Any Questions #447: "Homes" | WAMC

Any Questions #447: "Homes"

Apr 24, 2020

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel say "home."

Last week's challengeStart with the phrase SPACE HEATER. Change one letter to a T and you can rearrange the result to spell a two-word phrase (8 letters, 3 letters) for someone who might get preferential treatment. What is the phrase?Answer: If you change one of the As to a T, you can spell TEACHER'S PET. THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: TRIVIA AT HOMEOn-air questions: I'd guess that many of our tens of listeners are listening at home right now, so our questions this week are about homes. 1. After looking out a window and seeing them exiting a taxi parked in front of the house, a woman says "Andrew, the cows have come home" in what comic strip by Gary Larson?2. In 1928, the Kentucky State Legislature adopted the anti-slavery ballad "My Old Kentucky Home" by Stephen Foster as the state song. As evidenced by its original name of "Poor Uncle Tom, Good-Night", Foster's inspiration for the composition likely came from an 1852 novel by what author?3. What ABC television series, based on a Japanese series called Fun TV with Kato-chan and Ken-chan, began as a one-hour special in November of 1989 before returning the following year with Bob Saget as the original solo host, and has since 2010 advised people submitting recordings to hold their phones horizontally so they will fit better on a widescreen display?4. In the 1982 film E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, E.T. decides to "phone home" using a makeshift communication device. The device involves an umbrella, a coffee can, and what handheld talking electronic toy?5. Pete Alonso won it in 2019, Yoenis Céspedes and Prince Fielder are the only players to win it twice, and Ken Griffey, Jr., is the only person who has won it three times. What event is it? Extra credit1. In the United Kingdom, the Home Secretary is one of the country’s four Great Offices of State, along with the Foreign Secretary, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and what?2. The song “A House is Not a Home” was added to the production of the 2010 Broadway revival of what repetitively-named Bacharach/David musical, which first premiered in 1968 starring Jerry Orbach as Chuck Baxter? This week's challengeStart with the phrase HOME THEATER. Change one letter to an M and you can rearrange the result to spell a four-letter word for a subject learned in school and a seven-letter word for something you might learn about in that subject. What are the words?    ANSWERSOn-air questions1. The Far Side2. Harriet Beecher Stowe3. America’s Funniest Home Videos4. Speak & Spell5. Home Run Derby Extra credit1. Prime Minister2. Promises, Promises