Any Questions? #83

Apr 1, 2013

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel wrap up their run of March Madness shows with a quiz inspired by the NCAA tourney.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase MARINE BAND. Change one letter to an S, then rearrange the result to spell a two-word phrase (five letters in each word) that names things that are trademarked. What are they?
Answer: If you change the I to an S, you can spell BRAND NAMES.

On-air questions
: We've made it to the finals of March Madness here on Any Questions? To wrap up this month, we've got a quiz inspired by the last five winners of the actual March Madness, otherwise known as the NCAA Men's Division I basketball championship.
1. [2008: Kansas] The title of what 1978 hit by the band Kansas is followed in the lyrics by the lines “For there'll be peace when you are done / Lay your weary head to rest / Don't you cry no more”?
2. [2009: North Carolina] In 2008, North Carolina senator Kay Hagan became the first woman to defeat a female incumbent senator. Which senator did Hagan defeat?
3. [2010: Duke] Uncle Duke, a comic strip character introduced in 1974, was originally conceived as a caricature of the journalist Hunter S. Thompson. In what often-political comic strip does Uncle Duke appear?
4. [2011: Connecticut] The 1889 novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, in which an engineer named Hank Morgan is transported to 6th century England, was written by what American author?
5. [2012: Kentucky] Locked inside a safe in a vault in the company's headquarters is Colonel Sanders' original recipe for Kentucky Fried Chicken along with eleven vials containing what?

Extra credit
1. [2007: Florida] Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida, gave the response to the 2013 State of the Union Address. One of the most talked-about moments of his response was when he awkwardly reached for what?
2. [2003: Syracuse] John Berendt, a native of Syracuse, wrote what 1994 non-fiction book about a murder in Savannah, Ga., which was later adapted into a 1997 film directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Kevin Spacey?

This week's challenge
Start with the names of two national basketball championship schools: UCLA and DUKE. Change one letter to an M, and rearrange the result to spell a two-word phrase (three letters in the first word, five words in the second) associated with many college graduates. What is the phrase?

On-air questions

1. "Carry On Wayward Son"
2. Elizabeth Dole
3. Doonesbury
4. Mark Twain
5. The secret herbs and spices

Extra credit
1. A water bottle
2. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil