Any Questions? #85

Apr 12, 2013

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel focus on shots this week.

Last week's challenge
Start with the last name of a famous American military man. Rearrange the letters into three words than could have been newspaper headlines about this person four years apart. Who is the person and what is the headline?

Answer: Eisenhower, "See Hero Win"

On-air questions: On April 12, 1955, the polio vaccine was declared safe and effective. (That date was 10 years to the day after FDR died, although there is speculation that FDR may have had another disease instead of polio.) In any case, to honor the work of Dr. Jonas Salk, we'll have a quiz about shots.
1. Originally appearing on Bob Marley and the Wailers' 1973 album Burnin', the song “I Shot the Sheriff” was covered one year later by what iconic rock guitarist?
2. In 1998, Gus Van Sant directed an almost shot-for-shot remake of what classic 1960 Hitchcock film, with Vince Vaughn reprising Anthony Perkins' iconic role?
3. The most famous sports-related use of the phrase “the shot heard 'round the world” refers to a home run hit by Bobby Thomson to clinch the 1951 National League pennant for what baseball team?
4. Only one of the 50 U.S. states legally defines the volume of an alcoholic shot. In 1998, that volume was increased to one-and-a-half fluid ounces under a law supported by then-governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. What western state is it?
5. Put the following in order by the lengths of their respective shot clocks, from shortest to longest: NCAA women's basketball, NCAA men's basketball, NBA.

Extra credit
1. Uncle Shelby's Story of Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back, published in 1963, was the first children's book by what author, also known for his cartoons and books of poetry?
2. "Shot rock" is a term used in what sport to describe the stone in the house that is closest to the button and, therefore, identifies the team that will score in that end?

This week's challenge
Think of a four-letter word that starts with C that can precede SHOT to make a common two-word phrase. Change the vowel sound in that word, and you'll get a five-letter word starting with C that can also precede SHOT to make a common two-word phrase. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. Eric Clapton
2. Psycho
3. New York Giants
4. Utah
5. NBA (24 seconds), NCAA women's basketball (30 seconds), NCAA men's basketball (35 seconds)

Extra credit
1. Shel Silverstein
2. Curling