Wrexham Quiz League Questions 29th October 2013 - League Week 4 
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Questions set by Pete Roberts
Round 1
1
Reaching number one in the British pop charts in May 1996, what was the two word title of the record that was performed by David Baddiel and Frank Skinner accompanied by the band The Lightning Seeds that was the official England song for the 1996 European Football Championships ?
THREE LIONS
2
Reaching number one in the British Pop Charts in June 1990, what was the three word title of the record that was performed by New Order that was the England World Cup squad’s Official record for their World Cup campaign ?
WORLD IN
MOTION
3
Sixty year old Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is the current president of which South American country ?
ARGENTINA
4
What was the famous two word title that was given to Henry Stewart who was King Consort Of Scotland between 1565 and 1567 and was married to Mary Queen Of Scots ?
LORD DARNLEY
5
Which type of creatures, native to South America have many different types, including Red–Bellied, Sharp–Snouted and Violet Line ?
PIRANHA
6
Originally called "The National Council For The Unmarried Mother And Her Child" When first established in 1918, what is the current eleven letter name of this charity. It is the principal charity in the UK for one parent families ?
GENGERBREAD
7
Published in 1968, what was the four word title of the autobiography of the gay icon Quentin Crisp ?
THE NAKED
CIVIL SERVANT
8
Who was the victorious commander in the conflict known as The Battle Of Santa Clara that lasted from December 28th 1958 till January 1st 1959, he died on October 9th 1967 aged 39 ?
CHE GUEVARA
9
On how many occasions did Jimmy Connors win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon ?
TWICE
(1974 & 82)
10
In the human body, what seven letter word describes the loss of the sense of smell ?
ANOSMIA
Round 2
11
Who was the victorious leader in the conflict known as The Battle Of Washita River that took place on November 27th 1868, he died on June 25th 1876 aged 36 ?
George CUSTER
12
What type of creatures, native to Africa and Asia have several different types, including Olive, Yellow, Chacma and Hamadryas ?
BABOON
13
What was the famous four word nickname that was given to Edward I of England also known as Edward Longshanks ?
HAMMER OF THE
SCOTS
14
On how many occasions did John McEnroe win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon ?
THREE
(1981, 83 & 84)
15
In the human body, what seven letter word describes the loss of the sense of taste ?
AGEUSIA
16
Sixty three year old Sebastian Pinera is the current president of which South American country ?
CHILE
17
Introduced in 1977, what is the name of the scheme in the UK that enables disabled people, their family and carers to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair using their Government funded allowance ?
MOTABILITY
18
A Long Walk To Freedom, published in 1995 was the autobiography of which famous Political figure ?
NELSON MANDELA
19
Which is the oldest of the 31 colleges of the University Of Cambridge ?
PETERHOUSE
(1264)
20
Which is the oldest of the 38 colleges of the University Of Oxford ?
UNIVERSITY
(1249)
Round 3
21
Which British bandleader who lived from 1899 to 1969 would you associate with the song "Somebody Stole My Gal" recorded in 1931 ?
BILLY COTTON
22
What is the name of the former cabinet minister who, in March 2013 was jailed, along With his ex wife Vicky Price after she agreed to take his speeding points to avoid him losing his licence ?
Chris HUHNE
23
Which British poet who died in 1821 created works such as "I Stood Tip–Toe Upon A Little Hill" in 1816, "To My Brothers" in 1816 and "Ode To A Nightingale" in 1819 ?  
John KEATS
24
In which English county is the source of the River Trent ?
STAFFORDSHIRE
25
What is the name of the UKIP politician who in August this year created much controversy When he referred to Africa as being "Bongo Bongo Land" ?
Godfrey BLOOM
26
Which American big bandleader who lived from 1904 to 1944 would you associate the tune "Chattanooga Choo Choo", recorded in 1941 ?
GLEN MILLER
27
In which English county is the source of the River Thames ?
GLOUCSTERSHIRE
28
Which British poet who died in 1850 created works such as "An Evening Walk" in 1793, "Upon Westminster Bridge" in 1802 and "The Waggoner" in 1818 ?
William WORDSWORTH
29
"Serpula Lacrymans" is the technical name for which decay of seasoned timber caused by a fungi that consume the cellulose of wood, leaving a soft skeleton which is readily reduced to powder ?
DRY ROT
30
In relation to building, what initialled name is commonly given to a steel beam, especially one with a cross section in the form of a letter H or I ?
RSJ (Rolled
Steel Joist)
Round 4
31
Which English cartoonist and author who died in 2011 was responsible for the creation of the fictional school St Trinian’s ?
