Wednesday, 16 January 2013

The Daily Teaser — 16-1-2013

Yes … 

That seems to work, doesn’t it … ?

I have to admit, I think I’ve outdone meself, poster-wise.

It’s day three — on the proverbial bounce — of a series of them I’ve tied into the theme for the day.

Here’s hoping it looks good … !

Let’s crack on, shall we … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: along with letting us know she’s got an interesting post planned*, she also managed to bag 6 out of 6.

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) 16th January, 1920, saw Prohibition go into effect in the USA: what name was given to illegal bars in the US, during Prohibition … ?   
Q2) More to the point, the illegal transport of alcohol, during Prohibition was called what … ?   
Q3) Equally to the point, which US state was the last to lift laws on the sale of alcohol: Mississippi, Massachusetts or Michigan … ?   
Q4) A loophole in the Prohibition Act allowed the sale of sacramental wine … to whom … ?   
Q5) And finally … which Prohibition-era gangster said “I have spent the best years of my life giving people the lighter pleasures, helping them have a good time, and all I get is abuse” … ?  
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th February saw Elizabeth 1st crowned as Queen of England: in which year … ?
A1) 1559.
Q2) More to the point, what term is used for queens who rule in their own right, rather then those who are married to a king … ?
A2) Queen Regnantº.
Q3) By contrast, a queen who’s a queen because she’s married to a king is called what … ?
A3) A Queen Consort.
Q4) Going slightly sideways … Elizabeth 1st was crowned in Westminster Abbey.   Where was Elizabeth 2nd crowned … ?
A4) Westminster Abbey.
Q5) Which dynasty did Elizabeth 1st belong to … ?
A5) The House of Tudor.
Q6) And finally … who played Elizabeth 1st in the comedy series, Blackadder 2 … ?
A6) Miranda Richardson.
Enjoy those, everyone.

I’ll leave you with a bit of an appropriate tune … 

And a quote from Don Marquis …
“Prohibition makes you want to cry into your beer and denies you the beer to cry into”
Don Marquis.
Have a good day … !

*        I’ll keep me eyes peeled for it … ! :D   (Hang on, one of my Teasers is beautiful … ?   Gee, shucks … !  Actually, I think writing the Gazette Teasers helps: it has managed to tickle my creative bone into different directions.   OK … They’re only brain teasers … But it’s nice to get the appreciation … !)

º        Actually, Debbi, strictly speaking, a Queen dowager is a widowed Queen Consort … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Your efforts are getting quite creative. Really! Everything one does is like that. The more you do it, the better you'll get at it. I've found this to be true. I learn best by doing things.

Someday, perhaps, you'll be known for your trivia quizzes. Perhaps you could write an ebook of quizzes. Or an ebook about your life as a quizmaster. Just something to think about.

I'm always thinking ... hmmm! :)

1. speakeasies
2. bootlegging
3. Mississippi
4. priests and rabbis
5. Al Capone