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TV3 Nora Owen and winner Jack Meenan

Junior Mastermind final: The answers

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  1. Which British Prince, who is second in line to the throne, married Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey in April 2011? Prince William
  2. Which English Premiership football team play their home games at White Hart Lane? Tottenham Hotspur
  3. The city of Timbuktu is in which continent? Africa
  4. Canada is officially a bilingual country. English is one of the languages; what is the second? French
  5. In which Caribbean country did the reggae music style, popularised by Bob Marley, originate? Jamaica
  6. Daniel Fahrenheit devised a scale used for measuring what? Temperature
  7. The first non-stop transatlantic flight landed in June 1919 in which Irish county? Galway
  8. Which Irish author writes the book series called ‘Skullduggery Pleasant’? Derek Landy
  9. What is the largest living land animal? Elephant
  10. Islamabad is the capital of which country in Southern Asia? Pakistan
  11. Name the object hit by the players in ice hockey. Puck
  12. In the nursery rhyme, what was the shepherd’s night time delight? Red Sky
  13. The young of which type of large, usually white, waterfowl is called a cygnet? Swan
  14. Which toy derives its name from the Danish words for ‘play well’? Lego
  15. Which type of entertainer specialises in balancing and catching items such as balls, plates, and knives? Juggler
  16. What was the name of the War, which was triggered by Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August the second, 1990? Gulf War
  17. Of which boy band, known for their hits such as ‘All Time Low’ and ‘Glad You Came’ is the Irishman Siva Kaneswaran a member? The Wanted
  18. Which Roman ruler had the seventh month of the year named after him in his honour, as he was born during that month? Julius Caesar

And the rest:

  1. Who is credited with driving the snakes out of Ireland and into the sea? Saint Patrick
  2. The bamboo-eating giant panda is native to which country? China
  3. What colourless gas, with a faint sharp odour, has the chemical formula CO2? Carbon Dioxide
  4. Which American golfer won the 2012 US Masters at Augusta? Bubba Watson
  5. On which fictional, cobbled English street will you find businesses including ‘Roy’s Rolls’, ‘The Kabin’ and the ‘Corner Shop’? Coronation Street
  6. A leveret is the young of which type of fast-running, long-eared mammal? Hare
  7. Which English author wrote the two books series about the ‘Famous Five’ and the ‘Secret Seven’? Enid Blyton
  8. How many counties are in the province of Connacht? Five
  9. What was the name of the first man-made satellite, launched in 1957, by the former Soviet Union?Sputnick 1
  10. Which popular form of word puzzle consists of a  square or rectangular diagram divided into black and white squares?  Crossword puzzle
  11. Which American President visited his ancestral home of Dunganstown in County Wexford in 1963? John F Kennedy
  12. The Hindu Kush, located in north-eastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan is what sort of geographical feature?A mountain range
  13. At what sport does Tipperary man Eoin Kelly excel? Hurling
  14. Which cartoon character, which featured in the ‘Shrek’ films, also starred in a self-titled movie in 2011? Puss in Boots
  15. Which country is by far the largest in the world? Russia
  16. Which former American Vice-President made the movie about global warming entitled ‘An Inconvenient Truth’? Al Gore
  17. What is the name of the group of islands at the mouth of Galway Bay? Aran Islands
  18. Which Scotsman is credited with having invented the television? John Logie Baird
  19. The flag of which country features the Star of David? Israel
  20. Philip Pullman is the author of which award-winning trilogy of books?  His Dark Materials
  21. In 2008 in Beijing, which athlete born in Jamaica became the first man in Olympic History to win both the 100m and the 200m races in World Record times?  Usain Bolt
  22. Which 1982 Steven Spielberg film features a space alien who wants to phone home?  E T
  23. According to ancient Greek mythology, which mountain was the home of the Gods? Mount Olympus
  24. In which War did the Battle of the Somme take place?  World War One
  25. The LUAS transport system in Dublin has its own colour codes. One line is red. What colour is the other? Green
  26. Katniss Everdeen is the teenage heroine of which series of books, the first of which was recently made into a blockbuster movie? The Hunger Games
  27. In which sport do particpants use a shuttlecock? Badminton
  28. Programmes, which run on a computer, telling the computer what to do, are more commonly known as what? Software/Apps
  29. What sort of weapon, associated with Robin Hood, does a Fletcher make and sell? Arrows/Bows
  30. Which American television series focuses on the adventures of a teenage Clark Kent before he goes to Metropolis? Smallville
  31. What is the name of the scale which measures the acidity or basicity of a liquid, whose values fall between zero and fourteen? The PH scale
  32. What colourless, tasteless and odourless liquid has the chemical symbol H20? Water
  33. What is the name of the typically box-like kitchen appliance that cooks using high frequency electro-magnetic waves? Microwave Oven
  34. The William Webb Ellis Trophy is awarded to the winners of Which Sporting World Cup? Rugby World Cup
  35. Chocolate is made from what type of beans? Cocoa Beans
  36. ‘Waltzing Matilda’ is known as the adopted Anthem of which country in the southern hemisphere? Australia
  37. How many humps does a dromedary have? One
  38. In Germanic and Scandinavian mythology, what is the name of the god of thunder? Thor
  39. In what Irish city will you find the ‘Jack Lynch Tunnel’?  Cork
  40. Which Middle Eastern country uses the shekel as its unit of currency? Israel
  41. The author Beatrix Potter’s first book was about a rabbit who wore a blue jacket. What was his name? Peter Rabbit
  42. What type of colourful and horned animal, found in Central African forests, is a bongo? Antelope
  43. What does the double ‘o’ signify for the fictional spy James Bond? A Licence to Kill
  44. In which European capital city were the first Modern Olympics held in 1896? Athens
  45. Which TD for Cork South Central, who was previously Minister for Foreign Affairs, was elected Leader of Fianna Fáil in January 2011? Micheál Martin