Any Questions? #107

Sep 13, 2013

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel take a trip down the Hudson.

Henry Hudson

Last week's challenge
Think of a nursery rhyme whose title starts with two repeated words. Rearrange the letters in the other two words in the title to name two ways you can use your mouth to make a sound. What are they?
Answer: The nursery rhyme is BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP. Following the directions, you can spell BELCH and SPEAK.

On-air questions: On September 13, 1609, Henry Hudson was at the beginning of his journey up the New York river that now bears his name, eventually reaching a point fairly close to what became the city of Albany. To commemorate that journey, we'll do some exploring of our own with questions about cities, towns, and villages along the Hudson River.
1. Originally named North Tarrytown, what Westchester County village was renamed in honor of a supernatural short story by Washington Irving?
2. Located across the river from West Point, what Putnam County village's name refers to a body of troops stationed at a permanent military installation, or to the installation itself?
3. Minted in 1935 to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the city of Hudson, one side of the "Hudson half-dollar" featured the seal of the city, and the other depicted Henry Hudson’s ship, known by what two-word name?
4. The Eastland School for Girls, a fictional boarding school in Peekskill, was the primary setting for what 1980s sitcom, starring Charlotte Rae as the housemother of one of Eastland's dormitories?
5. Between 1788 (when New York became a state) and 1797 (when the state capital was permanently moved to Albany), four other places served as New York's capital. The town of Hurley and New York City were two. Name either of the other two cities.

Extra credit
1. Discovered in the late 1940s, a family of viruses that mimicked the symptoms of a mild form of polio were named for what Greene County town where the first people known to have the virus were found?
2. The smallest city in New York by area, what Saratoga County city derives its name from a collective term given to the professions of the area's early settlers, many of whom were craftsmen such as millers or carpenters?

This week's challenge
Start with the 10-letter name of a town on the Hudson River. Change the U to a V, then rearrange the result to spell a word naming places that many history buffs visit. What is the town and what are the places?

On-air questions

1. Sleepy Hollow
2. Garrison
3. The Half Moon
4. The Facts of Life
5. Kingston, Poughkeepsie

Extra credit
1. Coxsackie
2. Mechanicville