The questions Jonathan Gibson answered to become Mastermind champion - how many would you get right?

I’ve started so I’ll finish – here are the general knowledge questions Scottish student Jonathan Gibson answered correctly to become the new Mastermind champion, the youngest ever at the age of 24.

Mastermind winner Jonathan Gibson, the youngest ever at age 24, with host John Humphrys

All the answers at the end. Read about Jonathan Gibson’s incredible performance here

THE QUESTIONS

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1 Leipzig and Stuttgart are cities in which European country?

2 BSL is a method of communication used mainly by people who are deaf or have impaired hearing. What does BSL stand for?

3 Which musical family from Ogden, in the American state of Utah, had their first UK top ten single in 1972 with ‘Crazy Horses’?

4 Which cookery writer and former Great British Bake Off judge described her award of a damehood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2020 as “the icing on the cake”?

5 In chemistry, a solid that is dissolved in liquid to form a solution is known as the solute. What’s the corresponding term for the liquid?

6 What’s the name of the Los Angeles baseball team who won the 2020 World Series?

7 The shipping forecast area in the North Sea directly between Tyne and Thames shares its name with an estuary in eastern England. Which estuary?

8 What staple of Italian cooking is a fine maize flour which, when it’s cooked in salted water, can be served soft, like a porridge, or set and cut into slices? Its name comes from the Latin for pearl barley.

9 What staple of Italian cooking is a fine maize flour which, when it’s cooked in salted water, can be served soft, like a porridge, or set and cut into slices? Its name comes from the Latin for pearl barley.

10 The actress Emma Corrin joined the cast of the fourth series of the television drama The Crown, which began in 2020. Which member of the family does she play?

11 In 1803, America bought about 828,000 square miles of land, including most of the Mississippi valley, from France for just a few cents an acre. The transaction is known by what name?

12 In 2020, which politician was elected to serve a second term as Prime Minister of New Zealand?

13 The name of the title character in a play by Moliere is sometimes used as a word for a religious hypocrite. What is the title of the play?

14 ‘The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight’ and ‘Everybody Hurts’ are tracks from the album Automatic For The People, which topped the UK chart in 1992. The album is by which American band?

15 Which German political philosopher and revolutionary married his childhood sweetheart Jenny von Westphalen in 1843, after an engagement that lasted seven years?

THE ANSWERS

Germany. 2. Martin. 3. British Sign Language. 4. The Osmonds. 5. Mary Berry. 6. Solvent. 7. Edith Head. 8. Dodgers. 9.Humber. 10. Polenta. 11. Diana. 12. Genus. 13. Louisiana Purchase. 14. Jacinda Ardern. 15. Tartuffe. 16. REM. 17. Karl Marx.

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