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Prairie View A&M University has a rich history and its impact on the society is well documented. Since reading is fundamental you are bound to be able to complete this quiz with a minimum passing of 70.


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  • 1. 

    Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College officially opened?

    • A.

      Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College opened on August 14, 1876

    • B.

      Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College opened on March 11, 1878

    • C.

      Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College opened on September 1, 1877

    • D.

      Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College opened on January 20, 1878

    • E.

      Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College opened on August 18, 1890

    Correct Answer
    B. Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College opened on March 11, 1878
  • 2. 

    What are the names of the Senator and Representative who introduced legislation creating Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College?

    • A.

      Senator Sam Rayburn and Representative Clem Daniels

    • B.

      Senator Sul Ross and Representative Jim Wisenbaker

    • C.

      Senator Mathew Gaines and Representative William H. Holland

    • D.

      Senator Edward Ferguson and Representative William Clemons

    Correct Answer
    C. Senator Mathew Gaines and Representative William H. Holland
    Explanation
    Matthew Gaines (August 4, 1840 – June 11, 1900) was a former slave, community leader, minister, and Republican Texas State Senator. He made valuable contributions towards the establishment of free public education in the state of Texas.  William H. Holland (1841 – May 27, 1907), born into slavery, was a legislature and community leader.  In 1876 he won election to the 15th Legislature as a representative and sponsored the bill establishing the Prairie View Normal College (now Prairie View A&M University).

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  • 3. 

    Who was the first principal of Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College?

    • A.

      The first principal of Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was G. H. Osborne

    • B.

      The first principal of Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was L. W. Minor.

    • C.

      The first principal of Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was Edward L. Blackshear

    • D.

      The first principal of Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was L. C. Anderson

    • E.

      The first principal of Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was E. B. Evans

    Correct Answer
    B. The first principal of Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was L. W. Minor.
    Explanation
    The board, authorized to appoint a principal teacher to administer the college under the direction of the president of Texas Agricultural & Mechanical College, selected Mr. L.W. Minor, who served in that capacity for only one year. On March 11, 1878, eight young Negro men became the first of their race to enroll in a state-supported college in Texas. Among the instructors were two brothers, E.H. and L.C. Anderson, who became the second and third principals of the young and struggling college.

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  • 4. 

    Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was first accredited by the Southern Association and Schools in what year?

    • A.

      The University was first accredited in March 1947.

    • B.

      The University was first accredited in March 1963.

    • C.

      The University was first accredited in August 1968.

    • D.

      The University was first accredited in December 1958.

    • E.

      The University was first accredited in September 1958.

    Correct Answer
    D. The University was first accredited in December 1958.
    Explanation
    Prairie View A&M was accepted for membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in December of 1958 and later received full accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

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  • 5. 

    What year did Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College become a four-year college?

    • A.

      Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College became a four-year college in 1878.

    • B.

      Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College became a four-year college in 1953

    • C.

      Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College became a four-year college in 1901

    • D.

      Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College became a four-year college in 1911

    • E.

      Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College became a four-year college in 1965

    Correct Answer
    C. Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College became a four-year college in 1901
    Explanation
    The Twenty-seventh Legislature, in 1901, authorized the school to offer a four-year course of study that included the Academy and Normal School in four Divisions: education, agriculture, home economics and mechanical arts. A diploma and bachelor of science degree were given upon completion of any curriculum.

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  • 6. 

    When were the first three degrees offered by Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College?

    • A.

      The first three degrees offered by Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College in August 1902.

    • B.

      The first three degrees offered by Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College in December 1904

    • C.

      The first three degrees offered by Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College in May 1903.

    • D.

      The first three degrees offered by Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College in August 1905

    • E.

      The first three degrees offered by Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College in August 1908

    Correct Answer
    C. The first three degrees offered by Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College in May 1903.
    Explanation
    A diploma and bachelor of science degree were given upon completion of any curriculum. The first three degrees were granted in May 1903.

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  • 7. 

    What is the name of the Bronze Bust of a former student-athlete located in the middle (center) of the campus?

    • A.

      The Tommy Johnson Memorial

    • B.

