NAMED AFTER...
1. Which planet in the solar system is named after the Roman messenger to the Gods?
 Mercury
2. Which Shropshire town is named after the civil engineer who built viaducts, roads and bridges in the area?
 Telford (after Thomas Telford)
3. The Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova was visiting which country in 1908, when she was presented with a fruit and cream merangue in her name?
 New Zealand
4. Which subatomic particle is named after the Greek for "first"?
 Proton
5. Named after four renaissance painters, what are the four names of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?
 Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Leonardo
6. Which town in Yorkshire has liquorice based sweets named after it?
 Pontefract (Pontefract cakes)
7. The Phillipines were named after which Philip II, king of which country?
 Spain
8. What is the full name of the owner of the company AMSTRAD?
 Alan Michael Sugar (AMSTRAD = Alan Michael Sugar TRADing)
9. Volgograd, a Russian city on the river Volga, was known until 1961 as what name?
 Stalingrad
10. Dame Nellie Melba the Australian soprano was ill in the London Savoy in 1893, and would only eat one thing that was later named in her honour. What was this?
 Melba Toast (Note: Peach Melba was inspired by her singing at Covent Garden)