Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 8-5-2013

Hmmm … 

Well that’s THAT bit of palaver done for another year.

I wish I’d know that the Queen’s Speech was today, though.

I’d’ve possibly made today’s Gazette Teaser something very … um … 

Different … !

Yes, that’s the word … 

At any rate, today is Wednesday.

Which means it’s time for me to post up this week’s Brentwood Gazette Teaser.

Here’s this week’s questions.
Q1) Today is VE Day: marking the partial ending of World War Two.   What does VE stand for … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which year was the end of World War Two … ?
Q3) Technically, VE Day marks the day which hostile country surrendered … ?
Q4) On which date had that country’s forces in Italy surrendered … ?
Q5) Who was that country’s leader, at the time of its surrender … ?
Q6) Who was British PM, on VE Day … ?
Q7) More to the point, VE Day, 1945, was the US President’s 61st birthday.   Who was US president … ?
Q8) On which day do the former Soviet Union influenced countries celebrate VE Day … ?
Q9) Which noted Jazz trumpeter and radio presenter was playing trumpet in Trafalgar Square, on VE Day … ?
Q10) And finally … what were the only parts of the UK to be occupied during World War 2?
And here’s last week’s questions and answers.
Q1) 1st May is May Day, obviously.   Under what name did the Ancient Celts celebrate May Day … ?
Q2) Which Scottish city holds a Fire Festival, named for that Celtic celebration: Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness … ?
Q3) What sort of folk dancing is traditionally performed on May Day … ?
Q4) In many parts of the world, it’s traditional to dance around a what, on May Day … ?
Q5) In which US state is May Day celebrated as Lei Day … ?
Q6) The final of which sport’s World Championship is usually held on the May Day Bank Holiday … ?
Q7) In which University city is it traditional to jump off Magdalen Bridge, on May Day … ?
Q8) May Day is ALSO International Workers Day, commemorating the Haymarket Affair: in which US city was the Haymarket Affair … ?
Q9) The USSR famously held a huge military parade on May Day, in Red Square.   In which Russian city is that square … ?
Q10) And finally … On which Caribbean island is May Day known as ‘El día del Trabajo’ … ?
A1) Beltane.
A2) Edinburgh.
A3) Morris dancing.
A4) A Maypole.
A5) Hawaii.
A6) Snooker’s.   (The game’s statistical biggest winner is still Joe Davis.)
A7) Oxford.
A8) Chicago.   (It’s also known as the Haymarket Riots: which were triggered by bad police handling of US union support of an eight hour working day.)
A9) Moscow.
A10) Cuba.
Enjoy those.

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