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Any Questions #474: "On The Map"

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WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel channel Steve Kornacki for a show about maps.

Last week's challenge
Start with a Halloween candy that rhymes. Rearrange the letters and you can spell a British title and a foreign stock exchange. What are the words, and what is the candy?

On-air questions: I’ve been thinking about maps lately. Not entirely sure why, but I’ve had maps on my mind. Been seeing them all over the place. How about some questions about maps? I’ll give you a list of things that appear on a certain map, and you tell me what the map is of.
1. Richelieu Wing, The French Crown Jewels, Paintings: Italy 1250 – 1800
2. Mad Tea Party, Country Bear Jamboree, Swiss Family Treehouse, Tomorrowland Speedway
3. Bullpen Gate, Home Run Apple, Jackie Robinson Rotunda
4. Western United States, Yakutsk, Southern Europe, Kamchatka
5. Robert Kane Memorial Bridge, Crime Alley, Gordon’s House, Arkham Asylum

Extra credit
1. Quadling Country, Winkie Peaks, Poppy Fields
2. Alewife, Downtown Crossing, North Station, Haymarket

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase WEATHER MAPS. Rearrange the letters to spell the first and last names of an actress and the name of a musical instrument. Who is the actress and what is the instrument?

On-air questions

1. The Louvre
2. Magic Kingdom
3. Citi Field
4. Risk board
5. Gotham City

Extra credit
1. The Land of Oz
2. Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority subway map


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.
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