Any Questions #350: "Blank Of The Blank"

May 11, 2018

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are back with a fill-in-the-blanks quiz.

Last week's challenge
Start with the name of Qui-Gon Jinn actor LIAM NEESON. Rearrange the letters and you can spell two other sci-fi blockbusters from the past. As a hint, one is a sequel, and you’ll need to add THE to the other. What are the words?
Answer: ALIENS, The OMEN

THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: ___ OF THE ___
On-air questions: Today, May 11, 2018, the film "Life of the Party" was released. The film, whose tagline is "Give life the old college try", stars Melissa McCarthy as Deanna Miles, a divorced woman who decides to go back to college and ends up enrolling at the same school as her daughter. Hilarity, presumably, ensues. To mark the opening of Life of the Party, this week, our questions are about other things named "[blank] of the [blank]."

1. A boat tour called Maid of the Mist – a name also given to each of the boats that give the tour – begins and ends, with a brief portion of the journey crossing into Ontario, on the American side of what landmark?
2. It has been used to describe a number of tennis matches over the years, but the title "Battle of the Sexes" is perhaps most famously applied to a 1973 match between which two players, portrayed in 2017 on screen by Emma Stone and Steve Carell?
3. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, a position similar to a finance minister, is a member of the Prime Minister's cabinet and is responsible for economic and financial matters. In recent years, the Chancellor has become the second-most powerful position in the UK behind the Prime Minister, and as such, it is perhaps appropriate that the person in that position lives at number 11 on what street?
4. What song by the band Survivor was used as the title song of a 1986 Gary Busey film, but is much more familiar as the theme song to the 1982 film Rocky III, used as such after Sylvester Stallone requested that the band record the song for the movie?
5. What phrase, whose origin comes from the practice of putting fur in a wound from an animal bite, is now used much more commonly to refer to a drink consumed to lessen the effects of a hangover?

Extra credit
1. What BBC television program debuted on January 1, 1964, was inspired by a Radio Luxembourg show called Teen and Twenty Disc Club?
2. What name is given to a series of fourteen numbered images often placed at regular intervals along a path inside a church?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase RUN OF THE MILL. Change one letter to an A and you can rearrange the result to spell the eight-letter last name of a president and the four-letter name of a U.S. state. What are they?

ANSWERS
On-air questions

1. Niagara Falls
2. Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs
3. Downing Street
4. "Eye of the Tiger"
5. Hair of the dog

Extra credit
1. Top of the Pops
2. Stations of the Cross