Any Questions #427: "And" Countries | WAMC

Any Questions #427: "And" Countries

Nov 1, 2019

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back for another show.

 Last week's challengeStart with the phrase STARTING NINE. Add a letter and you can rearrange the result to spell a seven-letter word for another group of nine in baseball and a six-letter word for what each person in the starting nine probably is at some point during a game. What are the words?Answer: If you add a B, you can spell INNINGS and BATTER. THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: "AND" COUNTRIESOn-air questions: On November 1, 1981, Antigua and Barbuda gained its independence from the United Kingdom. Antigua and Barbuda is part of an island group known as the Leeward Islands, which are part of the Lesser Antilles, the islands that form the eastern boundary of the Caribbean Sea. Along with the two namesake islands, Antigua and Barbuda also contains a number of smaller islands, although a 2018 estimate places approximately 97% of the population on the island of Antigua. To commemorate the independence of Antigua and Barbuda, this week our questions are about other nations with the word "and" in their names. 1. Also located in the Lesser Antilles, Saint Kitts and Nevis is the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere, measured by both area and population. The two islands are divided into fourteen administrative divisions known as what, a term also used in Louisiana for that state's equivalent of what are known as counties in most other U.S. states?2. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a Caribbean island chain comprised of some thirty islands. The main island of Saint Vincent was used as a filming location for the first two installments of what movie franchise, respectively subtitled The Curse of the Black Pearl and Dead Man's Chest?3. The men's national team from Trinidad and Tobago became (at the time) the country with the smallest population to qualify for what event, held in Germany in 2006, after it beat Bahrain 1-0 in a playoff game, marking the first time the nation had qualified for the event?4. As evidenced by the tilde over the "a" in "São", the official language of São Tomé and Príncipe – spoken by over 98% of the residents and present on the island since explorers arrived in the late 15th century – is what? 5. What is the first item in a seven-item alphabetical list whose final item is Slovenia? Extra credit1. The Queen's Park Oval, located in Port of Spain in Trinidad and Tobago, is the largest venue for what sport, the most popular in the Caribbean and often called the national sport of Trinidad and Tobago?2. In 2001, the film No Man's Land won the nation of Bosnia and Herzegovina what award, where it bested four other films including ones from Norway, India, Argentina, and France? This week's challengeStart with the word TRINIDAD. Change one letter to an O and you can rearrange the result to spell the name of an event that takes place in a location much colder than Trinidad. What is the name?    ANSWERSOn-air questions1. Parish2. Pirates of the Caribbean3. FIFA World Cup4. Portuguese5. Bosnia and Herzegovina Extra credit1. Cricket2. Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film