Hello again and welcome back; I've been waiting for you. Here's your next 50 questions. Don't answer them all at once now, will you?
1. Which 17th Century Italian sculptor was commissioned to make the tomb of Pope Leo XI and a bronze statue of Pope Innocent X?
2. Popular in Mexico, what name is given to a bright container, often in the shape of a donkey, that is broken with sticks in order to collect the sweets that are held within it?
3. Mount Marcy is the highest peak in which American mountain range?
4. Which Roman Emperor was stabbed to death in AD96 in a plot organised by members of the Praetorian Guard, the Senate and his Empress?
5. The Shah Jehan Mosque was the first purpose built mosque in the UK and is situated in which English town?
6. Coming to office in 1852, who was Britain's only Peelite Prime Minister?
7. What name does the American blues singer-songwriter B.B. King give to his customised guitar?
8. Known scientifically as a parhelion, what is the common name for the atmospheric optical phenomenon caused by the refraction of sunlight by the small ice crystals that constitute clouds that creates the illusion of a halo of light that can look like the Sun or a bright comet?
9. Who was the South African rugby union player who scored a world record five drop goals against England during the 1999 World Cup?
10. The controversial 1971 film 'The Devils', directed by Ken Russell, was based on a novel by which British author?
11. Which rhyming verse stanza form was created by Dante and first used in his work 'The Divine Comedy'?
12. Which French sauce, consisting of Béchamel sauce with grated cheese added, is thought to have been named after a 16th and 17th Century writer and diplomat in the court of King Henri IV of France?
13. Which is the most populous native American tribe in the USA?
14. Which American criminal became Public Enemy Number One in the USA upon the death of John Dillinger in 1934?
15. In Greek mythology, who was the son of Helios who drove the Chariot of the Sun for a day but lost control of the horses that drew the chariot, thus turning Africa to desert?
16. What was Camilla Parker-Bowles' maiden name?
17. Sal Solo was the lead singer of which early 1980s New Wave group?
18. What is the medical name given to the white part of the eye?
19. At which English football stadium was the last ever Cup Winner's Cup final held in 1999?
20. The 2001 film 'A Beautiful Mind', starring Russel Crowe, told the true story of which brilliant but disturbed mathematician?
21. Deriving from the Italian for 'murky', and most commonly applied to Spanish painters, what name is given to an atmospheric style of painting using violent contrasts of light and dark?
22. Calzone is a folded pizza that takes its name from the Italian for what?
23. The flag of which country has a red-crested crane at its centre?
24. What was the name used by the aircraft hijacker who, in 1971, leapt from the back of a Boeing 727 over the American Pacific Northwest, after collecting a $200,000 ransom, and was never seen again?
25. Which Greek poet wrote the poem 'Theogony', describing the origins of the gods of Greek mythology?
26. With which two countries did Britain sign the Triple Entente in 1907?
27. Puff Daddy's 1997 hit single 'I'll Be Missing You' was released in memory of which rapper who was murdered in 1997?
28. Who was the English philosopher, known as the father of social Darwinism, who coined the phrase 'survival of the fittest' in his book 'Principles of Biology' in 1864?
29. The first large scale meet of which sport was organised by Major Ernst Killander in Sweden in 1918?
30. Who was the schoolgirl and homecoming queen who became the first character to be murdered in the TV show 'Twin Peaks'?
31. Who was the Canadian soldier of World War I who wrote the famous poem 'In Flanders Fields' which begins with the lines “In Flanders Fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row”?
32. Which vegetable mix, usually made from carrots, onions and celery and used in soups and sauces, is said to have been named after one of Louis XV's ambassadors?
33. Which is the most westerly capital city in Africa?
34. Who was the 7th Century Anglo-Saxon bishop who, whilst living on the Farne Islands off Northumberland, instituted special laws to protect the eider ducks nesting there?
35. Founded by James and Jane Wardley in 1772, by what name is the United Society of Believers in Christ’s Second Appearing better known?
36. The parliament of which Asian country is known as the Tshogdu?
37. Which song, recorded by the rock band Queen in 1973, is named after a painting by the 19th Century English painter Richard Dadd?
38. Which 16th Century astronomer kept a moose to entertain his guests and a dwarf named Jepp as a court jester?
39. Which Finnish athlete broke the men's 10,000m world record at the 1972 Olympics despite falling in the twelfth lap?
40. In 1928, who became the first actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor, doing so for his roles in the films 'The Way of All Flesh' and 'The Last Command'?
41. Probably the best known Korean calligrapher of the 19th Century, who developed the unique style of calligraphy known as ch'usa?
42. From which country does the wine Mavrud come?
43. Which archipelago of islands, west of the Outer Hebrides, is named after a non-existent saint?
44. Which American soldier was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honour for leading an attack on a German machine-gun nest during World War I, killing 32 German soldiers and capturing 132 others?
45. In Norse mythology, what type of creature was Fenrir, the son of Loki?
46. Nicknamed 'Little Ellick' because of his diminutive size, who was the Vice-President of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War?
47. By what name is the hip-hop legend Andre Romell Young better known?
48. Which plant is sometimes known as 'burning bush' because its oil can vaporise and catch fire in strong heat?
49. In horse racing, at which racecourse is the French Derby run?
50. The television personality and singer Des O'Connor once played professional football for which league club?
Any good? Let's have a look at the answers:
1. ALESSANDRO ALGARDI
3. ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS
6. GEORGE HAMILTON GORDON, THE EARL OF ABDERDEEN
8. SUN DOG
9. JANNIE DE BEER
10. ALDOUS HUXLEY
11. TERZA RIMA
12. MORNAY SAUCE
14. BABY FACE NELSON
15. PHAETON (or PHAETHON)
17. CLASSIX NOUVEAUX
19. VILLA PARK
20. JOHN FORBES NASH
22. TROUSER LEG
24. DB COOPER
26. FRANCE and RUSSIA
27. NOTORIOUS B.I.G. (aka BIGGIE SMALLS)
28. HERBERT SPENCER
30. LAURA PALMER
31. JOHN McCRAE
34. ST CUTHBERT
37. THE FAIRY FELLER'S MASTER STROKE
38. TYCHO BRAHE
39. LASSE VIREN
40. EMIL JANNINGS
41. KIM CHONG HI
43. ST KILDA
44. ALVIN YORK
45. A WOLF
46. ALEXANDER STEPHENS
47. DR DRE
48. WHITE DITTANY
50. NORTHAMPTON TOWN