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Junior Mastermind episode 5: The answers

Did you pass the test?

WELL, HOW DID you do?

Here are the answers:

  1. Which pop group did the singer Robbie Williams leave in July 1995, but then rejoin in September 2009? Take That
  2. Which Fox network cartoon features amongst its characters Patty, Krusty and Barney? The Simpsons
  3. The capital of the largest island in the Caribbean is Havana. What is the island’s name? Cuba
  4. What is the name of Ireland’s official rugby anthem, which was written by Phil Coulter? Ireland’s Call
  5. Which planet is known as “The Red Planet”? Mars
  6. A Beanie, a fez and a Panama are all varieties of which type of clothing? A hat
  7. The ‘Niña’, ‘Pinta’, and ‘Santa María’ were ships associated with which fifteenth century explorer? Christopher Columbus
  8. According to the proverb, what does a rolling stone not gather? Moss
  9. Michael Cusack and Maurice Davin are credited with being two of the founders of which sporting organization? The GAA
  10. Which presidential candidate of 2011 also represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest, which she won in 1970? Dana
  11. Alcatraz, formerly a notorious prison, is an island in the bay of which American city? San Francisco
  12. Lough Erne, both Upper and Lower, are located in which county in Ulster? Fermanagh
  13. Which African-American Civil Rights leader, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, was assassinated in April 1968? Martin Luther King
  14. Which Italian city is famous for its canals? Venice
  15. Mandarin and Seville are both varieties of which fruit? Orange
  16. Which character in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland muttered “Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be late”? The Rabbit
  17. Crawl, backstroke and butterfly are different styles in which sport? Swimming
  18. Which fairytale character chooses the possessions of the smallest of three bears - for being neither too large nor too small for her, but ‘just right’? Goldilocks
  19. Air Force One is a plane used by the holder of which political office? The US President
  20. How many sides does a hexagon have? Six
  21. What is the name of the line of latitude that runs around the world, dividing the earth into Northern and Southern hemispheres? Equator
  22. The Strait of Gibraltar connects which sea to the Atlantic Ocean? The Mediterranean
  23. ‘You’re Fired’ is a catchphrase used in which reality television show? The Apprentice
  24. The musicians Sharon Shannon and Mundy had a hit song in 2008, which mentioned an Irish county in the title. Name the song. Galway Girl
  25. What overall term is given to the people who fought each other and animals as entertainment in Ancient Rome? Gladiators
  26. The Knockmealdown Mountains stretch into two counties; one is Tipperary, what is the other? Waterford
  27. What body part, used in the digestion process of food, has a crown, neck and root? Tooth
  28. What is the name of the atmospheric layer that absorbs the majority of the UV radiation from the sun that reaches Earth? Ozone layer
  29. Excluding substitutes, how many players are there on a rugby union team? Fifteen
  30. What is the only mammal capable of true flight? Bat
  31. In a 1956 book written by Dodie Smith, which breed of dogs were menaced by Cruella De Vil? Dalmatians
  32. Anfield is the historic home ground of which English Premiership Soccer team? Liverpool FC
  33. Which child performer played the title role in the long-running Disney television series ‘Hannah Montana’? Miley Cyrus
  34. In November 2011 in an agreement with Chinese conservationists, two animals were transported to Edinburgh Zoo . What species are they? Giant panda bears
  35. ‘Artemis Fowl’ is a series of books written by which Irish author? Eoin Colfer
  36. According to Census 2011, English is the most spoken language in Ireland. What is the second most spoken language? Polish
  37. Agoraphobia is a fear of what? Open spaces from where it could be hard to escape
  38. Which country in Asia is divided into two parts, one is a one party state, and the other as a democracy? Korea
  39. When someone is a difficult situation, they might say they are between a rock and what other area? A hard place
  40. What is the abbreviated name given to a particular piece of software, designed to run specifically on a smartphone or tablet computer? App
  41. What is the capital of Sweden? Stockholm
  42. Which member of the traditional Irish music group, ‘The Dubliners’ died in April 2012? Barney McKenna
  43. What is the primary function of internet sites such as Google, Yahoo and Bing? Search engines
  44. In astronomy, which planet is named after the Roman God of the sea? Neptune
  45. Venison is the meat of which animal? Deer
  46. What is the name of the Australian curved stick that when thrown returns to its thrower? Boomerang
  47. What colour of cycling jersey is worn by the race leader in the Tour de France? Yellow
  48. For what do the initials of the Irish institution NAMA stand? National Asset Management Agency
  49. Which singer, who died in June 2009, had three children known as Prince, Paris and Blanket? Michael Jackson
  50. In the nursery rhyme, what kind of soul was ‘Old King Cole’? A merry old soul
  51. What substance that is essential to life has the scientific formula H2O? Water
  52. What term in Tenpin Bowling describes having knocked all the pins after a player’s second bowl? Spare
  53. Feline is a description of what kind of animal? Cat
  54. What Swedish chemist, born in 1883, invented dynamite and later used his vast fortune to fund the Prizes which bear his name? Alfred (Bernhard) Nobel
  55. Which Scottish loch, some twenty three miles long, is said to contain a mysterious aquatic monster? Loch Ness
  56. What is the largest ocean in the world? Pacific
  57. What is the term for when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, partially or fully blocking out the sun? Solar eclipse
  58. The writer of the book ‘Mein Kampf’, meaning ‘My Struggle’ was, in 1938, voted ‘Time magazine Person of the Year’? Who was he? Adolf Hitler
  59. The oldest university in Ireland, was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth the First. What is its name? Trinity College
  60. The Aurora Australis is the Latin name for which celestial phenomenon? The Southern Lights

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