Centennial Perspectives

BGSU Trivia Quiz #9

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 #9--June 2009

  1. In 1969 the University acquired a prairie falcon as a mascot and named it
    • a) Freddie Falcon II
    • b) Flying Falcon
    • c) Queen Frieda
    • d) Prince Frederick
  2. The first honor society on campus was
    • a) Phi Beta Kappa
    • b) Cap and Gown
    • c) Mortar Board
    • d) Book and Motor
  3. This former BGSU trustee once owned controlling interest in the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Crusaders and the Cleveland Cavaliers
    • a) J. Warren Hall
    • b) Nick Mileti
    • c) Mel Marceau
    • d) Paul Brown
  4. An award established by the Alumni Board to honor people who have made significant contributions to the University but are not graduates of BGSU is the
    • a) Distinguished Alumnus Award
    • b) Alumni Service Award
    • c) Alumni Community Award
    • d) Honorary Alumnus Award
  5. Sic Sic stands for what?
    • a) Secret Information Circle
    • b) Misspelled purposefully
    • c) Secret Inner Circle
    • d) Nobody knows because it is a secret
  6. The Master Teaching Award is present each year by the
    • a) Undergraduate Alumni Association
    • b) Alumni Association
    • c) Union Activities Organization
    • d) Student Government Organization
  7. The first P. W. A. (Public works Agency) job to be done in the United States (1938) was this BGSU campus building:
    • a) Men’s Gym
    • b) Natatorium
    • c) Women’s Gym
    • d) University Stadium
  8. Where was “the Well”?
    • a) By Powell Pond (Peregrine Pond)
    • b) Stairway inside the front door of University Hall
    • c) First floor of Johnston Hall
    • d) Behind Williams Hall
  9. The power plant for the BG Normal School was completed in the fall of 1915. This building still stands, except for the smokestack, and is now known as
    • a) Centrex Building
    • b) Mausoleum
    • c) Shatzel Hall
    • d) Information Center
  10. There is a campus newspaper published primarily for persons interested in Greek life.
    • a) The Panhellenic Voice
    • b) The Falconian
    • c) The Golden Torch
    • d) The Gavel
  11. Falcon All-American Nate Thurmond was a first round NBA draft choice and NBA All-Star selection. When he retired from professional basketball in 1977, he was a member of what team?
    • a) San Francisco Warriors
    • b) Cleveland Cavaliers
    • c) Chicago Bulls
    • d) Minneapolis Lakers
  12. When was lacrosse dropped as a BGSU varsity sport?
    • a) 1975
    • b) 1980
    • c) 1985
    • d) Lacrosse has never been a varsity sport at BGSU

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