Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 18-6-2014: SALT 2

Right, well that’s THAT bit sorted out!

I now have official confirmation that I’m due to start on both a Fresh Start course … 

And a dose of Daily Signing … !

Hmmm … 

I’ve a feeling the proverbial diary’s going to get complicated … 


At any rate, it’s Wednesday: in case you hadn’t noticed!

Which means it’s for the Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s set, covered by the usual Creative Commons License
Q1) 18th June saw the signing of the SALT 2 treaty: in which year of the 1970s … ?
Q2) The treaty was signed between the world’s two superpower: the USA and the USSR.   What does USA stand for?
Q3) Equally, what does USSR stand for … ?
Q4) What does SALT stand for … ?
Q5) Who was the US president that signed the SALT 2 treaty … ?
Q6) More to the point, who was the USSR’s then leader … ?
Q7) The treaty was signed in which European city: Vienna, Vilnius or Valletta?
Q8) The SALT 1 talks ended with the signing of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty: in which year … ?
Q9) That treaty was signed by Leonid Brezhnev: and which US President … ?
Q10) Finally … SALT 2 was delayed in the US Senate: when the USSR invaded where … ?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
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?
A1) The Great Barrier Reef.
A2) Queensland.
A3) Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory.
A4) Coral.
A5) 1981.
A6) Naval Lieutenant.
A7) Botany Bay.
A8) The HMS Endeavour.   (It’s more correctly called the HM Bark Endeavour: in other words, only the aft mast is rigged fore-and-aft, the rest are square rigged.   Apparently …)
A9) Kangaroo.
A10) Actually, all three.
Enjoy those, folks.

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