Monday, 5 January 2015

The Daily Teaser — 5-1-2015: Kampuchea

Hmmm … 

That’s awkward … 

You know I’ve recently started a job, don’t you … ?

It’s … well, maybe not the best: but it’s a good group of co-workers, and generally, a pleasure to be at.

I think I’m going to have to have a quiet word with my boss: as I’ve had — as all of us — had my hours cut.   Down to ten hours in my case.

On my hourly rate, and with those hours, I am literally, better off not working.

The reason for this?   Apparently, the branch has had a serious fall in sales, compared to last year.

I’m not complaining too much: after all, the hours in the run up to Christmas has been pretty damn good.   And it is, at the moment, just this up coming week’s hours.

 Still … I think sitting in silence isn’t necessarily an option.


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 todays questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 5th January, 1976, saw the announcement of the constitution of Democratic Kampuchea.   What had the country been called, until then?
Q2) The country was ruled by the Communist Party of Kampuchea.   The party was also known as the Khmer … what?
Q3) Who was the party’s notorious leader?
Q4) According to R. J. Rummel, how many of the population were killed in the period the Khmer ruled: 1.7 million, 2.2 million or 2.9 million?
Q5) Lead by Comrade Duch, the Santebal were the Khmer what: security police, army or diplomatic corp?
Q6) The Khmer had captured the country’s capital city in 1975.   What was that city’s name?
Q7) After that city’s capture, the Khmer dubbed 1975, Year … what?
Q8) The Khmer persecuted religious members of its population.   85% of them followed a form of what: Buddhism, Christianity or Taoism?
Q9) The Khmer regime fell: after the country was invaded by whom: China, Thailand or Vietnam?
Q10) Finally … what was the name of the 1984 film about this period of history: Cry Freedom, Apocalypse, Now or The Killing Fields?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th January, 2010, saw the opening of the Burj Khalifa: in Dubai.   The world’s tallest building has how many floors: 155, 159 or 163?
A1) 163.
Q2) 4th January, 1965, saw President Lyndon B Johnson announce what he called his Great Society — an attempt to eliminate racism and poverty in the US — during his State of the Union address.   What’s the nearest UK equivalent of the Presidential State of the Union addresses?
A2) The Queen’s Speech: usually given in the State Opening of Parliament.   It’s more formally called the Speech From The Throne.
Q3) 4th January, 1909, saw the birth of businessman, J. R. Simplot.   His company made — and makes — a fortune selling what product to McDonalds: beef patties, french fries or buns?
Q4) 4th January, 1959, saw the Luna 1 craft become the first human made object to get anywhere near what?
A4) The Moon.
Q5) Finally … 4th January, 1896, saw Utah admitted as the 45th State of the USA.   It’s the only US state to have a majority of its population belonging to one church.   Which Church?
A5) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: or Mormons.   (Although some Mormons belong to churches other than the Latter Day Saints.)
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“They don’t talk about the war, and having me being in the media and doing book tours and talking and hearing me on the radio gives them permission to broach the topic again.”
Author, Loung Ung, who survived Kampuchea.
And this video … 

Enjoy your day.

*        I want to know where that funky looking purple Dalek’s from, Debbi … !   It’s not in my spotter’s guide!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hmm ... yeah! :)

1. Cambodia
2. Rouge
3. Pol Pot
4. 2.2 million
5. security police
6. Phnom Penh
7. Zero
8. Buddhism
9. Vietnam
10. The Killing Fields