Sunday, 17 July 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 17-7-2016: Death of a Tsar

Bleugh …


I’m actually up at stupid o’clock in the morning: after finishing at 10:30, last night.


I start work at 12: which is all well and good.

But I’ve also good a staff meeting at 8:30.

I just hope the shop’s new manager doesn’t mind me yarning.

I After last night, I’m not going to be the only one …


But let’s move on, shall we?

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

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

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

Q1) 17th July saw the death of Tsar Nicholas 2nd and his family.   In which year?
Q2) During the Revolution in which country?
Q3) In which town: Engels, Yekaterinburg or Ostrov?
Q4) Name any of the Tsar’s family, killed that day: apart from the Tsar, himself.
Q5) What was the name of Tsar Nicholas’ dynasty?
Q6) The family were executed by Communist revolutionaries known as what: Mensheviks, Bolsheviks or Hetsheviks?
Q7) What was the name of the ‘Mad Monk’ famously associated with the Tsar’s family?
Q8) Notorious fakir, Anna Anderson, claimed to be which member of the family?
Q9) What was the name of the 1971 film about Tsar Nicholas and his family?
Q10) And finally … In which year was the body of Tsar Nicholas’ son discovered: 2005, 2007 or 2009?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th July, 1955, saw who win the British Grand Prix?
A1) Stirling Moss.
Q2) David Farragut was named as the US Navy’s first ever Rear Admiral.   On 16th July of which year: 1861, 1862 or 1863?
A2) 1862.
Q3) 16th July, 1945, saw the US test a plutonium based atomic bomb: in Alamogodo, New Mexico.   The bomb test was carried out by which Project: Mandrake, Manhattan or Manchester?
A3) Manhattan.   The actual test was called the Trinity Test
Q4) Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 was involved with its initial collision: on 16th July, 1994.   With what?
A4) Jupiter.
Q5) Finally?   Millennium Park opened: on 16th July, 2004.   In which North American city?
A5) Chicago.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I know nothing of the business of ruling.”
Tsar Nicholas 2nd.
And this song: apparently a family favourite …

Have a good day …

*        Oh, I don’t know, Debbi.   Someone found a Spearow at work, last night.   Which could’ve caused Health and Safety issues, if the blessed thing had been real … !


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1918
Q2) Russia
Q3) Yekaterinburg
Q4) Alexandra his wife, and yes, I remember there was an Olga (of course) an Anastasia (one of my best friend’s is called Anastasia and we always said we’d visit Russia together although we haven’t got it organised yet), Alexei, Maria and Tatiana (although there was some confusion as to bodies)….
Q5) The Romanov
Q6) The Bosheviks
Q7) Grigory Rasputin
Q8) Anastasia
Q9) Nicholas and Alexandra
Q10) 2007
Sorry, I somehow missed completely the quiz yesterday. Mind you, I went to a meeting with authors on Friday evening and we went for a meal and I got home very late so I hadn't slept much. I hope the meeting and everything else goes well today. And thinking of you and sending you good luck for new jobs.

Debbi said...

Hmm ... interesting phenomenon.

1. 1918
2. Russia
3. Yekaterinburg
4. his wife
5. Romanov
6. Bolsheviks
7. Rasputin
8. the youngest daughter
9. Nicholas and Alexandra
10. 2007