Wednesday, 3 April 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 3-4-2013: The Crucifixion

You know, I have to admit, I’ve borrowed a friend’s copy of Games of Thrones: first and second series, so you know.

Riveting stuff: and it has to be said, The Lord Of The Rings was never like this.

Especially not the bits with the brothels, and the entertainingly loose women … !


At ANY rate … ?

It’s Wednesday: which, obviously means it’s time for the Gazette’s Weekly Quiz: the original of which is over here.
Q1) 3rd April is the generally agreed date for the Crucifixion of Jesus.   In which year of the first century: 33AD, 35AD or 37AD … ?
Q2) Christ was crucified after being tried by a Jewish Council: what was the name of that council … ?
Q3) He was ALSO seen by the then Roman Prefect of Judea: what was that Prefect’s name … ?
Q4) More to the point, what was the Prefect: a regional governor, an army commander or a senior magistrate.
Q5) Jesus’ crucifixion — and Pilate’s time as Prefect — were during the reign of which Roman Emperor: Augustus, Tiberius or Caligula … ?
Q6) In one of the Gospels, Jesus is tried by Herod Antipas, King of Galilee: which Gospels … ?
Q7) Talking of Gospels, which of the Four Gospels record Jesus’ last words as “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”
Q8) Jesus was taken down from the cross — and buried — by Joseph of where … ?
Q9) Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote a rock opera about the life and death of Jesus: what was it called … ?
Q10) And finally … which ‘Monty Python’ movie is — very specifically — not about Jesus Christ … ?
And here’s last week’s questions and answers …
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’ … ?
A1) 1963.
A2) 1965.
A3) British Railways: it changed, in 1965, to British Rail.
A4) 1947.
A5) Network Rail.
A6) 25.
A7) First Great Eastern.
A8) Gladys Knight and the Pips.
A9) The Taking of Pelham 123.
A10) The KLF.
Enjoy them, folks.

I’ll leave you with a tune …

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