Tuesday, 11 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 11-2-2014: The Papacy

Oh, I hate Mondays … !

No, really: I’m not a lasagne-loving cat, but I hate Mondays.

I actually managed to drop my iPod, yesterday: and Seriously knacker the screen.

I think we can safely say I’m not a happy bunny.

There’s a couple of upsides.   In spite of the smashed screen, it’s still playing music and games.

What’s more … ?   I’ve been given a few bob by my aunty, down in Kent.   Enough to get a new one.

OK … 

Maybe “I Hate Mondays” is a bit strong … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know she’d enjoyed yesterday’s tune, she also scored ten out of ten.

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

Here they are, along with the How Tolicense and video … 

Q1) 11th February, 2013, saw who announce his resignation as Pope …?
Q2) In which year was he elected Pope … ?
Q3) What name was he born under … ?
Q4) As with most other Popes, the outgoing one was elected: by a body consisting of which members of the Church … ?
Q5) When electing a pope, that group is called a papal what … ?
Q6) Who did our outgoing Pope replace … ?
Q7) Who was elected as our outgoing Pope’s successor, in 2013 … ?
Q8) What’s the name of the church that these men have been head of … ?
Q9) That church was supposed to have been founded by which saint … ?
Q10) Finally … The only two other Popes are Bishops of long established Churches in North Africa, heading churches based in which Egyptian city … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th February, 1996, saw Gary Kasparov beaten by which computer?
A1) Deep Blue.
Q2) At which board game?
A2) Chess.
Q3) Which company made the computer?
A3) IBM.
Q4) Kasparov lost that game: but won the match.   What was the overall winning score … ?
A4) 4-2.
Q5) Who won the rematch, in 1997?
A5) Deep Blue: By one point..
Q6) Which East European country is Kasparov from … ?
A6) Russia.
Q7) In the game, with how many pawns does each player start?
A7) 8.
Q8) How many Kings are on the board at the beginning of the game?
A8) Two: one for each player.
Q9) The game achieved ity’s approximate modern form in which year: 1465, 1475 or 1485?
A9) 1475.
Q10) Finally … APART from World Champion, what’s the highest title a player of the game can reach?
A10) Chess Grandmaster
I’ll leave you with these words …
“I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.”
The Outgoing Pope.
And with this alternative view of the Church … 

Have a good day.

*        One Night In Bangkok’s been a favourite for years, Debbi: it’s from the musical, Chess, which is why I included it.   (Actually, the chap that sang it is a guy called Murray Head, Anthony Head’s older brother.  You know, played Uther, in Merlin: and Giles in Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.   He played Mr Finch in this episode of Dr Who)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Ah. Thanks for sharing. :)

1. Benedict XVI
2. 2005
3. Joseph Ratzinger
4. College of Cardinals
5. conclave
6. John Paul II
7. Pope Francis
8. the Catholic Church
9. Saint Peter
10. Alexandria