Any Questions #136

Apr 4, 2014

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel take a tour through the NATO alphabet.

Last week's challenge
Start with a Middle Eastern country that was reunified in 1990. Rearrange the name of this nation and you can spell a word that describes how the split sides of the country often viewed one another.

On-air questions: Currently headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was established on April 4, 1949, with 12 member nations signing the agreement. (In 2009, Albania and Croatia became the 27th and 28th members of the alliance.) In honor of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty, this week our questions are about words in the NATO phonetic alphabet. (For our listeners who aren't familiar with that alphabet, each letter is represented by a word: A is "alfa," B is "bravo," and so forth.)
1. [Delta] Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the primary hub for Delta Airlines, and is currently the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic. In what southern city is Hartsfield-Jackson located?
2. [Golf] The four golf tournaments that are collectively known as the Major Championships are the U. S. Open, the Open Championship (also known as the British Open), the PGA championship, and what other tournament, played in mid-April?
3. [Romeo] 1996's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet is the second film in the Red Curtain Trilogy, a trio of films directed by Baz Luhrmann. The first is Strictly Ballroom from 1992, and the third is what 2001 film starring Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman?
4. [Foxtrot] Uncertain about what style of dance would be most appropriate for the song, Decca Records labeled what "timely" 1954 song by Bill Haley and His Comets as a foxtrot?
5. [Quebec] The Canadian province of Quebec shares land border with a total of four states and provinces whose names begin with "New." Name any three.

Extra credit
1. [Hotel] The 1965 novel Hotel by Arthur Hailey was adapted into a 1967 movie and again into a television series that ran from 1983 to 1988. What other Arthur Hailey novel with a one-word title inspired a 1970 film and three sequels?
2. [Lima] Considering it one of his most important accomplishments, what Spanish conquistador in 1535 founded Ciudad de los Reyes, which would become the city of Lima, Peru?

This week's challenge
Start with the NATO phonetic alphabet words DELTA and OSCAR. Rearrange these ten letters to name something you might put a coin into, and a place where you might do it. What is the thing and what is the place?

On-air questions

1. Atlanta
2. The Masters
3. Moulin Rouge!
4. "Rock Around the Clock"
5. New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Hampshire, New York

Extra credit
1. Airport
2. Francisco Pizarro