BGSU Trivia Quiz #13 - 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!
- Bowling Green State Normal College began operations in 1914. What other event of national significance occurred in this year?
- a) WWI began in Europe (the U.S. entered the war in 1917)
- The school colors originally chosen for Bowling Green State Normal College were:
- b) Orange and brown were selected as the school colors in 1914-1915, the first year the college operated.
- On November 4, 1979, the U. S. Embassy in Iran was seized. One of the hostages was a 1972 graduate of BGSU
- b) Steven Lauterbach was a 1972 graduate and a KEY staff member
- What famous bandleader played for the opening of the Grand Ballroom in the University Union in 1958?
- d) Guy Lombardo
- Giant Hamburg, a long-time BG diner closed its doors in the early 1980s. Where was it located?
- c) South Main, near Clough. The location is now a parking lot.
- Powell's Pond was the site of an annual tug-of-war between these two classes:
- a) Freshmen vs. Sophomores. The outcome determined if freshmen could stop wearing beanies. Powell's Pond was located between Moseley and Eppler.
- Which of the following was the first to arrive in Bowling Green?
- c) Dairy Queen
- In 1984, the Planetarium opened as art of the new Physical Sciences Laboratory. A planetarium is
- b) A 118-seat theater of the universe
- What was the first year men students were allowed and able to live on campus?
- d) 1939. Kohl Hall opened for 130 freshmen and 25 upperclassmen. At the time, the building was the farthest from the women's dorms.
- Rules in the 1940s required women students to have a chaperone along when riding in a car with a man. When was a chaperone not required?
- d) Trip to church
- In 1921, this BGSU football coach compiled a 3-1-1 record, including a 151-0 win over Findlay College:
- a) E. C. "Irish" Kreiger
- Who is the present head coach of women's volleyball?
- c) Denise Van De Walle. 2009 marks her 27th year at BGSU.