Thursday, 30 October 2014

The Daily Teaser — 30-10-2014: Benito Mussolini

Hmmm … 

Looks like I’ve another letter heading for Brentwood Job Centre … !

You know I’m job-hunting at the moment, don’t you … ?   And that I have to do a job search on their computers, each day?

I sent them a brief — but polite — letter, a couple of weeks ago, asking when they’d be updating these systems.

I’ve not heard anything back: so I’ve written another, asking what’s happening: and mentioning the Heartbleed and Shellshock bugs.   Just to see if that get’s an answer!

Here’s hoping!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers, after getting back from the Austin Film Festival: and scoring nine out of ten.

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

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

Q1) 30th October, 1922, saw Benito Mussolini confirmed as Prime Minister.   Of which European country?
Q2) What title did Mussolini later assume, a couple of years later?
Q3) Mussolini was leader of his country’s Fascist party: what was it called?
Q4) The party’s symbol was a bundle of rods: tied to, or containing, which bladed weapon?
Q5) Mussolini’s Fascists had a paramilitary wing: known, in English, as what?
Q6) Mussolini was Prime Minister: and a member his country’s parliament.   Name either of the parliament’s chambers.
Q7) The German equivalent of the Fascists — notoriously led by Adolf Hitler — were called what?
Q8) Mussolini’s Fascists also influenced those in Spain: led by General Francisco Franco.   What were the Spanish Fascists called?
Q9) Ironically, Mussolini got financial help: from which British security organization?
Q10) Finally … Mussolini eventually was summarily executed by partisans: towards the end of WW2.   Near which lake?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th October is Republic Day: in Turkey.   Celebrating the day Turkey became a republic: in which year of the 1920s?
A1) 1923.
Q2) Which empire was Turkey’s predecessor?
A2) The Ottoman Empire.
Q3) Turkey’s flag consists of a white crescent moon: and a white what … ?
A3) Star.
Q4) On what colour background?
A4) Red.
Q5) The bulk of Turkey is in what used to be called Asia Minor, and also known as what: Thrace or Anatolia?
A5) Anatolia.
Q6) Who was Turkey’s first president: Ataboy, Atagallop or Atatürk?
A6) Mustapha Kemal Atatürk.
Q7) What’s Turkey’s parliament called?
Q8) What’s Turkey’s capital city?
A8) Ankara.
Q9) Turkey’s largest city is in the European part of Turkey: what’s that city’s name?
A9) Istanbul.
Q10) Finally … What’s Turkey’s currency?
A10) The Turkish Lira.
I’ll leave you with this thought …  
“All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.”
Benito Mussolini, 29 July 1883 – 28 April 1945.
And — as Alexei Sayle does this so well — this tune …

Enjoy your day … 

*        Actually, Debbi†, about that issue with Google Chrome?   Does this link help?   MEANT to send this last night!   I ALSO meant to ask if you’d had your Guest account activated?   If Chrome was working perfectly on the Guest account — but not yours — that would’ve been the .plist file acting up for sure.

†        Actually, Debbi, just as a thought for the next time you and Nancy are in Austin?   Would dressing up as vampires help with the bat hunting … ?   Just a thought … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I'll have to think about that one! :)

Problem solved with the help of an old friend from my days as a researcher. Thanks!

1. Italy
2. Il Duce
3. the National Fascist Party
4. an axe
5. Blackshirts
6. Chamber of Deputies
7. the Nazis
8. the Nationalists
9. the British Foreign Office
10. Lake Como