Wrexham Quiz League Questions 12th November 2013 - League Week 5 
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Questions set by Pete Roberts
Round 1
1
Johnny Weissmuller and Ron Ely are famous for playing which character on screen ?
TARZAN
2
Christopher Lee and Bela Lugosi are famous for playing which character on film?
DRACULA
3
Apart from Rome and Riga, which other European capital city begins with the letter R ?
REYKJAVIK
4
In which book series, published originally in 1921 would you find a spoilt young girl named Violet Elizabeth Bott ?
JUST WILLIAM
5
An arm of the Mediterranean Sea In the Eastern part of which sea can you find the Greek island of Corfu ?
IONIAN
6
Along with potatoes which are mashed, what is the main vegetable used in the dish ‘Anglesey Eggs‘ ?
LEEKS
7
What is the name of the ‘Beauty‘ in the famous story Beauty And The Beast ?
BELLE
8
Which major computer language shares it’s name with an Indonesian Island ?
JAVA
9
Which 73 year old Scottish born radio presenter become famous in 1974 for reading the football results, first on Radio 2 and then on Radio 5’s Sports Report at 5pm every Saturday before retiring in July 2013 ?
JAMES ALEXANDER GORDON
10
Which material that is used for insulation is described as being two incombustible, chemical resistant fibrous mineral forms of impure magnesium silicate, used mainly for fireproofing, electrical insulation, building materials, brake linings and chemical filters ?
ASBESTOS
Round 2
11
In which famous book of 1880 does a character named Peter, feeling deprived of attention by the title character push a young girl named Clara’s wheelchair down a mountain to it’s destruction ?
HEIDI
12
Apart from Monaco, Madrid and Moscow, which other European capital city begins with The letter M ?
MINSK
13
Which major internet search engine shares it’s name with a legendary being in the Jonathan Swift book Gulliver’s Travels ?
YAHOO
14
An arm of the Mediterranean Sea, In the Eastern part of which sea can you find the Greek Island of Rhodes ?
AEGEAN
15
If you were served food in a French restaurant ‘En Brochette‘ how exactly would it be presented ?
ON A SKEWER
16
What is the name of the ‘Phantom‘ in the famous story Phantom Of The Opera?
ERIK
17
Which material, invented by Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes and used to protect damage Was originally used as a textured wallpaper and celebrated 50 years of popular use in 2010 ?
BUBBLEWRAP
18
Which 60 year old radio 5 Irish sports commentator has created much controversy during his career, once accused of hating Manchester United he replied "Just listen to my commentary on the 1999 Champion’s League Final, it’s garbage" ?
ALAN GREEN
19
Sharing it’s name with a model of Rolls Royce Car, which French word is used for a road that runs along the side of a cliff or mountain ?
CORNICHE
20
Sharing it’s name with a model of Ford car, which word, also a Portugese surname is used to describe a horse colour that consists of large patches of white and another colour ?
PINTO
Round 3
21
Which famous blue television vehicle first seen in 1963 contains two console rooms, a fluid link and has an interior wall that generally consist of ‘ Roundels ‘ that are circular or hexagonal indentations ?
TARDIS
22
Designed in 1873 in the USA, which lever – action rifle that later had several different models had the nickname ‘The Gun That Won The West‘ ?
WINCHESTER
23
Which now 85 year old American author wrote the 1971 book The Exorcist ?
WILLIAM PETER BLATTY
24
Which famous black television vehicle first seen on TV in 1966 had many specifications, including a nose mounted aluminium cable cutter blade, a detect – a – scope, a police band cut – in  switch, a mobile tracking scope and was capable of a 180 degree turn, thanks to two rear mounted ten foot deist parachutes ?
BATMOBILE
25
What eight letter word is the name of the test performed to discover colour blindness ?
ISHIHARA
26
The 1969 novel The Siege Of Trencher’s Farm by author Gordon Williams was later adapted into which highly controversial film of 1971 ?
STRAW DOGS
27
Living from 1814 to 1862, what was the Christian name of the American inventor famous for the Colt Revolver ?
SAMUEL
28
What seven letter word is the name of the chart containing letters of various sizes commonly found in doctor’s surgeries for eye sight tests ?
SNELLEN
29
What was the name of the famous jazz music nightclub situated in Harlem in New York City, seen as a white only establishment between 1923 and 1940 it attracted names such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole amongst many others ?
COTTON CLUB
30
Built in 1889, what is the name of the cabaret club in Paris, famous for being the venue where the modern form of the dance the Can Can originate ?
MOULIN ROUGE
Round 4
31
What six letter word is used to describe the soft skin that covers a deer’s antlers as they develop ?
VELVET
32
What nine letter word is used to describe the green or bluish patina formed on copper, brass or bronze surfaces that have been exposed to the atmosphere for long periods of time ?
