Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 19-2-2014

You know, it’s one of those rush day’s, todays.

Well … 

Rushed in the sense there’s a few things I’d like to get done: but find it rather tricky to get meself motivated.

Don’t you just HATE those days … ?


At ANY rate … 

At any rate, it’s Wednesday: which means, of course, it’s the day for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s, along with the Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 19th February saw the patenting of the phonograph: by which American inventor … ?
Q2) More to the point, in which year of the 1870s … ?
Q3) What shape were those early phonographs: cylindrical, spherical or ovoid?
Q4) The original test phonograms were covered in what: wax, tinfoil or Bakelite … ?
Q5) By 1925, disc shaped records — or gramophones — were gaining popularity.   Those gramophones went at how many revolutions per minute: 78, 45 or 33⅓ … ?
Q6) What was the diameter — in inches — of those records: 7”, 10” or 12” … ?
Q7) Early record were made from shellac.   Later ones, from roughly the 1960s onwards, were made from PVC: which stood for poly-vinyl … what … ?
Q8) All these records were analogue, of course.   These days, modern musical recordings are what: digital, analogue or composite … ?
Q9) Which Dire Straits album was the first — on a major label — to sell extremely well, on CD?
Q10) Most modern songs are in the digital format known as MP3: what does the MP stand for … ?

Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th February sees Christian Dior introduce his New Look range.   In which year of the 1940s … ?
Q2) This was at the Dior’s HQ: at 30 Avenue Montaigne.   In which French city is 30 Avenue Montaigne … ?
Q3) The phrase, New Look was coined by the then editor of which fashionable magazine: Cosmopolitan, Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar … ?
Q4) That year also saw the release of Dior’s first perfume.   What was that perfume’s name: Dior Pour Homme, Miss Dior or Opium … ?
Q5) More to the point, which Italian born, French designer, worked on Dior’s perfumes … ?
Q6) In ‘Mrs ’Arris Goes To Paris’, Mrs Harris went to Paris to buy a Dior … what … ?
Q7) Who performed 2010 song, Christian Dior Denim Flow: Snoop Dogg, Kanye West or Jay Z … ?
Q8) John Galliano was head of the House of Dior: from 1996 until which year … ?
Q9) More to the point, he hired which South African actress for Dior’s J’Adore perfumes … ?
Q10) Finally … In which year of the 1950s did Christian Dior die?
A1) 1947.
A2) Paris.
A3) Harper’s Bazaar.
A4) Miss Dior.
A5) Pierre Cardin.
A6) Ball-gown.
A7) Kanye West.   (The song was released as of his GOOD Fridays1 promotion.)
A8) 2011.
A9) Charlize Theron.
A10) 1957.
Enjoy those.

*        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, give me an original authors credit AND republish under the same license.   A link back to the site — and to the Gazette’s, if that’s where you’ve found these — would be appreciated.

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