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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 Al­though called First Chan­cel­lor of Ger­many, he ac­tu­ally ruled a Ger­man king­dom called Prus­sia, which was of­fi­cially abol­ished in 1947. His name?

2 In the United States a neu­rode­gen­er­a­tive dis­ease called Mo­tor Neu­ron Dis­ease or Amy­otrophic Lat­eral Scle­ro­sis is named af­ter which base­ball player?

3 Aside from Lord Wilm­ing­ton, Wil­liam Pitt the Younger, Arthur Bal­four and Ed­ward Heath, which Bri­tish Prime Min­is­ter of the United King­dom never had a wife?

4 In a forth­com­ing biopic Jamie Foxx is slated to play which heavy­weight box­ing cham­pion? 5 Para­phrased from Wikipedia: “Af­ter they left Mala­cañan Palace, she was found to have left be­hind 15 mink coats, 508 gowns, 1,000 hand­bags, and 1,060 pairs of shoes. The ex­act num­ber of shoes varies with es­ti­mates of up to 7,500 pairs of shoes. How­ever, Time re­ported that the fi­nal tally was only 1,060”. Who is ‘she’?

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