Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser

Well, that’s Day 8 of the Fresh Start Course done.

And …?

Well, so far, it’s going a lot better than either the Work Programme I attended for two years.

And a LOT better than the Mandatory Work Placement I was put on, which — frankly — was a complete disaster.


At ANY rate … ?

At any rate, it’s getting me out of the house in the mornings.   And, while it may not lead to anything definite, it’s introducing me to people, and it’s taught me how to make an origami butterfly.

Not REALLY useful, then … 

But not as bad as things could be … 


At any rate, it’s Wednesday.

Which means it it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s, covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 9th July saw the first championships played at Wimbledon: in which year of the 1870s … ?
Q2) The championship is — famously — stilled played at Wimbledon: what’s the name of the club it’s played at … ?
Q3) What’s the post code for the club … ?
Q4) Wimbledon is one of four international Grand Slam tournaments in its sport: name one of the other three … 
Q5) Which of those Grand Slams is played on a clay court … ?
Q6) Who won that first Men’s Singles Championship … ?
Q7) In which year was the current Centre Court opened … ?
Q8) Exactly what sport are we talking about, here … ?
Q9) At the time of writing (in early June), William Renshaw, Roger Federer and Pete Sampras have each won the same number of Wimbledon Mens’  Singles Finals.  How many times are we talking about … ?
Q10) Finally … Andy Murray won the Mens’ Singles Final in 2013: becoming the first British player to win, since who won in 1936?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
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?
A1) 1964.
A2) President Lyndon B. Johnson.
A3) President John F. Kennedy.
A4) Literacy tests.
A5) Race.
A6) Gender.
A7) Montgomery.
A8) Rosa Parks.
A9) Citizen.
A10) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … 

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