Any Questions #339: Orange Things

Feb 23, 2018

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel return for a quiz about orange things.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase BULLETIN BOARD. Change one letter to a T and you can rearrange the result to spell a seven-letter word and a six-letter word (both starting with B) that each name something that you usually need a finger to use. What are the words?
Answer: If you change the D to a T, you can spell BRAILLE and BUTTON.

On-air questions: On February 23, 1854, the Orange River Convention was signed, which officially established the republic known as the Orange Free State. After gaining independence from the British in 1854, the Orange Free State existed as such until 1900, when it was annexed by the British, who ruled it for a decade before it joined what was then called the Union of South Africa, which we know today as the Republic of South Africa. Today, the Orange Free State – now simply called Free State – is one of nine provinces in South Africa. To commemorate the signing of the Orange River Convention, this week our questions are about other orange things.

1. The Orange Line – one of four subway lines in the city it serves – has as its southern terminus a station named Forest Hills and passed through stations named Roxbury Crossing, Back Bay, Tufts Medical Center, and North Station in what U.S. city?
2. A July 2013 review in the Washington Post read, in part: "In Jenji Kohan's magnificent and thoroughly engrossing new series…prison is still the pits. But it is also filled with the entire range of human emotion and stories, all of which are brought vividly to life in a world where a stick of gum could ignite either a romance or a death threat." What series was the subject of this review?
3. The 1988 song "Orange Crush" is, according to singer Michael Stipe, about a young man going off to fight in the Vietnam War, and the song's title references Agent Orange, a chemical used during the conflict. The song appears on an album titled Green by what band?
4. The annual college football game known as the Orange Bowl is one of three bowl games – along with the Sugar Bowl and the Sun Bowl – that debuted on January 1, 1935, pitting Bucknell against the University of Miami. Those three bowl games are the second-oldest bowl games, behind which game, played first in 1902 and then annually beginning in 1916?
5. First produced at an orange juice stand in California in 1926 and named the official drink of the 1964 New York World's Fair, what beverage is a combination of ice, orange juice, sweetener, milk, powdered egg whites, and vanilla flavoring?

Extra credit
1. Pollux, an orange giant star located about 34 light-years from the Sun, is one of the main stars in what constellation?
2. The Women's Prize for Fiction, a literary award that was known as the Orange Prize for Fiction for a number of years, honors women writers. The only woman to be nominated three times for this prize is what author of The Handmaid's Tale?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase ORANGE RIVER. Change one letter to a D and you can spell a three-word phrase (four letters, two letters, five letters) for something a general might do. What is it?

On-air questions

1. Boston, MA
2. Orange is the New Black
3. R.E.M.
4. The Rose Bowl
5. Orange Julius

Extra credit
1. Gemini
2. Margaret Atwood