Wednesday, 13 May 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 13-5-2015: In Cars

I’ve GOT to say it … 

I’ve started late … !

On this post, before you ask.

It’s one possible pleasure of working shifts: it’s means stuff you’d LIKE to get an earlier start on … you end up doing later.

Cie la Vie … !


At ANY rate?

At any rate, before Wednesday turns into Thursday, I’d best post up this week’s Weekly Teaser: the set I’ve done for the Brentwood Gazette.

Here’s this week’s questions: covered by the usual Creative Commons License*
Q1) The very first F1 World Championship took place, today: in which year of the 1950s?
Q2) The Championships consist of two competitions, over the course of the season.   One is for drivers.   Who’s the other for?
Q3) The Championships are on decided on a points basis.   At races called Grand … what?
Q4) All of these races — bar one — are at least how long: 200 km, 300 km or 400 km?
Q5) Which of the races is the one exception?
Q6) That one exceptional race has held the second most in the World Championship season.   Name either country to have held the most races?
Q7) Which US race is one of the few NON-F1 races to have been part of the World Championship?
Q8) The first Drivers World Championship was one by Giuseppe Farina.   Which European country was Farina from?
Q9) Which team was he driving for: Alfa Romeo, Ferrari or Maserati?
Q10) Finally … the ‘F’ in the phrase, ‘F1,’ stands for ‘Formula’.   The Formula refers to the design of what: the race cars, the race course or the drivers’ uniforms?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) This week sees an election take place in the UK.   What name is given to the UK’s national elections?
Q2) Those elections take place to determine the government of the UK: by electing MPs.   MPs are members of what?
Q3) MPs are usually elected to the House of what?
Q4) How many seats — or members — does that house have: 550, 650 or 750?
Q5) That House is what’s called the Lower House.   The Upper House is the House of what?
Q6) Over the past century or so, the UK has had three main political parties.   Name any one of the current versions of those parties.
Q7) The government — at the time of writing — is drawn from two political parties.   This sort of government is called a what?
Q8) In which year was that government elected: 2009, 2010 or 2011?
Q9) Which right wing party — led by Nigel Farage — has come to prominence over the past few years?
Q10) Finally … Caroline Lucas was the only MP from her party, in Parliament.   Which party is that?
A1) General Elections.
A2) Parliament.
A3) The House of Commons.
A4) 650.   (Arguably, the answer was also ‘none’: as, in the run-up to the election, no members were sitting.)
A5) Lords.
A6) The Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats.
A7) Coalition.   (Although, strictly?   I should say ‘last’ government.   By now, we’ll have a better idea of what the next one will be.)
A8) 2010.
A9) The UK Independence Party: also known as UKIP.
A10) The Greens: strictly, the Green Party of England and Wales.   (I couldn’t leave them out, after mentioning UKIP.)
Enjoy those: I’ll see you in the (possible) morning.

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