Link round (9): 10 questions

  1. Which band was Chester Bennington the lead singer of until his suicide in 2017?
  2. Which fictional character’s Expedition provided the title for the last and best-known novel by Tobias Smollett, published in 1771?
  3. Which social networking website was launched in 2003, and was sold to Microsoft for $26.4 billion on 8 December 2016
  4. Which toy originated in the attempted development of springs for the support and stabilization of shipboard instruments in rough seas?
  5. In which TV quiz show, which ran on the BBC from 2000 to 2012, were the best and worst players in each round announced by narrator Jon Briggs?
  6. Which composer is considered to be the first successful Russian classical composer, with works including the operas A Life for the Tsar and Ruslan and Lyudmila?
  7. What term is used to describe fossils which are transitional, and represent a phase of development between two states; for example, fossils which show the transformation between anthropoid apes and humans?
  8. Which Doctor Who episode, frequently voted the best ever in viewer polls, shows the Weeping Angels for the first time?
  9. What type of jewellery, primarily worn by men on a particular item of clothing, has types called Torpedo, Ogham and Spool?
  10. What is the link between the above nine answers?

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  1. Which band was Chester Bennington the lead singer of until his suicide in 2017?
    A: Linkin Park
  2. Which fictional character’s Expedition provided the title for the last and best-known novel by Tobias Smollett, published in 1771?
    A: Humphrey Clinker
  3. Which social networking website was launched in 2003, and was sold to Microsoft for $26.4 billion on 8 December 2016?
    A: Linkedin
  4. Which toy’s invention originated in the attempted development of springs for the support and stabilization of shipboard instruments in rough seas?
    A: Slinky 
  5. In which TV quiz show, which ran on the BBC from 2000 to 2012, were the best and worst players from each round announced by narrator Jon Briggs?
    A: The Weakest Link
  6. Which composer is considered to be the first successful Russian classical composer, with works including the operas A Life for the Tsar and Ruslan and Lyudmila?
    A: Glinka
  7. What term is used to describe fossils which are transitional, and represent a phase of development between two states; for example, fossils which show the transformation between anthropoid apes and humans?
    A: Missing Link
  8. Which Doctor Who episode, frequently voted the best ever in viewer polls, shows the Weeping Angels for the first time?
    A: Blink
  9. What type of jewellery, primarily worn by men on a particular item of clothing, has types called Torpedo, Ogham and Spool?
    A: Cufflink
  10. What is the link between the above nine answers?
    A: They all contain the word “link”

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