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Think you know enough about the University of Arizona to earn a degree in UA history? Take our 10-question challenge:

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What "prize" was the city of Tucson hoping to gain from the 13th Territorial Legislature in 1885?
    • A. 

      A university

    • B. 

      The state capital

    • C. 

      A mental hospital

  • 2. 
    Who owned the land the University of Arizona was built on?
    • A. 

      The mayor of Tucson

    • B. 

      No one, the land was free domain

    • C. 

      Two professional gamblers and a saloon keeper

  • 3. 
    What was the original purpose of the large black rock wall that surrounds what used to be the perimeter of the University of Arizona campus?
    • A. 

      To keep cows out.

    • B. 

      To make the school more visible from the sky for airmail deliveries.

    • C. 

      The walls are the remains of an old fort.

  • 4. 
    Who came up with the nickname "Wildcats" for the University of Arizona's athletic teams?
    • A. 

      Arizona's governor

    • B. 

      The university's president

    • C. 

      A reporter

  • 5. 
    What were the University of Arizona's original school colors?
    • A. 

      Red and blue

    • B. 

      Sage and silver

    • C. 

      Black and white

  • 6. 
    What was the name of the first University of Arizona mascot?
    • A. 

      Wilbur Wildcat

    • B. 

      Old Main

    • C. 

      Rufus Arizona

  • 7. 
    What movie about student outcasts was filmed at the University of Arizona in the 1980s?
    • A. 

      "Revenge of the Nerds"

    • B. 

      "Napoleon Dynamite"

    • C. 

      "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion"

  • 8. 
    John "Button" Salmon, the originator of the "Bear Down" tradition played which of these sports?
    • A. 

      Baseball

    • B. 

      Football

    • C. 

      Both

  • 9. 
    The University of Arizona marching band, nicknamed "The Pride of Arizona," played what major sports event in 1967?
    • A. 

      The National Football League's first Super Bowl

    • B. 

      The Pan American Games

    • C. 

      The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

  • 10. 
    In 1938, Old Main was declared unsafe and for the next four years stood empty. Who is credited with sparing the building from demolition?
    • A. 

      U.S. Army

    • B. 

      U.S. Navy

    • C. 

      U.S. Marines