It's our annual year-end news quiz, prepared with the help of Kathy Baker and Tim Goodman. You are given names you've probably never heard of before 2010, but that became famous during the past 12 months. You must identify each person.
Last Week's Challenge
Name a famous American from the past who has seven letters in his or her last name. Take the last two letters, plus the first four letters, in that order, and you'll name that person's profession. Who is it?
Answer: Thoreau, author
Winner: Eric Ross of Salt Lake City
Next Week's Challenge
From Mark Leeper of Matawan, N.J.: Take a plural noun that ends with the letter S. Insert a space somewhere in this word, retaining the order of the letters. The result will be a two-word phrase that has the same meaning as the original word, except in the singular. What word is this?
Submit Your Answer
If you know the answer to next week's challenge, submit it here. Listeners who submit correct answers win a chance to play the on-air puzzle. Important: Include a phone number where we can reach you Thursday at 3 p.m. Eastern.