Wednesday, 16 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 16-4-2014: The Last Battle

Whoah … !

I have to admit, I’m in a mild rush, this morning: I’ve got an appointment with my employment adviser, today.

At 9·20.

AND I’ve got to pick up some medication, as well.

All that … ?

And I think I need both a loaf: but definitely need to pick up — and post for — this week’s Gazette.

I’d better get a move on, hadn’t I … ?


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring seven 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) 16th April, 1457BC, was the date of the Battle of Megiddo: the earliest recorded human battle.   Megiddo was in what’s now which Middle Eastern country … ?
Q2) What was the area called at the time: Assyria, Babylon or Canaan?
Q3) The battle between force led by Thutmose 3rd: ruler of which country … ?
Q4) Megiddo, itself, sat on the Via Maris: a major trade route linking Egypt to which ‘M’ … ?
Q5) Finally … the Battle of Megiddo gives its name to Armageddon, the final battle in the Bible.   In which book of the Bible does Armageddon appear?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th April, 1945, saw the liberation of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp: by troops from which country’s armed forces?
A1) The UK’s.
Q2) In which country was the Camp … ?
A2) Germany: Lower Saxony, to be exact.
Q3) Initially, the camp was run by troops from the German Army.   The camp later run by which  Nazi organisation … ?
A3) The Schutzstaffel: or SS.
Q4) How many people are estimated to have died at Bergen-Belsen: forty thousand, fifty thousand or sixty thousand … ?
Q5) Jewish prisoners in the camp were forced to wear a yellow … what … ?
Q6) What sort of badge were gay prisoners forced to wear in Bergen-Belsen … ?
A6) A pink triangle: later adopted by Gay rights campaigners.
Q7) What name — at the now notorious Wannsee Conference — did the Nazi’s apply to what they were doing camps like Bergen Belsen … ?
A7) The Final Solution.
Q8) The Nazi exterminations are known as The Holocaust: what’s the Hebrew term for the mass murders … ?
A8) Shoah: or ‘The Catastrophe’, if you want that in English.
Q9) What’s the legal term for the mass killing practiced by the Nazis: suicide, homicide, genocide or regicide … ?
A9) Genocide.
Q10) Finally … what’s the name of the Holocaust Memorial built in Jerusalem, in 1953 … ?
A10) Yad Vashem.
I’ll leave you with this thought about Thutmose 3rd.
“Thutmose 3rd’s floruit can therefore be rightly regarded as a watershed in the military and imperial history of the entire eastern Mediterranean.”
From The Northern Wars Of Thutmose III, by Donald B. Redford.
And this song … 

Have a good day.

*        Blimey: Belsen yesterday, and the Battle of Megiddo, today.   Is it me, Debbi, or am I having a doomy patch … ?

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hang in there, Paul!

1. Israel
2. Canaan
3. Egypt
4. the Mediterranean
5. Revelations