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Mon April 1, 2013
Any Questions? #83
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.
THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: MARCH MADNESS No. 5 – NCAA CHAMPIONS
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?
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?
1. "Carry On Wayward Son"
2. Elizabeth Dole
4. Mark Twain
5. The secret herbs and spices
1. A water bottle
2. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil