WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back, hear?
Last week's challenge
Start 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?
Answer: If you change the N to an O, you can spell IDITAROD.
THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: "HEA-"
On-air questions: On November 8, 1965, the Higher Education Act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. Part of Johnson's Great Society agenda, the act was designed "to strengthen the educational resources of our colleges and universities and to provide financial assistance for students in postsecondary and higher education". The act was reauthorized a number of times between 1968 and 2003 and in 2008, an amended version of the 1965 act – now titled the Higher Education Opportunity Act – was enacted. An overhauled version of the act is currently in development in Congress. To commemorate the Higher Education Act, this week each correct answer will begin with the letters HEA.
1. By what name do we know the fictional character, believed to be loosely based on a decapitated Hessian soldier, encountered by Ichabod Crane in the Washington Irving story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"?
2. Patricia Roberts Harris, Donna Shalala, Tommy Thompson, and Kathleen Sebelius are among the people who have served as the secretary for what Cabinet department, renamed in 1980 when the Department of Education was formed?
3. What is defined in the Federal Rules of Evidence as "a statement that: (1) the declarant does not make while testifying at the current trial or hearing; and (2) a party offers in evidence to prove the truth of the matter asserted in the statement"?
4. Originally conceived as a Simon and Garfunkel album titled Think Too Much, what is the three-word title of the Paul Simon solo album that features the songs "The Late Great Johnny Ace", "Rene And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War", and the title song, with it's opening lyrics "One and one-half wandering Jews / Free to roam wherever they choose"?
5. What name is shared by one of the central characters in the 1847 novel Wuthering Heights, a 1996 musical based on the novel, and an orange cat who first appeared in a comic strip bearing his name in September of 1973?
1. What product has since the 1980s been marketed with the tagline “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”?
2. While there is no strict definition, what term is generally applied to elements such as lead, mercury, and silver with relatively high densities, atomic numbers, or atomic weights?
This week's challenge
Start with the phrase HEADS OR TAILS. Change one letter to an I and you can rearrange the result to spell an eight-letter word and a four-letter word that each name something that falls from the sky. What are the words?
1. Headless Horseman
2. Health and Human Services
4. Hearts and Bones
1. Head & Shoulders
2. Heavy metal