WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel take a trip to the first state, Delaware.
Last week's challenge
Start with the titles of two other best-selling albums by Michael Jackson: BAD and DANGEROUS. Change one letter to an R, and you can rearrange the result to spell a five-letter word for something that makes music and a seven-letter word for things that can help you hear music. What are they?
Answer: If you change one of the Ds to an R, you can spell ORGAN and EARBUDS.
THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: DELAWARE
On-air questions: on December 7, 1787, Delaware was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. In honor of that milestone, this week we'll see how much our listeners know about the state nicknamed The Small Wonder.
1. Delaware is the only state with no sites under the jurisdiction of what federal agency that oversees, among other things, historical buildings and protected areas of land?
2. A senator from Delaware was the legislative sponsor of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, which spawned what became a highly-popular retirement plan. What is this senator's last name?
3. In 1952, the Delaware Supreme Court heard a case called Gebhart v. Belton, a case later combined with four others into what 1954 case concerned with racial segregation in public schools?
4. The only boundary between two states that is approximately circular is the northern border of Delaware. Referred to as Twelve-Mile Circle, it's really a series of smaller arcs joined together. What state is on the other side of Twelve-Mile Circle?
5. What 1989 film starring Robin Williams as an unorthodox English teacher at a private academy in Vermont was actually filmed at a boarding school in Middletown, Delaware?
1. Amtrak's Northeast Corridor route serves two stations in Delaware. One is in Wilmington, and the other is in a city that shares its name with another city (in a different state, of course) on the Northeast Corridor route. What city is it?
2. Before they were forcibly removed by the English, the Dutch laid claim to land surrounding the Delaware River. This claim stemmed from the explorations in 1609 of what famed navigator, perhaps more well-known for his travels in and around New York?
This week's challenge
Start with the phrase FIRST STATE. Change one letter to an O and you can rearrange the result to spell the six-letter name of a game, and what you might be sitting on when you play that game. What is the game and what is the thing?
1. National Park Service
3. Brown v. Board of Education
5. Dead Poets Society
2. Henry Hudson