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MUG's monthly quiz. Answers will be posted on the website after 3pm.

Q: The Daily News, the Post, the New Yorker, New York Magazine, the New York Observer, and the Village Voice. Put them in order of their first publication date, oldest to newest.
A:Post, Daily News, New Yorker, Village Voice, New York Magazine, Observer

Q: What's noteworthy about Bendel's upper-floor windows?
A: They're Lalique.

Q: Born in 1974 in NJ. Named after a Boston Bruins hockey player. Grew up in Kalamazoo. Dave Winfield a childhood idol. Major league debut in 1995. Career batting average: .314, career HR: 169, career RBI: 763. Who's the player?
A: Derek Jeter

Q: "Good morning, Spiers, Sicha, and Coen, how may I direct your call?" Wall Street attorneys? Nah. Nobel Peace Prize winners from NYC? Definitely not. Discount bedding merchants? Currently, no. So who are they?
A: Gawker editors

Q: Who wrote the poem inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty? (Extra points: what's the poem's name?)
A: Emma Lazarus (Bonus: "The New Colossus")

Q: She was born in Memphis in 1895. This blues singer had retired from showbiz when she was introduced to a West Village jazz club owner in 1977 and returned to his club's stage at age 82 for a multi-year run. She died in 1984. Who was she? a) Besse Smith b) Ethel Waters c) Ma Rainey d) Alberta Hunter
A: Alberta Hunter

Q: What's Honmura An's specialty?
A: Soba noodles

Q: "It's fop.
Finest in the shop.
Or we have some shepherd's pie peppered
With actual shepherd
On top.
And I've just begun.
Here's the politician — so oily
It's served with a doily —
Have one.
Put it on a bun.
Well, you never know if it's going to run."

What Broadway show, currently in previews, are these lyrics from?
A: Sweeney Todd

Q: Bettina Kohr was once a press agent for Laurence Olivier. George Hambley Brown was briefly married to Maureen O'Hara before marrying Kohr. They had two kids. Who's the daughter?
A: Tina Brown

Q: Who owns the New Yorker hotel? a) Reverend Billy Graham b) Reverend Sun Myung Moon c) Reverend Ike d) Reverend Jerry Falwell, e) Reverend Al Sharpton
A: Moon

Q: How many days was Judy Miller in the hoosegow?
A: 85 days

Q: The house where Archie Bunker lived is in Queens. Any meathead knows that. But which neighborhood?
A: Glendale

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