Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Masterminds

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Masterminds

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1. Which MP began his new role as the leader of the House of Commons by issuing a style guide to all staff members in his new office? 2. The top 10 warmest years on record in the UK have all occurred since which year, according to new analysis from the Met Office? 3. Christine Baranski played which character in The Good Wife and again in the follow-up series The Good Fight? 4. Name the Latin dancer who has joined the pro line-up for the new series of BBC One's Strictly Come Dancing? 5. What is Stuart Leslie Goddard's stage name? 6. What type of meat is most consumed worldwide? 7. What did the United States adopt as its national anthem in 1931? 8. By what more common name is the yam known in the UK? 9. Who joined political talks in Northern Ireland this week, promising to help efforts to restore the power-sharing government? 10. In 1692, Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne and Tituba were brought before local magistrates of which village, to be tried as witches? 11. Queen Victoria opened 'The Great Exhibition' at Crystal palace in which year? 12. Deva was the Roman name for which modern city? 11 13. Actor Chris Hemsworth, famous for playing Thor in the film series, was born in which country? 14. Which English boxer, who died in 2011, was famous for his 'hammer' and the first British boxer to be awarded a knighthood? 15. In 1997, NASA's space probe Pathfinder, landed on which planet? 16. The largest full-scale battle in history and the world's largest tank battle, began in July 1942. What was it known as? 17. Particles consistent with the Higgs boson were discovered in 2012 using which machine? 18. The United States Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Second Continental Congress in July of which year? 19. What was abolished in the State of New York in July 1827? 20. Israeli commandos raided which airport in Uganda in an attempt to free passengers from an Air France jet that had been hijacked? …

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