Any Questions #56

Sep 21, 2012

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch sides this week for a quiz about historical figures (and quasi-historical figures) who also switched sides.

Last week's challenge: Start with the phrase SUPREME COURT. Rearrange these 12 letters to spell a two-word phrase (eight letters in the first word, four letters in the second) that names someone who's technologically savvy. Who is it?

Answer: The person is a COMPUTER USER.

On-air questions: On September 21, 1780, Benedict Arnold turned over plans to West Point to the British, ensuring that his name would become a synonym for "traitor" in perpetuity. Therefore, this week's show is about famous turncoats.

1. According to the New Testament, the price for which Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus before the Last Supper
2. The Florida neighborhood mentioned by LeBron James when the star Cavalier announced his departure from Cleveland
3. The Senator who committed suicide just two years after taking part in the assassination of a close friend
4. The pro wrestler and Slim Jim pitchman who left the WWF for rival WCW in 1994, where he reunited with frenemy Hulk Hogan
5. The actor who plays Lando Calrissian, who turns over Cloud City to the Empire in The Empire Strikes Back

Extra credit
1. The stage name of the exotic dancer who was executed by France for spying for Germany during World War
2. The politician who switched from the Democratic Party to the GOP in 1962, four years before running for governor of California

This week's challenge
Take the first name of a well-known political leader. Remove the vowels from this person's name and you'll be left with the organization the person runs. Who is it and what is the organization?

On-air questions
1. Thirty pieces of silver
2. South Beach (the Miami Heat play about five miles from South Beach)
3. Brutus
4. Macho Man Randy Savage
5. Billy Dee Williams

Extra credit
1. Mata Hari
2.  Ronald Reagan