Friday, 30 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 30-1-2015

Oh … dear … 

I don’t know about you, but I like weather.

More specifically … ?   I like sunny weather.

Well … 

Let me re-phrase that: I don’t like it when it’s raining or snowing.

I think I’m like most people I know: I have to be in the mood for these things … !

The reason I mention this … ?   Is quite simply the fact today’s payday: which means heading into town … in the rain … !

Nice … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 30th January saw the assassination of Mohandas K. Gandhi: in which year of the 1940s?
Q2) By an extremist from which religion?
Q3) What did the K stand for, in Mohandas K. Gandhi’s name?
Q4) Gandhi was also known as Mahatma Gandhi.   Mahatma is a nickname meaning what: Big gun, wild tiger or great soul?
Q5) Gandhi achieved fame for helping India achieve independence from the UK: what was the name generally used for British India?
Q6) Who was the first British Emperor — or Empress — of India?
Q7) Prior to the monarch mentioned in Q6, who ruled India on behalf of Britain: the British West Indian Company, the British East Indian Company or Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank?
Q8) Prior to helping India gain Independence, Gandhi famously organized protests in which African nation: Kenya, Gambia or South Africa?
Q9) Who played Gandhi in the 1982, Richard Attenborough film, Gandhi?
Q10) Which American Civil Right leader was famously inspired by Gandhi: Malcolm X, W. E. B. DuBois or Dr Martin Luther King?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 29th January, 1996, saw President Jacques Chirac announce an end to his country’s nuclear testing.   Which European country was it?
A1) France.
Q2) The tests were held where: the South Pacific, the North Atlantic or the Mediterranean?
A2) The South Pacific.
Q3) 29th January, 1886, saw Karl Benz patent the original car.   These were built in which European country: Austria, Germany or Switzerland?
A3) Germany.   (Mannheim, to be exact.)
Q4) 29th January, 1900, saw the founding of the American League.   It’s one of two leagues in the US devoted to which sport: American Football, Baseball or Basketball?
A4) Baseball.
Q5) 29th January, 1967, was the date of the noted Mantra Rock Dance: a concert many counter-culture bands performed at.   The concert was a benefit gig, organized for which religious movement?
A5) The International Society for Krishna Consciousness: and also known as ISKCON, and the Hare Krishna movement.
Q6) Finally … In a State of the Union Address on 29th January, 2002, President George W. Bush said three countries belonged to an Axis Of Evil.   Name one of those countries.
A6) Iran, Iraq and North Korea.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.”

Mohandas K Gandhi.
And this video … 

Enjoy your day … 

*        It’s worth the effort, Debbi.   (I’d love to catch Imitation Game, Debbi: Alan Turing’s interested me for years.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I know! I figured you'd like it.

1. 1948
2. Hinduism
3. Karamchand
4. great soul
5. the British Indian Empire
6. Queen Victoria
7. the British East India Company
8. South Africa
9. Ben Kingsley
10. Dr. Martin Luther King