Friday, 13 June 2014

The Daily Teaser — 13-6-2014

Right … 

I have to admit, I’m off to the Job Centre, today: for an appointment with my advisor.

Hopefully … ?

Hopefully, we’ll be able talk over what happened at the start of the week: with the Work Placement Bad Reference situation.

Getting the boot from a charity shop — because of bad references — is not something I’m happy about.

But at least I could do something about that aspect.

On the OTHER hand … ?

I’m faced with having to go BACK on to the Work Placement scheme, and start all over again.

Wasting TWO days that otherwise would’ve counted towards it.

Frustrating is not the word … !

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging eight out of ten/

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 13th June, 1970, saw The Beatles have their last US number one.   Which Beatles song was it … ?
Q2) 13th June, 2000, saw Italy formally pardon Mehmet Ali Ağca.   Who had Mehmet Ali Ağca famously try to assassinate?
Q3) 13th June, 2010, saw a capsule from the Japanese probe, Hayabusa: with dust from 25143 Itokawa.   Is 25143 Itokawa an asteroid, meteor or comet?
Q4) 13th June, 1884, saw the birth of Gerald Gardner: credited with founding a modern-day version of which religion … ?
Q5) Finally … 13th June, 1928, saw the birth of mathematician, John Forbes Nash, Jr.   What was the name of the 2001 film about his life?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 12th June saw the Peasant’s Revolt reach Blackheath.   In which year was the Peasant’s Revolt … ?
A1) 1381.
Q2) Under the rule of which English King … ?
Q3) Blackheath is now — predominantly — in which London borough: Lewisham, Greenwich or Camden … ?
A3) Lewisham.
Q4) The revolt famously started in Fobbing: and which other Essex town … ?
A4) Brentwood.
Q5) The Revolt started when peasants rebelled against the collection of what: a land tax, a window tax or a poll tax … ?
A5) A poll tax.
Q6) One contributing factor in the Revolt was a labour shortage caused — roughly thirty years earlier — by which disease: HIV/AIDS, leprosy or the Black Death … ?
A6) The Black Death.
Q7) What was the name of the Lollard preacher famously involved with the Revolt … ?
A7) John Ball.
Q8) Which of the Revolt’s leader’s led insurgents from a church in Great Baddow … ?
Q9) The Blackheath meeting saw the Essex contingent of the Revolt met by the Kentish contingent: who led the Kentish contingent … ?
A9) Wat Tyler.
Q10) And finally … The Peasant’s Revolt’s climax was in which London area: Smithfield, Spitalfields or Saint John’s Wood … ?
A10) Smithfield.
I’ll leave you with this song … 

And this thought …
“Gradually I began to intellectually reject some of the delusionally influenced lines of thinking which had been characteristic of my orientation. This began, most recognizably, with the rejection of politically-oriented thinking as essentially a hopeless waste of intellectual effort.”
John Forbes Nash, Jr, born 13th June, 1928.
Enjoy your day.

*        Got to admit, Debbi, finding a song from that era of history … ?   Is always a pain!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I can imagine! :)

1. The Long and Winding Road
2. Pope John Paul II
3. an asteroid
4. Wicca
5. A Beautiful Mind