General knowledge 102

From the quiz on 11/10/16.

  1. Which Shakespeare play opens with the lines “When shall we three meet again? / In thunder, lightning, or in rain?”? Macbeth

  2. Question wranglers, elves and bantermeisters are among the many unusual job titles of those who appear or work on which BBC quiz show? QI

  3. A carbohydrate is a compound consisting of carbon, hydrogen and which other element? Oxygen

  4. At the beginning of the novel and musical Les Misérables, Jean Valjean has just been released from prison after serving a 19-year sentence for stealing what item of food? Loaf of bread

  5. What is the counterintuitive spelling of the village in southwest Cornwall whose name is pronounced /ˈmaʊzəl/ [approximately “Mao’s all”]? Mousehole

  6. Which of Mars’ two known moons, Phobos and Deimos, is larger? Phobos

  7. Which English broadcaster served as controller of BBC Two between 1965 and 1969? David Attenborough

  8. Which European country’s flag consists of a stylized yellow Sun and eight radiating sunbeams all on a red field? Macedonia

  9. Which Canadian singer–songwriter released the 2000 album Silver & Gold, whose cover was taken by his daughter Amber using the Game Boy Camera? Neil Young

  10. With an average of about 3.5 million passengers a day, which railway station in Tokyo is the busiest in the world? Shinjuku


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