It was all to play for in the Mastermind Final after all pupils participated in the Mastermind Eliminator last week. After 5 gruelling rounds, St Margaret’s and St George’s were equal on points, so they share the title of Mastermind Champions this year – congratulations to both Houses. All pupils who made their House teams, as a result of the highest Eliminator Scores, should be congratulated. They were Nandini K, Anuva D, Jaya SP, Daphne X (St Margaret’s) – Oshi K, Amelia S, Priyam A, Gracie R (St Monica’s) – Pranav R, Theo V-K, Macca RN, Zuhair A (St George’s) – James L, Jack W, Ali A, Josh L (St Philip’s). Daphne, Gracie, Macca and Josh were all brilliant in the individual round as well.

The questions which the children were faced with in the Mastermind Quiz Eliminator are below. We hope you’ll have fun trying these out yourselves!

Mr Newman



Mastermind Quiz Eliminator 2018

  1. In which city was the Titanic launched?
  2. Who stole Christmas in a Dr Seuss story?
  3. Who is Peter Pan’s piratical enemy?
  4. What is the largest cat in the world?
  5. What 2 colours are mixed to create the colour purple?
  6. What is the fastest land animal in the world?
  7. What type of bird is the symbol of peace?
  8. What is the name of Shrek’s wife?
  9. How many milligrams in a gram?
  10. What instrument is used to measure angles in geometry?
  11. What colour is an aubergine?
  12. What stimulant is found in tea and coffee?
  13. What name is given to a baby kangaroo?
  14. What was the first animal in space?
  15. What is studied by a linguist?
  16. How many pockets does a snooker table have?
  17. Where are your incisors?
  18. What type of animal was Baloo in the Jungle Book?
  19. What is the largest river that flows through London?
  20. In Ice Hockey, what shape is a puck?
  21. What do snakes use to listen?
  22. What is the largest ocean in the world?
  23. How many strings would you find on a violin?
  24. How many strings would you find on a guitar?
  25. Which bird is the symbol of the USA?
  26. In ‘Snow White’, what does the Prince do to wake her up?
  27. Name the colour on traffic lights that tells you to ‘get ready’?
  28. What part of a tree is cork made from?
  29. What is a man-made lake in which water is stored called?
  30. What colour is the background of the Scottish Flag?
  31. What is the main ingredient of a caramel sauce?
  32. Which artist famously painted sunflowers?
  33. Which artist painted the Mona Lisa?
  34. What was the name of Harry Potter’s pet owl?
  35. What is the London home of the Prime Minister?
  36. What did Spain send to attack Britain in 1588?
  37. What has the scientific formula H20?
  38. What planet is known as the ‘Red Planet’?
  39. Which leaves can be used for soothing the pain of stinging nettles?
  40. Which chess piece can only move diagonally?
  41. Which desert covers much of Northern Africa?
  42. Which Italian city is famous for its canals?
  43. What is the line of latitude that runs around the centre of the Earth called?
  44. What breed of dogs were menaced by Cruella de Vil?
  45. Spitfires and Hurricanes helped to win which battle in 1940?
  46. How many zeros in one trillion?
  47. In Monopoly, how much does it cost to buy a railway station?
  48. In English law, what is the smallest number of people that can constitute a riot?
  49. Where did the first Modern Olympic Games take place?
  50. In which century did the first Modern Olympic Games take place?