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How Laker Are You?

Happy Homecoming Week, Lakers! Test your Grand Valley knowledge with this 10-question quiz.

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  1. What year was GVSU founded?
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    1965
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    1986
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    1951
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    1960
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    CORRECT ANSWER: 1960

    On April 26, 1960, former Gov. G. Mennen Williams signed the bill that established what is now known as Grand Valley State University.

    CORRECT ANSWER: 1960
  2. In what year did GVSU celebrate its 100,000th graduate?
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    2015
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    2002
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    2017
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    1997
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    Wrong!

    CORRECT ANSWER: 2015

    Grand Valley celebrated its 100,000th graduate, Dale Boedeker, on April 25, 2015.

    CORRECT ANSWER: 2015
  3. What was GVSU’s original name when it was founded?
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    Great Valley College
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    Grand Valley University
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    Grand Valley State College
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    Grand Rapids University
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    Grand Valley State College

    In 1960, a college naming contest drew 2,500 submissions. Several suggested Grand Valley State College.

    Grand Valley State College
  4. How many times has Grand Valley won the Directors’ Cup?
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    15
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    10
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    22
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    12
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    Wrong!

    12

    The Lakers hold 12 Directors' Cup titles, a Division II record.

    12
  5. What are the names of the two oldest buildings on the Allendale Campus? (Hint: they’re still standing.)
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    Lake Superior and Lake Huron halls
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    Kirkhof Center and Lake Superior Hall
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    Lake Superior and Lake Michigan halls
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    Au Sable and Lake Michigan halls
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    Lake Superior and Lake Michigan halls

    In 1963, Lake Superior Hall and Lake Michigan Hall were completed.

    Lake Superior and Lake Michigan halls
  6. What year did we become a university?
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    1987
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    1982
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    1975
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    1990
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    Wrong!

    1987

    In November 1987, Gov. James Blanchard signed a bill designating Grand Valley State College as Grand Valley State University.

    1987
  7. How many students were in Grand Valley’s first class?
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    121
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    83
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    346
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    226
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    Wrong!

    226

    Grand Valley's pioneer class included 226 students, which began classes in September 1963.

    226
  8. How many print books are in the GVSU libraries?
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    325,000
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    444,124
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    125,683
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    349,239
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    Wrong!

    444,124

    Lakers love to read!

    444,124
  9. How many degrees does Grand Valley offer?
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    126
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    136
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    101
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    117
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    Wrong!

    126

    Grand Valley offers 88 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs.

    126
  10. Best. University. Ever?
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    Grand Valley State University
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Grand Valley State University

    The easiest question of all.

    Grand Valley State University
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