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. The first hydrogen bomb was tested by America at the Bikini Atoll — on which island group

  2. Which American state capital, founded in 1821, was named after a general who later became the seventh US president?

  3. For much of the 19th century, British beer-brewing was dominated by which town in Staffordshire?

  4. Which law states that the pressure and volume of a gas are in inverse proportions?

  5. What was the shared first name of the German Renaissance painters Cranach the Elder and Cranach the younger?

  6. What first name is missing from this list: Mark, Jason, Gary, Robbie?

  7. According to the two different titles of a 1997 novel, what belonged to a philosopher in Britain and a sorcerer in America?

  8. Who made her film debut as Tina Carlyle in The Mask?

  9. Who shot and killed the Dallas policeman JD Tippit on 22 November 1963?

  10. According to Julius Caesar in Shakespeare’s play, what kind of look did Cassius have?

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

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