Monday, 13 June 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 13-6-2016: Yeats.

I think I can safely say this … 

I’ve got a mild headache … !

I have to admit, I was at work, last night.

And … ?

Well, at roughly 9 o’clock, about half an hour before I was due to clock off.

And, yes: that’s about then the mild cramps started!

Which went and got worse: and only calmed down around twelvish: once I’d had a cocoa!

The net result, though … ?   Is that, this morning, I’ve something of a headache!   From, I suspect, tiredness.

Great: just what I wanted … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring five out of five in the process.

Let’s see how people do with today’s themed questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How To, License and video … 

Q1) 13th June saw the birth of Anglo-Irish poet, W. B. Yeats.   In which year of the 1860s?
Q2) What did the W stand for?
Q3) More to the point, what did the B stand for?
Q4) Yeats was born in Sandymount: in which Irish county?
Q5) Yeats wrote his earliest known poem at which age: 16, 17 or 18?
Q6) Yeats joined an occultist group, in 1890.   The group called itself the Hermetic Order of the Golden … what: Dawn, Day or Night?
Q7) Famously, Yeats was involved Maud Gonne: how many times did he propose to her: three, four or five times?
Q8) For many years, Yeats stayed at Stone Cottage, in Ashdown Forest.   Which American poet acted as his secretary, during this time?
Q9) Yeats help found the Irish Literary Theatre.   These days, the Theatre is now called what: the Abbey Theatre, Bolivian Theatre or Dublin Theatre?
Q10) Finally … 1923 saw Yeats receive what: the Pulitzer Prize, Mann Booker Prize or Nobel Prize?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) India’s Prime Minister was found guilty of corruption charges: on 12th June, 1975.   Which Indian PM was it?
Q2) The Vale of Glamorgan Line between Barry and Bridgend was re-opened: on 12th June, 2005.   Both the line, and towns, are in which country of the UK?
A2) Wales.
Q3) Clarence Aglin, John Aglin and Frank Lee Morris escaped, on 12th June, 1962.   From where?
A3) Alcatraz.
Q4) Who was sentenced to life imprisonment by a South African court:  on 12th June, 1964?
Q5) Finally … Popeyes first opened: on 12th June, 1972.   The fast food chain specializes in what: burgers, fried chicken or kebabs?
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.”
W. B. Yeats, 13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939.
And this tune … 

Have a good day.

*        Oh, that was easy, Debbi!   I just did a couple of slides in Keynote, exported them to a movie, and added the sound with iMovie.   Five minutes later … … !   (It’s pretty much the same thing I do with the Teaser videos: like today’s.)

1 comment:

Debbi said...

You could probably pick up a bit of extra dosh doing such videos for businesses or other entrepreneurs. :)

Don't mind me. Just being impossibly American. I guess. :-D

1. 1865
2. William
3. Butler
4. County Dublin
5. 17
6. Dawn
7. four times!
8. Ezra Pound
9. Abbey Theatre
10. Nobel Prize