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’?