Monday, 1 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 1-6-2015: The RUC

Oooooh, but that’s done me some good … !

I have to admit to happily being back at work: after a long time, job hunting.

All good!

And — of course — I’ve now got a part-time job at a local fast-food place.

I’m not complaining about that: or the hours, either.   We’ve a 16 hour contract, so it’s all good.

I’m not complaining about last week’s hours, either.   I had quite few of them.   It’s all overtime, basically.

Well, money, at any rate.

At any rate, I had a lot of hours, last week.

But boy, I needed my sleep, last night.

My day off today?   Is going to be the better for it.

Or, at least, it will … once I’ve gone shopping … 


But let’s get moving on, shall we?

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

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 1st June, 1922, saw the founding of the RUC: Northern Ireland’s police force, until which year of this century?
Q2) What is the name of the Northern Irish police service that replaced it, that year?
Q3) More to the point, what did the U stand for, in RUC?
Q4) The Ulster Special Constabulary — also known as the B Specials — were the RUC’s what: forensic teams, Scene of Crimes officers or reservists?
Q5) In which year were the Ulster Special Constabulary disbanded?
Q6) The RUC’s predecessor force were the Royal Irish Constabulary.   The RIC’s notorious Reserve Force were nicknamed what?
Q7) Finally … Sir Ronnie Flanagan was the last head of the RUC.   As such, what was his title?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 31st May is the date Ramesses the Great assumed the throne of Egypt.   In which year?
A1) 1279.
Q2) Ramesses did so on the death of his father.   Who was his father: Seti 1st, Seti 2nd or Seti 3rd?
A2) Seti 1st.
Q3) As king of Ancient Egypt, what was Ramesses title: Pharaoh, Emperor or King?
A3) Pharaoh.
Q4) At the time of his rule, Ramesses ruled Ancient Egypt.   This period of Egyptian history was called what: the New Kingdom, Middle Kingdom or Old Kingdom?
A4) The New Kingdom.
Q5) Was Ramesses the first, second or third ruler of Egypt to have the name Ramesses?
A5) Second.
Q6) His ‘throne name’ — the name Ramesses used as ruler — was Usermaatre Setepenre.   The name refers, in part, to which Egyptian god?
A6) Re.   (Also called Ra.)
Q7) That god was associated with what: the midday sun, the full moon or the River Nile?
A7) The Midday Sun.
Q8) Ramesses was a member of the Nineteenth Dynasty.   How many 19th Dynasty rulers of Egypt were there: seven, eight or nine?
A8) Eight.
Q9) Ramesses led Egyptian forces in the Battle Of Kadesh.   Against which other empire?
A9) The Hittite Empire.
Q10) Finally, Ramesses built his own capital city: near what’s now the Egyptian village of Qantir.   What was that capital called?
I’ll leave you with this observation …
“It is obvious that the RUC is no longer accepted as an impartial police force.”

Jack Lynch.
And something from The Pogues … 

Have a good day … 

*        Doesn’t hurt Ally Sheedy looks like an crime writer I know, Debbi … !   (Turns out her character in WarGames was called Jennifer Mack.   Oh … and she’s a published author, as well.   Is there something you want to be telling us, Debbi? :D)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Hmm ... not me! :)

1. 1922
2. Royal Irish Constabulary
3. Ulster
4. reservists
5. 1970
6. the Black and Tans
7. Chief Constable