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Any Questions? #3


Albany, NY – WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel undertake an alliterative quiz.

Last week's challenge:

Think of a famous person with the initials "M.D." Drop those initials, then rearrange the remaining letters to spell the name of a cartoon character. Who is the person and who is the character?

Answer: The person is Matt Damon, and the character is Atom Ant.


On-air questions: Each correct answer this week is a two-word phrase or name where both words start with the same letter, like "September sixteenth." (12 points per correct answer)

1. Sports equipment that is 16 feet long, about 4 feet high, and about 5 inches wide
2. Car part invented by Mary Anderson in 1903
3. Where George Jetson works on "The Jetsons"
4. Prize first given out at a brunch at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
5. Only number-one hit for The Mamas and The Papas
6. The four U. S. Presidents whose names fit this category

Extra credit

1. Recipient of the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for his novel Empire Falls
2. The five spaces on a standard U.S. Monopoly board that fit the category

This week's challenge:

Take the two-word name of a current TV show where both of the words start with the same letter. Rearrange the letters of the second word, then insert them as a group into the first word. The result will spell an activity that takes place at the Culinary Institute of America. What is the show and what is the activity?


On-air questions
1. Balance beam
2. Windshield wiper
3. Spacely Sprockets
4. Academy Award
5. "Monday, Monday"
6. Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, Ronald Reagan

Extra credit
1. Richard Russo (Bonus fact: He is the only winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction who fits this category)
2. Atlantic Avenue, Community Chest, Park Place, Reading Railroad, Water Works