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
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?