Friday at 6:25 p.m. on Northeast Report Late Edition
- Hosted by Ian Pickus
- Local Host Mike Nothnagel and Ian Pickus
Last week's challenge: Start with the supervocalic phrase PEANUT OIL. Rearrange the letters to spell the names of two instruments. What are they?
Answer: PIANO and LUTE.
THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: FAMOUS BATTLES
On-air questions: On October 2, 1452, Richard III was born, the 12th of 13 children. The last House of York king, Richard III died at age 32 at the Battle of Bosworth Field, which effectively marked the end of the Wars of the Roses. In Shakespeare’s version of the story, Richard is willing to trade his kingdom for a horse, proverbially. So in honor of Richard III’s birthday, today’s show is all about famous battles.
1. “Four and score and seven years ago” is the opening phrase of a famous speech by President Lincoln, delivered on the site of which 1863 battle about four months after what’s considered the largest ever fought in North America?
2. A World War II campaign that led to more than 90,000 Allied casualties, the name of which battle in the Ardennes has also been used in recent years as a weight-loss pun?
3. Much of the fighting in which early American Revolutionary War battle actually took place on nearby Breed’s Hill, even though the battle is named for a different location?
4. The Battle of Hoth, which takes up about 12 minutes of screen time, is considered one of the worst defeats for the rebel alliance during the Galactic Civil War, and concludes with the Empire taking over Echo Base. The Battle of Hoth comes near the beginning of which 1980 film?
5. Featuring multiple rap battles, the 2002 film 8 Mile about a fictitious Detroit rapper named B-Rabbit stars which real-life rapper?
1. Now recognized as a turning point in the War of 1812, the Battle of Plattsburgh in 1814 marked the last invasion of the U.S. by the British during the war. For which lake is the battle also known?
2. The 2006 film 300 is a fictionalized retelling of which battle between Persia and Greece?
This week's challenge
Start with the word WATERLOO. Rearrange the letters and you can spell two four-letter words you might see in a pharmacy. What are the words?
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 answerers, such as Will Shortz, Liane Hansen, John Flansburgh and Mike Doughty.
Any Questions? airs Friday during Northeast Report Late Edition on WAMC.