Any Questions?

Friday at 6:25 p.m. on Northeast Report Late Edition

Last week's challenge: Start with the phrase RAT PACK. Change one letter to an O and you can rearrange the result to spell the two-word name (three letters, four letters) of something you might have hanging in your kitchen. What is it?

Answer: Change an A to an O and rearrange the letters to spell POT RACK.
 

THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY:  PEOPLE WITH COLORS IN THEIR NAMES

On-air questions: On December 19, 1961, future Hall of Famer and 13-time NFL Pro Bowler Reggie White was born. The defensive end, who won Super Bowl 31 with the Packers, had his number 92 retired by Green Bay, Philadelphia and the Tennessee Volunteers. In honor of White, today’s quiz is all about people with colors in their names.

1. Which massively best-selling author of stories about protagonist Robert Langdon had an earlier career as a songwriter and musician, including an album that shared the name of his breakthrough book?
2. Two of the last three California governors fit the category fit the category (both were Democrats). Name one.
3. Which pop star, born Alecia Beth Moore, was part of the “Lady Marmalade” remake for the soundtrack to Moulin Rouge and got her stage name from a Quentin Tarantino movie?
4. Amy Tan has written more than a dozen novels, children’s books and works of non-fiction, but remains best known for her debut bestseller about a group of Chinese women and their American-born daughters. What is the name of this novel, which also became a feature film?
5. Which actor, producer and director, who is the creator of Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken and the voice of Chris on Family Guy, got his start as a child in films like The Hotel New Hampshire and Radio Days?

Extra Credit

1. Which comedian has been making his high-octane appearances on The Daily Show since before Jon Stewart became host?
2. Born Aaron Chwatt, which actor and comedian won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for 1957’s Sayonara?

This week's challenge

Name actor and musician Jack Black’s comedic band. Rearrange the letters in this band’s name and you can spell a 10-letter word for some things that are sought on college campuses. What are they?

About Any Questions?

WAMC's Friday quiz segment, Any Questions?, puts news director Ian Pickus in the hot seat, as he and listeners field questions from resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel. Nothnagel is Associate Professor of mathematics at The Culinary Institute of America, and a crossword constructor for the New York Times and Games Magazine, among other venues. Often, Mike and Ian switch seats or feature guest answers, such as Will Shortz, Liane Hansen, John Flansburgh and Mike Doughty.

Any Questions? airs Friday during Northeast Report Late Edition on WAMC. 

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6:25 pm
Fri August 1, 2014

Any Questions #153

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch seats for a quiz about Music Television.

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6:25 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Any Questions #152

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel dust off the turntable for a visit to Laurel Canyon.

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6:25 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Any Questions #151

Walter Hickey

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are joined by special guest player Walter Hickey of FiveThirtyEight.

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6:25 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Any Questions #150

To celebrate show No. 150, WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel head 150 years back in time.

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6:25 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Any Questions #149

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel take a break from the poolside grill for a show about the Declaration.

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6:25 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Any Questions #148

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel take a tour of awards.

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6:25 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Any Questions #147

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel spend this week at the movies.

Last week's challenge
Start with a key two-word phrase heard in many television recitations of the Miranda rights. Rearrange the letters in these two words and you can name a six-letter member of the military and a six-letter action that person has taken. What are the words?
Answer: REMAIN SILENT, MARINE ENLIST

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6:25 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Any Questions #146

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch seats for a show about television police.

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Arts & Culture
6:06 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Any Questions #145

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel take a trip to space.

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Arts & Culture
6:25 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Any Questions #144

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are dressed to the, uh, twelves for this week's show.

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