Wednesday, 6 November 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 6-11-2013: SUEZ!

Oh, now that’s sad … 

Seems a four year old girl in Leicestershire was killed, after being attacked by the family’s pet dog.

Sad … ?   No, I’m thinking that it’s tragic, as all these things always are.

I’m ALSO expecting there’s going be an almighty fuss: both pro-and-anti dog.

All I can wonder is simple, really … ?   However devastating this is for the parents, I have to ask if they were keeping a seriously close eye on both dog or child.   Although I’m as aware as anyone — having occasionally looked after my three-year-old nephew — that it only takes a few minutes for a child to get into mischief: would only take Jude a few minutes, as a nasty thought, to get into trouble with an otherwise friendly dog.

Hmmm … 

Fingers crossed, there, I think.


Moving on … ?   Moving on, it’s a Wednesday: which means, obviously, that it’s time for the Gazette’s  weekly Teaser set.

Here’s this week’s, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
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?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) The ‘Day of The Dead,’ is the Halloween celebration: in which central American country?
Q2) According to the saying, what is “…nine parts of the law’?
Q3) Which district of London did Jack the Ripper terrorise?
Q4) In which area of the US is Steven King resident; New England, the Deep South, or the Mid-west?
Q5) Which former president is said to haunt the White House?
Q6) Mary Shelley was on holiday, when she wrote her most famous gruesome story:   In which European country?
Q7) What was it called?
Q8) Which band had a hit with ‘Grimly Fiendish’?
Q9) Loup Garou is an old French term for what: vampires, werewolves or ghosts?
Q10) In ‘The Munsters’: who was the hideously deformed member of the family … ?
A1) Mexico.
A2) Possession.
A3) Whitechapel.
A4) New England.
A5) Abraham Lincoln.
A6) Switzerland.
A7) Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus.’   (Accept just Frankenstein.)
A8) The Damned.
A9) Werewolves.
A10) Cousin Marilyn.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … 

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