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In History, Science, Student Life, Uncategorized, Yale on February 13, 2009 at 12:11 pm

What did students observe from the tower of the Athenaeum in 1835?


  1. P.T. Barnum’s circus coming to town.
  2. The first sighting of Halley’s Comet.
  3. “Life” on the moon.
  4. Charles Darwin on the Beagle.




Temples of Cloacina

In Arts, History, Yale on February 13, 2009 at 10:39 am

 What were John Trumbull’s “Temples of Cloacina?”

  1. A painting of Roman temples
  2. Follies constructed on his estate
  3. Outhouses behind the Brick Row
  4. A poem he wrote after visiting Rome



Star Quality

In Arts on February 6, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Which well-known Yalie made a cameo appearance in the popular 1938 film “Bringing up Baby?”







  1. Handsome Dan
  2. Peabody’s Pride
  3. Vincent Price
  4. Paul Mellon



In Sports, Yale on February 6, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Tony Lavelli ’49 was the Boston Celtics’ first pick in the 1949 NBA draft.  He agreed to sign up on one condition.  What was it? 

  1. He could perform on his accordion at half-time
  2. His wife could accompany him on the road
  3. He could get a free car
  4. His parents could have prime seats to Celtics games during their lifetime



In History, Science, Yale on February 5, 2009 at 4:42 pm


What does this “thunder house” in the Peabody’s collection of Historical Scientific Instruments do?






  1. Predicts the weather
  2. Tells time
  3. Lights up
  4. Explodes




In History, Science, Yale on February 5, 2009 at 3:26 pm

After the original inhabitant passed on, this shell served what function?



conch trumpet




1. Mastodon skin scraper.

2. Grain scoop.

3. Musical instrument.

4. Fish scaler