Wednesday, 8 July 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 8-7-2015: The RCMP

Hmm … 

Most odd … 

I’ve been doing the Gazette Teaser’s for sometime, now: quite happily.

This week, included.

For SOME reason though … ?

I’ve posted the quiz sets, as per usual.

And thus far … ?

They haven’t gone through.

I think I might be having words … 

But, at ANY rate …

Let’s get moving on, shall we?

As it’s Wednesday, let’s get this week’s Brentwood Gazette Teaser up and running, shall we?

Here’s this week’s question: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 8th July, 1874, saw members of what’s now the Royal Canadian Mounted Police begin their ‘March West’.   To what’s now which Canadian province?
Q2) From which province did the force start … ?
Q3) What was the force called, at the time: the North-West Mounted Police, the North-East Mounted Police or the South-West Mounted Police … ?
Q4) The modern Royal Canadian Mounted Police are better known how: Mounties, Montys or Manatees?
Q5) What’s most junior rank of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police?
Q6) What’s the highest?
Q7) The RCMP are a gendarmerie.   Basically, they’re what, acting as police: soldiers, sailors or pilots?
Q8) What colour are the jackets in RCMP dress uniforms?
Q9) The RCMP own the ‘Inkster’, ‘Nadon’, ‘Higgitt’, ‘Lindsey’ and ‘Simmonds’.   Are these helicopters, patrol boats or snowmobiles?
Q10) What, according to the old saying, do the RCMP always get?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 1st July is Canada Day.   Canada is on which continent: North America, South America or Asia?
Q2) Canada consists of ten provinces, and how many territories?
Q3) Name any one of those territories.
Q4) Name any of the ten provinces.
Q5) Canada’s flag is red and white.   What leaf features on the Canadian flag?
Q6) What’s the capital city of Canada?
Q7) What’s Canada’s largest city?
Q8) Canada has ten regional languages, and two official languages.   Name either of the two official languages.
Q9) The UK’s Queen is monarch of Canada.   Her current Canadian representative is David Johnston.   As such, he holds which post?
Q10) Finally … The Aboriginal peoples of Canada fall into three broad groups.   Name one of those groups.
A1) North America.
A2) Three.
A3) The Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.
A4) Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Manitoba, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
A5) A maple leaf.
A6) Ottawa.
A7) Toronto.
A8) French and English.
A9) Governor General of Canada.
A10) First Nations, Inuit and Métis.   (The First Nations are those we used to call Red Indians, or Native Americans.   The Inuit are what used to get called Eskimos: although, these days, the term’s considered mildly abusive.   Canada’s Métis community are those of mixed First Nation/European background.)
Enjoy those … !

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