Any Questions? #117

Nov 22, 2013

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are all about Georges on this week's show.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase BELL TOWER. Rearrange the letters to spell a six-letter word you might see above a knob on a stereo, and a three-letter word that means, in a way, the opposite of the first word. What words are they?
Answer: The words are TREBLE and LOW.

On-air questions
: on November 22, 1791, 13-year-old William Gaston became the first student enrolled at what we know today as Georgetown University. (Due to an illness, he soon also became its first dropout.) This week, we've got a little "George-town" of our own: our questions are about famous Georges.
1. Born on July 22, 2013, George Alexander Louis is the first (and, so far, only) child of what famous couple?
2. On the southern shore of Lake George in upstate New York is Fort William Henry, the site of a 1757 siege during the Seven Years' War. The fort and the siege are used as the backdrop for the novel The Last of the Mohicans by what author?
3. As of 2013, there are seven Georges in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The most recent of the seven is which player, who spent his entire 21-year career with the same team, and is the only George who was elected in his first year of eligibility?
4. In the original Curious George stories – written between 1941 and 1966 – the only other recurring character is the person who originally brings George from Africa to "the big city." Who is it?
5. The cover of the first issue of George, founded by John F. Kennedy, Jr. and described by critics as "the political magazine for people who don't understand politics," featured Cindy Crawford dressed, appropriately, as which famous political figure?

Extra credit
1. The theme song of what 1967 animated cartoon, created by Jay Ward and Bill Scott of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show fame, warned the title character to "watch out for that tree!"?
2. While George Harrison wrote around two dozen songs recorded by The Beatles, only of his compositions (one that he also sang lead vocals on) was released as a single. What song is it?

This week's challenge
Start with the word GEORGETOWN. Add an N, then rearrange the result to spell a three word phrase (three letters in the first word, three letters in the second, five letters in the third) that tells what a student who doesn't know all the answers might do on an exam. What is the phrase?

On-air questions

1. Prince William and Kate Middleton
2. James Fenimore Cooper
3. George Brett
4. The Man with the Yellow Hat
5. George Washington

Extra credit
1. George of the Jungle
2. Something