Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 30-4-2014: Scandal!

Phew … 

That’s a bit of a day.

Or, at least, it HAS been.

For starters … ?   Well, for starters, Bob Hoskins has died: at the age of 71.

I can only offer my condolences to his family: you and I have lost an actor, but they’ve lost a father and husband.

Secondly … ?

I’ve had an interview, today: and have to say I think it went well.

But will only find out for sure, if they hire me.

Here’s hoping … !

At any rate … ?

At any rate, it’s Wednesday: which means, of course, it’s the day for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser: covered by the usual Creative Commons license* … 

Here’s this week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th April saw President Richard M. Nixon take responsibility for — and deny being part of — the Watergate Affair.   In which year of the 1970s?
Q2) During his speech on the 3rd, he famously said “There will be no …” what, “… at the Whitehouse”?
Q3) Nixon announced his resignation in which year?
Q4) By the time of his resignation, President Nixon had made a famous diplomatic visit — in 1972 — to which Communist country … ?
Q5) What did the ‘M’ stand for in Richard M. Nixon’s name … ?
Q6) The Watergate complex, itself, was in which US city … ?
Q7) The Scandal started when members of Nixon’s re-election campaign were implicated in a break-in at the complex: a break-in at offices run by which US political party?
Q8) Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward of the ‘Washington Post’ wrote what’s considered the THE book on the Scandal: what was it called?
Q9) Nixon once said “Oh, when the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.”   Which British journalist and TV personality did he say this to?
Q10) Finally, which of Nixon’s successors issued a Presidential Pardon for him, in 1974?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) Saint George is patron saint of four areas of Spain; name any of them.
Q2) Saint George is said to have been a legionary for which Roman Emperor; Diocletian, Tiberius or Vespasian?
Q3) Saint George is also the patron Saint of whom; butchers, bakers, or candle-stick makers?
Q4) Saint George is a minor patron Saint of Germany; which Archangel is Germany’s main patron saint?
Q5) Saint George is also patron saint of which South American country?
Q6) Saint George is patron saint of those suffering from which sexually transmitted disease?
Q7) Which Anglo-Saxon English king was Saint George’s predecessor as patron Saint of England; Alfred the Great, Æthelred the Unready, or Edward the Confessor?
Q8) April 23rd is also the birthday of which very English playwright?
Q9) Which of his plays tells the story of doomed lovers from rival noble families?
Q10) Which medieval crusaders had the Saint George’s cross on their shields?
A1) Aragon, the Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia.
A2) Diocletian.
A3) Butchers.
A4) Saint Michæl.
A5) Brazil.
A6) Syphilis.
A7) Edward the Confessor.
A8) William Shakespeare.
A9) Romeo and Juliet.
A10) The Knights Templar.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … !

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