Saturday, 7 September 2013

The Daily Teaser — 7-9-2013: The Old Queen

You know, I like the occasional bit of TV.

Occasionally … !

And it has to be said, I’ve got last night’s episode of QI on.

Which is proving as fascinating as ever, with tons of pointlessly interesting stuff.

Personally … ?

As a former pub quizmaster, you can only DREAM of the research resources, can’t you?

Anyway … let’s move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging six out of six.

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) 7th September saw the birth of Queen Elizabeth 1st: in which year?
Q2) More to the point, she was born in which (then) London palace … ?
Q3) Which Royal dynasty was Elizabeth the last member of?
Q4) Name either of Elizabeth’s parents … 
Q5) Finally … In which year of the 1550s did Elizabeth 1st ascend the throne … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th September, 1620, saw Puritan settlers found the town of Salem, in the USA.   Which state is Salem now part of … ?
A1) Massachusetts.
Q2) More to the point, in which Arthur Miller play did Salem feature … ?
A2) The Crucible.
Q3) 6th September, 1968, saw Swaziland become independent: of where … ?
A3) The UK.
Q4) 6th September, 1885, saw Eastern Rumelia became part of which European country … ?
A4) Bulgaria.
Q5) 6th September, 1972, saw nine Israeli athletes killed, during the 1972 Munich Olympics.   What was the name of the Steven Spielberg directed film, about the Israeli government’s reaction to the killings … ?
A5) Munich.
Q6) And finally … 6th September, 1997, saw the funeral of Princess Diana: who’s buried in the family estate in Althorp.   What’s the name of her family … ?
A6) Spencer.
I’ll leave you with this thought from William Cecil, Elizabeth 1st’s first chief minister.
“The Queen of England has more cause to procure the preservation of the Low Countries in their ancient estate in the obedience of the house of Burgundy than any other place hath …”
William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley.
And with this madrigal from John Dowland, which was popular during the Queen’s reign

Have a good day … !

*        Actually, Debbi, you realise the 50th Anniversary episode’s eleven weeks away … ?   Although Atlantis, the BBC’s new fantasy, could be attention grabbing.   (Although it doesn’t have Katie McGrath and Angel Coulby from Merlin.   I liked them … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hmm ... by the way, I'm enjoying Necromancer very much! Thanks for recommending it! :)

1. 1533
2. Greenwich Palace
3. Tudor
4. Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn
5. 1559