Hello and welcome to the latest Tuesday Quiz. Hope you enjoy.
1. The most famous works of which 18th Century English painter include 'An Experiment on a Bird in an Air Pump' and 'The Orrery'?
2. 'An Omelette and a Glass of Wine' is the title of a book by which English cookery writer, who is considered responsible for popularising French and Italian cookery in British homes?
3. In which town in Hertfordshire would you find the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum?
4. In 1773, which of Captain James Cook's ships became the first recorded vessel to cross the Antarctic circle?
5. In Greek mythology, for his first labour Heracles had to slay which creature?
6. Which former Prime Minister of Luxembourg was President of the European Commission between 1995 and 1999?
7. Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe make up which British dance music duo?
8. In particle physics, what collective name is given to the force carrying particles such as gluons and photons?
9. The vallenato is dance that originated in which South American country?
10. Which 1968 film, staring Steve McQueen, was based on Robert L Pike's novel 'Mute Witness'?
11. 'Dyskolos' is the title of the only play that survives in its entirety written by which Greek dramatist?
12. The Ancient Greeks and Romans regarded which herb (Tanacetum vulgare) as a symbol of immortality?
13. Which Canadian Canal was opened in 1829 to allow ships to circumvent the Niagara Falls?
14. During World War II, by what name were members of The Yugoslav Royal Army in the Fatherland known?
15. Along with the Gospel of Luke, which other book of the New Testament is thought to have been written by St Luke the Evangelist?
16. Joseph Bamina, who was assassinated in 1965, was the Prime Minister of which African country?
17. Stevie Wonder originally wrote his hit single 'Superstition' for which guitarist and songwriter?
18. What is the name of the oval yellow spot found at the centre of the retina in the human eye that is specialised for high clarity vision?
19. In 1968, England's cricket team's Test series against South Africa was cancelled by the South African authorities after the inclusion of which black player in the England team?
20. Directed by Sheka Kapur, which 1994 film told the true story of Phoolan Devi, an Indian criminal who later became an member of parliament in India?
21. Which six-letter word is the only word in the English language to begin with the letters 'tm'?
22. Although often referred to as a nut, to which family of fruit do almonds belong?
23. Mount Korab is the highest peak in which European country?
24. What was the codename given to the initial landing operation of Operation Overlord in June 1944, the precursor to the allied invasion of Normandy?
25. Which religious denomination was founded by John Thomas in 1848?
26. Which controversial British politician committed suicide in 1822 by slitting his throat with a letter opener after, apparently, being blackmailed about a homosexual affair?
27. Which band did Jack Bruce leave to form Cream in 1966?
28. Who was the immunologist and pathologist who discovered the major blood groups and developed the ABO system of blood typing, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology in 1930?
29. Which English cricket captain also won the boxing gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1908?
30. What is the name of the remote Hebridean island upon which the 1973 film 'The Wicker Man' is set?
31. In which city is John le Carre's novel 'A Small Town in Germany' set?
32. What is the name of the highly seasoned French thick, creamy soup made from puréed crustaceans?
33. Founded by St Kevin in the 6th Century, in which Irish county could you visit the Glendalough monastery?
34. William Adelin, who drowned off the coast of Normandy in the White Ship disaster, was the only legitimate son of which English King?
35. Who was Pope during World War II?
36. Which is the USA's oldest state, having been the first state to ratify the American Constitution?
37. Jello Biafra was the lead singer of which American punk group?
38. Which bodily secretion is properly known as cerumen?
39. In 2002, which Turkish footballer scored the fastest goal in World Cup history after just 10 seconds in Turkey's third place play-off match against South Korea?
40. Released in 1962, which was the first of the 'Carry On...' films to be released in colour?
41. In the year 2000, which author became the first person writing in Chinese to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature?
42. Gorgonzola cheese is named after the small town of Gorgonzola on the outskirts of which Italian city?
43. In which English city could you cross the Palladian Pulteney Bridge?
44. First published in 1702, which was Britain's first regular daily newspaper?
45. By which English name is the Jewish festival of Purim commonly known?
46. Who was the German nobleman and diplomat who served as Imperial Chancellor of Germany in 1932 and as Vice Chancellor under Hitler from 1933 to 1934?
47. Who wrote the Sheena Easton hit single 'Sugar Walls' using the pseudonym Alexander Nevermind?
48. Deriving from the Turkish for 'black ear' because of its conspicuous black ears, what is the common name for the cat that is also known as the Persian or African lynx?
49. The Football Association was founded in October 1863 at which London inn?
50. Lamont Cranston is the human alter-ego of which comic book superhero?
Do well? Let's see:
1. JOSEPH WRIGHT OF DERBY
2. ELIZABETH DAVID
5. NEMEAN LION
6. JACQUES SANTER
7. BASEMENT JAXX
13. WELLAND CANAL (or WELLAND SHIP CANAL)
15. ACTS (OF THE APOSTLES)
17. JEFF BECK
19. BASIL D'OLIVEIRA
20. BANDIT QUEEN
24. OPERATION NEPTUNE
26. VISCOUNT CASTLEREAGH
27. MANFRED MANN
28. KARL LANDSTEINER
29. JOHNNY DOUGLAS
34. HENRY I
35. PIUS XII
37. DEAD KENNEDYS
39. HAKAN ŞÜKÜR
40. CARRY ON CRUISING
41. GAO XINGJIAN
44. DAILY COURANT
45. FEAST OF LOTS
46. FRANZ VON PAPEN
49. FREEMASON'S TAVERN
50. THE SHADOW