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1. Which late 19th and early 20th Century artistic movement takes its name from the French for 'wild beasts'?
2. The date-plum and the kaki are both varieties of which edible fruit that takes its name from the Algonquian for 'dry fruit'?
3. What is the name of the table top mountain located on the border of Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil that inspired Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write 'The Lost World'?
4. Who was the 11th Century Anglo-Saxon rebel in England who led the resistance to the Norman Conquest from his base on the Isle of Ely?
5. Deriving from the Aramaic for 'skull', what name is used in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and John as a name for the hill upon which Jesus was crucified?
6. Who was the controversial Dutch politician assassinated by Volkert van de Graaf in 2002?
7. Which record producer, sometimes known as 'the fifth Beatle', produced almost all of The Beatles' albums?
8. What is common name for the parasitic variety of catfish, Vandellia cirrhosa, found in the Amazon that swims into the gill cavities of other fish, erects a spine to hold itself in place, and feeds on the blood in the gills, earning it a nickname as the "vampire fish of Brazil"?
9. Which is the lightest boxing weight class used at the Olympic Games?
10. For what did the B stand in the name of the film-maker Cecil B DeMille?
11. What was the name of the literary group, founded in 1713, whose members included Alexander Pope, Jonathan Swift and John Gay?
12. What is the name of the thick, spicy Russian soup made with meat or fish, cucumbers, cabbage, mushrooms and cream?
13. Which is the only one of the counties of Northern Ireland not to border Lough Neagh?
14. By what nickname was the Latvian anarchist Peter Piaktow, who led the Siege of Sidney Street in 1911, better known?
15. Which is the latest date upon which Easter Sunday can fall?
16. Who was the Austrian Foreign Minister, considered Europe's most important diplomat of the time, who chaired the Congress of Vienna from 1814 to 1815?
17. Who was the first black singer to have a British number 1 single?
18. Which is the largest of the 88 recognised constellations?
19. Which footballer, best remembered for his time with Leicester City and Shrewsbury Town, retired in 1965 having scored 433 league goals, a record that stands to this day?
20. What is the name of the cabaret club at which Sally Bowles is working at the opening of the musical 'Cabaret'?
21. In poetry, which word, deriving from the Greek for ‘carrying back’, is given to the repetition of the same word or group of words at the beginning of several consecutive sentences or verses to emphasize an image or a concept?
22. With the seeds of which plant is the liqueur Kümmel made?
23. Which small British Overseas Dependency is the only place in the world, besides Ireland, to celebrate St Patrick’s day as a public holiday?
24. What was the name of the Spanish slave-carrying schooner upon which African slaves revolted in 1839, precipitating the abolitionist movement?
25. With a name meaning 'Good God', who was the supreme deity of pre-Christian Ireland?
26. In 1946, an organisation of former SS members, including Heinrich Himmler and Martin Bormann, was set-up to establish and facilitate secret ratlines out of Germany to South America and the Middle East to allow the escape from prosecution of those members indicted for war crimes. What was the acronymic name of this organisation?
27. Which 80s pop group took their name from that of a fictional group in the novel 'A Clockwork Orange'?
28. Who was the Greek scientist and philosopher, the pupil of Leucippus, who first proposed the existence of atoms and gave them their name?
29. The World Championships of which strange sporting event have been held in Llanwrtyd Wells in mid-Wales every August Bank Holiday since 1985?
30. Which film, released in 1989, marked Bette Davis' last film role?
You found last week's quiz a little more difficult than anticipated. I think this week's is a shade easier. Anyway, the answers...
3. MOUNT RORAIMA
4. HEREWARD THE WAKE
6. PIM FORTUYN
7. GEORGE MARTIN
8. CANDIRÚ (or CANERO)
9. LIGHT FLYWEIGHT
11. SCRIBLERUS CLUB
14. PETER THE PAINTER
15. APRIL 25TH
16. KLEMENS WENZEL VON METTERNICH
17. WINIFRED ATWELL
19. ARTHUR ROWLEY
20. KIT KAT CLUB
25. THE DAGDA
27. HEAVEN 17
29. BOG SNORKELLING
30. WICKED STEPMOTHER