1. Meaning 'hollow of the quern', what is the name of the Neolithic portal tomb in the Burren in County Clare?
2. Which Spanish explorer, credited with the discovery of the Mississippi River, died in modern-day Lake Village in Arkansas in 1542?
3. What is the English name for Tír na nÓg, the most popular of the Otherworlds of Irish mythology?
4. 'In varietate concordia' is the motto of which organisation?
5. According to Christian tradition, John the Apostle wrote the Book of Revelation while exiled on which island in the Aegean Sea?
6. Which Swedish canal links Gothenburg on the west coast with Söderköping on the Baltic Sea?
7. Leonardo da Vinci's 'Last Supper' is to be found in the refectory of the convent of which church and World Heritage Site in Milan?
8. 'The Sonnet' (1839) and 'Choosing the Wedding Gown' (1846) are among the most famous works of which Irish-born genre painter?
9. The construction of the Arch of Titus, that commemorates the sacking of Jerusalem and is located on the Via Sacra in Rome, was ordered by which Emperor?
10. Which Danish author's most famous work, internationally, is the 1992 novel 'Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow'?
11. Manufactured by the V&S Group, Absolut Vodka is a brand produced in which country?
12. Published in 1819, which historical novel by Sir Walter Scott was used as the basis of Gaetano Donizetti's most famous bel canto opera?
13. Which Spanish missionary, who according to the Catholic Church converted more people to Christianity than anyone since St Paul, died on Shangchuan Island off China in 1552?
14. In 2000, Italy lost their first ever Six Nations rugby match against which country?
15. What is the name of Cyprus' largest mountain range that has its highest peak at Mount Olympus?
16. Signed in 1995, the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina is better known as the Dayton Agreement, named after the town of Dayton near the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in which American state?
17. Singers Football Club took its name from the bicycle manufacturer whose employees founded the club in 1883. To what did the club change its name in 1898?
18. The Irish actress Harriet Smithson was the first wife of which French composer and the inspiration for his 'Symphonie fantastique'?
19. Which Pritzker Prize-winning architect designed the large metal and glass pyramid that serves as the main entrance to the Musée du Louvre in Paris?
20. Which is the largest city on the Danish island of Funen and the third-largest city in Denmark as a whole?
21. The Rhône and Saône rivers converge in centre of which French city?
22. Jasna Góra is a Pauline Fathers monastery and pilgrimage site located in which country?
23. Located in Switzerland, what is the name of the largest waterfalls in mainland Europe, measuring 150 metres wide and 23 metres high?
24. What was the name of the Sevilla and Spanish international footballer who died on the 28th August 2007, three days after suffering a series of cardiac arrests during a league game against Getafe?
25. And what was the name of the Benfica and Hungarian international footballer who died in similar circumstances after suffering a cardiac arrest whilst playing against Vitória S.C on January 25th 2004?
26. The masterpiece of the Italian painter and architect Giotto is often said to be his decoration of the Scrovegni Chapel in which Italian city?
27. Which 16th Century painter and architect wrote the 'Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects', a collection of biographies of famous artists?
28. Which Italian Renaissance architect designed the dome of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence?
29. Which 15th Century mathematician and architect wrote the short story 'The Fat Woodworker', that recounts a practical joke devised by Brunelleschi?
30. Which German physician founded and named homeopathy, the controversial form of complememntary medicine, in 1807?
31. Which novel by the Norwegian author Jostein Gaarder, published in 1991 and considered a basic guide to philosophy, consists primarily of a set of dialogues between Sophie Amundsen and the mysterious Alberto Knox?
32. Which Spanish mystic and writer, one of only three female Doctors of the Church - with St. Catherine of Siena and St. Thérèse of Lisieux - died on the night in October 1582 that the Catholic countries switched from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar, her date of death, therefore, variously being given as October 4th or October 15th?
33. The Finnish liqueur Lakkalikööri is traditionally made from which berry, Rubus chamaemorus, sometimes also known as the bakeapple?
34. Who was the youngest daughter of Frederick V, Elector Palatine, of the House of Wittelsbach and Elizabeth Stuart who would have acceded to the British throne upon the death of Queen Anne had she not died herself just three weeks before Anne?
35. Which German national daily newspaper, published by the Axel Springer AG company, was founded in Hamburg in 1946 by the British occupying forces?
36. Lake Peipus is a large fresh water lake that lies on the border between which two countries?
37. In September 2000, the stock exchanges of Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels merged to form which pan-European stock exchange that also has subsidiaries in Portugal and the UK?
38. The Pena National Palace and the Castelo dos Mouros are two of the main attractions in which Portuguese town that became a UNESCO World Heritage Site on account of its large array of 19th century Romantic architecture?
39. What is the name of the prize awarded by the European Parliament each December to honour individuals or organizations who had dedicated their lives to the defence of human rights and freedoms that was first awarded jointly to Nelson Mandela and Anatoly Marchenko in 1988?
40. If 'The Second of May 1808' is 'The Charge of the Mamelukes', then what is 'The Third of May 1808'?
And the answers:
1. POULNABRONE DOLMEN
2. HERNANDO DE SOTO
3. LAND OF ETERNAL YOUTH (or LAND OF THE EVER-YOUNG)
4. EUROPEAN UNION
6. GÖTA CANAL
7. SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE
8. WILLIAM MULREADY
10. PETER HØEG
12. THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR
13. ST FRANCIS XAVIER
15. TROODOS MOUNTAINS
17. COVENTRY CITY FC
18. HECTOR BERLIOZ
19. I.M. PEI
23. RHINE FALLS (or RHEINFALL)
24. ANTONIO PUERTA
25. MIKLÓS FEHÉR
27. GIORGIO VASARI
28. FILIPPO BRUNELLESCHI
29. ANTONIO MANETTI
30. SAMUEL HAHNEMANN
31. SOPHIE'S WORLD
32. TERESA OF ÁVILA
34. SOPHIA OF HANOVER
35. DIE WELT (THE WORLD)
36. RUSSIA & ESTONIA
39. SAKHAROV PRIZE
40. THE EXECUTION OF THE DEFENDERS OF MADRID (by GOYA)