MOST people think they are hot on general knowledge but how much information do we retain and how much do we forget?

Fans of TV quiz shows like Mastermind think it would be easy to answer questions on general knowledge and their specialist subjects.

But even the most simple queries can pose problems for some candidates when they find themselves under pressure in a hot TV studio.

Our reporters have been taking the Mastermind tests for a number of years, and only a few of them have got good enough scores to be considered as candidates for the programme.

It’s a pity you can’t Google the right answers on your smartphone.