Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 26-2-2014: The Prisoner

Right … 

It’s Wednesday: and I’ve been and got up early.

As you’ve possible worked out, by now, I’m jobhunting: Wednesday is the day I have to sign on.

Both to receive any financial help, and help in finding a job.

Frankly … ?

My new adviser seems both Gung-ho: but reasonably personable.   Which does help.

As does the fact she’s arranged for an ECDL course: hopefully something will come of that.

Here’s hoping!


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging six out of six.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Prisonesque questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 26th February said Napoleon Bonaparte escape his prison: on which Mediterranean island?
Q2) In which year was this … ?
Q3) Napoleon was the emperor of whom … ?
Q4) Who gave Napoleon that title: the French National Assembly, the French Senate or the then French president … ?
Q5) Napoleon was crowned as Emperor: in which French city?
Q6) Napoleon introduced a body of civil law to his country, during his reign, called the Code civil des français.   How is it known in English … ?
Q7) Famously — and disastrously — Napoleon tried invading which East European empire, in 1812?
Q8) At which battle was Napoleon finally defeated, and overthrown?
Q9) Which Anglo-Irish general led the British forces at that battle … ?
Q10) Finally … Napoleon spent the last years of his life, in prison, on which Atlantic island … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th February saw Samuel Colt receive the official patent for his famed gun.   In which year … ?
A1) 1936.
Q2) What kind of handgun was that first Colt: a revolver, semi-automatic or machine pistol?
A2) Revolver.
Q3) 25th February, 1919, saw Oregon become the first US state to charge a gasoline tax.   How much did it charge: 1 cent per gallon, 1 cent per quart or 1 cent per pint … ?
Q4) 25th February, 1982, saw the European Court of Human Rights rule that UK schools use of what, was a violation of the Human Rights Convention … ?
Q5) 25th February, 1797, saw Colonel William Tate and his force, surrender: at the end of the last invasion of Britain.   Which small Welsh town had they landed at: Portmerion, Fishguard or Ystradgynlais … ?
A5) Fishguard.   (I, personally, am grateful: as someone who doesn’t speak Welsh, I wouldn’t even know how to START pronouncing ‘Ystradgynlais’)
Q6) Finally … 25th February, 1991, saw which military alliance disbanded … ?
A6) The Treaty of Friendship, Co-operation, and Mutual Assistance: or Warsaw Pact.
I’ll leave you with this interpretation of the folk song, Boney Was A Warrior … 

And this thought from Bonaparte himself …
“The word impossible is not French.”
Napoléon Bonaparte.
Enjoy your day.

*        Oh, I know EXACTLY what you mean, Debbi!   That one button mouse on my first Mac was a revelation: and they haven’t stopped since … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'm loving it. Can't wait to make my first video.

1. Elba
2. 1815
3. the French
4. the French Senate
5. Paris
6. the Napoleonic Code
7. Russia
8. Waterloo
9. Duke of Wellington
10. Saint Helena