Friday, 23 March 2018

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 23-3-2018: Let’s Pretend

23rd March, 2018.

No, it’s true: that particular one, Boson X?

Is just a little bit distracting!

No, really.

If you’re not a casual gamer … ?   It’s not going to grab you.

If you DO like the genre?

A game where you have to run and jump could be just the thing.


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga*, Robin† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers: with all three scoring four 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) James Francis Edward Stuart — a claimant to the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland — landed in the Firth of Forth: on 23rd March, 1708.   James was known as the what: Young Pretender, Old Pretender or Great Pretender?
Q2) Had he ascended the throne of England, he’d been James the what … ?
Q3) Who was ACTUALLY on the throne at the time: Mary 2nd, William 3rd,  or Mary 2nd AND William 3rd?
Q4) The Firth of Forth is where: Scotland, Wales, England or Ireland?
Q5) Finally: after his death, James’ claim to the throne passed to his eldest son.   Who WAS that son?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 22nd March, 2018, is World Water Day.   It was first observed in which year?
A1) 1994.
Q2) 22nd March, 1906, saw the first game of what, between England and France: rugby league, rugby union or Australian rules football?
Q3) A woman known only as Miss B was granted the Right to Die: in a case on 22nd March of which year?
A3) 2002.
Q4) 22nd March, 2016, saw suicide bombers attack at an airport, and Metro station: in which European city?
A4) Brussels.
Q5) Finally … which international body was formed on 22nd March, 1945: the European Union, the Arab League or the commonwealth?
A5) The Arab League.
Here’s a thought …
“However, the birth of Prince James Edward Francis Stuart, first son King James II of Britain and Queen Mary of Modena, brought about war, upheaval and the effective fall of a dynasty that had reigned in Britain since 1371.”
A tune with Freddie doing his thing … 

And Chrissie and the gang … 

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        It’s nice to get a writer recommending a good read, Olga, it really is.   (I know Debbi’s recommended a few, over the years!)

†        The Shatner ones, Robin, or the Teasers?   The latter I mine, the former, aren’t.   I’m glad you liked them, though!

‡        He takes them so seriously, doesn’t he, Debbi?   Oh, the video from the Pretenders might appeal.   (Last minute addition, that one.   Actually, remember Molly, in Neuromancer?   Gibson keeps saying he modelled her on Chrissie Hynde’s look on the first Pretender’s album cover.)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) The Old Pretender (I prefer the Great Pretender. Love the song)
Q2) James III of England and Ireland and James VIII of Scotland
Q3) Mary 2nd AND William 3rd
Q4) Scotland
Q5) Charles Edward Stuart
I don't know about recommendations. It's mostly a matter of personal taste. The suggestion was to do with the data mining topic as that's a big plot element (it is a well-written dystopian book and takes place in the UK so I thought that might appeal).
Do you mean that although 22nd March 1993 was "declared" the first World Water Day, it was not observed until 1994? I could not find anything about it either way but I guess you must have.

Debbi said...

Interesting! :) I like both songs!

1. The Old Pretender
2. James III of England and VIII of Scotland
3. Mary 2nd and William 3rd
4. Scotland
5. Charles Edward Stuart, aka, Charles III