There's a bit of a German bias to this one:
1. The Federal Constitutional Court, or Bundesverfassungsgericht, is the German Supreme Court responsible for constitutional matters and is located in which city?
2. Named 'the Dog of the Century' in 2000, what was the name of the black Newfoundland that reportedly saved 27 people from drowning in Swansea's North Dock during the 1930s?
3. Which Jewish poet, born in Chernowitz in what was Romania (now Ukraine) in 1920, spent more than 18 months of World War II in a Romanian labour camp and committed suicide by drowning in the Seine in 1970?
4. Which scientific law states that the recession speed of a distant galaxy is directly proportional to the distance of the galaxy from the observer?
5. Formed in response to the rationalism of the Enlightenment and associated with the philosopher Johann Georg Hamann, what name is given to the German literary and musical movement that took place between the 1760s and the 1780s which portrayed individual subjectivity and extreme emotional expression?
6. ‘Millennium Approaches’ and ‘Perestroika’ were the subtitles of the two volumes of which “Gay Fantasia on National Themes”, later to be made into a television miniseries and an opera by Peter Eötvös?
7. In August 2006, the BBC reported that which city in eastern Germany has the lowest birthrate in the world?
8. Who was the captain of HMS Beagle when Darwin travelled aboard it to conduct his research?
9. Which author did George Eliot describe as “…the last true polymath to walk the earth.”?
10. Who played the title character in the 1957 film ‘The Admirable Crichton’?
11. Which German Dadaist and surrealist artist, whose best known works include ‘The Virgin Chastises the infant Jesus before Three Witnesses: André Breton, Paul Éluard, and the Painter’ and ‘The Elephant Celebes’, served in the German army during World War I and stated in his autobiography that he “…died the 1st August 1914”?
12. In 1971, which British aviatrix became the first woman to fly over the North Pole?
13. The German inventor and early filmmaker Max Skladanowsky and his brother Emil invented which early movie projector, used to display the first moving picture to be shown to a paying audience in November 1895 about two months before the Lumière Brothers' Cinématographe made its public debut?
14. The American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd were all shot dead by the FBI in which year?
15. The 2007 movie 'Rescue Dawn', starring Christian Bale and Steve Zahn, is the latest film from which German, whose directorial debut was the 1962 short film ‘Herakles’?
16. What was the name of the ship that arrived at Tilbury in June 1948 carrying the first large group of West Indian immigrants to the UK after World War II?
17. Designed in 1941 by the German engineer and computer pioneer Konrad Zuse, what was the name of the world's first functional program-controlled computer?
18. Which American poet was charged with treason for broadcasting Fascist propaganda during World War II and subsequently spent 12 years in a psychiatric hospital?
19. During World War II Operation Felix was the proposed name for a German/Spanish plan to seize what? It was scheduled to take place on January 10th 1941 but it was never executed.
20. Currently under construction and scheduled to be operational by 2011, at 1600 MWe the world’s largest nuclear power station is being built by France's AREVA and Germany's Siemens AG in which country?
21. Which British bird, that takes its name from the old Norse for 'foul gull' can squirt an evil-smelling stomach oil up to 2 metres to repel unwanted visitors?
22. What was the acronymic name of the German intelligence organisation, operative from 1921 until 1944, the full name of which translated into English as ‘Overseas Department/Office in Defence of the Armed Forces High Command’?
23. What was the name of the Canadian journalist and art critic who is best remembered as the executor of the estate of Oscar Wilde, with whom he had been lifelong friends?
24. On the Mohs scale of hardness, which crystalline form of aluminium oxide is used to define a hardness of 9.0?
25. Who was the German-born Dutch artist who painted portraits of both Charles I and Charles II as well as the famous 'warts and all' portrait of Oliver Cromwell?
26. In which fictional kingdom in Central Europe was Anthony Hope's novel ‘The Prisoner of Zenda’ set?
27. Berat, Elbasan and Fier are all counties of which European country?
28. At which German art school were the painters Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee and Josef Albers all lecturers?
29. In 1844, Samuel Morse used which four-word Biblical quote when he sent the world's first public telegraph message?
30. Which footballer was the subject of a hit single by The Others that reached number 36 in the charts in October 2004?
31. Designed by Tommy Flowers, what was the name of the computer that was used by British code breakers at Bletchley Park during World War II to read encrypted German messages, such as those from the Enigma machine?
32. Which ballet by Léo Delibes is subtitled 'The Girl with Enamel Eyes'?
33. Which train robber from the American Wild West was known as 'The Robin Hood of Texas'?
34. Which country did West Germany defeat in the final of the 1954 football World Cup?
35. What was the name of James Buchanan’s niece who acted as his First Lady during his tenure in office?
36. Mount Sněžka is the highest peak in which European country?
37. What name has been given to the heavy metal music developed in the German speaking world in the 1990s that combines heavily distorted electric guitar and percussion with deep, and often gothic, vocals? Important bands associated with the movement include OOMPH! and Rammstein.
38. ‘The Good Old Swedish Time’ is the name given to the period of history during the 17th Century in which country? It is so named because of the seeming benefits, such as the printing press and the establishment of universities, that came with Swedish rule.
39. David Lodge's 2004 novel ‘Author, Author’ is based on the life of which novelist?
40. In which German city is the Goethe Museum?
41. Regulus is the brightest star of which constellation?
42. Productions of which English-language play feature heavily in the plot of the Pedro Almodóvar film 'Todo sobre mi madre' (All About My Mother)?
43. At which battle of World War I was the German Admiral Maximilian von Spee killed?
44. Which Californian punk band collaborated with Buju Banton on the song 'Misty Days' from Banton's album 'Unchained Spirit'?
45. Which celebrated German scientist, who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1932, is best remembered for his uncertainty principle that states that there is a limit to the precision with which the position and direction of a particle can be simultaneously known?
46. Which English architect designed the international railway terminal at Waterloo Station and the Eden Project in Cornwall?
47. Which hill in Bodmin Moor is the highest point in Cornwall?
48. Known as 'The Angel of the Battlefield,' who was the American teacher, nurse and humanitarian who founded the American Red Cross in 1881?
49. Which French engineer invented the world's first passenger-carrying airship in 1852?
50. The Thomas Cup is a trophy awarded in which sport?
And the answers:
2. SWANSEA JACK
3. PAUL CELAN
4. HUBBLE'S LAW
5. STURM UND DRANG (or STORM AND STRESS)
6. ANGELS IN AMERICA (by TONY KUSHNER)
8. ROBERT FITZROY
9. JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE
10. KENNETH MORE
11. MAX ERNST
12. SHEILA SCOTT
15. WERNER HERZOG
16. EMPIRE WINDRUSH
18. EZRA POUND
23. ROBBIE ROSS
25. PETER LELY
29. WHAT HATH GOD WROUGHT
30. STAN BOWLES
33. SAM BASS
35. HARRIET LANE
36. CZECH REPUBLIC
37. NEUE DEUTSCHE HÄRTE (NEW GERMAN HARDNESS)
39. HENRY JAMES
42. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
43. BATTLE OF THE FALKLAND ISLANDS
45. WERNER HEISENBERG
46. NICHOLAS GRIMSHAW
47. BROWN WILLY
48. CLARA BARTON
49. HENRI GIFFARD