The Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2010 American Archives Month trivia contest. This year saw over 40 people compete to win reproductions of posters from the class rivalry between the freshmen and the sophomores. Three people answered all questions correctly and won the top prize. We hope you continue to play in the future!
1. How many bells were originally in the carillon of Beaumont Tower when the building was dedicated in 1929?
2. When Sparty went to serve his country during World War II, what was the name of his girlfriend who kept him updated about campus events?
3. This was the first year women were allowed to wear slacks to class, but only due to an exceptionally cold winter. The formal dress code regulations were not dropped until the late 1960s.
4. Which of the following Hollywood personalities did NOT attend MSU?
D. Bruce Campbell
5. Which early president resigned amid controversy surrounding student unrest, including the suspension of two students who were to have excessively celebrated the inauguration of President Grover Cleveland?
C. Oscar Clute
6. In what year did the college hold Excavation Week, where students helped dig out the foundation for the Union when lack of funds threatened to curtail the project?
7. The 1920 Wolverine called this former campus tradition “the biggest social event of the college year.”
A. Junior Hop
8. MSU was involved with the starting of this Michigan university, but the institution was later granted autonomy by the Michigan legislature.