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                                             Mastermind Club Quiz
                                                       Number 31
                                    Questions set by  Mel Kinsey
              A set of questions on the first 15 Presidents of the USA

1/ George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States on 30th April 1789. What words did he add to the oath of office, to those specified?

2/ John Adams defended British soldiers accused of taking part in which historic event?

3/ Thomas Jefferson in 1801 successfully asked Congress for a declaration of war against who? It was the first foreign war fought by the United States?

4/ James Madison is known as “The Father of the Constitution” after promoting and drafting what?

5/ James Monroe was wounded in which battle of the War of Independence?f

6/ John Quincey Adams wife Louisa Catherine Johnson was the only First Lady born outside the United States, in which city was she born in 1775?

7/ Andrew Jackson presided over the Indian removal act of 1830, which led to the removal of Native Americans from their traditional lands to lands west of the Mississippi. What name has this been given to this exodus?

8/ Martin Van Buren’s nickname gave the world which expression?

9/ William Henry Harrison led his troops to victory over which Indian chief in the Battle of Tippecanoe in 1811?

10/ John Tyler,was the first Vice President to ascend to the Presidency, following the death of W.H.Harrison after just 31 days in office, is the only President not to have his death officialy recognised by Washington, why?

11/ James Knox Polk won the 1844 Presidential election, defeating which 3 time beaten Whig candidate, a strong proponent of the “American System”?

12/ Zachary Taylor was elected President in 1848, largely due to his victory in which battle of the Mexican War?

13/ Millard Fillmore, a Whig, was the candidate of which party in the 1856 Presidential election?

14/ Franklin Pierce is the only President to date to be a native of which state?

15/ James Buchanan was the only President who never married. What was the name of his niece who acted as the White House hostess?

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                                                        Number 32

                                     Questions set by Neil Wright

          Neil's first quiz is on the subject of Microbiology.....enjoy

1) Who won a Best Actor Oscar in 1936 for the title role in The Story of Louis Pasteur?

2) What small extra-nuclear loops of DNA can be used by bacteria to transfer genes for antibiotic resistance?

3) What live virus did Edward Jenner use to vaccinate against smallpox?

4) Which infectious intestinal disease is divided into three main types dependent on the causative organism: - bacterial, amoebic and balantidal?

5) What is the more common name for Schistosomiasis, a disease sometimes caught after swimming in infested rivers and lakes in Africa?

6) What name is given to a device used to sterilise material using steam at high pressure and temperature in a sealed chamber?

7) Which epidemic louse-borne disease is caused by the intracellular bacterium Rickettsia prowazeki and is sometimes called “gaol fever”?

8) The causative organism of which respiratory disease was, in the past, sometimes known as Koch’s bacillus, after it’s discoverer, Robert Koch?

9) And which disease is caused by the organism sometimes known as Hansen’s bacillus, after it’s discoverer in 1873?

10) Epstein-Barr virus is the cause of infectious mononucleosis, more commonly known as what?

11) MRSA, the multiple antibiotic resistant organism, stands for ……….. Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. What is the missing word?

12) Which genus of curved or spiral bacteria, particularly associated with chickens, was only isolated in the 1970’s but is now recognised as one of the principal causes of food poisoning in the UK?

13) Most living things can be divided into two groups. The higher organisms, such as animals, plants, fungi and protozoa are called eukaryotes. What name is given to the group containing blue-green algae and bacteria?

14) Which spongiform encephalopathy, similar to B.S.E.(“mad cow disease”) in cattle and Creutzfeld-Jacob disease in humans, primarily affects sheep?

15) And which similar disease is found in tribes of cannibals in New Guinea, presumed to be from eating the brains of the dead?

16) Which viral haemorrhagic fever was first isolated in 1969 from the Nigerian village of the same name?

17) Which microbiologist is credited with developing the first vaccines for anthrax and rabies?

18) Alexander Fleming is generally credited with the discovery of penicillin, but with which two other scientists did he share the 1945 Nobel prize for Physiology or Medicine, for their role in developing the drug for clinical use?

19) Fascioliasis, caused by the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica, has been particularly linked in the past with eating which (unwashed) salad vegetable?

20) An outbreak of typhoid fever in Aberdeen in 1964 was linked to tins of which imported foodstuff?

21) Undulant fever, also known amongst other pseudonyms as Malta fever, is an alternative name for which disease caught by drinking unpasteurised milk?

22) What often fatal form of food poisoning is particularly associated with a toxin found in inadequately prepared home-canned foodstuffs and which has found uses in other fields?

23) What is the name of the glass or now, almost invariably, plastic receptacle used for agar plates to culture bacteria?

24) Weil’s disease, sometimes occurring in sewage workers and associated with rat’s urine, is a common pseudonym for which disease?

25) The last recorded case of smallpox in the UK (and also the world?) occurred in 1978 when Mrs. Janet Parker, a medical photographer, died from what is believed to have been a laboratory acquired infection. At which UK university did this occur?

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                                                   Number 33

                                     Questions set by Tony Bell

Sporting Politicians - Identify the following sportsmen who have all held political office

1. Olympic Finalist 4x100m 1964

2. World record holder and Olympic Silver Medallist 1500m 1968

3. Olympic Silver Medallist Rowing 1980

4. Olympic Champion 1500m 1980 and 1984

5. Olympic Champion 4x100m 1936

6. Olympic Champion Decathlon 1948 and 1952

7. Cricket World Cup winner 1992

8. West Indies fast bowler 1960

9. World record holder and Olympic Finalist 5000m 1952

10. World Heavyweight Boxing Champion 2012

11. Olympic Gold Medallist Basketball 1964

12. Olympic Bronze Medallist 1500m 1956

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                                               Number 34

                             Questions set by  Mel Kinsey

    A set of questions on the 16th to 32nd. Presidents of the USA

1/ Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on the 14th April 1865, while watching which play at Fords theatre in Washington?

