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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




4 Two girls in dif­fer­ent works of fic­tion have the same first name. One loves Tom Sawyer, the other has an aunt named Jane Sawyer. What’s their name? What name is given to a fit or spell of vi­o­lent men­tal ex­cite­ment, or a parox­ysm re­sult­ing from a ma­nia? Which gem­stone is the Novem­ber birth­stone, the sym­bol of friend­ship, and the state gem­stone of the US state of Utah? English writer and jour­nal­ist Robert Fisk (pic­tured), who has been writ­ing

5 for The In­de­pen­dent from Beirut for more than 20 years, is one of a few Western jour­nal­ists to have in­ter­viewed Osama bin Laden. What two-word term best de­scribes his oc­cu­pa­tion? What word de­scribes a dizzy­ing sen­sa­tion of tilt­ing in spite of be­ing within sta­ble sur­round­ings?

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