Sunday, 7 December 2014

The Daily Teaser — 7-12-2014: Pearl Harbour

Oooooh … 

But that was a tiring night … 

You’ve probably figured out I’m working, right now: hadn’t you … ?

I have to admit, I’m thoroughly enjoying the experience: my co-workers are a genuinely nice group, the customers are pleasant and I’m learning stuff.

OK … Maybe only how to put chicken into buckets, but there we go … 

Like I say, generally enjoyable.

But very tiring.

Trust me, you REALLY don’t want to be near my feet, right now … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 7th December was the date of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour.   In which year of World War 2?
Q2) The attack was carried out by the Japanese what: Army, air-force or Navy?
Q3) The base on Pearl Harbour was a US what: naval base, air-force base or Army base?
Q4) Pearl Harbour is on the island of Oahu: in which US state?
Q5) The attack made the date ‘a day that will live in infamy’: according to a speech by the US President.   Which President made that speech?
Q6) Name any of the US battleships — battleships — lost in the attack.
Q7) Had Japan actually declared war, at the time of the attack?
Q8) The Pearl Harbour attack has its origins with Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto.   He eventually died in which year of the war?
Q9) Many Japanese-Americans were interned, after the Pearl Harbour attacks.   Which Star Trek cast member was — as a child — one of those internees?
Q10) Finally … what was the name of the 1953 film — starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Cliff and Frank Sinatra — about the attack?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th December, 1978, saw Spain formalize the most recent version of its constitution.   Who, according to that constitution, is Spain’s Head Of State?
A1) The King.
Q2) 6th December, 1973, saw the US House of Representatives confirm Gerald Ford as vice President.   Which amendment to the US Constitution covers this: the 25th, 26th or 27th?
A2) The 25th.
Q3) 6th December, 1768, saw the first publication of the Encyclopædia Britannica.   In which year did it announce it would stop publishing a print edition?
A3) 2012.   (The final printed edition is the 2010 edition.)
Q4) 6th December, 1947, saw President Harry S. Truman dedicate the Everglades National Park.   The park is in which US state?
A4) Florida.
Q5) Finally … 6th December, 1969, saw the death of Meredith Hunter: at a concert at the Altamont Speedway, in California.   Which English band were performing, when Meredith died?
A5) The Rolling Stones.   (Personally?   I know the UK branch of the Hell’s Angel’s are relatively tame, compared to their US cousins.   And can’t help but ask what the hell would’ve happened, had the Stones hired a reputable security firm.)
I’ll leave you with this … 

And this … 

“I ask that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, 1941, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire.”
From The Presidential speech, after the attack.

Have a good day … 

*        It’s well worth the effort, Debbi.   (Even had a bit from William Gibson.   Last night’s episode was all about deranged robots and AIs: and Wintertmute stands out, when you’re talking AI … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul!

1. 1941
2. Navy
3. naval base
4. Hawaii
5. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
6. Arizona
7. no
8. 1943
9. George Takei
10. From Here to Eternity (with Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed, too!)