Monday, 28 July 2014

The Daily Teaser — 28-7-2014: The Oncoming Storm

Well … 

It’s Monday morning.

Which mean’s it’s back to the working — HA … ! — week.

Saying that … ?

Saying that, I’ve got to admit to having seen a movie, on Saturday: Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem, in case you’re wondering.

Which — as you’d expect from Mr G — was impressive.

I DO know I think I owe him a vote of thanks.

I think the resulting post I put up was one of the best I’ve ever done.

Thanking you, Terry Gilliam … !

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw both Debbi* and Smiling Superstar that IS Adrence†, putting in their answers: with Debbi scoring five out of five, and Adrence bagging one.    Adrence ALSO got the official Clap for getting his answers in first.   (The round of applause, Adrence, before you worry!!!!)

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s rather more somber questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 28th July, 1914, saw the Austro-Hungarian Empire declare war on which small nation?
Q2) The declaration came after the assassination of the Empire’s heir.   Who was that heir?
Q3) Who was Austro-Hungarian Emperor when war was declared … ?
Q4) What was the name of the assassin … ?
Q5) War was declared after the Empire issued an ultimatum to its enemy.   How many demands did the ultimatum make: ten, fifteen or twenty?
Q6) In the run-up to the declaration of war, Britain’s foreign minister offered to mediate between the sides.   Who was he: Winston Churchill, Sir Edward Grey or Arthur Balfour … ?
Q7) When, exactly, did the Empire declare war: 10 am, 11 am or 12 am?
Q8) Which country started a partial mobilization against the Austro-Hungarian Empire, after the declaration of war: Russia, Germany or France?
Q9) Who started moving troops against the latter country, when they moved against the Empire: Germany, France or the UK … ?
Q10) The Austro-Hungarian Empire was dissolved at the end of World War 1.   Which ‘H’ was one of its successor states?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th July, 1890, saw which artist shoot himself?
Q2) 27th July, 1940, saw Bugs Bunny make his first appearance in A Wild Hare.   Which film studio produced A Wild Hare: Disney, Warner Brothers, or 20th Century Fox?
Q3) 27 July, 1953, saw China, the US and North Korea, sign the Armistice that ended the Korean War.   Which country didn’t sign?
Q4) 27th July, 1999, saw Tony Hawk become the first person to perform a 900: at that years X Games.   In other words, he went up a ramp, and completed two and a half aerial turns … on what?
A4) A skateboard.
Q5) Finally … 27th July, 1929, saw 53 nations sign the Geneva Convention of 1929.   This dealt with what: chemical weapons, prisoners of war or battlefield medics?
I’ll leave you with this song: as it date’s from the War … 

And with this …
“On the occasion of handing over this note, would Your Excellency please also add orally that -- in the event that no unconditionally positive answer of the Royal government might be received in the meantime -- after the course of the 48-hour deadline referred to in this note, as measured from the day and hour of your announcing it, you are commissioned to leave the I. and R. Embassy of Belgrade together with your personnel.”
Last line of the ultimatum delivered by Austro-Hungary.
Enjoy your day … 

*        Yeah, I managed to bag one of those carrier bags of Apple’s, Debbi: I think the staff are getting sick of me asking.

†        Keep on #smiling, Adrence … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Excellent! I doubt they're sick of you. :)

1. Serbia
2. Archduke Franz Ferdinand
3. Franz Joseph I
4. Garrilo Principi
5. ten
6. Sir Herbert Asquith
7. 11 a.m.
8. Russia
9. France
10. Hungary