|Wrexham Quiz League Questions - Colin Hughes Trophy
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|Round 1 - Cities
||In which US
city was the 192 metre tall Gateway Arch built on the west
bank of the Mississippi river in the mid-1960s?
||Named after the Queen Consort
of George III, which is the largest city in North Carolina?
||Espoo, (population 248,000)
is the second largest city in which European country?
||Which newly-built city became
the official capital of Nigeria in December 1991, replacing
||With an urban population of
about 700,000 which is the largest city that is in the EU
but is not geographically in Europe?
(de Gran Canaria)
||The Bruce Highway, the
longest in Queensland, runs for 1,700km from Brisbane to
which other city?
||Which city in Saxony was
known as Karl-Marx-Stadt from 1953 until 1990?
||Which 7th century
daughter of a Mercian king is the patron saint of Chester?
(or Werburgh or Werburgha)
||Ushuaia, which is now
generally accepted as the southernmost city in the world, is
in which country?
(on Tierra del Fuego)
||Which Welsh town was granted
city status in 2002?
|Round 2 - Television
||Which controversial lady was
the first evictee in the recent Channel 5 version of Celebrity Big Brother?
||In which decade was the BBC's
current affairs programme Panorama
||Who played oil baron Clayton
Farlow in the 80's soap Dallas?
||Will McKenzie, Simon Cooper,
Jay Carwright and Nile Sutherland are the main characters in
which C4 comedy first shown in 2008?
||Who was the only Crossroads character to
appear in both the first and last episodes of the original
||Where Everybody Knows Your Name was the
title of the theme music of which long-running US sitcom?
||Who won the first UK series
of The X Factor in
||Which couple bought no 13
Coronation Street for £565 in 1964?
||Stan & Hilda OGDEN
||Who plays ex-Detective
Sergeant Gerry Standing in the long-running BBC 1 series New Tricks?
||Which former winner of Who Wants To Be A
Millionaire?, Mastermind and Brain of Britain became
the seventh member of the Eggheads
quiz team in 2009?
|Round 3 - British
||Which eponymous Shakespearean
character was King of Scotland from 1040 until his death in
||Which is the oldest of the
British orders of chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348?
||(Order of the ) GARTER
||In which year was the TUC
formed at a meeting in Manchester? Was it 1868, 1889
||In which county is Edgehill
where the first pitched battle of the English Civil War took
place in 1642?
||Which hereditary title was
held by William Lamb, who was Prime Minister when Queen
Victoria acceded to the throne in 1837?
||LORD (or Viscount) MELBOURNE
||In 1468 Orkney was ceded to
Scotland in lieu of an unpaid dowry by the king of which
||Keir Hardie became the fist
Labour Party candidate to be elected to Westminster in the
General election of 1892, representing a constituency in
(West Ham South)
||The Llanelli riots of August
1911, which left six men dead, were caused by a strike in
(National Rail Strike)
||Who reigned over England for
more than half of the 13th century?
||HENRY III (1216-72)
||In which town did Owain
Glyndwr call his first Parliament in 1404, where he was
crowned Prince of Wales?
|Round 4 - The Name's the
same (Two clues give the same two word name)
||The character played by Steve
Carell in the US version of The Office and the current Vice Chancellor
of Glyndwr University.
||American author of Richard Carvel (1899)
and The Crisis (1901)
and the British Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time of
the General Strike in 1826.
||The real name of the actor
Cary Grant and the character played by John Cleese in the
film A Fish Called Wanda.
||ARCHIE (Archibald) LEACH
guitarist born in 1941 and American composer who has won 5
Oscars and 7 BAFTAs.
||One of the three leaders of
the Peasant's Revolt in 1381 and the current Member of
Parliament for Blackburn.
||Leader of the Virginia colony
in Jamestown in the early 17th century and a
post-war leader of the Labour Party.
||Real name of both the rapper
DJ screw and the comedian Jasper Carrott.
||Mother of Edward VI and the
actress who played Bond girl Solitaire in the film Live And Let Die.
||67-year-old US comedian who
was an original cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live and
an old English ballad which tells the story of the Battle of
Otterburn in 1388.
||Director of Home Alone and the
first two Harry Potter films and a 15th/16th
century Genoese explorer.
|Round 5 - Sport
||Who won the Golden Boot as
leading goalscorer at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico?
||At which ground in Auckland
will the final of the Rugby Union World Cup be played on the
23rd of this month?
||Over how many complete
furlongs is the Chester Cup now run?
||EIGHTEEN (2m 2f 147y)
||In which Asian city were the
14th swimming World Championships held in July
||Since 1895 the Wooden Spoon
for finishing bottom of cricket's County Championship has
been won most often (15 times) by which county?
||Rugby League - which country
are the current holders of the European Cup?
||In which event did Hannah
England win a silver medal for GB at the recent Athletics
World Championships in South Korea?
||(Women's) 1500 METRES
||Which Championship club's
ground is one of the six stadiums that will be used to host
the football competition at the 2012 London Olympics?
||In inches, how high should
the net be in a game of table tennis?
||If Oxford University's Boat
Club reserve crew is called Isis, what is Cambridge's
|Round 6 - Pot Luck
||When spelling out the
integers ONE, TWO, THREE etc. in ascending order, which is
the first to contain the letter B?
||Which species of python is
the longest snake in the world and gets its name from the
Latin for "net-like" because of the patterns on its skin?
||Talisker distillery, which
has produced a single malt whisly of the same name since
1820, is the only distillery on which Scottish island?
||ISLE OF SKYE
||What shape is the central
tower of the Palace of Westminster and also the Central
Lobby which is situated beneath it?
||Which comes first in an
alphabetical list of the plays of William Shakespeare?
||ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
||What sort of creature is the
Shikra. Is it
a bird, an antelope or a fish?
(Little Banded Goshawk)
||Which chemical compound is
sometimes called baking soda or bread soda?
||Which member of the woodwind
family of musical instruments, a sort of half-sized flute,
gets its name from the Italian for small?
||In Greek mythology, which
race of giants had a single eye in the middle of their
||Cliff Richard had two UK
Number Ones in the 1950's. name either
||LIVING DOLL and TRAVELLIN' LIGHT
BREAKER - In feet, what is the inner diameter of the dome of
St Peter's Basilica in Rome?