Monday, 10 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 10-3-2014: Commonwealth Day

Why on EARTH is it that Monday’s feel slightly rushed … ?

Hmm … ?

What gives … ?

I’m back at the ECDL course over in Basildon, today.

And … ?

Frankly, I’m feeling just a touch … 

Yeah … rushed is the word … !


So let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring four out of five.

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

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

Q1) This year, 10th March, 2014 is Commonwealth Day: celebrated, each year, on the second what of each March … ?
Q2) It’s celebrated by the Commonwealth of Nations: mostly countries that had been members or territories of what … ?
Q3) How many nations are members of the Commonwealth of Nations: 43, 53 or 63?
Q4) Which archipelago is the only currently suspended member of the Commonwealth of Nations?
Q5) Name any of the three European members of the group.
Q6) Which African country is the last member of the Commonwealth of Nations: alphabetically … ?
Q7) Name any of the current Commonwealth countries that have Elizabeth 2nd as their head of State.
Q8) Tanzania has been a member of the Commonwealth of Nations since — arguably — 1964.   Name either of the countries that now make up Tanzania.
Q9) Suriname is applying to be a member of the Commonwealth.   On which continent is Suriname: North America, South America or Asia?
Q10) Finally … which European nation left the Commonwealth in 1949?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th March, 1964, saw the birth of actress, Juliet Binoche: what was the name of her début English language film … ?
Q2) 9th March, 1981, saw the jailing of rapist, John Lambe: who committed his crimes in areas not far from which motorway … ?
A2) The MM5.
Q3) 9th March, 1997, saw an eclipse over parts of China, Siberia and Mongolia: a rare one that allowed what to be seen of those countries … ?
A3) A comet: specifically, Comet Hale Bopp.
Q4) 9th March, 1925, saw bombing of parts of Pakistan take place, the first independent operation by the junior part of Britain’s armed forces.   What IS that force … ?
A4) The Royal Air Force.
Q5) Finally … 9th March, 1954, saw the broadcast of an episode of a US documentary series, called See It Now: one highly critical of which US senator?
A5) Senator Joseph McCarthy.
I’ll leave you the motto of the Commonwealth Games, the organization’s best known event …
Motto of the Commonwealth Games.
And with Laura Mvula’s Sing To The Moon, as she’s due to perform at this year’s Games … 

Have a good day … !

*        Then there’s the Hierarchy, Debbi: I them in Star Trek: Voyager and thought “THEY look familiar … !”

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'll be darned. :)

1. Monday
2. the British Empire
3. 53
4. Fiji
5. the UK
6. Zimbabwe
7. the UK
8. Zanzibar and Tanganyika
9. South America
10. Ireland