Sunday, 5 April 2015

The Daily Teaser — 5-4-2015: On Easter Islands.

Right … 

It’s official.

I’ve now … wait for it … rearranged my bedroom.

Yes, I know, It’s not a MAJOR thing.

But frankly?

Frankly, I was getting bored with where everything was: and wanted to shake things up a little.

I’ve ALSO now got about seven or eight foot of bare wall.   And no paint.

You know, I might just have to do something drastic about that.   I could do with some space in my living room.

I might just move some bookshelves.   Sir Terry Pratchett has made for good bedside reading over the years … 


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring 9 and a ½ out of ten.

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 5th April, 1722, saw Jacob Roggeveen discover what we now call Easter Island.   The island is in which sea?
Q2) What’s Easter Island’s name: in its native Polynesian language?
Q3) The Island has been named as a World Heritage Site: by the UN.   In which year of the 1990s?
Q4) Easter Island is part of the mainland country that’s on the nearest continent.   The continent is South America.   What’s the country?
Q5) Finally … Easter Island’s best-known landmarks are the Moai.   What are the Moai?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th April saw the assassination of civil rights leader, Dr Martin Luther King.   In which year of the 1960s?
A1) 1968.
Q2) Dr King was in which city, when he was killed?
A2) Memphis, Tennessee.
Q3) He was in the city, to back a strike — and protest — by whom: cleaners, sanitation workers or policemen?
Q4) Which noted African American minister was with him, that day?
A4) Reverend Jesse Jackson.
Q5) How old was Dr King, at the time of his death?
A5) 39.   (That’s younger than me!)
Q6) The man who killed him was given a ninety-nine year sentence.   What was his name?
A6) James Earl Ray.   (He plead guilty.   Had he been found guilty by a jury, he would have been a candidate for the US death sentence.   I have never supported the death sentence, for anyone.   But could easily understand African Americans demanding one.)
Q7) The Senator for New York made made a brief speech in Indianopolis, that night, generally credited with preventing riots as a result of Dr King’s death.   Who was that Senator?
Q8) The (then) US president phoned Dr King’s wife with messages of sympathy: who was/is Dr King’s wife/widow?
Q9) More to the point, who was that president?
Q10) Finally … Dr King’s tomb is in which Georgia city?
A10) Atlanta.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“If there were any such thing as true justice in this world, his rancid carcass would be somewhere down around Easter Island right now, in the belly of a hammerhead shark.”

Hunter S Thompson, speaking of Richard Nixon.
Have a good Sunday: don’t over do the Easter Eggs … !

*        Got to admit, Debbi: I couldn’t make my mind up, whether to give you zero or one point for question 4, yesterday.   Oh, I knew Abernathy was at King’s Death: but I’d only heard of him, because he’d been there.   Pastor Jackson, on the other hand, I had: especially as he ran for Presidential nomination, back in the 1980s.   (Either way, you can’t go FAR wrong with one of Dr King’s speeches … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thank you, Paul! And thank you so much for the dictation info! It really helped! :)

1. Pacific Ocean (can't seem to find a "sea")
2. Rapa Nui
3. 1995
4. Chile
5. those big monumental statues