Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 30-9-2015: the Ripper

Right …

You can TELL it’s a Wednesday, can’t you … ?

You can’t?

There’s several ways of finding out.   Looking at a calendar’s a good option.

Or … ?

Checking here … 


After all, I‘ve been posting up the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser, every Wednesday now, for some time.

And, as it’s Wednesday?   It means it’s time for this weeks Gazette questions.

Here they are, along with the Creative Commons License* that covers them …
Q1) 30th September saw Jack the Ripper kill two victims in one night.   Name either.
Q2) Name any one of the Ripper’s other three victims.
Q3) What was the name of the only Ripper victim to be found indoors?
Q4) The Ripper killings took place in which district of London: Whitechapel, Aldgate or Shadwell … ?
Q5) The Ripper was ALSO referred to as ‘Leather … ’ what … ?
Q6) The Saucy Jacky postcard — believed by some to genuinely be from the Ripper — is felt to genuine because it’s postmarked with which date … ?
Q7) Which US agency did a commemorative investigation into the Ripper killers, in 1988?
Q8) Who wrote the 1943 short story, Yours Truly, Jack The Ripper: Robert Bloch, Ellery Queen or Harlan Ellison … ?
Q9) The first (supposed) letter from the killer was the notorious ‘Dear Boss’ letter, and sent to what: a police station, news agency or vigilante group?
Q10) Finally … which 2001 film took its title from one the the Ripper letters.
Here’s last weeks questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd September saw the first publication of ‘The Phantom of the Opera.’   In which year?
Q2) Who wrote ‘The Phantom of the Opera’: Gaston Leroux, Elly Laroux or Jonah Leroy?
Q3) The book is written in French.   What’s its title: in French?
Q4) In either language, what’s the Phantom’s name?
Q5) The Phantom is — supposedly — an expert with a rope weapon: called a Punjab … what?
Q6) The book sees the Phantom fall in love with a singer.   What was her name: Sophie, Christine or Jean-Marie?
Q7) The novel is set in the Paris Opera House.   The Opera House is actually called the Palais … what: Palais Chanel, Palais Garnier or Palais de Boing?
Q8) The earliest film version of The Phantom of the Opera was made when: 1916, 1925 or 1937?
Q9) Terry Pratchett parodies The Phantom of the Opera in one of his ‘Discworld’ novels.   Which ‘Discworld’ novel: Soul MusicInteresting Times or Maskerade?
Q10) Finally … The book’s author is supposed to have been inspired to write it, by the collapse of the opera house’s what: roof, chandelier or main staircase?
A1) 1909.
A2) Gaston Leroux.
A3) Le Fantôme de l'Opéra’.
A4) Erik.
A5) Punjab Lasso.
A6) Christine.   (Or Christine Daaé, if you want her full name.)
A7) The Palais Garnier.
A8) 1916.   (It was called Das Phantom der Oper, made in 1915, and long since lost.)
A9) Maskerade.   (At various stages, Sir Terry’s recurring characters all glance at the Ankh Morpork Opera House’s main chandelier and think words to the effect of “There’s an accident waiting to happen …”)
A10) The chandelier.
Enjoy those: I hope they’re both useful, AND entertaining … 

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