This week’s questions:
- How many active battleships are there in the U.S. Navy?
- What is the name of filmmaker Spike Lee’s production company?
- What U.S. state was mentioned in the titles of three No. 1 hit songs in the 1960s and ’70s?
- In what women’s race at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, were the three leaders disqualified within sight of the finish line?
- What was the favorite beverage of TV detectives Dan Tanna on Vega$ and Barnaby Jones on Barnaby Jones?
This week’s answers:
- None. The last one, the last active battleship in the world, was the USS Missouri. It was decommissioned in March 1992 and is now a museum at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
- Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks. The name refers to the unfulfilled promise of compensation made to freed black slaves during the Civil War.
- Georgia. The three songs, the artists, and the years in which they were No. 1 are “Georgia on My Mind” by Ray Charles in 1960; “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” by Vicki Lawrence, in 1973; and “Midnight Train to Georgia” by Gladys Knight and the Pips, also in 1973.
- The 20-kilometer (12.4-mile) race walk. Each was disqualified after receiving a third red flag for either having both feet off the ground at the same time or for bending the knee of her lead foot.
- Milk. Robert Ulrich starred as Dan Tanna in Vega$ (1978-81); Buddy Ebsen starred in the title role in Barnaby Jones (1973-80).
Source: Workman Publishing/”Page-A-Day”