Friday, 21 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 21-11-2014: World Television Day


Once again with the wrong shift!

Turns out that, yesterday, when I thought I had the day off?

I was supposed to be working, in the evening!

Talk about embarrassing!

Thankfully, I think everyone was fairly forgiving about it: as I’m a new boy.

Still … That’ll teach me to read the rota, correctly … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 21st November is World Television Day.   According to whom: the UN, the EU or League of Nations?
Q2) The word television comes from two ancient  languages.   Name one of those languages.
Q3) One part of the name comes from the word, visio and means ‘sight’.   The other, tele, means what: near, far, small, large, loud or quiet?
Q4) Who was the Scottish inventor credited with creating a practical TV system, in 1925?
Q5) Who was the American inventor ALSO credited with creating a practical TV system, in 1927?
Q6) Many TV sets were CRT sets: which stood for Cathode Ray … what?
Q7) Who is Britain’s state TV broadcaster: Sky, the BBC or ITV?
Q8) That state broadcaster originally broadcast a TV signal from where: Alexandra Palace, Bletchley Park or Colchester Castle?
Q9) Shortland Street is a long running TV series: in which English speaking country … ?
Q10) Finally … Traditionally, TV signals are received through an aerial.   IPTV is broadcast over what?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 20th November, 1979, saw Sunni dissidents seize the Grand Mosque, in Saudi Arabia: Islam’s most sacred Mosque.   The shrine inside the Mosque, Islam’s holiest spot, is called what?
A1) The Kaaba.
Q2) The group doing the seizing claimed their leader was a new prophet: what title was he given, as a result: Mu’ad Dib, Mahdi or Mohammed?
A2) Mahdi.
Q3) The Grand Mosque is in which Saudi city?
A3) Mecca: known as Makkah, in Arabic.
Q4) The city is also the birthplace of Islam’s Prophet: what’s his name?
A4) Mohammed.   (His full name in Arabic is ابو القاسم محمد ابن عبد الله ابن عبد المطلب ابن هاشم: or Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim.)
Q5) The faithful are expect to make a pilgrimage to the Mosque: at least once in their lives.   The pilgrimage is called what: the Hajj, the Umma or the Mahdi?
A5) The Hajj.
Q6) The pilgrimage is one of Islam’s Five Pillars: duties the devout have to perform.   Name one of the other four.
A6) Shahada, the profession of Faith, Salat, the daily Prayers, Zakat, giving alms, or charitable donations and Sawm, the fast during Ramadan.
Q7) The Prophet received the first revelation for Islam’s Holy book, near the Holy City.   What’s the name of Islam’s Holy Book?
A7) The Qur'an.
Q8) The Catholic Church has Canon Law.   Judaism has Halakha.   What’s the Islamic body of Holy Law?
A8) Sharia Law.
Q9) There’s two main schools of Islam: name either.
A9) Sunni or Shia.
Q10) Finally … Islam’s mystical tradition is called what?
A10) Sufism.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And THIS one … 

And this thought …
“How can you put out a meaningful drama when every fifteen minutes proceedings are interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits with toilet paper?”
Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone.
Enjoy the day … 

*        I’ll be keeping my eyes open, then, Debbi!


Nik Nak said...

The one upside to turning up late to work, last night … ?

Is I had a complete stranger walk in, last night, and tell me she felt I’d written a great letter, in this week’s Gazette.

Which was nice … 

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! Enjoy! :)

1. the UN
2. Greek and Latin
3. far
4. John Logie Baird
5. Philo Farnsworth
6. Tubes
7. the BBC
8. Bletchley Park
9. New Zealand
10. the Internet