General Knowledge (13): 10 questions

  1. If you go due south from central Detroit, what is the first country you come to?
  2. Which classic 1991 song begins with the lines “Look into my eyes, you will find, what you mean to me”?
  3. Which historical figure is the central character of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy?
  4. Which German word, also used in English, means “joy at someone else’s misfortune”?
  5. Martin Chuzzlewit and The Mystery of Edwin Drood are lesser known works by which author?
  6. Bouvet Island is considered the most isolated island on earth, being over 1000 miles from any other inhabited island. Which country does it belong to?
  7. George McGill and Henry Heyl both lay claim to have invented which common piece of office equipment in the second half of the 20th century?
  8. In which sport would you have a face-off?
  9. In the James Bond films, the head of MI6 is known by which letter?
  10. And by which letter is the actual head of MI6 known?

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  1. If you go due south from central Detroit, what is the first country you come to?
    A: Canada
  2. Which classic 1991 song begins with the lines “Look into my eyes, you will find, what you mean to me”?
    A: Everything I do (I do it for you), Bryan Adams
  3. Which historical figure is the central character of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy?
    A: Thomas Cromwell
  4. Which German word, also used in English, means “joy at someone else’s misfortune”?
    A: Schadenfreude
  5. Martin Chuzzlewit and The Mystery of Edwin Drood are lesser known works by which author?
    A: Charles Dickens
  6. Bouvet Island is considered the most isolated island on earth, being over 1000 miles from any other inhabited island. Which country does it belong to?
    A: Norway
  7. George McGill and Henry Heyl both lay claim to have invented which common piece of office equipment in the second half of the 20th century?
    A: Stapler
  8. In which sport would you have a face-off?
    A: Ice Hockey (boxing also accepted)
  9. In the James Bond films, the head of MI6 is known by which letter?
    A: M
  10. And by which letter is the actual head of MI6 known?
    A: C

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