Centennial Perspectives

BGSU Trivia Quiz #1

BGSU Trivia was created for the 75th Anniversary of Bowling Green State University in 1985. Similar in play to the popular game, "Trivial Pursuit", questions were organized into six categories-people, sports, places, odds-n-ends, campus life, and history. To mark the Centennial celebration of the University, the Center for Archival Collections will present a quiz each month, featuring two questions from each of the categories. An interactive version is also available.  Test your knowledge and have fun!

Quiz #1--October

  1. What was the title of the first college song composed in 1914 by Ernest G. Hesser?
    • a) Alma Mater
    • b) We Hail You, Dear Normal College
    • c) Home of Aspiring Souls, Our College Stands
    • d) Ay Ziggy Zoomba
  2. When Bowling Green State Normal College started classes in 1914, tuition was
    • a) Free
    • b) $1 per semester hour
    • c) $36 per semester
    • d) $36 per year
  3. The 1931 Homecoming Queen's attendant was the
    • a) Football team captain
    • b) Runner-up candidate
    • c) President of BGSC
    • d) Mayor of BG
  4. As a 1975 Homecoming activity, BGSU students danced their way into the Guinness Book of World Records with the "world's longest snake dance." How long was this?
    • a) 3,376 persons
    • b) 6,376 persons
    • c) 9, 376 persons
    • d) 12,376 persons
  5. What is the name of the ghost of the Chi Omega sorority?
    • a) Alice
    • b) Amanda
    • c) Casper
    • d) Larry
  6. The zip code for all mail addressed to BGSU is
    • a) 43402
    • b) 43403
    • c) 43404
    • d) 43304
  7. Which of the following was not an occupant of Ivy Hall?
    • a) Shotgun factory
    • b) Underwear factory
    • c) Women's dorm
    • d) Co-ed dorm
    • e) Chicken hatchery
    • f) Fraternity
    • g) Tool shop
    • h) Warehouse
  8. What is the name of the cemetery surrounded by the BGSU campus?
    • a) Ridge Street
    • b) Bowling Green
    • c) Oak Grove
    • d) University Park
  9. The housing of both civilian and Navy V-12 men in Kohl Hall required civilian men to observe quiet hours and
    • a) Morning calisthenics
    • b) No smoking in rooms
    • c) Lights out by 11 PM
    • d) No restroom use between 11 PM and 7 AM
  10. Roommate assignments in the early years of the College were
    • a) In the same room with the same person until graduation
    • b) By choice and changed every semester
    • c) Assigned for the first semester and by choice the following semesters
    • d) In the same dorm with a different person every year until graduation
  11. BGSU has participated in volleyball as a women's intercollegiate sport since 1967. Which of the following is not a position in that sport?
    • a) Fielder
    • b) Outside Hitter
    • c) Middle Hitter/Blocker
    • d) Setter
  12. The length of most of the BGSU men's cross country races is
    • a) 3 miles
    • b) 5 miles
    • c) 10 miles
    • d) 13 miles

Rules and Study Guide | Answers to Quiz #1 | Interactive Trivia Test