Wednesday, 24 December 2014

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 24-12-2014 : All About Eve

Right … 

It’s Christmas Eve … and … ?

I’m off to work, today: for a very long shift.

What with cooking some dinner for myself, right now … ?

I’m feeling just a little rushed … !


So, with THAT said … ?

Let’s get a shift on, shall we?

It’s Wednesday, and Christmas Eve: which mean’s it’s time for this week’s Brentwood Gazette Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s questions: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 24th December sees the traditional Nine Lessons and Carols broadcast by the BBC.   From which Cambridge College: Christ’s, King’s or Queen’s … ?
Q2) On Christmas Eve, many Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries have a Midnight Mass called Misa de Gallo: or Mass of the … what … ?
Q3) Christmas Eve is on the 24th December: All Hallow’s Eve is on which date … ?
Q4) Eve Harrington is a character is a character in which 1950 film … ?
Q5) More to the point, Evey Hammond turns up in which 2005 film … ?
Q6) Living between 140, 000 and 200, 000 years ago, what name is given to humanity’s most ancient common female ancestor … ?
Q7) In which book of the Bible does Eve appear … ?
Q8) The EVE probe is a proposed European Space Agency probe.   The ESA wants to send it to which planet?
Q9) Eve is a rapper: originally from Philedelphia.   Her biggest UK hit, Let Me Blow Ya Mind, was a duet with which singer?
Q10) Finally … Which Christmassy poem is set on the night of Christmas Eve?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 17th December saw the original publication of Vogue.   In which year of the 1890s?
Q2) Vogue takes its title from the word, vogue.   Meaning something is what: in style, in trouble or in fashionable trousers?
Q3) How many different countries currently have editions of Vogue?
Q4) Name one of those editions.
Q5) Vogue is published by which company?
Q6) That publisher was named for its original owner.   He was from which US city: New York, Chicago or Boston?
Q7) Early Vogue editor, Frank Crowninshield, joined Vogue from which other publication: ‘GQVanity Fair or Loaded?
Q8) Which FIRST Lady has been the most recent to appear on a Vogue cover?
Q9) In which fashionable film does Meryl Streep play Miranda Priestly: an icy character definitely not based on Vogue editor in chief, Anna Wintour?
Q10) Finally … which Madonna song takes its name from a dance, named after ‘Vogue’ magazine?
A1) 1892.
A2) In style.
A3) 17.
A4) The US, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Mexico,  South Korea, Russia, Taiwan, Japan, Portugal, China, India, Turkey, the Netherlands, Thailand and the Ukraine.
A5) Condé Nast.
A6) New York.   (Indeed, the company’s HQ is in the Condé Nast Building, in Times Square.)
A7) Vanity Fair.   (Play fair: GQ isn’t THAT popular in New York.)
A8) Michelle Obama.   (A lot of First Lady’s have been in ‘Vogue’: the only other one to be on the cover has been Hilary Rodham Clinton.)
A9) The Devil Wears Prada.
A10) Vogue.
Enjoy your week: and Happy Christmas … 

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