Wrexham Quiz League Questions 1st October 2013 - Colin Hughes Trophy 
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Questions set by Mike Flanaghan
Round 1 - G is for Geography (all answers start with a "G")
1
Which river, situated near the mouth of the River Esk in Dumfries and Galloway, hosts over 5000 weddings each year ?
GRETNA (GREEN)
2
What is the name of the estuary north of Bordeaux in SW France, formed by the confluence of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers ?
GIRONDE
3
Isabela, Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Santiago and Fernandina are the five largest islands in which Pacific group ?
GALAPAGOS
4
Y Gogarth (or Pen Y Gogarth) is the welsh name for which prominent geographic feature in North Wales ?
GREAT ORME
('S HEAD)
5
Which are of Tokyo, famous for its department stores, boutiques and restaurants, is one of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world ?
GINZA
6
Which town in Northern Spain, once the seat of the Basque Parliament, was bombed bt German planes in 1937a and immortalised by a famous Picasso painting ?
GUERNICA
7
Which Lincolnshire town on the River Trent was at one time England's most inland port being over 55 miles from the North Sea ?
GAINSBOROUGH
8
If a pigeon flew in a straight line from Oslo in Norway to Copenhagen in Denmark, which city woul it pass over roughly half way through its flight ?
GOTHENBURG
9
In the West Indies, what is the collective name for Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica and Puerto Rico ?
GREATER ANTILLES
10
Libreville is the capital of which African country ?
GABON
Round 2 - Films and Film Stars
11
In which 2006 film did Tom Hanks play a character called Robert Langdon, a professor of religous iconography ?
THE DA VINCI CODE
12
In which 1959 film did an opera singer called Claude Heater play Jesus Christ, but was not creedited as his face was never shown ?
BEN HUR
13
Maddox, Zahara and Pax (adopted) and Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne (natural) are the children of which Hollywood actress ?
ANGELINA JOLIE
14
Which superhero film, produced by Marvel Studios and written and directed by Joss whedon, was the highest grossing film world-wide in 2012 ?
THE AVENGERS
15
Which 1988 action movie - the first in a series of five - was based on a novel called Nothing lasts forever by Roderick Thorpe ?
DIE HARD
16
Name either of the two US film stars, now in thier forties, who founded the production companies Live Planet and Pearl Street Films together ?
MATT DAMON or
BEN AFFLECK
17
Jmaes Righton, vocalist of the new rave band Klaxons, married which 28 year old British actress in a low key ceremony in France in May this year ?
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY
18
Which fairytale character did the Spanish actor Antonio Banderas voice in the Shrek sequels ?
PUSS IN BOOTS
19
Which 41 year old actress is the owner of the lifestyle company Goop.com, author of two cookbooks and was named the world's most beautiful woman for 2013 bt People magazine ?
GWYNETH PALTROW
20
Of the five Marx brothers who appeared on film, who was the oldest ?
CHICO
Round 3 - On this day
21
Who was crowned Queen of England at Westminister Abbey on this day in 1553 ?
MARY I
22
In which modern day country is the Sudetenlan, annexed by Nazi Germany on this day in 1938 ?
CZECH REPUBLIC
23
Which former US President will be celebrating his 89th birthday today ?
JIMMY CARTER
24
On October 1st of which year did Ford put its first Model T on sale ?  Was it 1898, 1908 or 1918 ?
1908
25
The first Japanese bullettrain ran on October 1st 1964 between Tokyo and which other city ?
OSAKA
26
Which organisation was founded on the 1st October 1946 at Lincoln College, Oxford by Ronald Berrill and Dr Lancelot Ware ? The first of its three declared purposes being "to identify and to foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity" ?
MENSA
27
Keith Duffy, who celebrates his 39th birthday today, was a founder ember of which band in 1994 ?
BOYZONE
28
Who replaced Helmut Schmidt as Chancellorof Germany on this day in 1982 ?
HELMUT KOHL
29
Which four word motto appeared on US banknotes for the first time on this day in 1982 ?
IN GOD WE TRUST
30
Which Briton led the Arab forces that captured the city of Damascus on this day in 1918 ?
