Any Questions? #76

Feb 8, 2013

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel have a royal time on a show about queens.

Last week's challenge
Start with the six-letter name for a group of people seen in theaters. Add a letter and you can name another group of people often heard in theaters. Who are these people?
Answer: The people seen at theaters are USHERS, and if you add an H, you can spell HUSHERS.

On-air questions: On February 8, 1952, Queen Elizabeth II became queen of the United Kingdom and 15 other commonwealth countries. Currently, she is the second-longest reigning British monarch, after Queen Victoria. So this week, we'll see how much you know about other famous queens.
1. To begin the reproductive cycle, a queen bee will leave her hive and fly to a so-called “congregation area” to being mating with male honeybees, known more commonly as what?
2. The character played by Tina Turner – and the song she sang – in the 1975 film adaptation of The Who's rock opera Tommy is also the title of Turner's second solo album. What is the album's title?
3. Queen of the Damned is the third novel in what author's “Vampire Chronicles” series, where it follows Interview with the Vampire and The Vampire Lestat?
4. The queen of diamonds plays a role in hypnotizing a soldier into murdering a presidential hopeful in what 1962 suspense thriller starring Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury?
5. What restaurant chain, famous for its soft serve brand of ice cream, opened its first store in Joliet, Ill. in 1940, and introduced the Blizzard to its menu in 1985?

Extra credit
1. Two cousins who wrote a series of detective novels and short stories under the pseudonym Ellery Queen received six awards from the Mystery Writers of America. The awards are named for what author, widely considered to be the inventor of the detective fiction genre?
2. The RMS Queen Mary made its last voyage on October 31, 1967, sailing from Southampton, England to what California city, where she is permanently moored and serves as a tourist attraction, museum, and hotel?

This week's challenge
Start with the one-word name of a famous queen. Add an F, then rearrange the result to spell two places that are usually guarded. Who is the queen and what are the places?

On-air questions
1. Drones
2. Acid Queen
3. Anne Rice
4. The Manchurian Candidate
5. Dairy Queen

Extra credit
1. Edgar Allan Poe
2. Long Beach