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Any Questions #396: "D-C"

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back with a decidedly cheeky quiz. Last week's challenge
Start with the words AGENTS and APOLLO. Change one letter to an E and you can spell the six-letter name of a city in Italy and a six-letter word for a food often eaten in Italy. What are the words?
Answer: If you change one of the Os to an E, you can spell NAPLES and GELATO.

On-air questions: On March 29, 1961, the 23rd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified and extended the right to vote in presidential elections to residents of Washington, D.C. Presidential electors are determined by the total number of representatives and senators, and since D.C. had none, it received no electors. The 23rd Amendment grants D.C. electors as if it were a state, specifying it can have no more than those given to the least populous state. Washington, D.C., first participated in a presidential election in 1964, awarding its three electoral votes to Dwight Eisenhower. To commemorate D.C.'s voting rights, each correct answer this week will be a two-word phrase, name, or title with the initials D.C.

1. What writer and lecturer is the author of 1915's Art of Public Speaking, 1948's How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, and 1936's How to Win Friends and Influence People?
2. Set in the fictional town of Capeside, Massachusetts, what late-90s/early-2000s television series that aired on the WB was, over the course of its run, the subject of articles titled "Desperate to Seem 16", "Pop Goes the Teen Boom?", and "Young, Handsome, and Clueless in Peyton Place"?
3. What began in 1900 as a team competition between the United States and Great Britain, saw some 135 nations enter in 2016, and was won by Croatia in 2018, who defeated France 3 – 1 by winning their first two singles matches, losing the doubles match, and then winning the subsequent singles match?
4. It was established in 1769 by Eleazar Wheelock to educate Native Americans in Christian theology and the English way of life, was one of nine such institutions chartered before the American Revolution, is located on a hill overlooking the Connecticut River in an area known as the Upper Valley, and is the alma mater of Nelson Rockefeller, White House correspondent Jake Tapper, and Los Angeles Angels manager Brad Ausmus. What is it?
5.  By what name do we collectively know Martie Maguire, Emily Robison, and Natalie Maines, the trio behind hit songs including "Wide Open Spaces", "Not Ready to Make Nice" and who appeared on the 2016 Beyonce song "Daddy Lessons"?

Extra credit
1. What Kansas town became famous in the 1800s as a Wild West settlement, and was later used as the setting for the television series Gunsmoke?
2. His uncle George was the first person in the office in New York from 1777 to 1795 and again from 1801 to 1804, and he held the same office from 1817 to 1822 and from 1825 to 1828. Who is he?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase DEBIT CARD. Change one letter to an O and you can rearrange the result to spell the names of two items (five letters and four letters) often used when playing a game. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. Dale Carnegie
2. Dawson's Creek
3. Davis Cup
4. Dartmouth College
5. Dixie Chicks

Extra credit
1. Dodge City
2. DeWitt Clinton


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