Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 22-7-2014: The Union

Right … 

I’m now slightly less rushed!

Yesterday morning, I managed to get up late: as a result of turning off my alarm, before it had gone off.

If you’ll excuse me quoting Homer Simpson, at this point … ?

D’oh … !


What was frustrating … ?

Was I had hoped to mention what I’d been doing on Sunday night.

Bless ’er, my kid sister Anna had managed to get hold of tickets: to the Vue cinema in Romford, where they were streaming the last of the Monty Python (Mostly) Live shows from the O2 Arena.

OK, it was a cinema, rather than the Arena, itself.

I’m not complaining.

Anna and I got to see possibly the most influential comedy troop doing their best known sketches, live.

I just wish I’d managed to record the Parrot Sketch, and the Crunchy Frog sketch.

They were hysterical: to the point of making my chin hurt* … !

Ahem … !

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi† putting in her answers: and scoring ten out of ten.

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

Here it is, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 22nd July saw England and Scotland agree to the Treaty of Union, 1707.   In which year?
Q2) The Treaty was agreed by the respective nations’ what … ?
Q3) The nation that was the result of the union was called what … ?
Q4) Who was King of England at the time of the Treaty of Union?
Q5) More to the point, who was King of Scotland?
Q6) The negotiations were conducted at what was a theatre.  The theatre was called the Royal what: Cockpit, Bear-pit  or Snake-pit?
Q7) The provisions of the Treaty Of Union meant that what stayed as Scotland’s Supreme Court?
Q8) What else got merged, as part of the Treaty of Union: the two nations’ Privy Councils, churches or Crowns?
Q9) When did Ireland join England and Scotland in the United Kingdom: 1800, 1801 or 1802?
Q10) Finally … Scotland’s silver coinage was recast as a result of the Treaty, by the Royal Mint.   Who was Master of the Mint, at the time … ?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st July, 356 BC saw the destruction of the Temple of Artemis: one of the Seven Wonders of the World.   The Temple was in a city called what?
A1) Ephesus.
Q2) That city was in what was called Anatolia.   Anatolia is in which modern country … ?
A2) Turkey.
Q3) Artemis was a goddess of which ancient people: the Ancient Greeks, Romans or Egyptians?
A3) The Ancient Greeks.
Q4) In that people’s mythology, Artemis was the twin sister of whom … ?
A4) Apollo.
Q5) Artemis — and her Roman counterpart — were goddesses of what: the hunt, war or wisdom … ?
A5) The hunt.
Q6) Who was Artemis’ Roman counterpart … ?
A6) Diana.
Q7) Who writes the Artemis Fowl series of novel … ?
Q8) The HMS Artemis foundered in 1971.   Was the Artemis an aircraft carrier, submarine or seaplane?
A8) An Amphion class submarine.
Q9) The Artemis is in Berlin, in Germany: and is a legal what?
A9) A legal brothel.   (It’s not, apparently, a house of ill repute.   On the contrary, it’s quite well spoken of … )
Q10) Finally … the Artemis Corona is on which planet of our Solar System?
A10) Venus.
I’ll leave you with this tune: mostly because it’s got the word union in the title … 

And with this …
“The Articles of the UNION as they passed with Amendments in the Parliament of Scotland, and ratified by the Touch of the Royal Scepter at Edinburgh, January 16, 1707, by James Duke of Queensbury, her Majesty’s High Commissioner for that Kingdom.”
Opening Line of the Treaty of Union.
Have a good day … !

*        Do Not Suck Lollipops Whilst Watching Monty Python, Live … !

†        Personally, Debbi, I’m just glad that one’s over.   That was NOT a nice morning!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I know the feeling. :-/

1. 1706
2. England and Scotland
3. the United Kingdom of Great Britain
4. James I
5. James VI
6. Cockpit
7. the Supreme Court of the UK
8. Crowns
9. 1801
10. Isaac Newton