Wednesday, 7 January 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 7-1-2015: Lucky Number Seven …

Hmmm … 

I have to admit, I’ve just seen this week’s Brentwood Gazette.

The front page … ?

Tells us that Brentwood Council’s impressed with one potential candidate for a cinema in William Hunter Way.

Put forward by a chap who runs an independent cinema in Mile End.

A luxury one screener seems to have forty seats!

It’s not a cinema, from what I can see: it’s a wide screen TV in someone’s front room!


At ANY rate, that’s not why your here, is it?


You’re here to see this week’s Gazette Teaser.

Here’s THIS week’s: covered by the usual Creative Commons License*
Q1) 7 is a Prime number: in other words, it’s only exactly dividable by itself, and what other number?
Q2) True or False: 7 is a Fibonacci number.
Q3) What are the chances of rolling a seven, on two standard, six sided dice: 1 in 6, 1 in 8 or 1 in 10?
Q4) What name is given to a seven-side, two dimensional, shape: a heptagon, a septagon or a septisimal?
Q5) Write the number seven … in binary.
Q6) In Jewish tradition, what’s the seventh day of the week?
Q7) What’s 7 squared?
Q8) The Lotus 7 car features in the opening titles of which TV series: The Fugitive, The Prisoner or The Avengers?
Q9) Name any one of the seven hills of Rome.
Q10) Finally … The Seven Kingdoms of Westeros feature in which series of books: The Lord Of The Rings, A Song OF Fire and Ice or Terry Pratchett’s Discworld?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) London’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are ticket only, this year: by order of London’s Mayor.   Who IS the Mayor?
Q2) Name either of the first two nations to see in the New Year.   (Both are island nations in the Pacific.)
Q3) New Year’s Eve is also celebrated as Saint who’s day: Sylvester’s, Helen’s or Malachi?
Q4) Which Scottish song is traditionally sung at New Year’s Eve?
Q5) More to the point, who wrote the poem the song is based on?
Q6) London’s New Year’s Eve celebrations focus — in part — of the ringing of the bell in the clock tower of the Houses of Parliament.   The bell’s better known how?
Q7) Iceland’s biggest New Year’s Eve events are usually held in the capital city.   What’s that city’s name?
Q8) ‘Hogmanay’ is a term for New Year’s Eve: with it’s origins in which country of the UK?
Q9) The small town of Bideford is noted for it’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.   Bideford is in which English county?
Q10) Finally … ‘La Bonn Année’ is a 1973 French-language film whose title means ‘Happy New Year’.   Where was it made: Canada, France or Haiti?
A1) The original Eton Mess, Boris Johnson.
A2) Kiribati and Samoa.
A3) Sylvester.   (He’s the Pope named in the (forged) ‘Donation Of Constantine’ as the man who Constantine gave the Imperial crown to: in case you didn’t know.)
A4) ‘Auld Lang Syne’.
A5) Excise man, farmer and Scotland’s favourite son, Robert Burns.
A6) Big Ben.   (Go on: correct a tourist when they call the clock, Big Ben, you know you want to!)
A7) Reykjavik.
A8) Scotland.   (There’s a saying I’ve heard from many Scots: “Hogmanay’s like Christmas: except God’s not involved.”)
A9) Devon.
A10) France.
I’ll catch you next time.

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