Friday, 19 August 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 19-8-2016: Which Witch … ?

Blast … !

And buggeration … 

I DIDN’T get the job … 

Drat …

I do know know if you knew it: but I’m working at the moment.

But not stunningly happy where I am.

So … I’ve been quietly job-hunting: and had an interview, Tuesday, last.

I thought it went comparatively well.

But learnt, yesterday, that I didn’t get the job.

Combined with The fact I’ve heard nothing from the interview a week or two, before?   I’m disappointed.   Definitely disappointed.

Hopefully, something will come along.

But right at the moment … ?

I’m feeling decidedly ungood.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.   The day ALSO saw Olga† and Angel† commenting on my review of The Shining.

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

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video

Q1) 19th August saw the Salmesbury Witches put on trial.   In which year: 1611, 1612 or 1613?
Q2) Salmesbury is in which English county: Derbyshire, Lancashire or Yorkshire?
Q3) Thomas Potts published his account of the trials of the time.   Which court position did he hold?
Q4) The witches were accused of holding regular meetings.   What name is usually given to these kinds of meeting: shabbaths, sabbaths or sabbats?
Q5) The trials of the Salmesbury Witches were at the same Assizes as those of the Pendle Witches.   The main accused was who: Anathema Gadget, Alia Widget or Alizon Device?
Q6) Were the Samlesbury Witches imprisoned, hung or acquitted?
Q7) These witch trials were influenced by England’s king, James 1st. His book on the subject was called what: the ‘Daemonologie’, the ‘Malleus Maleficarum’ or ‘Thou Shalt Not Suffer A Witch To Live’?
Q8) 19th August also saw four people executed as a result of the Salem Witch trials.   In which year of the 1690s?
Q9) Salem is now called Danvers: and is in which US state: Massachusetts, Maryland or Rhode Island?
Q10) Finally … Arthur Miller wrote THE play about the Salem Witch Trials.   What was it called?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th August saw the birth of SF author, Brian Aldiss.   In which year of the 1920s?
A1) 1925.
Q2) He was born in East Dereham.   The parish is in which English country?
A2) Norfolk.
Q3) 1967 Aldiss novel, An Age, was re-titled when published in the US.   Re-titled as what?
A3) Cryptozoic.
Q4) Aldiss’s Helliconia novels were first published in the 1980s.   Name one of the three.
A4) Helliconia Spring, Helliconia Summer or Helliconia Winter.
Q5) Finally … Aldiss’s short story, Super-Toys Last All Summer Long, was the basis of which film?
A5) AI
.I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Most books on witchcraft will tell you that witches work naked. This is because most books on witchcraft were written by men.”
From Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens.
And this tune …

Have a good day …

*        I’ve forgotten, myself, Debbi!   At any rate … ?   I’ve the the Helliconia series.   They’re long: as they take place over a Helliconian Great Year.   But well worth a read.

†      Olga‡, Angel^, I think I owe you both a big ‘Thank You’: that’s my most read review.   Thank you: I couldn’t have done it without you!   Now … is now a good time to tell you I’ve seen The Witch?

‡        Olga, I think there’s a whole series about The Film Of The Book!   Oh, and Bladerunner?   Apparently, Dick, himself, thoroughly approved of the film: even though it differed considerably from Dick’ novel.

^        I think I’m going to have to make room for Carrie, Angel.   I seem to recall reading it’s got a very young John Travolta in it … 


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1612
Q2) Lancashire
Q3) Clerk of the court
Q4) sabbats
Q5) Alizon Device (Great names, though)
Q6) Acquitted
Q7) the ‘Daemonologie’Q8) 1692
Q9) Massachusetts (is it called Danvers? It was still Salem when I visited in 1998) It seems to be Salem still,_Massachusetts
Q10) The Crucible
Great! Yes, you're right about a young John Travolta in Carrie (and Sissy Spacek is fabulous). I did enter the answers to yesterday's quiz, but I forgot to click the confirming I was not a machine thing and when I tried to enter them again I suspect it ignored them. Oh well...

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Oh, I forgot to add, in the book I was telling you, the other side of Philip K. Dick
Maer Wilson, the author, talks about Dick's feeling about Blade Runner. He hated the idea at first but then warmed to it although unfortunately he died before the opening. She went with him to meet Ridley Scott and she was supposed to go to the opening, even in Europe but he didn't make it. It's not a scholarly book but I thoroughly enjoyed it. (I've reviewed it too and shared in my blog)

Debbi said...

I'm not much into Stephen King, except for his occasional mystery/crime writings.

Love the quote from "Good Omens". I'm borrowing Crypotozoic! from the library. :)

1. 1612
2. Lancashire
3. clerk of the court
4. sabbats
5. Alizon Device
6. acquitted
7. Daemonologie
8. 1692
9. Massachusetts
10. The Crucible

Debbi said...

I think it might have been this one:

How to Turn Absolute Crap into Money

Michelle Dunner said...

1. 1612
2. Lancashire
3. Clerk
4. Sabbaths
5. Ali Device
6. Acquitted
7. Daemonologie
8. 1693
9. Massachusetts
10. The Crucible

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