Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 17-4-2013: Where’s That UFO … ?

You’ve possibly realised — by now — I’m not a fan of Margaret Thatcher.

No, really.

You’d’ve possibly worked that out, reading some of my recent letters to the Brentwood Gazette.

I’m one who showed his anger at the woman by making sure I had the television very assertively off during her funeral service.

It’s mildly annoying — but very unsurprising — that I’ve automatically turned channels to Radio 4 … 

To find that The World At One, Radio 4’s 1 O’clock news programme is right in the middle of the post match analysis of the funeral … 


At ANY rate … ?

At ANY rate, today is Wednesday: which means, obviously, that it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s weekly question set.

Here’s this week’s UFO themed questions, along with the ‘How To’ and License* … 

Q1) 17th April, 1897, saw a UFO spotted over the small US town of Aurora: in which US state is Aurora … ?

Q2) According to reports, what was the UFO shaped like: a saucer, a cigar or a triangle …?

Q3) In which newspaper was the incident first reported: the Dallas Morning News, the El Paso Times or the Galveston Daily News … ?

Q4) Back on to our subject: what does UFO stand for … ?

Q5) The earliest known British UFO sighting was near which Essex town:  Witham, Basildon or Rochford … ?

Q6) In which year of this century did the Ministry of Defence close its UFO investigation department … ?

Q7) The US Army Air Force apparently captured a UFO, and its pilot, in Roswell, New Mexico.   In which year of the 1940s was this … ?

Q8) Which former US President saw a UFO, in 1969 … ?

Q9) What’s the name of the Gerry Anderson series, about an organization called SHADO, bravely fighting UFOs … ?

Q10) And finally … which US series follows two FBI agents, chasing UFOS, aliens and strange cases … ?

And here’s last week’s questions and answers … 


Q1) 10th April, 1710, saw Great Britain’s first Copyright law come into force: this was the Statute of which British queen … ?

Q2) Which royal house did she belong to … ?

Q3) Prior to this act, copyright had been regulated by which act: the Copyright Act, the Licensing Act or Printing Act, of 1662 … ?

Q4) That Statute applied — originally — just to what: newspapers, magazines or books … ?

Q5) In modern times, copyright covers many things: including films, music recordings, and computer software: does it also cover sculpture … ?

Q6) The ‘Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works’ — the international Copyright Treaty — is better known how: the Berne Convention, the Lucerne Convention or the Zurich Convention … ?

Q7) What name is given to illegal copies of films, albums or books … ?

Q8) More to the point, illegally recorded live gigs are know as what: bootlegs albums, armsleeve LPs or hijacked CDs … ?

Q9) ‘BitTorrent’ programs allow people to illegally share films and music over what: the TV network, internet or radio … ?

Q10) And finally … what was the name of the notorious Swedish file sharing site whose owners were tried in 2009.


A1) Anne.

A2) The House of Stuart.

A3) The Licensing Act.

A4) Books.

A5) Yes.

A6) The Berne Convention.

A7) Pirate copies.

A8) Bootlegs albums.

A9) The internet.

A10) The Pirate Bay.

Enjoy them.

*       Regulars will know already: but for newcomers … all it means is that you’re free to copy, use, alter and build on each of my quizzes: including the Teasers, Gazette Teasers and the Friday Question Sets.   All I ask in return is that you give me an original authors credit on your event’s flyers or posters, or on the night: and, if you republish them, again, give an authors credit AND republish under the same license.

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