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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 Dur­ing the 1956 Mel­bourne Sum­mer Olympics, Aus­tralia’s strict quar­an­tine laws for­bade the en­try of horses, re­sult­ing in the eques­trian events be­ing held in which other coun­try?

2 Al­though Fin­land has been named ‘The Land of a Thou­sand Lakes’, which other Euro­pean coun­try’s lakes (num­ber­ing around 450,000) do in fact far out­num­ber Fin­land’s and in­clude the Hornin­dals­vat­net, Europe’s deep­est lake?

3 Which coun­try, once a part of the Bri­tish Em­pire and then a prov­ince of In­dia, achieved in­de­pen­dence in 1948?

4 The Cen­tral Ceme­tery of which coun­try’s cap­i­tal city has over 3.3 mil­lion tombs (in­clud­ing those of com­posers Beethoven, Brahms and Schu­bert), al­most twice the city’s present liv­ing pop­u­la­tion?

5 The mighty Ama­zon River be­gins as a gla­cial stream on a snow­capped An­dean peak called Ne­vado Mismi, in which coun­try?

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