Centennial Perspectives

BGSU Trivia Quiz #10 - Answers

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 #10--July 2009

  1. In 1921 the Ohio General Assembly decided that parents should share with the state the cost of a student’s college education. The first tuition fee was
    • b) $10 a semester and called a “registration fee”
  2. Bowling Green State Normal College began operations in 1914. What other event of national significance occurred in this year?
    • a) World War I began in Europe, 1914; United States entered WW I in 1917
  3. Edwin L. Moseley came to BGSCNC in 1914 and taught all the science courses. White of the following was he not noted for?
    • d) his fasionable clothing. He wore the same overcoat so long that it became “an embarrassment to the university.”
  4. Which of the following comedians is a BGSU alumnus?
    • d) Tim Conway
  5. A student taking a phonetics course is studying
    • c) Sounds of spoken English, their pronunciation and recognition
  6. The total number of buildings on the BG campus is
    • d) Over 100
  7. The first classes convened in September 1914. However, none of the buildings on campus were completed. Where in Bowling Green were the first classes held?
    • c) Armory Building at East Wooster and Prospect. Three days a week, classes were held in BG and on the alternate days, the faculty traveled to Toledo.
  8. Which of the following local bars has operated the longest under the same name?
    • a) Howards
  9. Dress codes were published in the earlier years and even into the mid-1960s, women were prohibited from wearing jeans except
    • d) in the Union, on the first floor only
  10. Women students could only do this in daylight with four or more people or with an approved chaperone.
    • d) ride in a car. Such rules appeared in Women’s handbooks until the 1960s.
  11. BG’s first honorary society, Book and Motor, also sponsored the College’s first
    • a) student Loan fund
  12. Among the memorabilia at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto is the jersey of the first player to win an Olympic gold Medal and play on a Stanley Cup Championship team in the same year. Who is this former Falcon hockey player?
    • c) Ken Morrow—all of these former Falcons played on the US Olympic hockey teams.

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