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

Get comfortable in the big black chair…

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

Just relax. (Imagine you’re at the dentist.)

These are the questions from the fourth 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. What currency, created in 1999, entered into public circulation on January the first, 2002?
  2. Which County Down golfer became World Number 1 in March 2012 after a win at the Honda Classic in Florida?
  3. Which Italian Artist painted frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel?
  4. In the nursery rhyme, ‘Polly puts the kettle on’ – but who takes it off again?
  5. What did the United States of America buy from Russia in 1867 for just over seven million dollars?
  6. What landmark building in Australia was turned green for Saint Patrick’s Day in 2012?
  7. What is the common name given to the large marine mammal, which has two pointing tusks and is found in the Arctic seas?
  8. The physical components of a computer are known as what?
  9. Which city in Northern Spain holds an annual Bull Run during the ‘Fiesta de San Fermín’?
  10. Painted Lady, Tortoiseshell and Red Admiral are all types of what creature?
  11. Where in the human body would you find your patella?
  12. How many zeros are there in the number one million?
  13. What city is the official host to the 2016 Olympics?
  14. In Irish mythology, for what sport was Cú Chulainn best known?
  15. What stone can visitors kiss at a castle in Cork in order to speak eloquently?
  16. In the Northern Hemisphere, there are winter and summer solstices. The Winter solstice is in December, when is the summer solstice?
  17. The All England Lawn Tennis Club is the home to which Grand Slam tennis tournament?
  18. Which post-impressionist Dutch painter famously cut off his own ear lobe?
  19. In the nursery rhyme: ‘Twinkle twinkle, little star’, what did the little star look like?
  20. Lugnaquillia and the Sugar Loaf Mountains are in which county of Leinster?
  21. There are two colours in the hat of Dr Seuss from ‘The Cat in the Hat’. One is red, what is the other?
  22. In August 1945, The United States of America dropped two atomic bombs on cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in which Asian country?
  23. How was Samuel Clemens, author of the ‘Tom Sawyer’ and ‘Huckleberry Finn’, better known?
  24. What is another two-word name given to the flight recorder in a plane?
  25. In the Christian Calendar, what is the day before Ash Wednesday called?
  26. What is the world’s largest inland mass of water?
  27. What small bird, usually associated with Christmas, is known as a redbreast?
  28. With what leather weapon is movie hero Indiana Jones associated?
  29. What is the currency of the United Kingdom?
  30. A silverback is the dominant male of which type of ape?
  31. What is a male duck called?
  32. In ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ what is Captain Sparrow’s first name?
  33. The White House in Washington DC is the official residence of whom?
  34. Which continent borders the Arctic Ocean to the North and the Mediterranean Sea to the South?
  35. Which Six Nations Rugby match in 2012 was postponed due to a frozen pitch?
  36. What was the first name of the French Impressionist painter, Monet?
  37. In 1588, Spain’s King Philip the Second sent an Armada to invade which country?
  38. After hatching from an egg, what does a young frog become?
  39. Romaine, ‘Little Gem’ and Iceberg are all types of which healthy food?
  40. Of what is Seismology the study?
  41. Elected in 2011, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny is the leader of which political party?
  42. Who writes the teenage spy Alex Rider series of books?
  43. On April 23 1014, a famous battle took place in Ireland. What was it called?
  44. Which river flows through Dublin city and into Dublin Bay?
  45. What did Little Bo Peep lose?
  46. On what date in St. Valentine’s Day?
  47. A male peafowl is a peacock, what is the term for the female?
  48. In the movie “Happy Feet”, released in 2006, what is the principal species of bird featured?
  49. Which county won the All-Ireland Senior Hurling title in 2009 to make it a historic four-in-a-row?
  50. Who became the ninth president of Ireland in 2011?
  51. Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are collectively known by what name?
  52. What cereal is the main ingredient in porridge?
  53. The ‘Mona Lisa’ painting hangs in the Louvre Gallery in Paris. Which sixteenth-century Italian artist painted it?
  54. What word is used to describe the animal life of a certain region or time?
  55. The Great Irish Famine of 1845 to 1849 was caused by blight on what root vegetable?
  56. Which American audiologist, born in Scotland, invented the telephone?
  57. What statue in Copenhagen’s harbour based on a character in a fairytale, is now one of Denmark’s biggest tourist attractions?
  58. What is the common name for the boardgame known in North America as checkers?
  59. Which wildlife park is on an island in Cork Harbour?
  60. Around which planet does Ganymede, the largest moon in the solar system, orbit?
  61. The T-Rex was one of the largest meat-eating dinosaurs that ever lived. What does the ‘T’ stand for?
  62. What state, located in the city of Rome, is also the smallest country in the world?
  63. Niagara Falls lies on the border of Canada and what other country?

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