Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 27/3/2013: Oh Dr Beeching … !

Hmmm … 

Well, I’ll be happily frank, I’ve just had an interview, this afternoon.

And, while I think I do well at it, the crunch will come when — or if — I find out I’ve got the job.

Which will be the test of it.

At ANY rate … ?

Let’s move on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s.


After all, today is Wednesday, which mean that it’s time for the Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s questions.
Q1) March 27th saw Dr Richard Beeching recommend shutting many railway stations in Britain: in which year of the 1960s … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which year of the 1960s was his second report about the railways … ?
Q3) What was the name of the company that ran Britain’s railways, at the time … ?
Q4) In which year of the 1940s were Britain’s railway’s nationalized … ?
Q5) What’s then name of the company that now manages Britain’s rail network … ?
Q6) How many railway franchises are there in Britain, today: 15, 25 or 35 … ?
Q7) Which train company runs the trains from Brentwood to Liverpool Street … ?
Q8) Moving on … who had a 1973 hit with ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’ … ?
Q9) Which 2009 Tony Scott film is set on a New York subway train … ?
Q10) And finally … who had a 1991 hit with ‘Last Train To Transcentral’ … ?

And here’s last week’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 20th March saw Albert Einstein publish what: his General, or Special Theory of Relativity … ?   
Q2) What force does Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity concern: gravity, magnetism or electricity … ?   
Q3) ‘Classical’ physics — when you’re talking about Relativity — usually gets called Galilean relativity: named after which astronomer … ?   
Q4) ‘Classical’ physics gets called Newtonian mechanics, when discussed by quantum mechanics: which Newton is it named for … ?   
Q5) Einstein’s theory of Special Relativity talks about the speed of light: which is 186, 282 miles per what: second, minute or hour … ?   
Q6) Name any of the seven colours of the visible light spectrum.   
Q7) Can things travel faster than the speed of light … ?   
Q8) In Einstein’s famous equation, E=mc², which letter represents light: E, m or c … ?   
Q9) Which singer’s eleventh album was called E=mc² … ?   
Q10) And finally … who played Einstein in the film, Young Einstein … ?   
A1) The General theory.   
A2) Gravity.   (The central equations describe the relation between the geometry of a four-dimensional, pseudo-Riemannian manifold representing spacetime, and the energy–momentum contained in that spacetime.   Apparently … )   
A3) Galileo Galilei.   
A4) Sir Isaac Newton.   
A5) Second.   
A6) Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.   
A7) No.   
A8) c.   
A9) Mariah Cary’s.   
A10) Yahoo Serious.   

Enjoy the week … !

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