Saturday, 10 September 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 10-9-2016

Right … 

It’s a Saturday … and the Saturday after I managed to get to Romford: trying to post copies of my CV to various places.

I think I managed that.

And managed to bump into an old neighbour: who had been planning to window shop her way around Romford’s South Street area … 

And?   And also managed to cheer up an old friend, by buying him coffee and a burger.

Which certainly made my day, I know that much.

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring nine and a half out of ten 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) During the Russian Civil War, 10th September, 1918, saw the Soviet Red Army capture which city: Moscow, Kazan or Petrograd?
Q2) Two London stations were bombed: on 10th September, 1975.   Name either station.
Q3) 10th September, 1960, saw Abebe Bikila become the first Ethiopian to win an Olympic Gold: for the Marathon.   Was he wearing shoes?
Q4) CERN’s best known scientific experiment was powered up: on 10th September, 2008.   What IS that experiment?
Q5) Finally … Which western TV series premiered on CBS: on 10th September, 1955?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 9th September saw the birth of Leo Tolstoy.   In which year of the 1820s?
A1) 1828.
Q2) He was born under which name: Leo, Lev or Lee?
A2) Lev.
Q3) Which noble rank did Tolstoy hold?
A3) Count.   (The actual Russian title was Граф: or Graf.)
Q4) Tolstoy’s middle name — Nikolayevich — is a patronymic.   In other words, it tells us the name of his: mother, father or paternal grandfather?
A4) Father.
Q5) Tolstoy was born at the family estate: Yasnaya Polyana.   The name of the estate means Bright what: Glen, Glade or Garden?
A5) Glade.
Q6) Tolstoy’s final short novel, Hadji Murat, was published posthumously.   In which year: 1911, 1912 or 1913?
A6) 1912.
Q7) His short story, Sevastopol Sketches, was about his experiences in which war: the Invasion of Northern Kyrgyzstan, the Crimean War or the January Uprising?
A7) The Crimean War.
Q8) His 1863 novel, Kazaki, is usually called what, in English: The Cossacks, The Kazakhs or The Chechens?
A8) The Cossacks’.
Q9) Anna Karenina, focuses on Princess Anna Arkadyevna Karenina.   What’s her family name?
A9) Karenin.   Anna, as many female Russians, would use ‘Karenina’: the female version of the family name.   Maria Sharapova, for example, is a female member of the Sharapov family.   Saying that?   The correct translation is still hotly debated.
Q10) Finally … Tolstoy’s other best known work is War and Peace.   The novel was published, in its complete form, in which year of the 1860s?
A10) 1869.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“I like death. I’m a big fan of it.”
Guy Ritchie, born 10th September, 1968.
And Purcell’s The Fairy Queen … 

Have a good day.   And if you can encourage Stormfront, in Romford, to hire me?   I’d thank you … !

*        Oh, that’s a thought, Debbi†: did I tell you North Korea’s got it’s own OFFICIAL operating system?   Called Red Star OS?   I STILL wonder what on EARTH it reminds me of … !

†        Oh, sorry about the half point, Debbi: but, strictly speaking, the family name was Karenin … 

1 comment:

Debbi said...

No problem, Paul! :)

1. Petrograd
2. King's Cross and Euston (and it happened in 1973:
3. no
4. the Large Hadron Collider
5. Gunsmoke