Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 2-4-2014

Right … 

Well that’s lunch done: and the inevitable running around with me nephew, bless ’im … !

And the job hunt’s done: until the morning.

Right, now … 

What’s next?

Writing a letter to my local paper.

And posting up the Gazette’s Teaser … !

Without much further ado, here’s this week’s questions: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 2nd April saw the death of Pope John Paul 2nd.   In which year of this century … ?
Q2) What name was John Paul 2nd born under … ?
Q3) More to the point: in which European country … ?
Q4) John Paul 2nd was the first non-Italian Pope since Pope Adrian 6th: who died in 1523.   Which European kingdom was Adrian 6th from?
Q5) John Paul 2nd canonized — or made — how many saints: 383, 483 or 583 … ?
Q6) While we’re on the subject, what name did the Roman Catholic Church give to the lawyers who argued against someone’s canonization?
Q7) Who was John Paul 2nd’s immediate predecessor as Pope?
Q8) John Paul 2nd had the second longest reign of any Pope.   Who had the longest reign: Pius 9th, Celestine 8th or Urban 7th … ?
Q9) Which Pope had the shortest reign: Pius 9th, Celestine 8th or Urban 7th … ?
Q10) Finally … The Pope is head of the Holy See, monarch of the Vatican City-State and bishop of which Italian city … ?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th March, 1999, saw the release of the Melissa virus: which spread through Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Word.   What is MS Word?
Q2) What kind of application is MS Outlook?
Q3) True or false: Melissa is classed as a virus, because it need to attach itself to something to spread … 
Q4) Computer viruses are a form of what’s called ‘malware’: ‘malware’ is a contraction that’s short for what … ?
Q5) One type of malware disguises itself as an innocent form of software: and is named after which mythical wooden object … ?
Q6) Back in 2010, Security firm, Symantec, named Shaoxing as the ‘malware capital of the world’.   In which Asian country is Shaoxing?
Q7) What name is given to malware that allows someone to bypass your computer’s normal login process: a front door, back door or porch door?
Q8) What name is given to malware that locks you out of your computer system, until you pay the software’s maker … ?
Q9) In 2005, Sony’s music division issued copy protection software that effectively acted as malware: and left security holes in people’s PCs.   What was that software on: DVDs, blu-ray films or music CDs?
Q10) Finally … the first computer virus was called Creeper: and started infecting machines in which year of the 1970s?
A2) An email client app.
A3) True.
A5) The Trojan Horse.
A6) China.
A7) Back door.
A9) Music CDs.   (That’s what got me thinking I should buy music from something other than a record shop.)
A10) 1971.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … 

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