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  • 1. 

    Who sat in President Jefferson Davis' chair on April 4, 1865?

    • A.

      William Tecumseh Sherman

    • B.

      George Armstrong Custer

    • C.

      Abraham Lincoln

    • D.

      Ulysses S. Grant

    Correct Answer
    C. Abraham Lincoln
    Explanation
    On April 4, 1865, Abraham Lincoln sat in President Jefferson Davis' chair. This is significant because it symbolizes the Union's victory in the American Civil War. Lincoln's presence in Davis' chair represents the triumph of the Union over the Confederacy and the impending end of the war. It also serves as a powerful image of Lincoln's leadership and his role in preserving the Union.

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  • 2. 

    What is the oldest junior college in the U.S.?

    • A.

      Concordia Of Nebraska

    • B.

      University Of Vincennes

    • C.

      Louisburg

    • D.

      Becker Jr. College

    Correct Answer
    D. Becker Jr. College
    Explanation
    Becker Jr. College is the correct answer because it was established in 1784, making it the oldest junior college in the United States.

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  • 3. 

    Where is Blackburn College located?

    • A.

      Ft. Wayne, Indiana

    • B.

      Washington, DC

    • C.

      Pocatello, Idaho

    • D.

      Carlinville, Illinois

    Correct Answer
    D. Carlinville, Illinois
    Explanation
    Blackburn College is located in Carlinville, Illinois.

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  • 4. 

    What state is Allegany College located in?

    • A.

      Idaho

    • B.

      Delaware

    • C.

      Ohio

    • D.

      Maryland

    Correct Answer
    D. Maryland
    Explanation
    Allegany College is located in Maryland.

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  • 5. 

    What is the nickname of Knox College?

    • A.

      Rolling Rocks

    • B.

      Cantalopes

    • C.

      Prairie Fire

    • D.

      Troopers

    Correct Answer
    C. Prairie Fire
    Explanation
    The nickname of Knox College is "Prairie Fire". This nickname is likely chosen because it represents the college's location in the prairie region and conveys a sense of energy and excitement. The term "fire" suggests a passionate and dynamic atmosphere, which aligns with the college's commitment to academic excellence and community engagement.

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  • 6. 

    What is the Texas A and I nickname?

    • A.

      Javelinas

    • B.

      Poison Oaks

    • C.

      Shuffleboards

    • D.

      Vipers

    Correct Answer
    A. Javelinas
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Javelinas. Javelinas are a type of wild pig found in Texas and are known for their strong and aggressive nature. The Texas A and I nickname likely refers to the university's sports teams, who may be called the Javelinas due to their fierce and determined playing style.

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  • 7. 

    What is Pacific University's nickname?

    • A.

      Sunsets

    • B.

      Boxers

    • C.

      Beach Buzzards

    • D.

      Surfers

    Correct Answer
    B. Boxers
    Explanation
    Pacific University's nickname is Boxers. This suggests that the university may have a strong athletic program, particularly in the sport of boxing. The nickname could also imply that the university's sports teams are known for their strength, agility, and competitive spirit, similar to the qualities associated with boxers.

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  • 8. 

    What is Oglethorpe University's nickname?

    • A.

      Fighting Earth Worms

    • B.

      Undaunted Captains

    • C.

      Stormy Petrels

    • D.

      Voyagers

    Correct Answer
    C. Stormy Petrels
    Explanation
    Oglethorpe University's nickname is "Stormy Petrels."

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  • 9. 

    Alexander Graham Bell was a professor of oratory at which of these schools?

    • A.

      Boston University

    • B.

      Boston College

    • C.

      MIT

    • D.

      Harvard University

    Correct Answer
    A. Boston University
    Explanation
    Alexander Graham Bell was a professor of oratory at Boston University. This means that he taught the subject of public speaking and communication at this particular institution.

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  • 10. 

    Which college did President James Polk graduate from?

    • A.

      UCLA

    • B.

      North Carolina

    • C.

      USC

    • D.

      Princeton

    Correct Answer
    B. North Carolina
    Explanation
    President James Polk graduated from the University of North Carolina.

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  • 11. 

    What college did President Franklin Pierce graduate from?

    • A.

      Yale

    • B.

      Brown

    • C.

      Bowdoin

    • D.

      Heidelberg

    Correct Answer
    C. Bowdoin
    Explanation
    President Franklin Pierce graduated from Bowdoin College.

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  • 12. 

    Which college did President James Buchanan graduate from?

    • A.

      Dickinson

    • B.

      Ohio State

    • C.

      University Of New York

    • D.

      Pennsylvania

    Correct Answer
    A. Dickinson
    Explanation
    President James Buchanan graduated from Dickinson College.

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  • 13. 

    Which college did President Rutherford B. Hayes graduate from?

    • A.

      Harvard University

    • B.

      Columbia University

    • C.

      Syracuse University

    • D.

      Kenyon College

    Correct Answer
    D. Kenyon College
    Explanation
    President Rutherford B. Hayes graduated from Kenyon College.

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  • 14. 

    From which college did President James Garfield graduate?

    • A.

      University of Maine

    • B.

      Shippensburg University

    • C.

      Williams College

    • D.

      Flagler College

    Correct Answer
    C. Williams College
    Explanation
    President James Garfield graduated from Williams College.

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  • 15. 

    Which college did President Chester Arthur graduate from?

    • A.

      Union College

    • B.

      College Of William And Mary

    • C.

      University Of Vermont

    • D.

      Vanderbilt University

    Correct Answer
    A. Union College
    Explanation
    President Chester Arthur graduated from Union College.

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