Friday, 23 October 2015

The Daily Teaser — 23-10-2015: Parliamentary Matters …

Hmmm … 

I think I need … Money … !

Frankly, who doesn’t?

But right at the moment, I’ve had to swap monitors around: given what WAS my main one has been playing up.

It’s now being used as the ‘second’ monitor: and getting turned off at the mains, as that seems to be part of what’s causing issues.

Well … that and cabling!   I put a new VGA cable in, yesterday … And it started playing up about an hour later … 

Hmmm … 

I need money, I think … 

Or Santa … 


But let’s move one, shall we … ?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring eight out of ten, and Debbi one point ahead, with nine out of ten.   (The phrase, “Win a win a chicken dinner … !” springs to mind … )

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 23rd October saw the first meeting of the Parliament of Great Britain.   In which year of the 1700s?
Q2) Name either of the Parliaments it replaced?
Q3) Those parliaments were replaced by laws called the Acts of what: onion, bunion or union?
Q4) In which Royal Palace did the Parliament of Great Britain meet?
Q5) More to the point, the House Of Commons meets in what was Saint Stephens’ … what?
Q6) The Parliament of Great Britain was eventually replaced by the Parliament of where?
Q7) More to the point, in which year was this?
Q8) The latter parliament was formed when which Kingdom’s Parliament joined up?
Q9) The House Of Commons is the lower House of Parliament, in all its various forms: what’s the upper house called?
Q10) Finally … What’s the emblem of Parliament?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd September saw The Supremes become the first girl band to have a Number One hit album.   In which year of the 1960s?
A1) 1966.
Q2) Was this in the US, the UK or the Ukraine?
A2) The US.
Q3) The album was called The Supremes A’ go go.   The phrase, A’ go go, comes from which European language: French, German or Hungarian?
A3) French.   (Used, here, to mean in abundance or plenty.   There was also a famous Parisian nightclub called Whisky A go go.)
Q4) The album was on the Motown label.   Who was the famous boss, owner and manager of Motown?
A4) Berry Gordy, Junior.
Q5) Motown’s owner co-wrote a song on The Supremes A’ go go.   Which song: You Can’t Hurry Love, Money or Get Ready?
A5) Money.   (Or Money (That's What I Want).   You Can’t Hurry Love was by Holland-Dozier-Holland, whilst Get Ready was written by Smokey Robinson.)
Q6) The Supremes consisted of three singers.   Diana Ross was one.   Name either of the other two.
A6) Mary Wilson or Florence Ballard.   Mary Wilson is still alive today: Florence Ballard died of a heart attack, in 1976, at the age of 32.
Q7) The Supremes were the USA’s most successful vocal group.   How many Number Ones did they have: eleven, twelve or thirteen?
A7) Twelve.   (They tied with Madonna.)
Q8) Those Number Ones were on the Billboard — or US — charts.   Which British band is the most successful band to feature on the Billboard charts?
A8) The Beatles.   They managed a grand total of 20 Number Ones.
Q9) Which British girl band held the record for most chart entries: Bananarama, The Spice Girls or The Saturdays?
A9) Banarama.
Q10) Finally … What was The Supremes’ biggest hit, with their original line-up: You Can’t Hurry Love, You Keep Me Hanging On or The Happening?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“There are many things a parliament cannot do.   It cannot make itself executive, nor dispose of offices which belong to the crown.   It cannot take any man’s property, even that of the meanest cottager, as in the case of enclosures, without his being heard.”

William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, also known as Pitt the Elder. (15 November 1708 – 11 May 1778)
And a little something from Spitting Image … 

Have a good day.

*        Sorry about the score, there, Olga: well played though!   (It was The Happening, I’m afraid: BIT of an obscure one … )

†        Oh, THAT it is, Debbi.   (I got it in, before I got a copy of Sterling and Gibson’s, The Difference Engine: which I’m finding hard going … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Gibson is hard going quite often! :)

1. 1707
2. the Parliament of England
3. union
4. the Palace of Westminster
5. Chapel
6. the Parliament of the United Kingdom
7. 1801
8. Ireland
9. the House of Lords
10. a crowned portcullis