Saturday, 7 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 7-2-2015

I think we can safely say I am up … early … 

No, really … !

Frankly … ?

Well, frankly, we have an official Staff Meeting, today.

At 8·30!

Which is WAY too early in the morning, if you ask me.

Actually, now I think of it … ?   It’s WAY too early in the morning, to be this early in the morning.

But there we go.

Needs must, and all that … !


But let’s move on, shall we?   While I’ve got enough caffeine in my system to at least seem functional … !

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring ten 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) 7th February, 2014, saw the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games.   The Games took place in which Russian resort?
Q2) Many years earlier, 7th February, 1945, saw the British government issue a statement: about a famous World War 2 conference.   Which conference?
Q3) 7th February, 1974, saw Grenada become independent of the UK.   Grenada is in which sea: the Atlantic, Caribbean or Pacific?
Q4) 7th February, 1908, saw the birth of Buster Crabbe.   Name either one of the science fiction characters he famously played, in the 1930s and 1940s.
Q5) Finally … 7th February, 1894, saw the start of a gold-miners strike: in which Colorado city?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th February saw woman in the UK granted the vote.   How old did the new voters have to be?
A1) 30.
Q2) In which year was this: 1917, 1918 or 1919?
A2) 1918.
Q3) The new voters could vote is they were over the relevant age.   And either members of — or married to members of — the Local Government what?
A3) Register: what’s now the UK’s Electoral Register.
Q4) Roughly how many women were allowed to vote, under the relevant act: 7.4 million, 8.4 million or 9.4 million?
Q5) One group demanding votes for women was the WSPU: Women’s Social and Political … what?
A5) Union.
Q6) The WSPU was founded by Emmeline whom: Pankhurst, Parkhurst or Parker?
A6) Emmeline Pankhurst.
Q7) Suffragette, Mary Richardson, was known as what, after attacking a painting with a meat cleaver?
A7) Slasher.   Slasher was also a member of the British Union of Fascists …
Q8) Fellow campaigner, Emily Davison, famously died for the cause: stepping in front of the King’s horse, Anmer.   At which race?
A8) The Epsom Derby.
Q9) What’s the name of the Jessica Hynes penned, BBC sit-com about a Women’s Suffrage group, meeting in a church hall? 
Q10) Finally … men and women in the UK were finally given at the same age in 1928.   Which age?
A10) 21.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I refuse to be typecast, and I’ll have a go at anything so long as it’s different, challenging, hard work and demands great versatility.”

Pete Postlethwaite, 7 February 1946 – 2 January 2011.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day.

*        It’s a very appreciated effort, Debbi!   (There’s not many people that write book-sized books, these days … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

And I'm writing scripts too! :) Busy, busy ...

1. Sochi
2. the Potsdam Conference
3. Caribbean
4. Flash Gordon
5. Cripple Creek