Friday, 5 June 2015

The Daily Teaser — 5-6-2015

It’s got to said, I’ve got a day off!

A day off … on Pay Day … !

OK, OK, it’s Friday: again.   And we get paid weekly, in my job.

But, with the shifts I worked, last week and a gift from a relative in Kent, I’m … 

Well, not comfortably off.

But certainly have enough to treat myself to an extra internal hard drive.   And possibly some DVDs, as well.

Well, you’ve got to have more (digital) shelf space … !


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 5th June, 1949, saw Orapin Chaiyakan elected as the first female member of her country’s Parliament.   Which Far Eastern country is it?
Q2) 5th May, 1723, saw the birth of Scottish philosopher, Adam Smith.   He was also a famous what: economist, physicist or chemist?
Q3) 5th June, 1917, saw the USA begin conscription: during World War 1.   Of what: nurses, sailors or soldiers?
Q4) US Secretary of State, George Marshall, gave the speech — on 5th June, 1947 — introducing economic aid to war torn Europe.   The aid was referred to as the what Plan?
Q5) Finally … 5th June, 1850, saw the birth of Sheriff Pat Garrett.   Which noted outlaw did he kill?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 4th June was the last day of the evacuation of Dunkirk.   During which war?
Q2) In which year of the war was the evacuation: 1940, 1941 or 1942?
A2) 1940.
Q3) What was the evacuation code-named: Dynamo, Generator or Grinder?
A3) Dynamo.
Q4) What name was given to British forces evacuated from Dunkirk?
Q5) Who was the general in charge of that force?
A5) Field Marshal John Standish Surtees Prendergast Vereker, 6th Viscount Gort, VC, GCB, CBE, DSO and two bars, MVO, MC.
Q6) Roughly how many were evacuated: 338000, 438000 or 538000?
A6) 338000.
Q7) How many private boats were in the flotilla of Little Ships: 500, 600 or 700?
A7) 700.   (The smallest was a 15’ fishing boat called the Tamzine.)
Q8) The one Royal Navy cruiser involved in the evacuation was the HMS what?
A8) The HMS Calcutta.
Q9) Spell ‘Dunkirk’.   In French.
A9) Dunkerque.
Q10) Finally … What’s the name of Churchill’s speech to the House Of Commons, about  Dunkirk?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I am intelligent, but I let myself down because I can’t speak properly or spell.”

Jade Goody, 5 June 1981 - 22 March 2009.
And this tune … 

Enjoy your day.

*        Is that from The Little Engine That Could, Debbi?   I think I vaguely recall it, from Dumbo … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

It is! :) Always loved that book.

1. Thailand
2. economist
3. soldiers
4. Marshall
5. Billy the Kid