|Wrexham Quiz League Questions||1st
October 2013 - Colin Hughes Trophy
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|Round 1 - G is for
Geography (all answers start with a "G")
situated near the mouth of the River Esk in Dumfries and
Galloway, hosts over 5000 weddings each year ?
||What is the name of the
estuary north of Bordeaux in SW France, formed by the
confluence of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers ?
||Isabela, Santa Cruz, San
Cristobal, Santiago and Fernandina are the five largest
islands in which Pacific group ?
||Y Gogarth (or Pen Y Gogarth)
is the welsh name for which prominent geographic feature in
North Wales ?
||Which are of Tokyo, famous
for its department stores, boutiques and restaurants, is one
of the most luxurious shopping districts in the world ?
||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
||Which Lincolnshire town on
the River Trent was at one time England's most inland port
being over 55 miles from the North Sea ?
||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
||In the West Indies, what is
the collective name for Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica and Puerto
||Libreville is the capital of
which African country ?
|Round 2 - Films and Film Stars
||In which 2006 film did Tom
Hanks play a character called Robert Langdon, a professor of
religous iconography ?
||THE DA VINCI CODE
||In which 1959 film did an
opera singer called Claude Heater play Jesus Christ, but was
not creedited as his face was never shown ?
||Maddox, Zahara and Pax
(adopted) and Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne (natural) are the
children of which Hollywood actress ?
||Which superhero film,
produced by Marvel Studios and written and directed by Joss
whedon, was the highest grossing film world-wide in 2012 ?
||Which 1988 action movie - the
first in a series of five - was based on a novel called Nothing
lasts forever by Roderick Thorpe ?
||Name either of the
two US film stars, now in thier forties, who founded the
production companies Live Planet and Pearl Street Films
||MATT DAMON or
||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 ?
||Which fairytale character did
the Spanish actor Antonio Banderas voice in the Shrek
||PUSS IN BOOTS
||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 ?
||Of the five Marx brothers who
appeared on film, who was the oldest ?
|Round 3 - On this day
||Who was crowned Queen of
England at Westminister Abbey on this day in 1553 ?
||In which modern day country
is the Sudetenlan, annexed by Nazi Germany on this day in
||Which former US President
will be celebrating his 89th birthday today ?
||On October 1st of which year
did Ford put its first Model T on sale ? Was it 1898,
1908 or 1918 ?
||The first Japanese
bullettrain ran on October 1st 1964 between Tokyo and which
other city ?
||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" ?
||Keith Duffy, who celebrates
his 39th birthday today, was a founder ember of which band
in 1994 ?
||Who replaced Helmut Schmidt
as Chancellorof Germany on this day in 1982 ?
||Which four word motto
appeared on US banknotes for the first time on this day in
||IN GOD WE TRUST
||Which Briton led the Arab
forces that captured the city of Damascus on this day in
|Round 4 - Science and
||Which chemical element,
Atomic Number 17, gets its name from the Greek word for
||Name a year in the life of
Sir Humphrey Davy ?
||1778 - 1829
||How many kilobytes are there
in a gigabyte ?
||Which geological epoch
started about 12,000 years ago at the end of the
Pleistocene, and continues to this day ?
||Which has the highest Atomic
Number - Gold, Silver or Lead ?
(Sliver 47 and Gold 79)
||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 ?
(The Doppler Effect)
||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 ?
||What nationality was the
botaist Gregor Mendel ?
||Which unit of length is equal
to 1.8288 metres ?
||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 ?
|Round 5 - Sport
||Which city was awarded the
2020 Summer Olympics last month, beating Istanbul and Madrid
||Who did Wigan beat 16 - 0 to
win the 2013 RL Challenge Cup at Wembley?
||Who was manager of Sheffield
Wednesday when they won the League Cup in 1991, beating
Manchester United in the final ?
||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 ?
||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
and PETER MAY
||Which Aviva Premiership Rugby
Union side play their home games at Adams Park, High Wycombe
||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 ?
||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 ?
||Who were the last FA Cup
winners to have a three word name ? (excluding Football
Club, AFC etc.)
||WEST HAM UNITED
||Who knocked Andy
Murray out of the 2013 US Open in the quarter-finals?
(Surname only will do)
|Round 6 - Names
||What is the German name for
the Polish city of Gdansk ?
||By whatname are the four
novels of Paul Scott best known, the last of which is
entitled A Division of Spoils ?
||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 ?
(hence Rokeby Venus)
||Edward VII's first Christian
name wasn't Edward, What was it ?
||Which European capital city
was known as Kristiana from 1877 to 1925 ?
||In the UK, November 11th is
known as Rememberance Day, but what is it called in the USA
||What name has been given to
the new intitution created by the merger of Deeside College
and Wrexham's Yale College earlier this year ?
||What is Koo Stark's real
first name ?
||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" ?
||What was the stage name of
the operatic soprano who was born Helen Porter Mitchell in
|According to the 2011 census, how many of the
8,173, 941 residents of London were born in the Republic of