Any Questions #290 - "Famous Patricks"

Mar 17, 2017

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are celebrating St. Patrick's Day on the show.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase TEN DECADES. Rearrange the letters to spell a two-word phrase (six letters, four letters) for what a protected iPhone might have after it gets dropped a few times. What is it?
Answer: The thing is a DENTED CASE.

On-air questions: Today, March 17th, is St. Patrick's Day. Celebrated in much of the English-speaking world – and recognized as a public holiday in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador – the date is regarded as the death date of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Tradition says he attempted to convert thousands of Irish to Christianity, and the apocryphal story of St. Patrick driving the (non-existent) snakes out of Ireland likely stems from his efforts against the druids. To commemorate St. Patrick's Day, our quiz this week is about famous Patricks.

1. Who led the opposition to the 1765 Stamp Act, served as the governor of Virginia on two different occasions, and is perhaps best known for a 1775 speech to the Second Virginia Convention in which he declared "Give me liberty or give me death!"?
2. On what animated series would you find Patrick Star, a dimwitted starfish who lives under a rock in the underwater city of Bikini Bottom next door to Squidward Tentacles, is usually unemployed except for brief periods where he worked at the Krusty Krab, and who describes himself as an expert in "the art of doing nothing"?
3. She won the 2008 Indy Japan 300 (the only victory in that race by a woman), came in 3rd in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 (the highest finish in that race by a woman), and came in 8th in the 2013 Daytona 500 (the highest finish in that race by a woman). Who is she?
4. Lester Patrick, a Canadian hockey player and coach (and also the namesake of the now-defunct Patrick Division of the NHL) is credited with introducing some twenty rules into the sport of hockey, including the penalty shot, the use of numbers and names on jerseys and the rule that a puck can be kicked by a skater in any circumstance except when trying to do what?
5. What actor completes a list that includes Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, and William Shatner?

Extra credit
1. Author Patrick O'Brian wrote a series of twenty novels about Jack Aubrey, the captain of a ship sent to accompany merchant vessels in the Mediterranean. The first novel lends its name to what 2003 film starring Russell Crowe as Captain Aubrey?
2. Who did current Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick sue in a voting right case some ten or so years before serving as one of his assistant attorneys general?

This week's challenge
Start with the name SAINT PATRICK. Change one letter to an O and you can rearrange the result to spell a five-letter word for someone who reads words for a living and a seven-letter word for someone who reads music for a living. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. Patrick Henry
2. SpongeBob SquarePants
3. Danica Patrick
4. Score a goal
5. Patrick Stewart

Extra credit
1. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
2. Bill Clinton