‘Monday Mind Workout’ – Monday 30th November 2020

Dear all,

Today’s Monday Mind Workout is multiple choice, all the best

1.Which of these means a speech in a play where a character talks to themselves rather than to other characters?
a) Interlude
b) Revue
c) Soliloquy

2 In the Vicar of Dibley, what was the name of the vicar’s clueless friend?
a) Alice
b) Beatrice
c) Charlotte

3. How many novels did the Bronte sisters write in total?
a) Nine
b) Seven
c) Eight

4.Which breed of dog used to be sacred in China?
a) Cockapoo
b) Pekingese
c) Spaniel

5.Who was the fourth Doctor Who:
(a) Tom Baker
(b) Jon Pertwee
(c) Peter Davison

6.Which coin was first issued on the 9th of June 1982:
(a) two pound
(b) one pound
(c) twenty pence piece

7. In 2005, a painting by artist Lucien Freud sold for £3.9 million pounds; who was the subject:
(a) Marilyn Monroe
(b) Kate Moss (a nude painting)
(c) Kate Winslet

8. Proverbially, what is rubbed into the wound to make things worse?
a) butter
b) Vinegar
c) Salt

9. What name is given to a country’s song played on official occasions?
a) National anthem
b) National curriculum
c) National debt

10. In fairy tales, which item is used to transport people through the air?
a)Magic carpet
b)Magic mattress
c) Magic blanket

11.Which of these was a successful pop star of the 1980s?
a) Adam Ant
b) Billy Bug
c) Chris Cricket
d) Dave Dragonfly

12. ‘I Just Called To Say I Love You’ was a number one hit for which singer in the 1980s?
a) Stevie Marvel
b) Stevie Wonder
c) Sam Johnes

13. Sandringham and Balmoral are residences of which public figure?
Prime Minister
US President

14.Stephenson’s Rocket was an early example of which means of transportation?

15.Which animals metaphorically constitute a heavy rainstorm?
Frogs and toads
Cats and dogs
Lions and tigers

16.What is the reverse fold at the bottom of some trouser legs?
Turn on
Turn up
Turn off

17.If someone gets out of a difficult situation, he is said to have saved his what?

18.Which of these symbolises the election of a new pope?White feathers
White smoke
White doves

White Chocolate

19.Which ‘test’ was originally used to determine whether something was made of gold?
Reflex test
Acid test
Spelling test

20.If the information is from a reliable source, it is said to come straight from where?
Dog’s paw
Horse’s mouth
Pig’s ear