Bonfire night Link round (2): 11 questions

The answers to the ten questions below (or part thereof) are linked by a common given name.

  1. Which author wrote the controversial novel “A Clockwork Orange”?
  2. What was the only US no.1 song by Simple Minds?
  3. Which Jamaican born political leader is considered a prophet in the Rastafari religion and was also the founder of the shipping company Black Star Lines
  4. Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend, Jeff Beck and Slash all use guitars made by which company?
  5. Which New York thoroughfare is particularly associated with the advertising industry?
  6. Which American hedge fund manager, currently in jail for securities fraud, was infamous for raising the price of the drug Daraprim from $13.50 to $750, leading to his being dubbed “The Most Hated Man in America?
  7. What is the German for “Monday”?
  8. Who was famously so unsure of his career as a professional footballer that he advertised his services as an electrician in Nottingham Forest’s matchday programs in his first season in 1985.
  9. Which rock star died along with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper in a plane crash on 3 February 1959.
  10. Which team did Formula 1 driver Jacques Villeneuve drive for when he won his only World Championship in 1997?
  11. What given name links all of the above answers?
  12. Which of the ten people with that common given name above is the odd one out, and why?

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  1. Which author wrote the controversial novel “A Clockwork Orange”?
    A: Anthony Burgess
  2. What was the only US no.1 song by Simple Minds?
    A: Don’t you (forget about me)
  3. Which Jamaican born political leader is considered a prophet in the Rastafari religion and was also the founder of the shipping company Black Star Lines
    A: Marcus Garvey
  4. Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend, Jeff Beck and Slash all use guitars made by which company?
    A: Gibson
  5. Which New York thoroughfare is particularly associated with the advertising industry?
    A: Madison Avenue
  6. Which American hedge fund manager, currently in jail for securities fraud, was infamous for raising the price of the drug Daraprim from $13.50 to $750, leading to his being dubbed “The Most Hated Man in America?
    A: Martin Shkreli
  7. What is the German for “Monday”?
    A: Montag
  8. Who was famously so unsure of his career as a professional footballer that he advertised his services as an electrician in Nottingham Forest’s matchday programs in his first season in 1985
    A: Stuart Pearce
  9. Which rock star died along with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper in a plane crash on 3 February 1959?
    A: Ritchie Valens
  10. Which team did Formula 1 driver Jacques Villeneuve drive for when he won his only World Championship in 1997?
    A: Williams
  11. What given name links all of the above answers?
    A: Guy, as in Fawkes (Guy Burgess, Guy Forget, Guy Garvey, Guy Gibson, Guy Madison, Guy Martin, Guy Montag, Guy Pearce, Guy Ritchie, Guy Williams)
  12. Which of the ten people with that common given name above is the odd one out, and why?
    A: Guy Montag, because he is fictional (the lead character in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury)

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