Wrexham Quiz League Questions 26th November 2013 - League Week 7 
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Questions set by David Kenrick
Round 1
1
Which French phrase commonly used in English means literally 'bottom of the bag' ?
CUL DE SAC
2
Which French phrase commonly used in English means literally 'already seen' ?
DEJA VU
3
Who chairs the Radio 4 comedy panel game The News Quiz  ?
SANDI TOKSVIG
4
Which former England football manager recently took charge of Derby County?
STEVE MCLAREN
5
The original 'Star Trek' TV series was set in which century ?
23RD
6
Queen Anne was the second daughter of which king ?
JAMES II
7
What is the main currency unit of Hungary ?
FORINT
8
What does a candela measure ?
LUMINOUS INTENSITY
9
At his own request, which writer's auto-biography was published in 2010, one hundred years after his death ?
MARK TWAIN
10
The Egyptian god Anubis has the head of what type of creature ?
JACKAL
Round 2
11
Henrietta Maria of France was queen consort of which English monarch ?
CHARLES I
12
How many cards are there in a typical tarot pack ?
78
13
Which lines on a map connect points with equal atmospheric pressure ?
ISOBARS
14
Which country singer/songwriter was known as the 'Man in Black' ?
JOHNNY CASH
15
Which eating disorder is named after the Greek for 'ox hunger' ?
BULIMIA
16
Which Enterprise captain in Star Trek: The Next Generation had the catchphrase 'Make it so' ?
JEAN-LUC PICARD
17
The Triskelion is used as the symbol for which part of the British Isles ?
ISLE OF MAN
18
Every January , the inhabitants of Lerwick on the Shetland Islands burn a full-size replica of what ?
VIKING LONGSHIP
19
In which country was Manchester United's new 18-year old signing Adrian Januzaj born ?
BELGIUM
20
What sort of professional person did Mark Twain define as someone who wants to lend you an umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back again when it starts to rain ?
BANK MANAGER
Round 3
21
Which American singer was known as 'The Big O' ?
ROY ORBISON
22
Which geological coastal feature is created when the top of a natural arch collapses ?
STACK
23
In computing , for what does the acronym LAN stand ?
LOCAL AREA NETWORK
24
From which plant is the Mexican drink tequila distilled ?
(The blue) AGAVE
25
In mythology , which bird can be reborn from its own ashes ?
PHOENIX
26
Who chairs the Radio 4 programme Round Britain Quiz  ?
TOM SUTCLIFFE
27
From which other card game is bridge derived ?
WHIST
28
What is the longest river in Italy ?
THE PO
29
How is the plant monstera deliciosa better known ?
SWISS CHEESE PLANT
30
How is seasonal allergic rhinitis more commonly known ?   
HAY FEVER
Round 4
31
What was the host city of the 1984 Summer Olympics ?
LOS ANGELES
32
How many bells signify the end of a nautical watch ?
EIGHT
33
In which year was the ten shilling note withdrawn in the UK following the introduction of the 50p coin ?
1970
34
In which of London's Royal Parks is Speakers' Corner located ?
HYDE PARK
35
In Shakespeare's Richard III, the Duke of Clarence is famously drowned in a vat of what type of wine ?
MALMSEY
36
Swanhilde is the lead role in which ballet ?
COPPELIA
37
Biltong is a cured meat from which country ?
SOUTH AFRICA
38
What term is given to a piece of artwork that is painted directly onto a wall or architectural feature ?
MURAL (accept FRESCO)
39
What is the name of the European Space Agency satellite launched in November 2013 as an early warning system for asteroids ?Before entering government, Neville Chamberlain was lord mayor of which city ?
GAIA
40
Before entering government, Neville Chamberlain was lord mayor of which city ?
BIRMINGHAM
Round 5
41
Which noises did Spanish censors remove from the film Blazing Saddles ?
BREAKING WIND
42
In which country did wafu salad dressing originate ?
JAPAN
43
Americans call them thumbtacks; what do we call them ?
DRAWING PINS
44
What was the name of Scooby Doo's nephew, whose catchphrase was 'Puppy Power' ?
SCRAPPY DOO
45
What is the more familiar name of the object once known as the Pluto Platter?
FRISBEE
46
Which city hosted the 1976 Summer Olympic Games ?
MONTREAL
47
The ballet Pineapple Poll features music by which composer ?
ARTHUR SULLIVAN
48
What item of playground equipment is known in North America as a teeter-totter ?
SEE-SAW
49
Tower Bridge in London is an example of what kind of bridge ?
BASCULE
50
What drink, a type of fortified wine, was a favourite tipple of Shakespeare's Falstaff ?
SACK
Round 6
51
The Australian kookaburra is one of the largest species of which bird ?
KINGFISHER
52
In which year was the pound coin introduced to replace the Bank of England £1 banknote ?
1983
53
What's the name of Postman Pat's cat ?
JESS
54
Which fastening system was developed by Swiss inventor George de Mestral?
VELCRO
55
How many masts does the vessel known as a Ketch have ?
TWO
56
Who became the 120th Briton to win a Nobel Prize by winning this year's prize for physics ?
PETER HIGGS
57
Which British Prime Minister was nicknamed 'The Grocer' by Private Eye magazine ?
EDWARD HEATH
58
What type of creature is a margay ?
(Wild) CAT
59
The birth of which Roman goddess is famously the subject of a 1486 painting by Sandro Botticelli ?
VENUS
60
Which entertainer, ironically enough, was the only person to speak a word in the film Silent Movie, directed by Mel Brooks ?
MARCEL MARCEAU
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
Of which organ is otitis an inflammation ?
EAR
2
What is Marge Simpson's maiden name ?
BOUVIER
3
How many pockets are there on a standard snooker table ?
SIX
4
In which city was the International Committee of the Red Cross founded in 1863 ?
GENEVA