|Wrexham Quiz League Questions||28th
February 2012 - League Week 15
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leader, who came to a sticky end last year, set out his
'Third Universal Theory of Governing' in his so-called
'Little Green Book'?
||What seeds are used to
flavour the liqueur known as Kummel?
||Which Oasis album became a
million seller within days of its release in 1997?
||BE HERE NOW
||What is the earliest date on
which Easter Day can fall?
||The City of London Police are
the reigning Olympic Champions in which sport, although the
sport hasn't been held at the games since 1920?
||What feature of London's
Downing Street were erected in 1990?
||The films The Spy with the Green Hat and
The Spy with my Face
were big-screen spin-offs from which popular TV series of
||THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
||What is the better known name
of the Wood Hyacinth?
||Who is said to have been
reading a book entitled "Sex and Psychic Energy" at the time
of his death in 1977?
||What was the name of the
cruise liner that capsized off the coast of Tuscany in
||Which London building
admitted paying visitors for the first time during the
summer of 1993?
||In which ballet is Clara
taken to the Kingdom of Sweets after she helps to defeat the
evil Mouse King?
||Who painted the canvas known
as Bubbles, later
used in adverts for Pears Soap?
||Which popular TV series of
the 1960s and 1970s developed from an earlier
programme called Police
||Which white table wine with a
German name was originally made in a convent in Worms?
||In 1992 Durham joined the
County Cricket Championship; which county was the last one
to join before Durham?
||The Marlowe Theatre, recently
refurbished, can be found in which English town or city?
||Catcher in the Rye by J.D.Salinger is said
to have been the last book read by whose assassin around the
time of his murder?
||Which county won the County
Cricket Championship in 1959, after Surrey had won seven
consecutive titles from 1952 to 1958?
||Which was the only track from
Michael Jackson's Thriller
album to top the UK singles charts?
||In the Christian Calendar
what name is given to the Sunday which follows Whit Sunday?
||Lord Randolph Churchill
suggested that Gladstone's nickname of GOM (Grand Old Man)
should be changed to MOG - meaning what?
||MURDERER OF GORDON
||Which ballet caused a riot
when first staged in Paris in 1913?
||THE RITE OF SPRING
||What name for a short haircut
came from its popularity among the rowing teams of Harvard
and Yale in the 50s?
||What is the better known name
of the Corn Poppy?
||Which famous trademark can be
seen on one of the bottles featured in Manet's canvas The Bar at the Folies-Bergere?
||BASS RED TRIANGLE
||What phrase is derived from
the promotion by the Prime-Minister, Lord Salisbury, of his
nephew A.J.Balfour to the post of Chief Secretary for
||BOB'S YOUR UNCLE
||What is the name of the
theatre in Scarborough which has staged the premieres of
Alan Ayckbourn's plays?
hairstyle is one of the most recognisable attributes of
||Which country are the
reigning Olympic Rugby Union champions, the sport last being
part of the official programme in 1924?
||Which AIDS charity, started
up in 1982, was named after one of the first victims of the
||TERENCE HIGGINS TRUST
||British Airways combined with
which other airline in 1939 to form BOAC?
||The addition of what turns a
Welsh Rarebit into a Buck Rarebit?
||Which drug was first isolated
in 1921, by Sir Frederick Banting and Dr C H Best, and first
synthesised in 1964?
||The holder of which post gets
the biggest salary in the British Cabinet?
||THE LORD CHANCELLOR or SECRETARY OF
STATE FOR JUSTICE
||In which city could you visit
the Anne Frank House?
||With which other shipping
line did Cunard merge in 1934?
||Which magazine, founded by
John Bird and Gordon Roddick in 1991, has been promoted with
the slogan "Helping the homeless help themselves"?
||THE BIG ISSUE
||What is celebrated in Dublin
every year on June 16th?
||The name of which moist Welsh
Bread literally means "speckled bread" referring to the
fruit it contains?
||Which creature has varieties
called Berchell's, Greevy's and Mountain?
||Who is the only person
allowed to consume alcohol in the chamber of the British
House of Commons and even then on only one special day of
||CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
||What name is given to the
group of drugs which stimulate urine production, commonly
known as water tablets?
||Which measurement of length
in the UK can be defined as a tenth of a nautical mile?
||During the local version of
which once popular dance craze were you invited to "put your
backside in and your backside out"?
||HOKEY COKEY or COKEY COKEY
||In Greek mythology, which
favourite of Aphrodite became a hunter and died after being
gored by a boar?
||What does the computing term
PDF stand for?
||PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT
||The Swaythling Cup for men
and the Corbillon Cup for women are the World Team
Championships in which racket sport?
||Which Scottish monarch was
killed at the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513?
||There is one family of
mammals that contains only two species: the Okapi and which
||Described in some versions of
the myth as the daughter of Nyx, goddess of the night, who
was the Greek goddess of divine retribution?
||Meaning 'car track' what is
the Spanish word for a motorway?
||What is so far unique about
the outcome of the first London Marathon held in 1981?
||IT WAS WON JOINTLY (by Inge Simonsen
and Dick Beardsley)
||Terry played his most famous
role in the 1939 film The
Wizard of Oz. What part did terry play in
||How many hectares are there
in a square kilometre?
||Which town on the Tweed has a
ruined Cistercian abbey that is supposedly the burial place
of the heart, though not the rest of the remains, of Robert
||Which German shell-shock
victim was taken to Hollywood after the First World War,
where he became a star and is said to have died in the arms
of Jean Harlow?
||RIN TIN TIN
||In modern technology SatNavs
use the GPS system. For what do the letters GPS stand?
||GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM
||In transport terms what is
the British equivalent of the American 'Divided Highway'?
||During which song from the
show 'Me and My Girl' is it customary to shout "Oi !" at the
||THE LAMBETH WALK
||What is the
title of the presiding judge in the United States Supreme
(of the united States)
care symbols what is meant by a crossed-out triangle?
||DO NOT BLEACH
is an oxide of which metallic element?
||By what name do the British
know First World War battle that became known as the
"Victory of the Skaggerrak"?
||BATTLE OF JUTLAND