2/ Andrew Johnson is the only President to hold which position after his presidency?

3/ Ulysses S Grant In July 1863, after a series of coordinated battles, defeated Confederate armies and seized which city giving the Union control of the Mississippi River?

4/ Rutherford Hayes and his wife were both supporters of the Temperance Movement and banned alcohol from the White House as a result what nickname was given to Mrs. Hayes by Washington society?

5/ James Garfield was shot at the Sixth Street Station of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad on the 2nd of July by who?

6/ Chester Arthur performed the opening ceremony on 24th May 1883 of which American landmark?

7/ Grover Cleveland on the 2nd of June 1886 became the first US President to do what?

8/ Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd President was what relation to William Henry Harrison, the 9th President?

9/ William McKinley was the last President to wear “The Bloody Shirt”. To what did this refer?

10/ Theodore Roosevelt ran as a third party candidate in the 1912 Presidential election. The party became known as the “Bull Moose” party, but what was its official name?

11/ William Howard Taft is the only former President to serve as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Which President appointed him in to the post?

12/ Woodrow Wilson who won the 1912 Presidential election, did not hold public office until becoming Governor of which state in 1910?

13/ Warren G Harding had died in office before the great scandal of his administration came to light. This involved his Secretary of the Interior, selling naval oil reserves to private oil companies. What name, based on the Wyoming location of the reserve is given to the scandal?

14/ Calvin Coolidge, succeeded to the Presidency on the death of Harding in 1923. Who administered the oath of office as Coolidge was sworn in as president?

15/ Herbert Hoover served as head of the U.S. Food Administration during World War I, and became internationally known for humanitarian relief in which war torn country?

16/ Franklin Roosevelt was the only President to win 4 Presidential elections in 1932,1936, 1940 and 1944. Name his 4 opponents in those elections.

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                                                      Number 35

                                        Questions set by  Mel Kinsey

1/ In what year was the first LASER built?

2/ A mutiny on which ship was integral to the Russian revolution of 1905?

3/ The molecular structure of DNA was identified in 1953 by which two people?

4/ Mark Rylance won the 2016 BAFTA for Best Leading Actor for his role in which TV drama?

5/ In the film Frozen, who played the voice of Anna?

6/ which actress and in which film, said "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night!" ?

7/ Who played the character Janice Battersby in Coronation Street ?

8/ In the Thomas the Tank Engine series, The Fat Controller is the head of the railway, what is his name?

9/ Julia Gillard, the Australian Prime Minister between 2010 and 2013 was born in which country?

10/ What is the largest lake wholly in Canada?

11/ Which British architect designed the striking Reichstag glass dome in Berlin ?

12/ What is the name of the Indian sport where a player from one side has to touch an opponent and escape back to his own half?

13/ Known as 'the father of genetics' this Austrian monk discovered the basic principles of hereditary. What was his name?

14/ Which Iranian born physician composed both the Book of Healing and The Canon of Medicine, among some of the most famous books in the history of medicine?

15/ Thom Yorke is the lead singer of which English band that formed in Oxfordshire in 1985?

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                                                Number 36

                                    Questions set by  Tony Bell

Sportspeople who voluntarily changed nationality (does not include German reunification, dissolution of USSR etc), identify from initials

RF. Chess Player - USA to Iceland.

BL. Middle Distance runner - Kenya to USA.

FM. Long jumper - Great Britain to Italy.

LR. Cricketer - Australia to New Zealand.

VM. Marathon runner - France to Great Britain.

AB. Distance runner - Mexico to USA.

KW. Cricketer - South Africa to Australia.

MG. Alpine Skier - Austria to Luxembourg.

CF. Cycling - Kenya to Great Britain.

VA. Short Track Speed Skater - Korea to Russia.

GR. Tennis Player - Canada to Great Britain.

LL. Boxer - Canada to Great Britain.

MN. Tennis Player - Czechoslovakia to USA.

AP. Judoka - Great Britain to France.

KK. Marathon runner - Morocco to USA.

Mastermind Club Quiz

                                                Number 37

                                  Questions set by Paul Emerson

1. What product is the town of Buxton famous for?

2. What is the name of the highest point in Derbyshire?

3. Who or what is Blue John?

4. Most Derbyshire villages celebrate what custom annually?

5. What is the name of the Derbyshire Parish Church that is noted for its crooked spire?

6.What connection has Ladybower reservoir with World War Two ?

7. Which Derbyshire Village has a connection with the Nursery Rhyme Ring a ring a roses?
8. What connection has Chatsworth House with the Mitford Sisters?

9. In Hathersage which grave can be found said to be associated with Robin Hood?

10. How did Cromford influence the future of the textile industry ?

11. In Derbyshire what route does the Tissington Trail follow?

12. What particular building in Buxton reminds you of Bath?

13. Where in Derbyshire does the world`s oldest Club Sheffield FC founded in 1857 currently play?

14. What connection does Derby Football Club with the historical Industry of the area?

15.Reputed to be the oldest hotel in England which historical royal was put under house arrest in the Od Hall Hotel in Buxton 1576-1578?

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