Answers will appear at the end of this post as the questions are correctly solved.
1) Which state’s motto was taken from a letter written by a Revolutionary War general to members of his company?
2) Which sea is the shallowest in the world?
3) What headgear did John Wayne wear in all his films starting with “Wake of the Red Witch” in 1948?
4) What funnyman named his firstborn son after Dracula’s dog?
5) What image remake did Uncle Ben – long the face of Uncle Ben’s rice – undergo in 2007?
3 (Teluria) A toupee – often under his ten-gallon hat. Wayne removed the wig for some scenes in “The Wings of Eagles” (1957), when he played his character as an older man. He joked about his hairless pate in “El Dorado” (1966), with the line “Ride baldy, ride.”
1 (Grayzie) New Hampshire’s “Live free or die.” The words were part of a toast Brigadier General John Stark sent in 1809, declining an invitation to the 32nd-anniversary reunion of the Battle of Bennington because of ill health. His full toast was “Live free or die; death is not the worst of evils,”
2 (Grayzie) The inland Sea of Azov, which is about 47 feet at its deepest. Located between Ukraine and Russia, it is linked to the Black Sea by the Kerch Strait.
4 (Grayzie) Comedian-illusionist Penn Jillette. He named his son, born in 2006, Zolten.
5 (Grayzie) After 61 years, he became chairman of the board in company ads.