Thursday, 3 April 2014

The Daily Teaser — 3-4-2014: The Sign Of The Cross

Did I tell you about a fried of mine called Kay … ?

No … ?

Actually, I probably have, once or twice, over the years.

The reason I mention her is that she’s scheduled to do a charity skydive, today, for the British Lung Foundation: in memory, in memory of her mother, Sharon, who died a few years ago.

I can’t help but wish her well: I knew and worked with Sharon, and thought well of her.

If you’d like to make a donation … ?   You can do so, at this site.

Good luck, Kay!


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 3rd April is the generally agreed date for the Crucifixion of Jesus.   In which year of the first century: 33AD, 35AD or 37AD … ?
Q2) Christ was crucified after being tried by a Jewish Council: what was the name of that council … ?
Q3) He was ALSO seen by the then Roman Prefect of Judea: what was that Prefect’s name … ?
Q4) More to the point, what was the Prefect: a regional governor, an army commander or a senior magistrate.
Q5) Jesus’ crucifixion — and Pilate’s time as Prefect — were during the reign of which Roman Emperor: Augustus, Tiberius or Caligula … ?
Q6) Jesus is tried by Herod Antipas, King of Galilee: in which of the Gospels … ?
Q7) Talking of Gospels, which of the Four Gospels record Jesus’ last words as “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”?
Q8) Jesus was taken down from the cross — and buried — by Joseph of where … ?
Q9) Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote a rock opera about the life and death of Jesus: what was it called … ?
Q10) Which Monty Python movie is — very specifically — not about Jesus Christ … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 2nd April, 1914, saw the birth of actor, Sir Alec Guinness.   In which Ealing comedy did he play Ethelred D’Ascoyne, Lord Ascoyne D’Ascoyne, Reverend Lord Henry D’Ascoyne, General Lord Rufus D’Ascoyne, Admiral Lord Horatio D’Ascoyne, Young Ascoyne D’Ascoyne, Young Henry D’Ascoyne and Lady Agatha D’Ascoyne?
Q2) He also played the lead character in the 1959 film, Our Man In Havana: who directed Our Man In Havana … ?
Q3) Of which of the films he appeared in, did Sir Alec say “The battle scenes at the end go on for five minutes too long, I feel” … ?
A3) The original Star Wars: or Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope.
Q4) For which of his films did Sir Alec receive a Best Actor Oscar, in 1957?
Q5) Finally … Sir Alec played George Smiley in both BBC versions of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and and Smiley’s People.   Who wrote the novels those series were based on … ?
I’ll eave you with this song … 

And Matthew 26:2 …
“Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.”
Matthew, Ch.26 v2.
Have a good day

*        I think I know what you mean, Debbi!  (Enjoy the time off!)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Here's one (or two) more before I go.

1. 33 AD
2. the Sanhedrin
3. Pontius Pilate
4. a regional governor
5. Augustus
6. Luke
7. Mark and Matthew
8. Arimathea
9. Jesus Christ Superstar
10. Life of Brian