All the answers here are linked in some way. Once you’ve spotted the connection, any you didn’t know the first time around should become easier.

  1. Who’s the only athlete to have won gold in the 5,000 metres, the 10,000 metres and the marathon at the same Olympics?

  2. In Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, who is “The Lord High Everything Else”?

  3. Which empress fought a civil war against King Stephen in 12th-century England?

  4. Grenzübergangsstelle Friedrich-/Zimmerstraße was the official East German name for what?

  5. Who created the TV series Call the Midwife?

  6. Which Australian town is named after the wife of the telegraph pioneer Charles Todd?

  7. In John’s gospel, which of Christ’s apostles doubted the Resurrection accounts of the other apostles until he saw Jesus for himself?

  8. Which London terminus station was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel?

  9. Who once said of himself: “People think I live in a cave all year and come out in December shouting, ‘It’s Chriiisstmaaasss!’”?

  10. Who was third in line to the British throne in 1950 and is 17th in line now?

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James Walton is co-host of “The Booker Prize Podcast”

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