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Mstermind Club Quiz 2017

Number 7


Questions set by Mel Kinsey


                                        JFK Assassination Quiz


1/ In which Texas city did President Kennedy give his last speech, before boarding Air Force one to fly to Dallas?     Fort Worth

2/ At which Dallas airfield did Air force One land?  Love Field

3/ What was Jackie Kennedy’s reaction when presented with a bouquet by the wife of the mayor of Dallas?

“Red Roses from Texas"?  (The bouquet was a dozen Red roses, not Yellow, the state flower)

4/ In what make of car was President Kennedy riding in on the motorcade?     (Ford) Lincoln Continental

5/ From which floor of the Texas School Depository Building  were the fatal shots fired?     The 6th

6/ What make of rifle did Lee Harvey Oswald use to shoot President Kennedy?  A 6.5x5.2mm Mannlicher-Carcano 

7/ Whose home movie was the only filmed record of the assassination?    Jacob Zapruder (Graeme Jones has pointed out that there was another film by Orville Nix from the opposite side of the street)

8/ Who was the Governor of Texas  who was riding in the presidential  limousine with his wife and was wounded by the so called “magic bullet” ?     John Connelly

9/ Who was the secret service agent, riding on the second car running board, who ran forward and climbed onto the presidential limousine?      Clint Hill

10/ To which hospital was President  Kennedy  taken following  the shooting, Lee Harvey Oswald died there two days later?

Parkland Memorial Hospital

11/ After fleeing the School depository building, Oswald shot and killed a Dallas police officer. What was the officers name?


12/ What was the name of the cinema in which Oswald was arrested?    The Texas Theatre

13/ Who was the Federal judge who administered the oath of office to Vice President Lyndon B Johnson on board Air Force One?

Sarah T Hughes

14/ Which hospital was President Kennedy’s  body  taken for a post mortem ?    Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland

15/ Oswald was shot by nightclub owner Jack Ruby, what was Ruby’s given name?     Jacob Leonard Rubenstien

16/ Which future President served on the Warren Commision?

Gerald Ford

17/ Who was the New Orleans District Attorney who brought charges against the only person to be charged with plotting the assassination?     Jim Garrison

18/ Who was the person charged?

Clay Shaw, a New Orleans businessman. The jury took less than an hour to acquit him?

19/ Who was the Dallas Police chief at the time of the assassination

Jesse Curry

20/ Who officiated at the Requiem Mass for President Kennedy on Monday 25th November?

Cardinal Richard Cushing, Archbishop of Boston


Mstermind Club Quiz 2017

Number 8


Questions set by Mel Kinsey


1/ Which well-known pair live at 62 West Wallaby Street, Wigan?    Wallace and Gromit

2/ What is England's largest landlocked county?   Shropshire

3/ In which country will the 2018 Winter Olympics be held?  

South Korea

4/ Played by rapper Method Man, Cheese Wagstaff was the last on-screen character to die in which drama series?   The Wire

5/ Derived from a profession/trade, what is the English equivalent of the German surname Fassbinder/Fassbender?    Cooper

6/ In which sport was Yani Tseng of Taiwan ranked world No. 1 for 109 consecutive weeks from 2011 to 2013?  

 Golf  (Led the Ladies rankings)

7/ The album Stainless Style by Neon Neon – featuring Gruff Rhys of the Super Furry Animals – is about the rise and fall of which auto industry figure?   John DeLorean

8/ Composed of two main islands and with its capital at Basseterre, which is the smallest nation in the Americas?    St Kitts and Nevis

9/ In 2012, Joyce Banda was sworn in as which African country’s first female president?   Malawi

10/ In AD828 the relics of St Mark were taken from which city to Venice and placed in the new basilica?    Alexandria

11/ With which team did Manchester United draw 5–5 in Sir Alex Ferguson’s 1,500th and last game in charge? 

West Bromwich Albion

12/ Boris Becker contested consecutive Wimbledon men’s singles finals in 1988, 1989, and 1990, winning in 1989. Who was his opponent in all three matches?   Stefan Edberg

13/ Which veteran British actor, who died in April 2014, played Nikita Khrushchev, Beria, Manuel Noriega, Pope John XXIII, Mussolini, J. Edgar Hoover, and Winston Churchill?  Bob Hoskins

14/ According to a W.B. Yeats poem, of what wood should a magician’s wand be made? It is supposedly attuned to earth energies - hence shamans use it in diving and dowsing?   Hazel

15/ On stage collecting his Oscar for Best Director in 1998, which Canadian filmmaker and deep-sea explorer raised his statuette aloft and shouted "I’m the king of the world!"?   James Cameron

16/ In Fawlty Towers, what was Polly’s surname?      Sherman

17/ Invented in Holyoke, Massachusetts, in 1895, by YMCA phys-ed director William Morgan, which game was originally called Mintonette?      Vollyball

18/ Whose 1942 painting Nighthawks is unusual for the painter as it features four people, his works usually featuring fewer than that?     Edward Hopper

19/ “Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree’s shade, Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap, Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, The rude Forefathers of the hamlet sleep”. What was the name of the village in which these lines were written?   

Stoke Poges

20/ A Supermarine Rolls-Royce S6 was the first winner of which race, in 1929?

The Schneider Trophy


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