Any Questions #315 - "New" Geography

Sep 8, 2017

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back for a "new" show.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase DEADLY SINS. Change one letter to an N and you can rearrange the result to spell the ten-letter name of a place you might see another famous group of seven. What is the place?
Answer: If you change an S to an N, you can spell DISNEYLAND.

THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: "NEW" GEOGRAPHY
On-air questions: On September 8, 1664, Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant surrendered the city of New Amsterdam, the capital of a territory known then as New Netherland, to British naval colonel Richard Nicolls. Upon its capture, the British renamed the city New York in honor of the Duke of York, the brother of Charles II, the king of England at the time. Approximately a decade later, the Dutch re-occupied New York, renamed it New Orange, but the name reverted back the next year when the English regained control of the city. To commemorate the naming and renaming of New York, this week our quiz is about other places whose names start with the word "New."

1. Featured in the Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire, the streetcars that run on the Canal Line, the Rampart-St. Claude Line, the Riverfront Line, and the St. Charles Line serve the residents of what southern city?
2. What city is home to a field hockey team called the Wizards, a cricket team called the Daredevils, and a tennis team called the Aces, the latter of which plays in Indira Gandhi Stadium?
3. Its original inhabitants included a First Nations tribe called the Passamaquoddy, its first European exploration was by French explorer Jacques Cartier, it fell under British rule in the early 1700s and was eventually split off from a colony called Nova Scotia, it fought a war over the boundary between it and Maine, and it became a province in 1867. What is it?
4. What state is bordered on the north by Queensland, on the west by South Australia, on the south by Victoria, on the east by the Tasman Sea, and contains within it an enclave that is home to the country's capital?
5. To date, Bruce Springsteen has released eighteen studio albums. The titles of two of those albums reference a U.S. state: his 1982 album Nebraska and his 1973 debut album, the title of which sends greetings from a city in what state?

Extra credit
1. Appropriately, what city sits at the mouth of Connecticut's Thames River?
2. What overseas French territory, located some 750 miles east of Australia, was a frequent spot for R & R for the crew of the PT-73 on the 1960s series McHale's Navy?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase NOVA SCOTIA. Rearrange the letters to spell a ten-letter word for things you do in your spare time. What is the word?

ANSWERS
On-air questions

1. New Orleans
2. New Delhi
3. New Brunswick
4. New South Wales
5. New Jersey

Extra credit
1. New London
2. New Caledonia