Hello again. Have you missed me? Here's your quiz:
1. Which famously misogynistic Roman satiric poet of the 1st and 2nd Centuries wrote 'The Woes of a Gigolo' and 'Roman Wives'?
2. Which famous Greek wine is flavoured with pine resin?
3. Lying on the border with Belgium and the Netherlands, which is the most westerly city in Germany?
4. What was the name of the Polish and Lithuanian national hero and general who led the 1794 uprising against the Russian Empire?
5. Who was the legendary Prince of Troy, and father of Aeneas, who was blinded by a flash of lightning for boasting that he had made love with the goddess Aphrodite?
6. Who was the Belgian socialist politician and former Prisoner of War who served as Belgian Prime Minister on three occasions between 1938 and 1949?
7. Under what name do the British electronic music duo Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons record?
8. The axilla is the medical name for which part of the body?
9. On which golf course did Tony Jacklin win the British Open in 1969?
10. Who played The Wizard of Oz in the 1939 film of the same name?
11. Which fictional detective made his first appearance in the 1977 novel 'A Morbid Taste for Bones'?
12. Named after a region in Slovakia, what is the name of the Slovak dish, also used in Hungarian and Austrian cuisine, of spiced white cheese made from a mixture of sheep and cow milk?
13. Which famous landmark is featured at the centre of the flag of Cambodia?
14. In which coastal town in Devon did William of Orange and his Dutch army land to fight the Glorious Revolution?
15. Which is the longest book of the New Testament?
16. Which is the only country in Europe to still use capital punishment?
17. Which Austrian psychologist and Holocaust Survivor, who founded logotherapy and Existential Analysis, wrote the book 'Man's Search for Meaning', chronicling his experiences in a concentration camp?
18. In astronomy, what term describes the point in the orbit of a planet or a comet at which it is farthest from the Sun?
19. According to tradition, all racehorses in the Southern hemisphere celebrate their birthday on what date?
20. Who wrote the short story upon which the film 'Brokeback Mountain' was based?
21. What was the pen-name adopted by the French novelist Henri-Marie Beyle?
22. What type of pasta takes its name from the Italian for a 'three-cornered hat'?
23. Which island separates the American and Canadian Niagara Falls?
24. Which ancient country, conquered by the Roman Emperor Diocletian in the 3rd Century, covered parts of present-day Serbia, Macedonia and Albania and had its capital at Damastioni and, later, at Naissus?
25. Which was the final battle of King Arthur, at which he was mortally wounded?
26. Who was the President of the USA when the Statue of Liberty was assembled in 1886?
27. Which indie group achieved their best British chart position in March 1996 when their song 'Being Brave' reached number 10?
28. Who was the Hungarian-born American physicist, who died in 2003, who is known as the 'father of the hydrogen bomb'?
29. Who became the first £1,000 footballer when he was transferred from Sunderland to Middlesbrough in 1905?
30. In the Popeye cartoons, what is the name of Olive Oyl’s brother?
31. In Jonthan Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels' what is the name of the island that is eternally at war with Lilliput?
32. Transnistria is a breakaway territory within the internationally recognised borders of which European country?
33. By what name was the Venezuelan city Ciudad Bolívar known prior to 1846?
34. What was the name of the American serial killer, nicknamed the Killer Clown, who was executed in 1994 for the rape and murder of 33 boys and young men?
35. According to the Bible, in which ancient city, in modern day Turkey, was Saint Paul the Apostle born?
36. In which city are the Headquarters of the International Red Cross?
37. Which song, released by Basement Jaxx in May 1999, was the only top ten hit of the 1990s to contain the word 'red' in its title?
38. Which scientist was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1922 for his application of quantum theory to the problem of atomic and molecular structure?
39. Which Italian became the first Formula 1 World Champion in 1950?
40. Set in the year 2027, which film by the Austro-German director Fritz Lang, became the most expensive silent film ever made when it was released in 1927?
41. Which artist, born in Paris in 1771 and star pupil of Jacques-Louis David, was appointed as official war painter by Napoleon?
42. How many ordinary wine bottles make up a melchior of Champagne?
43. What was the name of the language spoken by the Incas?
44. What was the name of the satellite that in 1971 became the UK's first artificial satellite in space?
45. According to the Bible, which handmaiden of Sarah was the mother of Ishmael?
46. Who was British Prime Minister at the time of the Boston Tea Party?
47. Which singer and songwriter produced the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band's only top ten hit 'I'm the Urban Spaceman' using the pseudonym Apollo C. Vermouth?
48. Which elementary particle was discovered in 1964 by Murray Gell-Mann and George Zweig?
49. Including the end zones, what is the standard length, in yards, of an American football pitch?
50. The 1980 film 'Coal Miner's Daughter', starring Sissy Spacek portrayed which country singer's rise to stardom?
I hope that was enjoyable. You may have noticed that the last two quizzes have been slightly easier; this is because the quiz three weeks ago was simply far too hard - the highest score I know of was fewer than half marks. Let's see how we do here:
4. TADEUSZ KOŚCIUSZKO
6. PAUL-HENRI SPAAK
7. THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS
9. ROYAL LYTHAM & ST ANNES
10. FRANK MORGAN
12. LIPTAUER (or LIPTOV)
13. ANGKOR WAT
15. ACTS (OF THE APOSTLES)
17. VIKTOR FRANKL
19. AUGUST 1ST
20. ANNIE PROULX
23. GOAT ISLAND
25. BATTLE OF CAMLANN
26. GROVER CLEVELAND
28. EDWARD TELLER
29. ALF COMMON
34. JOHN WAYNE GACY
37. RED ALERT
38. NIELS BOHR
39. GIUSEPPE 'NINO' FARINA
41. ANTOINE-JEAN GROS (or BARON GROS)
44. PROSPERO X-3
46. LORD NORTH (FREDERICK NORTH)
47. PAUL MCCARTNEY
50. LORETTA LYNN