      The Julius Brown Memorial

    • C.

      The Abner Davis Memorial

    • D.

      The Michael Davis Memorial

    Correct Answer
    C. The Abner Davis Memorial
    Explanation
    The Abner Davis Memorial was originally the Abner Davis Memorial Fountain, a drinking fountain named in honor of Abner Davis, a member of the varsity football team who died following an accident in a football game with Texas college in Tyler on November 4, 1927. Mr. Davis sustained a broken neck in tackling a Texas College player. He tackled low, and the player’s knee struck his head at the base of the neck. Abner was paralyzed from his neck and shoulders down and past away after an illness of seven or eight days. “Abner’s classmates and the supervisor of the class erected a monument and plaque in his memory in the middle of the campus.”

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  • 8. 

    Where is the Office of Career Services Located

    • A.

      Anderson Hall

    • B.

      Don Clarke Building 3rd Floor

    • C.

      Evans Hall

    • D.

      Memorial Student Center

    Correct Answer
    A. Anderson Hall
    Explanation
    The Office of Career Services is now back in its original home Anderson Hall since 2021. The building was renovated and housed the department  from 1978 to 2004. From February 2004 to July 2019 it was located in Evans Hall, 2nd Floor. It was temporarily located in the Don Clarke Building 3rd Floor from 2019-2020. Students are encouraged to register with Career Services to participate in the career fairs and internships.

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  • 9. 

    Who was the first woman Vice President at Prairie View A&M University.

    • A.

      Dr. Flossie M. Byrd

    • B.

      Dr. Elaine Adams

    • C.

      Dr. E. Joahanne Thomas Smith

    • D.

      Mrs. Mary Hodge

    Correct Answer
    B. Dr. Elaine Adams
    Explanation
    Dr. Thomas-Smith was the first woman to serve as a top administrator (interim vice president) for academic affairs due to the passing of Vice President George R. Ragland in 1977

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  • 10. 

    Who was Dr. John B. Coleman, for whom the library is named  and what relationship did he have to Prairie View A&M University and TAMUS?

    • A.

      He was a medical doctor and a graduate of Prairie View A&M University.

    • B.

      He was an attorney and a business professor at Prairie View A&M University.

    • C.

      He was a veterinarian and a teacher in the college of Agriculture.

    • D.

      He was a medical doctor (OBGYN) and the first Black member of the Board of Regents for The Texas A&M University System.

    Correct Answer
    D. He was a medical doctor (OBGYN) and the first Black member of the Board of Regents for The Texas A&M University System.
    Explanation
    Dr. John B. Coleman was the first Black to serve on the Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System. He was appointed by Governor Mark White and reappointed by Governor Bill Clemons.

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  • 11. 

    What day is traditionally designated as Purple and Gold Day at the university where alumni, students and staff are encouraged to show their Panther Pride?

    • A.

      Tuesday is Purple and Gold Day

    • B.

      Monday is Purple and Gold Day

    • C.

      Wednesday is Purple and Gold Day

    • D.

      Thursday is Purple and Gold Day

    Correct Answer
    D. Thursday is Purple and Gold Day
    Explanation
    The University Ana states that Thursday is traditionally Purple and Gold Day because it was a day designated for various convocations and general assembly.

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  • 12. 

    What date was Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College changed to Prairie View A&M University?

    • A.

      Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College became Prairie View A&M University on September 1, 1984.

    • B.

      Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College became Prairie View A&M University on August 27, 1973.

    • C.

      Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College became Prairie View A&M University on March 11, 1953.

    • D.

      Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College became Prairie View A&M University on September 1, 1976

    • E.

      Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College became Prairie View A&M University on October 1, 1900

    Correct Answer
    B. Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College became Prairie View A&M University on August 27, 1973.
  • 13. 

    When was the slogan and motto: "Prairie View Produces Productive People" created?

    • A.

      January 1981

    • B.

      November 1966

    • C.

      November 1973

    • D.

      December 1985

    Correct Answer
    C. November 1973
    Explanation
    The homecoming theme for 1973 included the words Pride Produces Productive People and was later revised to Prairie View following the parade by President Alvin I. Thomas.

