BGSU Trivia Quiz #5
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. We hope to have an interactive version available soon, but in the meantime, you can still test your knowledge and have fun!
- The BG-TU peace pipe was awarded to the winner of the team’s first basketball game of the season beginning in 1948. This peace pipe was distinctive in that
- d) It was painted with both schools’ colors
- How many Presidents have served BG, beginning with Homer B. Williams who was appointed in 1912?
- c) 9 (not including two interim presidents, Michael Ferrari and Carol Cartwright)
- The “Popcorn House,” located on South Campus, was so named because it was once the location of the Kuhlman Popcorn Company. The University acquired this building in 1949. For over 20 years, it was used for the
- a) University Grounds Crew
- A BGSU dorm was named after this famous Ohio novelist from Camden, Ohio. One of the author’s most well-known works is Winesburg, Ohio.
- a) Sherwood Anderson
- The carillon located in the mall area between the Education Building and Jerome Library was a gift from the class of 1978, and the landscaping around it a gift from the classes of 1975 and 1976. How many bells are visible in the carillon tower?
- c) Three (3) bells. A carillon is a chime or set of bells, each producing a different sound.
- What does B.M.O.C. stand for?
- b) Big Man on Campus
- The Educational Memorabilia Center (Little Red Schoolhouse) was moved to campus in 1976 from what location?
- d) Huron County, just south of Norwalk
- This infamous ditch could often be smelled from campus
- d) Poe Ditch
- Campus Fact Line began in the spring of 1971. It is open seven days a week during the academic year and is a question-answer service for students. However, its original purpose was to
- d) Control rumors on campus
- Black Culture Week in 1970 featured what famous personality?
- b) Bill Russell, professional basketball player
- The first black BGSU basketball player (1951) was
- a) Crystal Ellis
- Many old-timers called it the greatest BGSU basketball performance of all time. A record Anderson Arena crowd of 5,734 watched the Butch Komives-Nate Thurmond combination completely dominate the eventual national champions, 92-75. the year was 1963, and the Falcon’s opponent was
- a) Loyola