Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Masterminds

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Masterminds

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1. Australian senator Larissa Waters has become the first politician to do what in the nation's parliament this week? 2. Ninety years ago this month, the aviator Charles Lindbergh made the first solo transatlantic non-stop flight in which plane? 3. In 1937 the Hindenburg airship burst into flames whilst attempting to moor up where? a) Munich b) New Jersey c) Paris.

7 4. The Bank of England underwent the most significant change in its 300-year history 20 years ago this month. What changed? 5. What did John Francis attempt to do on Constitution Hill in May 1847? 6. In 1967 Celtic became the first British football team to win the European Cup, but who did they beat? 7. In May of what year was the Penny Black, the first official adhesive postage stamp, issued in the United Kingdom? a) 1810 b) 1840 c) 1870.

8. In 1844 the world's second modern police force and Asia's first, is established, where? 9. Naomi Uemura, in 1978, travelling by dog sled, became the first person to reach the North Pole alone. What was his nationality? 10. In 1994 three-time Formula One world champion Ayrton Senna was killed in an accident during which Grand Prix? 11. Martha Jane Canary was born in 1852 in Princeton Missouri. What name is she better known as? 12. Who is the new President Elect of France? 13. Who did he beat to the job? 14. Which cathedral has defended its decision to stage Shakespeare's Richard III at the monarch's final resting place? 15. Where is the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest being held? 16. True or false: Canada made its first appearance in the competition in 2015? 17. Which British artist performed the 2006 entry Teenage Life? 18. Which country was Lordi representing when he won the 2006 edition with Hard Rock Hallelujah? 19. In which year did Terry Wogan hand over the presenting role to Graham Norton? 20. Which group was the United Kingdom's last winner in 1997 with Love Shine a Light? …

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