Saturday, 4 January 2014

The Daily Teaser — 4-1-2014: The Civil War

Are you in the UK … ?

And if you are, have you looked out of the window … ?

I know I have: and have to admit, it’s looking grotty out there, to say the least.

To be frank … ?

Well, to be frank, there’s four Severe Flood Warnings — telling us there’s a danger to life — in place for the UK.

If your in one of those areas … ?   Well, if you are, I’m going to quote Hill Street Blues at you.

Be Careful Out There.


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: along with letting us know good comedy’s timeless, also scoring ten out of ten.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Civil War questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 4th January was the date of the event that triggered the English Civil War: when the King led troops to arrest … who … ?
Q2) In which year was this: 1641, 1642 or 1643 … ?
Q3) Which English King ordered the arrests … ?
Q4) When talking about the ‘English Civil War’ — which started in the 1640s and finished in 1651 —  exactly how many civil wars are we talking about?
Q5) During those wars, what nickname was given to the Royalist side … ?
Q6) What were the Parliamentarians nicknamed … ?
Q7) Finally … after the Civil War, England was a republic, known as the Commonwealth: and ruled by whom … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd January, 1892, saw the birth of writer and philologist, J. R. R. Tolkien.   What did the ‘J’ stand for … ?
A1) John.
Q2) Tolkien was a professor at both Pembroke and Merton College: both colleges of which British University … ?
A2) Oxford.
Q3) Professor Tolkien was born in what’s now which commonwealth country … ?
A3) South Africa.   (This therefore mean’s we’re expecting Mr Strict to starts singing about hobbits … )
Q4) In Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings, Frodo has to throw the Ring into a volcano: what’s the name of that volcano … ?
A4) The volcano known as Amon Amarth, Orodrim and Mount Doom.   (Apparently, there’s a mountain on Titan named after it.)
Q5) The original owner of that ring was the Lord, The Lord Of The Rings is named for.   Who WAS he … ?
A5) Sauron.
Q6) Name any of the other eight characters that form The Fellowship of the Ring, with Frodo … ?
A6) Aragorn/Strider, Boromir, Samwise Gamgee, Meriadoc ‘Merry’ Brandybuck, Peregrine ‘ Pippin’ Took, Legolas, Gimli, and Gandalf.
Q7) In The Lord Of The Rings, how many rings of power had the Elves been given: three, five or seven … ?
A7) Three.   (Held, respectively, by Elrond, Galadriel and Gandalf.)
Q8) Nine rings of power given to various humans, in The Lord Of The Rings.   They turned into what: ring-goes, ring-dings or ring-wraiths … ?
A8) The Ringwraiths, or Nazgûl.
Q9) Which British band named itself after Tolkien’s The Silmarillion … ?
A9) Marillion.
Q10) Finally … who’s playing Bilbo Baggins in the most recent film adaptions of Tolkien’s The Hobbit … ?
Enjoy those.

I’ll leave you with this quote from the (then) Speaker of the House of Commons …
“I have, Sir, neither eyes to see, nor tongue to speak, in this place, but as the house is pleased to direct me, whose servant I am here; and I humbly ask pardon that I cannot give any other answer to what your majesty is pleased to demand of me.”
William Lenthall, then Speaker of the House Of Commons, in response to the kings demands for the fugitive.
And a quick song from Fruity Buckfoot† … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Which reminds me, Debbi, did you ever catch Blackadder?   Well worth catching, if BBC America screens it.

†        That’s possibly the only time I’ve included one of those … 


Mr Strict said...

1> John Pym, John Hampden, Denzil Holles, Sir Arthur Haselrig, and William Strode.
2> 1642
3> Charles I
4> Three.
5> Cavaliers
6> Roundheads
7> The Lords Protector Oliver and Richard Cromwell

Debbi said...

You know, I've never seen Blackadder, but I've heard all sorts of good things about it. :)

1. Charles I
2. 1642
3. Charles I
4. 3
5. Cavaliers
6. Roundheads
7. Oliver Cromwell