It’s official …
I’ve got more interviews lined up!
One on Monday, and one on Wednesday.
And thankfully? As they’re both ones I’ve got to travel to, I’m grateful that the Job-centre’s agreed to pay for transport.
One of them will actually hire me.
It’d be nice …
I’m starting to get bored …
But let’s move on, shall we?
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with Olga scoring five of five, with Debbi bagging four.
Let’s see how everyone does with today’s themed questions, shall we?
Q1) 23rd September saw the first publication of The Phantom of the Opera. In which year?
Q2) Who wrote The Phantom of the Opera: Gaston Leroux, Elly Laroux or Jonah Leroy?
Q3) The book is written in French. What’s its title: in French?
Q4) In either language, what’s the Phantom’s name?
Q5) The Phantom is — supposedly — an expert with a rope weapon: called a Punjab … what?
Q6) The book sees the Phantom fall in love with a singer. What was her name: Sophie, Christine or Jean-Marie?
Q7) The novel is set in the Paris Opera House. The Opera House is actually called the Palais … what: Palais Chanel, Palais Garnier or Palais de Boing?
Q8) The earliest film version of The Phantom of the Opera was made when: 1916, 1925 or 1937?
Q9) Terry Pratchett parodies The Phantom of the Opera in one of his Discworld novels. Which Discworld novel: Soul Music, Interesting Times or Maskerade?
Q10) Finally … The book’s author is supposed to have been inspired to write it, by the collapse of the opera house’s what: roof, chandelier or main staircase?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Which country declared itself independent, on 22nd September, 1908: Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia or Denmark?A1) Bulgaria.
Q2) 22nd September, 1892, saw a train vanish: east of Lindal Station. The incident provided inspiration for The Lost Special. Who wrote The Lost Special?
Q3) François Duvalier was elected President of Haiti: on 22nd September of which year?A3) 1957.
Q4) 22nd September, 1970, saw who make an unexpected appearance in Monty Python’s Flying Circus?
Q5) Finally … The Duke of York’s Picture House, Britain’s oldest continually operating cinema, opened: on 22nd September, 1910. It’s in which British city?A5) Brighton.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The Opera Ghost really existed. He was not, as was long believed, a creature of the imagination of the artists, the superstition of the managers, or a product of the absurd and impressionable brains of the young ladies of the ballet, their mothers, the box-keepers, the cloak-room attendants or the concierge. Yes, he existed in flesh and blood, although he assumed the complete appearance of a real phantom; that is to say, of a spectral shade.”From the Prologue of The Phantom of the Opera.
And this song …
Enjoy your day …
* Cheers, Olga: I just hope the next three interviews go well. (I must admit, I’m no economist. But I’ve had more interviews in the past few weeks, than I did in the first year of unemployment prior to getting my last job. Hopefully, that’s a good sign.)
† The irony is, I’d not mind do call centre work, Debbi: it’s indoor work with no heavy lifting! This one just seemed … dodgy! Still … I’ve a few more to come: hopefully … ? Hopefully, I’ll be back at work, soon. (Hang on, Ringo Starr? I didn’t expect him … )