Saturday, 23 April 2016

The Daily Teaser — 23-4-2016: The Bard Is Back

Well, it’s now officially World Book Night.

Well … 

Literally, the day of it.

And … ?

Well, I am, as ever a volunteer for the scheme: one with copies of SJ Parrish’s Treachery to give away.

Quite how I balance that, with the fact I’m working 3 ’til 10, I really don’t know!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting her answers: scoring ten out of ten in the process.

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

Her they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 23rd April, 2016, marks the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death.   Which anniversary: the 200th, 300th or 400th?
Q2) This means he died in which year?
Q3) He was born — and christened — in which year?
Q4) Shakespeare was married in 1584.   To Anne … who?
Q5) They had three children.   Name any one of those children.
Q6) The Fair Youth, the Dark Lady and the Rival Poet, all feature in Shakespeare’s what?
Q7) Two plays are said to have been written by Shakespeare: and subsequently lost.   Name either.
Q8) Troilus and Cressida, Romeo and Juliet and King Lear are Shakespearean what: comedies, histories or tragedies?
Q9) Antonio, Portia and Shylock appear in which of Shakespeare’s plays?
Q10) Finally … which of Shakespeare’s plays opens with the line “Now is the winter of our discontent,”?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 22nd April is Earth: originally introduced at a UNESCO conference.   In which year was that conference: 1968, 1969 or 1970?
A1) 1969.
Q2) It was later pick up by US politician, Gaylord Nelson.   Was Nelson a Senator or Representative?
A2) A senator.
Q3) That first (US) Earth Day was held in 1970: with BIG events in two major US cities.   Name either city.
A3) New York and Philadelphia.
Q4) One world-famous, US, shopping street was shut for that first Earth Day.   WHICH shopping street: Fifth Avenue, Seventh Avenue or Walnut Street?
A4) Fifth Avenue.   (Fifth Avenue and Seventh Avenue are both in New York: Walnut Street is in Philadelphia.)
Q5) The next major Earth Day events were in which year of the 1990s?
A5) 1990.
Q6) That years saw a song released to mark the event: by Warner Bros.   The song was called ‘Tomorrow’s …’ what: People, World or Dinner?
A6) Tomorrow’s World.   (Written by noted country singer, Kix Brooks.   Who’s noted, MOSTLY for writing this tune … )
Q7) 22nd April is ALSO ‘International Mother Earth Day’.   This was established by the UN General Assembly, after a resolution was introduced: by which South American country?
A7) Bolivia.
Q8) We’re encouraged to recycle, in the wake of Earth Day.   Food waste can be used in the garden: after it’s been what?
A8) Composted.   (I’ve no idea how to do it: I only know my Grandma said it was a good thing to do!)
Q9) If we’re recycling glass we can put it in a bottle … what?
A9) Bottle bank.   My nearest one is near the town hall.
Q10) Finally … ’fridges, computers, mobile phones and computers that need recycling are known as what type of waste?
A10) E-waste.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“All the world's a stage,

And all the men and women merely players:

They have their exits and their entrances;

And one man in his time plays many parts.”
Jacques, As You Like It Act 2, scene 7.
Desdemona’s The Willow Song, traditionally performed in Act 4, scene 3, of Othello

Enjoy your day.

*        It was Q4), Debbi, the question about the Surgeon’s Photo: the hoax photo of the Loch Ness Monster.   (Oh, did I mention World Book Night … ?)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 400th
Q2) 1616
Q3) 1564
Q4) Hathaway
Q5) Susanna, Hamnet and Judith
Q6) Sonnets
Q7) Love Labour’s Won and Cardenio (it seems this one reworked a story in the Quixote… )
Q8) Tragedies
Q9) The Merchant of Venice ( I saw a production of it in Stratford… Just by pure chance it was playing a day I went and I managed to get a ticket)
Q10) Richard the III (it seems he wasn’t quite as discontented as Shakespeare portrayed him, although I’m sure he wouldn’t have been happy if he’d known they’d built a car park where he was buried…)
I hope you can manage to make time for everything... Happy St. George's and international book day!

Debbi said...

But my answer was the Loch Ness Monster. Not that it matters! :)

1. the 400th
2. 1616
3. 1564
4. Anne Hathaway
5. Susanna Hall
6. sonnets
7. Cardenio and Love's Labour's Won
8. tragedies
9. the Merchant of Venice
10. Richard III