Saturday, 28 March 2015

The Daily Teaser — 28-3-2015

You know I’m working at the moment, don’t you … ?

You didn’t?

I’m working at the moment.

Well, not literally, obviously … !

But I’m AM in employment: which is nice, after four years of job-hunting.

On the other hand … ?

On the other hand, I’ve seen my hours for next week.

I think I’ve got a lot of free time coming … 


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 28th March, 845 AD, saw the French city of Paris sacked and raided.   By whom: Vikings, Goths or Visigoths?
Q2) 28th March, 1566, saw the foundation stone laid: of the capital city of the island of Malta.   What’s that city called?
Q3) 28th March, 1802, saw the discovery of 2 Pallas: the second asteroid discovered by humanity.   Which Greek goddess is the asteroid named for?
Q4) 28th March, 1946, saw the US State Department issue a report.   About the international control of what: baseball, nuclear power or chemical weapons?
Q5) Finally … 28th March, 1972, saw the birth of actor and comedian, Nick Frost.   In which 2011 film did he play Clive Gollings?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 27th March is — according to one body — World Theatre Day.   The word, theatre, comes from which language: Latin, French or Greek?
A1) Greek.
Q2) Usually, people in the theatre perform plays.   Performers who perform plays are what?
A2) Actors.   (And actresses.)
Q3) West Side Story, Rent and Wicked are all what type of play?
A3) Musical plays: also called musicals.
Q4) London’s theatre district is in the … what?
A4) West End.
Q5) Broadway is the USA’s most famous theatre district.   It’s in which US city?
A5) New York.
Q6) Most theatre companies do one play at a time: in seasons that can run for months or years.   Companies that rehearse more than one play at a time — and can do them at short notice — are called what?
A6) Repertory companies.   (Traditionally, British Reps would do one play a week for The duration of their season.)
Q7) To symbolize the characters they were playing, performers in Ancient Greek theatre wore costumes: and what else?
A7) Masks.   (Indeed, a pair of masks — one smiling, one frowning — have long been a symbol of drama.)
Q8) In the UK, what type of play is traditionally performed around Christmastime?
A8) A pantomime: also called a panto.
Q9) Plays in a theatre, are performed on a what?
A9) Stage.
Q10) Finally …what’s the room in a theatre, where performers wait, before appearing before an audience?
A10) The Green Room.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Living in a tower, however secure it may feel, is hardly a social attribute.”
Dirk Bogarde, 28 March 1921 – 8 May 1999.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        And you’re doing rather well, today, Debbi!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Thanks, Paul! I try. :)

1. Vikings
2. Valletta
3. Athena
4. nuclear power
5. Paul