NOT everyone on TV’s Mastermind is a certified genius. . .
Subscribers to the BBC’s long-running quiz show are being tested with a series of easy questions that the average pub quizster would scoff at, which might explain some of the representations given when the hopefuls were sitting on the famous black chair in front of the camera.
Some simple online multiple choice questions as part of Beeb .’s application process. Wannabes had to answer 20 headache questions, including: “In common parlance, what kind of cake should a person have to eat when they have to admit they’re wrong after gaining strength?”
Amy Jones brings you some of the most slick answers given by contestants and stars on the celebrity edition.
See if you can do it right. The correct answers are below.
The 2019 book, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference, is a collection of speeches by a Swedish climate change activist. What is her name?
A. Casual Actress Amanda Henderson: “Sharon.”
Which breakfast cereal is a slang term for prison time?
Paul Bradley of A. EastEnders: “Cheerios.”
Who ascended the throne at the age of 9 after the death of his father, Henry VIII, in 1547?
A. Congressman David Lammy: “Henry VIII.”
In an 1819 poem, Keats described what season of the year as “a season of mists and sweet fruit”?
A. Former British cricketer Monty Panesar: “Oliver Twist.”
In which city was the comedy TV series Cheers filmed?
A. Monty Panesar (…Again): “America.”
Stanley is the capital of which British Overseas Territory?
A. Shaun Ryder: “Didn’t he write Spider-Man?” (Stan Lee did.)
In the stories of AA Milne, who owned a bear named Winnie-the-Pooh?
A. Paralympian Kadeena Cox: “Bob.”
What is the name of the sea between Great Britain and Norway?
A. Towie’s Lydia Bright: “The Pacific Ocean.”
According to Thomas Carlyle, Napoleon quelled a royalist uprising in Paris in October 1795 with “a flash of what”?
A. Contestant: “Cheese.”
What sweet dessert is named after a day of the week?
A. Contestant: “Wednesday.”
What’s the opposite of evergreens?
A. Contestant: “A green tree.”
Which former Tory MP lost in Rochester & Strood in 2015 after defecting to Ukip?
A. Contestant: “Mark as Careless.”
Correct answers: 1) Greta Thunberg, 2) Porridge, 3) Edward VI, 4) Autumn, 5) Boston, 6) Falkland Islands, 7) Christopher Robin, 8) North Sea, 9) Grapeshot, 10 ) Sundae, 11 ), Deciduous trees, 12) Mark Reckless.
https://www.thesun.ie/tv/8213421/worst-mastermind-answers-questions/ These are the worst Mastermind answers EVER, but can you answer the questions correctly?