Link Round (1): 10 questions

The answers to the ten general knowledge questions have a common link.

  1. Which famous murderer lived at 10 Rillington Place?
  2. In Friends, which character has the surname ‘Bing’?
  3. Which US songwriter’s hits include the standards “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “I Get a Kick Out of You”
  4. What is the real name of author John Le Carre?
  5. What is the name of the longest river in Italy?
  6. Which character was played by Pauline McLynn in Father Ted?
  7. Who is the only Swede to have played football for both Barcelona and Manchester United?
  8. Which English King was on the throne at the time of the American Revolution?
  9. Which US jazz singer, who died in 2012, had hits including “I’d rather go blind”, “Henry”, “Tell Mama” and “Something’s got a hold on me”?
  10. What name is shared by an Apollo 11 astronaut and Ireland’s Minister of Finance from 1919-1922What is the link between these answers?

Answers below (scroll down)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Which famous murderer lived at 10 Rillington Place?
    A: John Reginald Christie – Agatha Christie
  2. In Friends, which character has the surname ‘Bing’?
    A: Chandler – Raymond Chandler
  3. Which US songwriter’s hits include the standards “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and “I Get a Kick Out of You”
    A: Cole Porter – Martina Cole   
  4. What is the real name of author John Le Carre?
    A: David Cornwell – Patricia Cornwell
  5. What is the name of the longest river in Italy?
    A: Po – Edgar Allen Poe
  6. Which character was played by Pauline McLynn in Father Ted?
    A: Mrs. Doyle – Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. Who is the only Swede to have played football for both Barcelona and Manchester United?
    A: Henrik Larsson – Stieg Larsson
  8. Which English King was on the throne at the time of the American Revolution?
    A: George III – Elizabeth George
  9. Which US jazz singer, who died in 2012, had hits including “I’d rather go blind”, “Henry”, “Tell Mama” and “Something’s got a hold on me”?
    A: Etta James – P.D. James
  10. What name is shared by an Apollo 11 astronaut and Ireland’s Minister of Finance from 1919-1922
    A: Michael Collins – Wilkie CollinsWhat is the link between these answers?
    A: Crime novelists

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