Alpha Kappa Alpha Founders Biography Quiz

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This quiz was developed to give Alpha Kappa Alpha aspirants, both undergraduate and graduate, help in learning about the founders of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which founder held the title of Honorary President at the 1926 National Convention?
    • A. 

      Nellie Pratt Russell

    • B. 

      Norma Elizabeth Boyd

    • C. 

      Anna Easter Brown

    • D. 

      Ethel Hedgeman Lyle

    • E. 

      Beulah Burke

  • 2. 
    She was known as "tall, fair, and good looking." Also, she was always available for advice and consultation.
    • A. 

      Beulah Burke

    • B. 

      Carrie Snowden

    • C. 

      Harriet Josephine Terry

    • D. 

      Lillie Burke

    • E. 

      Joanna Berry Shields

  • 3. 
    This founder majored in Liberal Arts.She taught school in Oklahoma.Married her college sweetheart who was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.
    • A. 

      Nellie Quander

    • B. 

      Phyllis Wheatley

    • C. 

      Ida Jackson

    • D. 

      Marjorie Hill

    • E. 

      Ethel Hedgeman Lyle

  • 4. 
    Founder was born in Hartford County, NC.Long career as a teacher in public schools in Washington, D.C.Majored in English at Howard University.
    • A. 

      Marie Woolfolk Taylor

    • B. 

      Margaret Flagg Holmes

    • C. 

      Lucy Diggs Slowe

    • D. 

      Lille Burke

    • E. 

      Sara Meriweather Nutter

  • 5. 
    Which founder was known to be "the most generous and productive" of all founders?
    • A. 

      Beulah Burke

    • B. 

      Harriet Josephine Terry

    • C. 

      Ethel Jones Mowbray

    • D. 

      Lavinia Norman

    • E. 

      Alice P. Murray

  • 6. 
    Remaining active in Alpha Kappa Alpha is a very important criterium. Which of the founders actively served Alpha Kappa Alpha for 67 years?
    • A. 

      Ethel Hedgeman Lyle

    • B. 

      Lavinia Norman

    • C. 

      Carrie Snowden

    • D. 

      Minnie B. Smith

    • E. 

      Beulah Burke

  • 7. 
    This founder taught Latin, German, English, and Home Economics.Chartered the first 3 chapters of the sorority after its incorporation.Established a career in Teaching.Howard University's first Dean of Women.
    • A. 

      Harriet Josephine Terry

    • B. 

      Norman Elizabeth Boyd

    • C. 

      Beulah Burke

    • D. 

      Julia Brooks

    • E. 

      Nellie Quander

  • 8. 
    Born: Greensboro, NCEarned M.A. in Philosophy from Columbia UniversityActive member Theta Omega Chapter (Chicago, IL) from 1922 to 1953; served as Anti-Basileus & GrammateusMember of first ByLaws and Constitution Committee            
    • A. 

      Margaret Flagg Holmes

    • B. 

      Marie Woolfolk Taylor

    • C. 

      Minnie B. Smith

    • D. 

      Julia Brooks

    • E. 

      Nellie Quander

  • 9. 
    Born: Atlanta, GAFounder accompanied Ethel Hedgeman Lyle to the university's administration to seek permission to establish the sorority.Graduate from Howard University as Magna Cum Laude, A.B. degree in Latin & History.Majored in religion at Schauffler Training School in Social ServiceHelped organize the Kappa Omega chapter, she was the first president (Basileus)
    • A. 

      Margaret Flagg Holmes

    • B. 

      Beulah Burke

    • C. 

      Minnie B. Smith

    • D. 

      Nellie Quander

    • E. 

      Marie Woolfolk Taylor

  • 10. 
    Born: West Orange, NJTaught school for 31 years in Rocky Mountain, NCFirst Tamiouchos of Alpha ChapterTraveled extensively to research and write articles for the National Urban League magazine OpportunityCharter member of Chi Omega in 1925 in Rocky Mountain, NC; served as president (Basileus)Received national publicity for her 25th African American history exhibit
    • A. 

      Carrie Snowden

    • B. 

      Marjorie Hill

    • C. 

      Anna Easter Brown

    • D. 

      Barbara McKenzie

    • E. 

      Ida Jackson

  • 11. 
    Born: Montgomery, WVPresided over the first Ivy Day CelebrationGraduated Cum Laude, with A.B. degree in English and FrenchTaught school for 40 years in Huntington , WVCelebrated 100th birthday with gala partyMember of Xi Omega Chapter
    • A. 

      Alice P. Murray

    • B. 

      Lille Burke

    • C. 

      Julia Brooks

    • D. 

      Lavinia Norman

    • E. 

      Lucy Diggs Slowe

  • 12. 
    With the exception of Ethel, the original group of women was comprised of college seniors. To ensure continuity of the organization, ______ Class of ______ honor students who had expressed interest were invited to join without initiation.
  • 13. 
    Founder earned an A.B. degree in Liberal Arts and EducationActive member in the early days of the organizationHad a number of articles published by the Howard University Journal
    • A. 

