Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 23-9-2015: The Phantom

Right … 

It’s a Wednesday.

Which means that, as always, I’m feeling slightly rushed: as I’m due to head to work in a bit.

But … ?

Well, I’m kind of looking forward to it.

The fast-food joint I work for does an informal up-selling contest: and I’d like to see how I’m doing, frankly … !


But that’s not what this post is about.

Oh, no.

Today is Wednesday: which means, of course, that it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s set: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 23rd September saw the first publication of The Phantom of the Opera.   In which year?
Q2) Who wrote The Phantom of the Opera: Gaston Leroux, Elly Laroux or Jonah Leroy?
Q3) The book is written in French.   What’s its title: in French?
Q4) In either language, what’s the Phantom’s name?
Q5) The Phantom is — supposedly — an expert with a rope weapon: called a Punjab … what?
Q6) The book sees the Phantom fall in love with a singer.   What was her name: Sophie, Christine or Jean-Marie?
Q7) The novel is set in the Paris Opera House.   The Opera House is actually called the Palais … what: Palais Chanel, Palais Garnier or Palais de Boing?
Q8) The earliest film version of The Phantom of the Opera was made when: 1916, 1925 or 1937?
Q9) Terry Pratchett parodies The Phantom of the Opera in one of his Discworld novels.   Which Discworld novel: Soul MusicInteresting Times or  Maskerade?
Q10) Finally … The original book’s author is supposed to have been inspired to write it, by the collapse of the opera house’s what: roof, chandelier or main staircase?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th September saw the Pilgrim Fathers leave England: what was the name of the ship they sailed on?
Q2) What kind of ship was it: a warship, a cargo vessel or passenger ship?
Q3) Both ship and passengers set sail from which English port: Portsmouth, Bristol or Plymouth?
Q4) Many of the Pilgrim Fathers leaders had fled England, a few years earlier: and lived in Leiden.   Leiden is in which European country: Germany, the Netherlands or Belgium?
Q5) The colonists originally went in two ships: one of which was left behind, as it leaked!   What was that abandoned ship’s name?
Q6) Christopher Jones was the ship’s what: Captain, surgeon or cooper?
Q7) How many passenger did the Pilgrim Father’s ship carry: 102, 103 or 104?
Q8) The Pilgrim Fathers eventually disembarked in North America: in what’s now which US state?
Q9) The colony the Fathers set up was called … what?
Q10) The religious service the Pilgrim Fathers gave, to celebrate their safe arrival in America is now remembered as the first what?
A1) The Mayflower.
A2) A Dutch built cargo ship: known as a fluyt.
A3) Plymouth.
A4) The Netherlands.
A5) The (inappropriately-named, as it turned out), Speedwell.
A6) Captain.   (The surgeon was the appropriately named Dr Giles Heale, whilst John Alden was ship’s cooper.)
A7) 103.
A8) Massachusetts.
A9) Plymouth Colony.   (The traditional landing point is called Plymouth Rock.)
A10) Thanksgiving.
I’ll even leave you with a tune … 

Enjoy your week … !

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