Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 30-1-2013

Hmmm … 

You know, it has to be said, if you take any interest in Brentwood’s local politics, you’ve possibly seen the cover of this weeks Brentwood Gazette.

Complete with reports of the fact that Brentwood Council seems to have lost a bit of a wedge of money.

Frankly … ?   Frankly, Tory turned Independent Councillor Russell Quirk may wish to complain about that.   But, until leaving the council’s Tory group, he was part of the administration that seemingly, lost money.

Hmmm … I think least said soonest mended: but he mite want to remember that, if he’s complaining to the Gazette about Council mishandling.

At ANY rate … ?

This possibly isn’t the place for it.

After all, today is Wednesday, which means the Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s questions …
Q1) 30th January saw the assassination of Mohandas K. Gandhi: in which year of the 1940s … ?   
Q2) More to the point, by an extremist from which religion?   
Q3) What did the K stand for, in Mohandas K Gandhi’s name … ?   
Q4) Gandhi was also known as Mahatma Gandhi.   Mahatma is a nickname meaning what: Big gun, wild tiger or great soul … ?   
Q5) Gandhi achieved fame for helping India achieve independence from the UK: what was the name generally used for British India … ?   
Q6) Who was the first British Emperor/Empress of India … ?   
Q7) Prior to the monarch mentioned in Q6, who ruled India on behalf of Britain: the British West Indian Company, the British East Indian Company or Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank … ?   
Q8) Prior to helping India gain Independence, Gandhi famously organized protests in which African nation: Kenya, Gambia or South Africa … ?   
Q9) Who played Gandhi in the 1982, Richard Attenborough film, ‘Gandhi’?   
Q10) And finally … Which American Civil Right leader was famously inspired by Gandhi: Malcolm X, W. E. B. DuBois or Dr Martin Luther King?  
And here’s last week’s questions and answers.
Q1) 23rd January, 1570, saw the first assassination by gun.   The target was James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray.   Which Scottish King was he the regent for: James 4th, James 5th or James 6th?   
Q2) That Scottish king was also known as which English king … ?   
Q3) How many US presidents have been assassinated … ?   
Q4) Name one of those presidents …    
Q5) Which of those presidents was in office, during the US Civil War … ?   
Q6) Which Russian revolutionary leader was assassinated — with an icepick — in Mexico?   
Q7) Which famous Roman was assassinated by his friend, Brutus, and the subject of a play by William Shakespeare?   
Q8) The third Roman Emperor was the first to be definitely assassinated.   Was he Tiberius, Caligula or Claudius?   
Q9) Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by a Serb nationalist on 28th June, 1914: this triggered which war … ?   
Q10) And finally … Jean Bastien-Thiry and his fellow members of the OAS attempted to assassinate which French leader?   
A1) James 6th.   
A2) James 1st.   
A3) Four.   
A4) Abraham Lincoln, James Garfield, William McKinley and John F. Kennedy.   
A5) Abraham Lincoln.   
A6) Leon Trotsky.   
A7) Julius Cæsar.   (Gaius Julius Cæsar, to use his full name.   He never achieved the post of Emperor, but WAS the most powerful politician in the Rome of his day: that was his assassins’ motivation.)   
A8) Caligula.   
A9) World War 1.   
A10) General Charles De Gaulle.   (The attempt is what formed the basis of the story ‘The Day Of The Jackal’.)   
Enjoy those: links are on the Gazette’s site … !

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