Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 2-7-2014: Civil Rights

Hmmm … 

My officially on-going situation … 

Is officially on-going … 


You’ve possibly worked out that I’m job-seeking, haven’t you … ?   And that — for various reasons — I’ve had my benefits suspended.

Unjustifiably, I believe.

I’ve appealed.   Applied for a mandatory reconsideration, I should say: which is how the Department of Work And Pensions describe it.

I’ve also put in for hardship payments: which is what I’ve just chased up, on the DWP’s help line.

Turn’s out I’m going to have to phone them, again … on Friday, when my form should’ve reached them.   It seem that the thing has to go to Manchester — if I heard the young lady, correctly — THEN to the relevant local office to be processed.

Complicatedly bureaucratic?


Hopefully, though, things won’t get as messy as Brazil … 

But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Today is Wednesday: which, of course, means it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s, covered by the Creative Commons License*
Q1) 2nd July saw the US president sign the Civil Rights Act into US law: in which year of the 1960s?
Q2) Which US President did the signing … ?
Q3) The US President who’d originally promoted the Act had been assassinated the previous year.   Who was that President … ?
Q4) Title 1 of the Act barred unequal application of voter registration rights.   But didn’t eliminate what, in relation to voter registration: literacy tests, financial tests or property ownership tests?
Q5) Title 4 of the act encouraged schools to desegregate.   On what grounds: gender, sexual preference or race?
Q6) One year before this Civil Rights Act, the US Government introduced the Equal Pay Act.   This outlawed unequal pay on what grounds: gender, ethnicity or sexuality?
Q7) The US Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s was kick-started by a bus boycott: of the public transport system of which Alabama town … ?
Q8) That boycott started after who was arrested for sitting on the wrong part of the bus?
Q9) The term ‘Civil Rights’  comes from the Latin term, ‘ius civis’.   Which translates into English as ‘Rights of the’ … whom … ?
Q10) Finally … Civil rights are covered by the UN’s declaration on Human Rights.   What’s that declaration’s title?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 25th June, 1876, saw the start of the Battle of Little Big Horn, between three Native American tribes and forces from which US Army Regiment … ?
Q2) Who led the US Army force … ?
Q3) The Battle is also known as that leader’s ‘Last’ what … ?
Q4) Name any of the three tribes fighting the US Army that day.
Q5) One of the Native American leaders was Lakota priest, Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake: better know as Sitting who?
Q6) The priest also predicted his people’s victory at the Battle, at a Native American ritual called what: a Ghost Dance, Moon Dance or Sun Dance?
Q7) Another Native leader was Crazy Horse: which tribe was he from?
Q8) The Battle took place in what’s now which US state … ?
Q9) The Battle of Little Big Horn was also known as the Battle of what Creek?
Q10) Finally … and simply … which side won?
A1) The US 7th Cavalry Regiment.
A2) Bvt Major General George Armstrong Custer.
A3) Last Stand.
A4) The Lakota Sioux, the Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho.
A5) Sitting Bull.
A6) Sun Dance.
A7) The Lakota Sioux.
A8) Montana.
A9) The Battle of Greasy Grass Creek.
A10) The Native Americans.
Enjoy those: have a good week … !

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