Friday, 4 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 4-4-2014: Yes, Prime Minister

I think we can officially say Kay pulled it off … !

If you remember yesterday’s Teaser, I mentioned a friend of mine, called Kay: doing a charity skydive for the British Lung Foundation.

Well, as you can see, she successfully managed it: and, knowing Kay, managed a good rate of knots!

I think we can safely say two things.

A)   She’s done well.

And B)   She’ll be raising a good deal of cash: she’d managed about £1, 000, before the jump.

If you’d like to contribute … ?

Well, if you’d like to contribute, and help beat lung diseases of various sorts, you can make a contribution, here.

Now … 

Let’s move on … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring nine out of ten.

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

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

Q1) 4th April, 1721, saw who named as head of Her Majesty’s UK government … ?
Q2) He was unofficially known as the Prime Minister: but was actually given which title, by the then king?
Q3) Who was that King … ?
Q4) The Prime Minister leads the executive committee that runs Her Majesty’s government.   What’s that committee’s name: the cabinet, cabernet or council?
Q5) The committee is made up of both the PM: and senior government ministers.   Which of whose ministers is currently responsible for constitutional reform?
Q6) Which Liberal Democrat MP — and member of the executive committee — is the current Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills?
Q7) Which of the committee members is in charge of the UK’s Treasury?
Q8) The current Prime Minister — David Cameron — faces Prime Ministers Questions on which day of the week?
Q9) The PM’s official London residence is No 10, Downing Street, in London.   What’s the name of the PM’s official country residence, in Buckinghamshire?
Q10) Finally … the PM, his fellow ministers, Her Majesties Opposition, and all other MPs meet in the House of Commons.   It, and the House of Lords, meet in Parliament.   In which London palace does Parliament meet?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd April is the generally agreed date for the Crucifixion of Jesus.   In which year of the first century: 33AD, 35AD or 37AD … ?
A1) 33AD.
Q2) Christ was crucified after being tried by a Jewish Council: what was the name of that council … ?
Q3) He was ALSO seen by the then Roman Prefect of Judea: what was that Prefect’s name … ?
A3) Pontius Pilate.   (Or Pontius Pilatus, in the original Latin.)
Q4) More to the point, what was the Prefect: a regional governor, an army commander or a senior magistrate.
A4) All three: but in this case, Pilate was the regional governor.
Q5) Jesus’ crucifixion — and Pilate’s time as Prefect — were during the reign of which Roman Emperor: Augustus, Tiberius or Caligula … ?
A5) Tiberius.
Q6) Jesus is tried by Herod Antipas, King of Galilee: in which of the Gospels … ?
A6) The Gospel of Luke.
Q7) Talking of Gospels, which of the Four Gospels record Jesus’ last words as “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”?
A7) Both Matthew and Mark.
Q8) Jesus was taken down from the cross — and buried — by Joseph of where … ?
A8) Arimathea.
Q9) Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote a rock opera about the life and death of Jesus: what was it called … ?
Q10) Which Monty Python movie is — very specifically — not about Jesus Christ … ?
I’ll leave you with this tune: which may have a clue or two … 

And this observation …
“All those men have their price.”
Words ascribed to Britain’s First Prime Minister.
Have a good day.

*        Phew! Thank heavens for that, Debbi … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Indeed! This will be my last teaser for a bit.

1. Robert Walpole
2. Forst Lord of the Treasury
3. King George I
4. the Cabinet
5. Deputy Prime Minister
6. Vince Cable
7. David Gauke MP, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
8. Wednesday
9. Chequers or Chequers Court
10. the Palace of Westminster