leisure 04.8.05


Q: The MetroCard is introduced. a) 1993 b) 1995 c) 1997
A: [We screwed this one up since the cards were introduced in 1994, but accepted everywhere in the system in 1997. Our researcher is now in the stockade for the weekend.]

Q: Born Karola Ruth Siegel, 1928, in Frankfurt. Who is she?
A: Dr. Ruth.

Q: Time Out just picked this restaurant's black miso cod as the city's best signature dish. Which restaurant?
A: Nobu

Q: The movie version, due this Christmas, stars Annette Bening, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brian Cox, Jill Clayburgh, Joseph Fiennes, Alec Baldwin, Vanessa Redgrave, and Kristen Chenoweth. It's based on what book? a) A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius b) The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay c) Running with Scissors
A: Running with Scissors

Q: The Ciprianis just won the right to develop Pier 57. So, how often is the Cipriani-owned Rainbow Room currently open to regular old New Yorkers?
A: "Selected" Fridays and Saturdays.

Q: It was originially called the School for Cartoonists and Illustrators. What is it now?
A: School of Visual Arts

Q: The city's first vest pocket park, built in 1967, still has its wall of water, Saarinen tables, and Bertoia chairs. It was named for the father of what network television founder?
A: CBS' William Paley

Q: How many millions more did Cablevision bid for the West Side development than the Jets?
A: 40

Q: First words of the play (from a revival opening next month on Broadway):
John…John…John. Okay. John. John. Look: (Pause.)

A: Glengarry Glen Ross

Q: On PBS, this reporter for the New York Times responded to a question from Jim Lehrer, who asked if the unit the reporter was traveling with had found any proof of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The reporter said, "Well, I think they found something more than a smoking gun. What they've found…is a silver bullet in the form of a person, an Iraqi individual, a scientist, as we've called him, who really worked on the programs, who knows them firsthand." (This information proved entirely wrong.) Who's the reporter?
A: Judith Mille
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