Wednesday, 18 September 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 18-9-2013: The Empire

Blimey … !

Has anyone else bought this week’s Brentwood Gazette … ?

I’ve actually managed to get another postal mauling: from Bronwen Callow, in Hutton Village, after last week’s 9/11 Teaser.

One half of me is … not happy, per sé: but certainly pleased to know I’m getting read.

The other … ?   Is frantically — and mentally — going over a suitably tactful reply.   Especially as I believe Bronwen was one of the regulars of my old Hutton pub quiz.

Small town, Brentwood … 


At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, it’s one week later: a Wednesday, in case you hadn’t guessed.

Which means, of course, that it’s time for this week’s Brentwood Gazette Teaser: covered by the usual Creative Commons License*.
Q1) 18th September saw Tiberius confirmed as Roman Emperor.   By which Roman body … ?
Q2) In which year did that body finally collapse: 603, 604 or 605 AD … ?
Q3) Was Tiberius the second, third or fourth Roman Emperor … ?
Q4) Who was his predecessor in the post … ?
Q5) Many Roman Emperors were called ‘Princeps’.   Which meant what:  prince, first or noble  … ?
Q6) The word ‘Emperor’ comes from the Latin word ‘Imperator’, which (roughly) meant what: duke, commander or king … ?
Q7) Another title used by Tiberius was ‘Pontifex Maximus’, or ‘High Priest’.   Who is that title usually applied to, in modern times … ?
Q8) How many legions would Tiberius have inherited from his predecessor: twenty-five, twenty-eight or thirty-one … ?
Q9) More to the point, how many troops were in each legion: 3000, 4000 or 5000 … ?
Q10) Finally … Who was Tiberius’ successor as Emperor … ?
Here’s last week’s contentious questions and answers …
Q1) September 11th saw the notorious attacks on the World Trade Centre; in which US City was the World Trade Centre … ?
Q2) In which district of that city were the Twin Towers?
Q3) What was the name of the terrorist group that organized the attack?
Q4) How many hijackers were involved in the attack?
Q5) Excluding the actual hijackers, how many people died as a result of the World Trade Centre Attacks?
Q6) Who was British Prime Minister on the day … ?
Q7) Who was US president at the time of the attacks?
Q8) A third plane, hijacked by the same group of terrorists, was aimed at which US military building?
Q9) What does al-Qaeda mean, in English?
Q10) Finally, in which country was al-Qaeda’s leader, Osama bin Laden, when finally killed by US special forces … ?
A1) New York.
A2) Lower Manhattan.
A3) Al-Qaeda.
A4) 19.
A5) 2, 974.
A6) Tony Blair.
A7) George W. Bush.
A8) The Pentagon.
A9) ‘The Base’.
A10) Pakistan.
Enjoy those.

I’ll see you on next week’s letters page.

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