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1. In 1440, the Italian humanist Lorenzo Valla proved that which Roman imperial edict, probably devised in the 8th or 9th Century, was a fake?
2. The 1929 cartoon 'Race Riot' is notable for being the first to be entirely produced and directed by Walter Lantz and featured which character created by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks prior to Disney's greater success with Mickey Mouse?
3. What is the name given to Hamburg's famous red light district?
4. Which creature, specifically, is the world's largest reptile?
5. In August 2007, Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship at the Southern Hills Country Club in which Oklahoma city?
6. Which work by the Italian Renaissance philosopher Giovanni Pico della Mirandola is often called 'The Manisfesto of the Renaissance'?
7. Which is the longest book of the Old Testament?
8. Which American astronaut, who landed on the Moon in 1972, travelled into space more times than any other astronaut during the 20th Century?
9. Prior to 2002, by what name was Liverpool John Lennon Airport known?
10. Which is the second largest of the Greek islands?
11. What is the name of the city in Virginia which, for one week, served as the last capital of the Confederate States of America?
12. Hohhot is the capital of which Chinese Autonomous Region that celebrated in 60th anniversary last month?
13. Abu Sayyaf is a militant Islamic separatist movement based in which country?
14. Known as Portugal's greatest poet, which author is best remembered for his epic work 'Os Lusíadas'?
15. In August 2007, 500 people were evacuated from the slopes of which active volcano on the Indonesian island of Siau when it began to spew out ash and lava?
16. "Mother died today" is the first line of which French novel of 1942?
17. Elton John's 1982 song 'Empty Garden' was written as a tribute to whom?
18. Which county cricket team plays its home games at Grace Road?
19. The Sheet Metal Donkey was the nickname given to the world's first practical all metal aircraft; who designed it?
20. In fear of the jealous wrath of his Queen, Hera, Zeus turned Io into which creature?
21. Croesus, famed for his wealth, was the king of which ancient kingdom?
22. In which American state is Hamburger University?
23. What nationality is the fisherman in Ernest Hemingway's novella 'The Old Man and the Sea'?
24. In which country were 85 protesters killed and more than 600 injured by the police forces during the July Revolt of 1927?
25. Who was the Liberal Party Senator for South Australia who was elected as the President of the Australian Senate in August 2007?
26. What was the name of the British light cruiser that was accidentally rammed by HMS Queen Mary in October 1942 with the loss of 338 lives?
27. Which 1993 BBC miniseries, with a soundtrack written by David Bowie, was adapted from a novel by Hanif Kureishi? It starred Naveen Andrews as the title character.
28. 'La Noire de...', 'Touki Bouki' and 'Guimba, un tyran, une époque' are three of the most important films in the movie industry of which African country?
29. What name is given to the young of a falcon?
30. Which pretender to the English throne landed in England in 1495 in an attempt to overthrow King Henry VII and was hanged as a traitor at Tyburn?
31. Which Flemish-Dutch painter, born in 1525, earned the nickname 'peasant' because of his practice of putting on disguises in order to take part in peasant gatherings?
32. In 1982, who became the first female jockey to complete the Grand National?
33. In 2001, which British rock group became the first Western act to play in Cuba for over 20 years?
34. In July 2007, Valdis Zatlers was sworn in as the third President of which country?
35. Which Pope ordered the execution of the Friulian miller Menocchio in 1599 after he was named as a heresiarch for his philosophical teachings?
36. Europe's most complete Neolithic village, which UNESCO World Heritage Site is located on the Bay of Skaill on Mainland island in the Orkneys?
37. What name is given to the uncut sideburns worn by male orthodox Jews?
38. Which Greek philosopher and naturalist wrote the 'Naturalis Historia'?
39. In the 1890s, who was the sportsman who played cricket for Sussex and England, football for Southampton and England and held the long jump world record?
40. Lake Scutari forms a natural border between Montenegro and which other country?
41. In 1993, who became the first female Prime Minister of Canada?
42. The story of which Greek mythological character has been told in a play by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, a film by Michael Cacoyannis and an opera by Richard Strauss?
43. What was the name of the 19-year old who was hanged for the murder of PC Sidney Miles in 1953 but who won a posthumous pardon in 1998?
44. In which German city was Charlemagne crowned the first Holy Roman Emperor in 800AD?
45. The 16th Century Italian poet Torquato Tasso is best remembered for which work in which he tells a fictionalized version of the battles between the Muslims and the Christians during the First Crusade?
46. Which very rare astronomical phenomenon occurred in the Western Hemisphere and parts of the Eastern Hemisphere on May 31 2007?
47. Which Roman Emperor founded the Flavian Dynasty in AD69?
48. In 1909, which author became the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature?
49. Which country has the International Vehicle Registration code 'RB'?
50. Who was the Archbishop of York who crowned William the Conqueror King of England?
And the answers:
1. DONATION OF CONSTANTINE
2. OSWALD THE LUCKY RABBIT
4. SALT WATER CROCODILE
6. ORATION ON THE DIGNITY OF MAN
8. JOHN YOUNG
9. SPEKE AIRPORT
12. INNER MONGOLIA
14. LUÍS DE CAMÕES
16. L'ENTRANGER (THE STRANGER or THE OUTSIDER by ALBERT CAMUS)
17. JOHN LENNON
19. HUGO JUNKERS
25. ALAN FERGUSON
26. HMS CURACOA
27. THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA
30. PERKIN WARBECK
31. PIETER BRUEGHEL (THE ELDER)
32. GERALDINE REES
33. MANIC STREET PREACHERS
35. CLEMENT VIII
36. SKARA BRAE
38. PLINY THE ELDER
39. CB FRY
41. KIM CAMPBELL
43. DEREK BENTLEY
45. LA GERUSALEMME LIBERATA (JERUSALEM DELIVERED)
46. BLUE MOON
48. SELMA LAGERLÖF