Wednesday, 18 February 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’sWeekly Teaser — 18-2-2015: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Hmmm … 

That’s odd … 

Usually … ?

Usually, on a Wednesday, the one thing I’ll be doing is posting a copy of the Weekly Teaser to both the Brentwood Gazette, and to its sister paper, the Essex Chronicle.

Usually with very little problem: bar the occasional Scunthorpe problem.


Today, I couldn’t: and I’m blowed if I know why … !

Which is frustrating.   As I’m sure you know, Google’s search engine, along with others, ranks pages — in part — according to how many pages link to it.

Frustratingly, I now have less to the blog.   That’s annoying!


But if NOTHING else … ?

We can but struggle on … !

After all, today is Wednesday: which mean’s it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s questions: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 18th February saw the first publication of The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn: in which country?
Q2) In which year of the 1880s?
Q3) Who wrote it?
Q4) What was the author’s real name?
Q5) The story is set on the banks of which US river: the Missouri, the Little Missouri or the Mississippi?
Q6) The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn was a direct sequel to which other book?
Q7) Huck befriends an escaped slave on his adventures.   What was the slave’s name?
Q8) Edward Winsor Kemble did what to the book: the typesetting, the illustrations or the printing?
Q9) Who played Huck in The Adventures Of Huck Finn, the 1993 Disney version of the book?
Q10) Finally … the 2010 EP, Huckleberry Finn, was performed by Duke Special.   It featured music originally composed by whom: Karlheinz Stockhausen, Kurt Weill or Carl Orff?
Here’s LAST week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th February, 2013, saw who announce his resignation as Pope?
Q2) In which year was he elected Pope?
Q3) What name was he born under?
Q4) As with most other Popes, the outgoing one was elected: by a body consisting of which members of the Church?
Q5) When electing a pope, that group is called a what?
Q6) Who did our outgoing Pope replace?
Q7) Who was elected as our outgoing Pope’s successor, in 2013?
Q8) What’s the name of the church that these men have been head of?
Q9) That church was supposed to have been founded by which saint?
Q10) The only two other Popes are Bishops of long established Churches in North Africa: and head churches based in which Egyptian city?
A1) Benedict 16th.
A2) 2005.
A3) Joseph Ratzinger.
A4) Eligible members of the College Of Cardinals.
A5) Papal Conclave.
A6) John Paul 2nd.
A7) Pope Francis.
A8) The Roman Catholic Church.
A9) Saint Peter.
A10) Alexandria.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later.

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