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

Sheffield (Bramall Lane)
3/ Which seaside resort is associated with Squires Gate airport? Blackpool
4/ Which town provided the first winners of the English Football League?      Preston (North End)
5/ In which University town did Stephen Hawking study for his doctorate?          Cambridge
6/ Which French city is capital of the Hérault département? Montpellier
7/ In which University town did Stephen Hawking study for his first degree?      Oxford
8/ In which German city was the element Phosphorus discovered? Hamburg
9/ In 1963 Kings College, University of Durham, became an independent University in which city?     Newcastle-upon-Tyne
10/ Which English town was home to Wilderspool stadium? Warrington

                                      Mastermind Club Quiz
                                                 Number 14
                                          Set by Mel Kinsey

This was a picture quiz featuring English Cathedrals. The images were deleted in error and therefore unavailable....sorry


                                       Mastermind Club Quiz
                                                Number 15
                                Questions set by Mel Kinsey

1/ What was founded in 1953 by Chad Varah?     The Samaritans
2/ Who wrote the original tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears? Robert Southey
3/ Marilyn Monroe sang 'Happy Birthday, Mr. President' celebrating President Kennedy's birthday; what age was he due to celebrate? 45
4/ On what scale does a zero mean a person is exclusively heterosexual and a six a person is exclusively homosexual?

The Kinsey Scale (Sorry could not resist )
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?        Sir Roger Penrose
6/ The Annual Golden Spurtle is the World Championships in making what?         Porridge
7/ What does the word 'gnosis' mean in Greek? Knowledge
8/ Guldize is the harvest festival of people living in what part of Britain?     Cornwall
9/ To an Australian, what is an 'esky'? Portable Cooler or Ice Box
10/ Which mineral has a hardness of nine on Mohs scale? Corundum
11/ What does the Mongolic word 'dalai' mean, as in Dalai Lama? Ocean
12/ Which famous American was born in Duluth, Minnesota, in May 1941?     Bob Dylan
13/ What is a qirt? A Whip or Riding Crop
14/ Who played the character Charlie Sage in Carry on Sergeant? Bob Monkhouse
 15/ What did American architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Griffin design in Australia   Canberra
16/ The Curse of Scotland is a nickname used for which playing card?     The Nine of Diamonds
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?    Torture
18/ Branded the 'eternal Booker bridesmaid', who was shortlisted five times for the Man Booker prize between 1973 and 1998 but never won?       Beryl Bainbridge
19/ Which movie was John Wayne making when he won an Oscar for 'True Grit'?     Rio Lobo
20/ Which Oxford college did Margaret Thatcher attend? Sommerville

                                        Mastermind Club Quiz
                                                  Number 16
                                     Questions set by Tony Bell


1/ Australian cricket captains of the 1970s. Greg and Ian Chappell
2/ Princess and Farmboy, science-fiction movie series (F).
Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker
3. British Olympic Gold medallist rowers, 1992.

Greg and Jonny Searle
4/ Seattle psychiatrists (F). Frasier and Niles Crane
5/ Compilers of records.

Ross and Norris McWhirter (Guinness Book of Records)
6/ American aviators 1903. Orvill and Wilbur Wright
7/ New York chef and palaeontologist (F)

Monica and Ross Geller (Friends)
8/ Long jumpers, 1983 World athletics championships.

Carol and Carl Lewis
9/ WWII German anti-Nazi resistance leaders.

Sophie and Hans Scholl
10/ English broadcaster/TV executive and actor/film director.
Sir David and Sir Richard Attenborough
11/ Comic-strip psychiatrist and pumpkin lover (F).

Lucy and Linus Van Pelt (Peanuts)
12/ English football players, 1966. Bobby and Jack Charlton
13/ Massachusetts witches (F).

Hilda and Zelda Spellman (Sabrina the Teenage Witch)
14/ Scottish tennis players. Andy and Jamie Murray
15/ Scots-Icelandic broadcaster and comedy producer.

Sally and Jon Magnusson

                                         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? Falkirk
2/ Near which major Scottish town was William Wallace born (allegedly)?    Paisley (Elderslie)
3/ What is the County Town of Somerset? Taunton
4/ Which cathedral was burned by Alexander Stewart, The Wolf Of Badenoch?           Elgin
5/ In which year was the Battle Of Dunkeld? 1689 ( 21st August)
6/ RAF Cranwell is in which English county? Lincolnshire
7/ Which Scottish town was a centre for linoleum manufacture? Kirkcaldy
8/ Feldwebel Wolfgang Rosterg was murdered in which British P.O.W. camp?    Cultybraggan / Comrie (Camp 21) Perthshire
9/ In which current Scottish town is there a monument marking the start of the Roman, Antonine Wall?

Bo'ness (Bridgeness is the given location but this is an area of Bo'ness)
10/ Piers Gaveston was governor (briefly) of which Yorkshire castle?     Scarborough
11/ Which British landmark was opened on 14 May 1894? Blackpool Tower
12/ St Mary's Lighthouse is located to the north of which English town?     Whitley Bay
13/ Albert Dock Liverpool houses a statue to which singer?

Billy Fury
14/ Brother Walfrid is accredited with the foundation of which sporting organisation?       Celtic F.C.
15/ McCaig's Folly is in which Scottish town?     Oban
16/ Portobello is a suburb of which UK city? Edinburgh
17/ Mary Queen Of Scots was born in which Scottish palace Linlithgow
18/ Abbotsinch Airport is now known as what?   Glasgow Airport
19/ Inverness Cathedral is named after which saint? St.Andrew
20/ Which English 17th Century politician gives his name to a Scottish sporting arena? John Hampden (Hampden Park, Glasgow)

                                        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? Battle of Lepanto
2/ The National Diet is the parliament in which country? Japan
3/ Who wrote the 2012 Booker Prize winning book Bring Up the Bodies? Hilary Mantel
4/ How many cantons make up Switzerland? 26
5/ Which country only switched to the modern Gregorian Calendar on January 1, 1927?      Turkey
6/ Which animal is represented by the Oboe in Peter and the Wolf? A Duck
7/ Which American news anchorman of the 1960s and 1970s was often cited as 'the most trusted man in America'? Walter Cronkite
8/ In horse racing, which is the last of the five classics to be run each year, and its distance is also the longest? St.Leger
9/ What nationality was Carlos Caszely who received the first ever World Cup red card in 1974?    Chilean
10/ Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of what? Long words
11/ Which biblical measurement was approximately 18 inches?

A Cubit
12/ Father Christmas is known as Pai Natal in which European country? Portugal
13/ "Angels on horseback" are oysters wrapped with what? Bacon
14/ Which planet has a solar day of approximately 24 hours and 39 minutes, known as a sol? Mars
15/ Which country accounts for 70% of the world's platinum production? South Africa
16/ Who played Hefina Headon in the 2014 film Pride?

Imelda Staunton
17/ In 2012, who resigned as Conservativethe MP for Corby to spend more time with her family in New York City? Louise Mench
18/ David Beckham wore the number 23 shirt at Real Madrid in honour of which sporting legend? Michael Jordon
19/ Which family lives at 742 Evergreen Terrace? The Simpsons
20/ James Brine died in Ontario, Canada, in 1902 - he was a member of which group? The Tollpuddle Martyres

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