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As SMU turns 100, we honor our heritage and look to our future. On Friday, April 15, SMU will celebrate its first annual Founders' Day -- a full complement of festivities recognizing those who founded the University and their vision for its future as a beacon of world-class academia. Founders' Day will include Inside SMU, featuring a day of classes by SMU faculty for alumni, parents and friends, as well as Golden Mustangs Day, a reunion for all alumni from the classes of 1960 and earlier. In anticipation of the inaugural Founders' Day celebration, we've put together a quiz designed to test your knowledge of your beloved alma mater. After you take the quiz, use the Facebook button below to share your score and challenge the fellow Mustangs on your friends list to beat you!

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What's the origin of the name "Peruna"?
    • A. 

      A type of tiny horse

    • B. 

      A medicine tonic with a "kick"

    • C. 

      A train known for its speed

    • D. 

      A type of root vegetable

  • 2. 
    What unusual commodity, accepted as payment of pledges, was stored in the basement of Dallas Hall during a period of economic strain in 1919?
    • A. 

      Bales of cotton

    • B. 

      Ammunition

    • C. 

      Steel

    • D. 

      Copper

  • 3. 
    Now in its 29th season, SMU's Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series brings a broad range of intellectual and entertaining voices to the SMU campus and Dallas community. Which individual has NOT been a speaker for the Tate Lecture Series?
    • A. 

      Diane Keaton

    • B. 

      President Gerald R. Ford

    • C. 

      Carol Burnett

    • D. 

      President Bill Clinton

  • 4. 
    Bishop Boulevard was named after the first chairman of the SMU Board of Trustees. What was his full name?
    • A. 

      Hiram Bishop

    • B. 

      Robert Bishop

    • C. 

      Horace Bishop

    • D. 

      Benjamin Bishop

  • 5. 
    SMU has 17 varsity sports. Which one does not compete under the Conference USA banner?
    • A. 

      Men's Swimming

    • B. 

      Equestrian

    • C. 

      Football

    • D. 

      Volleyball

  • 6. 
    Which country does not currently have an SMU study abroad program?
    • A. 

      Saudi Arabia

    • B. 

      Botswana

    • C. 

      Jamaica

    • D. 

      South Korea

  • 7. 
    During which year was the first SMU alumni publication produced?
    • A. 

      1920

    • B. 

      1925

    • C. 

      1930

    • D. 

      1935

  • 8. 
    Who suggested the name "Mustangs" for SMU's football team?
    • A. 

      The student body

    • B. 

      The football team

    • C. 

      President Tate

    • D. 

      President Hyer's secretary

  • 9. 
    One of SMU’s most disastrous fires occurred in the 1920’s. What happened to the fire trucks?
    • A. 

      There weren't enough of them to put out the blaze

    • B. 

      They got stuck in the mud

    • C. 

      They went to the wrong location

    • D. 

      They ran out of water

  • 10. 
    The Arden Club was a very popular student organization on campus. Performances were held in “Arden Forest”. Which building now stands in this location?
    • A. 

      Ford Stadium

    • B. 

      Hughes-Trigg Student Center

    • C. 

      Perkins School of Theology

    • D. 

      Dedman School of Law

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