Wednesday, 29 May 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 29-5-2013

Well, FINALLY  … !

I did it!


Sorry, sorry, I’m getting slightly distracted, there: but — thanks to a few retro designers on the the iOS App Store — I’ve managed to get through Marble Hill Zone 2 on the original Sonic The Hedgehog.

It’s only taken me twenty years.

Yeah … 

You REALLY didn’t want to hear me say that, did you … ?

Ahem … !

At ANY rate, today’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s questions: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 29th May, 1953, saw Hillary and Norgay complete their climb of Mount Everest: name either of the countries Mount Everest is in.
Q2) More to the point, HALF of Mount Everest is in what used to be where … ?
Q3) Which Commonwealth country did Edmund Hillary come from … ?
Q4) Similarly, which country was Mr Norgay from … ?
Q5) What was his first name … ?
Q6) Which ethnic group did he belong to … ?
Q7) How high is Everest: 27,029 ft, 29,029 ft or 31,029 ft … ?
Q8) What’s the Tibetan name for Mount Everest … ?
Q9) Most of the mountain’s native names translate as Holy what: father, mother or child … ?
Q10) And finally … in which mountain range is Mount Everest … ?
And here’s last week’s questions and answers: links to answers are on the Gazette’s two sites.
Q1) 22nd May, 1980, saw the release of the original Pac-man.   By which Japanese electronics company … ?
Q2) Toru Iwatani, the game’s designer, partly based Pacman on a Japanese character for what part of the face … ?
Q3) He also drew inspiration from which foodstuff … ?
Q4) What’s the Japanese version of the game called: Pakkuman, Pakkulaman or Pakkula … ?
Q5) Pac-man’s enemies — the four ghosts who always chased him — were known as Shadow, Speedy, Bashful and Pokey.   Give us any of their nicknames … ?
Q6) What colour did they turn, when Pacman ate a PowerPill?
Q7) In the original US version of the game — the version we would’ve seen, here in the UK — eating one of the pellets would score how many points: five, ten or fifteen … ?
Q8) How many points did you need to score, to gain an extra life … ?
Q9) What was the furthest level you could reach, in ‘Pac-man’: 254, 255 or 256 … ?
Q10) And FINALLY … ?   What was the name of the sequel to ‘Pac-man’ … ?
A1) Namco.
A2) The mouth.
A3) Pizza.
A4) Pakkuman.
A5) Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde.
A6) Dark blue.
A7) Ten points.
A8) 10, 000.
A9) 255.
A10) ‘Ms Pac-Man’.
Enjoy those.   I’ll catch you later.

*        Regulars will know already: but for newcomers, out there … 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: and, if you republish them, give me an original authors credit AND republish under the same license.   A link back here would be nice, too.

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