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  • 14. 

    In what year was the Graduate School started at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College?

    • A.

      The Graduate School started at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was started in 1912.

    • B.

      The Graduate School started at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was started in 1927.

    • C.

      The Graduate School started at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was started in 1947

    • D.

      The Graduate School started at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was started in 1937

    • E.

      The Graduate School started at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was started in 1945.

    Correct Answer
    D. The Graduate School started at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was started in 1937
    Explanation
    The Division of Graduate Study was organized in 1937, offering Master of Science degrees in agricultural economics, rural education, agricultural education, school administration and supervision, and rural sociology.

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  • 15. 

    What year was the Nursing Division added at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College?

    • A.

      The Nursing Division (College of Nursing) was added at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College in 1920.

    • B.

      The Nursing Division (College of Nursing) was added at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College in 1922.

    • C.

      The Nursing Division (College of Nursing) was added at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College in 1918.

    • D.

      The Nursing Division (College of Nursing) was added at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College in 1911.

    • E.

      The Nursing Division (College of Nursing) was added at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College in 1926

    Correct Answer
    C. The Nursing Division (College of Nursing) was added at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College in 1918.
    Explanation
    The sixth principal of Prairie View was J.G. Osborne, whose tenure lasted from 1918 to 1925. The nursing division was established in 1918.

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  • 16. 

    Who was the Eighth Principal of Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College?

    • A.

      The Eighth Principal of Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was Dr. W. R. Banks.

    • B.

      The Eighth Principal of Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was Dr. I. M. Terrell.

    • C.

      The Eighth Principal of Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was Dr. Alvin I. Thomas.

    • D.

      The Eighth Principal of Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was Dr. E. B. Evans.

    • E.

      The Eighth Principal of Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was Dr. George R. Woolfolk.

    Correct Answer
    D. The Eighth Principal of Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College was Dr. E. B. Evans.
    Explanation
    Dr. Edward B. Evans became the eighth principal on September 1, 1947. That same year, the Fiftieth Legislature changed the name of the institution to Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. The act provided that "courses be offered in agriculture, the mechanic arts, engineering, and the natural sciences connected therewith, together with any other courses authorized at Prairie View at the time of passage of this Act, all of which shall be equivalent to those offered at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas."

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  • 17. 

    Who was the longest serving president of Prairie View Agriculture & Mechanical College?

    • A.

      The longest serving president of Prairie View Agriculture & Mechanical College is Dr. Alvin I. Thomas

    • B.

      The longest serving president of Prairie View Agriculture & Mechanical College Dr. E. B. Evans

    • C.

      The longest serving president of Prairie View Agriculture & Mechanical College Dr. W. R. Banks.

    • D.

      The longest serving president of Prairie View Agriculture & Mechanical College Edward L. Blackshear

    • E.

      The longest serving president of Prairie View Agriculture & Mechanical College Dr. Charles H. Hines

    Correct Answer
    B. The longest serving president of Prairie View Agriculture & Mechanical College Dr. E. B. Evans
    Explanation
    Dr. Edward B. Evans became the eighth principal on September 1, 1947. The title of principal of the college was changed to Dean by the Board of Directors effective during the 1947-48 school year. However, on September 1, 1948, the title was changed to President, and on December 3, 1948, Dr. E.B. Evans, the eighth Principal, was inaugurated as the first President of Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. Dr. Evans retired in 1966, (19 years). The second longest serving was Dr. Alvin I. Thomas (16 years). Note: Dr. Edward L. Blackshear served 18 years as Principal.

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  • 18. 

    In 1984, to commemorate the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, the university established and created what monument and where is it located?

    • A.

      The university installed an internal flame at the entrance of the campus

    • B.

      The university erected symbol in the front of the Intramural building.

    • C.

      The university erected a bench and planted a maple tree in front of the Woolfolk building

    • D.

