Wednesday, 3 October 2012

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser: 3-10-2012 The Poe Questions …

It’s Official … 

It’s now Week Two of Nik Nak’s Weekly


Hopefully, people enjoyed them: I do know one or two people have told they … 

Challenging … !

Gosh, I hope so!

I always used to advertise being the most evil quiz master in Essex.

At ANY rate … ?

At ANY rate, here’s the link to this week’s Nik Nak’s Weekly Teaser, at the Brentwood Gazette:

You’ll find this week’s Edgar Allen Poe questions, both here, and there.

Q1) 3rd October, 1849, saw Edgar Allan Poe found gibbering in a gutter … in which US city … ?
Q2) Which bird — according to one of Poe’s more famous poems — famously said “Nevermore” … ?
Q3) In which Terry Pratchett novel does a character called Quoth — a talking bird of the same species as Poe’s example — first appear … ?
Q4) Poe’s poem was an inspiration for a John McTeigue directed film about Poe’s last days.   In which year was it released: 2010, 2011 or 2012?
Q5) More to the point, who played Poe in that film … ?
Q6) On which date of each year did the mysterious Poe Toaster raise a glass of cognac at the author’s grave … ?
Q7) More to the point, what was the LAST year the Toaster appeared: 2008, 2009 or 2010 … ?
Q8) Which of Poe’s short stories was filmed in 1964, with Vincent Price as Prince Prospero, the main character … ?
Q9) One of Poe’s short stories is called ‘The Cask Of Amontillado’: what type of drink is Amontillado: Madeira, Sherry or Port … ?
Q10) And finally … which of Poe’s tales is usually agreed to be the first detective story … ?
And here’s last week’s answers: the relevant links are on the Gazette’s page …
A1) The Council of Europe.
A2) 47.
A3) Those languages are Welsh, Breton, Cornish, Irish, Scots Gælic and Manx.
A4) 7: English, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, Lowland Scots, Scots Gælic and British Sign Language.   (There’s still a lot of argument about whether Angloromany counts … )
A5) 3.
A6) Latin, Cyrillic and Greek.
A7) 23.
A8) Lingua Franca.
A9) Spain and France.
A10) Maltese.
Enjoy those … !

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