‘Monday Mind Workout’ – Monday 8th June 2020

Dear all

This week’s ‘Monday Mind Workout’ is kindly shared with us by Lynne for you to ponder over whilst having your mid morning cuppa. Best of luck!

General knowledge

1] Which motorway runs direct from London to Leeds?

2] What is the highest peak in England?

3] Who was the prime minister when Elizabeth 11 was crowned?

4] In which county is Barnard Castle?


1] Who had a hit with “Does Your Chewing gum Lose Its Flavour?” in 1959

2] Who wrote the music for “Swan Lake”?

3] What kind of instrument is a bassoon?

4] How many weeks was the Beatles record “From Me To You” at No1 in the charts? 5, 6 or 7?


1] In which fictional town was the sitcom Dad’s Army set?

2] Which actor portrayed Inspector Morse?

3] In what year did long-running children’s programme Blue Peter first broadcast in the UK? 1958? 1959? 1960?

4] Which member of The Beatles narrated the first series of Thomas the Tank Engine on TV?

Food and drink

1] What are the two main ingredients of a “Bloody Mary” cocktail?

2] What percentage of a mushroom is water? 50, 75 or 90?

3]  What is Ravioli?

4] How many segments are inside most oranges?

21st Century

1] Which non-European country competed in the Eurovision Song Contest for the 1st time in 2015?

2] Nelson Mandela died in December 2013. How old was he? 90 , 93 or 95?

3] What has been banned across England since July 1st 2007

4] Which country voted against independence in 2014?

Thank you Lynne 🙂

Answers to follow tomorrow