Archive for the ‘Yale’ Category


In History, Uncategorized, Yale on November 6, 2010 at 9:16 am

Yale has lots of things packed away in the attic.  Which of these treasures is not in their collections?


1.  A rose kissed by Alice B. Toklas

2.  A piece of the True Cross

3.  Alfred Lord Tennyson’s hair

4.  William Howard Taft’s underpants




In Science, Uncategorized, Yale on May 13, 2009 at 2:27 pm

What does WIYN observe?

  1. Music
  2. Galaxies
  3. News reports
  4. ARRA funds


Handsome Dan

In History, Sports, Uncategorized, Yale on May 11, 2009 at 9:18 am

Which Handsome Dan was truly a standout?

  1. Handsome Dan X
  2. Handsome Dan XII
  3. Handsome Dan I
  4. Handsome Dan XVI


Breaking Ground

In Architecture, History, Sports, Uncategorized, Yale on May 8, 2009 at 10:16 am


What were they building in 1913?





  1. The polo pony barns
  2. The tunnels for the Yale Bowl
  3. Barracks for ROTC
  4. Chemical weapons testing sheds



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




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




Into the Woods

In History, Student Life, Yale on January 21, 2009 at 4:34 pm


 Identify this event: 




1.  WWI training camp

2.  The first FOOT (Freshman Outdoor Orientation Trip)

3.  Yale School of Forestry Camp

4.  The first fraternity row