Wrexham Quiz League Questions 11th February 2014 - League Week 14 
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Questions set by David Kenrick
Round 1
1
What's the name of Doctor Who's home planet ?
GALLIFREY
2
In a quote often attributed to Mark Twain, which sport is described as 'a good walk spoiled' ?
GOLF
3
Which piece of classical music was heard at the beginning of the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey ?
ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
(Richard Strauss)
4
Which city would you visit to see the Frick Collection ?
NEW YORK
5
What is the more formal name for the shinbone ?
TIBIA
6
In the Hans Christian Andersen tale, what item could a princess feel through 20 mattreses ?
A PEA
7
Which Yorkshire model village is named after its founder, Victorian industrialist Titis Salt, and a local river ?
SALTAIRE
8
Which British seabirds are known as 'clowns of the sea' or 'sea parrots' ?
PUFFIN
9
What is the name of the Cambridge University dramatic club whose presidents have included Peter Cook, Hugh Laurie and David Mitchell ?
FOOTLIGHTS
10
The process of Vulcanization , as applied to rubber, involves treating it with which chemical element before subjecting it to intense heat ?
SULPHUR
Round 2
11
Who is the only Nobel laureate to have an entry in Wisden Cricketers' Almanac?
SAMUEL BECKET
12
On which planet did Davros create the Daleks ?
SKARO
13
At which fast food chain did British teenagers first start to go out for a hamburger and a coffee in 1955 ?
WIMPEY
14
For which government department did Anthony Trollope work before he became a full-time writer ?
POST OFFICE
15
In which year did rank outsider Foinavon unexpectedly win the Grand National?
1967
16
Ed Miliband's father was born in which country ?
BELGIUM
17
What was the German codename for the proposed invasion of Great Britain in 1940 ?
OPERATION SEALION
18
If the race goes to plan, how many obstacles do the runners in the Grand National have to jump ?
THIRTY
19
Which animal's name comes from the anglicised form of the Spanish term for lizard ?
ALLIGATOR
(lagarto)
20
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 ?
ELVIRA MADIGAN
Round 3
21
In the Hans Christian Andersen tale, of what were the Emperor's new clothes made ?
NOTHING
22
What is the more familiar name for vitamin B2 ?
RIBOFLAVIN
23
Where in Germany is the Glyptothek museum ?
MUNICH
24
What was the name of the German encryption machine whose code was deciphered at Bletchley Park during World War II ?
ENIGMA
25
Prime Minister David Cameron is an alumnus of which Oxford college ?
BRASENOSE
26
Which restaurant chain employed waitresses known as 'Nippies' ?
J. LYONS & CO
27
Which metal , with the atomic number 30, is used to coat iron or steel in the galvanizing process ?
ZINC
28
What sort of new town, the first in the UK being Letchworth, was proposed in a book of 1898 by Ebenezer Howard ?
GARDEN CITY
29
Thomas Hardy trained for which profession before he took up writing ?
ARCHITECT
30
Which London satirical venue was co-founded by Peter Cook and Nicholas Luard ?
THE ESTABLISHMENT
Round 4
31
Which state did frontiersman Davy Crockett represent in the US House of Represenatives ?
TENNESSEE
32
Which British king was described by Henry James as "Edward the Caresser" ?
EDWARD VII
33
In Greek mythology, which Titan supported the sky on his shoulders ?
ATLAS
34
By what name is the explosion that occurred in Siberia on 30th June 1908, possibly caused by a comet or asteroid, generally known ?
THE TUNGUSKA
(EXPLOSION/EVENT)
35
What's the name of the unseen announcer on TV's University Challenge ?
ROGER TILLING
36
Of which artistic movement was Aubrey Beardsley a leading member ?
THE AESTHETIC MOVEMENT
37
The Minoan civilization was based on which island ?
CRETE
38
The Rig Veda is an ancient sacred collection of hymns of which religion ?
HINDUISM
39
What nationality is the armaments firm Bofors ?
SWEDISH
40
Who was the only U.S. President to serve two non-consecutive terms ?
GROVER CLEVELAND
Round 5
41
What was the name of 'The Little Mermaid' in the Disney film of the same name?
ARIEL
42
Which bird features on the Buckinghamshire flag ?
WHITE SWAN
43
The last words of which English Queen are said to have been "All my possessions for a moment of time." ?
ELIZABETH I
44
Which of the 'chasers' on the ITV quiz show The Chase is nicknamed 'The Governess' ?
ANNE HEGARTY
45
Name the venue for the first Winter Olympic Games, held in 1924 ?
CHAMONIX
46
The city of Nineveh was a capital of which ancient Empire ?
ASSYRIAN
47
In which year was the Butler Education Act passed ?
1944
48
With what type of technology is the Swedish firm Hasselblad most closely associated ?
PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT
49
Which UK city has the motto Virtute et Industria ?
BRISTOL
50
In which year was the Open University founded ?
1969
Round 6
51
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 ?
CHESHIRE
52
What type of fish is Nemo in the film Finding Nemo ?
CLOWN FISH
53
Which member of the Pre - Raphaelite group of artists painted the canvas known as The Scapegoat ?
(William Holman) HUNT
54
What is the highest peak in Northern Ireland ?
SLIEVE DONARD
55
What's the name of the seven branched candelabrum a traditional symbol of Judaism ?
MENORAH
56
Some Americans claim to have seen a Sasquatch; by what name is it better known ?
BIGFOOT
57
In physics, whose constant is the quantity of electric charge carried by one mole of electrons ?
FARADAY'S CONSTANT
58
The mascot for the Brazil 2014 World Cup is what type of endangered animal ?
ARMADILLO
59
What is the Australian equivalent of the mythical beast known in the U.S. as Bigfoot and in the Himalayas as the yeti ?
THE YOWIE
60
According to Greek Mythology, what was the last thing that remained in Pandora's Box ?
HOPE
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
From which language does the word 'sauna' come ?
FINNISH
2
What is a more familiar name for deuterium oxide ?
HEAVY WATER
3
Who was the first Bourbon king of France ?
HENRY IV
4
Who said after her divorce from Tom Cruise: "At last I can wear high heels again" ?
NICOLE KIDMAN