Wednesday, 13 November 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser

Oh, but isn’t it nice to have some classic TV on … ?

It is, isn’t it … ?   I have to admit, classic Dr Who fan that I am, I’ve a vintage Patrick Troughton era story on, in the background.

The War Games, if you must known, in all its monochrome glory.

Somehow, it seems worth the time.


But that’s not why I’m writing.

Really … !

I’m actually posting this week’s Brentwood Gazette Teaser: covered by the usual Creative Commons License*, and about what some fans refer to as real football …
Q1) 13th November saw Great Britain win the World Cup, at Rugby.      At which Rugby code … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which year of the 1950s was this … ?
Q3) Who did we beat … ?
Q4) What was the score: 16-10, 16-11 or 16-12 … ?
Q5) In the particular Rugby code we’re talking about, how many members does each team have: 11, 13 or 15 … ?
Q6) How many players per team are there, in the other Rugby code: 11,13 or 15 … ?
Q7) When is the next Rugby World Cup: at least, of the code played, back in 1954 … ?
Q8) Name any of the teams that are playing in the competition.
Q9) Which nation won the 2008 World Cup, the most recent to be contested … ?
Q10) Finally … Rugby was supposedly invented when a schoolboy ran with the ball in his hands.   What was that schoolboys name … ?
And here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th November saw Allied forces take control of the Suez area.   In which year … ?
Q2) More to the point: in which North African country … ?
Q3) The Crisis started after that north African country’s President nationalized the Suez … what … ?
Q4) What was that president’s name?
Q5) More to the point, the nationalization was after Britain and the US refused to fund which famous Dam … ?
Q6) Name either of the European countries involved.
Q7) Which Middle Eastern country joined them … ?
Q8) The actual anniversary marks the date one part of the Allied forces captured which port: Port Tawfiq, Port Said or Port-au-Prince?
Q9) When we speak of Suez, we also talk about the connection between the Mediterranean and which other sea … ?
Q10) Finally … which Prime Minister’s career was ended by the Suez Crisis?
A1) 1956.
A2) Egypt.
A3) The Suez Canal.
A4) Gamal Abdel Nasser.
A5) The Aswan Dam.
A6) France or the UK.
A7) Israel.
A8) Port Said.
A9) The Red Sea.
A10) Anthony Eden.
Enjoy those.

I’ll catch you later … !

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