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.”
UNESCO DG.
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.)

2 comments:

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! :))