Mastermind Club

Quiz 2022- 12

General Knowledge

Set by Mel Kinsey


1/ “I’ve told you a hundred times and be careful,” ” it’s a jungle out there” are both examples of which figure of speech?


2/ Always True to You in My Fashion, Begin the Beguine, I Get a Kick Out of You and I’ve Got You Under My Skin were all composed by which prolific American songwriter?

Cole Porter

3/ The biggest selling album of the 1960s in the USA was the soundtrack to which film?

West Side Story

Leeds Rhinos’ scrum-half Richie Myler has recently split with which former Blue Peter presenter?

Helen Skelton

5/  Name the three countries of the world with only four letters in their name that also have four letters in their capital’s name? 

FIJI (Suva), PERU (Lima) &  TOGO (Lomé)

6/ What name is given to the vertical groove between the base of the nose and the border of the upper lip?


7/ Which darts player won the 2020 Premier League Darts title at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry? He’d previously won the BDO World Darts Championship three times consecutively from 2017 to 2019.

Glenn  Durant

8/  In Jerome K Jerome’s 1889 book Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), what is the name of the dog?


9/  Which French city has been home to the headquarters of the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) since 1989?


10/  Which is the largest lake in Italy?

Lake Garda

11/  Which player is the most capped Australian rugby league player, playing in 59 internationals between 1998 and 2011? He is also the Kangaroos’ leading try scorer with 35 tries?

Darren Lockyer

12/ According to Daniel Defoe, where was Moll Flanders born?

Newgate Prison

  1. Which English stand-up comedian, actor, writer and political activist was born in the Colony of Aden (now Yemen) on February 7, 1962?

Eddie Izzard

14/ According to William Shakespeare, who killed the nobleman Count Paris and a hot-headed young man named Tybalt?

Romeo Montague

15/ From which country does the dry, firm and very salty Cotija cheese come?


16/ First produced in 1862, the Köchel catalogue, or Köchel-Verzeichnis is a chronological catalogue of compositions by which composer?

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

17/  Who is the current holder of the royal title of Duke of Edinburgh?

Prince Charles

18/  What name is given to the mountainous plateau in southern France that covers almost 15 per cent of the country?

Massive Central

19/  Which 1979 science fiction–horror film was advertised with the tag-line “In space, no one can hear you scream?”


20/ After Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, who, in November 1969, was the third man to walk on the Moon?

Pete Conrad

21/  Which German-born philosopher wrote the book Critique of Pure Reason, first published in 1781?

Immanuel Kant

22/  The American crime drama television series Breaking Bad that aired between January 2008 and September 2013, was filmed and set in which US state?

New Mexico (Albuquerque)

23/ Which art movement with practitioners including Tristan Tzara, was said to be named after a French term for a hobby horse?

Dada or Dadaism

24/  Which Scots sprinter won the men’s 100 metres gold medal at the 1980 Moscow Olympics?

Allan Wells

25/  What four-letter name is given to the short tail of a hare, rabbit or deer?