Sunday, 28 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 28-6-2015: The Shot Heard Around The World … 

Well, that’s THAT shift finished … !

You’ve probably realised I’v been working for the past six months: at a local fast food restaurant.

I’m happy about that.   Granted it’s not much of a job.

It’s part time, minimum wage and not one one stunning prospects.

On the upside?   On the upside, it pays on time, for dinner.   And my co-workers are a nice bunch.

Yesterday, though … 

Yesterday’s shift was quite a long one: some ten and a half hours!


It was a thoroughly enjoyable ten and a half hour shift.

But, my word … 

Didn’t I get a good night’s sleep!

But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

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

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

Q1) 28th June, 1914, saw the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand: the event that kickstarted World War 1.   In which city was the assassination?
Q2) The Archduke was killed with his wife.   What was her name?
Q3) The man who shot them was Gavrilo Princip.   Princip was what: a Serb nationalist, an Austrian nationalist or a German nationalist?
Q4) Princip’s action led to the Archduke’s country issuing the what: the June Ultimatum, July Ultimatum or August Ultimatum?
Q5) What WAS the Archduke’s country: Austro-Hungary, Germany or Great Britain?
Q6) As a result of the Ultimatum, the Archduke’s home country declared war on Princip’s country.   What country was that?
Q7) The Archduke was what, in relation to the throne: heir apparent, heir  presumptive or heir on a g-string?
Q8) Princip, and his fellow conspirators, were initially tried and sentenced in 1914: in which month?
Q9) Princip died in prison: in 1918.   Of which disease?
Q10) Finally … World War 1, the war the assassination started, formally endedwith the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.   This was signed on the 28th June of which year?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th June, 1977, saw Djibouti become independent.   Of which European nation?
A1) France.
Q2) 27th June, 1880, saw the birth of the first deaf/blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.   Who was that person?
A2) Activist, Helen Keller.
Q3) 27th June, 1981, saw the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China officially blame Mao Zedong.   What for: the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution or the Great Chinese Famine?
Q4) 27th June, 2005, saw serial killer, Dennis Rader, plead guilty to ten counts of murder.   Rader was known as the what killer?
A4) The BTK Killer.   (Apparently, it stood for ‘Bind, Torture, Kill.’)
Q5) Finally … 27th june, 2007, saw Tony Blair step down as Britain’s Prime Minister.   Which constituency did he represent, as an MP?
I’ll leave you with the Archduke’s last words …
“It is nothing… it is nothing…”

Last words of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, 18 December 1863 – 28 June 1914.
And this song: which was one of only a few I thought relevant … 

Have a good day.

*        My pleasure, Debbi, anytime … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Glad to hear you got through that awful shift in one piece! :)

1. Sarajevo
2. Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg
3. a Serb nationalist
4. the July Ultimatum
5. Austro-Hungary
6. Serbia
7. heir presumptive
8. December
9. Pott's disease or TB
10. 1919