Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 30-7-2014: Emily And Other Brontës

You know, you wouldn’t believe it’s been just over three year’s since I’ve given up smoking, now, would you … ?

Would you … ?

I REALLY couldn’t tell you.

Well … beyond telling you I’ve given up for three years, that is … !

One other thing might give away the fact I’m a recovering smoker.   The fact the England Commonwealth Games team shirts remind me of a certain well known brand of cigarettes.

Say no more … !

At any rate …

At ANY rate, it’s getting comparatively late on a long Wednesday … 

Which mean’s it’s about time for  … The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser … !

And, as it’s Emily Brontë’s birthday, today?   I have the chance to at least LOOK literary, with this week’s questions: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* … 
Q1) 30th July saw the birth of novelist, Emily Brontë.   In which year: 1817, 1818, or 1819?
Q2) Emily was the third youngest child of the Brontë siblings: which Brönte sister was the youngest of the family?
Q3) Who was the oldest surviving sibling?
Q4) Who was the only surviving Brontë brother … ?
Q5) The one novel Emily wrote and published was ‘Wuthering’ … what?
Q6) The story tells us of the love between Heathcliff and Catherine.   Catherine who?
Q7) Who, in 1978, released a song based on Emily’s novel … ?
Q8) Emily’s sister, Anne, wrote two novels.   Her first was ‘Agnes Grey’.   What was her second called?
Q9) Emily’s other sister, Charlotte, wrote four published novels: name any of them.
Q10) Finally … in which year of the 1840s did Emily die … ?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 23rd July saw Telstar relay the first transatlantic TV broadcast.   Across which ocean … ?
Q2) In which year of the 1960s was this relay?
Q3) A picture of a well known New York landmark was included in the broadcast.   Which landmark?
Q4) Which Parisian landmark was included … ?
Q5) Which US President made a brief appearance in the broadcast … ?
Q6) BBC stalwart, Richard Dimbleby, also featured in the broadcast: speaking from which European city … ?
Q7) The ‘most trusted man in America’ spoke in the Telstar broadcast: who was that?
Q8) Which European broadcasters handled the European end of the Telstar relay: the BBC, Eurovision, Ireland’s RTE or French broadcaster, France 2?   (For some reason, the state owned French channels are France 2, France 3, France 4 and France 5.)
Q9) The four North American broadcasters involved in the relay were NBC, CBS, ABC and CBC.   Which of those is Canadian?
Q10) Finally … Which agency launched Telstar … ?
A1) The Atlantic Ocean.   (Give yourself an extra point if you DIDN’T automatically say ‘The Pacific’.)
A2) 1962.
A3) The Statue Of Liberty.
A4) The Eiffel Tower.
A5) John F. Kennedy.
A6) Brussels.
A7) Newsreader, Walter Cronkite.
A8) Eurovision.
A9) CBC: it’s the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as you’re asking …
A10) NASA.
Enjoy those, everyone.

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