Nik Nak’s Weekly Teaser — 20th February, 2013: Let’s Get Regal … AGAIN!
20th February saw the coronation of Edward 6th. Let's learn about him, shall we … ?
Q1) 20th February saw Edward 6th crowned as king: in which year of the 1540s … ?
Q2) More to the point, which famous king was Edward's father … ?
Q3) Was Edward King of England, England and Ireland or of the United Kingdom … ?
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Q4) In which London church was Edward's coronation: Saint Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey or St Clement Danes … ?
Q5) Edward 6th was immediately succeeded by his cousin, Lade Jane … who … ?
Q6) How long did Lady Jane rule for: nine days, ten days or eleven days?
Q7) Edward was succeeded by his two sisters, Mary and Elizabeth: which of them got the throne first … ?
Q8) The 'Bloody Mary' cocktail — named for Edward's sister, Mary 1st — contains vodka, tomato juice … and which sauce … ?
Q9) Edward's other sister, Elizabeth 1st, was on the throne for how many years: 35, 45 or 55 … ?
Q10) And finally … Edward and his sisters were all part of which dynasty: the Stewarts, the Tudors or the Ten-Poles … ?
Q1) 13th February, 1970 saw the release of the world's first Heavy Metal album: what was it called … ?
Q2) More to the point, what was the name of the band that released it … ?
Q3) Equally to the point, that LP was released on which day of the week … ?
Q4) That band's lead singer went on to have a solo career: AND a successful reality TV show. Called what … ?
Q5) This band's first Top Ten single — still in 1970 — reached No. 4 in the UK charts. What was it called … ?
Q6) Moving on, slightly … which very heavy band had a UK hit with 'Whole Lotta Love': Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin or Motörhead?
Q7) Which Finnish Heavy Metal band famously won Eurovision, with 'Hard Rock Hallelujah' … ?
Q8) In which year was that win … ?
Q9) Which English heavy metal band were famously accused of causing a pair of suicides with 'subliminal messages': Judas Priest, Deep Purple or Iron Maiden … ?
Q10) And finally … Which heavy metal has the atomic number, 92 … ?
A1) 'Black Sabbath'.
A2) Black Sabbath. (If people missed that one … )
A4) The Osbournes.
A6) Led Zeppelin.
A7) Lordi. (I don't think Eurovision knew what happened … !)
A9) Judas Priest. (There's a good article about it in the Skeptical Inquirer.)
Have a good week, everyone: I'll point you at Ozzy and the boys, shall I … ?