Wednesday, 10 April 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 10-4-2013: Hoist The Jolly Roger … !

Bloody HELL … !

It’s a slow news week, it MUST be … !

Not that I’m complaining: two letters in this week’s Gazette, and the Teaser … ?

I’ve died and gone to metaphorical heaven … !

Calm DOWN, Paul … 

And let’s move on, shall we … ?

After all, today is Wednesday: which means it’s the day for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s questions: covered by the usual license* …
Q1) 10th April, 1710, saw Great Britain’s first Copyright law come into force: this was the Statute of which British queen … ?
Q2) Which royal house did she belong to … ?
Q3) Prior to this act, copyright had been regulated by which act: the Copyright Act, the Licensing Act or Printing Act, of 1662 … ?
Q4) That Statute applied — originally — just to what: newspapers, magazines or books … ?
Q5) In modern times, copyright covers many things: including films, music recordings, and computer software: does it also cover sculpture … ?
Q6) The ‘Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works’ — the international Copyright Treaty — is better known how: the Berne Convention, the Lucerne Convention or the Zurich Convention … ?
Q7) What name is given to illegal copies of films, albums or books … ?
Q8) More to the point, illegally recorded live gigs are know as what: bootlegs albums, armsleeve LPs or hijacked CDs … ?
Q9) ‘BitTorrent’ programs allow people to illegally share films and music over what: the TV network, internet or radio … ?
Q10) And finally … what was the name of the notorious Swedish file sharing site whose owners were tried in 2009.
And here’s last weeks
Q1) 3rd April is the generally agreed date for the Crucifixion of Jesus.   In which year of the first century: 33AD, 35AD or 37AD … ?
Q2) Christ was crucified after being tried by a Jewish Council: what was the name of that council … ?
Q3) He was ALSO seen by the then Roman Prefect of Judea: what was that Prefect’s name … ?
Q4) More to the point, what was the Prefect: a regional governor, an army commander or a senior magistrate.
Q5) Jesus’ crucifixion — and Pilate’s time as Prefect — were during the reign of which Roman Emperor: Augustus, Tiberius or Caligula … ?
Q6) In one of the Gospels, Jesus is tried by Herod Antipas, King of Galilee: which Gospels … ?
Q7) Talking of Gospels, which of the Four Gospels record Jesus’ last words as “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”
Q8) Jesus was taken down from the cross — and buried — by Joseph of where … ?
Q9) Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote a rock opera about the life and death of Jesus: what was it called … ?
Q10) And finally … which ‘Monty Python’ movie is — very specifically — not about Jesus Christ … ?
A1) 33AD.
A2) The Sanhedrin.
A3) Pontius Pilate.   (Or Pontius Pilatus, in the original Latin.)
A4) All three: but in this case, Pilate was the regional governor.
A5) Tiberius.
A6) The Gospel of Luke.
A7) Both Matthew and Mark.
A8) Arimathea.
A9) ‘Jesus Christ, Superstar’.
A10) ‘Monty Python’s Life Of Brian’.   (Please, feel free to quote any line that seems appropriate.)
Links, as ever, are on the Gazette’s version of the set.

Enjoy … !

*        All it means is that you’re free to copy, use, alter and build on each of my quizzes: including the Teasers, Gazette Teasers and the Friday Question Sets.   All I ask in return is that you give me an original authors credit on your event’s flyers or posters, or on the night.

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