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?