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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:

Q&A at Mortensen Library
Mortensen Library

  • 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”
    Great Dane
  • 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?
    Lombardi’s Pizza
  • 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?
    Radiator Springs

Q&A at Allen Library
Allen Library

  • What TV show inspired Wade Madsen's method for teaching collaborative choreography?
    Project Runway
  • 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