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What links Olly Alexander with Abel Tesfaye? The Weekend quiz

·1-min read
<span>Photograph: Getty Images</span>
Photograph: Getty Images

The questions

1 Which Roman landmark is named after a statue of Nero?
2 The five Monuments are events in which sport?
3 Who was pursued by Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde?
4 Which trio travelled further from Earth than any other humans?
5 “Peculiar institution” was an American euphemism for what?
6 Which Paris bookshop was founded by Sylvia Beach?
7 Tanganyika and Zanzibar combined to form what?
8 Who had a jumbuck in a tucker bag?
What links:
9
Tchaikovsky; Dukas; Stravinsky; Mussorgsky (and four others)?
10 Nucleus; cytoplasm; membrane?
11 Janette Tough; Jimmy Clitheroe; Angus Young?
12 Merneith; Sobekneferu; Hatshepsut; Twosret?
13 Doris Kappelhoff; Abel Tesfaye; Olly Alexander?
14 Basenji; beagle; borzoi; sloughi; saluki?
15 Gateshead music venue; Torquay hotelier; Llantrisant coiner?

Eiffel Tower at sunset, Paris
Know your way around Paris? Photograph: Getty Images

The answers

1 Colosseum.
2 Cycling.
3 Pac-Man (nicknames of “ghosts”).
4 Crew of Apollo 13 (Fred Haise, John Swigert & James Lovell).
5 Slavery.
6 Shakespeare and Company.
7 Tanzania.
8 Swagman in Waltzing Matilda.
9 Composers featured in Disney’s 1940 film Fantasia.
10 Parts of a cell.
11 Dressed as schoolboys: Wee Jimmy Krankie; Clitheroe Kid star; AC/DC guitarist.
12 Female rulers of ancient Egypt.
13 Singers with time-themed stage names: Doris Day; The Weeknd; Years & Years.
14 Breeds of hound.
15 Herbs: sage; Basil (Fawlty); (Royal) Mint.

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