Friday, 15 March 2013

The Daily Teaser — 15-3-2013

Oh, my word … !

It’s nippy … !

No, seriously … !

It’s March — obviously — and the weather, so far, has been decidedly mixed.

We had snow, Monday and Tuesday.   Wednesday and Thursday were chilly, but sunny.

Today … ?

We’ve 100% cloud cover, my front room feels like an icehouse … and I’m willing to bet it’s going to be blowy out.

Let’s get moving on, shall we?   That’ll be a good way of keeping warm … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers*: along with letting us know authors have problems, too, she ALSO bagged 5 out of 5.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s themed questions, shall we … ?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video … 

Q1) 15th March, 44BC, saw the assassination of Julius Cæsar: by a group of Roman what … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which Roman building was this: The Senate, the Theatre of Pompey or the Circus Maximus … ?
Q3) At the time of Cæsar’s death was he Dictator, Emperor or Consul … ?
Q4) At the time of his death, Cæsar was the effective leader of what: the Roman Republic or the Roman Empire … ?
Q5) And finally … which successor of Cæsar’s eventually became known — to us, anyway — as Rome’s first Emperor … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 14th March, 2012, saw three towns given city status for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee: name one of them.
A1) Chelmsford, Perth and St Asaph.
Q2) The same day — 14th March, 2012 — saw the International Criminal Court issue a guilty verdict against Thomas Lubanga Dyilo.   Of his military use of what … ?
A2) Child soldiers.
Q3) 14th March, 1984, saw Sinn Fein President, Gerry Adams shot: in which city … ?
A3) Belfast.
Q4) 14th March, 1958, saw the birth of Albert 2nd of Monaco: what’s the name of Monaco’s Royal House … ?
A4) Grimaldi.
Q5) And finally … 14th March, 1885, saw the first performance of which Gilbert and Sullivan opera … ?
A5) The Mikado: Or, The Town of Titipu
I’ll leave you with this quote from Julius himself …
“Veni, vidi, vici.”
Julius Cæsar, July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC
And with this aria — performed by countertenor, David Lee — from the operetta, Giulio Cesare in Egitto, by G. F. Handel … 

Enjoy the day: and let’s all try and avoid the conspirators … !

*        Yeah … You’ve got to love multiple choice, haven’t you Debbi … ?   Especially when it’s only got HALF the choices in it … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

You've got that right, Paul! :)

1. senators
2. the Theatre of Pompey
3. Dictator
4. the Roman Republic
5. Augustus