|Wrexham Quiz League Questions||3rd
December 2013 - League Week 8
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||In which novel
by Mark Haddon does the narrator suffer from Aspergers
||THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF
THEDOG IN THE NIGHTIME
||A tiger called Richard Parker
appears in which novel by Yann Martel ?
||LIFE OF PI
||Which was the second James
Bond film to star Daniel Craig in the title role ?
||QUANTUM OF SOLACE
||Who was Britains first
female Foreign Secretary and the first female leader of the
Labour Party ?
||Which part of the British
Army is abbreviated to HCR ?
||HOUSEHAOLD CAVALRY (REGIMENT)
||In Virgils Aeneid, who was
the Queen of Carthage who fell in love with Aeneas?
||The radio programme Desert
Island Discs, first broadcast in 1942, was devised and
originally presented by whom ?
||What nickname were the
British Parachute Regiment given by the Germans during the
Second World War ?
||THE RED DEVILS
||In Classical mythology, what
collective name is given to the goddesses Aglaea ,
Euphrosyne and Thalia ?
||THE THREE GRACES
||Telly Savalas played the role
of Ernst Stavro Blofeld in which James Bond film?
||ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
||Which capital city was
planned by Pierre lEnfant in the 1790s ?
||The pop songs MacArthur
Park and Wichita Lineman were the work of which American
||Sally Lunn, after whom the
teacakes were named, is said to have lived in which city ?
||Which geological era,
spanning the massive time-period between 245 million and 65
million years ago, is divided into three periods named the
Triassic, the Jurassic and the Cretaceous ?
||THE MESOZOIC ERA
||Which historic event took
place on July 31st 1910 in Quebec harbour as the SS Montrose
||DR CRIPPEN WAS ARRESTED
||When measured in metres per
second, in a vacuum, whats the speed of light to the
nearest million ?
||Where would you find the
hardest substance in the human body ?
||Which Radio 2 programme was
presented for many years by Alan Keith ?
||YOUR HUNDRED BEST TUNES
||The giant Jurassic
plant-eating dinosaur now known as the Apatosaurus was
formerly known by what name ?
||What feature of Japanese life
is the Shinkansen ?
||THE BULLET TRAIN
||Which country is home to a
train service known as the Ghan ?
||The spy who became known as
Mata Hari was born in which European country in 1876 ?
||HOLLAND / NETHERLANDS
||At what temperature do the
Fahrenheit and Celsius scales both give the same reading ?
||MINUS 40 DEGREES
||In literature, what was Lady
Chatterleys first name ?
||Which American guitar-maker,
who died in 1991, introduced models known as the Telecaster,
and the Stratocaster, favoured by many rock guitarists since
the 1950s ?
||Which is the longest nerve in
the human body ?
||What was Mr Darcys first
name in Pride and Prejudice ?
||Once known as the Jerusalem
of the North, which city is the capital of Lithuania ?
||Who was the first British
Labour Prime Minister to serve for a full parliamentary term
||Which cake was supposedly
named in honour of the marriage in 1884 of a grandaughter of
Queen Victoria to the German Prince Louis, son of the Grand
Duke of Hess-Darmstadt ?
||Who replaced Hilary Clinton
as US Secretary of State in 2013 ?
||JOHN (FORBES) KERRY
||The beggar at the gate of the
rich mans house is the only character in any of Jesuss
parables to be given a proper name. What name ?
||What new name was given to
the Chinese Gooseberry by farmers from New Zealand when they
started exporting it to the USA in the 1960s ?
||From 1936 , the
pre-decimalization halfpenny had a sailing ship on the tails
side. Which ship ?
||Films. Give the next title in
the following sequence: East of Eden, Rebel Without a Cause
(Three films of James Dean)
||The line Off with his head
! So much for Buckingham was added by Colly Cibber in the
eighteenth century to which Shakespeare play ?
||The character of Beryl the
Peril originally appeared in which comic ?
||What was the name of the
secret society which led a revolt of the Kikuyu people of
Kenya in 1952 ?
||The main square in Venice is
named after which saint ?
||According to a 16th-century
law, what colour must all Venetian gondolas be painted ?
||Which is the only creature
that is capable of turning its stomach inside out ?
||Achieving fame in the late
19th century , who was the first actor to be knighted?
||SIR HENRY IRVING
||Who left the country
disguised as Betty Burke in 1746 ?
||BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE / THE YOUNG
||The famous tree inside the
boundary at Canterbury cricket ground was blown down in a
gale in 2005. What kind of tree was it ?
||A LIME TREE
||Which companys products were
promoted with the slogan " The appliance of science " ?
||A type of foodstuff, what can
be either blanket or honeycomb ?
||Who became the first Prime
Minister of independent India in 1947 ?
||Films. At which educational
establishment, in the 1950s and 1960s was there blue murder
, pure hell and a train robbery ?
||In Act 3, Scene 3 of
Shakespeares The Winters Tale, how does Antigonus leave
the stage ?
||PURSUEDE BY A BEAR
||Which is the largest mammal
to build a nest ?
||The Hungarian ballerina
Romola Pulszky married which dancer, in 1913, later
publishing two auto-biographies about him ?
||Which childrens comic was
named after the son of Andy Capp ?
||Which character in the Old
Testament killed one quarter of the worlds population ?
||The verbal exchange Papa!
Nicole! was associated with TV advertisements for which
make and model of car ?
||In the 1970s , who became
the first actor to be raised to the peerage ?
||Which scientist became Master
of the Royal Mint in 1699 ?
||(SIR) ISAAC NEWTON
||This word was on all decimal
coins when they were introduced in 1971, and was removed
from all decimal coins in 1982. What word ?
||Who became prima ballerina at
the Maryinsky Theatre in 1906 ?
||Which sports ground hosted
the first FA Cup in 1872 and the first England vs Ireland
rugby union match in 1875 ?
||Under the Presidential Act of
1947, who is next in line for the U.S. Presidency after the
||SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
cruciverbalists like doing ?
Britains first Christian martyr ?
sidekick rode a horse called Scout ?
||What title is given to the
wife of an Earl ?