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1. Written, at least in part, whilst their author was confined to a lunatic asylum, the poems 'A Song to David' and 'Jubilate Agno' are among the most famous works of which 18th Century English poet?
2. Which dish, consisting of toast, bacon, poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce, is named after a 19th Century New York stockbroker?
3. The Greek architect Konstantinos Apostolos Doxiadis is best remembered for designing which Asian capital city?
4. What was the name of the King's horse that trampled and killed the suffragette Emily Davison during the 1913 Epsom Derby?
5. What was the name of the female monster of Greek mythology, that had the head and torso of a woman and the lower half of a snake, who stole and ate children?
6. Who was elected American President in 1840 using the slogan 'Tippecanoe and Tyler Too'?
7. Who was the American Vice-President to Calvin Coolidge who wrote the music for the song 'It's All in the Game', later to be recorded by Cliff Richard, Elton John and Barry Manilow among others?
8. Who was the English analytical chemist who produced the first periodic table of the elements arranged in order of atomic mass in 1863?
9. In 1977, which East German athlete became the first female high jumper ever to clear a height of 2 metres?
10. What was the name of the prized stud racehorse that was beheaded in the 1972 film 'The Godfather'?
11. Which famous poem by Lewis Carroll is subtitled 'An Agony in Eight Fits'?
12. From which African country does Cap Bon wine come?
13. Which mountain in the Sequoia National Park is the highest peak in the forty-eight contiguous states of the USA?
14. In the 1st Century BC, which Roman statesman and general ordered the construction of the original Pantheon in Rome that was later rebuilt, on the orders of Hadrian, after it had been destroyed by fire in 80AD?
15. What name is given to the shawl with fringed corners worn by Jewish men at prayer?
16. Founded by Sheikh Ahmed Ismail Yassin in 1988, by what acronymic name is the Islamic Resistance Movement better known?
17. Niomi MacLean-Daley is the real name of which British singer?
18. What term describes the point at which a celestial object in orbit around the Earth, such as the Moon, makes its closest approach to the Earth?
19. Which Northern Irish motorcycle racer, who was nicknamed 'King of the Road', died in a crash in a race in Estonia in 2000?
20. Which 1954 musical film was based on Stephen Vincent Benéts short story 'The Sobbin' Women'?
21. In George Orwell's '1984', Room 101 is part of which government ministry?
22. Used in brewing, a hogshead of beer is equal to how many gallons?
23. The Place de Quinconces and the Colonnes des Girondins are sight-seeing attractions in which French city?
24. What was the first name of the young girl who, in 1948, became the first patient to be treated through the National Health Service?
25. According to the Bible, from which wood was the Ark of the Covenant built?
26. Which Norwegian politican became the first Secretary General of the United Nations in 1946?
27. Which rock group, formed in 1992, were originally called Tragic Love Company?
28. The headquarters of the car manufacturer Ferrari are based in which Italian town 12 miles outside Modena?
29. According to the 2001 census, which is the largest town in England never to have had a football league team?
30. The 1958 film 'The Inn of the Sixth Happiness' told the true story of which British missionary in China?
31. Which 17th-Century French author wrote many of today's most famous fairy-tales, including 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Cindarella', 'Puss in Boots' and 'Sleeping Beauty'?
32. With a name meaning 'to chop into small pieces', what is the name of the cold Russian soup made from raw vegetables, boiled potatoes, eggs and ham?
33.The islands of Bulla, Vulf and Nargin all lie in which body of water?
34. The word ghetto has come to describe any area where people from a specific racial or ethnic background live as a group in seclusion; but the original ghetto was an area set aside for Jews in the 15th and 16th Centuries in which city?
35. Deriving from the Persian for 'fairy', what name is given to the creature of Persian mythology, descended from fallen angels, who have been denied Paradise until they have done penance?
36. Who became the first President of Indonesia upon its independence from the Netherlands in 1945?
37. In which American state did Buddy Holly die in a plane crash in 1959?
38. Paraesthesia is the medical name for which minor complaint?
39. Which early 20th Century baseball player, who spent most of his career at the Detroit Tigers, was nicknamed 'The Georgia Peach'?
40. In the cartoons, which fictional football team does Postman Pat support?
41. In the early 20th Century, which hotel in New York was used as the site for the meetings of the literary Round Table, whose members included Dorothy Parker, Alexander Woollcott and Robert Benchley?
42. The name of which liqueur translates into English from Scots Gaelic as 'the drink that satisfies'?
43. At 926 metres, Lugnaquilla is the highest peak in which mountain range?
44. Who was the 17th-Century King of Sweden known as 'The Lion of the North' who was killed at the Battle of Lützen?
45. What name is given to the wall of a mosque that faces Mecca?
46. Which demographer and political economist published the influential 'Essay on the Principle of Population' in 1798?
47. Which singer launched his own record label, Direction Records, in 1969?
48. Which medium-sized passerine bird of the family Artamidae native to Australia is sometimes referred to as the piping-crow because of its resounding, metallic cry?
49. Between 1919 and 1937, Ralph Greenleaf was the 20 times world champion in which sport?
50. Bob Dylan won the 2000 Academy Award for Best Original Song for 'Things Have Changed', taken from the soundtrack to which film?
How did you do? Let's take a look:
1. CHRISTOPHER SMART
2. EGGS BENEDICT
6. WILLIAM HARRISON
7. CHARLES DAWES
8. JOHN NEWLANDS
9. ROSEMARIE ACKERMANN
11. THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK
13. MOUNT WHITNEY
17. MS. DYNAMITE
19. JOEY DUNLOP
20. SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
21. MINISTRY OF LOVE
25. ACACIA WOOD
26. TRYGVE LIE
30. GLADYS AYLWARD
31. CHARLES PERRAULT
33. CASPIAN SEA
38. PINS AND NEEDLES
39. TY COBB
40. PENCASTER UNITED
41. ALGONQUIN HOTEL
43. WICKLOW MOUNTAINS
44. GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS
45. QIBLA WALL
46. THOMAS MALTHUS
47. BOBBY DARIN
49. POOL (or POCKET BILLIARDS)
50. THE WONDER BOYS