      The university built a monument across from the lake and entrance to the university

    Correct Answer
    C. The university erected a bench and planted a maple tree in front of the Woolfolk building
    Explanation
    President Ronald Reagan signed the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Bill into law in 1983 to become effective in 1985. President Percy A. Pierre decided to celebrate the Holiday in January 1984, thus Prairie View A&M University was the first University in the nation to commemorate the holiday.

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  • 19. 

    Radio Station KPVU-FM 91.3 began operation at Prairie View A&M University during which year and what month did it begin its live broadcast?

    • A.

      Radio Station KPVU-FM 91.3 began operation at Prairie View A&M University during 1980-1981 and began its live broadcast on August 15, 1981.

    • B.

      Radio Station KPVU-FM 91.3 began operation at Prairie View A&M University during 1981-1982 and began its live broadcast on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1981.

    • C.

      Radio Station KPVU-FM 91.3 began operation at Prairie View A&M University during 1985-1986 and began its live broadcast on August 15, 1985.

    • D.

      Radio Station KPVU-FM 91.3 began operation at Prairie View A&M University during 1979-1980 and began its live broadcast on January 15, 1980.

    • E.

      Radio Station KPVU-FM 91.3 began operation at Prairie View A&M University during 1980-1981 and began its live broadcast on July 15, 1981.

    Correct Answer
    B. Radio Station KPVU-FM 91.3 began operation at Prairie View A&M University during 1981-1982 and began its live broadcast on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1981.
    Explanation
    In 1981-82, broadcasting began from newly renovated Hilliard Hall facilities of FCC-approved KPVU-FM 91.3 at Prairie View, an instructional laboratory of the Department of Communications. The station went on the air on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1981 under the leadership of Shirley Staples, second head of the department; Priscilla Hill was the first.

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  • 20. 

    What was the name of the first Honors' College established at an historically Black College and in what year was it created.

    • A.

      The first Honor's College established was established at an historically Black College was the George Washington Carver Honors College and was created in 1980-81.

    • B.

      The first Honor's College established was established at an historically Black College was the Frederick Douglass Honors College and was created in 1986-87.

    • C.

      The first Honor's College established was established at an historically Black College was the Benjamin Banneker Honors College and was created in 1984-85.

    • D.

      The first Honor's College established was established at an historically Black College was the Harriett Tubman Honors College and was created in 1895-96.

    • E.

      The first Honor's College established was established at an historically Black College was the W. E. B. DuBois Honors College and was created in 1979-80.

    Correct Answer
    C. The first Honor's College established was established at an historically Black College was the Benjamin Banneker Honors College and was created in 1984-85.
    Explanation
    The first Honor's College established at an historically Black College or University was the Benjamin Banneker Honors College at Prairie View A&M University in 1984-85, with the first class entering in Fall 1984.

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  • 21. 

    What were the names of the first two dormitories at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College?

    • A.

      The names of the first two dormitories were Minor Hall for Girls and Buchanan for Crawford for Men

    • B.

      The names of the first two dormitories were Suarez Collins Hall for girls and Alexander Hall for boys.

    • C.

      The names of the first two dormitories were Banks Hall for girls and Fuller Hall for boys.

    • D.

      The names of the first two dormitories were Kirby Hall for girls and Pickett Hall for boys.

    • E.

      The names of the first two dormitories were L. O. Evans Hall for girls and W. Luckie Hall for boys.

    Correct Answer
    D. The names of the first two dormitories were Kirby Hall for girls and Pickett Hall for boys.
    Explanation
    August 1879, established thirteen elementary and secondary subjects, and founded the coeducational institution. Girls were housed in the plantation house now called Kirby Hall, and boys were housed in a combination chapel and dormitory called Pickett Hall.

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  • 22. 

    Who was the first graduate of PVAMU NROTC Unit to reach the rank of Admiral in the United States Navy?

    • A.

      Admiral Johnny Singleton

    • B.

      Admiral Samuel Gravely

    • C.

      Admiral David Brewer

    • D.

      Admiral Kenneth Henson

    Correct Answer
    C. Admiral David Brewer
    Explanation
    Admiral Brewer was among the first students in the Navy ROTC in 1968 and was considered as the Golden 13 to graduate in 1970. Check out PVAMU NROTC first graduates. http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=53470

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  • 23. 

