Saturday, 16 May 2015

The Daily Teaser — 16-5-2015: Cultural Events

Now, it has to be said … My boss is leaving … !

No, really … !

That is, from where I’m sitting, rather saddening.

After all, the woman hired me: after four years of being out of work, that’s bound to make a good impression.

Personally … ?   I’ve done something I’ve not done for a while.

By way of marking the fact, and thanking her for hiring me?   I’ve bought her a bottle of wine: a Chablis, in case you were wondering.

Here’s hoping it goes down well.


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and scoring five 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) 16th May saw the formal issuing of the May 16th Notice: by the Communist Party of which Asian country?
Q2) In which year of the 1960s was this?
Q3) This kickstarted the Great Proletariat Cultural … what?
Q4) The Notice was issued by the party, on behalf of the (then) party chairman.   Who was he?
Q5) He — strictly — was chairman of the Central what: Committee or Politburo?
Q6) The Chairman used the Notice to re-impose power, after the failure of what’s called the Great Leap … what: forward, backward or sideways?
Q7) The Chairman’s supporters in the Cultural events were known as the Red … what: Army, Guard or Leicester?
Q8) Those supporters dedicated themselves to destroying the ‘Four Olds.’   Name any of these Olds.
Q9) During this period in history, many read the book of quotations from the Chairman.   It was known, in the West, as the Little Redwhat?
Q10) Finally … this period ended with the Chairman’s death: and the arrest of the Gang Of Four.   In which year of the 1970s?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) McDonald’s opened its first restaurant, on 15th May, 1940: in the town of San Bernardino.   San Bernardino is in which US state?
Q2) 15th May, 1928, saw the original screening of cartoon, Plane Crazy.   Which cartoon mouse appeared in it?
Q3) 15th May, 1618, saw a noted scientist confirm his Third Law of Planetary Motion.   Who was that scientist?
A3) Johannes Kepler.   (It describes the relationship between the length of a planet’s orbit, and its distance from the sun.)
Q4) 15th May, 58, saw the opening of what’s now the Royal Opera House.   In which London Garden?
Q5) Finally … 15th May was the date of the Ancient Roman celebration of  the Mercuralia.   Which Roman God did it celebrate?
A5) Mercury.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“Not to have a correct political point of view is like having no soul.”

The Party Chairman.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        They don’t make many like that, Debbi, I know that.   The guy’s vibrato technique was unique.

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hope you're having a great weekend. I've been attending a documentary-making class every Saturday. Really inspiring!

1. China
2. 1966
3. Revolution
4. Mao Zedong
5. Politburo
6. forward
7. Army
8. customs, culture, habits, and ideas
9. Book
10. 1976