Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 22-7-2015: Part Of The Union

Hmmm … 

Did you manage to read today’s Daily Teaser.

Basically, I’ve been trying to work out if an imported copy of the Blake’s 7 box set is a Region 2 version.

Going by the information on the Amazon page for the set … ?

It is.

I wish it said so on the blessed box.   CeX won’t necessarily just take MY word for it … !


At any rate, it’s Wednesday.   Which means, of course, it‘s time for this week’s Weekly Teaser: courtesy of me … and the Brentwood Gazette.

Here’s this week’s Unionist questions: covered by the Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 22nd July saw England and Scotland agree to the Treaty of Union, 1707.   In which year?
Q2) The Treaty was agreed by the respective nations’ what?
Q3) The resulting united nation was called … what?
Q4) Who was King of England at the time of the Treaty of Union?
Q5) More to the point, who was King of Scotland?
Q6) The negotiations were conducted at what was a theatre.  The theatre was called the Royal what: Cockpit, Bear-pit  or Snake-pit?
Q7) The provisions of the Treaty Of Union meant which legal body stayed as Scotland’s Supreme Court?
Q8) What else got merged, as part of the Treaty of Union: the two nations’ Privy Councils, churches or Crowns?
Q9) Ireland joined England and Scotland, to form the United Kingdom, when: 1800, 1801 or 1802?
Q10) Scotland’s silver coinage was recast as a result of the Treaty, by the Royal Mint.   Which scientific genius was Master of the Mint, at the time?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th July is the Feast of Saint Swithin: or Saint Swithun, as it’s sometimes spelt.   According to the old superstition, if it rains today, it’ll rain for how many more: thirty, forty or fifty?
Q2) Again, according to the superstition, if it’s sunny, today, it’ll be sunny for how may days: forty, fifty or sixty?
Q3) What exactly WAS Saint Swithin: a Dane, a Viking or an Anglo-Saxon?
Q4) Saint Swithin is the patron saint of which English city?
Q5) He’s ALSO the patron saint of the county that city is in.   Which English county are we talking about?
Q6) Swithin is ALSO the patron saint of which part of London: Camberwell, Southwark or Peckham?
Q7) The stories of good or bad weather on Saint Swithin’s Day have an element of truth to them.   The weather is due to the position of what, relative to the British Isles: the Arctic Ocean, the Jet Stream or El Ñino?
Q8) If it DOES rain on Saint Swithin’s Day, some say the saint is christening which fruit: apples, oranges or cherries?
Q9) Saint Swithin, Jane Austen, and angler, Izaak Walton, were all buried in which cathedral?
Q10) Finally … the rain — or sunshine — ends on 24th August.   Which apostle’s day is this: Andrew’s, Bartholomew’s or James’s?
A1) Forty.
A2) Forty.
A3) An Anglo-Saxon.
A4) Winchester.
A5) Hampshire.
A6) Southwark.
A7) The Jet Stream.
A8) Apples.
A9) Winchester Cathedral.
A10) Bartholomew.
Enjoy those†.

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†        I’ve put links to my sources for last weeks answers on the Gazette’s version of this page: I’ve embedded a link to the into The title of this post.   Enjoy those.

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