Hello and welcome once again to the Tuesday Quiz. Over the coming weeks, you may find a large number of Eurocentric questions in the quizzes - revision, you see. The European Quiz Championships are held in November and I'm revising like mad. Hope you like this selection:
1. What was the name of the 19th Century Albanian author and poet, who worked for the British Consulate in his homeland, whose best known published works include 'The Truth of Albania' and 'A Historical Outline of Montenegro According to the Traditions of Albania'?
2. Which trademarked quality description of a group of cultivars of rapeseed variants was initially bred in Canada by Keith Downey and Baldur Stefansson in the 1970s?
3. What is the name of the least populous and easternmost state of Austria that joined from Hungary in 1921?
4. Which short-lived Kingdom was created by the Treaty of Aranjuez in 1801?
5. Who was the priest of Apollo in Greek mythology who was given a magical golden arrow that rendered him invisible and with which he rid plagues and gave oracles?
6. Who was the Christian Socialist Chancellor of Austria who was assassinated by Nazi agents in 1934?
7. The Deep Purple hit song 'Smoke on the Water' was inspired by a casino fire that occurred whilst the band were recording in which country?
8. The name of which brightly coloured marine fish is derived from the Cornish word for 'old woman'?
9. Which Australian snooker player was banned for eight years in February 2006 after being found guilty of match fixing?
10. In which English city was the 1960 film 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning', starring Albert Finney, set?
11. What is the name of the school in which the Muriel Spark novel 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' is set?
12. One of the oldest known cocktails was created by Antoine Amédée Peychaud in New Orleans in the 1850s and consists of Cognac, rye whiskey, absinthe, pastis, Peychaud's bitters and Angostura bitters; which cocktail?
13. Which historical region in eastern Germany derives its name from the Sorbian for 'swamps'?
14. Which battle of September 9AD saw the destruction of three Roman legions led by Publius Quinctilius Varus by an alliance of Germanic tribes led by Arminius?
15. According to the Bible, who was the mother of Moses?
16. The Sindic is the title given to the President of the parliament of which European country?
17. Which 70s rock group, who reformed in 1993, took their name from that of a steam-powered dildo in William S. Burroughs' novel 'Naked Lunch'?
18. Which pre-Socratic Greek philosopher, born in the city of Miletus in the 7th Century BC, is regarded as the 'father of science'?
19. In which sport is the Strathcona Cup awarded?
20. Which English television composer wrote the scores for the TV series 'The Avengers' and 'The Professionals'?
21. Which artificial language was created by Johann Martin Schleyer in 1880?
22. Founded in 1926 with the mission of celebrating and promoting cherries, the National Cherry Festival is held annually in which city in Michigan?
23. The Tara River Canyon, the deepest canyon in Europe, is located in which country?
24. Which Pope crowned Charlemagne as the first Holy Roman Emperor in 800AD?
25. Who is the patron saint of housewives?
26. In which US city was the United Nations Charter, that established the UN, signed in 1945?
27. Which Swedish alternative rock group had hits in the mid-90s with 'You and Me Song' and 'Hit'?
28. Which British engineer designed the Forth Bridge and the original Aswan Dam?
29. Which Dutch tennis player did Virginia Wade defeat in the 1977 Wimbledon Ladies' Singles Final?
30. Which British former heavyweight boxing champion was seen striking the huge gong at the start of the J Arthur Rank films?
31. What was the name of the 6th-7th Century Welsh-language poet who wrote 'The Gododdin'?
32. Known in South-East Asia as 'The King of Fruits', which fruit of the family Malvaceae is sometimes banned from aeroplanes and taxi cabs because of its offensive odour?
33. In which American state is the Lowell Observatory?
34. Napoleon was exiled to Elba in 1814 following the signing of which treaty?
35. Established in Iceland in the 1960s, what is the name of the polytheistic reconstructionism movement whose focus is reviving the Norse paganism of the Viking Age and is now officially recognised by several Scandinavian governments?
36. Eddie McGrady and Mark Durkan are current British M.P.s representing which party?
37. The pop group The Monkees were created for a television show on which American network?
38. Which order of fish, with a Greek name meaning 'hollow spine' and closely related to the lungfish, was believed to have been extinct since the Cretaceous period until a live specimen was caught off the coast of South Africa in 1938?
39. Who scored the only goal when Nottingham Forest defeated Hamburg 1-0 in the 1980 European Cup Final?
40. Which 1964 film starring Clint Eastwood was a remake of Akira Kurosawa's Japanese classic 'Yojimbo'?
41. Which 19th Century Russian composer was also a noted chemist, gaining great respect for his work on aldehydes?
42. Chewed by West African tribes before meals, which fruit, with the Latin name Sideroxylon dulcificum, was first documented in the West by the French explorer Des Marchais in 1725?
43. Khalka is the principal language spoken in which country?
44. Which English Queen was imprisoned for 32 years after she was accused of infidelity by her husband King George I?
45. The Kojiki is a sacred text of which religion?
46. What was the name of the governor of Texas who was in the same car as John F. Kennedy when he was killed in 1963?
47. Released in 1957, 'Butterfly' was the only UK number 1 hit single for which singer?
48. What name is given to the rate of temperature change observed while moving upward through the atmosphere?
49. Which annual sporting activity takes place at Cooper's Hill in the Cotswolds?
50. Who played the Bandit in the 1977 film 'Smokey and the Bandit'?
How did you do? Let's have a look:
1. PASHKO VASA
6. ENGELBERT DOLLFUSS
9. QUINTEN HANN
11. THE MARCIA BLAINE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
14. BATTLE OF TEUTOBURG FOREST
17. STEELY DAN
20. LAURIE JOHNSON
22. TRAVERSE CITY
24. LEO III
25. ST ANNE
26. SAN FRANCISCO
27. THE WANNADIES
28. BENJAMIN BAKER
29. BETTY STÖVE
30. BOMBARDIER BILLY WELLS
34. TREATY OF FONTAINEBLEAU
36. SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC AND LABOUR PARTY (SDLP)
39. JOHN ROBERTSON
40. A FISTFUL OF DOLLARS
41. ALEXANDER BORODIN
42. MIRACLE FRUIT
44. SOPHIA DOROTHEA
45. SHINTO (or SHINTOISM)
46. JOHN CONNOLLY
47. ANDY WILLIAMS
48. LAPSE RATE
49. CHEESE ROLLING
50. BURT REYNOLDS