Ronald SEARLE
32
Which English producer and screenwriter is responsible for the creation of the fictional school Grange Hill ?
Phil REDMOND
33
The 1954 film Demetrius And The Gladiators  was the sequel to which film of 1953 ?
THE ROBE
34
What is the three letter initialled name of the vaccine that is given as a protection to Tuberculosis ?
BCG
35
The Wasp Factory, published in 1984 was the very first novel for which British Author ?
IAIN BANKS
36
Mentioned in the Book Of Exodus, Zipporah was the wife of which Biblical figure ?
MOSES
37
Which three word named plant is believed to be useful in treating depression, nervous disorders and bedwetting ?
ST JOHN'S WORT
38
What was the name of short tempered opponent of the cartoon character Bugs Bunny described as being an extremely grouchy gun slinging prospector, outlaw, pirate or cowboy With a violent temper and an intense hatred of rabbits ?
YOSEMITE SAM
39
Which British independent record label, launched in 1970 by music publisher David Platz was favoured by the band T Rex, including their hits "Ride A White Swan", "Hot Love", "Get It On" and "Jeepster" ?
FLY
40
Which year of the 20th century saw the Iranian Embassy siege in London ?
1980
Round 5
41
First appearing in the Book Of Exodus, what was the name of the sister of Moses who hid the baby Moses by the side of a river to evade Pharaoh’s order that all newborn Hebrew boys were to be killed ?
MIRIAM
42
Which American record label, launched in 1901 by Emile Berliner and Eldridge R JohnsonWas favoured by the band The Sweet, including their hits "Blockbuster", "Ballroom Blitz", "Wig Wam Bam" and "Hell Raiser" ?
RCA
43
Former British surgeon Andrew Wakefield became famous in 1998 with his publication Of his research paper which claimed that the vaccine MMR was linked with which human condition ?
AUTISM
44
The 1964 film A Shot In The Dark was the sequel to which film of the same year ?
THE PINK PANTHER
45
Which year of the 20th century saw the Chernobyl disaster ?
1986
46
Which two word named plant, also known as Dionaea Muscipala is characterised by having hinged two – lobed leaves that snap closed when the sensitive hairs on it’s surface are touched ?
VENUS FLYTRAP
47
What is the name of the girlfriend of the cartoon character Yogi Bear ?
CINDY
48
The Ipcress File, published in 1962 was the very first novel for which British Author ?
LEN DEIGHTON
49
Which football club have appeared in 13 FA Cup finals, winning five and losing eight their first final appearance was in 1893 ?
EVERTON
50
Which football club have appeared in 14 FA Cup finals, winning seven and losing seven. Their first final appearance was in 1914 ?
LIVERPOOL
Round 6
51
Who was British Prime Minister on the day the Great Train Robbery took place ?
HAROLD
MACMILLAN
52
Which American TV director and producer who died in 1991 was responsible for 1960’s TV shows such as "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea", "Lost In Space" and "Land Of The Giants" ?
IRWIN ALLEN
53
Which English mechanical and civil engineer who died in 1859 was responsible for engineering the Great Western Railway and designing the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol ?
Isambard Kingdom
BRUNEL
54
Who was British Prime Minister on the day Roger Bannister ran the first four minute mile ?
WINSTON
CHURCHILL
55
Which American TV producer who died in 1987 was responsible for 1960’S TV shows such as "The Untouchables", "The Fugitive" and "The Invaders" ?
QUINN MARTIN
56
Which one word appeared as main headline news on the front page of the Sun newspaper the day after the sinking of the Belgrano in May 1982 ?
GOTCHA
57
Which five words appeared as front page headline on the front of the Sun Newspaper on March 13th 1986, it was in connection to a famous British comedian who is now aged 70 ?
FREDDIE STARR
ATE MY HAMSTER
58
Which prominent English architect now aged 74 was responsible for designing The Eden Project and the National Space Centre in Leicester ?
Nicholas GRIMSHAW
59
William Shakespeare gave his only son a name that was only one letter different from the name of one of his plays, what was that son’s name ?
HAMNET
60
What was the name of the twin sister of the only son of William Shakespeare, the first two letters of her name are the same as one of his works most famous characters ?
JUDITH
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
Which unit of measurement is defined as being exactly 1,852 metres ?
NAUTICAL MILE
2
Who was pope during the second world war ? (Name and number required)
PIUS 12th
3
Which was the first English football club to be beaten in a European Cup Final ?
LEEDS UTD (1975)
4
Which US City has the nickname "Beantown" ?
BOSTON