Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 16-3-2016: Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis

I’m working today: so you know.

So I’m feeling a little rushed.

But I couldn’t help but notice my local newspaper — the Brentwood Gazette — has stories about the local branch of McDonalds.


Apparently, Brentwood’s branch is to close on 6th April, of this year.

Can’t think WHERE the Gazette picked up that piece of news.

And really don’t know which unidentified KFC worker they’re quoting!


At any rate: it’s Wednesday.

Which means, of course, it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 16th March saw the birth of actor and comedian, Jerry Lewis.   In which year of the 1920s?
Q2) Which US state was he born in: New York, New Jersey or California?
Q3) 1946 saw Lewis made his debut: as half of a comedy duo with Dino Paul Crocetti.   Crocetti was better known as which singer: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, or Dean Martin?
Q4) The duo lasted until which year of the 1950s: 1953, 1956 or 1959?
Q5) The pair had their own comic book adventures published.   By whom: DC, Fleetway or Marvel?
Q6) Lewis’s first solo film, in 1957, was called The Delicate … what: Drunk, Delinquent or Dishcloth?
Q7) Lewis made his directing debut with which 1960 film: The Bellboy, GI Blues or Sex Kittens go to College’?
Q8) One Lewis film was remade: with Eddie Murphy in the starring role.   Name either film.
Q9) In 1983, Lewis appeared in The King of Comedy: as a talk show host  stalked by Robert De Niro.   Who directed The King of Comedy?
Q10) Finally … In his film studies lectures for UCLA, Lewis described one student’s efforts, with the words, “That’s what filmmaking is all about.”   Who was that student: George Lucas, Steven Spielberg or Francis Ford Coppola?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th March, 632AD saw the Prophet Muhammad deliver the Khuṭbatu l-Wadā: his Farewell Sermon, in other words.  Near which mountain … ?
Q2) Followers of Islam — the religion Muhammad founded — are called what?
Q3) What name is given to Islam’s holy book?
Q4) That book’s name translates — roughly — as what: the recitation, the delivery or the monologue?
Q5) Who told the Prophet to write Islam’s holy book: God, the angel Gabriel or the Prophet Ishmael?
Q6) To which city must Muhammad’s followers make a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage?
Q7) That pilgrimage is called what: the Hajj, Halal or Hadith?
Q8) The pilgrimage is one of Islam’s basic beliefs.   These are known as the Five … what?
Q9) One of those five is the traditional requirement that one of the faithful prays: how many times a day?
Q10) Finally … Islamic law is called what?
A1) Mount Ararat.
A2) Muslims.
A3) The Qur’an.
A4) The Recitation.
A5) The archangel, Gabriel.
A6) Mecca.
A7) The Hajj.   (Halal is the usual term for Islamic food rules: equivalent to kosher, or kasrut, in Judaism.   The various Hadith are the various sayings and actions of the Prophet, outside of the revelations given to him in the Qur’an.)
A8) Pillars.
A9) Five times: it’s called Salat.
A10) Sharia.   (The Christian equivalent would be the various forms of Canon Law: the Jewish version is the Mosaic Law, which is also called Halaka.)
Enjoy those!

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