Friday, 6 February 2015

The Daily Teaser — 6-2-2015: Votes For Women

I have to admit to being up, slightly later than usual.

No, really.

I have to admit to having been up, late: watching Jobs.

Which is nice, as far as it goes: and being honest, Ashton Kutcher in the title role did well enough.

But really, the film doesn’t seem to go into any great depth: nor do justice to its subject.

It’s good: but disappointing.


But let’s move on, shall we?   Time’s a’wasting …

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring nine out of ten.

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 6th February saw woman in the UK granted the vote.   How old did the new voters have to be?
Q2) In which year was this: 1917, 1918 or 1919?
Q3) The new voters could vote is they were over the relevant age.   And either members of — or married to members of — the Local Government what?
Q4) Roughly how many women were allowed to vote, under the relevant act: 7.4 million, 8.4 million or 9.4 million?
Q5) One group demanding votes for women was the WSPU: Women’s Social and Political … what?
Q6) The WSPU was founded by Emmeline whom: Pankhurst, Parkhurst or Parker?
Q7) Suffragette, Mary Richardson, was known as what, after attacking a painting with a meat cleaver?
Q8) Fellow campaigner, Emily Davison, famously died for the cause: stepping in front of the King’s horse, Anmer.   At which race?
Q9) What’s the name of the Jessica Hynes penned, BBC sit-com about a Women’s Suffrage group, meeting in a church hall? 
Q10) Finally … men and women in the UK were finally given at the same age in 1928.   Which age?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 5th February, 1996, saw GM food first go on sale in the UK: in two supermarkets.   Name either supermarket.
A1) Sainsburys and Safeways.
Q2) What was the item concerned: sauce, dip or purée?
A2) Tomato purée: also called passata.
Q3) The item was made from a GM version of which fruit?
A3) A genetically modified tomato.
Q4) While we’re at it, what is GM short for?
Q5) A plant or animal that’s GM, is a GMO: what does the ‘O’ stand for?
A5) Organism.
Q6) The first commercially available GM food was sold in the US, and was a GM version of what?
A6) Tomato.      (As a note for readers, it was branded as the ‘Flavr Savr’.   That’s no misspelling: it’s the brand name the company behind it, gave to that specific GM tomato.   The genetic modification slowed down the ripening process: and with it, any softening.)
Q7) Innate, New Leaf and Amflora are GM varieties of which vegetable: the potato, cucumber or pea?
A7) GM Potatoes.
Q8) Many forms of GM corn — or maize —  have been made: that produce their own what: insecticides, herbicides or side by sides?
Q9) Various religious groups have wondered if GM food will be kosher: what’s the Islamic equivalent to Jewish Kosher food?
A9) Halal food.
Q10) Finally … GM foods can also be described as ‘Trans’ … what?
A10) Transgenic.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“When the women of England are enfranchised I shall pay my taxes willingly. If I am not a person for the purposes of representation, why should I be a fit person for taxation?”

Princess Sophia Alexandra Duleep Singh, 8 August 1876 to 22 August 1948.
And this song

Have a good day …

*        That they are, Debbi!   (Lord knows how you manage to make them nice and pacey … !)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! I try ...! :)

1. 30
2. 1918
3. Register
4. 8.4 million
5. Union
6. Pankhurst
7. Slasher Mary
8. the Epsom Derby
9. Up the Women
10. 21