Any Questions? #73

Jan 18, 2013

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel rally for a for a quiz about protests.

Last week's challenge
The phrase DEAD HEAD is a familiar phrase where the two words are identical, except the first starts with D and the second starts with H. There is a well-known fictional character whose name is made up of two identical words, except the first starts with H and the second starts with D. What name is it?
Answer: The character is HUMPTY DUMPTY.

On-air questions: At midnight on January 18, 2012, more than 115,000 websites around the world started a 24-hour self-imposed blackout to protest two bills in the U.S. House of Representatives: the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect I.P. Act. Unless you decide to go on strike in the next 15 seconds, this week we'll have a quiz about other famous protests.
1. The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – as it is officially known – is famous as the venue for what speech delivered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial?
2. An uprising that began on January 25, 2011, and lasted for just over two weeks, led to (among other things) the resignation of Hosni Mubarak, the now former president of what country?
3. Referencing the show's catchphrase “Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose,” fans of what drama about a high school football team sent bottles of eye drops to NBC to protest its impending cancelation?
4. Because of regulations preventing the use of megaphones, the Occupy Wall Street protestors disseminated information by repeating a speaker's message to people in their immediate vicinity, who then repeated it to more people, and so on. By what two-word name is this method known?
5. In the 1979 film Norma Rae, Sally Field plays a mill worker who protests the working conditions at the mill. What word is written on the sign that Norma Rae holds up while standing on her worktable?

Extra credit
1. What Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young anti-war protest song was written after Neil Young saw photographs of the May 1970 shootings at Kent State?
2. In July of 1979, disc jockey Steve Dahl organized "Disco Demolition Night" after the radio station at which he was working switched from a rock format to a disco format and fired him. At what now-demolished Major League Baseball park did this anti-disco protest take place?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase TEA PARTY. Change one letter to an X and you can rearrange the result to spell a word that names a type of person involved in the Boston Tea Party. What word is it?

On-air questions
1. “The "I Have a Dream” speech
2. Egypt
3. Friday Night Lights
4. Human microphone
5. "Union"

Extra credit
1. "Ohio"
2. Comiskey Park