Any Questions #263

Sep 9, 2016

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel try out a new category.

Last week's challenge
Start with the term BROADWAY PLAY. Rearrange the letters and you can spell a five-letter word for what a Broadway play might win and the seven-letter name of a certain magazine. What are the words?
Answer: The words are AWARD and PLAYBOY.

On-air questions: Since we started a new season of Any Questions? last week, we thought it would be fun to introduce a new type of question to our repertoire. We've done Before and After a few times, we've done our Series questions, and this one is called One, The Other, Both, or Neither?. I'll name a person, place, or thing and then give you two descriptions. You decide if one, the other, both, or neither of the descriptions apply to the person, place, or thing.

1. Actress Nicole Kidman: Oscar winner, Australian, both, or neither?
2. The planet Jupiter: the largest planet in our solar system, the planet in our solar system with the most moons, both, or neither?
3. Mount Rushmore: Located in North Dakota, a National Memorial, both, or neither?
4. Baseball great Ted Williams: Hall-of-Famer, part of a World Series-winning team, both, or neither?
5. The year 1900: Leap year, the first year of the 20th century, both, or neither?

Extra credit
1. James Madison: Vice President, Secretary of State, both, or neither?
2. Tomato: classified as a fruit, classified as a vegetable, both, or neither?

This week's challenge
Start with the words BOTH and NEITHER. Change one letter to an M and you can rearrange the result to spell a seven-letter word for something you might prove in math class, and a four-letter word for what your professor might give you to get started. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. Both
2. Both
3. National Monument
4. Hall-of-famer
5. Neither

Extra credit
1. Secretary of State
2. Both (botanically, it's a fruit; it was classified as a vegetable for tariff purposes in an 1883 Supreme Court case)