Friday, 8 November 2013

The Daily Teaser — 8-11-2013: Cortés

Hmmm … 

THAT’S official, then: I’m going to be having visitors, later … 

I have to confess, I got a call last night from an old friend of my sister’s, who’s needing help, splicing some music together.

Lord knows how much help I can be.

Beyond having a basic knowledge of open source sound editing software, Audacity, and the sound layering capabilities of iMovie, I’m blowed if there’s much I CAN do.

Still … it doesn’t do to turn down a young lady, does it … ?   If the sound tweaking goes well, I’ll let you know.

Now … let’s move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with a big thank you, she also managed to bag six out of seven.

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) 8th November, 1519, saw Hernán Cortés enter which Central American city … ?
Q2) That city was ruled by which native American tribe: the Aztec, Inca or Mayans … ?
Q3) The tribe concerned was led by whom … ?
Q4) The ruins of the city are in what’s now which Central American country … ?
Q5) Finally … Cortés was one of the generation of Spanish conquerors known as … what … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 7th November, 1917, saw the start of the October Revolution: in what’s now which country … ?
A1) Russia: or the Russian Federation, I should say.
Q2) The October revolution started when Bolsheviks stormed which Palace?
A2) The Winter Palace.
Q3) That palace is in what’s now which city … ?
Q4) It’s called the October Revolution because it started on 25th October, 1917, in the older form of calendar, used at the time.   What was that calendar called … ?
A4) The Julien Calendar.
Q5) The assault on the palace was led by whom … ?
Q6) The start of the assault was signaled by a shot from which battleship … ?
A6) The Aurora.
Q7) Finally … the assault — and revolution — led to the creation, in 1922, of which state … ?
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with a traditional poem …
“Who could conquer Tenochitlán?
   Who could shake the foundation of heaven?”
Traditional Meso-American poem.
And with yet another Eurovision entry: one with a bit of a clue … 

Enjoy the day … 

*        My pleasure, Debbi … !  (Oh, it was the Aurora, by the way: if I’ve got it right, the Potemkin saw the mutiny, a few months earlier, that was one of the triggers.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...


1. Mexico City
2. Aztecs
3. Moctezuma (sp?) or Montezuma
4. Mexico
5. conquistadors