Thursday, 27 November 2014

The Daily Teaser — 27-11-2014: The Crusades

You know, suddenly … ?

Suddenly, I have a day off.

OK, granted, that comes with the fact I’m now working: and frankly, I’ll probably spend a lot of it in bed.

Or phoning the Gazette, to see why this week’s Teaser’s done a bunk!

Either way?

Well, either way, my point is that I have the day off.

And, after nearly four years out of a job … ?

After four years out of a job, a day off between shifts is rather nice.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting her answers in: 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 ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 27th November saw the formal announcement of the First Crusade.   In which year of the 11th Century?
Q2) By which pope: Urban the 1st, 2nd or 3rd?
Q3) The crusade was announced at the Council of where: Nîmes, Clermont or Avignon?
Q4) The Crusade was in response to a call for help from Alexios 1st Komnenos: the Emperor of where?
Q5) Emperor Alexios needed Western help against whom: the Seljuqs, the Seleucids or the Sassanids?
Q6) The Crusaders originally headed for which city: Byzantium, Constantinopolis or Istanbul?
Q7) On their way to that city, the assorted members of the Crusader armies attacked and killed many Jews.  In which German region: the Rhineland, Saarland or Lower Saxony?
Q8) The First Crusade eventually ended with the reconquest of which Middle-Eastern city?
Q9) Which military order of monks was founded as a result of the First Crusade?
Q10) Finally … what name was given to the collected Crusader States in the Middle East?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 26th November, 1902, saw the birth of Maurice McDonald: which fast food chain did he and his brother, Richard, found?
A1) McDonalds.   (What?   You thought it was Pizza Hut?)
Q2) 26th November, 1922, saw Howard Carter and Lord Carnavon enter the tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amun.   Tut-Ankh-Amun’s father tried introduced a new religion to Egypt: what was his name?
A2) Akhenaten.
Q3) 26th November, 1940, saw the Luftwaffe sink the HMT Rohna: in the Mediterranean.   What did the T stand for in HMT?
A3) Transport.
Q4) 26th November is the Day Of The Covenant: in which religion?
A4) Bahá'í.
Q5) Finally … 26th November, 1922, saw the release of The Toll Of The Sea.   It was the first picture to use what: Technicolor,  Cinemascope or Kodachrome?
I’ll leave you with this … 

And this …
“All who die by the way, whether by land or by sea, or in battle against the pagans, shall have immediate remission of sins. This I grant them through the power of God with which I am invested.”
Urban 2nd, calling for the First Crusade.
Working or otherwise?   Enjoy your day.

*        Yes, I knew that, Debbi†: but, going by the Wikipedia article — and, indeed, the IMDb page — The Toll Of The Sea, it was the first to be widely seen, as it didn’t need a special projector to be viewed: it was the first to get wide release, in other words.

†        Oh, Debbi, did I tell you I’ve had a Wikipedia account, so I can do bits of editing?  For a few years, now.   I don’t think I’ve added more than the odd comma, moved the odd event, or raised the odd question, but even so … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Someday, perhaps, I'll get my own entry. Or you, perhaps. Who knows?

1. 1096
2. Urban II
3. Clermont
4. the Byzantine Empire
5. the Seljuqs
6. Constantinople
7. the Rhineland
8. Jerusalem
9. the Knights Templar
10. the Holy Land