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                                      Mastermind Club Quiz
                                                  Number 13
                                                  
                                    Questions set by Tony Bell

(Tony has set these questions around his various House moves over the past years)

1/ Bank Quay station is in which English town?

 

2/ Which English city hosted its only Test match in 1902?


3/ Which seaside resort is associated with Squires Gate airport?


4/ Which town provided the first winners of the English Football League?    
5/ In which University town did Stephen Hawking study for his doctorate?  

 6/ Which French city is capital of the Hérault département?


7/ In which University town did Stephen Hawking study for his first degree?     
8/ In which German city was the element Phosphorus discovered?

 

9/ In 1963 Kings College, University of Durham, became an independent University in which city?    
10/ Which English town was home to Wilderspool stadium               

 

                                     Mastermind Club Quiz
                                                 Number 14
                                         Set by Mel Kinsey
     This was a picture quiz featuring 21 English Cathedrals. However the images were deleted in error and therefore not available .....sorry



                                       Mastermind Club Quiz
                                                Number 15
                                                
                                Questions set by Mel Kinsey

1/ What was founded in 1953 by Chad Varah?    


2/ Who wrote the original tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears?


3/ Marilyn Monroe sang 'Happy Birthday, Mr. President' celebrating President Kennedy's birthday; what age was he due to celebrate?


4/ On what scale does a zero mean a person is exclusively heterosexual and a six a person is exclusively homosexual?


5/ Who is played in the 2004 BBC TV movie Hawking by Tom Ward and in the 2014 movie The Theory of Everything by Christian McKay?      


6/ The Annual Golden Spurtle is the World Championships in making what?       


7/ What does the word 'gnosis' mean in Greek?


8/ Guldize is the harvest festival of people living in what part of Britain?    


9/ To an Australian, what is an 'esky'?


10/ Which mineral has a hardness of nine on Mohs scale?


11/ What does the Mongolic word 'dalai' mean, as in Dalai Lama?


12/ Which famous American was born in Duluth, Minnesota, in May 1941?    


13/ What is a qirt?


14/ Who played the character Charlie Sage in Carry on Sergeant?


 15/ What did American architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Griffin design in Australia  


16/ "The Curse of Scotland" is a nickname used for which playing card?    
17/ Captured in North Vietnam, American POW Jeremiah Denton repeatedly blinked his eyes in Morse Code during a forced 1966 television conference spelling out what word?   


18/ Branded the 'eternal Booker bridesmaid', who was shortlisted five times for the Man Booker prize between 1973 and 1998 but never won?      


19/ Which movie was John Wayne making when he won an Oscar for 'True Grit'?    


20/ Which Oxford college did Margaret Thatcher attend?

                                        Mastermind Club Quiz
                                                  Number 16
                                                   
                                     Questions set by Tony Bell

                                                    Siblings

1/ Australian cricket captains of the 1970s.


2/ Princess and Farmboy, science-fiction movie series (F).

3. British Olympic Gold medallist rowers, 1992.


4/ Seattle psychiatrists (F).


5/ Compilers of records.


6/ American aviators 1903.


7/ New York chef and palaeontologist (F)


8/ Long jumpers, 1983 World athletics championships.


9/ WWII German anti-Nazi resistance leaders.


10/ English broadcaster/TV executive and actor/film director.

11/ Comic-strip psychiatrist and pumpkin lover (F).


12/ English football players, 1966.


13/ Massachusetts witches (F).


14/ Scottish tennis players.


15/ Scots-Icelandic broadcaster and comedy producer.



                                         Mastermind Club Quiz
                                                    Number 17
                                                     
                                  Questions set by John Savage

20 questions which have a connection with John either through work, play or residency.

1/ Which Scottish Town is home to the Kelpies?


2/ Near which major Scottish town was William Wallace born (allegedly)?   


3/ What is the County Town of Somerset?


4/ Which cathedral was burned by Alexander Stewart, The Wolf Of Badenoch?          

 

5/ In which year was the Battle Of Dunkeld?


6/ RAF Cranwell is in which English county?


7/ Which Scottish town was a centre for linoleum manufacture?


8/ Feldwebel Wolfgang Rosterg was murdered in which British P.O.W. camp?   


9/ In which current Scottish town is there a monument marking the start of the Roman, Antonine Wall?


10/ Piers Gaveston was governor (briefly) of which Yorkshire castle?   


11/ Which British landmark was opened on 14 May 1894?


12/ St Mary's Lighthouse is located to the north of which English town?    
13/ Albert Dock Liverpool houses a statue to which singer?


14/ Brother Walfrid is accredited with the foundation of which sporting organisation?     

 
15/ McCaig's Folly is in which Scottish town?    


16/ Portobello is a suburb of which UK city?


17/ Mary Queen Of Scots was born in which Scottish palace


18/ Abbotsinch Airport is now known as what? 


19/ Inverness Cathedral is named after which saint?


20/ Which English 17th Century politician gives his name to a Scottish sporting arena?

                                        Mastermind Club Quiz
                                                   Number 18
                                                    
                                  Questions set by Mel Kinsey

1/ Which battle of 1571 marked the end of the Ottoman naval supremacy in the Mediterranean?


2/ The National Diet is the parliament in which country?


3/ Who wrote the 2012 Booker Prize winning book Bring Up the Bodies?
4/ How many cantons make up Switzerland?


5/ Which country only switched to the modern Gregorian Calendar on January 1, 1927?     
6/ Which animal is represented by the Oboe in Peter and the Wolf?


7/ Which American news anchorman of the 1960s and 1970s was often cited as 'the most trusted man in America'?


8/ In horse racing, which is the last of the five classics to be run each year, and its distance is also the longest?


9/ What nationality was Carlos Caszely who received the first ever World Cup red card in 1974?   


10/ Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of what?


11/ Which biblical measurement was approximately 18 inches?


12/ Father Christmas is known as Pai Natal in which European country?
13/ "Angels on horseback" are oysters wrapped with what?


14/ Which planet has a solar day of approximately 24 hours and 39 minutes, known as a sol?


15/ Which country accounts for 70% of the world's platinum production?


16/ Who played Hefina Headon in the 2014 film Pride?

 

17/ In 2012, who resigned as Conservativethe MP for Corby to spend more time with her family in New York City?


18/ David Beckham wore the number 23 shirt at Real Madrid in honour of which sporting legend?


19/ Which family lives at 742 Evergreen Terrace?


20/ James Brine died in Ontario, Canada, in 1902 - he was a member of which group?

        

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