Wednesday, 21 October 2015

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser — 21-10-2015: The Metre

Ah, well, that’s a result … 

I’ve had a nice relaxing morning, dropping of a belated birthday present.

Believe it or not?

An internal hard-drive — one of these — along with an caddy/enclosure/docking station, that let’s it be used as an external hard drive.

I think we can say it went down well.

I got a free hug.

Although, given the friend concerned is a foot taller than me, and male … ?

Well … 

Armpits … 

All I’m saying … 


At ANY rate … ?

It’s Wednesday: which means it’s times for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Just to let everyone know?   Let week’s set saw regulars, Mr Strict, Debbi and Olga leaving us comments.

Olga and Debbi both scored nine out of ten for last week’s questions: whilst Mr S scored nine out of ten … for the set the week before … !

Let’s see what everyone does with this week’s metric questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the Creative Commons License* …
Q1) The Metre was redefined, on the 21st October, 1983: at the General Conference on Weights and Measures.   It was defined as being the distance travelled in 1/299,792,458 of a what: second, minute or hour?
Q2) The distance travelled by what?
Q3) Up until then, the metre had been defined as 1, 650, 763.73 wavelengths of the emission spectrum of an atom of which gas: Argon, Krypton or Xenon?
Q4) That definition replaced the original one.   The original defined the metre as 1/10, 000, 000th of the distance from the Equator: to where?
Q5) Which letter is usually used as the symbol for the metre?
Q6) Spell ‘metre’ … in American English.
Q7) What DOES a metre measure: length, time or speed?
Q8) What name is given to 1/1000 of a metre: one decimetre, centimetre or millimetre?
Q9) One measure of liquid is defined as 1/1000th of a cubic metre.   What name is given to that measure: a pint, litre or fathom?
Q10) Finally … How many metres are there, in a kilometre?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 14th October saw the original publication of A. A. Milne’s Winnie The Pooh.   In which year of the 1920s?
Q2) What did the first A in A. A. Milne’s name stand for?
Q3) Winnie is a bear of very little … what?
Q4) Winnie is based on the toy bear owned by A. A. Milne’s son: who ALSO appears in the book.   What was his name … ?
Q5) Winnie’s two best friends include A. A. Milne’s son: and which very small animal?
Q6) Who’s the only female character in the book?
Q7) True or false: Tigger appears in ‘Winnie The Pooh’.
Q8) Eeyore — Winnie The Pooh’s gloomiest character — is an old, grey … what?
Q9) Pooh’s House — along with all his friend’s houses — was where?
Q10) A. A. Milne wrote a sequel to ‘Winnie The Pooh’.   What’s it called?
A1) 1926.
A2) Alan.
A3) Brain.
A4) Christopher Robin.
A5) Piglet.
A6) Kanga.
A7) False: he first appears in the sequel, The House At Pooh Corner.
A8) Donkey.
A9) 100 Acre Wood.
A10) The House At Pooh Corner.
Enjoy those: I’ll catch you later … 

AFTER we’ve given you the one song I could mention at this point … 

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1 comment:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Second
Q2) Light
Q3) Krypton
Q4) The North Pole
Q5) m
Q6) Meter
Q7) length
Q8) millimetre
Q9) litre
Q10) 1000
I'm pleased your present was so well received.