Sunday, 5 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 5-10-2014: The Jarrow March

You know, I have to admit to having missed Dr Who, last night.

But for perfectly valid reasons, I should add.

I was at a family meal, believe it or not, celebrating my kid sister’s birthday: at a local Turkish restaurant.

First time I’ve had halep, I know that.   Bits of chicken on a tomato sauce, so you know.

Rather nice, actually: even if I had trouble pronouncing it.

At any rate … ?   At any rate, for anyone following my write-on this year’s series: I’ll have that up later.

Now … let’s get a move on …


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

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s Crusading† questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 5th October saw the formal start of the Jarrow March, in protest at poverty and unemployment in Jarrow.   Its main industry was what: ship-building, coal-mining or agriculture?
Q2) Jarrow stands on the bank of which river?
Q3) The march started in which year of the 1930s?
Q4) The Marchers were heading for which London landmark?
Q5) The March took place during what’s now called the Great what: Suppression, Depression or Oppression?
Q6) MP, Ellen Wilkinson supported the March: by taking part.   Which party did she represent?
Q7) Cooking equipment and camping gear, went with the Marchers.   Carried on a second hand what: bus, lorry or tram?
Q8) The longest part of the route was from Northampton to Bedford.   That leg covered how many miles: twenty, twenty-one or twenty-two?
Q9) Con Shiels, Jnr, the last survivor of the March, died in which year of this century?
Q10) Finally … The March took a petition to its destination.   A petition signed by how many people: 9000, 10000 or 11000?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th October saw the launch of the world’s first artificial satellite.   In which year of the 1950s?
A1) 1957.
Q2) What was that satellite called … ?
A2) Sputnik 1.
Q3) The satellite’s name translates as what: orbiter, satellite or moon?
A3) Satellite.
Q4) The satellite was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome.   The Cosmodrome is now in what’s country: Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan or Uzbekistan?
Q5) The pad the satellite was launched for is named after the first man in space.   Who was he … ?
Q6) What nation launched the satellite: the USA, the USSR or the People’s Republic of China … ?
A6) The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, or USSR.
Q7) The country concerned put the first man in space: in a spacecraft called what: Vostok 1, Bostick 1 or Vladimir 1?
A7) Vostok 1.
Q8) The satellite took roughly an hour and a half to orbit the Earth: traveling at 8, 100 m/s.   m/s means what: miles per second, metres per second or millimetres per second.
Q9) In response to the launch, the US had a crisis: and launched its space agency.   What is that agency called?
A9) The National Aeronautics and Space Administration: or NASA.   (I always thought it was AGENCY, when I was growing up: but there you go.)
Q10) Finally … the period that this launch help start was called the what Race?
A10) The Space Race.
I’ll leave you with this song from Alan Price … 

And this thought from the MP who supported the marchers … 
“The plain fact is that if people have to live and bear and bring up children in bad houses on too little food, their resistance to disease is lowered and they die before they should.”

Ellen Wilkinson, MP, in The Town That Was Murdered.
Enjoy your day.

*        Rofl!   (Oh, have you caught last night’s episode, yet, Debbi?   Just had it playing in the background, whilst writing this post, and I’ll be watching it again, tonight.   Fascinating stuff … )

†        When the Marchers reached their destination, they were each given a pound: so they could each get a train ticket home.   Given why they’d marched?   I have to ask if I’m the ONLY person who thinks that’s derisive.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Boy! Underpaid for sure. I know the feeling. :-)

1. ship-building
2. River Tyne
3. 1936
4 . the Palace of Westminster
5. Depression
6. Labour
7. bus
8. 21 miles
9. 2013
10. 11,000