Thursday, 14 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 14-5-2015: The Warsaw Pact

Hmmm … 

It’s — officially — Thursday.

Obviously … !

That means several things.

The first … ?   Or biggest, I should say?

Is simply that today — for me, at any rate — is the fact it’s a day, for me.

Meaning I can get stuff done around my flat, get some Teasers written: along with lining up some more Friday Question Sets.

Oh … And try to not get distracted by Star Defender … !

Ho HUM … !!


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and scoring four out of five.

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 14th May, 1955, saw many country’s sign the Warsaw Pact.   In which country is Warsaw?
Q2) More to the point, on which river does Warsaw stand?
Q3) How may countries signed the Warsaw Pact?
Q4) Name one of them.
Q5) How many days did the conference take: two, three or four?
Q6) The countries who signed the Pact, all followed version of which political belief: Anarchism, Communism or Socialism?
Q7) The Warsaw Pact’s enemies were the US led NATO countries: what does NATO stand for?
Q8) What name was given to the confrontation between the Warsaw Pact countries and the West?
Q9) In which Warsaw Pact country did English comedian, Norman Wisdom, gain a huge cult following?
Q10) Finally … in which year of the 1990s was the Warsaw Pact dissolved?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 13th May is the Feast Day of Saint Servatius: patron saint of which Dutch city?
A1) Maastrict.
Q2) 13th May, 1995, saw Alison Hargreaves complete her climb of Everest: without the help of bottled oxygen.   She ALSO went without help from the Native Nepali people.   What’s the name of those people?
A2) Sherpas.
Q3) 13th May, 1967, saw Dr Zakir Hussain become the first Muslim president of where?
A3) India.
Q4) 13th May, 1945, saw the birth of US saxophonist, Lou Marini.   Lou famously appeared in which John Belushi fronted band?
A4) The Blues Brothers.
Q5) Finally … 13th May, 1861, saw John Tebbutt discovered what’s referred to as C/1861 J1.   It’s also known as the Great what of 1861?
A5) Great Comet of 1861.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“It’s a different outlook, and one that I understand.   When you are a former member of the Warsaw Pact, when you have lived behind the Berlin Wall, when you have experienced the communist systems that existed in these countries, for them, the West represents hope.” 

Jean-Pierre Raffarin.
And my generation’s song about the Cold War … 

Have a good day.

*        Him, or Steve Austin, Debbi … !   (Oh, they’ve just had a fascinating piece about dystopias†, on Radio Four’s Today programme: complete with writer and critic, Kim Newman.   He did a book called Drachenfels, for Games Workshop, which was great fun!)

†        In the like of the release of <>Mad Max: Fury Road<>.   Which looks like it’s going to be a) fun and b) Tom Hardy’s career making movie!

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I was never much for Mad Max! :)

1. Poland
2. Vistula River
3. 8
4. Albania
5. 4
6. Communism
7. North Atlantic Treaty Organization
8. the Cold War
9, Albania
10. 1991