Friday, 14 July 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 14-7-2017: Bastille Day


I am tired … !

Which isn’t surprising, really: I had something opt a late night, watching more American Horror Show.

Series two, Asylum?

Very worth the effort!

AND the yawning!


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Trevor*, Olga† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with all three scoring six out of six.

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

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

Q1) 14th July is Bastille Day, the national day of France.   The day marks event, during what: World War 2, the French Revolution or the 100 Years War?
Q2) Who held a record breaking open air the Place de la Concorde, on Bastille Day, 1979: Daft Punk, Jean Michel Jarre or Jacques Brel?
Q3) Technically, France has land borders — through overseas region, French Guiana — with Surinam … and where?
Q4) The current version of France’s system of government was organised in 1958.   It’s the Fifth French … what?
Q5) Finally … the current currency of France is the Euro.   What was the previous currency?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 13th July, 2016, saw the resignation of David Cameron.   As the UK’s what?
Q2) Who succeeded him in the job?
Q3) 13th July, 1977, saw Somalia declare war on which country: Ethiopia, Somaliland or Saudi Arabia?
A3) Ethiopia.
Q4) The woman who killed David Blakely was hanged for murder: on 13th July, 1955.   Who was she?
A4) Ruth Ellis.   (Miranda Richardson’s portrayal of Ellis, in Dance with a Stranger, is considered riveting.)
Q5) The Babylonian Siege of Jerusalem ended: on 13th July, 587BC.   The Siege ended with the destruction of Solomon’s what?
A5) Temple.
Q6) Finally … 13th July, 1940, saw the birth of actor, Patrick Stewart.   He’s played Vladimir in Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.   Who played Estragon in this version?
I’ll leave you with a song … 

And a quote …
“France has lost a battle, but France has not lost the war”
Charles De Gaulle.
Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day!

*        Now, now, Trevor, it wasn’t THAT long!   (Four foot, if you must know.   Fun getting the blessed thing IN, though!)

†        I’ve a friend working at Sainsbury’s at the mo, Olga: she occasionally directs traffic in the car park with a little fluorescent tube thing.   You can imaging the Star Wars comments I’ve been making!

‡        Hmmm … sounds like you’ve got your work cut out for you, there, Debbi.   Have they assigned a title, or left you to pick your own?


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) The French Revolution
Q2) Jean-Michel Jarre
Q3) Brazil
Q4) Republic
Q5) The franc
That must be fun (at least in good weather). I think my printer has definitely died. Trying to find a reliable one whose ink cartridges are not too expensive is going to be interesting. Oh well, have a good day.

Debbi said...

At this point, I'm working toward getting assignments. Presumably, they'd pick the title.

1. the French Revolution
2. Jean Michel Jarre
3. Brazil
4. Republic
5. the franc

I'm also working on my own scripts. Plus a novel. Lord! :)