|Wrexham Quiz League Questions||2nd
November 2011 - League Week 4
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||In the Beatrix
Potter stories, what sort of animal or creature is Jeremy
||Darts player Phil Taylor is
normally known by what nickname?
||Which British king married
Mary of Teck?
||Eccle and Yaffle are
alternative names for which bird?
||THE (green) WOODPECKER
||Which 1975 film features a
boat called the Orca
||Which of the seven wonders of
the ancient world was thought to have straddled the harbour
of a Greek island?
||COLOSSUS OF RHODES
||What name have the Beckhams
given to their fourth child and first daughter?
||Whose report in December 1942
led to the setting up of the N.H.S.?
||What river flows through the
||Which part of the mouth can
be affected by Quinsy?
||What's the most common
English name for the bird with the taxonomical name Crex crex, also known
as the Land Rail?
||Who was the lead singer with
the pop group The Mindbenders?
||Which rank in the Royal Navy
is equivalent to that of brigadier in the Army?
||In the 'Noggin the Nog'
children's stories and cartoons what is the name of Noggin's
||NOGBAD (the bad)
||Which South African golf
player is known as 'The Big Easy'?
||What name is popularly
applied to the church tower of St Botolph's in Boston,
||THE BOSTON STUMP
||In which gland in the human
body would you find the small clusters of cells known as the
Islets of Langerhans?
||In the books of Michael Bond,
Paddington Bear hails from which country?
||Which Egyptian Pharoah
ordered the Great Pyramid to be built?
||CHEOPS or KHUFU
||Which model and businesswoman
released a new magazine all about herself in the Autumn of
||The brothers in The Kinks
were Ray and ... ?
||Which 1981 film features a
suave French villain named Belloq?
||RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
||The football chant "who ate
all the pies?" is usually sung to the tune of which music
||KNEES UP MOTHER BROWN
||Clarissa Churchill was the
second wife of which British Prime Minister?
||Described by Elizabeth I as
'the fairest and godliest church in England', in which city
is the church of St Mary Redcliffe?
||Which river flows through
what is known in English as 'The Iron Gate', the deepest
gorge in Europe?
||Who was Minister of Education
when the 1944 Education Act was passed?
||Much in evidence in the 2010
World Cup, what is the name of the horns providing a noisy
||What was the name of Captain
Pugwash's faithful cabin boy in the BBC TV cartoon?
(not Roger the cabin boy)
||What was formerly the highest
appointment in the British Army, being abolished in 1904?
||Which is the most southerly
active volcano in the world?
||Which Dutch astronomer and
physicist, who discovered the rings of Saturn in the mid
1650's, is creditied with building the first pendulum clock?
||Which supermarket chain has
its headquarters in Bradford?
||Thought to be a corruption of
the Spanish fumade,
meaning 'smoked', which fish are known in Cornwall as Fair
||PILCHARDS or SARDINES
||Which Gilbert and Sullivan
opera was originally going to be called The Tower of London?
||THE YEOMAN OF THE GUARD
||What is the motto of the
||BLOOD AND FIRE
||The flat, rectangular,
hand-held tool used by a plasterer to hold his mortar as he
works is usually known by the name of what type of bird?
||Which Italian fashion
designer coined the term 'shocking pink'?
||Which religous movement was
founded by Mary Baker Eddy?
||Which company owns the
Waitrose chain of supermarkets?
||JOHN LEWIS (group)
||Which fashion designer
brought out the 'New Look' in 1947?
||The largest of India's twenty
five states, in terms of land area, includes the cities of
Bhopal, Indore and Jabalpur. What is it called?
||In the name of the
Yorkshire-born cinema magnate J.Arthur Rank what did the J
||In which landlocked country
of Europe were women denied the right to vote in national
elections until 1971?
||M31 is the most distant
object visible to the naked eye. What is it?
||ANDROMEDA GALAXY or NEBULA
||In which TV series does
Anthony Head play Uther Pendragon?
||'Fair Maid of February' was a
once popular name for which small, white flower?
||Which of the works of Gilbert
and Sullivan, when first presented at the Savoy Theatre in
1887, was billed as 'A New and Original Supernatural Opera
in Two Acts'?
||Using his wife as a model for
the head and torso, the sculptor Edvard Eriksen designed
which statue depicting a fairy-tale figure?
||THE LITTLE MERLAIND (in Copenhagen)
||A 'cordwainer' is an archaic
term for an artisan who manufactured what type of goods?
||SHOES, BOOTS etc
(in soft leather)
||Which is the only country in
the world that bans women from driving?
||What name is given to that
part of Antarctica governed by New Zealand?
||THE ROSS DEPENDENCY
||Which one of the castles that
form the group known as 'The Iron Ring', built in the 13th
century by Edward I on the Welsh coast, stands on the island
||Which scupture, when unveiled
in 1994, was nicknamed 'The Gateshead Flasher' by locals?
||THE ANGEL OF THE NORTH
||Which district of New York
City is situated north of 96th street in
||Which American entertainer's
signature tune was 'Ain't Misbehavin'?
||Who writes the scripts for
the TV series Downton
||For what did the B stand for
in the name of the Hollywood film mogul Cecil B de Mille?
||Born in Alabama in 1904, what
was the nickname of the blues pianist Clarence Smith?
||The village on Anglesey which
boasts the longest placename in Britain
(Llanfairpwllgwyngyll.. etc.) is notable for another reason:
it was the location of the first ever meeting, in 1915, of a
now nationwide organisation originally founded in
Canada. Name the organisaton.
||THE WOMEN'S INSTITUTE
former Welsh boxing championwas known as 'The ghost with the
hammer in his hand'?
something osifies, what does it turn into?
of leaf forms the bulk of a silkworm's diet?