Here are the questions:

  1. What are the names of the two stone lions that stand in front of McMicken Hall and are among the most popular symbols of the university?
  2. Which popular television family was conceived by a UC alumnus?
  3. What three alums of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM) have won Grammy Awards in, we might add, very different genres?

The answers:

  1. Mick and Mack have guarded the front lawn of the university since 1904. They are copies of statues that stand in the Loggia del Lanzi in Florence, Italy.
  2. The Waltons–Earl Hamner graduated from UC with a degree in broadcast communications.
  3. Dixieland trumpeter Al Hirt (CCM ’41, HonDoc ’68) won a Grammy for a non-jazz instrumental (“Java”) in 1963 and was nominated for 20 more Grammys; Tennessee Ernie Ford, att. CCM ’30s, won a Grammy in 1964 for his album “Great Gospel Songs.”; Opera singer Kathleen Battle, (CCM ’70, MM ’71, HonDoc ’83) has won three Grammy Awards — one in 1986 and two in 1987.