Hi, again, and apologies for the delay in posting the latest quiz. I've been moving house and so have been otherwise detained. However, I hope you like this set:
1. In HG Wells' novel 'The Time Machine', what name is given to the subterranean humanoid race that feeds on a mentally retarded race of people called the Eloi?
2. Which foodstuff is known as 'chesnock' in Russian, 'ajo' in Spanish and 'suen tau' in Chinese?
3. Which is the smallest of the five inhabited islands of the Isles of Scilly?
4. Who was the commander of the Spartan fleet that was victorious against the Athenians at the Battle of Aegospotami in 405BC and who brought the Peloponnesian War to an end by taking Athens the following year?
5. How many theses did Martin Luther nail to the door of Wittenberg Church in 1517?
6. If a monopoly is the market condition that exists when there is only one seller, what name is given to the market condition that exists when there is only one buyer?
7. Which singer, songwriter and spoken-word artist became the lead singer of the hardcore punk band Black Flag in 1981?
8. Nicknamed the 'comet ferret', which 18th Century French astronomer compiled the first catalogue of galaxies, nebulae and star clusters?
9. What was the name of the horse upon which Zara Phillips won the World Equestrian Games in Aachen in 2006?
10. The 1994 film 'The Browning Version', starring Albert Finney, was an adaptation of a one-act play of the same name by which dramatist?
11. Which landscape painter, born in London in 1752, was described by John Constable as “The greatest genius that ever touched landscape”?
12. Halal is the word used to describe food that is produced in such a way to make it permissible according to Islamic law; what word is used to describe food that is considered unlawful?
13. The inhabitants of which American state are known as 'Nutmeggers'?
14. Who did William the Conqueror appoint as his first Archbishop of Canterbury in 1070?
15. Who was the legendary king of Athens and father of Theseus who threw himself into the sea upon mistakenly believing that his son had perished during his mission to kill the minotaur?
16. Who was British Prime Minister at the time of the Peterloo Massacre and the Cato Street Conspiracy?
17. From 1984 to 1987, Pearl Jam's future guitarist Stone Gossard and bassist Mark Ament were both members of which early grunge band fronted by the future Mudhoney lead vocalist Mark Arm?
18. The nymphs of which insects produce cuckoo-spit?
19. At which Scottish golf course was the first Open Championship held in 1860?
20. The English folk song 'Johnny Todd' was used as the theme tune to which British TV series of the 1960s and 70s?
21. In EM Forster's novel 'Maurice', what is the name of the gamekeeper with whom the title character falls in love?
22. What is the name of the traditional Ashkenazi Jewish braided bread that is eaten on the Jewish Sabbath and other holidays when the eating of leavened bread is forbidden?
23. On which river does the Italian city of Verona stand?
24. What was the name of the week-long Roman winter festival dedicated to the god of agriculture?
25. Which rank in the Christian ministry takes its name from the Greek for 'waiter'?
26. In English law, the phrase 'time immemorial' refers to the time prior to the reign of which English King?
27. Who was the American singer and songwriter who wrote the famous folk song 'This Land is Your Land' in 1940 in response to Irving Berlin's 'God Bless America', which he considered unrealistic and complacent?
28. Commonly seen in insects such as crickets and grasshoppers, what name is given to the act of producing sound by rubbing certain body parts together?
29. Which Greek businessman became the first President of the International Olympic Committee in 1894?
30. What was the surname of the family featured in the American sit-com 'The Cosby Show'?
31. Sometimes referred to as Europe's first professional female writer, what was the name of the author, born in Venice in 1364, whose best known works include 'The Book of the Cities of Ladies' and 'The Book of the Three Virtues'?
32. Which drink did Ernest Hemingway describe as "...that opaque, bitter, tongue-numbing, brain-warming, stomach-warming, idea-changing, liquid alchemy"?
33. St Machar's, St Mary's and St Andrew's are three cathedrals in which British city?
34. What was the codename given to the spy Elyesa Bazna, a naturalised Turk of Albanian origin, who offered secret British documents to Nazi Germany during the Second World War?
35. Which book of the New Testament gives the number of the beast, usually said to be 666?
36. Coming to office in 1762, who was the first Tory Prime Minister?
37. In 1969, the singer-songwriter Steve Marriott left The Small Faces to form which group?
38. Which element has the highest melting point?
39.Camogie is the name given to the women's variant of which team sport?
40. Who was the only actor to appear in all 251 episodes of the American TV series 'M*A*S*H'?
41. In which river did the author Virginia Woolf drown in 1941?
42. Xingu is a popular beer produced in which country?
43. Which town in Denmark is home to the Lego Group and the original Legoland theme park?
44. In the 19th Century by what collective name were James Brine, James Hammett, George Loveless, James Loveless, Thomas Standfield and John Standfield known?
45. Which Christian feast is celebrated on the Thursday following Trinity Sunday?
46. Hastings Banda was the first Prime Minister of which African country?
47. Which song, released in August 1963, was the best selling single in the UK of the 1960s?
48. Which Dutch pathologist, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for physiology in 1929, demonstrated that beriberi is caused by a poor diet?
49. In 2007, the footballer Martin Reim equalled Lothar Matthäus’ European record when he won his 150th cap for which country?
50. The 1999 film 'Tea with Mussolini' tells the story of a young boy's upbringing in which Italian city?
Shall we see how you did? Let's:
7. HENRY ROLLINS
8. CHARLES MESSIER
10. TERRENCE RATTIGAN
11. JOHN ROBERT COZENS
16. EARL OF LIVERPOOL, ROBERT JENKINSON
17. GREEN RIVER
20. Z CARS
21. ALEC SCUDDER
26. RICHARD I
27. WOODY GUTHRIE
29. DEMETRIUS VIKELAS
31. CHRISTINE DE PIZAN
36. JOHN STUART, THE EARL OF BUTE
37. HUMBLE PIE
40. ALAN ALDA
44. THE TOLPUDDLE MARTYRS
45. CORPUS CHRISTI
47. SHE LOVES YOU
48. CHRISTIAAN EIJKMAN