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  1. How did Western Campus receive its name?

    It is located on the west side of campus.
    It is located on the original location of Western College for Women.
    It is named after the street Western Blvd. that once ran through campus.
    It is named after Western Ohio, where Miami is located.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It is located on the original location of Western College for Women.

    Founded in 1853, Western College for Women became a part of Miami in 1974.

    It is located on the original location of Western College for Women.
  2. What is Miami’s most popular intramural sport?

    Curling
    Curling
    Sand volleyball
    Sand volleyball
    Ice hockey
    Ice hockey
    Broomball
    Broomball
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Broomball

    Two teams on the ice, trying to outscore each other using a "broom" instead of a stick, shoes instead of skates and a ball instead of a puck.

    Broomball
  3. Where is the Miami Tribe located today?

    Northern Ohio
    Wisconsin
    Oklahoma
    Florida
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Oklahoma

    Miami proudly carries the name of the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma, which originates from the Great Lakes region including Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. The university and tribe have maintained a strong, mutually beneficial relationship since 1972.

  4. Who is NOT a member of the Cradle of Coaches?

    Jim Harbaugh
    Ara Parseghian
    Paul Brown
    Woody Hayes
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Jim Harbaugh

    Throughout the sports world, Miami has the unique reputation as the "Cradle of Coaches." Legendary football coaches such as Woody Hayes, Bo Schembechler, Ara Parseghian, Weeb Ewbank, Paul Brown and Sid Gillman all had roots at Miami. University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh isn't in the Cradle, but his brother John, head coach of the Baltimore Ravens, graduated from Miami in 1984 and his statue stands tall in front of Yager Stadium.

    Jim Harbaugh
  5. When is Charter Day?

    Feb. 14
    March 15
    Feb. 17
    March 20
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Feb. 17

    Miami University was chartered by the state of Ohio on Feb. 17, 1809.

  6. What was the first residence hall to be constructed?

    Elliott Hall
    Elliott Hall
    Stoddard Hall
    Stoddard Hall
    Hepburn Hall
    Hepburn Hall
    Bishop Hall
    Bishop Hall
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Elliott Hall

    In 1828, the first residence hall, Elliott Hall (then North Hall), was constructed. Stoddard Hall (then South Hall) came in 1836.

    Elliott Hall
  7. Who wrote Miami’s alma mater?

    John E. Dolibois
    Phil Shriver
    Helen Peabody
    Alfred H. Upham
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Alfred H. Upham

    Formerly an English professor, Upham was Miami's 16th president from 1928-1945.

    Alfred H. Upham
  8. Which tradition will bring you good luck for your exams?

    Stepping on the seal
    Stepping on the seal
    Rubbing the turtles’ heads
    Rubbing the turtles’ heads
    Eating a toasted roll
    Eating a toasted roll
    Reciting Miami’s motto, “Prodesse Quam Conspici”
    Reciting Miami’s motto, “Prodesse Quam Conspici”
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Rubbing the turtles’ heads

    Just behind Warfield and MacMillan Halls in Quad Central, you’ll find the Tri Delt Sundial, a gift from Delta Delta Delta sorority. It is said that rubbing one of the heads of the copper turtles is good luck, and if done so before an exam, legend says you will receive an “A.”

    Rubbing the turtles’ heads
  9. Which alumnus ran (unsuccessfully) as vice president against Grover Cleveland and Adlai Stevenson?

    Whitelaw Reid
    Benjamin Harrison
    Andrew L. Harris
    James Edwin Campbell
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Whitelaw Reid (Miami 1856)

    Fellow alumnus Benjamin Harrison (Miami 1852) tapped Reid as his vice-presidential running mate for the election of 1892, marking the only time in U.S. history that presidential and vice presidential candidates were graduates of the same university.

    Whitelaw Reid (Miami 1856)
  10. Which school does Miami play annually for the Victory Bell?

    Ohio State University
    University of Cincinnati
    Ball State University
    Kent State University
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    University of Cincinnati

    Miami and UC square off each fall for the famed Victory Bell. The original bell hung in Miami's Harrison Hall (Old Main) near the site of the first football game in 1888 and was used to ring in Miami victories. The traveling trophy tradition began in the 1890s when some Cincinnati fans "borrowed" the bell. The bell went to the winner of the annual game for the next 40 years until it mysteriously disappeared in the 1930s. The original bell reappeared in 1946 and is on display in the lobby of Miami's Murstein Alumni Center. The current trophy is a replica of the original bell and is kept in the possession of the winning team each year.

    University of Cincinnati

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