Mastermind Club

Quiz 2021

Number 9

General Knowledge

Set by Mel Kinsey



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1/ Which capital city translates as ‘Capital’ in its native tongue?   

    Seoul (South Korea)

2/ Which fictional detective appeared for the first time in the 1977 book, Quiet as a Nun

Jemima Shore (in the books by Antonia Fraser)  

3/ Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport is a national airport in which city?  

Little Rock

4/ Meghan is the second name of the Duchess of Sussex – what is her actual first name?    

Rachel

5/ The Fall of Constantinople marked the end of which Empire?   

Byzantine Empire

6/  What is the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet?  

Mu

7/  The đồng has been the currency of which country since 1978?   

Vietnam

8/  Which artist painted Girl with a Pearl Earring?  

 Johannes Vermeer

9/  How many letter ‘e’ tiles are there in Scrabble?   

12

10/ The Fitzwilliam Museum is an art and antiquities museum in which city?  

Cambridge

11/  What was the name of the inn in Treasure Island?    

Admiral Benbow

12/ Which Hollywood actress, who died in 1990, was born Ruby Catheine Stevens?    

Barbara Stanwyck

13/  Which city is the largest French-speaking city in the world?   

Kinshasa

14/  Which Italian university, founded in 1088, is the oldest university in continuous operation in the world?    

Bologna University

15/  Which city’s underground, locally known as subte, is the oldest underground system in the Southern Hemisphere?   

Buenos Aires

16/  Who stood down from their Henley constituency at the 2001 election to be succeeded by new Member of Parliament Boris Johnson?    

Michael Heseltine

17/  Who got married on November 21, 1990, in Bali, Indonesia, to discover years later that they were never officially married? 

Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall

18/  What’s the name of the group of English writers in the early 20th century that included Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster as members?     

The Bloomsbury Group

19/  Which dynasty ruled Egypt from 305 to 30 BC and was the last dynasty of ancient Egypt?   

Ptolemaic dynasty

20/ Which dance is also the often used collective known for a group of rattlesnakes?    

Rhumba

21/  Who in 1966 wrote the song “This Is My Song”, which became a Number One hit for Petula Clarke?    

 Charlie Chaplin

22/  The siege of Sidney Street in 1911 was a gunfight in the East End of London between a combined army and police force and two revolutionaries from which country?  

 Latvia 

23/ Which US President was assassinated in 1881?       

James Garfield

24/ Behind Everest and K2, what is the world’s 3rd highest mountain?

25/ At the first Academy Awards in 1929, which film won the award for Best Picture?

Kanchenjunga

Wings