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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



3 Which English cleric and politi­cian is mostly known for his in­volve­ment with the Bri­tish East In­dia Com­pany and his term as gover­nor of the Madras Pres­i­dency from 1755 to 1763? Which Dan­ish ex­plorer and of­fi­cer in the Rus­sian Navy, first name Vi­tus, is known for his two ex­plo­rations of the north-eastern coast of the Asian con­ti­nent and from there the west­ern coast on the North Amer­i­can con­ti­nent? Which Si­cil­ian city fig­ures promi­nently in Shake­speare’s Much Ado About Noth­ing, and is be­lieved to be the port through

land) Diemen’s Van then Tas­ma­nia, and Australia main­land be­tween ( Strait Bass

the and Morocco), and Spain be­tween( Gi­bral­tar of Strait Italy), and Si­cily be­tween(

Messina of Strait Alaska), and Rus­sia


5 which the Black Death en­tered Europe? Which ‘Rock’ gets its name from the Ara­bic term ‘Jebel Tariq’, or ‘Tariq’s tower’? Which Bri­tish sur­geon and naval ex­plorer ac­com­pa­nied Matthew Flinders on early ex­pe­di­tions to Australia? be­tween( Strait Ber­ing Lanka), Sri and In­dia be­tween( Strait Palk the – them af­ter named straits have All link The Bass Ge­orge 5 Gi­bral­tar 4 Messina 3

Ber­ing 2 Palk Robert 1


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