Sunday, 17 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 17-11-2013: The Return Of The Old Queen … !

You know I’m a Dr Who don’t you … ?

You probably have, by now.

And one that’s some of the stuff marking the upcoming fiftieth anniversary.

Including, I should add, the audiobook I’m listening to, as I write: Radio 4 Extra’s audiobook version of the original novelisation of Dr Who and the Daleks.

Which was a) somewhat different from the original televised version.

And b) being read by William Russell: best remembered as Ian, in the original series.

If it’s commercially released, again … ?   Well, we’ll have to see what Santa brings … 

Let’s move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know yesterday’s song brought back memories, also scored 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) 17th November, 1558, saw Elizabeth 1st succeed to the throne of England: on the death of her half-sister.   Who was her half-sister … ?
Q2) Elizabeth 1st was also known as the Virgin Queen, Gloriana and Good Queen whom … ?
Q3) Her reign is known as the what age … ?
Q4) Elizabeth’s Principal Secretary — and Spymaster — for seventeen years was Sir Francis whom … ?
Q5) Who — having been named once as Lord High Treasurer, and twice as Secretary of State — was one of Elizabeth’s most trusted advisers?
Q6) Elizabeth granted a charter authorizing the colonizing of Virginia: to whom … ?
Q7) She also chartered the company that traded extensively in India: what was the name of that company … ?
Q8) Elizabeth famously imprisoned whom, in 1568 … ?
Q9) The two best remembered playwrights of Elizabeth’s reign are William Shakespeare and Christopher … who … ?
Q10) Finally … who succeeded Elizabeth 1st to the throne of England … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th November, 1938, saw the first synthesis — manufacture, if you prefer — of LSD.   What does LSD stand for … ?
A1) Lysergic acid diethylamide.
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the chemist who created it?
A2) Dr Albert Hofman.
Q3) Which European country was he from … ?
Q4) Even MORE to the point, LSD was developed from a type of fungus called what?
A4) Ergot.
Q5) What cereal does that fungus grow on: wheat, rice or rye … ?
A5) Rye.
Q6) LSD can be destroyed by oxygen, ultraviolet light, and which gas: fluorine, chlorine or bromine … ?
A6) Chlorine.   (Do not drop acid and go swimming … !)
Q7) What type of drug is LSD: depressant, hallucinogen or stimulant … ?
Q8) Which writer wrote The Doors Of Perception, after his experience with a drug similar to LSD?
Q9) Which noted physicist tried LSD, whilst a professor at Caltech?
Q10) Finally … which psychologist said “Turn on, tune in, drop out” … ?
A10) Dr Timothy Leary.
I’ll leave you with this thought from the Queen, herself …
“Rather than any dishonour shall grow by me, I myself will take up arms, I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field.”
Elizabeth 1st, in her speech to troops at Tilbury, before the battle against the Spanish Armada.
And also with this … 

Enjoy the day … !

*        Good ones, I hope, Debbi … ?   I hope so.   (Given yesterday’s subject, it was the only logical thing I could’ve used … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

My, you are putting my fingers to the test! :)

Well, here we go!

1. Mary I
2. Bess
3. Elizabethan
4. Drake
5. William Cecil
6. Sir Walter Raleigh
7. East India Company
8. Mary Queen of Scots
9. Marlowe
10. James I