Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The Brentwood Gazette Weekly Teaser — 26-6-2013: Taking My Problem To The United Nations

Oh, well, THAT’S a relief!   Yes: I’ve had my boiler fixed … !

And, boy, that’s good: I managed to sneak out in a quick shower.

I’m actually grateful for that.

Despite having a bath, this morning — involving boiling the kettle quite a few times — I was getting more than a little sweaty.

Yeeees … 

I think we should get a move on, shouldn’t we … ?


After all: it’s Wednesday.

Which means — as my regular readers will tell you — is time for this weeks Brentwood Gazette Teaser.

Here’s this week’s: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 26th June saw the signing of the original United Nations Charter: in which year of the 1940s … ?
Q2) The Charter was signed in San Francisco: in which US state is San Francisco … ?
Q3) In the opening line of the Charter, it says that the peoples of the UN will try and save succeeding generations from the scourge of what … ?
Q4) 26th June, 1945, saw the signing of the UN Charter, in San Francisco.   How many of the original members nations signed that day … ?
Q5) What was the only original nation NOT to sign … ?
Q6) That original charter was ratified by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.   Name any one of those (then) members.
Q7) Two of those permanent members now have new names.   What are either of those nations now called … ?
Q8) The UN Security Council has 15 members all told.   The ten non-permanent members are all appointed by which UN organ … ?
Q9) Name any of the six official languages of the United Nations … 
Q10) And finally … who’s the current Secretary General of the United Nations … ?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers: covered by the same license*, and with a few handy links on the Gazette’s sites.
Q1) 19th June saw Julius and Ethel Rosenburg executed for spying on the USA.   In which year of the 1950s … ?
Q2) Which country were they spying for … ?
Q3) They were passing information about what, to the enemy: encryption, the A-bomb or US Army plans … ?
Q4) At which prison were they executed: Alcatraz, Sing Sing or Folsom … ?
Q5) In which US state is that prison … ?
Q6) Moving on … what’s the name of the USA’s intelligence agency … ?
Q7) What’s the UK’s foreign intelligence agency … ?
Q8) The chief of that agency is known by which letter: M, C, X or I … ?
Q9) What name Britain’s counter-intelligence and security service … ?
Q10) And finally … Britain’s signals intelligence is the Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ.   In which Gloucestershire town is GCHQ … ?
A1) 1953.
A2) The Soviet Union.
A3) The A-bomb.
A4) Sing Sing.
A5) New York.
A6) The Central Intelligence Agency.
A7) The Secret Intelligence Service: also known as the SIS or MI6.   (According to their website, the Circus wants ‘artworkers’.   NOW I’m curious … )
A8) C: after Captain Sir Mansfield Smith-Cumming, the first Chief.
A9) There’s two: the Security Service, or MI5.
A10) Cheltenham.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you next week.

*        Regulars will know already: but for newcomers … 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 to the site would be appreciated.

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