Wednesday, 11 June 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 11-6-2014: Down Under

Hmmm … 

Right … 

That’s THAT sorted … 


As you’ve possibly worked out from this morning’s Teaser, I’m not EXACTLY a happy bunny.

Mostly where I’ve been given the proverbial heave ho from a work placement: unsatisfactory references!

I’m STILL not a happy bunny.


Well, at least I’ve been able to organise a better class of references.

I’ve been able to do something, in other words.

Right … with the rant out of the way … ?

Let’s get a shift on.

After all, it’s Wednesday.   Which means it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s questions: covered, as ever, by the Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 11th June, 1770, saw Captain Cook run aground: on which Australian landmark … ?
Q2) More to the point, off the coast of which Australian state … ?
Q3) Name any of the other seven Australian states … 
Q4) What’s the landmark made of … ?
Q5) In what year was it declared a World Heritage Landmark: 1981, 1983 or 1985 … ?
Q6) What naval rank did Cook hold, during this expedition … ?
Q7) Cooks River flows in which well know Australian Bay … ?
Q8) Cook found the bay — and ran aground — in which ship?
Q9) Earlier in the expedition, crew-members were the first Europeans to come across what animal: a kangaroo, koala or wombat?
Q10) Finally … Cook, his officers and crew, managed to reduce scurvy by eating what: citrus fruit, sauerkraut or fresh beef?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th June was the last day of the evacuation of Dunkirk.   During which war … ?
Q2) In which year of the war was the evacuation: 1940, 1941 or 1942 … ?
Q3) What was the evacuation code-named: Dynamo, Generator or Grinder … ?
Q4) What name was given to British forces evacuated from Dunkirk … ?
Q5) Who was the general in charge of that force … ?
Q6) Roughly how many were evacuated: 338000, 438000 or 538000 … ?
Q7) How many private boats were in the flotilla of Little Ships: 500, 600or 700 … ?
Q8) The one Royal Navy cruiser that took part was the HMS … what … ?
Q9) Spell ‘Dunkirk’.   In French.
Q10) Finally … What’s the name of Churchill’s speech to the House Of Commons, about  Dunkirk?
A2) 1940.
A3) Dynamo.
A6) 338000.
A7) 700.   (The smallest was a 15’ fishing boat called the Tamzine.)
A8) The HMS Calcutta.
A9) Dunkerque.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … 

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