Each of these is a quiz question in its own right, but the answers connect to a common theme, which could be anything from plumb straightforward to bizarrely lateral.
1. In a country where lèse majesté (violating majesty) is a punishable crime, which monarch invited public criticism in a 2005 speech, resulting in thousands of arrests? 2. The exact time of accession of which present-day monarch is unknown? 3. In Malaysia who holds, among other titles, the rank of Marshal of the Royal Malaysian Air Force in his full constitutional duties as commander-inchief of the Malaysian Armed Forces? 4. On January 4, 1960 who became the ruler of Ijebuland in Nigeria? 5. Whose official residence is the Istana Nurul Iman, with more than 1,000 rooms?