    What year did Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College become integrated?

    • A.

      The school was integrated in 1954.

    • B.

      The school was integrated in 1963.

    • C.

      The school was integrated in 1945.

    • D.

      The school was integrated in 1968.

    • E.

      The school was integrated in 1945.

    Correct Answer
    B. The school was integrated in 1963.
    Explanation
    The school was fully integrated in 1963.

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  • 24. 

    Under whose Administration was the first Doctoral (Ph.D.) Degree implemented at Prairie View A&M University?

    • A.

      The first Ph.D. Degree was implemented under Dr. Percy A. Pierre's administration.

    • B.

      The first Ph.D. Degree was implemented under Dr. Charles A. Hines's administration.

    • C.

      The first Ph.D. Degree was implemented under Dr. George C. Wright's administration.

    • D.

      The first Ph.D. Degree was implemented under Dr. Julius C. Becton's administration.

    • E.

      The first Ph.D. Degree was implemented under Dr. Milton R. Bryant's administration.

    Correct Answer
    B. The first Ph.D. Degree was implemented under Dr. Charles A. Hines's administration.
    Explanation
    Dr. Hines oversaw the University's role in the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) settlement that resulted in the Texas Commitment funding for four new buildings, additional master's and doctoral degree programs in Juvenile Justice and Psychology, Educational Leadership and Electrical Engineering and dollars for development initiatives, student scholarships and endowed chairs.

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  • 25. 

    The Memorial Student Center is named in honor of which leader of Prairie View A&M University.

    • A.

      The Memorial Student Center is named in honor of Dr. E. B. Evans who served as president from 1947-1966.

    • B.

      The Memorial Student Center is named in honor of Mr. Willie A. Tempton, Sr. who served as interim president from June 2002-September 2003.

    • C.

      The Memorial Student Center is named in honor of Dr. Milton Bryant who served as interim president from June 1, 1989 to December 18, 1989.

    • D.

      The Memorial Student Center is named in honor of Dr. Ivory R. Nelson who served as interim president June 1982 to December 1982.

    • E.

      The Memorial Student Center is named in honor of Dr. Harold R. Bonner who served as interim president June 1994 to October 1994

    Correct Answer
    B. The Memorial Student Center is named in honor of Mr. Willie A. Tempton, Sr. who served as interim president from June 2002-September 2003.
    Explanation
    Prior to 2007, the The Memorial Student Center was named in honor of students and alumni gave military service to the United States. The MSC was named in honor of Mr. Willie A. Tempton, Sr. who served as interim president from June 2002-September 2003.

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  • 26. 

    What is the name of the University's Male Mascot?

    • A.

      The mascot's name is Panther Percy

    • B.

      The mascot's name is Peter Pan

    • C.

      The mascot's name is Panther Pete

    • D.

      The mascot's name is the Purple Panther

    • E.

      The mascot's name is Peter Purple Panther

    Correct Answer
    C. The mascot's name is Panther Pete
    Explanation
    The name of the university's Male Mascot is Panther Pete. The name was given to the live Panther in 1953 which was housed at the University's Veterinary Clinic.

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  • 27. 

    What is the name of the Bronze Sculpture in the front of Hobart Taylor Hall that was designed by famed sculpture Richard Hunt of Chicago, Illinois?

    • A.

      The name of the sculpture in the front of Hobart Taylor Hall is the Man overlooking Progress.

    • B.

      The name of the sculpture in the front of Hobart Taylor Hall is The Centennial.

    • C.

      The name of the sculpture in the front of Hobart Taylor Hall is the Morden Day Thinker.

    • D.

      The name of the sculpture in the front of Hobart Taylor Hall is Knowledge of the Arts and Business.

    • E.

      The name of the sculpture in the front of Hobart Taylor Hall is the Century

    Correct Answer
    B. The name of the sculpture in the front of Hobart Taylor Hall is The Centennial.
    Explanation
    The name of the sculpture in the front of Hobart Taylor Hall is the Centennial and was commissioned to commemorate the Centennial Celebration of the University in 1978. It was designed and cast by Richard Hunt, noted Black Sculpturist from Chicago, Illinois.

