asteroid, generally known ?
||What's the name of the unseen
announcer on TV's University Challenge ?
||Of which artistic movement
was Aubrey Beardsley a leading member ?
||THE AESTHETIC MOVEMENT
||The Minoan civilization was
based on which island ?
||The Rig Veda is an ancient
sacred collection of hymns of which religion ?
||What nationality is the
armaments firm Bofors ?
||Who was the only U.S.
President to serve two non-consecutive terms ?
||What was the name of 'The
Little Mermaid' in the Disney film of the same name?
||Which bird features on the
Buckinghamshire flag ?
||The last words of which
English Queen are said to have been "All my possessions for
a moment of time." ?
||Which of the 'chasers' on the
ITV quiz show The Chase is nicknamed 'The Governess' ?
||Name the venue for the first
Winter Olympic Games, held in 1924 ?
||The city of Nineveh was a
capital of which ancient Empire ?
||In which year was the Butler
Education Act passed ?
||With what type of technology
is the Swedish firm Hasselblad most closely associated ?
||Which UK city has the motto
Virtute et Industria ?
||In which year was the Open
University founded ?
||Lindow Man or Lindow II - the
well preserved corpse of the victim of a possible ritual
killing - was discovered in 1984 in a peat bog in which
English county ?
||What type of fish is Nemo in
the film Finding Nemo ?
||Which member of the Pre -
Raphaelite group of artists painted the canvas known as The
||(William Holman) HUNT
||What is the highest peak in
Northern Ireland ?
||What's the name of the seven
branched candelabrum a traditional symbol of Judaism ?
||Some Americans claim to have
seen a Sasquatch; by what name is it better known ?
||In physics, whose constant is
the quantity of electric charge carried by one mole of
||The mascot for the Brazil
2014 World Cup is what type of endangered animal ?
||What is the Australian
equivalent of the mythical beast known in the U.S. as
Bigfoot and in the Himalayas as the yeti ?
||According to Greek Mythology,
what was the last thing that remained in Pandora's Box ?
language does the word 'sauna' come ?
||What is a
more familiar name for deuterium oxide ?
||Who was the
first Bourbon king of France ?
||Who said after her divorce
from Tom Cruise: "At last I can wear high heels again" ?