This be another friendly wot I wrote from last year. I am really spoiling you with two loads of questions in three days. And these questions are ALL my own. No looking through quiz books in desperation for the purpose of filler questions. Not like the besmirched one directly below this question set.
Unanswered questions answers, as per usual are underneath the Spares.
1 Which hero of classical myth was accidentally killed with a poisoned robe by his wife Deianira?
Hercules / Heracles
2 Recalling the African origin of its cocoa bean ingredients, which animal features in the logo of the Belgian chocolate-maker Cote d'Or?
3 Which classic jazz album by Dave Brubeck features the tracks Strange Meadow Lark, Pick Up Sticks and Take Five?
4 The 2013 Ridley Scott film The Counsellor has an original script written by which Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Road?
5 Who reprised his role as the Eighth Doctor Who in the 2013 webisode 'The Night of the Doctor'?
6 Whose poem 'Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College' features the phrase "ignorance is bliss"?
7 Originally called Julio Gonzalez, which French-based Spanish painter is known for such Cubist still-lifes as Violon et Guitare, which sold at auction for $28.6m in 2010?
8 The Casement Report outlined abuses in which free state, the private estate of King Leopold II?
Congo Free State
1 Warning against their machinations, which Roman's sixth Satire warned "who will watch the watchmen?" when talking with regards to women?
2 Which proverbial principle is embodied by the three monkeys named Mizaru, Kikazaru and Iwazaru?
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil
3 Which man - the first Jewish Prime Minister of France - ended up in Dachau but survived and served once more in the Fourth Republic?
4 Lord Hate-good, Pliable, Faithful, Formalist and Hypocrisy are characters in which 17th century book?
The Pilgrim's Progress
5 Advertised on TV by Charlize Theron, J'adore is a perfume by which fashion house?
6 The grandson of Mieszko I of Poland, which king received the last Danegeld and defeated Edmund Ironside at Assandun?
Canute I / Canute the Great / Knut
7 In 1902, the occultist Aleister Crowley and Oscar Eckenstein unsuccessfully tried to climb which Pakistani mountain?
8 What one-word title links the latest entry in the Call of Duty video game franchise and a play by Henrik Ibsen?
1 In the style of rugby union's All Blacks, what is the nickname of New Zealand's national football team?
2 Which two-word term describes a star when the core runs out of hydrogen leading to an expansion and cooling of its atmosphere?
3 Which architect's designs include the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia and the Stansted airport terminal building?
4 The Fauvist painter Andre Derain produced a painting of which London bridge in 1906?
5 In some Tarot card decks, The Hierophant is known by the name of which religious figure?
6 The England wicketkeeper Matt Prior plays county cricket for which club?
7 Which retailer is the world's third largest employer with 2.1m employees?
8 Tacloban City is the capital of which Philippine province?
1 At the 1978 World Cup, West Germany were defeated 3-2 in a match that became known as the 'Shame of Cordoba' by which team?
2 Born Johannes Bouwens, which Dutch singer had a global hit in 1975 with Paloma Blanca?
George Baker [Selection]
3 Who married Roxana of Bactria, Stateira II of Persia and Parysatis II of Persia?
Alexander the Great
4 The Oriental Small-clawed is the smallest species and the sea and the great the largest of which mammal?
5 Which American fashion retailer owns the Hollister brand and the Gilly Hicks lingerie chain?
Abercrombie & Fitch
6 A moshav shitufi is a type of cooperative village in which country?
7 The youngest noncommissioned American officer in history, Johnny Clem served as a 12-year-old drummer boy in which war?
US Civil War
8 In 1993, Tansu Ciller became the first and so far only woman prime minister of which country?
1 The historic centre of which Polish city is situated at the foot of Royal Wawel Castle?
2 Which division of General Motors introduced the Corvette sports car in 1953?
3 Which title links a 1964 Buffy Saint-Marie protest song and a 1992 film starring Jean Claude van Damme and Dolph Lundgren film?
