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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. Which fa­mous ti­tle char­ac­ter in a hor­ror novel is ac­tu­ally the sci­en­tist who cre­ated a mon­ster, not the mon­ster it­self?

2. Which or­ganic chem­i­cal com­pound with the molec­u­lar for­mula C6H6 is rep­re­sented by a hexagon with a cir­cle in­side?

3. Which Tintin book has the young re­porter of the ti­tle, aided by his dog Snowy, Cap­tain Had­dock and Tharkey, trekking across the Hi­malayan moun­tains to look for Chang Chong-Chen? 4. What ma­chine in­vented by Elias Howe in 1845 im­proved upon pre­vi­ous mod­els by hold­ing fab­ric ver­ti­cally, and had the nee­dle run­ning away from the point, start­ing from the eye? 5. Which Bea­tles’ song writ­ten by Paul McCart­ney (pic­tured) re­mains pop­u­lar to­day with more than 2,200 cover ver­sions?

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