Wednesday, 9 March 2016

The Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser 9-3-2016: The Farewell Sermon

Yep … It’s a Wednesday.

And, for once … ?

I’ve got the day off.


Well, frankly, I’m going to be trying to do all sorts of stuff.

Mostly writing Teasers … AND shopping … 

But … Also … ?

Telling you to go and check the Ridley Scott directed The Martian.

It’s really rather good.


At any rate, it’s a Wednesday: which mean’s it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.

Here’s this week’s: covered by the usual Creative Commons License* … 
Q1) 9th March, 632AD saw the Prophet Muhammad deliver the Khuṭbatu l-Wadā: his Farewell Sermon, in other words.  Near which mountain … ?
Q2) Followers of Islam — the religion Muhammad founded — are called what?
Q3) What name is given to Islam’s holy book?
Q4) That book’s name translates — roughly — as what: the recitation, the delivery or the monologue?
Q5) Who told the Prophet to write Islam’s holy book: God, the angel Gabriel or the Prophet Ishmael?
Q6) To which city must Muhammad’s followers make a once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage?
Q7) That pilgrimage is called what: the Hajj, Halal or Hadith?
Q8) The pilgrimage is one of Islam’s basic beliefs.   These are known as the Five … what?
Q9) One of those five is the traditional requirement that one of the faithful prays: how many times a day?
Q10) Finally … Islamic law is called what?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers … 
Q1) 2nd March saw the formal chartering of the UK’s College of Arms.   By which English king: Richard 1st, Richard 2nd or Richard 3rd?
Q2) In which year of the 1480s: 1482, 1484 or 1486?
Q3) The College of Arms covers every country of the UK: apart from where?
Q4) The equivalent body in that part of the UK is the Court of the Lord what: Lyon, Brick or Nestlé?
Q5) The three senior officers of the College of Arms are are called whats of arms: Emperors, Kings, Queens or Princes?
Q6) The next rank down are called what: dukes, heralds or pursuivants?
Q7) If your coat of arms is the pattern the College of Arms calls ‘Chequy’, it’s what sort of pattern: chequerboard, striped or honeycombed?
Q8) The shield in your coat of arms is ‘party per pale’.   This means it’s divided in half, how: horizontally, vertically or diagonally?
Q9) Two or more coats heraldic shields combined into one are said to be what: captained, generaled or marshaled?
Q10) What name is given to the various figures — usually animals — standing on either side of a heraldic shield: Standards, Supporters or Bearers?
A1) The obscure bit of rhyming slang that is Richard 3rd.
A2) 1484.
A3) Scotland.
A4) The Court of the Lord Lyon.
A5) Kings of Arms.
A6) Heralds in Arms: the pursuivants of arms are the most junior.
A7) Checkerboard.
A8) Vertically.
A9) Marshaled.
A10) The supporters.   (Although Cornwall County Council has a fisherman and a tin miner.)
Enjoy those: I hope they’re useful.

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