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Answers to Questions of the Week

Fishbowl for Q&A

At the start of the semester, look for the “Question of the Week” outside of Starbucks. Try your luck and drop your answer in the fishbowl to win a Starbucks gift card!

Here are the questions, and answers, from the fall semester:

  • Which tennis player famously yelled, "You cannot be serious!" at an umpire?
    John McEnroe
  • Which performing arts center in Hartford has one of its theaters also named after William H. Mortensen? The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
  • What was the first animated series made for prime-time network television?
    The Flintstones
  • Ceres is a dwarf planet that lies between the orbits of which two planets in our solar system? Mars and Jupiter
  • Which author/poet said, “Every burned book enlightens the world”?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • According to legend, what three-headed monster was said to guard the entrance to Hades? Cerberus
  • Who played Dracula in the 1931 vampire-horror film Dracula? Bela Lugosi
  • Who wrote the short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?Washington Irving
  • Halloween is believed to be based on which Celtic harvest festival? Samhain
  • What do the M’s stand for in “M&Ms”? Mars and Murrie
  • Who is known as the father of the modern periodic table? Dmitri Mendeleev
  • What is the name of the first board game invented by Milton Bradley? The Game of Life (or The Checkered Game of Life)
  • On November 27, 1910, which train station opened making it the longest railway terminal at the time? Penn Station, New York
  • In the movie Finding Nemo, which country has Nemo been taken to? Australia