Monday, 2 December 2013

The Daily Teaser — 2-12-2013

Oh, now, I hate that, when that happens … !!

Do you … ?

Waking up to find out that you HAVEN’T switched on your alarm, and are therefore getting up late.

I HATE it … 

And hate feeling rushed … !

Let’s get a move on, shall we?


Yesterday’s saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with hoping she can track a certain book down, AND letting us know she’d seen The Day Of The Doctor, ALSO bagging five out of five.

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

Here it is, along with the ‘How To,’ License and video … 

Q1) 2nd December saw the consecration of Saint Paul’s Cathedral, in London.   In which year of the 1690s?
Q2) The Cathedral’s on London’s highest point: on which hill … ?
Q3) Which Saint Paul is it dedicated to: Saint Paul the Wise, Saint Paul the Carpenter or Saint Paul The Apostle?
Q4) Saint Paul’s is also the seat of which English bishop … ?
Q5) Who was the architect of this particular Saint Paul’s … ?
Q6) Who held the main celebration of their Diamond Jubilee, outside Saint Paul’s … ?
Q7) Whose tomb is directly beneath the Dome of Saint Paul’s … ?
Q8) The cathedral also has the third largest what what in Great Britain: dome, organ or altar … ?
Q9) Which of the Harry Potter films features the Geometric Staircase in the South West Bell Tower of Saint Paul’s Cathedral?
Q10) Finally … which Church actually runs Saint Paul’s Cathedral … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st December, 1952, saw the New York Daily News report on the case of Christine Jorgensen: the first US citizen to receive what … ?
A1) Gender reassignment surgery: a sex change, in other words.
Q2) 1st December, 1973, saw the Death of David Ben-Gurion: first Prime Minister of which country … ?
A2) Israel.
Q3) 1st December, 1959, saw the signing of a treaty which banned military activity … where … ?
Q4) 1st December is World AIDS Day: in which year was AIDS first recognised by the US Centre for Disease Control … ?
A4) 1981.
Q5) Finally … 1st December, 2009, saw one of THE treaties affecting the European Union come into effect.   Which treaty … ?
A5) The Treaty of Lisbon.
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this thought …
“There is, and never has been, a building like this in Britain.”
Jonathan Glancey, writing about the Cathedral in The Guardian.
And this piece of music.

Have a good day.

*        Glad to hear you enjoyed it, Debbi!   Wasn’t Tom Baker a surprise … ?   I really didn’t expect that … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It was a most pleasant surprise! Most excellent! :)

1. 1697
2. Ludgate Hill
3. Paul the Apostle
4. the Bishop of London
5. Sir Christopher Wren
6. Queen Elizabeth II
7. Horatio, Lord Nelson
8. organ
9. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
10. the Church of England