Anagrams of capital cities: 10 questions

All answers are anagrams of capital cities. The capital cities referred to by each answer are in alphabetical order.

  1. In Macbeth, in terms of titles, what are Macduff, Banquo and Macbeth at the start of the play?
  2. Which slang British English term, defined by the OED as “an adjective meaning excellent, amazing; considerable, powerful”, derives from an army term for a concentrated artillery bombardment?
  3. What was the name of the 1985 Accord between France, Germany, Japan, the US and UK to depreciate the US dollar against the Yen and Mark, named after the hotel the agreement was reached in?
  4. Which African country did Damon Albarn travel to in 2002, recording an album in the same year also named after the country?
  5. What name is given to fabric interwoven with metallic threads, usually of gold or silver? Male
  6. Which World War One battle of 1915 saw the first British use of poison gas?
  7. What is the common name for a wingless insect of the order Phthiraptera, that lives on every species of warm blooded mammal or bird and carries diseases such as typhus?
  8. What is the name given to the part of the stamen that produces pollen in a flowering plant?
  9. What is the name of Japan’s second largest airport by passenger numbers?
  10. Which city was saved from being atom bombed in 1945 by the US secretary of State Henry Stimson, who had been on holiday there?

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  1. In Macbeth, in terms of titles, what are Macduff, Banquo and Macbeth at the start of the play?
    A: Thanes => Athens (Greece)
  2. Which slang British English term, defined by the OED as “an adjective meaning excellent, amazing; considerable, powerful”, derives from an army term for a concentrated artillery bombardment?
    A: Stonking => Kingston (Jamaica)
  3. What was the name of the 1985 Accord between France, Germany, Japan, the US and UK to depreciate the US dollar against the Yen and Mark, named after the hotel the agreement was reached in?
    A: The Plaza Accord => La Paz (Bolivia)
  4. Which African country did Damon Albarn travel to in 2002, recording an album in the same year also named after the country?
    A: Mali => Lima (Peru)
  5. What name is given to fabric interwoven with metallic threads, usually of gold or silver?
    A: Lame => Male )The Maldives 
  6. Which World War One battle of 1915 saw the first British use of poison gas?
    A: Loos => Oslo (Norway)
  7. What is the common name for a wingless insect of the order Phthiraptera, that lives on every species of warm blooded mammal or bird and carries diseases such as typhus?
    A: Louse => Seoul (South Korea)
  8. What is the name given to the part of the stamen that produces pollen in a flowering plant?
    A: Anther => Tehran (Iran)
  9. What is the name of Japan’s second largest airport by passenger numbers?
    A: Narita => Tirana (Albania)
  10. Which city was saved from being atom bombed in 1945 by the US secretary of State Henry Stimson, who had been on holiday there?
    A: Kyoto => Tokyo (Japan)

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