Any Questions #452: "Where Am I?" | WAMC

Any Questions #452: "Where Am I?"

May 29, 2020

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel plot some virtual trips.

Last week's challenge
100, 1, 5, 1, 100 is another way of describing what popular car?
Answer: CIVIC (Roman numerals)

On-air questions: Unfortunately, many of us aren’t traveling as much these days, so I thought we’d take some trips tonight. I’m going to describe a journey and you tell me where I end up.

1. I start at the Washington Monument and walk directly west past the World War II Memorial and along the length of the Reflecting Pool. What landmark am I standing in front of?
2. I get on a boat in the Black Sea and travel along the Danube River. I pass three of the four capital cities along the river – Belgrade, Serbia; Budapest, Hungary; and Bratislava, Slovakia; before stopping in the fourth capital city on the Danube. In what city am I?
3. I get on the 101 Freeway in Hollywood and travel south. I take the Alvarado Street exit and turn left onto Alvarado Street, then right onto Sunset Boulevard. I drive for about a mile and turn left on to Vin Scully Avenue. I enter the Sunset Gate. What building am I at?
4. I leave Earth's atmosphere and pass the moons known as Deimos and Phobos. I go through an asteroid belt and land on the next planet in our solar system. What planet am I on?
5. I am traveling through another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. Where am I?

Extra credit
1. I drive on Interstate 80, starting just south of Chicago. I follow the highway east as it crosses three state borders. What state am I in?
2. I board a southbound Amtrak Empire Service train at the Albany-Rensselaer station. I get off the train three stops later. Which city am I in?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase TAKES A TRIP. Rearrange the letters to spell a six-letter word for a type of waterway and a four-letter word for part of a landmass. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. Lincoln Memorial
2. Vienna, Austria
3. Dodger Stadium
4. Jupiter
5. The Twilight Zone

Extra credit
1. Pennsylvania
2. Poughkeepsie