Are You Smart Enough To Be A Mastermind?

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Are You Smart Enough To Be A Mastermind? - Quiz

Mastermind is a British game show, well known for its challenging questions, intimidating setting, and air of seriousness. The basic format of the game has never changed.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In which year was the show first aired?

    • A.

      1972

    • B.

      1982

    • C.

      1985

    • D.

      1980

    Correct Answer
    A. 1972
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1972 because it is the earliest year listed among the options.

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  • 2. 

    Which individual devised the Mastermind format?

    • A.

      Richard Dawson

    • B.

      Bill Wright

    • C.

      Clive Anderson

    • D.

      Les Dennis

    Correct Answer
    B. Bill Wright
    Explanation
    Bill Wright is the individual who devised the Mastermind format.

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  • 3. 

    What interrogation experience of World War II gave inspiration to the game show?

    • A.

      Potsdam

    • B.

      Wiesbaden

    • C.

      Gestapo

    • D.

      Waffen-SS

    Correct Answer
    C. Gestapo
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Gestapo. The Gestapo was the secret police force of Nazi Germany during World War II. They were known for their brutal interrogation methods and tactics. The game show might have been inspired by the intense and high-stakes nature of these interrogations, where contestants are put under pressure to answer questions correctly.

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  • 4. 

    What theme music is used on the game show?

    • A.

      Mushroom Compost

    • B.

      Catkin and Teasel

    • C.

      Midwinter Log

    • D.

      Approaching Menace

    Correct Answer
    D. Approaching Menace
    Explanation
    The theme music used on the game show is called "Approaching Menace".

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  • 5. 

    Which is a famous catchphrase used on the show?

    • A.

      I've started so I'll finish

    • B.

      Deal or no deal

    • C.

      Is that your final answer

    • D.

      You are the weakest link

    Correct Answer
    A. I've started so I'll finish
    Explanation
    The catchphrase "I've started so I'll finish" is a famous line used on the show. It signifies the determination and commitment of the host to complete a task or answer a question that they have started. This catchphrase has become iconic and is often associated with the show, making it the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Where do contestants sit to answer specialized questions in the first round?

    • A.

      The blue chair

    • B.

      The black chair

    • C.

      The yellow chair

    • D.

      The red chair

    Correct Answer
    B. The black chair
    Explanation
    Contestants sit in the black chair to answer specialized questions in the first round.

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  • 7. 

    How is the winner determined if two or more contestants have an identical number of points in the end?

    • A.

      Another round

    • B.

      Spin a wheel

    • C.

      The one with the fewest passes

    • D.

      Crowd vote

    Correct Answer
    C. The one with the fewest passes
    Explanation
    If two or more contestants have an identical number of points in the end, the winner is determined by considering the number of passes made by each contestant. The contestant with the fewest passes is declared the winner.

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  • 8. 

    Who has hosted the show from 2003 till date?

    • A.

      Hughie Green

    • B.

      Craig Ferguson

    • C.

      Clive Anderson

    • D.

      John Humphrys

    Correct Answer
    D. John Humphrys
    Explanation
    John Humphrys has hosted the show from 2003 till date.

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  • 9. 

    Who was the first host of Mastermind?

    • A.

      Magnus Magnusson

    • B.

      Jonathan Ross

    • C.

      Paul O'Grady

    • D.

      Jeremy Clarkson

    Correct Answer
    A. Magnus Magnusson
    Explanation
    Magnus Magnusson is the correct answer because he was indeed the first host of Mastermind. He hosted the show from its inception in 1972 until 1997. Magnusson's distinctive style and his catchphrase "I've started, so I'll finish" became synonymous with the show. He played a crucial role in establishing Mastermind as one of the most popular and enduring quiz shows in television history.

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  • 10. 

    Who hosted the show on BBC Radio 4?

    • A.

      John Oliver

    • B.

      David Williams

    • C.

      Peter Snow

    • D.

      Trisha Goddard

    Correct Answer
    C. Peter Snow
    Explanation
    Peter Snow hosted the show on BBC Radio 4.

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