Wednesday, 7 May 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 7-5-2014: The Big Easy … !

Well, it’s official: I now have a new — pro-tem — adviser, at my local Job Centre.

At least, while my regular one is off, ill.

Hopefully … ?

Hopefully, I should be able to arrange an extra courser, or two: I’m thinking one on interview technique would be useful, given last week’s complete non-starter of an interview.

Here’s hoping … !

At ANY rate, let’s get a move on, shall we?   We’ve all got things to do, haven’t we?

One of the things I’m up to … ?

Is posting this week’s Brentwood Gazette Teaser.

Here’s this week’s, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 7th May saw the founding of the city of New Orleans.   What was the name — between 1897 and 1917 — of the city’s famous Red Light District … ?
Q2) In which year of the 18th Century was the city founded?
Q3) In which US state is New Orleans … ?
Q4) The first recorded Jazz band from New Orleans: and called Kid Ory’s Original Creole … what … ?
Q5) What’s the French name for the oldest part of New Orleans … ?
Q6) What was the name of the hurricane that struck New Orleans, in late August, 2005 … ?
Q7) What’s the name of the river that flows through the city … ?
Q8) Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles are set — in part — in New Orleans.   What’s the name of the first book in the series … ?
Q9) New Orleans is home to the New Orleans Pelicans: what sport do the Pelicans play … ?
Q10) Finally … which 1987, Mickey Rourke film is set in New Orleans?
And here’s last weeks 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?
A1) 1973.
A2) White wash.
A3) 1974.
A4) China.
A5) Milhous.
A6) Washington DC.
A7) The Democrats.
A8) All The President’s Men.’
A9) The late Sir David Frost.
A10) President Gerald Ford.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … 

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