Quiz a test of Motor City IQ

Think you know Detroit? Today’s DailyNews quiz will test your Motor City IQ.

Up for grabs is a 500 mL stainless steel water bottle, stencilled with the Alumni logo, courtesy of the Alumni Affairs office. The winner will be selected at random from all correct responses received by 4 p.m. Thursday, September 8. To be eligible, please identify who or what is known as:

  1. Boston cooler
    a) an ice cream float made with Vernor’s ginger ale
    b) Mark Fidrych’s change-up pitch
    c) a snub-nosed handgun
    d) a trunk full of ice, used when tailgating
  2. Coney dog
    a) canine breed also known as a dachshund
    b) a hotdog topped with chili, onions and mustard
    c) stage name of rapper Marshall Mathers
    d) slang term for a car thief
  3. Detroit Iron
    a) a snub-nosed handgun
    b) the steaming electric clothes iron
    c) a vitamin and mineral supplement
    d) US made automobiles, especially muscle cars
  4. Michigan left
    a) in bowling, a split involving the 5- and 7-pins
    b) Detroit Tigers’ left-fielder Al Kaline
    c) the 1960s political movement spawned by the Port Huron Statement
    d) a traffic manoeuvre combining a right-hand turn and a U-turn
  5. Motor City Madman
    a) Alice Cooper
    b) Ted Lindsay
    c) Ted Nugent
    d) Iggy Pop

Contest is open to all readers of the DailyNews. Send an e-mail with your responses to uofwnews@uwindsor.ca. One entry per contestant, please. Note: the decision of the judge in determining the most correct response is inviolable.

Alumni water bottleThis prize awaits the winner of today’s contest. A durable and lightweight stainless steel water bottle, it boasts a capacity of 500 mL, a carbineer clip, a tight-sealing polypropylene screw cap and a UWindsor Alumni logo imprinted on the side.

Alumnus puts writer trivia in the bag

Matt Caplin, a two-time UWindsor grad (BComm and B.Ed), won Wednesday's DailyNews contest and the prize of a jute shopping bag provided by the Alumni Office.

His name was drawn from all entrants who correctly responded that the University Players have produced the David French plays Leaving Home, Jitters, Salt-Water Moon and That Summer; Alistair MacLeod published As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and Other Stories before his first novel; W.O. Mitchell published How I Spent My Summer Holidays during his time at UWindsor; Joyce Carol Oates' novella Black Water was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an opera; and Nino Ricci won his first Governor General’s Award for Fiction for Lives of the Saints.