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Any Questions? #70

With 2012 coming to a close, it's time for Ian and Mike to clear the shelves of old trivia.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase THE RAPTURE. Change one letter to an M, then rearrange the result to spell two five-letter words used in in a game of bridge. What are they?
Answer: If you change one of the Es, you can spell HEART and TRUMP.

On-air questions: It's the last show of 2012, and that means it's time again for our annual clearance sale, featuring unused questions from categories we did during the past year. As always, no reasonable offers refused and all sales are final.
1. [#22: Blank and Blank] In Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-glass, Alice meets a pair of fat twin brothers whose names have become an often-derogatory term for two people who look and act alike. What are their names?
2. [#35: The Bronx] Although it falls within the boundaries of Queens Community Board 1, and it has a Queens zip code, New York City's major correctional facility is located on land that is officially part of the Bronx. What facility is it?
3. [#41: 1984] In April of 1984, “Advance Australia Fair” became that country's new national anthem. It beat out three other songs: “Waltzing Matilda,” “Song of Australia,” and what song, which was Australia’s national anthem at the time?
4. [#42: Three-name People] What historian and biographer was a consultant on Ken Burns' documentary Baseball and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1995 for No Ordinary Time, a book about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt during World War II?
5. [#59: Broadway Musicals] Three of the top 25 longest-running Broadway musicals have one-word titles starting with the letter C. What are they?

Extra credit
1. [#24: The Elements] Which element's name derives from the Greek words for “not alone”?
2. [#33:Board Games]  First introduced by Parker Brothers in 1955, which board game has players devise a secret personal “Success Formula” comprised of chosen amounts of fame, happiness, and money that must be earned in order to win the game?

This week's challenge
Think of a five-letter word associated with skiing beginning with S. Rearrange the letters to get another five-letter word associated with skiing ending with S. What are the words?

On-air questions
1. Tweedledum and Tweedledee
2. Riker's Island
3. “God Save the Queen”
4. Doris Kearns Goodwin
5. Cats (#2), Chicago (#4), Cabaret (#25)

Extra credit
1. Antimony
2. Careers


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.