Welcome back for another fifty questions. I hope you like:
1. Which influential writer of the French Renaissance, who helped to popularise the essay as a literary form, is perhaps best remembered for his 'Apology for Raymond Sebond'?
2. Telegraph, Tokyo and King of the Ridge are all varieties of which vegetable?
3. Which lake and UNESCO World Heritage Site straddles the border between Macedonia and Albania?
4. At which battle, fought in August 1526, was Louis II, King of Hungary and Bohemia, defeated and killed by forces of the Ottoman Empire led by Suleiman the Magnificent?
5. Which Pope who reigned for thirteen days in September 1590 is the shortest reigning Pope in history?
6. Elected in 2005, Albert Pintat Santolària is the head of government in which European country?
7. Released by Elvis Presley in 1958, which was the first song to go straight to number 1 in the UK singles chart?
8. Hippotragus leucophaeus was an antelope that became, in around 1800, the first large African mammal to become extinct in historic times; what was its common name?
9. Which former Wimbledon men's singles champion was known as the Bounding Basque?
10. What was the first name of the cartoon character Mr Magoo?
11. Which famous Japanese architect designed the city plan for the Nigerian capital Abuja?
12. The mojito is a traditional cocktail that originated in which country?
13. In which American city could you visit the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial?
14. Lasting between 1804 and 1813, in which country did the first revolution to occur in Europe following the French Revolution take place?
15. Deriving from the Slavonic for 'assembly', which word is given to a council of bishops and other clerical and lay representatives representing the church in matters of importance?
16. In which country was the three time Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres born?
17. Which group's first hit was 'Apache' in 1960?
18. Who was the 18th Century Swiss mathematician and physicist, who published more papers than any other mathematician in history, who pioneered the theory of trigonometric and logarithmic functions?
19. In which Scottish town do Albion Rovers Football Club play their home matches?
20. Who played the title character in the 1969 film 'Isadora'?
21. What was the name of the 15th Century Florentine humanist and historian who is best known for his work 'On Civic Life'?
22. Which grain is alternatively known as Guinea corn or Egyptian millet?
23. Aletch Glacier, the largest glacier in continental Europe, is located in which country?
24. Which Italian city was the capital of the Kingdom of Etruria that existed between 1801 and 1807?
25. In Greek mythology, which Spartan king was the father of Helen and Clytemnestra?
26. In 1958, which German politician became the first President of the European Commission?
27. Born in 1943, what was the stage-name adopted by the singer and musician Roberta Joan Anderson?
28. Spica is the brightest star in which constellation?
29. During a Test Match against India in 1976, which English bowler was accused of rubbing Vaseline into the ball in order to make it swing better?
30. Which female country singer's life was dramatized in the 1985 film 'Sweet Dreams'?
31. What is the English title of Rossini's opera 'La Gazza Ladra'?
32. Which vegetable takes its name from the German for 'cabbage-turnip'?
33. What is the official currency of both Uganda and Somalia?
34. Which city was the capital of Moldavia between the 16th Century and 1861 and the capital of Romania from 1916 to 1918?
35. Which ancient Egyptian god was the son of Osiris and Isis?
36. Which early 20th Century British diplomat and MP is best remembered for his passionate support for Albanian independence and was subsequently offered the throne of Albania, which he declined?
37. Which American alternative rock band formed in Escatawpa, Mississippi in 1994 signed to Universal Records after their chart success with the song 'Kryptonite'?
38. Found exclusively in the Galapagos Islands, what is the name of the world's only lizard that hunts and forages in the sea?
39. Bando and Krabi-Krabong are martial arts originating in which country?
40. Who was the American animator who created Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny?
41. Which 20th Century French painter designed scenes for Diaghilev's ballets 'Les Fâcheux' and 'Zéphyr et Flore'?
42. Used when making tea, and deriving from the Russian for 'self brewer', what name is given the heated metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water in Russia, Iran and Turkey?
43. What is the capital of the Spanish autonomous region of Cantabria?
44. Fought on September 7th 1812, which was the largest and bloodiest single-day battle of the Napoleonic Wars, involving more than a quarter of a million soldiers and resulting in at least 70,000 casualties?
45. The Digambara Texts are sacred writings in which religion?
46. Who was the Democratic Presidential nominee who was defeated by George Bush Snr. in the American Presidential elections in 1988?
47. Which group, formed in Glasgow in 1996, took their name from a children's book written by the French actress and writer Cécile Aubry?
48. What is the name of the metal or plastic tubes fixed around the end of shoelaces?
49. Which American medial mogul created the Goodwill Games in reaction to the political troubles that surrounded the Olympic Games during the early 1980s?
50. Who wrote the musical 'Guys and Dolls'?
How was that? Do well? Let's see:
1. MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
3. LAKE OHRID
4. BATTLE OF MOHÁCS
5. URBAN VII
7. JAILHOUSE ROCK
8. BLUEBUCK (or BLUE ANTELOPE)
9. JEAN BOROTRA
11. KENZO TANGE
13. ST LOUIS
17. THE SHADOWS
18. LEONHARD EULER
20. VANESSA REDGRAVE
21. MATTEO PALMIERI
26. WALTER HALLSTEIN
27. JONI MITCHELL
29. JOHN LEVER
30. PATSY CLINE
31. THE THIEVING MAGPIE
36. AUBREY HERBERT
37. 3 DOORS DOWN
38. MARINE IGUANA
39. BURMA (or MYANMAR)
40. TEX AVERY
41. GEORGES BRAQUE
44. BATTLE OF BORODINO
46. MICHAEL DUKAKIS
47. BELLE & SEBASTIAN
49. TED TURNER
50. FRANK LOESSER