Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Daily Teaser — 19-12-2013: A Christmas Carol

Blimey, that’s a thing … … 

Remember, in the introduction to yesterday’s teaser, I told you about the death of former Great Train Robber, Ronnie Biggs: and how this happened at a very convenient for the BBC?

Well, I’ll be frank, I’ve got the ‘A Robber’s Tale’ drama on, at the mo.

And it’s riveting stuff!   As is the point they’ve got to, right at the mo: where the robbers realise exactly how much they’ve nicked.

That £2.6 million, in today’s money, is about £50 million!

However you count it … ?   It’s not exactly toe nail clippings … !

Hmmm … 

Let’s get a move on, shall we?   Whilst the gang are cleaning up … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she’s loved John Lydon, also bagging five out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions: here they are, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 19th December, 1843, saw the first publication of A Christmas Carol.   Who wrote A Christmas Carol … ?
Q2) The main character of A Christmas Carol was Ebenezer … who … ?
Q3) The book’s set seven year’s after the death of Ebenezer’s business partner, Jacob … whom … ?
Q4) How many ghosts visit Ebenezer … ?
Q5) Name one of those ghosts.
Q6) Who was Ebenezer’s overworked and underpaid clerk … ?
Q7) That clerk had an ill son: called Tiny … what?
Q8) More to the point, Ebenezer refuses Christmas Dinner with his nephew: what’s his nephew’s name … ?
Q9) Ebenezer frequently describes Christmas as a humbug: or fraud.   A humbug is also a kind of mint-flavoured what … ?
Q10) Finally … name any one of the four other Christmas books by the author of A Christmas Carol.
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th December, 1958, saw the launch of Project SCORE: the world’s first communications … what … ?
A1) Satellite.
Q2) SCORE’ stood for Signal Communications by  Orbital RElay … what … ?
A2) Equipment.
Q3) Which of the two Cold War nations launched Project SCORE: the USA or the USSR … ?
A3) The USA.
Q4) What of that country’s agency’s launched Project SCORE: its Army, Navy or Space Agency … ?
A4) It’s Army.
Q5) Finally, Project SCORE was launched on what kind of rocket: an Atlas, Apollo or Aardvark … ?
A5) An Atlas.
I’ll leave you with the author’s own words about A Christmas Carol
“I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me.”
The author’s words, in the introduction to A Christmas Carol.
And — at the risk of possibly giving away an answers — this tune … 

Have a good day!

*        Will do, Debbi, as soon as I get the chance! (Figured the video would appeal … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Yes, very cool! :)

1. Charles Dickens
2. Scrooge
3. Marley
4. 3
5. the Ghost of Christmas Past
6. Bob Cratchit
7. Tiny Tim
8. Fred
9. candy
10. The Chimes