Wednesday, 3 September 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 3-9-2014: The Day We Entered The War

Right … 

That’s less awkward … !

You’ll know — from this morning’s Teaser, if nothing else — that I’m job-hunting.

And, like a few few of us in those shoes, I use the Department for Work and Pension’s online Universal Jobmatch service.

It’s been helpful in finding things: now I’ve figured out how to use it, and avoid the scams job offers.

I got locked out, yesterday: the blessed thing wouldn’t accept my password … !

And wouldn’t have anything to do with the Password Reset process we can use.

Well, I’ve managed to jump through hoops: and reset my password, here at home.

What I think was happening … ?

Was that Universal Jobmatch would generate a new, random, password.   It would give me one half of that password, there and then, on their website.   And email me the other half.

Which is what I think was causing the problems.   I’d get sent the second half.   But because the Job Centre public machines are comparatively slow, the slight delay in getting the second half … ?   Meant the Universal Jobmatch site wouldn’t take the temporary password.

I’ve ended up — this morning — doing the reset, here at home.

Ho … … hum … !

But let’s get a move on, shall we?

After all: it’s Wednesday.   Sao the last thing you want is for me to bang on about my life.

No: you want to see the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s: covered by the usual Creative Commons License*
Q1) 3rd September, 1939, saw Great Britain declare war on Germany, after Germany invaded where … ?
Q2) Germany invaded in order to gain access to which city?
Q3) Britain declared war on Germany: in conjunction with three other countries.   Name one of those countries.
Q4) Britain and its allies eventually became known as what?
Q5) Germany and its allies were collectively known as the what Powers?
Q6) Name either of Germany’s other two main allies.
Q7) 3rd September, 1939 saw Britain and France blockade Germany.   Which of the allies armed forces would’ve carried out much of the blockade: their armies, navies or air-forces?
Q8) The period from September ’39 to the Battle of France is known as what: the Phoney War, the Fake War or the Philistine’s War?
Q9) In which year was the Battle of France: 1940, 1941 or 1942?
Q10) Finally … roughly how many civilian deaths did Britain suffer, during World War 2: 67000, 77000 or 87000?
Here’s last weeks questions and answers …
Q1) 27th August saw the completion of the Rainbow Bridge: in which Asian country is the Bridge?
Q2) The bridge is in that country’s capital city.   What’s the name of that city?
Q3) The bridge was completed in which year of the 1990s: 1991, 1993 or 1995?
Q4) This Rainbow Bridge is the only one of that name in it’s country.   How many Rainbow Bridges are there in the USA?
Q5) Name any of the US states those bridges are in.
Q6) Which English University city has a Rainbow Bridge: Brighton, Cambridge or Oxford?
Q7) In Norse mythology, the Rainbow Bridge goes from Midgard, the human world, to Asgard, the realm of the Gods.   What’s it called: Bifrost, Yggdrasil or Ragnarok?
Q8) Who — in 1971 — released an album called ‘Rainbow Bridge’: roughly a year after his death … ?
Q9) Rainbow Bridge’ was also an episode of which US comedy series: ‘M*A*S*H’, ‘Seinfeld’ or ‘Friends’?
Q10) Finally … ‘Rainbow Bridge’ is also a 1963, Japanese cartoon film.   What name is given to this kind of film: anime or manga?
A1) Japan.
A2) Tokyo.   (It’s in a part of Tokyo called Minato: Minato is what’s called a ‘Special Ward’, analogous to a London Borough.)
A3) 1993.
A4) Four.
A5) Kansas, New York, Texas and Washington State.   (The Rainbow Bridge in New York has one end in the city of Niagara Falls, New York, and the other in the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.   It goes over the Niagara Falls.   Obviously.)
A6) Oxford.   (There’s another bridge in Oxford that’s referred the Rainbow Bridge: it’s more correctly called the Medley Footbridge.)
A7) Bifrost.   (Yggdrasil was the World Tree: the tree the Norse believed everything was connected to.   Ragnarok was their version of the End Of The World.)
A8) Jimi Hendrix.
A9) M*A*S*H’.
A10) Anime.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later.

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