Wednesday, 24 April 2013

The Daily Teaser — 24-4-2013: The Fall Of Troy

Blimey … 

That seemed to go well … !

Did I tell you I’ve been a World Book Night giver … ?   For the second year in a row … ?

I’ve been a World Book Night giver: and 2013 was the second time in a row.

The title I was handing out … ?   Was the John Wagner overseen The Dark Judges.   And I have to admit, it pleasantly surprised me, the amount of people that went for it.

Including the one young women who — with an incredibly cheeky grin on her face — said, “Well it’s not what I call a graphic novel … !”

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

While that line goes down … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with letting us know she’s formally started work on her screen-play*, she also bagged seven out of seven.

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) 24th April, 1184 BC, is traditional date for the Fall Of Troy,  at the end of the war between the Trojans: and whom … ?
Q2) More to the point, the war ended when the Trojan’s enemies — famously — gave them a wooden … what … ?
Q3) Which blind poet famously wrote about the Trojan War … ?
Q4) The war was started when who eloped with Prince Paris of Troy … ?
Q5) The remains of the city are in what’s now which country … ?
Q6) And finally … who was the German businessman and amateur archeologist who excavated Troy … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd April is World Book Night: in which year of the 1990s was it first celebrated … ?   
A1) 1995.
Q2) In part, World Book Night marks the death of William Shakespeare, on Saint Georges Day: in which year of the 17th Century … ?   
A2) 1616.
Q3) Equally to the point, that day also saw the death of Miguel de Cervantes.   Which of his works is considered by many to be the world’s first novel … ?   
A3) Don Quixote.   (Which — handily — is one of the few books you can sing about: in a conveniently melodic 1980s fashion.)
Q4) There are twenty World Book Night Books being handed out in the UK, this year: name any one of them … ?   A4) The Secret Scripture, by Sebastian Barry, Noughts And Crosses, by Malorie Blackman, Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracey Chevalier, The Eyre Affair, Jasper Fforde , Casino Royale, Ian Fleming, The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory, A Little History of The World, E. H. Gombrich, Little Face by Sophie Hannah, Damage by Josephine Hart, The Island by Victoria Hislop, Jackie Kay’s Red Road Dust, Last Night, Another Soldier by Andy McNab, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, Bernaerd Schlink’sThe Reader, № 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith, the classic Treasure Island, by R. L. Stevenson, The Road Home by Rose Tremaine, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, by Jeanette Winterson, and finally — and my choice of handout — Judge Dredd: The Dark Judges, by John Wagner.
Q5) In which Spanish region are books traditionally given to one’s sweetheart on Saint Georges Day … ?   
A5) Catalonia.
Q6) Excluding things like The Bible, The Qu’ran and The Communist Manifesto, what 1859 book is supposed to be the biggest selling in the English language … ?   
A6) A Tale Of Two Cities.
Q7) And finally … what name is given to the original official publication of Shakespeare’s plays … ?   
A7) The First Folio.
Enjoy those: I’ll leave you with Troy, by Sinead O’Connor … 

And with this thought from a certain well known, blind, Ancient Greek poet …
“Victory passes back and forth between men.”
Have a good day …

*        Good luck with that … !   :D   (And, yes: I thoroughly enjoyed WBN: you do know there’s a US end … ?   Just a thought … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks for the WBN link! I'm following them on Twitter now. :)

1. Greece
2. horse
3. Homer
4. Helen
5. Turkey
6. Heinrich Schliemann