Welcome back to your second 50-question Tuesday quiz. It's not too difficult this week (ie. I've got some real nasty ones lined up for you in the next few weeks!). Hope you enjoy.
1. The British authors Aldous Huxley and CS Lewis both died on 22 November of which year?
2. The first Harry Ramsden restaurant was set up in 1928 in which small town in West Yorkshire?
3. In which English seaside town would you find the De La Warr Pavilion?
4. Which patriotic anthem, written by the American abolitionist and poet Julia Ward Howe in 1861, was popularised by the Unionists during the American Civil War?
5. Who was the ancient Greek river deity, eldest son of Oceanus and Thethys, who assumed the form of a bull and fought with Heracles for the love of Deianira?
6. Who was the US Democratic Presidential candidate who was left paralysed after he was shot in an assassination attempt in 1972?
7. 'Scrambled Eggs' was the working title of which of The Beatles' number 1 singles?
8. This Hellenized Egyptian of the 2nd-Century AD is noted for the astronomical treatises 'Almagest' and 'Geography', a thorough discussion of the geographic knowledge of the Greco-Roman world. What is his name?
9. Which sport was invented in 1887 by George Hancock, a reporter for the Chicago Board of Trade?
10. Who was the American serial killer, necrophiliac and cannibal whose spate of murders in the 1940s and 50s inspired the films 'Psycho', 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' and 'The Silence of the Lambs'?
11. Which word, deriving from the Latin for 'swaddling clothes', is used to describe books printed prior to 1501?
12. The dish rijsttafel, that takes its name from the Dutch for 'rice table', originated in which country?
13. This small archipelago in the German Bight is noted for its red sedimentary rock, not found anywhere else in the North Sea. It has formerly belonged to Denmark and the Duchy of Schleswig but was seized by the British during the Napoleonic Wars. In 1890 Britain gave up the islands to Germany in exchange for German assurances to not interfere with British interests in Africa. It became an important naval base during the First World War and is now known as a holiday resort and tax haven. What is its name?
14. Which castle near Edenbridge, Kent was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn and is said to be haunted by her ghost?
15. According to Islamic tradition, what was the name of the winged horse upon which the Prophet Mohammed flew to Jerusalem?
16. Which novelist and journalist stood for the Dog Lovers' Party against the Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe at the 1979 General Election?
17. Released in 1980, which was Abba's last UK number 1 single?
18. Quinine is derived from the bark of which tree native to South America?
19. In 1996, who became the first non-Spanish footballer to sign for Athletic Bilbao since World War I?
20. Who played the character Eddie Yeats in 'Coronation Street' and later went on to play Onslow in 'Keeping Up Appearances'?
21. If the protagonist is the central character in a work of fiction, what name is given to the second most important character?
22. In North America, what name is given to peeled bulls' testicles that are coated in flour and salt and deep fried ready for consumption?
23. What is the name of the new town on the outskirts of Paris which is the site of Euro Disney, opened in 1992?
24. Which Spanish Conquistador founded the South American city of Lima in 1535?
25. Who was the Norse god of light, wisdom and righteousness who was killed by his brother Hod?
26. What was the name of the British warship that hosted talks between Harold Wilson and the Rhodesian Prime Minister, Ian Smith, regarding the latter's Unilateral Declaration of Independence, in December 1966?
27. Which chart hit from the 1980s begins with the words, "Poor old Johnny Ray sounded sad upon the radio"?
28. All of the known moons of Uranus are named after characters from Shakespeare, with the two exceptions of Umbriel and Belinda that are named after characters from the works of which English poet?
29. What name is given to the assistant leader of a Cub Scouts pack?
30. What is the name of the actor and singer who voiced the character Chef in the animated series 'South Park' from 1997 to 2006?
31. Which sculptor created the statue entitled 'Liverpool Resurgent' which stands above the main entrance to the Lewis's department store in Liverpool?
32. Which vegetable, also known as Chinese broccoli, has a name deriving from the Cantonese for 'mustard orchid'?
33. Nicknamed Paddy's Milestone, what is the name of the island in the outer Firth of Clyde that stands halfway between Glasgow and Belfast?
34. Which English king was the last Earl of Wessex prior to the title being conferred upon Prince Edward in 1999?
35. In Greek mythology, who was the king of Thessaly who was bound to a burning wheel for attempting to seduce Zeus' wife Hera?
36. Which Irish patriot, regarded as the 'Father of Irish Republicans', committed suicide by slitting his throat after being sentenced to death for his part in the Irish Rebellion of 1798?
37. Three of the future members of which band recorded and released the single 'I Can Hear Music' in 1973 under the name Larry Lurex?
38. What is the name of the star in the constellation Octans that serves as the Southern Hemisphere's pole star and counterpart to Polaris in the Northern Hemisphere?
39. In which month does the Salmon Season start in Scotland?
40. In 1954, who became the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress?
41. Deriving from the Italian for 'to repent', which word, used in art, is given to the faint images, that were painted out when the artist changed his mind, that begin to show through the paint over time?
42. What is the name of the leaf vegetable grown in Japan, Taiwan and Korea, related to the turnip, that is sometimes referred to as Japanese mustard spinach?
43. The Turkish port of Bodrum is built on the ruins of which ancient city?
44. During which naval conflict of World War II was the British battlecruiser HMS Hood sunk by the German battleship Bismarck?
45. According to tradition, which prophet is said to have written the Book of Lamentations?
46. In 1969, which former West Indian cricketer and politician became the first person of African descent to be given a life peerage?
47. The group Simple Minds took their name from a line in which David Bowie single?
48. In mathematics, which letter of the alphabet is given to the imaginary number equal to the square root of -1?
49. For which club was Peter Shilton playing when he made his 1000th League appearance in December 1996?
50. Who played Dr No in the 1962 film of the same name?
Hope that wasn't too bad. And, John, I simply don't believe you got 42 last week. You are a little fibber - a well known quizzer, ranked in the top ten in Britain (who shall remain nameless), only got 36. I just don't believe you!!! Anyway, to the answers:
4. THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC
6. GEORGE WALLACE
10. ED GEIN
14. HEVER CASTLE
15. AL-BORAK (or BORAK)
16. AUBERON WAUGH
17. SUPER TROUPER
19. BIXENTE LIZARAZU
20. GEOFFREY HUGHES
22. ROCKY MOUNTAIN OYSTERS
24. FRANCISCO PIZARRO
26. HMS TIGER
27. COME ON EILEEN
28. ALEXANDER POPE
30. ISAAC HAYES
31. JACOB EPSTEIN
33. AILSA CRAIG
34. HAROLD GODWINSON
36. WOLFE TONE
38. SIGMA OCTANTIS
40. DOROTHY DANDRIDGE
44. BATTLE OF THE DENMARK STRAIT
46. LEARIE CONSTANTINE
47. THE JEAN GENIE
49. LEYTON ORIENT
50. JOSEPH WISEMAN