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Junior Mastermind: How many of last night’s questions can you answer?

Take a seat in the big black chair…

Presenter Nora Owen and last night's contestants
Presenter Nora Owen and last night's contestants
Image: TV3

TAKE A SEAT in the black chair over there. Are you sitting comfortably? Do you mind if we shine this light in your face?

These are the questions from the second episode of TV3′s Junior Mastermind, which aired last night.

With their help, you can answer one of life’s biggest questions: Am I any less knowledgeable than an eleven-year-old under pressure?

Answers are linked in a separate post (see below). Good luck!

Take the test:

  1. Which fairytale character wore glass slippers to a ball?
  2. With which Olympic sport would you associate the terms flyweight, bantamweight and welterweight?
  3. With which country would you associate the children’s toy Lego and the story-teller Hans Christian Andersen?
  4. The Olympic and the Britannic were the sister-ships of which famous, luxury passenger liner?
  5. What is the capital city of Syria, thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world?
  6. Which popular English singer-songwriter has released two albums entitled “19” in 2008 and “21” in 2011?
  7. Which large mammal, often used as a riding or pack animal in arid regions is known as ‘the ship of the desert’?
  8. On which classic children’s television programme do you find the characters Elmo, Big Bird and Cookie Monster?
  9. Which fictional spy have the actors Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig all played?
  10. In which mountain range will you find the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu?
  11. ‘The Battle of Jutland’ was the only major sea battle fought in which war?
  12. The four tennis tournaments that comprise the sport’s Grand Slam are held in America, France, the United Kingdom and what other country?
  13. Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario are the five lakes comprising which North American geographical feature?
  14. Through which European capital city does the imaginary line, the Greenwich meridian, pass?
  15. Often associated with possible alien invasions, for what do the letters UFO stand?
  16. What worldwide event do Munich in 1972, Barcelona in 1992 and London in 2012 have in common?
  17. Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael are all members of which famous musical family?
  18. What is a female fox called?
  19. What is the name given to the group of reptiles, often large in size that died out over 65 million years ago?
  20. Manannán mac Lir, after whom the Isle of Man is supposedly named, is the Irish god of what?
  21. Which famous book includes ‘The Book of Genesis’, ‘The Book of Numbers’ and ‘The Book of Psalms’?
  22. What was the name of the wizard and wise man who advised and aided the legendary King Arthur?
  23. Which 2012 blockbuster movie stars Robert Downey Junior, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth and Samuel L. Jackson as superheroes?
  24. How many pieces are on the board at the beginning of a game of chess?
  25. Which African river, with a length of over 6,000 kilometres is the longest river in the world, and flows out into the Mediterranean Sea?
  26. The Norwegian Roald Amundsen led the first expedition to which geographical spot, beating the ill-fated Captain Scott by just over a month?
  27. If you were gazing at the firmament, in which direction would you be looking?
  28. King’, ‘Royal’ and ‘Emperor’ are varieties of which flightless bird?
  29. Which comic book and movie character’s alter- ego worked as a reporter for ‘The Daily Planet’ newspaper in the fictional city of Metropolis?
  30. According to the phrase, ‘the pen is mightier than…’ which weapon?
  31. Which mountain in County Mayo , closely associated with Saint Patrick is sometimes climbed by barefoot pilgrims?
  32. Along with the actor comedians, Ardal O’Hanlon and Frank Kelly, Dermot Morgan starred as a Catholic Priest in a successful television series by what name?
  33. In which Sport do two countries compete for the America’s Cup?
  34. The United Nations agency, the IMF, is currently involved in helping to manage the finances of Ireland during the economic recession. For what do the initials IMF stand?
  35. What European country’s name means ‘low lands’, as about a quarter of the country’s landmass is at- or below sea level?
  36. Which American singer, known as “The King of Rock and Roll”, was born in 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi and died in Memphis, Tennessee in 1977?
  37. A doctor of paediatrics specialises in diagnosis and caring for what group of patients?
  38. In the Muslim calendar, the holy month of fasting between dawn and dusk each day begins and ends with a new moon. What is it called?
  39. What is the name of the canal that cuts through Central America, linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean?
  40. What is the more common name for ascorbic acid, found in high quantities in citrus fruits and fresh, green vegetables?
  41. What is the name of the system of writing using patterns of raised dots that allows visually-impaired people to read?
  42. A hot air or steam-bath room, traditionally associated with Finland, is called what?
  43. The Mediterranean island Corsica, which was the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte, is part of which European country?
  44. What unit, also a part of the human body, is used to measure the height of horses?
  45. In which English city will you find Mancunians?
  46. How are the comic book characters Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael, famous for their martial art skills, better known?
  47. What is the name of the Irish actress who plays Luna Lovegood in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series?
  48. What address in London is the official residence of the British Prime Minister?
  49. What was the name of the segregation policy that South Africa abandoned in 1991?
  50. What is the character name of the television Time Lord who uses a TARDIS to travel through time and space?
  51. In which ocean will you find the Mariana Trench, the deepest point of any ocean?
  52. What endangered animal is used as the symbol of the WWF, the Worldwide Fund for Nature?
  53. The American Michael Phelps won eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing for which sport?
  54. Which animated movie, released in 2010, featured Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes and Gru’s yellow minions?
  55. Before it adopted the Euro as its unit of currency in 2002, which European country used the peseta?

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