Thursday, 15 September 2016

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 15-9-2016: International Day of Democracy

Right … 

I’m job-hunting, right now.

You know that already.   And (possibly) remember me telling you I’ve got some interviews lined up.

Well, I had the first of a few interviews: yesterday, at a local restaurant.

Which frankly?

Seemed to go well.

I’ll find out about that, on Friday.

At the moment?

Well, at the moment?

I’m more worried about the interview I’ve got, today.

Wish me luck on that … !


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 everyone does with today’s themed questions, shall we?

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

Q1) 15th September is the International Day of Democracy.   When did the UN General Assembly first decide to celebrate democracy: 2006, 2007 or 2008?
Q2) The first celebration was in which year: 2007, 2008 or 2009?
Q3) Then word, ‘democracy,’ comes from which ancient language: Latin, Egyptian or Greek?
Q4) In that language, the word means ‘rule of the’ what: commoners, rich or old?
Q5) In a democracy, every one gets what ‘v’?
Q6) If you’re casting that ‘v’ for someone else, you are a ‘P.’   What ‘P’?
Q7) If you don’t cast your ‘v’, you’ve just what: abstracted, abstained or abracadabra’d?
Q8) UK General Elections use a system known as the First Past The … what?
Q9) The places one goes to ‘v,’ are called what: Polling stops, polling stations or polling ranks?
Q10) Finally … when you’ve finally ticked your box, your democratic ‘v,’ goes into what sort of box?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) Tonga joined the UN: on 14th September, 1999.   Tonga is in which ocean: the Atlantic, Pacific or Indian?
A1) The Pacific.
Q2) That same day — 14th September, 1999 —  saw Nauru join the UN.   Nauru had been known as what: Pleasant Island, Nice Island or Saint Bernard’s Island?
Q3) A third nation joined the UN, on 14th September, 1999.   WHICH nation?
A3) Kiribati.
Q4) Marcus Sarjeant was charged with treason: on 14th September, 1981.   After firing blanks at whom?
A4) The Queen.
Q5) Finally … In the US, 14th September is National Eat a Hoagie Day.   What IS a Hoagie?
A5) A sandwich, made with long roll.   (What many of our North American cousins would call a sub, or submarine, sandwich.)
I’ll leave you with these thoughts …
Number Two: “Of course — we make our choice every 12 months. Every citizen has a choice. Are you going to run?
Number Six: Like blazes, the first chance I get.”
Number 2 And Number Six, The Prisoner Episode 4, Free for All.
“What kind of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter.”
Going Postal, Terry Pratchett.
And this tune … 

Have a good day!

*        You know, you could always move to the UK for a couple of days, Debbi†.   We’ve got a heatwave going on: it’d make it easier to sweat it out.   (Apparently, yesterday was the hottest day in September in the UK … since 1911 … )

†        Oh, did you ever hear of the Mercury Prize, Debbi?   It’s handed out, once a year, to what its jury consider the best British album of the year.   Apparently, this year’s is due to be handed out, tonight.   Black Star is heavily tipped.   (In retrospect?   The video for the title track’s a big hint: telling us Major Tom’s a dead.)


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 2007
Q2) 2008
Q3) Greek
Q4) Commoners
Q5) Vote
Q6) Proxi
Q7) Abstained
Q8) Post
Q9) Polling stations
Q10) The ballot box
Good luck for the interview today!

Debbi said...

Wow! I could do with a vacation. Or holiday, as it were. :)

I just bought "The Colour of Magic" by The Great Pratchett on my Kindle.

1. 2007
2. 2008
3. Greek
4. commoners
5. vote
6. proxy
7. abstained
8. post
9. polling stations
10. ballot box