‘Monday Mind Workout’ Answers for 8th June 2020

Dear all

This week’s answers are:

General knowledge

1] Which motorway runs direct from London to Leeds? M1

2] What is the highest peak in England? Sca Fell pike

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

4] In which county is Barnard Castle? County Durham


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

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

3] What kind of instrument is a bassoon? Wind instrument

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


1] In which fictional town was the sitcom Dad’s Army set? Walmington-on-Sea

2] Which actor portrayed Inspector Morse? John Thaw

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

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

Food and drink

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

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

3]  What is Ravioli?  Small envelopes of pasta with a filling

4] How many segments are inside most oranges? 10

21st Century

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

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

3] What has been banned across England since July 1st 2007  Smoking in public places

4] Which country voted against independence in 2014?  Scotland

How did you do? My score was terrible yet I have managed Sca Fell Pike 🙂