WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back with a sweet 16 show.
Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase PURPLE FINCH. Rearrange the letters to spell a subject you might study in school and a word for a person who might be doing the studying. What are the words?
Answer: The words are FRENCH and PUPIL.
THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: SIXTEEN
On-air questions: On August 10, 1792, the French National Guard and volunteer troops stormed the Tuileries Palace in Paris, where King Louis XVI and his family were hiding out. Known as the Insurrection of the 10th of August, the event directly led to the toppling of the French monarchy. The National Convention, the first government of the new French republic, officially ended the monarchy some six weeks later. To commemorate the storming of the Tuileries and the removal of King Louis XVI, our questions this week are about the number 16.
1. Element number sixteen on the periodic table is sulfur. While it occurs as part of minerals like pyrite and gypsum, and is used to make chemicals like sulfuric acid, sulfur in its elemental form is what color?
2. An area commonly known as the Southwest Territory became what we know today as Tennessee, the 16th state admitted to the union. The longer name of the Southwest Territory references what river that shares its name with a state somewhat north of Tennessee?
3. While three Major League Baseball players have worn jersey number 16 for more years in total, who has worn it the longest for the same team, in this case as a pitcher for the New York Yankees from 1953 to 1967?
4. The song "Sixteen Military Wives" is the seventh song on a 2005 album titled Picaresque by what Portland, Oregon band, whose name is inspired – somewhat appropriately, given this week's intro – by a revolt against Tsar Nicholas I of Russia in the winter of 1825?
5. What film starts a chronological list that includes The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Uncle Buck?
1. There are sixteen distinct personality types in the system commonly known by what hyphenated name, comprised of the last names of the two women who developed it?
2. Ida Lupino starred in an episode titled "The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine" and directed an episode titled "The Masks", making her the only person to both star in and direct an episode of what anthology series?
This week's challenge
Start with the title of the song SIXTEEN TONS. Change one letter to an N and you can rearrange the result to spell a word that describes something imaginary. What is the word?
2. Ohio River
3. Whitey Ford
4. The Decemberists
5. Sixteen Candles
2. The Twilight Zone