Any Questions #157

Aug 29, 2014

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch seats for a quick trivia battle.

Last week's challenge
Start with the word DAREDEVILS. Rearrange the letters to spell a three-word phrase (five letters, one letter, four letters) for what people in the Iditarod do. What is it?


On-air questions
: On August 29, 1756, Frederick II of Prussia crossed into the German state of Saxony, which is seen today as the start of the Seven Years’ War. Considered perhaps the first world war, we know it in the U.S. as the French and Indian War. So today’s quiz is all about wars with lengths of time in their names.

1. The Peace of Westphalia, a series of treaties between European countries, ended which two conflicts that ran from 1618-1648 and 1568-1648, respectively?
2. Although it wasn’t a pilgrimage leaving in April, which author left to fight in the 100 Years War in France in 1359?
3. Which conflict was fought in June of 1967 and is also known as the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and the June War?
4. The Hundred Days War fought at Beirut was a conflict within which country’s larger civil war?
5. To the nearest minute, how long did what’s considered history’s shortest war last?

Extra credit
1. Not actually a war, the Ten Year War is a nickname given to a series of college football games between which two Big Ten powerhouses between 1969 and 1978?
2. What is the modern name of the country where the 1385-1424 Forty Years’ War, also known as Ava-Pegu War or the Mon-Burmese War, took place?

This week's challenge
Start with the two-word name of the author mentioned in today’s quiz, Geoffrey Chaucer’s, most famous work. Drop the N, rearrange the remaining letters and you can spell a two-word reason (5,9) why some wars might restart. What is the phrase?

On-air questions

1. Thirty Years’ War and Eighty Years’ War
2. Chaucer
3. The Six Day War (June 5-June 10)
4. Lebanon
5. 40 minutes: The Anglo-Zanzibar War of 1896

Extra credit
1. Michigan, Ohio State
2. Myanmar (Burma)