MAS­TER­MINDS

South Wales Echo - - Puzzles & Quiz -

1. Which mem­ber of the Bri­tish Royal Fam­ily mar­ried this week?

2. What is the name of her new hus­band? 3. Which singer sang on the street out­side the Manch­ester Academy af­ter she was forced to can­cel a sold-out show due to a burst wa­ter pipe this week?

4. In Oc­to­ber 1925 who per­formed the first test of a work­ing tele­vi­sion sys­tem?

5. Who launched Wik­iLeaks in Oc­to­ber 2006?

6. Born in Oc­to­ber 1890 which co­me­dian, ac­tor, writer and film star was fa­mous for his grease­paint mous­tache and acted along­side his brothers?

7. Oc­to­ber 2010 saw the open­ing of the 19th com­mon­wealth games and was held in which coun­try?

8. In 1958 Guinea de­clared in­de­pen­dence from which coun­try?

9. Who was the In­dian free­dom fighter, ac­tivist and philoso­pher born in Oc­to­ber 1869?

10. In Oc­to­ber of which year did The Ger­man Demo­cratic Repub­lic be­come part of the Fed­eral Repub­lic of Ger­many?

11. The first com­plete English-lan­guage Bi­ble (the Coverdale Bi­ble) was printed in Oc­to­ber of which year?

12. What was the name of the first ar­ti­fi­cial satel­lite to or­bit the Earth and launched in Oc­to­ber 1957?

13. In 1983 who set a new land speed record of 633.468 miles per hour, driv­ing Thrust2 at the Black Rock Desert in Ne­vada?

14. Which is the most com­mon sur­name fea­tured in the 15 Hol­ly­wood Walk of Fame?

15. True or false: US TV star Jerry Springer was born in Lon­don’s High­gate tube sta­tion?

16. Which word game, in­vented by Al­lan Turoff, fea­tures a grid of let­tered dice?

17. Which is the eighth and fur­thest known planet from the sun in the so­lar sys­tem?

18. Which mam­mal has the largest brain by weight, a hu­man or a sperm whale?

19. Star­ring JoBeth Wil­liams and di­rected by Steven Spiel­berg which film tells the story of ghosts haunt­ing a fam­ily home?

20. Which film di­rected by Wes Craven and star­ring Neve Camp­bell and Court­ney Cox is about a teenage girl who is ter­rorised by a killer a year af­ter the mur­der of her mother?

21. Jose Mour­inho most re­cently man­aged which club be­fore his ar­rival at Manch­ester United in 2016?

22. Coco, Cars and In­side Out are all films pro­duced by which US an­i­mated film com­pany?

23. Who did Queen El­iz­a­beth II sur­pass as Bri­tain’s long­est serv­ing monarch in Septem­ber 2015?

24. Since 2010 and as of 2018, how many points does a win­ning driver re­ceive in a For­mula One race?

25. What is the name of Bram Stoker’s most fa­mous novel? 26. Which film from 1987 stars Jack Ni­chol­son, and Cher, Su­san Saran­don, and Michelle Pfeif­fer as three sin­gle women who ex­per­i­ment with magic pow­ers?

27. The Curse of the Were-Rabbit starred which an­i­mated cou­ple? 28. The Aus­tralian govern­ment this week backed what kind of power, de­spite the rec­om­men­da­tions of a ma­jor re­port on cli­mate change?

29. Name the film star­ring Johnny Depp and He­lena Bon­ham Carter and di­rected by Tim Bur­ton about a man who sets up a bar­ber shop in Lon­don.

30. Who was the fe­male lead of An Amer­i­can Were­wolf in Lon­don?

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