Wednesday, 27 February 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 27-2-2013: Honest Abe.

You know, it HAD to happen, didn’t it … ?

A certain very well-known English actor had to go and bag the Best Actor Oscar, this year … !

Hopnestly: you write a set of questions and hope no-one gives away an answer, and then, then, WHAM!

Somebody goes and gets a gong … !

Hmmm … 

I’d better show you the Gazette questions I’m talking about, hadn’t I … ?

Here’s this week’s Honest Abe set …
Q1) 27th February saw Abraham Lincoln make the speech that bagged him the US presidency.   In which year of the 1860s was this … ?
Q2) In which US city was this: Chicago, Seattle or New York … ?
Q3) When first elected, which US president was he: the 15th, 16th or 17th … ?
Q4) In which year was he elected President for the second time … ?
Q5) Which US party did Lincoln represent: Democrat or Republican … ?
Q6) In which year was his assassination … ?
Q7) In which Illinois town is Lincoln buried … ?
Q8) How many Oscar nominations has Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ received … ?
Q9) More to the point, who plays the President, in that film … ?
Q10) And finally … in which 2012 film is President Lincoln played by Benjamin Walker … ?
And here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th February saw Edward 6th crowned as king: in which year of the 1540s … ?
Q2) More to the point, which famous king was Edward’s father … ?
Q3) Was Edward King of England, England and Ireland or of the United Kingdom … ?
Q4) In which London church was Edward’s coronation: Saint Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey or St Clement Danes … ?
Q5) Edward 6th was immediately succeeded by his cousin, Lade Jane … who … ?
Q6) How long did Lady Jane rule for: nine days, ten days or eleven days?
Q7) Edward was succeeded by his two sisters, Mary and Elizabeth: which of them got the throne first … ?
Q8) The ‘Bloody Mary’ cocktail — named for Edward’s sister, Mary 1st — contains vodka, tomato juice … and which sauce … ?
Q9) Edward’s other sister, Elizabeth 1st, was on the throne for how many years: 35, 45 or 55 … ?
Q10) And finally … Edward and his sisters were all part of which dynasty: the Stewarts, the Tudors or the Ten-Poles … ?
A1) 1547.
A2) Henry 8th.
A3) England and Ireland.
A4) Westminster Abbey.   (Its full name is ‘The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster’.   In case you were wondering … )
A5) Grey.
A6) Nine days.
A7) Mary.
A8) Worcester sauce.  (There’s a version called a Bloody Margaret, or Red Snapper: it’s made with gin, instead of vodka.   Others claim that Tabasco Sauce is the thing.)
A9) 45: from 1558 to her death in 1603.
A10) The Tudors.
You can look up the links on the Gazette’s version of this post.

Enjoy the questions … !

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