|Wrexham Quiz League Questions||3rd April
2012 - Divisional Handicap
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|Round 1 - On This Day
American outlaw was shot dead by Robert Ford on this day in
||What was the name of the
plan, signed by President Truman on this day in 1948, which
authorised $13 billion of US aid to 16 European countries?
||MARSHALL PLAN (Accept European Recovery
Programme or ERP)
||Who refused to play Anatoly
Karpov on this day in 1975, giving the Russian the World
Chess Championship by default?
||Which son of Ethelred the
Unready was crowned King of England in Winchester cathedral
on this day in 1043 ?
||EDWARD THE CONFESSOR
||A French TGV broke the speed
record for a conventional train on this day in 2007.
How fast did it go in m.p.h.? Was it 187mph, 267mph or
||Which former cabinet
minister, who is celebrating his 87th birthday today, is the
president of the so-called Stop The War Coalition, which
organised marches against the invasions of Afghanistan and
||Who was executed on this day
in 1936 for the murder of the baby son of the aviator,
||Which famous (but short
lived) service went into operation on this day in 1860 from
St Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California?
||Actors Alec Baldwin, David
Hyde Pierce and Eddie Murphy all celebrate birthdays
today. Who is the youngest of the three?
(Pierce 53, Baldwin 54)
||On this day in 1968, the day
before he died, who said "So
I'm happy tonight. I'm not worried about
anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes
have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord"?
||MARTIN LUTHER KING
|Round 2 - Films of the 1990s
||In which 1991 comedy did Jack
Palance first play a character called Curly?
||Who wrote, directed and
starred in the 1992 film Husbands
||Which real life writer did
Anthony Hopkins portray in the 1993 film Shadowlands?
||Who wrote the screenplay for
the 1994 film The Madness
of King George?
||In the 1995 animated film Babe, what sort of animal was Fly, voiced by iriam Margolyes, who had raised the piglet as one of her own?||(Sheep) DOG
||Which 1996 Coen brothers
thriller had the publicity tag-line "Small Town .... Big Crime ....
||For which 1997 film did Jabk
Nicholson win the Oscar for Best Actor?
||AS GOOD AS IT GETS
||Which 1998 Jim Carrey film
told the story of a man whose real life was actually a TV
||THE TRUMAN SHOW
||In which 1999 film does a boy
called Cole Sear have the ability to communicate with the
||What was the highest grossing
film of the 1990s worldwide?
|Round 3 - Names in Science and
||In Britain, what is the
common name for the Crane Fly?
||Which of the great apes
belong to a sub-family called Pongo?
||The temperature of -273.15
degrees Celsius is known by which two word name?
||What is the name of the
mainly wooded area of western Gloucestershire bounded by the
River Wye to the west and north and the River Severn to the
||FOREST OF DEAN
||Physics - Coming from the
Greek word for "lazy",
which property of an object is defined as a resistance to a
change in its state of motion?
||In Maths, what name is given
to a real number like pi or the square root of 2 that cannot
be represented as a ratio of two integers?
||What name is given to a pike
when the fishis used in heraldry? Is it Lucy, Mary or
||In meteorology, which 12
letter word is the cloud type associated with thunderstorms
||By what name is the plant Helianthus Annuus?
||Which large bird is described
as a "bird of good omen" in Coleridge's "The Rhyme of the
|Round 4 - Books
||What was the surname of Rebecca in the novel by
Daphne Du Maurier?
||Who created the detectives
Cordelia Gray and Adam Dalgleish?
||P D JAMES
||In which decade did D H
Lawrence publish Lady
Chatterley's Lover privately in Florence?
||Gussie Fink-Nottle, an expert
on Newts and very little else, was a creation of which
||P G WODEHOUSE
||Which 1863 novel tells the
story of a chimney sweep called Tom who originally lives in
a Yorkshire mill town?
||THE WATER BABIES
||In Swift's Gulliver's Travels,
what is the name of the floating island inhabited by
||In A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which
planet do the characters Zaphod Bebblebrox and Ford Prefect
both come from?
||In which country is the 1991
Ben Okri novel A Famisged
||In which of Trollope;s books
does the character the Reverend Septimus Harding first
||Humbert Humbert was the
central character of which controversial 1955 novel?
|Round 5 - Sport
||Sachin Tendulkar has scored
the most runs in Test Cricket with over 15,000, but which
recently retired batsman is second on the all-time list with
just over 13,000 ?
||At the 2011 Ice Hockey world
championships, which two neighbouring countries played
in the final?
||FINLAND & SWEDEN
(6 - 1 to Finland)
||In Lawn Tennis a tie break
game is played when the score is 6 - 6. What is the
minimum number of points needed to win that tie-break game?
||Against which German side did
Lionel Messi score a record five goals in a Champions League
tie last month?
||Under FINA regulations the
temperature of the water in Celsius in an Olympic swimming
pool must be within a three degree range. Name any
temperature within that range?
||25 to 28
||Which country won the Men's
Hockey gold medal at six consecutive Summer Olympic Games
between 1928 and 1956 ?
||Name either of the two years
in the noughties (2000 - 2009) in which Wales achieved the
Rugby Union Grand Slam?
||2005 or 2008
||In which century was the
Epsom Derby first run?
||Which Rugby League
Superleague side's new home ground is in a suberb called
||SALFORD (City Reds)
||Boxing - In which country did
David Haye lose his world championship fight with Vladimir
Klitschko in July last year?
|Round 6 - Europe
||Which is the second largest city, by population, in Sweden?||GOTHENBURG
||Which country is expected to become the 28th member of the EU when it joins on July 1st 2013 ?||CROATIA
||The Franz Joseph Strauss International Airport, Germany's second largest with over 34 million passengers a year, serves which city?||MUNICH
||In which European country is
the ancient West Frisian language still spoken by an
estimated 400,000 people?
||Cueta and Mellila are two
autonomous city states on the north coast of Morocco,
belonging to which European country?
||The Leu is the unit of
currency in two European countries. One is Moldova but
which, much larger country, is the other?
||The largest Greek island is
Crete and the second largest is Euboea. Name either
one of the third and fourth largest?
||LESBOS or RHODES
waterfall, the third highest in the world in some lists, is
in which European country?
||The Roman road known as the
Appian Way, or Via Appia, ran from Rome to which Adriatic
port in SE Italy?
||Which major European river
rises in the Krkonose Mountains in the Czech Republic and
flows into the North Sea at Cuxhaven in Germany?
The film "ET", the highest grossing film of the 1980s took how much money (in dollars) in total at the box office world-wide? (NB Excluding home video sales, merchandise etc.)