Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 25-10-2017: The Revolution

Hmmm … 

Looks like I’m working the weekend, next week.

Which means I’ll be possibly having quiet words with co-workers to see if they need shifts covered.

No guarantees, there, but there you go!


At any rate … ?

I’m working on Friday: but have tomorrow off.


That means I might well be able to catch a movie tonight.

Although, equally as frankly?

That depends on how knackered I feel when I get home, tonight!


Let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Mr Strict*, Olga† and Debbi‡ putting in their answers.   With all three scoring five out of five, the day also saw Olga and Debbi spotting the Black/Bloody Friday issue.

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

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

Q1) 25th October, 1917, saw the start of the October Revolution in Russia.   It started when revolutionary forces protested against the Provisional Government.   In a city then called what?
Q2) What’s that city now called?
Q3) That government was led by Alexander who?
Q4) The group doing the revolting were the … who: Mensheviks, Bolsheviks or Trudoviks?
Q5) That revolutionary group were led by Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov: also known as Vladimir Ilyich … whom?
Q6) The Revolution saw revolutionaries attack the Winter Palace.   The Palace was the official of the Russian monarch.   What ‘T’ was that monarch’s title?
Q7) The start of the Winter Palace assault was signalled by a shot from a famous battleship.   What was that battleship called?
Q8) The Revolution was aided by paramilitaries: called what?
Q9) Those paramilitaries — and other aspects of the October Revolution — were organised and led by workers councils: called what?
Q10) Finally … Because of the differences in the older and newer calendars, The October revolution took place in which month?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers … 

Q1) 24th October, 1929, marks the day the Wall Street Crash started.   It’s also known as Black what: Black Wednesday, Black Thursday or Black Friday?
A1) Black Thursday.
Q2) 24th October, 2008, saw many of the world’s stock exchanges, experience their worst collapse ever.   The day’s known as Black what: Black Wednesday, Black Thursday or Black Friday?
A2) Black Friday.   (It’s ALSO referred to as Bloody Friday, although Wikipedia still hasn’t completed an entry about it … )
Q3) Chartres Cathedral was consecrated: on 24th October, 1260.   The Cathedral’s in which European country?
A3) France.
Q4) Dennis Nilsen went on trial, for the murder of six men: on 24th October, 1983.   He’d been arrested: as result of flushing the remains of his victims, down what?
A4) The toilet.
Q5) Finally … 24th October, 51 AD, saw the birth of Domitian: the last Roman Emperor of which dynasty?
A5) The Flavian dynasty.
Here’s a couple of thoughts …
“You cannot do anything without rousing the masses to action.”
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov.
“Don’t put your trust in revolutions. They always come around again. That’s why they’re called revolutions. People die, and nothing changes.”
Terry Pratchett, Night Watch.
And a song … 

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

Have a good day!

*        Nice to see you in action, D … !

†        He’s done a couple, Olga^: The Doctor’s Wife and Nightmare in Silver.   The Doctor’s Wife is incredibly clever.   Gaiman found a way to give the one person that’s been in the show since the start 1963, a way to talk.

‡        You mean the Klingon, Debbi^?   They ARE a bit!   But incredibly watchable!   There’s one, Kol, who’s scary, villainous … and very menacing! 

^        I’m wishing I could find the bit of the Wikipedia page where I saw it called ‘Black Friday’: but HAVE modified the quiz sheet.


Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) Petrograd
Q2) Saint Petersburg
Q3) Kerensky
Q4) Bolsheviks
Q5) Lenin
Q6) Tsar
Q7) Potemkin
Q8) Red Guards
Q9) Soviets
Q10) November
For some reason the video didn't work but I'll try and check it out. I haven't read much of Gaiman's stuff but have enjoyed the stories included in the course.
All the best!

Debbi said...

Very good, Paul! Hang in there, and don't work too hard! :)

1. Petrograd
2. Saint Petersburg
3. Kerensky
4. Bolsheviks
5. Lenin
6. Tsar
7. Potemkin
8. the Red Guards
9. factory committees
10. November