Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 10-2-2016: The Game

Right … It’s a Wednesday … JUST so you know.

Which means that it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

And — almost — time for me to go to work.

But, JUST in case you want to see this post on the Gazette’s site?

I should warn you they’ll be going live a little later than usual: as Joe — the Gazette reporter who usually puts the Gazette version through for me — is news gathering at a crash on the A12: one that sounds quite serious.


At ANY rate … ?

It’s Wednesday.

Which mean’s it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s: covered, as ever, by the Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 10th February, 1996, saw Garry Kasparov beaten by a computer called what: Deep Thought, Deep Blue or Deep Sea?
Q2) At which board game: Backgammon, Chess or Shogi?
Q3) Which company made the computer?
Q4) Kasparov lost that game: but won the match.   What was the overall winning score: 3-1, 4-2 or 5-4?
Q5) Who won the rematch, in 1997?
Q6) Which East European country is Kasparov from: The Ukraine, Estonia or Russia?
Q7) In this game, each player starts with how many pieces: 12, 16 or 20?
Q8) The board consists of a series of what: squares, triangles or rectangles?
Q9) The game achieved its approximate modern form in which year: 1465, 1475 or 1485?
Q10) APART from World Champion, what’s the highest title a player of this game can attain: 9th Dan, Grandmaster or Black Belt?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd February saw the plane crash that killed three famous US musicians: known as the Day The Music Died.   The crash was on the 3rd February of which year: 1958, 1959 or 1960?
Q2) The crash took place in which US State: Illinois, Texas or Iowa?
Q3) Jiles Perry ‘JP’ Richardson died on that plane.   He was better known how: Little Willie, the Big Bopper or Medium Dave?
Q4) Richardson’s best loved song, ‘Chantilly Lace,’ is a phone call between him and his girlfriend. It opens with the words ‘Hello …’ what: ‘baby,’ ‘dolly,’ or ‘sweetie’?
Q5) The youngest star to die on that plane was Ritchie Valens.   How old was Valens, when he died: 16, 17 or 18?
Q6) Valens is noted as having a fear of what: birds, bees or flying?
Q7) Valens’ lifetime was a double A side: with ‘La Bamba’ on one side.   What was on the other: LindaCecelia or Donna?
Q8) The other singer to die that day was Lubbock resident, Charles Holley.   Charles was better known how: Imp Kethlin, Buddy Holly or Chuck Berry?
Q9) Charles’ first big UK hit, That’ll Be The Day, was recorded with his backing band.   Who were they: the Locusts, the Crickets or the Grasshoppers?
Q10) Finally … ‘The Day The Music Died,’ is a reference to the crash.   In which Don McLean song: Crying, Vincent or American Pie?
A1) 1959.
A2) Iowa: near Lake Clear.
A3) The Big Bopper.   (Little Willie is a song by The Sweet: Medium Dave Lilywhite is a minor character in Terry Pratchett’s Hogfather.)
A4) Baby.   (Hello Dolly is a noted musical.   Dr Who fans will recognize ‘Hello Sweetie,’ as one of the catchphrases of River Song.)
A5) 17.
A6) Flying.
A7) Donna.
A8) Buddy Holly.
A9) The Crickets.
A10) American Pie.
Enjoy those: I hope they’re fun.

*        In other words, you’re free to copy, use, alter and build on each of my quizzes: including the Teasers, Gazette Teasers and the Friday Question Sets.   All I ask in return is that you give me an original authors credit on your event’s flyers or posters, or on the night: and, if you republish them, give me an original authors credit AND republish under the same license.   A link back to the site — and to the Gazette’s, if that’s where you’ve found these — would be appreciated: as would pressing my donate button, here.   Every penny is gratefully received.

1 comment:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Nuns
Q2) Le Mans
Q3) Ash Wednesday
Q4) Police launched a mass murder investigation, on 10th February, 2016. After finding human remains in what: a field, drains or shopping trolley? That was in 1983 in drains, I assume. I got a bit worried you knew something the rest of us didn’t, but I assume it’s just the wrong date… Or is this the argument for another story?
Q5) Roy Lichtenstein
Q6) Jimmy Durante