Wrexham Quiz League Questions 10th December 2013 - League Week 9 
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Questions set by David Kenrick
Round 1
1
Which classic film ends with the line "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship" ?
CASABLANCA
2
Which classic film ends with the line " .... After all, tomorrow is another day."?
GONE WITH THE WIND
3
A seleonograph is a scientific map of what ?
THE MOON
4
Who was the first Republican President of the United States ?
ABRAHAM LINCOLN
5
In Greek mythology , who was the god of flocks and herds ?
PAN
6
Varicella is the technical term for which disease ?
CHICKEN POX
7
Who wrote the music of the German national anthem ?
HAYDN
8
In which US state is Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport ?
ARKANSAS
9
What sort of animal is sometimes called a 'coney' ?
RABBIT
10
What did a chandler originally make ?
CANDLES
Round 2
11
According to the Old Testament, who was the wife of Abraham and the mother of Isaac ?
SARAH
12
'Per Ardua Ad Astra' is the motto of which organization ?
THE RAF
13
In American football, who won the most Super Bowls in the 1980's ?
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
14
In Greek mythology, which nine-headed monster grew two for every one that was chopped off ?
HYDRA
15
Which American statesman appears on the US $100 bill ?
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
16
Which TV creatures ate Blue String Pudding ?
THE CLANGERS
17
A mercer would have dealt in what commodity ?
TEXTILES
18
Which national anthem was originally called the 'War Song for the Rhine Army'?
MARSELLAISE
19
By what name is acetylsalicylic acid more commonly known when kept in the medicine cupboard ?
ASPIRIN
20
What kind of animal is a Peruvian cavy ?
GUINEA PIG
Round 3
21
Which Italian city is served by Gallileo Galilei airport ?
PISA
22
How many players are there in a Canadian football team ?
TWELVE
23
In the 1960's TV series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, the Mysterons hailed from which planet ?
MARS
24
In which Dickens novel do the Cheeryble Brothers appear ?
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY
25
What is the inscription on the George Cross ?
FOR GALLANTRY
26
Who was British Prime Minister when Captain Scott reached the South Pole?
ASQUITH (1912)
27
Who was British Prime Minister when Stanley met Livingstone ?
GLADSTONE (1821)
28
On which mountain did Moses receive the Ten Commandments ?
SINAI
29
The lawyer Mr Jaggers appears in which novel by Charles Dickens ?
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
30
What nationality was the astronomer Copernicus ?
POLISH
Round 4
31
What name for a short haircut came from its popularity among the rowing teams of Harvard and Yale in the 1940s and 50s ?
CREWCUT
32
Karl Landsteiner won a Nobel Prize for his discovery of what ?
BLOOD GROUPS
33
What kind of bridge is the Golden Gate Bridge ?
SUSPENSION
34
The city of Carrara, in the Italian region of Tuscany, is most famous for the production of what ?
MARBLE
35
Who wrote the musical Blood Brothers ?
WILLY RUSSELL
36
What name is given to the study of insects ?
ENTOMOLOGY
37
Cassiterite is the primary ore of which metallic element ?
TIN
38
Wykehamists are pupils of which public school ?
WINCHESTER
39
Give the name of the room where the Treaty of Versailles was signed in 1919.
HALL OF MIRRORS
40
Who wrote the lyrics for the musical Starlight Express ?
RICHARD STILGOE
Round 5
41
Who was nicknamed 'The Sailor King' ?
WILLIAM IV
42
Which author created the character Hannibal Lecter ?
THOMAS HARRIS
43
What was the Roman name for York ?
EBORACUM
44
Cheddar Gorge is in which range of hills ?
MENDIPS
45
Which Oxford college was founded in 1899 to provide education specifically for working people ?
RUSKIN
46
Which famous actor played the killer of PC Dixon in the film The Blue Lamp?
DIRK BOGARDE
47
What name did the artist Michelangelo Merisi adopt ?
CARAVAGGIO
48
In the 1960's, which designer created the 'Space Age' collection ?
PIERRE CARDIN
49
In which British city is St Mungo's Cathedral ?
GLASGOW
50
Which is the oldest bridge in Florence ?
PONTE VECCHIO
Round 6
51
Experimenting on dogs in the 1660s, the physician Richard Lower conducted the first properly documented instance of which medical procedure ?
BLOOD TRANFUSION
52
Which English king was known as 'Old Rowley' ?
CHARLES II
53
What name is usually given to the larva of a click beetle ?
WIREWORM
54
On which US navy vessel did Japanese forces make their official surrender in 1945 ?
MISSOURI
55
Who wrote the novel To Kill a Mocking-bird ?
HARPER LEE
56
Which city is home to the 8th century 'Book of Kells' ?
DUBLIN
57
Which firth separates Orkney from the Scottish mainland ?
THE PENTLAND FIRTH
58
Dubris was the Roman name for which town ?
DOVER
59
Which actor played the role of Pinkie in the 1940's film version of the novel Brighton Rock ?
RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH
60
Give a year in the life of the artist Diego Velazquez.
1599-1660
SPARE QUESTIONS
1
Which state is nicknamed the 'Mother of Presidents' ?
VIRGINIA
2
In heraldry, what shape is a lozenge ?
DOAMOND
3
On what would you see a 'gnomon' ?
SUNDIAL
4
In Norse mythology, what is the hall of the slain known as ?
VALHALLA