Thursday, 8 September 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 8-9-2016: World Literacy Day

Hmmm … 

I’ve got to go into the Job Centre, today: to do the last bits of paperwork for my claim for benefit.

And BOY … I’m feeling vaguely rushed.

I want to get today’s Teaser posted … 

THEN get all the paperwork sorted.

Half of which I don’t necessarily half.

I mean … 

Would you expect someone who doesn’t drive … to have a driving license … ?

Oy veh … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

So I have a chance of finding paperwork!

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

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) 8th September is World Literacy Day.   The day was first proclaimed by UNESCO: in which year of the 1960s?
Q2) Literacy is defined as an ability to read, write, and use simple … what?
Q3) Writing is said to have its origins, where: Sumer, Babylon or Mesoamerica?
Q4) That area used Cuneiform script: a form of writing on what: paper, papyrus or clay?
Q5) The earliest forms of Chinese date back to which dynasty: Shang, Qing or McSweeney?
Q6) Written Chinese consists of what: letters, logograms or pictograms?
Q7) Ancient Egyptian used what: hieroglyphs, an alphabet or a syllabary?
Q8) Hiragana and Katakana are syllabaries: used to write which language?
Q9) Many European languages use a version of the Latin alphabet.   The alphabet was originally used in Latin: originally spoken in WHICH Empire?
Q10) Finally … Which Asian nation — according to UNESCO’s 2015 reports — claims to have a 100% literacy rate?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Desmond Tutu was named as Achbishop of Cape Town: on 7th September, 1986.   He was an Archbishop of which church: Anglian, Roman Catholic or Ethiopian Orthodox?
A1) The Anglican Church.
Q2) Emperor Suzaku was born: on 7th September, 923 AD.   Suzuku was the 61st Emperor of where?
A2) Japan.
Q3) London was hit by German bombers: on 7th September, 1940.   During part of World War 2 known as the what: Donner, Blitz or Wolke?
A3) The Blitz.   (Blitz comes from the German word for ‘lightning,’ ‘Wolke,’ is the German word for ‘cloud’ — at least, according to Google Translate — and Donner means thunder.)
Q4) Britain’s Prime Minister announced he wouldn’t be holding an election: on 7th September, 1978.   Who was that Prime Minister?
Q5) Finally … The Boxer Protocol was signed on 7th September, 1902: formally ending the Boxer Rebellion.   The Rebellion took place in which Asian nation?
A5) China.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
 “Literacy is a foundation to build a more sustainable future for all.”
And this song … 

Have a good day: and don’t forget to read a book!

*        That’s a good thought, Olga‡, I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled!   And you’re not the first person to mention Fiver, I’m going to have to look out for it.

†        Bookends, Debbi‡, seems entirely appropriate! :D   Although I automatically think of Professor Yaffle … 

‡        Olga, Debbi, I’ve only just noticed: the little cartoon figure in the picture at the start of this post … ?   Is left-handed: go me!   (I’m a southpaw, myself, Olga, in case you didn’t know.)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1965
Q2) Arithmetic
Q3) Sumer
Q4) Clay
Q5) Shang Dynasty
Q6) Logograms
Q7) Hieroglyphs
Q8) Japanese
Q9) Roman
Q10) North Korea (perhaps)
Good luck! Yes, I remember we talked about lefthandedness and digestive problems... I've looked at Fiverr more than once but there's so much on offer I couldn't decide.

Debbi said...

What a cute little baggy cat! :)

I read more than one book every night! Not bragging, just saying. :)

1. 1965
2. arithmetic
3. Mesopotamia
4. clay
5. Shang
6. pictograms
7. heiroglyphs
8. Japanese
9. the Roman Empire
10. North Korea (imagine their teaching method! :))