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  • 28. 

    Who were the last Dean of Women and Dean of Men at Prairie View A&M University?

    • A.

      The last Dean of Women was Lucille O. Evans and the Dean of Men was O. Anderson Fuller

    • B.

      The last Dean of Women was Reda Bland Evans and the Dean of Men was Leroy G. Marion.

    • C.

      The last Dean of Women was Anne L. Suarez and the Dean of Men was Miller D. Crawford.

    • D.

      The last Dean of Women was Alice Drew and the Dean of Men was Thomas A. Holley.

    • E.

      The last Dean of Women was Vivian H. Smith and the Dean of Men was Leroy Singleton.

    Correct Answer
    B. The last Dean of Women was Reda Bland Evans and the Dean of Men was Leroy G. Marion.
  • 29. 

    Who developed the first comprehensive development and funding plan for Prairie View A&M University?

    • A.

      Dr. E. B. Evans developed the first comprehensive development and funding plan for Prairie View A&M University for Prairie View A&M University?

    • B.

      Dr. W. R. Banks developed the first comprehensive development and funding plan for Prairie View A&M University for Prairie View A&M University?

    • C.

      Dr. Alvin I. Thomas developed the first comprehensive development and funding plan for Prairie View A&M University in 1970.

    • D.

      Dr. Percy A. Pierre developed the first comprehensive development and funding plan for Prairie View A&M University

    Correct Answer
    C. Dr. Alvin I. Thomas developed the first comprehensive development and funding plan for Prairie View A&M University in 1970.
    Explanation
    The Alvin I. Thomas developed the first comprehensive development plan for PVAMU with the appointment of the more htan 100 persons on the Centennial Council in 1968.

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  • 30. 

    Who is the college of engineering named to honor?

    • A.

      The College of Engineering is named in honor of Samuel Collins

    • B.

      The College of Engineering is named in honor of Austin E. Greaux

    • C.

      The College of Engineering is named in honor of Roy G. Perry

    • D.

      The College of Engineering is named in honor of David Kirkpatrick

    • E.

      The College of Engineering is named in honor of Samuel Coleman

    Correct Answer
    C. The College of Engineering is named in honor of Roy G. Perry
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Roy G. Perry.

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  • 31. 

    What date was Dr. George Carlton Wright formally installed as the seventh president of Prairie View A&M University?

    • A.

      Dr. George C. Wright was installed as president on May 15, 2003

    • B.

      Dr. George C. Wright was installed as president on August 20, 2003

    • C.

      Dr. George C. Wright was installed as president on November 7, 2003

    • D.

      Dr. George C. Wright was installed as president on September 15, 2003

    Correct Answer
    C. Dr. George C. Wright was installed as president on November 7, 2003
  • 32. 

    Dr. Ruth J. Simmons was confirmed as the 8th president and first woman to as president of Prairie View A&M University on what date.

    • A.

      Dr. Ruth Simmons was confirmed as the 8th president of Prairie View A&M University on June 19, 2017, officially assuming the position on July 1, 2017.

    • B.

      Dr. Ruth Simmons was confirmed as the 8th president of Prairie View A&M University on July 1, 2017, officially assuming the position on September 1, 2017.

    • C.

      Dr. Ruth Simmons was confirmed as the 8th president of Prairie View A&M University on October 20, 2017, officially assuming the position on December 4, 2017.

    • D.

      Dr. Ruth Simmons was confirmed as the 8th president of Prairie View A&M University on December 4, 2017, officially assuming the position on April 20, 2018.

    Correct Answer
    C. Dr. Ruth Simmons was confirmed as the 8th president of Prairie View A&M University on October 20, 2017, officially assuming the position on December 4, 2017.
    Explanation
    Dr. Ruth Simmons was confirmed as the 8th president of Prairie View A&M University on October 20, 2017, officially assuming the position on December 4, 2017. This is the correct answer because it provides the accurate dates of her confirmation and assumption of the presidency at Prairie View A&M University.

