Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 18-3-2014: A One-Knight-Stand … !

You know, for once I’m actually tempted to open a post, by saying one VERY simple thing.

Good Morning … !’

It strikes me I’ve never actually opened a post like that.

After all, the weather looks halfway decent.

I’ve survived getting hit by a car.

And I’ve passed the ECDL course I’ve been sent on.

OK, not much in the scheme of things.

But … ?

Well, I think Good Morning covers it … !


But let’s get a move on, shall we … ?

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

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) 18th March, 1314, saw Jacques De Molay, head of the Knights Templar, burned at the stake.   As the leader of the order, what had his title been … ?
Q2) How many men had preceded him as leader of the Knights Templar?
Q3) Technically, the Knights Templar were what: monks, nuns or farmers?
Q4) The Temple the knights were named for, was in which Middle Eastern city … ?
Q5) The order’s members belonged to one of three broad classes: knights, sergeants and who else …?
Q6) What colour cross did the knights wear on their uniforms … ?
Q7) The knights were also responsible — partly — for the rise of what: hospitals, banking or diplomacy … ?
Q8) The Knights were officially dissolved in October, 1307: on which unluckily dated weekday … ?
Q9) In which of the Indiana Jones movies is a member of the Knights Templar a key character?
Q10) Finally … in which Sir Walter Scott novel does a villainous Templar called Sir Brian feature …?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th March, 2012, saw the death of Pope Shenouda 3rd: of the Coptic Church of Alexandria.   Most of its members live in which North African country: Algeria, Libya or Egypt … ?
A1) Egypt.
Q2) More to the point, which saint is supposed to have founded that church: Matthew, Mark, Luke or John?
A2) Mark.
Q3) 17th March is Saint Patrick’s Day.   On which British ruled Leeward Island is it celebrated as a public holiday: Anegada, Anguilla or Montserrat … ?
A3) Monserrat.
Q4) 17th March, 1337, saw Edward of Woodstock — the Black Prince — named as the first Duke of Cornwall.   Who’s the current Duke … ?
A4) Prince Charles, the Prince Of Wales.
Q5) Edward was also the founder of which UK chivalric order: the Order of the Garter, the Order of the Bath or the Order of Merit … ?
Q6) 17th March, 1950, saw researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, synthesize element 98 of the Periodic Table.   What did they call element 98 … ?
Q7) Finally … 17th March, 2003, saw MP, Robin Cook, resign his Cabinet position: in protest at Britain’s part in the invasion of which country?
A7) Iraq.
I’ll leave you with this tune from hard rockers, Grave Diggers … 

And this thought from Jacques De Molay …
“For we did not and do not wish the Temple to be placed in any servitude except that which is fitting.”
Jacques De Molay, in a memoranda to Clement 5th, the pope who’s dissolved the order.
Have a good day … !

*        It’s worth the effort, Debbi: it’s great fun.   (And has me thinking “Oh, that’s where Terry Pratchett got the idea for Guards, Guards … !”)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I can just imagine.

1. the Grand Master
2. 22
3. monks
4. Jerusalem
5. chaplains
6. red
7. banking
8. Friday (???)
9. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
10. Ivanhoe