Monday, January 16, 2006

Win Ben Stein's Money - the Answers

Thanks to everyone who entered the book giveaway contest. Here are the answers to the 10 questions:

1. Until 1970 what title was given to the head of the US Post Office Department?
POSTMASTER GENERAL

2. In music notation name the vertical line drawn through the staff to mark off a measure?
BAR LINE

3. Formed by hardened lava, what is the most abundant of the volcanic igneous rocks?
BASALT

4. What children's pastime can be played "double dutch" or "criss-cross"?
JUMPING ROPE

5. Canada is bordered by three oceans, the Atlantic, the Pacific and what other?
ARCTIC

6. What part of the stage in front of the proscenium is also the name of an article of clothing?
APRON

7. What is the state flower of California?
POPPY

8. In the world of transportation, what do the initials S. U. V. stand for?
SPORTS UTILITY VEHICLE

9. What English poet penned the words, "No man is an island" in 1624.
JOHN DONNE

10. Who led the Flying Tigers in WWII?
CLAIRE CHENNAULT

And which did I miss? Numbers 2, 8(!), 10


2 comments:

Milan said...

Which, if any, did Ben Stein get wrong?

Bill Gurstelle said...

Ben missed #2,4,and 6. He answered number 10 right at the buzzer. As Ben said (on air but was bleeped) "Boy I really pulled that last one out of my a$$"