Saturday, 22 April 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 22-4-2017: Lenin

Right, that’s those done … 

I’m pretty sure I mentioned it: but just so you know, my speakers blew, the other day.   I’ve managed to replace them.

Although I’ll possibly replace the replacements, as and when.


I’ve gone for a cheap pair of USB powered laptop speakers.

I’d wanted a set with a decent woofer, or bass speaker: mains powered, for preference.


The only sets they had in Wilko’s were USB powered.

At a price I felt was not one I was willing to pay.

The one’s I’ve ended up getting?

Were a tenner, very tinny, don’t have mains power … 

But at least won’t get dragged off the table if the wires get caught in something … 


But let’s move on, shall we … ?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Olga* and Debbi† putting in their answers: with both scoring five out of five.

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

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

Q1) 22nd April, 1870, saw the birth of Vladimir Lenin.   What name was he born under?
Q2) 22nd April was his birthday: in the modern Gregorian Calendar.   What was it: in the Julian Calendar then used by his country?
Q3) What country was he born in?
Q4) He moved out of his country, when: 1900, 1901 or 1902?
Q5) He returned from exile in which year: 1915, 1916 or 1917?
Q6) What was happening when Lenin returned home: the January Revolution, the February Revolution or the the Winter Revolution?
Q7) That revolution started, where: Moscow, Saint Petersburg or Vladivostok?
Q8) Lenin also wrote about the civil unrest that had taken place in that city in 1905: known as the Revolution  of 1905.   That unrest had been sparked by an incident called Bloody … what?
Q9) He returned to his homeland in 1917: after living in which European country?
Q10) Finally … when Lenin and the government he led took over his country, they withdrawn from what: the EU, World War One or the League of Nations?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 21st April, 2012, saw the UN adopt UN Security Council Resolution 2043.   The Resolution allowed the UN to monitor a peace plan: where?
A1) Syria.   (The UN does wonderful work in many ways: it’s work in standardization is great, its charity and aid bodies, helpful, and its peacekeeping missions, generally good.   Syria, though … )
Q2) Brasília went into operation as Brazil’s capital: on 21st April, 1960.   Which city did Brasília replace as capital?
A2) Rio de Janeiro.
Q3) 21st April, 1945, saw the Red Army enter the outskirts of where: Berlin, Munich or Plön?
A3) Berlin.
Q4) The Wignacourt Viaduct opened: on 21st April, 1615.   Where is the Aqueduct: Malta, Sicily or Corsica?
A4) Malta.
Q5) Finally … The UN adopted UN Security Council Resolution 47.   The Resolution was about the conflict, where: Bangladesh, Kashmir or Pakistan?
A5) Kashmir.
Here’s a thought …
“We want to achieve a new and better order of society: in this new and better society there must be neither rich nor poor; all will have to work. Not a handful of rich people, but all the working people must enjoy the fruits of their common labour”
Vladimir Lenin, 22 April 1870  – 21 January 1924.
And a tune … 

Today’s questions will be answered in tomorrow’s Teaser.

Have a good day.

*        Mmm-hmm … It’s sounds like it’s going to be nasty, Olga.   I’m just hoping someone doesn’t get the same idea, over the UK elections.   That could get … well … Have a good weekend!

†        I’m going to have to keep an eye peeled for it, Debbi: but, my word, I’ve a pile to get through: Elric of Melniboné‡, Flowers for AlgernonThe Left Hand of DarknessBehold the Man, The Other Wind.   ‘Oy veh,’ doesn’t cover it!

‡        Moorcock’s best known character is still iconic: and not as well known, these days, as Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings.   There’s something to be said for turning a book into a film: it gets your work better known.   But some books are tricky to film: Dune’s a good example, I think.   I also Elric would have problems.   Not that he hasn’t shown up in some form or another …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

I should take a photo of the PILE of books I'm working on and post that on Facebook. And that doesn't count the ones of my Kindle or Kobo! Ack! :)

1. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov
2. April 10
3. the Russian Republic
4. 1900
5. 1917
6. the February Revolution
7. Saint Petersburg
8. Sunday
9. the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, aka, Austrian Poland
10. World War One