Any Questions #383: "Leftover Questions 8" | WAMC

Any Questions #383: "Leftover Questions 8"

Dec 28, 2018

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are clearing out the last trivia questions of 2018.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase CHRISTMAS EVE. Drop the S’s, rearrange the letters and you can spell a six-letter type of person and a four-letter place that person might live. What are the words?

On-air questions
: It's our final show of 2018, and that means it's once again time to clear the cupboards of unused questions in some of the categories we did this past year. As always, questions used in the Any Questions? clearance sale are sold as-is and non-returnable.

1. [#337: "Night"] In 1975 and 1976, the band Queen released two albums each named after a Marx Brothers film, featuring similar sleeve designs and considered to be musical companions to each other. The 1976 album is titled A Day at the Races. What is the title of the 1975 album?
2. [#350: ___ of the ___] Named because the opposing branches were each symbolized by a differently-colored flower, what name do we give to a series of conflicts fought in the late 1400s between supporters of the House of Lancaster and the House of York?
3. [#357: Chickens] "Chicken Little" is the common name in the U.S. for a European folktale sometimes called "Henny Penny" or "Chicken Licken". In the tale, the title character, worried that world is ending after she is hit on the head with an acorn, runs around warning other animals of the impending doom by shouting what four-word phrase?
4. [#362: Purple Things] The 7 train of the New York City subway system runs between Manhattan and Queens and is designated by a purple circle or a purple diamond (depending on if the train is a local train or an express train). The second-to-last stop in Manhattan is at the Times Square-42nd Street Station, and the second-to-last stop in Queens is the Willets Point station, whose name also contains the name of what sports team?
5. [#370: Keys] The 1948 film noir classic Key Largo is the fourth and final film – following To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, and Dark Passage – to star what married acting couple?

Extra credit
1. [#352: Squares] The Washington Square Arch in New York city, built to commemorate the centennial of the presidential inauguration of George Washington, was designed by Stanford White and modeled after what other famous landmark?
2. [#364: "Double"] The group of instruments known as "double reeds" (so named because sound is produced by two reeds vibrating against each other) includes the oboe, the bassoon, and the cor Anglais, the latter of which we know better in the U.S. as what?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase TURN THE PAGE. Change one letter to an A and you can rearrange the result to spell the five-letter name of a shade of brown and the six-letter name of a shade of red. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. A Night at the Opera
2. Wars of the Roses
3. "The sky is falling!"
4. New York Mets
5. Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart

Extra credit
1. The Arc de Triomphe
2. English horn