Centennial Perspectives

BGSU Trivia Quiz #4

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 #4--January

  1. What BG president signed the original agreement with the Army to establish ROTC at BGSU?
    • a) Dr. Homer Williams
    • b) Dr. Frank Prout
    • c) Dr. Ralph McDonald
    • d) Dr. Ralph Harshman
  2. Leon Winslow designed the original University Seal in 1914. In 1958, Glenn Christian revised the Seal by adding the
    • a) Book and motor
    • b) Buckeye tree and carnation
    • c) The burnt orange and brown colors
    • d) Falcon
  3. In the 1970s, Frieda Falcon began appearing with Freddie and during the 1980 basketball season she became a full-time mascot. Who was BG’s first Frieda Falcon?
    • a) Janice Suter
    • b) Stephanie Pauly
    • c) Becky Douglas
    • d) Sue Sheard
  4. John Chapman, for whom Chapman Hall is named, was better known as:
    • a) Johnny Appleseed
    • n) Daniel Boone
    • c) Davy Crockett
    • d) Mark Twain
  5. MAC stands for
    • a) Men’s Athletic Commission
    • b) Middle America Conference
    • c) Midwestern Athletic Conference
    • d) Mid-American Conference
  6. The prevailing wind is probably the most noticeable characteristic of BGSU’s climate. BG’s wind is predominately from what direction?
    • a) Southwesterly
    • b) Northwesterly
    • c) Northeasterly
    • d) Southeasterly
  7. The first building to be completed for use on the University campus was
    • a) Williams hall
    • b) University Hall
    • c) Moseley Hall
    • d) Hanna Hall
  8. This log cabin stood at the site of the current Bowen-Thompson Student Union. It now stands in Portage and is used as the American Legion Hall. Its name was
    • a) Commons
    • b) Faculty Club
    • c) Falcon’s Nest
    • d) Gate Theatre
  9. The first student activity fee was assessed in 1917-18 and entitled the student to attend all social and athletic events at a cost per semester of
    • a) $2.00
    • b) $2.50
    • c) $5.00
    • d) $10.00
  10. Established in 1978, this group will see you safely to and from places on campus.
    • a) BGSU football team
    • b) Campus Escort Service
    • c) Campus Scouts
    • d) Campus Security
  11. What sport uses brooms, stones and pebbling?
    • a) Curling
    • b) Lacrosse
    • c) Gymnastics
    • d) Rugby
  12. For several years after resumption of athletic relationships between Bowling Green and Toledo, the event was observed annually at a basketball game by
    • a) A ceremonial embrace between Freddie Falcon and the Rocket
    • b) The smoking of a peace pipe at half-time
    • c) A handshake at center court by the presidents of the two student bodies
    • d) An exchange of cheers by the two sets of cheerleaders

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