Are You Smart Enough To Go On Mastermind?

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Are You Smart Enough To Go On Mastermind? - Quiz

You've seen the show. You've shown off your wit to your family at home, but do you think you have what it takes to be a contestant on Mastermind? Try this short quiz to see if you're smart enough!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is another word for lexicon?  ​

    • A.

      Bible

    • B.

      Thesaurus

    • C.

      Encyclopedia

    • D.

      Dictionary

    Correct Answer
    D. Dictionary
    Explanation
    A lexicon is a collection of words or phrases specific to a particular language or subject. Similarly, a dictionary is a reference book that contains an alphabetical list of words along with their definitions, usage, and sometimes, etymology. Therefore, the word "dictionary" is another term for lexicon, making it the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    ​Name the world's largest ocean

    • A.

      Pacific

    • B.

      Atlantic

    • C.

      Indian

    • D.

      Arctic

    Correct Answer
    A. Pacific
    Explanation
    The Pacific Ocean is the correct answer because it is the largest ocean in the world. It covers an area of about 63 million square miles and is larger than all the other oceans combined. It stretches from the Arctic in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south and is bordered by the continents of Asia and Australia on the west and the Americas on the east. The Pacific Ocean is known for its vastness and is home to numerous islands, including Hawaii and Easter Island.

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  • 3. 

    Name the director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. 

    • A.

      Quentin Tarantino

    • B.

      Steven Spielberg

    • C.

      Peter Jackson

    • D.

      Martin Scorsese

    Correct Answer
    C. Peter Jackson
    Explanation
    Peter Jackson is the correct answer because he directed the Lord of the Rings trilogy. He is known for his work on epic fantasy films and his adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's novels was highly acclaimed. Jackson's direction brought the world of Middle-earth to life on the big screen, with his attention to detail, visual effects, and storytelling. His work on the trilogy earned him numerous awards and recognition in the film industry.

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  • 4. 

    What colour is a Welsh poppy?  ​

    • A.

      Yellow

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      Orange

    • D.

      Purple

    Correct Answer
    A. Yellow
    Explanation
    A Welsh poppy is yellow in color.

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  • 5. 

    Which chess piece can only move diagonally? ​

    • A.

      Pawn

    • B.

      Queen

    • C.

      Bishop

    • D.

      Rook

    Correct Answer
    C. Bishop
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bishop because it is the only chess piece that can only move diagonally. The Bishop can move any number of squares diagonally in any direction as long as there are no other pieces obstructing its path. It cannot move horizontally or vertically like the Rook, or in any direction like the Queen. The Pawn can only move forward, and the Queen can move in any direction but not limited to diagonals only.

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  • 6. 

    How many valves does a trumpet have? ​

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    A trumpet typically has three valves. These valves are used to change the pitch of the instrument by altering the length of the tubing. When a valve is pressed down, it diverts the air through an additional length of tubing, which lowers the pitch. By combining different valve combinations, the player can produce a wide range of notes. Therefore, the correct answer is 3.

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  • 7. 

    When did the Cold War end? 

    • A.

      1689

    • B.

      1789

    • C.

      1889

    • D.

      1989

    Correct Answer
    D. 1989
    Explanation
    The Cold War ended in 1989. This was the year when the Berlin Wall, which had been a symbol of the division between East and West, was finally torn down. The dismantling of the wall marked a significant shift in international relations and signaled the end of the tension and rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union. The events of 1989, including the peaceful revolutions in Eastern Europe, led to the collapse of communist regimes and the eventual reunification of Germany.

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  • 8. 

    How tall would a double elephant folio book be?  ​

    • A.

      25 inches

    • B.

      50 inches

    • C.

      55 inches

    • D.

      57 inches

    Correct Answer
    B. 50 inches
    Explanation
    A double elephant folio book is a large format book used for displaying art prints or maps. It is typically around 50 inches tall.

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  • 9. 

    On "Blue Peter", what was John Noakes's dog called?  ​

    • A.

      Blue Peter

    • B.

      Lassie

    • C.

      Shep

    • D.

      Spot

    Correct Answer
    C. Shep
    Explanation
    John Noakes's dog on "Blue Peter" was called Shep.

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  • 10. 

    What colour is Absinthe? ​

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      Purple

    • C.

      Black

    • D.

      Green

    Correct Answer
    D. Green
    Explanation
    Absinthe is a highly alcoholic beverage that is traditionally green in color. It is made from various herbs, including wormwood, which gives it its distinctive green hue. The color of absinthe is often associated with its strong herbal flavor and its historical reputation as a popular drink among artists and writers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The green color is also due to the addition of other botanical ingredients during the distillation process.

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