Friday, 23 September 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 23-9-2016: The Phantom … 

Right … 

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?

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

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?
A2) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
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?
A4) The Spanish Inquisition.   Cue the music … 
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 … )


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1909
Q2) Gaston Leroux
Q3) Le Fantôme de l'Opéra
Q4) Erik
Q5) Lasso
Q6) Christine
Q7) Palais Garnier
Q8) 1935
Q9) Maskerade
Q10) Chandelier
For sure they're missing out, but I hope the next ones are cleverer and grab you quick. Have a great weekend.

Angel Frmcanada said...

1. 1909
2. British Secret Intelligence Service
3. Le Fantôme de l'Opéra
4. Erik
5. lasso
6. Christine
7. Palais Garnier
8. 1925
9. Maskerade
10. chandelier

Good luck on your interviews. Prior to going to your interviews, call one of the places you have had interviews at and get feedback from them, as to the reason you weren't chosen. Also make sure you email the person who interviews you, the same day, to thank him or her and give them another short pitch why they should hire you. It'll make a good impression. Make sure to phone them before they make a decision. When you phone, your resume is pulled out to look at and ends up at the top of the pile. Right where you want it. ;)

Debbi said...

That was a guess based on what I could find! :)

1. 1909
2. Gaston Leroux
3. Le Fantôme de l'Opéra
4. Erik
5. Lasso
6. Christine
7. Palais Garnier
8. 1916
9. Maskerade
10. chandelier