I have to admit, I got a mention in an article, in last week’s Gazette: about anti-social behaviour in my street.
Frankly … ?
Well, frankly, I was expecting something of a riot in This weeks letters page.
I can’t complain, too much. They have publish one of my other letters … !
Ahem … !
At any rate, today’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for the Brentwood Gazette’s Weekly Teaser.
Q1) 31st July, 30 BC, saw the forces of Mark Antony and Octavian fight the Battle of Alexandria. Who won that battle?
Q2) What was Mark Antony’s name: in Latin … ?
Q3) Mark Antony eventually went on to lose the Battle of Actium, to Octavian. Was that a naval or land battle … ?
Q4) Which Egyptian queen was Mark Antony famously allied to … ?
Q5) That queen famously lost that battle: and committed suicide by apply a poisonous what to her breast … ?
Q6) As a result of winning the latter battle, Octavian became the first Roman Emperor: under what name do we (usually) know him … ?
Q7) More to the point, under what title did Octavian assume sole power: Consul, Magister or Princeps … ?
Q8) Famously, Octavian had been adopted by whom … ?
Q9) Name either of Shakespeare’s plays about this period of Roman history.
Q10) Finally … Who played Mark Antony in the 2005 BBC series, ‘Rome’: Jude Law, James Purefoy or Ciarán Hinds … ?
Q1) 24th July saw the discovery of the lost city of Machu Picchu. In which year of the 20th century: 1910, 1911 or 1912?
Q2) More to the point, by a man called Hiram Bingham the what: 3rd, 4th or 5th … ?
Q3) Which Native American empire was Machu Picchu a part of: Aztec, Toltec or Incan … ?
Q4) The Empires in Q3 had a calendar that predicted the end of the world on 21st December of which year … ?
Q5) The heart of that empire was in what’s now which country: Peru, Mexico or Ecuador … ?
Q6) Machu Picchu translates into English as what: Tall Peak, Young Peak or Old Peak … ?
Q7) Either way, Machu Picchu is on a peak: in which mountain range … ?
Q8) What was the name of the Conquistador who brought down the empire Machu Picchu was part of … ?
Q9) What European country were the Conquistadors from … ?
Q10) What’s the name of the — rather violent — Mel Gibson directed film about Native South American empires … ?
A2) Hiram Bingham 3rd.
A3) The Incan Empire.
A6) Old Peak.
A7) The Andes.
A8) Francisco Pizzaro.
I’ll catch you later.
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