Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Nik Nak’s Weekly Teaser — 22-6-2016: Going Underground

It’s Wednesday: and it’s a Wednesday before the biggest vote of Britain’s life.

The EU referendum vote, in case you were wondering.

Although, frankly?

Frankly, I’m more worried about posting these questions … 

Oh, and taking some milk BACK to the shop I bought it from.

Yoghurt is not what I wanted.


At ANY rate … ?

Here’s this week’s Brentwood Gazette questions: covered, as ever, by the Creative Commons License* …
Q1) 22nd June saw the opening of the ‘Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway’.   In which year: 1906, 1907 or 1908?
Q2) The line was known as the what tube: Hampstead, Highgate or Haringey?
Q3) The line’s most northerly station — at the time of opening — was where: Edgware, Golders Green or Archway?
Q4) That station was the terminus on the north-west branch.   The north-east branch terminated where: Edgware, Golders Green or Archway?
Q5) What — when the line opened — was the line’s most southerly station: Leicester Square, Charing Cross or Embankment?
Q6) Building the route proved controversial, as it went under where: Kensington Gardens, Hampstead Heath or Clapham Common?
Q7) An extension to the line was opened in 1926.   This meant it’s most southerly station was where: Embankment, Waterloo or Kennington?
Q8) The line had a station called Tottenham Court Road.   That station is now called what?
Q9) I’m Sorry, I Haven’t a Clue, features a game named after one of the line’s stations.   Which station: Camden Town, Mornington Crescent or Warren Street?
Q10) Finally … the line is now part of which London Underground line: the Piccadilly Line, the Northern Line or the Hammersmith and City Line?
Here’s last week’s questions and answers …
Q1) 15th Jun, 1215, saw the signing of the ‘Magna Carta’: by which English king?
Q2) The ‘Magna Carta’ was signed in Runnymeade: a meadow in which English County?
Q3) The king would have used a seal to make the ‘Magna Carta’ official: what was the one he used called?
Q4) The inscription on the seal described the king as King of England, Lord of Ireland, Duke of Normandy and Aquitaine … and Count of where?
Q5) What language was the ‘Magna Carta’ written in: English, French or Latin?
Q6) How many Barons were party to the ‘Magna Carta’?
Q7) What’s the Magna Carta’s full name?
Q8) More to the point, how does that name translate into English?
Q9) How many copies were made of the ‘Magna Carta’?
Q10) Finally … Of the surviving copies, two are the British Library, with another in Lincoln Cathedral.   The last is in which cathedral?
A1) King John.
A2) Surrey.
A3) The Great Seal Of The Realm.
A4) Anjou.
A5) Latin.
A6) 25.
A7) Magna Carta Libertatum.
A8) Great Charter of Liberty.
A9) 13: of which four survive.
A10) Salisbury Cathedral.
Enjoy them.

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