Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 19-3-2014: Martian Chronicles!

Looks like today is LITERALLY going to be one of those rushed days!

I need to get this post finished: as well as having completed the Gazette’s version!

AND write the Gazette’s April Teasers.

And more for here … !

And, bless him, my nephew, Jude — who’s three and VERY bossy! — has decided Mummy’s taken him to lunch with his Uncle Paul … !

Oy Veh!


With THAT said, let’s get a move on, shall we?

Here’s this week’s questions, covered, as ever, by the Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 19th March saw the Mars Odyssey probe start photographing Mars.   How exactly: by thermal imaging, with a visible light camera or by gamma ray spectrography?
Q2) The imaging started in which year of this century: 2002, 2007 or 2012?
Q3) In which year was the probe launched … ?
Q4) Roughly how long is a Martian year: 676 days, 686 days or 696 days … ?
Q5) What name have scientists given to one Martian day: a day, sol or mon?
Q6) One system used by planetary scientists starts the Martian calendar on 11th April of which year of the 1950s?
Q7) Mars has what’s either the largest or second largest mountain in the solar  system, depending on how it’s measured.   What’s that mountain called … ?
Q8) Mars’ atmosphere is 96% what: nitrogen, oxygen or carbon dioxide … ?
Q9) Mars is also known as what: red planet, white planet or blue planet?
Q10) Finally … name either Martian moon …
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th March saw the first Coca Cola bottling plant opened: in which US state?
Q2) In which year of the 1890s?
Q3) In which US city was the drink first made?
Q4) It was originally sold as French what cola?
Q5) The original recipe called for thirty pounds of what: sugar, salt or pepper?
Q6) Some US retailers managed to create demand for Coca Cola made with cane sugar.   This version is usually exported from which Central American country … ?
Q7) In which year was Coca Cola declared Kosher … ?
Q8) Two halal alternatives to Coca Cola have been made in Europe: in France and England.   Name either.
Q9) In which year of the 1980s was New Coke introduced … ?
Q10) Finally … In which year of the 1960s, did Coke introduce the “It’s the Real Thing” slogan … ?
A1) Mississippi.
A2) 1894.
A3) Atlanta.
A4) French Wine Cola.
A5) Sugar.
A6) Mexico.
A7) 1935.
A8) Qibla-Cola and Mecca-Cola.
A9) 1985.
A10) 1969.
Enjoy those.

*        Regulars will know already, but for newcomers … all it means is that you’re free to copy, use, alter and build on each of my quizzes: including the Teasers, Gazette Teasers and the Friday Question Sets.   All I ask in return is that you give me an original authors credit on your event’s flyers or posters, or on the night: and, if you republish them, give me an original authors credit AND republish under the same license.   A link back to the site — and to the Gazette’s, if that’s where you’ve found these — would be appreciated.

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