Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 25-2-2015: Mr Colt’s Patent … 

Hmmm … 


Look’s like that’s THAT sorted, for now.

I’m afraid I got a little snotty on the phone, this morning: ringing the Gazette, after another Weekly Teaser seemed to not go through.

It turn’s out … ?

It HAS to be said, though, I’ve left a polite message apologising.

And hope they don’t take my threat to withdraw the Teaser seriously … !


At ANY rate … ?

At ANY rate, shall we have this week’s #Teaser?


Here’s this week’s questions: covered, as ever, by the Creative Commons License*
Q1) 25th February saw Mr S. Colt patent his famed revolver.   Are revolvers repeating weapons?
Q2) The gun was called the Colt Paterson: after the small town it was made in.   Was Paterson in New Jersey, New York or New Hampshire?
Q3) How many bullets could the gun’s cylinder hold, at one time: four, five or six?
Q4) In which year of the 1830s did Mr Colt receive the patent?
Q5) That original revolver had a .28 caliber.   The caliber — or calibre — of a gun is the approximate width of what?
Q6) In making his guns, Colt made one big innovation.   What innovation: interchangeable parts or an assembly line?
Q7) Those early revolvers saw use against the Seminole Indians.   The Seminole were a tribe in which US state: Alabama, Florida or Georgia?
Q8) Come the US Civil War, Mr Colt made money selling guns to which side?
Q9) One of Colt’s most famous revolvers — the Colt SAA — was first made for who: the US Army, the US Navy or the Texas Rangers?
Q10) Finally … Wyatt Earp was supposed to have carried a custom Colt revolver: called the Buntline Special.   How long — in inches — was the barrel of these guns: 10”, 12” or 16”?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 18th February saw the first publication of The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn: in which country?
Q2) In which year of the 1880s?
Q3) Who wrote it?
Q4) What was the author’s real name?
Q5) The story is set on the banks of which US river: the Missouri, the Little Missouri or the Mississippi?
Q6) The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn was a direct sequel to which other book?
Q7) Huck befriends an escaped slave on his adventures.   What was the slave’s name?
Q8) Edward Winsor Kemble did what to the book: the typesetting, the illustrations or the printing?
Q9) Who played Huck in The Adventures Of Huck Finn, the 1993, Disney version of the book?
Q10) Finally … the 2010 EP, Huckleberry Finn, was performed by Duke Special.   It featured music originally composed by whom: Karlheinz Stockhausen, Kurt Weill or Carl Orff?
A1) The USA.
A2) 1885.
A3) Mark Twain.
A4) Samuel Langhorn Clemens.
A5) The Mississippi.
A6) The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer.
A7) Jim.   (The character’s supposed to be based on George Griffith, a freed slave who was Twain’s butler for years.)
A8) The illustrations.
A9) Elijah Wood.
A10) Kurt Weill.   (He also wrote the song we now know as Mack The Knife.)
Enjoy those … 

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