And the Answer Is . . .
A “Question of the Week” is posted outside of Starbucks Café, and in the Allen Library throughout the semester. Answer correctly and you have a chance to win a $5 Starbucks gift card.
Here are the questions and answers from the fall semester:
- What country has the most natural lakes?
- In 1926, Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to accomplish what athletic feet?
Swim the English Channel
- What type of dog is Scooby Doo from the cartoon series, “Scooby Doo”
- Which Dickens novel was left unfinished at the time of his death?
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
- The Dracula legend is believed to be based on which historical figure?
Vlad Tepes (or Vlad the Impaler)
- In The Nightmare Before Christmas, what was Oogie Boogie made of?
- What were the first Jack O’Lanterns made out of?
- What is the alternative title of Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel Frankenstein?
The Modern Prometheus
- What radio drama caused mass panic on October 30, 1938?
War of the Worlds
- What was the name of the first pizzeria to open in the United States?
- What planet has the most moons?
- What are the names of the four ghosts in Pac Man?
Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde
- Where did the sport of curling originate?
- The character Lightning McQueen, in the 2006 movies “Cars”, finds himself stuck in what town?
- What TV show inspired Wade Madsen's method for teaching collaborative choreography?
- What is the title and who is the composer of this work, banned in the Soviet Union for its overt Christianity? (The score was shredded in a glass jar.)
Credo by Arvo Pärt
- In 1868, Franz Liszt wrote that "Schubert would not be displeased" with his reworking of what piece in modern piano form?
C major Fantasia (Wanderer Fantasy)
- Some have said Maria Anna “Nannerl” Mozart criticized her sister-in-law as not being a “fitting girl” for Wolfgang, but her manuscripts proved that sentence was not in her handwriting. Who wrote that sentence?
Albert von Mölk
- Drummer Jimmy Hopps once lived in a building with members of the jazz band Apogee. He occupied an unfinished room above the top floor; how did he heat the room in winter?
By warming a brick on a hotplate