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Friday - - Mind Games -

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

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3 Which book writ­ten by Sir Wal­ter Raleigh (pic­tured) in 1614 tells the his­tory of an­cient Greece and Rome but has a grander ti­tle? Which book writ­ten by In­dia’s Jawa­har­lal Nehru in 1942-46 tells of the In­dus Val­ley civil­i­sa­tion, the ar­rival of the Aryans and the gov­ern­ment un­der the Bri­tish Em­pire? The gov­ern­ment of Bavaria, in agree­ment with the fed­eral gov­ern­ment of Ger­many, re­fuses to al­low any copying or print­ing of which book in Ger­many, and op­poses it also in

4 other coun­tries but with less suc­cess? From which clas­sic work of Miguel Cer­vantes do we get such im­mor­tal lines as “Thank you for noth­ing”, “Why do you lead me a wild goose

5 chase?”, and “Can we ever have too much of a good thing?” Which 13th-cen­tury trav­el­ogue by Rus­tichello da Pisa told of a Vene­tian mer­chant’s trav­els through Asia, Per­sia, China, and In­done­sia be­tween 1276 and 1291?

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