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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

Friday - - Mind Games -

1 Which town in North Dakota, US, shares its name with a style of foot­ball played at English pub­lic schools from the 19th century on­wards? 2 Which city, also the cap­i­tal of the Brazil­ian state of Mato Grosso, is one of the host cities for the Fifa World Cup 2014? 3 A com­po­si­tion cre­ated by the fa­mous Lithua­nian sculp­tor Ged­im­i­nas Jokūbo­nis and ded­i­cated to the ac­ces­sion of Lithua­nia to the EU is lo­cated 26km north of the coun­try’s cap­i­tal city, which is? 4 Mean­ing ‘beau­ti­ful pas­ture’ in Mon­go­lian, which city is the cap­i­tal of Xin­jiang Uyghur Au­ton­o­mous Re­gion of the People’s Repub­lic of China? 5 In 1988 the Royal Ge­o­graph­i­cal So­ci­ety of Aus­trala­sia erected what mon­u­ment in Aus­tralia’s North­ern Ter­ri­tory in hon­our of Dr Bruce P Lam­bert, a for­mer Di­rec­tor of the Di­vi­sion of Na­tional Map­ping, for his achieve­ments in the na­tional sur­vey, lev­el­ling and map­ping of the con­ti­nent?

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