History Quiz

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1. What is the name of the architect that designed the clubhouse?

2. What is unique about the light over the front door? 

3. What palaces of Henry VIII is the paneling in the Gallery modeled after? 

4. What does the motto "Ubi Amici Ibidem Sunt Opes" over one of the fireplaces in the Dining Room mean?

5. Who is the man in the portrait over the fireplace?

6. The Cottage library is a reproduction of what 14th Century library in England?

7. What movie starring Walter Mattheu, Tim Robbins and Meg Ryan was filmed in the library?

8. Who is quoted as having said "To play a good game of billiards is the mark of a well rounded education; But to play too good a game of billiards is the mark of an ill-spent youth"?

9. In whose memory are the steps leading to the garden dedicated?

10. To which members of the Club are the gazebos dedicated?


1. Charles Follem McKim of the firm McKim, Mead and White.

2. The lantern is half in and half out of the fanlight, creating continuity between the exterior and the interior.

3. Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace.

4. "Where there are friends, there are riches."

5. Edgar Palmer 03, who, with his father contributed two-thirds of the money required to construct the clubhouse.

6. Merton College, Oxford England.

7. "I.Q."

8. Sir Herbert Spencer.

9. Gorton Fauntleroy 13.

10. John Foster Dulles 08, former Secretary of State and James V. Forrestal 15, the first Secretary of Defense.