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 Which African country’s capital is that continent’s most populous city? Surprisingly, this country’s name for an eponymous bird is Hindi, while in India the bird is called Peru. Which country is this? Which country shares its name with that of a state in the US? With the dissolution of the erstwhile USSR, which country displaced Mongolia to become the world’s largest landlocked country?
5 After Opec nations and Canada, which country has the most proven oil reserves in the world?