Wednesday, 6 May 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 6-5-2015: Elected

Right: right now, I’m very aware there’s a few things I’d like to do, today.

Build a shelf unit, for a start.

Get some cleaning and laundry done.

Oh … 

And MAYBE get some Teasers written: along with the appropriate slideshows.

These things, in other words … 

But I’m ALSO aware I’ve STILL got to post up today’s Gazette questions!

Oy veh … !


So … ?

So, without much further ado, here’s this week’s electoral questions, covered by the Creative Commons License* …
Q1) This week sees an election take place in the UK.   What name is given to the UK’s national elections?
Q2) Those elections take place to determine the government of the UK: by electing MPs.   MPs are members of what?
Q3) MPs are usually elected to the House of what?
Q4) How many seats — or members — does that house have: 550, 650 or 750?
Q5) That House is what’s called the Lower House.   The Upper House is the House of what?
Q6) Over the past century or so, the UK has had three main political parties.   Name any one of the current versions of those parties.
Q7) The government — at the time of writing — is drawn from two political parties.   This sort of government is called a what?
Q8) In which year was that government elected: 2009, 2010 or 2011?
Q9) Which right wing party — led by Nigel Farage — has come to prominence over the past few years?
Q10) Finally … Caroline Lucas was the only MP from her party, in Parliament.   Which party is that?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th April is International Dance Day.   It was introduced in which year of the 1980s?
Q2) The date was picked to honour Jean-Georges Noverre: the man credited with making which dance form popular?
Q3) In which dance would you — at various points — ‘shake it all about’?
Q4) Name either of the South American countries the Tango is said to have originated in.
Q5) Which ‘T’ is both a dance and a hit for Chubby Checker … ?
Q6) Raqs sharqi’ is better known as good old fashioned Egyptian what?
Q7) Waltzes are usually in which time signature: ¾, 4/4 or 5/4 … ?
Q8) The ‘Hopak’ is traditionally dance by many Ukrainians: and which Russian peoples … ?
Q9) What’s the name of the BBC 1 show, focussing on ballroom dancing … ?
Q10) Finally … what’s the name of the US version of the show … ?
A1) 1982.
A2) Ballet.   (I tried a Grand écart, once.   I couldn’t walk for weeks … )
A3) The dance known under various versions of the name, the Hokey Cokey.
A4) Argentina or Uruguay.   (There’s also a Finnish Tango.   Maestro Hill assures us there’s an Egg Marketing Board Tango.)
A5) The Twist.
A6) Belly Dancing.
A7) ¾.
A8) The Cossacks.
A9) Strictly Come Dancing’.
A10) Dancing With The Stars’.   (Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak is a hardware genius.   But …)
Enjoy your week.

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