Any Questions? #6

Albany, NY – WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel celebrate the birthday of legendary Albany mayor Erastus Corning with a show about politics and government.

Last week's challenge

Think of a 7-letter word containing the consecutive letters IS that means "to leave alone." Replace the IS with TO, and the result will spell a two-word phrase you might say to someone you're leaving behind. What is the word and what is the phrase?

Answer: The word is ISOLATE, which (after following the directions) becomes "TOO LATE!"


On-air questions: In honor of the birthday of Erastus Corning II (the longest-serving mayor of Albany, New York), our quiz this week is about U.S. government and politics.

17 points per correct answer

1. Term for a currently-serving government official whose successor has been elected
2. Cabinet position that is fourthin the Presidential line of succession
3. Event referred to by onetime White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman when he said, "Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it's going to be very tough to get it back in"
4. First U.S. state to be represented simultaneously by two women senators
5. Form of media ruled as protected speech in the June 2011 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association

Extra credit
1. Number of arrows held in the eagle's right talon on the Great Seal of the United States
2. President under whom Robert Cutler, the first National Security Advisor, served

This week's challenge

Start with the name of a recent U.S. senator. The first letter of the first name plus the first three letters of the last name, taken in order, spell a popular website. Who is the senator and what is the website?
On-air questions
1. Lame duck
2. Secretary of State (after the Vice President, the Speaker of the House, and the President pro tempore of the Senate)
3. the Watergate scandal
4. California (Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, both in office since 1992)
5. Video games

Extra credit
1. 13 (symbolizing the 13 original colonies)
2. Dwight D. Eisenhower (bonus fact: the National Security Advisor is officially known as the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs)