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 March 14, 2014

Any Questions #133

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel slice up a Pi Day quiz.

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Fri March 7, 2014

Any Questions #132

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel get up on the soapbox for a show about speeches.

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Fri February 28, 2014

Any Questions #131

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel take a trip on a familiar railroad.

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Fri February 21, 2014

Any Questions #130

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel are speaking in a variety of tongues this week.

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Fri February 14, 2014

Any Questions #129

WAMC's Ian Pickus and Mike Nothnagel switch seats for Valentine's Day.

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Fri February 7, 2014

Any Questions #128

The TARDIS from Dr. Who

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel deal in units of time this week.

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6:25 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Any Questions #127

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

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase RED DELICIOUS. Change one letter to a P and you can spell a four-letter word that can precede APPLE, and two words that can follow APPLE (three letters in one word, five letters in the other), to make common two-word phrases. What are the words?
Answer: If you change the L to a P, you can spell SOUR, CIDER and PIE.

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6:25 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Any Questions #126

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel consider apples on this week's quiz.

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Fri January 17, 2014

Any Questions? #125

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch spots for a quiz about Norway.

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6:25 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Any Questions #124

Crack open some un-cola for this week's quiz.

Last week's challenge
Start with an eight-letter word beginning with M that names a nationality. Drop the last letter and the result will spell the first and last names of a famous TV and radio personality. What is the nationality and who is the personality?
Answer: The nationality is MOROCCAN, and the personality is MO ROCCA.

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