(TE) LAWRENCE
(OR ARABIA)
Round 4 - Science and Scientists
31
Which chemical element, Atomic Number 17, gets its name from the Greek word for green ?
CHLORINE
32
Name a year in the life of Sir Humphrey Davy ?
1778 - 1829
33
How many kilobytes are there in a gigabyte ?
ONE MILLION
34
Which geological epoch started about 12,000 years ago at the end of the Pleistocene, and continues to this day ?
HOLOCENE
35
Which has the highest Atomic Number - Gold, Silver or Lead ?
LEAD  (82)
(Sliver 47 and Gold 79)
36
In order to prove a theory, which scientist organised an unusual experiment in Utrecht in 1845, in which an open railway carriage full of trumpeters was driven at speed past a group of musicians with perfect pitch ?
(Christian) DOPPLER
(The Doppler Effect)
37
In geometry, which unit is defined as being equal to the angle subtended at the centre of a circle by an arc equal in length to the radius ?
RADIAN
38
What nationality was the botaist Gregor Mendel ?
AUSTRIAN
39
Which unit of length is equal to 1.8288 metres ?
FATHOM
(Six feet)
40
Which painful condition is caused by the deposition of urates or uric acid  into the joints of the body, most commonly in the big toe ?
GOUT
Round 5 - Sport
41
Which city was awarded the 2020 Summer Olympics last month, beating Istanbul and Madrid ?
TOKYO
42
Who did Wigan beat 16 - 0 to win the 2013 RL Challenge Cup at Wembley?
HULL FC
43
Who was manager of Sheffield Wednesday when they won the League Cup in 1991, beating Manchester United in the final ?
RON ATKINSON
44
Bill Hoskyns, who died in August, was the first Briton to compete at six Olympic Games - 1956 to 1976 inclusive.  He won the team bronze in Rome and an individual silver in Tokyo, in which sport ?
FENCING
45
The highest partnership for England in a test match for any wicket is 411 at Edgbaston against the West Indies in 1957.  Name either of the batsmen involved.
COLIN COWDREY
and PETER MAY
46
Which Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side play their home games at Adams Park, High Wycombe ?
(LONDON) WASPS
47
Since 1998, teams in which Olympic sport have included a libero, who wears a different colour shirt from his or her team mates and can swap in and out of the side freely between points ?
VOLLEYBALL
48
Which swimmer, who never won an Olympic medal in his career, carried the flag for the United Kingdom at the opening ceremony at Beijing in 2008 ?
MARK FOSTER
49
Who were the last FA Cup winners to have a three word name ? (excluding Football Club, AFC etc.)
WEST HAM UNITED
(1980)
50
Who  knocked  Andy Murray out of the 2013 US Open in the quarter-finals? (Surname only will do)
(Stanislas) WAWRINKA
Round 6 - Names
51
What is the German name for the Polish city of Gdansk ?
DANZIG
52
By whatname are the four novels of Paul Scott best known, the last of which is entitled A Division of Spoils ?
RAJ QUARTET
53
What is the name of the country huse in County Durham, where Velasquez's famous masterpiece, The Toilet of Venus, was hung from 1813 until it was purchased by the National Gallery in 1906 ?
ROKEBY (Park)
(hence Rokeby Venus)
54
Edward VII's first Christian name wasn't Edward,  What was it ?
ALBERT (Bertie)
55
Which European capital city was known as Kristiana from 1877 to 1925 ?
OSLO
56
In the UK, November 11th is known as Rememberance Day, but what is it called in the USA ?
VETERAN'S DAY
57
What name has been given to the new intitution created by the merger of Deeside College and Wrexham's Yale College earlier this year ?
(COLEG) CAMBRIA
58
What is Koo Stark's real first name ?
KATHLEEN
59
Which senior cabinet minister was given the Christian names Gideon Oliver, adding his current first name when he was 13 as "an act of rebellion" ?
GEORGE (Gideon
Oliver) OSBORNE
60
What was the stage name of the operatic soprano who was born Helen Porter Mitchell in 1861 ?
NELLIE MELBA
TIE BREAKER
According to the 2011 census, how many of the 8,173, 941 residents of London were born in the Republic of Ireland ?
129,807