Friday, 4 September 2015

The Daily Teaser — 4-9-2015

Right … it’s payday, again.

Which means several things.   Obviously, bills will be paid, shopping done … 

And, quite possibly … ?

I make the saddest purchase I’ve ever made made: a copy of The Shepard’s Crown.

The last thing Terry Pratchett ever wrote …

In a way … ?   In a way, I’m dreading it.

In a way … ?   I’m also looking forward to visiting the Disc one last time.

In a way … ?   And with no two ways about it … ?

It’s definitely going to be a sad moment … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 4th September, 2010, saw a Magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Christchurch: the second largest city in New Zealand.   The ’quake therefore hit New Zealand’s what: North Island or South Island?
Q2) The Golden Dragon Massacre — a gang related shooting — took place on 4th September, 1977.   In a Chinese restaurant in the chinatown part of which US city?
Q3) The Forth Road Bridge was opened by the Queen: on 4th September, 1964.   The bridge is in which country of the UK?
Q4) The Eastern Orthodox Church considers September 4th to be the feast day of the Old Testament figure, Moses: and of his brother.   What was his brother called?
Q5) Finally … Eight people were killed in a suicide bombing in Jerusalem.   On the 4th September of which year of the 1990s?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 3rd September, 1939, saw Great Britain declare war on Germany: after Germany invaded where?
A1) Poland.
Q2) Germany invaded in order to gain access to which city?
A2) Danzig. The city’s now called Gdańsk: people of my generation will remember it as the home of Solidarity, the famous Polish trade union.
Q3) Britain declared war on Germany: in alliance with three other countries.   Name one of those allies.
Q4) Britain and its allies eventually became known as what?
A4) The Allies.
Q5) Germany and its allies were collectively known as the what Powers?
A5) The Axis powers.
Q6) Name either of Germany’s two main allies.
A6) Italy and Japan.
Q7) 3rd September, 1939 saw Britain and France blockade Germany.   Which of the allies armed forces would’ve carried out much of the blockade: their armies, navies or air-forces?
A7) Their navies.
Q8) The period from September ’39 to the start of the Battle of France is known as what: the Phoney War, the Fake War or the Philistine’s War?
A8) The Phoney War.
Q9) In which year was the Battle of France: 1940, 1941 or 1942?
A9) 1940.
Q10) Finally … roughly how many civilian deaths did Britain suffer, during World War 2: 67000, 77000 or 87000?
A10) 67000.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I killed nobody that didn’t deserve killing.   In all of these here killings there was no alternative.   You couldn’t call them cold-blooded killings… It was either my life or theirs.”

Mickey Cohen, September 4, 1913 – July 29, 1976.
And this tune … 

Have a good day … 

*        It is that, Debbi!   (Bubonic Stork sounds like a bad punk band.   Or something you get in a really exotic restaurant.   “Would you like fries with that?” really doesn’t seem to cover it … )

1 comment:

Debbi said...

When I can catch up with my reading, I'll have to check out Terry P's last Discworld. *sigh*

1. South Island
2. San Francisco
3. Scotland
4. Aaron
5. 1997

I intend to take it easy this coming Labor Day (or Labour Day) weekend! :)