      Alice P. Murray

    • B. 

      Anna Easter Brown

    • C. 

      Beulah Burke

    • D. 

      Marjorie Hill

    • E. 

      Barbara McKenzie

  • 14. 
    Which two founders were avid writers and had their articles published in magazines and/or journals?
    • A. 

      Nellie Quander and Norma Elizabeth Boyd

    • B. 

      Anna Easter Brown and Alice P. Murray

    • C. 

      Sara Meriweather Nutter and Marie Woolfolk Taylor

    • D. 

      Lavinia Norman and Beulah Burke

    • E. 

      Ethel Hedgeman Lyle and Ethel Jones Mowbray

  • 15. 
    Which founder was the longest-living, but not the oldest founder?Hint: This founder died at the age of 97 years old in 1985.
    • A. 

      Lillie Burke

    • B. 

      Norma Elizabeth Boyd

    • C. 

      Sara Meriweather Nutter

    • D. 

      Lavinia Norman

    • E. 

      Nellie Quander

  • 16. 
    Born: Baltimore, MDBecame Alpha Chapter president (Basileus) the last semester of her senior year, March 1910Taught Math in Baltimore, MD public schoolsGraduated with a A.B. degree in MathematicsElected Anti Basileus on the first directorate
    • A. 

      Marjorie Hill

    • B. 

      Julia Brooks

    • C. 

      Ethel Jones Mowbray

    • D. 

      Nellie Pratt Russell

    • E. 

      Minnie B. Smith

  • 17. 
    Graduated with a B.A. in Education and Political ScienceTaught at Morgan College in Lynchburg, VADied Summer 1909
    • A. 

      Lavinia Norman

    • B. 

      Marjorie Hill

    • C. 

      Marie Woolfolk Taylor

    • D. 

      Harriet Josephine Terry

    • E. 

      Ethel Jones Mowbray

  • 18. 
    Born: Berryville, VAFirst Basileus of Alpha ChapterOrganized and became first principal of first junior high school in Washington, DCFirst African American woman to win a national title in any sportDean of Women at Howard University - first African American woman in U.S. to hold such position
    • A. 

      Sara Meriweather Nutter

    • B. 

      Lucy Diggs Slowe

    • C. 

      Marjorie Hill

    • D. 

      Anna Easter Brown

    • E. 

      Carrie Snowden

  • 19. 
    Which two founders attended Howard University on scholarship?
    • A. 

      Norma Elizabeth Boyd and Ethel Jones Mowbray

    • B. 

      Nellie Pratt Russell and Nellie Quander

    • C. 

      Minnie B. Smith and Julia Brooks

    • D. 

      Lucy Diggs Slowe and Margaret Flagg Holmes

    • E. 

      Marie Woolfolk Taylor and Harriet Josephine Terry

  • 20. 
    Which two founders graduated from Howard University as "Cum Laude?"
    • A. 

      Lillie Burke and Beulah Burke

    • B. 

      Marjorie Hill and Lavinia Norman

    • C. 

      Minnie B. Smith and Joanna Berry Shields

    • D. 

      Ethel Hedgeman Lyle and Sara Meriweather Nutter

    • E. 

      Lavinia Norman and Joanna Berry Shields

  • 21. 
    Which two of these founders and/or incorporators graduated as "Magna Cum Laude" from Howard University?
    • A. 

      Marjorie Hill and Harriet Josephine Terry

    • B. 

      Lucy Diggs Slowe and Anna Easter Brown

    • C. 

      Norma Elizabeth Boyd and Minnie B. Smith

    • D. 

      Carrie Snowden and Alice P. Murray

    • E. 

      Marie Woolfolk Taylor and Nellie Mae Quander

  • 22. 
    Which founder increased the length of the school year for African American children from 3 months to 6 months?
    • A. 

      Julia Brooks

    • B. 

      Nellie Pratt Russell

    • C. 

      Minnie B. Smith

    • D. 

      Ida Jackson

    • E. 

      Joanna Berry Shields

  • 23. 
    Which two founders entered Howard University's Prep School?
    • A. 

      Ethel Hedgeman Lyle and Nellie Quander

    • B. 

      Lillie Burke and Lucy Diggs Slowe

    • C. 

      Beulah Burke and Lillie Burke

    • D. 

      Beulah Burke and Joanna Berry Shields

    • E. 

      Carrie Snowden and Alice P. Murray

  • 24. 
    Which founder scored 98% (out of 100) on her entrance exam into Howard University?
    • A. 

      Norma Elizabeth Boyd

    • B. 

      Anna Easter Brown

    • C. 

      Lucy Diggs Slowe

    • D. 

      Harriet Josephine Terry

    • E. 

      Joanna Berry Shields

  • 25. 
    Which founder enrolled at several universities across the country enrolling in education and public relations?
    • A. 

      Carrie Snowden

    • B. 

      Joanna Berry Shields

    • C. 

      Alice P. Murray

    • D. 

      Norma Elizabeth Boyd

    • E. 

      Nellie Pratt Russell

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