Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 6-8-2014: The War

Hmmm …

That’s inconvenient …

You’ve probably realised I’m job-hunting: and have had my benefit payment’s sanctioned.

And that I’ve appealed this.

I’ve phoned through to the relevant authorities, today.


Who tell me me that not only has no decision been made: but that I’ll have to phone beck, next week, in order to a) find out if a decision’s been made, and b) whether it’s been delayed …

By eight to ten weeks.

Ridiculous is NOT the word … !


At any rate, that’s not why you’re here, is it?


It’s Wednesday.

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

Here’s this week’s: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* and built as a nod to those we lost …
Q1) World War 1 started a century ago, this week.   When which European country was invaded?
Q2) That country was invaded by neighbouring Germany.   Germany was acting after their allies fired on Serbia.   Who was that German ally?
Q3) Germany started its invasion after the ally’s crown prince was shot.   That heir was Arch-Duke whom … ?   (There’s a band named after him, if that’s any help.)
Q4) The Arch-Duke was shot by Gavrilo Princip.   In which city: Belgrade, Sarajevo or Vukovar?
Q5) When Germany invaded its neighbour, the neighbour declared war: as did one of its allies.   WHICH ally: the UK, US or UAE?
Q6) That ally was a member of the Triple Entente: with two other countries.   France was the second member.   Which Empire was the third?
Q7) On which date in August did Germany’s invasion start: the 4th, 5th or 6th August, 1914?
Q8) What type of weapon saw their first serious use during the First World War: poison gas, tanks or submarines?
Q9) Four Imperial powers collapsed as a result of the war.   Name one of then.
Q10) Finally … Roughly how many military personnel died as a result of the war: 10 million, 20 million or 30 million?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 30th July saw the birth of novelist, Emily Brontë.   In which year: 1817, 1818, or 1819?
Q2) Emily was the 3rd 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 name of the one novel Emily wrote and published was called ‘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 … ?
A1) 1818.
A2) Anne Brontë.   (She was two years younger than Emily.)
A3) Charlotte Brontë.
A4) Patrick Bramwell Brontë: usually known as Branwell.
A5) Wuthering  Heights’.
A6) Catherine Earnshaw.
A7) Kate Bush.
A8) The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’.
A9) Jane Eyre’, ‘Shirley’, ‘Villette’ and ‘The Professor’.
A10) 1848.
Enjoy those: I’ll see you next time.

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