Wednesday, 24 April 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 24-4-2013: Falling Troy

Blimey … 

I have to admit, it’s not that often I repeat a question.

Except I just might have, today … !

Just shows you want happens when you take your eye off the ball for ten minutes … !

At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, here’s today’s Brentwood Gazette Teaser … 
Q1) 24th April, 1184BC, is the traditional date of the fall of Troy: after a war between the Trojans, and whom … ?
Q2) More to the point, Troy fell after a siege of how many years: ten, fifteen or twenty … ?
Q3) Troy’s enemies fooled the Trojans, and entered the city, hidden in a wooden what … ?
Q4) What was the name of the famous Greek poem about the Trojan War … ?
Q5) Who exactly wrote that poem … ?
Q6) That poet wrote a follow-up: about whose adventures on his way home from the Trojan War … ?
Q7) That Greek hero was also known as Ulysses: Ulysses was also the name of a novel by which Irish author … ?
Q8) The Trojan War was started when Prince, Paris of Troy, eloped with which Greek queen … ?
Q9) What’s the name of William Shakespeare’s play about the Trojan War … ?
Q10) And finally … who played Achilles in the 2004 film, ‘Troy’ … ?
And here’s last week’s questions and answers …
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 … ?
A1) Texas.
A2) A cigar.
A3) The Dallas Morning News.
A4) Unidentified Flying Object.
A5) Rochford.
A6) 2009.
A7) 1947.
A8) Jimmy Carter.
A9) ‘UFO’.
A10) ‘The X-Files’.
Enjoy those … !

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