Saturday, 17 March 2012

The Saint Patrick’s Day Teaser — 17-03-2012

Hmmm …

You know, it LOOK’s like I’m officially out for a posh family lunch, today.

Believe it or not … ?

We’re celebrating Mother’s Day a day early.

Which is fair enough: the price of restaurants can be a bit bonkers on the day itself.

Here’s hoping that the fact it’s Saint Patrick’s Day doesn’t do likewise … !

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?


Yes, let’s … !

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi — all on her ownsome — putting in her answers. And, along with bagging 6 out of 6, also managing to sign the Stop the Saint James Road Flats petition*.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we? Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video …

Q1) Ulysses is one of the best loved works by which Irish author?

Q2) Which English Civil War leader is still one of the most hated men in the Republic of Ireland?

Q3) What was the ancient Roman name for the island of Ireland?

Q4) What does a leprechaun guard?

Q5) Who was the first President of the Republic of Ireland?

Q6) Who currently hold’s the post … ?

Q7) What do you get in Irish whiskey that seldom, if ever, appears in Scotch?

Q8) Which famous sportsman said, “I once gave up drink and women and it was the hardest five minutes of my life”?

Q9) Which Irish Saint was known as The Navigator?

Q10) Which Irish playwright said, “I have nothing to declare except my genius”?

Q11) 17th March, 1969, saw who formally become the PM of Israel?

Q12) 17th March, 1950, saw scientists at Berkeley synthesize the 98th element: what did they call it … ?

Q13) 17th March, 1968, saw the birth of US actor, Matthew St Patrick: in which series did he play Keith Charles … ?

Q14) 17th March, 1984, saw the 130th University Boat Race cancelled: which university’s boat had been involved in a collision … ?

Q15) And finally … 17th March, 1337, saw Edward the Black Prince named as the Duke of which English county … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answer …
Q1) 16th March, 37 AD, saw Caligula named as Emperor of Rome, after replacing his great-uncle who … ?
A1) Tiberius.

Q2) 16th March, 1995, saw the last US state formally ratify the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution: what did this ban … ?
A2) Slavery.

Q3) More to the point, what was the state … ?
A3) Mississippi.

Q4) 16th March, 1689, saw the founding of the 23rd Regiment of Foot: how is this regiment also known … ?
A4) Royal Welch Fusiliers.

Q5) 16th March, 1968, saw between 350 to 500 people killed in the My Lai Massacre: during which war … ?
A5) The Vietnam War.

Q6) And finally … 16th March, 1872, saw Wanderers FC win the first FA Cup: who did they beat … ?
A6) Royal Engineers AFC.
Enjoy those, everyone: I’ll catch you later … !

After I’ve left you with a tune: one that’s so Irish, it’s practically the other national anthem …

* Cheers for that, Debbi: I know I certainly appreciate it! (And hopefully, the fact someone in Maryland has signed it will make a few people pause.)


Mr Strict said...

e1> James Joyce.
2> Oliver Cromwell.
3> Hibernia.
4> His Pot'o'Gold Ofcourse.
5> Douglas Hyde.
6> Michael D. Higgins.
7> Beside the 'e' (Whiskey in Ireland /whisky in Scotland)its the Raw Barley... I think they slip some potatoe in too ;)
8> George Best.
9> Saint Brendan.
10> Oscar Wilde.
11> Golda Meir.
12> Californium.
13> Six Feet Under.
14> Amherst boat.
15> Duke of Cornwall.

Debbi said...

Perhaps they'll read my blog and find out that I may be secretly British, etc., etc. :)

Maybe my blog could provide worldwide diplomatic solutions. :)

This is why I fiction. I have way too many ideas. :)

1. James Joyce
2. Oliver Cromwell
3. Hibernia
4. the fairies' treasures or a pot of gold
5. Douglas Hyde
6. Michael D. Higgins
7. spirits distilled from a yeast-fermented mash of cereal grains
8. George Best
9. St. Brendan
10. Oscar Wilde
11. Golda Meir
12. Californium
13. Six Feet Under
14. Cambridge
15. Cornwall

whew! exhausted :)

Happy St. Paddy's Day!