4 A villain in the Bond film Live and Let Die, which loa of the dead in Haitian voodoo is married to Maman Brigitte?
5 The human body contains twice as much blood of which other fluid?
6 A Neo-Druid movement supporter, the physician William Price pioneered which funeral practice in Great Britain?
7 Born in 1842, which French composer is best known for such operas as Manon, Werther and Thais?
8 The Atash Behram, meaning 'fire of victory', is the highest grade of fire temple - the place of worship in which religion?
1 Which Russian composed his fourth symphony between 1877 and 1878 during the breakdown of his marriage to Antonina Milyukova?
2 Which Cornish fish pie is cooked as part of traditional celebrations for Tom Bawcock's Eve?
3 Which silent film star's debut movie role was in the 1917 short comedy The Butcher Boy alongside Fatty Arbuckle who played the title character?
4 Which late snooker player won the World Professional title at his first attempt, was the first winner at the Crucible Theatre and was the inaugural winner of the Masters?
5 Which Swedish band released the '90s albums Emmerdale, Life, and Gran Turismo?
6 What is the more common name of the disease osteomalacia when it occurs in children?
7 BRIAN the Robot appears in TV ads for which insurance price comparison website?
8 Which current Cabinet minister wrote a biography of William Pitt the Younger?
1 Enceladus is the only geologically active moon of which planet where active eruptions have been observed?
Saturn - hindsight repeat!
2 In a Roman public bath, if the caldarium was the hot bath and the frigidarium the cold bath, what was the warm bath?
3 The Sky Arts series A Young Doctor's Notebook stars Jon Hamm and which English actor as his physician character's younger, shorter version?
4 Who had a no.4 hit in 1986 when she sang the EastEnders theme tune in the song Anyone Can Fall in Love?
5 The Savannah is a domestic hybrid cat breed that is a cross between the domestic cat and which African wild cat?
6 Which charity for helping young people was founded by Prince Charles in 1976?
The Prince's Trust
7 What is the name of the youngest of Boris Johnson's three siblings?
Joseph / Jo
8 Owned by Pearson, which leading publisher of educational materials for schools is the world's oldest commercial imprint, having been founded in 1724?
1 Originally named Polarbjorn, the Arctic Sunrise is an ice-strengthened ship that was purchased by which organisation in 1995?
2 The cardoon is the wild variety of which flower vegetable, whose traditional cultivars include Romanesco, Violet de Provence and Verde Palermo?
Artichoke / Globe artichoke
3 Shared with the closely related perennial delphinium, which common name is given to the flower genus Consolida due to the shape of the calyx?
4 Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been president of which African country since 1979?
5 Richard Kay has stepped down as the gossip columnist of which newspaper after 10 years?
6 Atomic number 85, which of the halogens derives its name from the Greek for 'unstable'?
7 England's rugby union Head Coach, Stuart Lancaster, was Director of Rugby at which club before joining the national set-up in 2011?
8 Founded in 1999 by US computer science student Aaron Peckham, which user-edited online slang dictionary has become infamous for its many colourful entries and definitions? It uses the slogan 'Define Your World'.
T-back, V-string, Cheeky and, for men in Asia, Fundoshi and Kowpeenam are types of which undergarment?
Which mild-flavoured cheese is drained, but not pressed, so some whey remains and the individual curds remain loose? When pressed, it can become hoop cheese or pot cheese.
Founded in 1951, which Group is the oldest centre-right think tank and shares its name with an area of East London? Past chairmen include Geoffrey Howe and Norman Lamont.
The Bow Group
Which city, situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir, is home to the Giralda bell tower, the Plaza de Espana in the Maria Luisa Park and Cajasol Tower skyscraper?
Which Oscar-winning director played Leopoldo Pisanello in the 2012 Woody Allen film To Rome with Love?
Answers to The Unanswered
R1 3. Time Out
R2 5. Christian Dior / Dior
R3 4. Charing Cross Bridge / Hungerford Bridge
R3 5. The Pope
R3 8. Leyte
R5 5. Lymph
R6 3. Buster Keaton
R7 8. Longman
R8 4. Angola
R8 7. Leeds Carnegie