VERDIGRIS
33
What drink would you spell if you took the first letter of the island of birth of Prince Philip the word given to the study of eggs , An ITV soap first seen in 1960, a US state that has the capital Salem and the surname of a British Prime Minister who served from 1908 to 1916 ?
COCOA
34
What name links the name of an act that once represented the UK in the Eurovision Song contest and the name of the elephant that in 1969 famously defaced and dragged the Keeper through the Blue Peter studio ?
LULU
35
Born in Armagh on April 6th 1928, what is the more famous name of the politician and former church minister who is also known as Baron Bannside ?
IAN PAISLEY
36
Which actor and TV entertainer played the role of Ian, one of the travelling companions of Dr Who in the1965 film Dr Who And The Daleks ?
ROY CASTLE
37
Which theatre, situated in Salford and opened in the year 2,000 is named after a British painter who lived from 1887 to 1976 ?
LOWRY
38
Which ex President of the National Union Of Mineworkers was revealed as being a police informer after his death in 1993 ?
JOE GORMLEY
39
What was the name of the town in Western Tanzania that, on November 10th 1871 famously saw the meeting between Henry Morton Stanley and David Livingstone ?
UJIJI
40
Which Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland who was born in 1626 had The nickname ‘Tumbledown Dick‘ ?
RICHARD CROMWELL
Round 5
41
Which act that once represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest shares it’s name with the title of a record that reached number two in the UK Pop Charts for the group The Sweet in 1971 ?
CO-CO
42
Which drink would you spell if you took the first letter of a Batman villain played by Burgess Meredith, ,a country that has the capital Tallinn, the colour of a double letter square on a Scrabble board, the highest populated city in South Yorkshire and a US State that has the capital Springfield ?
PEPSI
43
Which Labour Party politician, now aged 50 took over the post as President Of The National Union Of Mineworkers from Arthur Scargill in 2002, holding the position until 2010 ?
Ian LAVERY
44
Born in Belfast in 1948, the name of which former member of Sinn Fein translates into Irish as ‘Gearoid Mac Adhaimh‘ ?
GERRY ADAMS
45
Which actor played the role of Tom The Policeman, one of the travelling companions of Dr Who in the 1966 film Daleks Invasion Earth 2150 AD ?
BERNARD CRIBBINS
46
Which theatre, situated in Manchester shares it’s name with the name of a Greek God who was the son of Zeus and Leto and twin brother of Artemis ?
APOLLO
47
Which British monarch who was born in 1765 had the nickname ‘The Sailor King‘ ?
WILLIAM IV
48
Made in July 2006, which city saw US President George W Bush famously say the words ‘Yo Blair, how are you doing‘ at a G8 meeting ?
ST PETERSBURG
49
Having a name meaning ‘Swift Seizer‘ which dinosaur had the description as being about 6 feet 5 inches in length, it had long curved claws for grasping prey and walked on two legs ?
VELOCIRAPTOR
50
Having a name meaning ‘Winged Finger‘ which dinosaur was described as being a long slender, powerful creature with long narrow jaws, sharp teeth and a wingspan of approximately 3 feet 3 inches ?
PTERODACTYL
Round 6
51
What was the maiden name of the mother of William Shakespeare ?
ARDEN
52
In office from March 4th 1897 until September 14th 1901, who was the first US President of the 20th century ?
William McKINLEY
53
What nationality was Jules Rimet, the presenter of football’s first world cup in 1930 ?
FRENCH
54
What was the Christian name of the father of William Shakespeare ?
JOHN
55
Which stage show with music by Willie Russell ends with an emotional song entitled ‘Tell Me It’s Not True‘ ?
BLOOD BROTHERS
56
What nationality is current FIFA President Sepp Blatter ?
SWISS
57
In office from March 4th 1797 until March 4th 1801, who was the first US President of the 19th century ?
John ADAMS
58
Which stage show with music by Claude – Michael Schonberg ends with an emotional song entitled ‘Do You Hear The People Sing‘ ?
LES MISERABLES
59
Covering an area in excess of 130,000 square miles, in which country can you find the ‘Taklamakan Desert‘ the largest to lie wholly in it’s own country ?
CHINA
60
Covering an area in excess of 30,000 square miles, in which country can you find the ‘Dasht – e Kavir Desert‘ the largest to lie wholly in it’s own country?
IRAN
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
In mythology, apart from Medussa, name either of the two Gorgons ?
EURYALE / STHENO
2
The trio The Andrews Sisters consisted of Patty, Maxine and which other ?
LAVERNE
3
Which European capital city was once known as Christiania ?
OSLO
4
Which Peugeot model won the award for European Car Of The Year in 1988 ?
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