Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Masterminds

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Masterminds

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1. Which European Cup-winning football club was founded in 1899 - with a cricket section - by Alfred Edwards and Herbert Kilpin? 2. Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles starred in which BBC sitcom? 3. Of the 88 official constellations that make up the night sky, which covers the greatest area of it? 4. In baseball, which New England city has a team called the Red Sox? 5. What made Project Chariot, a 1958 US proposal to create an artificial harbour in Alaska, so controversial that it was never carried out? 6. Which classic rock track is based on the Arabic tale of the unrequited love which drove Qays ibn al-Mullawah mad? 7. In which country have many communities celebrated a state-recognised Loyalty Day on May 1 since 1921, originally intended as a patriotic counterbalance to Soviet Communism's May Day celebrations? 8. In Coronation Street, who did Liz Dawn play? 9. The 1983 film The Outsiders starred Matt Dillon, Patrick Swayze, Tom Cruise and Rob Lowe, among many others - but which big name directed it? 10. Which sports star announced he was moving to Switzerland to escape media attention - in the same week that his home town of Stevenage named a street for him? 11. In which country does a 100-metre race for more than 500 women wearing stilettos take place - with the winner often breaking 15 seconds? 4 17.10.15 12. The US Democratic presidential candidate in 1988 was Michael Dukakis - but what is the name of his Oscar-winning cousin? 13. Hell Divers and Run Silent, Run Deep are films from near the beginning and end of which actor's career? 14. In which country did Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner succeed her husband Nestor as president in a democratic election? 15. Beethoven's Fifth Symphony was the first symphony by anyone to make use of the trombone and piccolo - true or false? 16. Which company had to pay damages in the long-running case of a 1989 Alaskan oil spill? 17. Which sport included in both ancient and modern Olympics was known to the ancient Greeks as pygmachia? 18. Which 18th century landscape gardener's influence on the look of England was so great that one satirical writer said he wanted to die before him "to see Heaven before it is improved"? …

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