Saturday, 16 January 2016

The Daily Teaser — 16-1-2016: Ivan Grozny

Oh, now, there’s a thing: I’ve actually got a Saturday night off.

Which is appreciated, if you’ve ever worked shifts.

I don’t know if I’ll be doing anything drastic with my time, though.

Well … 

Beyond maybe eating.


Frankly … ?   Well, frankly, I’m saving a little of my cash for Monday night: this year’s staff Christmas party.

Tonight might just be the perfect chance to catch up with The Stone Tape.

As I’ve got a copy sitting around … 


At any rate, let’s get moving on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Mr Strict*, Olga† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with Mr S getting his answers in earliest, all three bagged five out of five.

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

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

Q1) 16th January, 1547, saw Ivan 4th Vasilyevich become Tsar of all the Russias.   Ivan 4th also known as Ivan Grozny: and Ivan the what?
Q2) Ivan was Tsar from 1547.   What title had he held, until then?
Q3) How old was Ivan, when he was named as Tsar: 15, 16 or 17?
Q4) The term, Tsar, comes from from a Latin word.   Which Latin word?
Q5) Whilst Tsar, Ivan founded the Streltsy, one of the earliest forms of Russian standing … what: navy, air-force or army?
Q6) He also ordered the building of what was — until 1600 — Moscow’s tallest building.   What IS that building?
Q7) At one point, Ivan asked for a guarantee of asylum, if ever needed: in England.   Which English monarch did he request that from: Mary 1st, Elizabeth 1st or James 1st and 6th?
Q8) Ivan added which ‘S’ to Russia?
Q9) He also conquered the Astrakhan Khanate.   The Khanate is on the coast of which ‘C’?
Q10) Finally … who replaced Ivan as Tsar?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th January, 1870, saw the publication of a political cartoon called “A Live Jackass kicking a dead lion.”   Which US party did the donkey represent?
A1) The Democrats.
Q2) 15th January, 1559, saw Elizabeth 1st crowned in Westminster Abbey.    Elizabeth 2nd — Britain’s current monarch — was formally crowned … where?
Q3) James Naismith published the rules for basketball: on 15th January, 1892.   How many players does a basketball team have on pitch, during a game?
A3) 5.
Q4) 15th January, 1919, saw the streets of Boston struck by a flood.   Of what: sulfuric acid, sewage or molasses?
A4) Molasses.   (The word ‘gloopy’ springs to mind.)
Q5) Finally … 15th January, 1981, saw the debut episode of Hill Street Blues air: on NBC.   Who’s the captain in charge of Hill Street Station?
A5) Captain Frank Furillo, played by Daniel J. Travanti.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I will not see the destruction of the Christian converts who are loyal to me, and to my last breath I will fight for the orthodox faith.”

Ivan 4th Vasilyevich of Russia.
And this video … 

Have a good day … 

*        We’re going to HAVE to persuade you to stick around, Mr S: Olga and Debbi could possibly do with the company! :D

†        Believe it or not, Olga, Wikipedia has a whole entry on odd deaths: including the Molasses Flood.   It includes the death of a Brazilian chap, killed by the cow that fell through the roof of his house.   Oh, it also records the death of one chap who fell over his own beard.   Yeah … 

‡        Yeah, ‘terrible,’ Debbi.   (I’ll be handing out clues, next … !)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) The Terrible
Q2) Grand Prince of Moscow
Q3) 16
Q4) Caesar
Q5) A standing army
Q6) St Basil’s Cathedral
Q7) Elizabeth the 1st
Q8) Siberia
Q9) The Caspian Sea
Q10) His son Feodor
I hope you enjoy your Saturday evening off

Debbi said...

Well, that WAS a doozy of a trivia post! :)

1. Ivan the Terrible
2. Grand Prince of Moscow
3. 16
4. Caesar
5. army
6. Saint Basil's Cathedral
7. Elizabeth I
8. serfdom
9. the Caspian Sea
10. Feodor I

Mr. Strict is welcome back anytime! :) The more, the merrier!