Tuesday, 5 November 2013

The Daily Tease — 5-11-2013: Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

It’s official: it’s slowly getting cold enough for me to want to turn my heating on.

I think I can safely say I’m not going to bother, though.

Frankly, with my limited funds, it’s a choice involving hot water: hot water and food, or hot water and heating.

I can’t afford both: how about you?

You’ve got to love a big decision!

At ANY rate … ?   Let’s move on … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she’s had a dose of acupuncture, also bagged ten out of ten.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 5th November saw Guy Fawkes arrested as he was attempting to blow up which House of Parliament … ?
Q2) Fawkes was famously part of the Gunpowder Plot.   Gunpowder being a mixture of sulphur, charcoal and what: potassium fulminate, potassium hydroxide or potassium nitrate?
Q3) Gunpowder is used to fire guns: and fireworks.   What’s the usual English name of the vertical, revolving, wheel-shaped firework?
Q4) The firework known as a Bengal Fire are usually what colour: red, blue or white … ?
Q5) Gunpowder was invented in 9th century … where … ?
Q6) Fawkes and his fellow plotters were trying to overthrow which English king … ?
Q7) Who lead the Gunpowder Plot … ?
Q8) Finally … who, on Bonfire Night, does an old song encourage us to ‘poke in the eye’ … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th November saw Barack Obama elected as the first African-American president of where … ?
A1) The USA.
Q2) In which year was this: 2004, 2008 or 2012?
A2) 2008.
Q3) Is he the 43rd, 44th or 45th President … ?
A3) 44th.
Q4) Who was his immediate predecessor in the office?
Q5) Which of President Obama’s predecessors was the first Roman Catholic to hold the office … ?
Q6) Which political party does President Obama represent … ?
A6) The Democrats.
Q7) What’s the name of the opposing party … ?
A7) The Republicans.
Q8) Who was the first person to hold this post: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams or George Washington … ?
Q9) As President, Mr Obama is also Commander in Chief of what … ?
A9) US Armed Forces.
Q10) Finally … President Obama represented which State, in his country’s Senate … ?
A10) Illinois.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Remember, Remember, the fifth of November, Gunpowder, treason and plot.   I know of no reason, why gunpowder treason, should ever be forgot.”
Traditional rhyme.
And with some music for you to let fireworks off to … 

Have a good day … !

*        There’s an upside to that, Debbi†: you can, with the help of three chaps from Texas, always sing about it … !

†        Actually, Debbi, TOTALLY off the subject: did you know India’s launching an unmanned mission to Mars, today … ?   Heck of a way to celebrate Fireworks Night … !   (Oh, and I loved the Concerned About The Internet Post, the other day: nicely put!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! My hand hurts too much to do the teaser, but I thought I'd say hi. So ... hi! :)