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Centennial Quiz - December 28, 2008

1. "Medieval Frescoes" was an exhibit of 12th-14th century murals at the Museum of Texas Tech that ran from June 2 to Sept. 15, 2002. They were on loan from:
a. The Dallas Museum of Art
b. The Vatican Museums Collection
c. The British Museum
d. The J. Paul Getty Museum

2. True or false?
The first representative elected in 1934 for the newly created 19th Congressional District was Preston Smith.

3. What are the lights that were reported by residents in the skies over Lubbock in 1951:
a. Unexplained fast-moving lights in a V- and U-formation - origin unknown.
b. A weather balloon
c. An Air Force night flight
d. The Northern Lights

4.True or false?
On a visit to Lubbock in 1936, Admiral Richard Byrd, the famed polar explorer, lost his pipe.

Answers:

"Medieval Frescoes" was an exhibit of 12th-14th century murals at the Museum of Texas Tech that ran from June 2 to Sept. 15, 2002. They were on loan from:

b. The Vatican Museums Collection

The first representative elected in 1934 for the newly created 19th Congressional District was Preston Smith.

False. The first representative elected in 1934 for the newly created 19th District was George Mahon.

3. What are the lights that were reported by residents in the skies over Lubbock in 1951:

a. Unexplained fast-moving lights in a V- and U-formation were seen by a number of residents, and Texas Tech professors could offer no explanation.

4. On a visit to Lubbock in 1936, Admiral Richard Byrd, the famed polar explorer, lost his pipe.

True. Byrd was in Lubbock on a lecture tour to help pay for one of his ventures.


Do you know of a little-known or fun fact about Lubbock that we can feature in our centennial quiz? If so, send them to Dave Daniel, A-J news editor, at david.daniel@lubbockonline.com.

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