Any Questions #337: Trivia "Night"

Feb 9, 2018

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back for a post-Fund Drive quiz.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase FUNDRAISERS. Rearrange the letters and you can spell a seven-letter type of seafood, and a related four-letter word. What are the words?

On-air questions: On February 9, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt re-instituted year-round daylight saving time. Called "War Time", the act signed by Roosevelt standardized the observation of daylight saving time, which had been optional since the end of World War I after Congress overrode President Wilson's veto of the act that mandated it. Over the years, daylight saving time has started and ended on different dates, and there are periods when it was observed year-round. This week, we'll have our own daylight saving time, in a sense, with a quiz in which each of the correct answers has the word "night" in it.

1. What 1978 hit song by the Bee Gees spent eight weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, was the best-selling single of that year, and appeared on the soundtrack to a movie that shares its title, except with the word "Saturday" in front of it?
2. Painted in 1889, about a month after he voluntarily admitted himself to an asylum, what Vincent Van Gogh painting depicts the view from his window just before sunrise, including a crescent moon, the planet Venus, and a number of other celestial objects?
3. Subtitled What You Will, what Shakespeare play is believed to have been written for the end of the Christmas season in the early 1600s and tells the story of twins Sebastian and Viola, who are separated in a shipwreck and, through a series of comic circumstances involving mistaken identity and disguises, eventually reunited?
4. A young boy named Mickey dreams he floats out of his bed and downstairs to help a group of bakers prepare a cake for the next morning, at one point falling into the batter and almost being baked into the cake. Written in 1970 by Maurice Sendak, and frequently placed on lists of controversial or banned books, what is the title of this book?
5. Marsha Warfield played a bailiff named Roz, John Larroquette played a prosecutor named Dan, Markie Post played a public defender named Christine, and Harry Anderson played a judge named Harry on what NBC sitcom that originally aired from 1984 to 1992?

Extra credit
1. What 1955 thriller features Reverend Harry Powell, a serial killer with the words LOVE and HATE tattooed on his fingers?
2. In the lyrics to the theme song to the 1960s sitcom The Patty Duke Show, what follows "But they're cousins / Identical cousins all the way / One pair of matching bookends"?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase SPRING AHEAD. Change one letter to an I and you can rearrange the result to spell a two-word phrase (seven letters, four letters) that names things an audiologist might recommend. What are they?

On-air questions

1. "Night Fever"
2. The Starry Night
3. Twelfth Night
4. In the Night Kitchen
5. Night Court

Extra credit
1. The Night of the Hunter
2. "Different as night and day"