Back once again for another 30 questions. Hope you enjoy these:
1. Which 20th-Century French poet, who fought during the First World War, is best known for his collection of concrete poetry entitled 'Calligrammes'?
2. On which island is the spirit Zivania traditionally produced?
3. Which is the only American state to have a flag that shows different designs on the front and back?
4. What was the name of the horse that was reputedly made a consul by the Roman Emperor Caligula?
5. Which book of the Old Testament tells the story of the destruction of the Wall of Jericho?
6. What name was given to the Republican political activists who supported the Democratic candidate Grover Cleveland in the US Presidential election of 1884 because they rejected the financial corruption associated with Republican candidate James Blaine?
7. Which 1996 number 1 hit for The Chemical Brothers featured vocals from Noel Gallagher of Oasis?
8. Discovered in 2003, and named after the Greek goddess of strife and discord, which is the largest dwarf planet in our solar system?
9. Who was the American female athlete who despite breaking the world record could only finish second to Britain's Sally Gunnell in the final of the 400m hurdles at the 1992 Olympic Games?
10. In 1927, 'The Jazz Singer' became the first full length movie to include talking. Which actor and singer was the first person to talk in the film, thereby becoming the first person to speak in a full-length talkie?
11. In the Beano, what is the name of Beryl the Peril's dog?
12. Named after the American who invented it, what name is given to the hybrid fruit that is a cross between a blackberry, a raspberry and a loganberry?
13. Which city in New South Wales, the second oldest city in Australia and a former penal colony, is home to the world’s largest coal export harbour?
14. Which battle of August 1810 saw Napoleon's only naval victory over the British?
15. In Greek mythology, what was the name of the sea-monster with twelve legs, a fish's tail and six long necks, each with a grisly head containing three rows of teeth?
16. Excluding independents, how many political parties are currently represented in the House of Commons?
17. The rock group The Eagles began as the backing group for which American singer?
18. Which species of parrot, native to New Zealand, is known as the feathered wolf because of its reputation for attacking and killing sheep?
19. Which sport, incorporating rules from squash and handball, was invented by the American Joe Sobek in 1948?
20. The word paparazzi is taken from the name of a character in which film?
21. Deriving from the Spanish for ‘rogue’, what name is given to a popular subgenre of prose fiction which is usually satirical and depicts in realistic and often humorous detail the adventures of a roguish hero of low social class who lives by his or her wits in a corrupt society?
22. Chinese Restaurant Syndrome is the name given a collection of symptoms which may include headaches, flushing and sweating and is commonly believed to be caused by which food additive?
23. Which famous French aviator and writer gave his name to the international airport serving Lyon?
24. Whom did the Japanese government present with a guide dog named 'Kenzan-go' in 1939?
25. Which former Soviet state became, in AD 301, the first country to adopt Christianity as its official religion?
26. Which British MP became the world's first person to be killed by a train when he was hit by Stephenson's 'Rocket' in 1830?
27. 'In Praise of Lemmings' was the original name of which 80s pop group?
28. What was the pen-name of the 13th Century Italian mathematician Leonardo of Pisa?
29. The name of which martial art derives from the Japanese for 'gentle combat'?
30. The controversial 1996 film 'Crash', directed by David Cronenberg, was based on a novel by which British author?
I think it may be getting a little easier. Tell me what you think.
1. GUILLAUME APOLLINAIRE
7. SETTING SUN
9. SANDRA FARMER-PATRICK
10. AL JOLSON
14. BATTLE OF GRAND PORT
17. LINDA RONSTADT
20. LA DOLCE VITA
22. MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE
23. ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY
24. HELEN KELLER
26. WILLIAM HUSKISSON
27. CULTURE CLUB
30. JG BALLARD