Monday, 18 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 18-11-2013: Jonestown

It’s official: it’s a Monday.

Yes, I know, I know: I’m stating the obvious.

But it’s now officially the start of a new week.   Which means getting the nose back to the jobhunting grindstone.

Not that I actually stop: I usually manage to do something, even if it’s just check my emails.

Still … the simple fact that it’s taken this long to find a new job … ?

Does twang a bit.

Things could, frankly, be better.

Still, they could well be worse: so I can’t grumble that much.

Let’s get a move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s teaser saw Debbi* — after putting up this post — putting in her answers.   Along with letting me know I’d put her fingers to the test, she also scored nine out of ten.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s rather somber questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 18th November was the date of the notorious Jonestown Massacre: who was this instigated by?
Q2) What was the name of the group he led to do this … ?
Q3) What was the name of the congressman killed as part of the massacre … ?
Q4) In which country was Jonestown … ?
Q5) The group had moved there, from which US city … ?
Q6) The deaths were mostly caused by Flavour Aid laced with Valium, Chloral Hydrate, Phenergan and what else … ?
Q7) Finally … in which year of the 1970s did the deaths occur … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
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 … ?
A1) Mary 1st: also known as Bloody Mary.
Q2) Elizabeth 1st was also known as the Virgin Queen, Gloriana and Good Queen whom … ?
A2) Bess.
Q3) Her reign is known as the what age … ?
A3) The Elizabethan age, or Era.
Q4) Elizabeth’s Principal Secretary — and Spymaster — for seventeen years was Sir Francis whom … ?
A4) Sir Francis Walsingham.
Q5) Who — having been named once as Lord High Treasurer, and twice as Secretary of State — was one of Elizabeth’s most trusted advisers?
A5) William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley.
Q6) Elizabeth granted a charter authorizing the colonizing of Virginia: to whom … ?
A6) Sir Walter Raleigh.
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 … ?
A10) James 1st.
I’ll leave you with this line …
“I’ve been born out of due season Just like all we are and the best testimony we can make is to leave this God-damn world”
The man responsible for the Jonestown Massacre, speaking on the so-called Death Tape, recorded in Jonestown, on 18th November.
And with Camp Jonestown by Supreme Selecta: which uses samples from the Jonestown Death Tape … 

Have a good day … 

*        Yeah, sorry about that, Debbi! Still, it was nice to read your post.   And one can never have too much Elizabeth 1st … … … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Glad you enjoyed it!

Hope you'll have a chance to talk to Karen Chilvers one of these days. Hmm...? :)

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2. the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project
3. Leo Ryan
4. Guyana
5. San Francisco
6. cyanide
7. 1978