Wednesday, 11 November 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 11-11-2015: Remember

Right … 

You can’t tell I’m rushed, can you?

Well, possibly you can.

I’m back at work, today: after a brief break.

So I’m feeling a bit … rushed … right now!


With that said … ?

With that said, it’s Wednesday: so, however rapidly, let’s post up this week’s Weekly Teaser: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) November 11th saw the Armistice that ended World War 1; in which year?
Q2) More to the point, in which year was the Treaty of Versailles, that formally ended the war?
Q3) In recent years, Australia has given more prominence to ANZAC Day; on which date of the year IS ANZAC Day?
Q4) The Cenotaph is in which London Street?
Q5) More to the point, who designed the Cenotaph?
Q6) What bugle call is played, immediately after the Two Minute Silence on Remembrance Sunday?
Q7) Which British colony was the first — in 1915 — to send a unit to fight in World War 1?
Q8) 11th November is the Feast day of a saint who turned to the peaceful life of a monk, after giving up his career as a soldier.   Which Saint: Saint Martin of Tours, Saint Martin or Braga or Saint Martin de Porres?
Q9) What’s the French equivalent to the Red Poppy traditionally worn on Remembrance Day?
Q10) How is  Armistice Day known in the USA?
Here’s last weeks questions and answers …
Q1) 4th November say the first performance of ‘Symphony № 36’: by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.   In which year of the 1780s?
Q2) The Symphony was performed in which Austrian town: Vienna, Linz or Salzburg?
Q3) The symphony is in which key: C major, A minor or G flat major?
Q4) The piece’s composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, wrote how many symphonies: 39, 40 or 41?
Q5) At the time he wrote this piece, Mozart accessed pieces by two well known composers.   One was Johann Sebastian Bach.   Who was the other: Handel, Haydn or Beethoven?
Q6) He also got to know which composer: Handel, Haydn or Beethoven?
Q7) During this period, Wolfgang spent most of his time in which Austrian city: Vienna, Graz or Linz?
Q8) The first movement of ‘Symphony № 36’ is in the tempo called Adagio.   In other words, it’s played how: slowly, at walking speed or rapidly?
Q9) The instruments for Symphony № 36 include at least one timpani.   The timpani is also known as a what drum?
Q10) Finally … the last movement of Symphony № 36 is in which time signature: 2/4, ¾ or 4/4?
A1) 1783.
A2) Linz.
A3) C major.
A4) 41.   (Although there’s arguments he wrote some 68 symphonies.)
A5) George Frideric Handel.
A6) Joseph Haydn.
A7) Vienna.
A8) Slowly.   (Or ‘slow and stately’ if you’re looking at the same Wikipedia page I am.   ‘andante’ is walking speed, and ‘allegro’ means rapidly.)
A9) A kettledrum.
A10) 2/4.   (In other words, 2 quarter note beats per bar.   Online readers will be able to find a very good example of the signature, in the relevant Wikipedia entry.)
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you next time.

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