Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 11-3-2015: The Daily News

You know, it was my birthday, last Wednesday.

And I really don’t expect presents.


On the other hand … ?

It was nice to get hold of the Game Of Thrones box set.

And it has to be said: I’ve never read the original novels.   But the series?

The series is very entertaining!


But, at any rate, that’s not why you’re here.

No, you’re here because it’s Wednesday: and therefore time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s questions: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 11th March saw the first publication of England’s first daily newspaper.   It was the Daily what: Courant, Currant or Corvid?
Q2) Its original publisher was Elizabeth whom: Mallet, Hammer or Mace?
Q3) In which year of the 18th century was the paper published: 1701, 1702 or 1703?
Q4) According to various sources, the paper was printed in rooms over what pub: The White Hart, The King’s Arms or The Dolphin?
Q5) The paper we’re discussing was bought by Samuel Buckley.   Buckley also published what: The Spectator, Tribune or Hello!?
Q6) The paper was published on Fleet Bridge, on Fleet Street.   Fleet Street was built over the remains of which river?
Q7) The London offices of D. C. Thompson are on Fleet Street.   Famously, the company is the publisher of what: The Beano2000AD or Whizzer and Chips’?
Q8) While we’re talking about daily papers?   The TimesThe Guardian and The Daily Telegraph were all what size?
Q9) Technically, a newspaper that’s 16.9 by 11 inches is what: a compact, a tabloid or a Berliner?
Q10) Finally … at the time of writing, what’s the UK’s most read daily newspaper: The Sun, The Daily Mail or The Daily Mirror?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th March, 1837, saw the incorporation of the US city of Chicago: in which US state is Chicago … ?
Q2) It’s also the third most populous city in the US: name either of the cities that have bigger populations.
Q3) Chicago sits on the shores of which of the Great Lakes?
Q4) What’s the tallest building in Chicago … ?
Q5) Which of the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale Batman films didn’t have scenes filmed in Chicago?
Q6) 2120 South Michigan Avenue was the site of what was once called “America’s greatest blues label”.   Which record company are we talking about: Motown, Chess or Sun?
Q7) Who was Chicago’s longest serving mayor?
Q8) Which musical opens with the song, All That Jazz?
Q9) Chicago is also known as what: the Windy City, Winding City or Wendy City?
Q10) Which Chicago set film ends with its two central characters being arrested in Chicago City Hall: after being chased by police, Nazis, a country and western band and Princess Leia?
A1) Illinois.
A2) New York is the most populous, with Los Angeles the second.
A3) Lake Michigan.
A4) The Willis Tower: formerly called the Sears Tower, at 108 storeys.
A5) The Dark Knight Rises.
A6) Chess Records.
A7) Richard M. Daly.   (He outlasted his father, Richard J. Daly, by a year.)
A8) Chicago.
A9) The Windy City.
A10) The Blues Brothers.   (Princess Leia was played by Carrie Fisher: who plays Jake Blues’ revenge seeking, jilted former fiancee.   When you’ve a fan-boy crush on Princess Leia, watching her try and blow up Belushi and Ackroyd is traumatic …)
Enjoy those.

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