Friday, 19 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 19-6-2015: Civil Rights

OK, it’s now Friday.

Which makes it’s payday, today.

And, having done slightly less hours … ?   I’ve got — obviously — slightly less pay.

Not that I’m complaining.   I’ve enough — with the financial help I get — to be going on with, and possibly do some online shopping.

After I’ve juggled the proverbial books!

There’s also a copy of Children of the Stones I wouldn’t mind buying.

The only downside to that, of course?   Is that I’ve still not managed to pick up the external drive I’d put in for data recovery.

I’ve already put down an £80 deposit for the work: lord knows how much more that’s going to cost.

First World problems, eh … ?


But let’s get a move on, shall we … ?

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 To, License and video … 

Q1) 19th June saw the US government pass the Civil Rights Act: outlawing discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, gender, or national origin.   In which year of the 1960s?
Q2) The act ended racial segregation in which sort of US institute: the armed forces, schools or public hospitals?
Q3) The act also, theoretically, ended the unequal registration of what: voters, phone numbers or addresses?
Q4) That registration clause was what: Title 1, 2 or 3?
Q5) Title 6 of the act, forbade discrimination by bodies receiving federal what: legal support, funds or business?
Q6) Finally … the act was signed into US law by which US president?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th June saw the signing of the SALT 2 treaty: in which year of the 1970s?
A1) 1979.
Q2) The treaty was signed between the world’s two superpower: the USA and the USSR.   What does USA stand for?
Q3) Equally, what does USSR stand for?
Q4) What did SALT stand for?
Q5) Who was the US president that signed the SALT 2 treaty?
A5) Peanut growing, UFO spotting, President Jimmy Carter.
Q6) More to the point, who was the USSR’s then leader?
A6) Leonid Brezhnev.   (Although Brezhnev’s actual title was ‘General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’)
Q7) The treaty was signed in which European city: Vienna, Vilnius or Valletta?
A7) Vienna.
Q8) The SALT 1 talks ended with the signing of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty: in which year?
A8) 1971.
Q9) That treaty was signed by Leonid Brezhnev: and which US President?
A9) President Richard Nixon.
Q10) Finally … SALT 2 was delayed in the US Senate: when the USSR invaded where?
I’ll leave you with this …
“All persons shall be entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of any place of public accommodation, as defined in this section, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, religion, or national origin.”

From Title 2 of the Act.
And this song: sung by many civil rights activists during the 1960s …

Have a good day.

*        It’s probably the Circle that Dantë missed, Debbi … !   (Oh, so you know, Humans is on the 28th June, on AMC, so you know.   Gemma Chan, as Anita, is unnerving: kind of a cross between Data and a Stepford Wife.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Sounds intriguing! :)

1. 1964
2. schools
3. voters
4. Title I
5. funds
6. Lyndon B. Johnson