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Mastermind Club

 

Quiz 2019 

 

Number 1

 

Set by Mel Kinsey

1/ In Britain, a peeler is an old name for a policeman. What is a 
peeler in the USA? 

 

2/ Traditionally, on Boxing Day, cricket test matches start in which Australian city?     

 
3/ Which city was the capital of Spain until 1560?  

4/ What was the name of the plot to murder the entire cabinet of Lord Liverpool in 1820?     

 

5/ The Beach Boys’ 1979 song Lady Lynda uses a melody derived from which composer of classical music?  

 

6/ Which animal appears on the badge of Kent County Cricket club? 


7/ Which English King was known as Beauclerc?  

8/ In 1970 and 1973 Glenda Jackson was awarded an Oscar for Best Actress; name the films which earned her this award. 

 

9/ In 1902, the second winner of the Nobel Prize for medicine was the first Briton to win a Nobel Prize. Who was he? 

 

10/ Which circle of latitude forms a large part of the land border 
between Canada and the USA?   


11/ What name was given to the German Military Intelligence Service that existed between 1920 and 1945?    


12/ What was the name of the 1571 plot, which involved the Duke of Norfolk and the Bishop of Ross, to murder Elizabeth I? 

 

13/ In 1975 Jack Nicholson won an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in which film? 

14/ The first Rugby League Challenge Cup final was in 1897. Which teams played in this match?    

 

15/ Which English King was known as Bolingbroke?  

 

16/ What single word describes a sculptor’s small preliminary model? 

 

17/ Who co-wrote the TV sitcom Fawlty Towers with John Cleese and played the role of the chambermaid, Polly?    

 

18/ Who was the muse of astronomy?     

 

19/ What was the name of the Pope who, in 1532, excommunicated Henry  VIII?.    

 

20/ What was the name of the plot to murder Charles II and his brother (later James II) on their return journey from Newmarket races in 1683? 
 

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