Saturday, 22 March 2014

The Daily Teaser — 22-3-2014: Games

I have to admit to liking the odd documentary, I really do.

Or, at least, having one on in the background, while I write.

Right at the moment … ?

Right at the mo, I’ve one I recorded, last night: about Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells album.

The documentary’s very informative.

The album … ?   Is still something to listen to.

If you’ve never heard it, that’s something I suggest you remedy … !


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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) 22nd March, 1630, saw the Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaw the possession of dice.   How many sides do commonly used dice have?
Q2) More to the point, the numbers on opposite sides usually add up to what … ?
Q3) Equally to the point, what shape is one of those dice?
Q4) What shape are four-sided dice … ?
Q5) The Colony also banned playing cards on that day.   How many suits make up the standard, French-style, deck … ?
Q6) Name one of those suits.
Q7) Finally … which playing card is sometimes called the death card … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st March, 1960, saw 69 unarmed black demonstrators massacred by white police: in the town of Sharpeville.   In which country is Sharpeville?
Q2) More to the point, the demonstrators were protesting against the (then) government’s racial segregation policies.   How were those policies known … ?
A2) Apartheid.
Q3) What was the name of the political party — led by Nelson Mandela  — who opposed the segregation policy for many years.
A3) The African National Congress, or ANC.
Q4) As a result of the Massacre, 21st March was declared as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: by which organization: the EU, UN or NATO … ?
A4) The United Nations: or UN.
Q5) In which year of the 1960s was the resolution passed?
A5) 1966.
Q6) Finally … in the country the massacre took place in, the day as now commemorated as what … ?
I’ll leave you with possibly the only song to play, when you mention cards … 

And with this thought …

“God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.”
From Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
Enjoy your day.

*        Oh, did you see the photo Mr S put up yesterday, Debbi … ?   BOY, did that barbecue look good … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I didn't, but I can just imagine! :)

1. 6
2. 7
3. cubic
4. triangular
5. 4
6. clubs
7. Ace of Spades