Wednesday, 15 October 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 15-10-2014

Right … That’s my daily Job search, done.

I don’t know if you realise it, but I’m not working, at the moment.

Which makes any problems one has with — say — a computer monitor, fridge or oven, look a lot fiddly to resolve.

As I don’t have the cash to replace anything like that.

But ONE of the consequences of being out of work … ?

Is I have to do a daily job search: at my local job centre.   It’s relatively local: so no real hardship.

And it’s got to the point it’s actually enjoyable: I can do something positive to find work: and not be distracted by too many home comforts.

All good, eh … ?


At any rate: it’s a Wednesday.

Which means that it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.   Here’s this week’s, along with the the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 15th October saw the UK carry out its second nuclear bomb test: in which year of the 1950s?
Q2) The tests were carried out in a remote part of Australia.   Called what: Emu Field, Koala Meadow or Wombat Hill?
Q3) The government name for the tests was Operation what: Toboggan, Totem or Tomahawk … ?
Q4) These Australian tests were so the government could see how much fissionable metal to use in a bomb.   Which metal: plutonium, uranium or curium?
Q5) The metal concerned was named after what: a cartoon dog, a planet or a scientist?
Q6) The metal was produced at what was then Britain’s best known nuclear reactor: Windscale.   Windscale is now a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant called what?
Q7) Britain’s first nuclear test were in Australia.   This was called Operation what: Hurricane, Tornado or Storm?
Q8) Materials used in nuclear bombs are fissile: the reaction at the heart of the bombs involves splitting an atom.   The opposite type of reaction is what: nuclear fusion, nuclear fuses or nuclear flailing?
Q9) Britain is one of five states allowed nuclear weapons: under the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.   Name one of the other four.
Q10) Finally … Three nations have tested nuclear weapons since the signing of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.   Name one of them.
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th October saw Arnold Schwarzenegger elected to which Californian political post … ?
Q2) In which year of the 21st century … ?
Q3) Which US political party was Arnie a member of … ?
Q4) Who was Arnie’s predecessor in the office: Gray Davis, Wade Davis or Steve Davis … ?
Q5) Arnie has since stood down from his post.   Who’s the current holder: Jerry Brown, Jerry Maguire or Jerry Falwell … ?
Q6) Mr Davis, Jerry and Arnie, would’ve worked out of California’s capital city.   What is that capital: Sacramento, San Francisco or Saratoga … ?
Q7) As a movie star, Arnie worked inHollywood, a suburb of California’s largest city.   What is that city … ?
Q8) Many US technology companies — including Apple, Netflix, Facebook and Google — are based in which Californian valley?
Q9) California has the largest population of what kind of prisoners in the US: sex offenders, condemned prisoners or convicted embezzlers?
Q10) Finally … name any one of the US states that border California.
A1) Govenor.
A2) 2003.
A3) Republican.
A4) Gray Davis.
A5) Jerry Brown.
A6) Sacramento.
A7) Los Angeles.
A8) The Santa Clara Valley: better known as Silicon Valley.
A9) Condemned prisoners.   (It’s in San Quentin State Prison, so you know.)
A10) Oregon, Nevada and Arizona.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … 

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