Sunday, 22 June 2014

The Daily Teaser — 22-6-2014

Oh, now THAT’S handy … !

My optician’s have made a mistake.

Well, not them, per sé: the factory they use.

They’ve gone and made me two pairs of reading glasses!

And let me have them both for free.

That’s definitely convenient: and means I’ve got one spare.

Or one for everyday, and one for best, if you want to look at it, like that … !

Either way … ?

It’s bloody handy … !


Yesterday’s Teaser was quiet: with no-one putting in their answers.

So let’s see who we can persuade to try today’s questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 22nd June, 2004, saw pædophile and child-killer, Marc Dutroux, sentenced.   In which European country … ?
Q2) 22nd June, 1959, saw the shareholders of WHICH shop in talks on a merger with Debenhams … ?
Q3) 22nd June, 1942, saw Erwin Rommel promoted to the rank of Field Marshal: after capturing which Libyan port … ?
Q4) One year earlier, 22nd June, 1941, saw Germany start its invasion of where … ?
Q5) Finally … 22nd June, 1961, saw the birth of singer/songwriter, Jimmy Somerville.  Name either of the bands he fronted, during the 1980s.
Here’s yesterday’s musical questions and answers …
Q1) 21st June is celebrated — in many parts of the world — as World Music Day and originally created by which French politician: Jacques Chirac, Jack Lang or Georges Pompidou?
A1) Jack Lang.
Q2) What ministerial post did he hold at the time … ?
Q3) What’s World Music Day’s French name … ?
Q4) The word, ‘music’ comes from the Greek word, ‘mousike’: which loosely translates as ‘art of the’ … whom … ?
A4) Muses.
Q5) Ancient Egyptians credit which of their gods with creating music: Pasht, Thoth or Set … ?
A5) Thoth
Q6) A note’s position on the five lines that modern Western music is written on, tell us that note’s what: pitch, duration or timbre?
A6) Pitch.
Q7) What name do we give the five lines mentioned in Question 6: a stick, stave or stork?
A7) Stave.   (Or staff, if you want the singular.)
Q8) C Major, and A minor, are keys that contain the same notes: arranged in different orders.   Name any of those notes.
A8) C, D, E, F, G and A.   (They’re what’s called related scales.)
Q9) Traditionally, written Western music has a symbol at its start: one that tells you if the notes are Bass, Alto or Treble.   What are those symbols called?
A9) Clefs.   (Middle C is called that because it’s in-between the bass and Treble range.)
Q10) Finally … a piece of music’s time signature tells us it has a number of what to each bar?
A10) Beats.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Interestingly, if you ask three people what it means to be Christian, you will get three different answers.”
Dan Brown, author, born 22nd June, 1964.
And Jimmy somerville’s cover of You Make Me Feel Mighty Real … 

Have a good Sunday.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Nice song! :)

1. Belgium
2. Hathaways
3. Tobruk
4. the USSR
5. Bronski Beat and The Communards