The Saturday quiz

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1. The first was André Maurois, the second Ernest Hemingway, the third Eric Linklater. There have been thousands since. What?

2. Who, in New York in 1937, created the Mercury theatre company?

3. "Usually all the world is dying to take a picture with me and Michelle before the show but he didn't show up for that." Of whom was Barack Obama recently speaking?

4. Delhi, Rabat, Beijing, Quito, Ankara. Capital cities with what in common?

5. Scuba – as in scuba diving – is an acronym for what?

6. Which publication, still in existence, was founded by the proprietor of a coffee house in the City of London in the 1730s?

7. Which desert is widely regarded as the driest in the world?

8. Occitan is a language spoken mainly in the southern half of which European country?

9. The Dixie Chicks, the Cheeky Girls, the Corrs. What's the connection?

10. The journey of self-discovery made by Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat, Pray, Love involved trips to which three countries?