Wrexham Quiz League Questions 19th November 2013 - League Week 6 
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Questions set by David Kenrick
Round 1
1
Which Welsh writer's last words are said to have been " I've had eighteen straight whiskies. I think that's the record. " ?
DYLAN THOMAS
2
By what collective name, referring to the town in North Wales where they settled, were the aristocratic eccentrics Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby known in the 18'th century ?
LADIES OF LLANGOLLEN
3
The principle that 'work expands to fill the time available' is known as whose law ?
PARKINSON'S
4
In  the card game 'Happy Families',  how many cards make up a complete family ?
FOUR
5
In the original version of the board game Trivial Pusuit, how many subject categories are there ?           
SIX
6
In the original version of the board game Trivial Pusuit, how many subject categories are there ?           
SALMON
7
Which commonly used acid has the formula HNO3  ?
NITRIC ACID
8
In which calendar year did the following events all take place: the imprisonment of Nelson Mandela, the death of Marilyn Monroe and the first episode of 'That Was the Week That Was' ?
1962
9
Whom did Andy Murray defeat in the Wimbledon men's singles final in 2013 ?
(Novak) DJOKOVIC
10
Of the Scottish 'Monroes' - mountains over 3000 feet in height - which is the southernmost ?                   
BEN LOMOND
Round 2
11
What type of creature is a muntjac ?
DEER
12
The computer company Apple was founded in the 1970's by Steve Wozniak and who else ?
STEVE JOBS
13
Which European city was destroyed by an earthquake in 1753 ?           
LISBON
14
What's the name of the land of the giants in Swift's Gulliver's Travels ?
BROBDINGNAB
15
In the Spanish language, what sort of meat is jamon ?
HAM
16
With whom did Karl Marx write The Communist Manifesto  ?
FRIEDRICH ENGELS
17
In which calendar year did the following events all take place: Alfred Hitchcock died, Ronald Reagan was elected as President of the USA, and the Summer Olympic Games were held in Moscow ?
1980
18
Which musical, for long entrenched at the Palace theatre in London, is currently running at the Queens theatre ?       
LES MISERABLES
19
What's the name of the intelligent talking horses in Swift's Gulliver's Travels ?
HOUYHNHNMS
20
Which chemical element has the symbol C and atomic number 6 ?
CARBON
Round 3
21
Although not called a lake as such, what is usually said to be the western-most lake in the English Lake District ?
ENNERDALE WATER
22
Who played chief villain Spats Columbo in the classic comedy movie 'Some Like It Hot'  ?                           
GEORGE RAFT
23
In Greek mythology, the Titan Mnemosyne was the personification of what ?
MEMORY
24
In which contact sport do two rikishi compete inside a dohyo ?
SUMO WRESTLING
25
Who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914 ?
GAVRILLO PRINCIP
26
Who won this year's cycling Tour of Britain ?
SIR BRADLEY WIGGINS
27
Which musical, the winner of 9 Tony awards, is currently running at the Prince of Wales theatre in London ?
THE BOOK OF MORMON
28
Which European capital owes much of its layout to Baron Haussmann ?
PARIS
29
Which social media attraction was  founded in 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams ?
TWITTER
30
What type of fish is a Megamouth ?
SHARK
Round 4
31
Where in London did the Rolling Stones play in 2013 for the first time since 1969 ?
HYDE PARK
32
In which film did Jack Lemmon play the role of Professor Fate ?
THE GREAT RACE
33
Which commission published its report on the assassination of President Kennedy on September 17, 1964 ?
WARREN COMMISSION
34
What is the clinical word for the navel or belly button ?
UMBILICUS
35
Arreciffe is the capital of which of the Canary Islands ?
LANZAROTE
36
What do students at Oxford call their formal academic attire ?
SUBFUSC
37
Which British-born aviatrix is credited with being the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic from east to west ?   
BERYL MARKHAM
38
Which Scottish actor played the butler Hudson in the original series of ITV's Upstairs, Downstairs  ?               
GORDON JACKSON
39
Often seen in Africa and the Middle East, the mechanism known as a Shadoof is used for what purpose ?               
RAISING WATER
40
Coir is the name given to the fibre from which fruit ?
COCONUT
Round 5
41
The term 'Time Immemorial' was set  as the period before the reign of which  English king ?
RICHARD I
42
Whose new solo album - his first in 14 years - is called Since I Saw You Last ?
GARY BARLOW
43
In Roman mythology, who was the guardian of gates and doors ?
JANUS
44
In which town or city are the headquarters of the Wetherspoons pub chain ?
WATFORD
45
For which ancient ruler was the Mausoleum at Harlicarnassus built ?
MAUSOLUS
46
Who is the mother of the actor and director Samuel West ?
PRUNELLA SCALES
47
Which Australian attraction is known as 'The Coathanger' ?
SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE
48
Which Australian attraction is also known as Uluru ?
AYERS ROCK
49
In which town or city are the headquarters of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) ?
ST ALBANS
50
The Statue of Zeus, sculpted by Phidias , was located at which place in Greece ?                       
OLYMPIA
Round 6
51
What Latin phrase indicates that an aristocrat holds a title in her or his own right ?                       
SUO JURE
52
Which island group in the Indian Ocean, a popular tourist destination, has the city of Victoria as its capital ?           
SEYCHELLES
53
Which herb is principally associated with Bearnaise sauce ?
TARRAGON
54
Which sport, known as jeu de paume in France , is still played at Hampton Court Palace ?                       
REAL TENNIS
55
The American microbiologist Albert Bruce Sabin is noted for his invention of a vaccine, usually known by his name, for which once-common condition?   
POLIO(MYELITIS)
56
In Indian houses, what word denoted a primitive type of ceiling fan consisting of a large flap of cloth operated by a rope ?                           
A PUNKAH
57
Who is the mother of actress Rachel Stirling ?
DAME DIANA RIGG
58
Who was the last U.S. astronaut to go alone into space ?
GORDON COOPER
59
In what way did Lady Marjorie Bellamy make her exit from the original ITV series Upstairs , Downstairs  ?
PERISHED IN THE TITANIC DISASTER
60
Name the only English monarch to  belong to the House of Blois.
STEPHEN
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
Which is the most southerly Irish city ?
CORK
2
Who wrote the orchestral work Carnival of the Animals in 1886 ?
SAINT-SAENS
3
What spirit is the base of a Black Russian cocktail ?
VODKA
4
The films of which director include Moulin Rouge and Strictly Ballroom ?
BAZ LUHRMANN