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Any Questions? #34

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel mark a special anniversary with a show about Boston.

Last week's challenge
Think of two words that are each used to mark the first space on a game board. Add an E, then rearrange the letters to spell the eight-letter name of a popular board game. What are the words, and what is the game?
Answer: The words are START and GO, and if you follow the directions, you can spell STRATEGO.

On-air questions: On April 20, 1912, Fenway park opened in Boston, Mass., and has been the home of the Red Sox ever since. To commemorate the opening of the oldest Major League ballpark currently in use, this week our quiz is about the great city of Boston.

1. Boston sports teams known to locals as the B's and the C's, respectively
2. U.S. president whose library is located on Columbia point, in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston
3. Charles Dickens story read by the author for the first time in the U.S. at the Tremont Temple in Boston, in December of 1867
4. Two-and-a-half mile brick path through Boston that passes sixteen historical landmarks, including the Old North Church and the Bunker Hill Monument
5. Television series set in Boston that used exterior shots of the Bull & Finch Pub, which was renamed in 2002 in honor of the show

Extra credit
1. Park located adjacent to Boston's Beacon Hill that is the oldest public park in the U. S.
2. Newspaper headquartered in Boston which was founded in 1908 by Mary Baker Eddy, and which ceased publishing a daily print version in 2009 to focus on web-based publishing and a weekly news magazine

This week's challenge
Think of an 11-letter adjective beginning with U that describes a person who isn't getting all that they need. Drop the first R from this word, and you'll get another adjective that describes something given to a person who shouldn't be getting it. What are these adjectives?

On-air questions

1. Bruins, Celtics
2. John F. Kennedy (bonus fact: the library was designed by I.M. Pei)
3. "A Christmas Carol"
4. Freedom Trail
5. "Cheers"

Extra credit
1. Boston Common
2. The Christian Science Monitor


A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.