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. What was the English name of the Peruvian Communist guerrilla group led by Abimael Guzmán until his capture in 1992?

  2. In 1965, Philip Larkin pronounced himself “well rewarded” by which Bob Dylan album that he was reviewing for the Daily Telegraph?

  3. What was EM Forster’s last novel — published in 1924, 46 years before his death?

  4. Which Oscar-winning film of 1950 is narrated by a dead Hollywood screenwriter called Joe Gillis?

  5. Sirius, Alpha Centauri and Betelgeuse are all stars in which galaxy?

  6. Which 21st-century Tony-award-winning Broadway and West End musical is a parody of Sesame Street, complete with puppets?

  7. Which fictional investigative journalist won a Pulitzer Prize for her work at the Daily Planet newspaper?

  8. Who played Rebecca Howe in the sitcom Cheers?

  9. What’s the three-word name of China’s initiative, launched in 2013, to develop global infrastructure?

  10. October 24, 1929 — aka Black Thursday — was the first day of which financial catastrophe?

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

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