Wednesday, 23 January 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 23-1-2013: The Shadow of the Gun

Hmmm … 

Again with Wednesday … !

Although it has to be said: I am rather flattered by getting stopped in the street by assorted Gazette readers, who are being flattering, or rueful.

Like the chap who stopped me on Warley Hill, today: admitting he’d missed the question about Frank Bruno, over Christmas.

Oh … And the woman, a few days ago, who was VERY flattering about my letter writing … !

I wish I could find her card … !

At any rate … ?   I’ll worry about that, a touch later, I think: because, of course, today is Wednesday: which means — obviously — that it’s time for the Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

You can, of course, read it and ant relevant links, on the Gazette’s site: you’ll find that here … 

So, without much ado, here’s this weeks questions …
Q1) 23rd January, 1570, saw the first assassination by gun.   The target was James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray.   Which Scottish King was he the regent for: James 4th, James 5th or James 6th?
Q2) That Scottish king was also known as which English king … ?
Q3) How many US presidents have been assassinated … ?
Q4) Name one of those presidents … 
Q5) Which of those presidents was in office, during the US Civil War … ?
Q6) Which Russian revolutionary leader was assassinated — with an icepick — in Mexico?
Q7) Which famous Roman was assassinated by his friend, Brutus, and the subject of a play by William Shakespeare?
Q8) The third Roman Emperor was the first to be definitely assassinated.   Was he Tiberius, Caligula or Claudius?
Q9) Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by a Serb nationalist on 28th June, 1914: this triggered which war … ?
Q10) And finally … Jean Bastien-Thiry and his fellow members of the OAS attempted to assassinate which French leader?
And here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th January, 1919, saw the US Senate pass the law that banned alcohol.   In which year did this go into effect: 1920, 1921 or 1922 …    
Q2) More to the point, which amendment to the US constitution actually banned booze: the 17th, 18th or 19th … ?   
Q3) Which Amendment — in 1933 — eventually repealed Prohibition: the 19th, 20th or 21st … ?   
Q4) One of the US states that voted for repeal — Utah — is home to a famously sober church: which church … ?   
Q5) The Code of Hammurabi is the earliest law code that mention beer and beer parlours: is it Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek or Ancient Babylonian … ?   
Q6) How many gallons are there in a Hogshead: 45, 54 or 63 gallons … ?   
Q7) The amount of alcohol in alcoholic drinks is shown by its ABV: the higher the ABV, the stronger it is.   But what does ABV stand for … ?   
Q8) Who — famously — had a 2006 hit with ‘Rehab’ … ?   
Q9) On the same sort of musical lines, which band had 1979 hit with ‘Milk and Alcohol’?   
Q10) And finally … which brand of lager is — informally — known as ‘wifebeater’ … ?   
A1) 1920.   
A2) The 18th.   
A3) The 21st.   
A4) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.   Or Mormons, if you prefer less of a mouthful!   
A5) Ancient Babylonian.   
A6) 54 gallons.   
A7) Alcohol By Volume.   
A8) Amy Winehouse.   
A9) Dr Feelgood.   
A10) Stella Artois. 
Enjoy those, everyone.

Have a good day … 

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