Monday, 17 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 17-3-2014

Ooops, but I’m up early, again … !

Yep: it’s my last day at the ECDL course in Basildon.

Along with the last couple of bits of paperwork and tests: which I’ll hopefully do well at.

I should do, anyway.

The first test, though … ?

Is on PowerPoint: which I think I’ve officially decided to hate … !

Either way … ?

Wish me luck … !


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting her answers: and scoring four out of six.

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

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

Q1) 17th March, 2012, saw the death of Pope Shenouda 3rd: of the Coptic Church of Alexandria.   Most of its members live in which North African country: Algeria, Libya or Egypt … ?
Q2) More to the point, which saint is supposed to have founded that church: Matthew, Mark, Luke or John?
Q3) 17th March is Saint Patrick’s Day.   On which British ruled Leeward Island is it celebrated as a public holiday: Anegada, Anguilla or Montserrat … ?
Q4) 17th March, 1337, saw Edward of Woodstock — the Black Prince — named as the first Duke of Cornwall.   Who’s the current Duke … ?
Q5) Edward was also the founder of which UK chivalric order: the Order of the Garter, the Order of the Bath or the Order of Merit … ?
Q6) 17th March, 1950, saw researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, synthesize element 98 of the Periodic Table.   What did they call element 98 … ?
Q7) Finally … 17th March, 2003, saw MP, Robin Cook, resign his Cabinet position: in protest at Britain’s part in the invasion of which country?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th March, 1244, saw over 200 members of the Cathar heresy killed: at the end of the Siege of Montségur.   By troops loyal to which Church … ?
A1) The Roman Catholic Church.
Q2) The besieged Château de Montségur was in what’s now which European country … ?
A2) France.
Q3) 16th March, 1872, saw Wanderers F. C. win the first ever F. A. final: held at what’s now which Cricket ground … ?
A3) The Oval.
Q4) 16th March, 1935, saw Adolf Hitler order Germany to re-arm: in direct defiance of which post World War 1 treaty … ?
Q5) 16th March, 597BC, saw the Babylonians capture which Middle Eastern city … ?
A5) Jerusalem.
Q6) Finally … 16th March, 1521, saw the Philippines reached: by which Portuguese explorer … ?
I’ll leave you with this song from Altered Images … 

And this thought …
“The only critic is a full house.”
Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev 17 March 1938 – 6 January 1993.
Enjoy your day!

*        Are BBC America showing the BBC version of The Musketeers, Debbi … ?   I don’t know if it’s any way close to the original books: but it’s fantastic fun … !   (Shame Peter Capaldi won’t be returning as Cardinal Richelieu, though:  apparently, he’s bagged a bit of a big job … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I noticed a preview for it. So, yeah. :)

1. Egypt
2. Mark
3. Montserrat
4. Prince Charles
5. the Order of the Garter
6. Californium
7. the Falkland Islands