Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 11-11-2014: Armistice Day

Right, it’s official: I’m in a rush.

I’m official: I’m back at work, today.

OK: it’s only a part-time job at my local KFC.

And OK: today’s only the formal induction, and only going to be for two hours.

But, boy … !

It’s nice to say I’ve got a job!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five out of five.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 11th November, 2014, is Armistice Day: marking the end of the war.   In which year?
Q2) In which year did the war start?
Q3) Which war did the Armistice end?
Q4) A fashion student from London has designed a commemorative poppy hijab: as a way of marking the first Victoria Cross awarded to a Muslim soldier.   What IS a hijab?
Q5) 11th November, 2014, sees the Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red installation — marking the start of the war — close, in part.   It’s at which London landmark?
Q6) It’s made up of 800, 000 ceramic what?
Q7) Finally … Many will spend  the day at the London Cenotaph.   The word
Cenotaph means empty what: tomb, grave or box?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 10th November, 1951, saw the first coast to coast phone call in the US.   One end of the line was in New Jersey.   The other was in which US state?
Q2) 10th November, 1958, saw Harry Winston donate what to the Smithsonian Museum: the original USS Enterprise from Star Trek, the Hope Diamond or a London phone box?
A2) The Hope Diamond.
Q3) 10th November, 1960, saw the first run of Lady Chatterly’s Lover sell out in a matter of hours.   Who wrote Lady Chatterly’s Lover?
Q4) Todor Zhivkov was removed from office: on 10th November, 1989.   Which European country was he leader of?
A4) Bulgaria.
Q5) Finally … 10th November, 1940, saw the birth of Screaming Lord Sutch: at one point, Britain’s longest serving political party leader.   What was the name of the party he lead?
I’ll leave you with this … 

And this …
“In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.”

From In Flanders Field, by John McCrae.
Have a good day.

*        That is was, Debbi!   Roll on Xmas!

1 comment:

Debbi said...


1. 1918
2. 1914
3. World War I
4. a headscarf worn by Muslim women, sometimes includes a veil
5. the Tower of London
6. poppies
7. tomb