Wednesday, 28 August 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 28-8-2013: The Words Of Dr Martin Luther King

Wouldn’t you know it … ?

It’s GORGEOUS out … !

At least, gorgeous enough for mer and one of the neighbours to stand around gossiping in the warmth.

If nothing else, to commiserate about the job situation.

Equally bad for both of us, by the sound of it … !

But enough of our troubles.

It’s Wednesday: which means, of course, it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s questions: all about one of Dr King’s better known speeches, and covered, as ever, by the Creative Commons License†.
Q1) 28th August, 1963, saw Dr Martin Luther King make one of his most famous speeches: in which he said he had a … what … ?
Q2) Dr King gave the speech on the steps of which memorial?
Q3) In which US city is that Memorial?
Q4) Dr King famously opened the speech with a reference to which US president … ?
Q5) In the speech, Dr King said that “Every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain be made” … what … ?
Q6) Martin Luther King was — obviously — a doctor.   Of what … ?
Q7) Which Indian leader was an inspiration for Dr King … ?
Q8) The American Civil Rights Movement, in which Dr King was prominent, got kickstarted when who famously refused to sit at the back of a bus … ?
Q9) The day before his assassination, Dr King delivered his equally famed ‘I Have Been To The Mountaintop’ sermon, the last speech of any kind he made.   In which US city did he make deliver it?
Q10) Finally … Dr King closed the ‘I Have A’ speech with the line ‘Thank God Almighty, we are’ … what … ?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers*.
Q1) 21st August saw Minamoto Yoritomo become the first Shogun: in which year of the 1190s … ?
Q2) More to the point, that made Yoritomo a medieval military dictator: of which Far Eastern country … ?
Q3) Minamoto effectively became his country’s de facto ruler: who — in name, at least — was the county’s actual ruler … ?
Q4) Who’s the current holder of that latter office: Yoshihito, Hirohito or Akhihito … ?
Q5) What’s that county’s word for the Shogunate: Bakufu, Tofu or Otaku … ?
Q6) The shogun was a military figure: what name was used of this county’s knights … ?
Q7) Those knights famously used a long sword called a … what … ?
Q8) The feudal lords protected by those knights were called what: dame, dumb or daimyo … ?
Q9) Moving on, again: which car company produces the ‘Shogun’ range of SUVs and trucks … ?
Q10) And finally … who wrote the 1975 novel, ‘Shogun’ … ?
A1) 1192.
A2) Japan.
A3) The Emperor: the (then) holder of the office was Emperor Go-Toba
A4) Akhihito.
A5) Bakufu.   (Tofu is a soya bean curd, whilst an Otaku is a geeky fan of something.)
A6) Samurai: or Bushi, if you want the more accurate Japanese term.
A7) A katana.
A8) Daimyo.
A9) Mitsubishi.
A10) James Clavell.
Enjoy those: I’ll see you next week … 

*        I’ve included links on the Gazette’s version of this page.

†        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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