Mastermind Club

Quiz 2022
Number 15

Subject Music Mix

Set by Mel Kinsey



1/ Based on a 1911 play by Edward Knoblock, the 1953 musical ‘Kismet’ with lyrics and musical adaptation by Robert Wright and George Forrest and set in a fictional Baghdad in the times of th Arabian Night, features heavily the music of which Russian composer, a member of the Mighty Handful?  

Alexander Borodin  

2/ Originally recorded by the Troggs, which group had a UK No.’ hit in 1994 with a cover version of ‘Love Is All Around’, for the soundtrack of the movie ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’?   

Wet Wet Wet

3/ Revolving around the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with the 19-year old performer Sally Bowles, which 1966 Broadway musical is based on the short novel ‘Goodbye to Berlin’ by the English-American novelist Christopher Isherwood?    


4/ First released as a single in Sweden in 1987, ‘It Must Have Been Love’ by Roxette was re-released in 1990 as part of the soundtrack of which popular movie?  

Pretty Woman

5/ Created through the ITV talent show Top Stars : The Rivals’ in 2002, which pop girl group (comprising Cheryl Cole and Nadine Coyle amongst others) reached No.1 on the UK charts with their debut single ‘Sound of the Underground’? 

Girls Aloud

6/ From the Bolognese meaning `little goose’, which ancient wind musical instrument was reinvented in its modern form by Giuseppe Donati? Its name also features in the title of a 1998 Nintendo 64 video game – the 5th in the `Legend of Zelda’ series. 


7/ First performed in New York City in 1951, which composer wrote the one-act opera Amahl and the Night Visitors’, about a crippled boy who was visited by the three Magi one night?  

Gian Carlo Menotti

8/ During a period of time in the mid- 1980s, the British pop group Duran Duran consists of three members who shared what surname, but were all unrelated to one another?   


9/ Which artiste, who embarked on world tours with name such as Tour of the Mongoose (2002-3) and The Sun Come Out World Tour (2010-n)? She sang the official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup – `Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)’.  


10/ Born 1893 in Glamorgan, Wales, which composer and actor had his first big hit with the 1914 patriotic song ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning’? Known for his musicals such as ‘Glamorous Night’, ‘The Dancing Years’ and `King’s Rhapsody’, he gives his name to the annual award presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors 

Ivor Novello

11/ In 1980, after the suicide of vocalist Ian Curtis, the surviving members of which rock band regrouped and formed New Order? 

Joy Division

12/ Performed by Kyu Sakamoto, the 1961 song `Ue 0 Muite Aruko’ (I Look Up As I Walk’) is better known by what one-word alternative title in Anglophone countries? The word, which actually refers to a dish of cooked beef, has no obvious relevance to the song’s lyrics.  


13/ What is the nationality of the singer-songwriter Bjork?  


14/ The musical ‘West Side Story’, which premiered in 1957, is based on which of Shakespeare’s plays? 

Romeo & Juliet

15/ Which 80s electronic pop duo consists of Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe?  

Pet Shop Boys

16/ Which French electronic music duo won the Grammy for Best Album in 2014 with ‘Random Access Memories’?  

Daft Punk

17/ With a total of 22 wins to date, which band has won more Grammy Awards than any other group? They first won in 1988, and their most recent win was for their latest album, ‘Songs of Innocence’.  


18/ Which English new-wave band derived its name from either the slang term used by WWI Allied troops referring to the twitching of the corpses hanging on the barbed wire and repeatedly hit by machine gun fire from the German lines, or the post-WWII hangings of Nazi war criminals (when the victims would twitch and jump at the end of a rope)?  

Spandau Ballet

19/ Which singer wrote and recorded the song ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’, which included references to more than 100 headline news events between 1949 (the year of his birth) and 1989 (the year in which the song was published)?  

Billy Joel

20/ Starting out with the Jam, the English singer-songwriter Paul Weller formed which band with Mick Talbot in 1983? Their hits included ‘Shout to the Top!’, ‘Walls Come Tumbling Down’ and ‘My Ever Changing Moods  

The Style Council

21/ Between November 1984 and June 1985, three recording acts (Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Jennifer Rush and Huey Lewis and the News) all released singles bearing what title?  

The Power of Love

22/ What is the stage name of Alecia Beth Moore, the American singer who rose to fame with her 2000 debut solo album ‘Can’t Take Me Home’?  


22/ Which boy-band had hit singles in 2011-2012 with ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ and ‘One Thing’?

One Direction

23/ Their only UK No.1 being ‘A Little Time’ (released in 1990), the English pop/rock band The Beautiful South was formed in 1988 by former members of which other band?  

The Housemartins

24/ An opera in five acts composed between 1837 to 1842, Which opera tells of how a Kievan knight goes in rescue of a princess (the two eponymous characters) who had been abducted by the evil sorcerer Chernomor. 

Rusian & Lyudmila by Mikhail Glinka

25/ With music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson, the rock musical Rent was loosely based on which opera by Puccini?  

La Boheme