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  • 33. 

    Who was the first Miss Prairie View A. & M. College to compete in the Miss Texas/Miss America Scholarship Pageant.

    • A.

      Opal Johnson (Smith)

    • B.

      Althea Tate

    • C.

      Margaret Penn (Sherrod)

    • D.

      Bernadine English

    Correct Answer
    C. Margaret Penn (Sherrod)
    Explanation
    Margaret Penn (Sherrod) was the first Miss Prairie View A. & M. College selected by a panel of judges to compete in the Miss Texas/Miss America Scholarship Pageant in July 1970 in Fort Worth, Texas. Margaret was the 2nd Black to compete in the pageant and was named to the Miss Texas Hall of Fame in 2016.

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  • 34. 

    Who was the first Miss Prairie View A&M University to become a finalist in the Miss Texas/Miss America Scholarship Pageant?

    • A.

      Cheryl McIntyre

    • B.

      Mary Washington

    • C.

      Dellenor R. Miles

    • D.

      Lenice Brown

    Correct Answer
    C. Dellenor R. Miles
    Explanation
    Dellenor R. Miles was the first Miss Prairie View A&M University to be named a finalist in the Miss Texas/Miss America Scholarship Pageant in Fort Worth, Texas.  She was the first Miss PVAMU to reach the top 10 was named 4th Runnerup in July 1984. She is now a recording artist in Europe.

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  • 35. 

    What is the name of the first set of Apartments built at Prairie View A&M University and the year?

    • A.

      Anderson Hall was the first set of Apartments built at Prairie View A&M University in 1972

    • B.

      University College was the first set of Apartments built at Prairie View A&M University in 1996

    • C.

      Holley Hall was the first set of Apartments built at Prairie View A&M University in 1973

    • D.

      University Village was the first set of Apartments built at Prairie View A&M University in 1998

    Correct Answer
    D. University Village was the first set of Apartments built at Prairie View A&M University in 1998
    Explanation
    University Village was the first set of apartments built at Prairie View A&M University in 1998 by American Campus Community.

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  • 36. 

    Who is the first Prairie View A&M University Alumnus to win a Grammy?

    • A.

      Michael Cooley from BSM

    • B.

      James Walton of JAZZIZ

    • C.

      Terri Ellis of EnVogue

    • D.

      Christopher Martin of Gang Starr

    Correct Answer
    C. Terri Ellis of EnVogue
    Explanation
    Terri Ellis of EnVogue is the first Prairie View A&M University Alumnus to win a Grammy. This means that out of the given options, Terri Ellis is the only one who has won a Grammy and is also an alumnus of Prairie View A&M University. The other options, Michael Cooley, James Walton, and Christopher Martin, do not have the distinction of being the first alumnus of Prairie View A&M University to win a Grammy.

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  • 37. 

    Who is the first female to be elected as Student Government  Association President?

    • A.

      Pamela Williams of Dallas, Texas

    • B.

      Zelia Wiley of Fortworth, Texas

    • C.

      Tewana Flagg of Jacksonville, Florida

    • D.

      Mary Powell of Houston, Texas

    Correct Answer
    D. Mary Powell of Houston, Texas
    Explanation
    Mary Powell was a Civil Engineering student and became the first female to be elected in the general election as the President of the Student Government Association in 1985.

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  • 38. 

    Name Prairie View A&M University Alumnus who is a Gammy Award Hip Hop Music Producer

    • A.

      DJ Christopher Johnson

    • B.

      DJ Cruize Control

    • C.

      DJ Premier

    • D.

      DJ Mr. Rogers

    Correct Answer
    C. DJ Premier
    Explanation
    DJ Premier of Gang Starr (Christopher Martin) attended Prairie View A&M University from `1985-1987 and served as the Campus DJ and the Marching Storm. He won a Grammy for producing music for Christina Aguilar.

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  • 39. 

    What is the name of the Female Group from Prairie View A&M University to appear on the Johnny Carson Show

    • A.

      EnVogue with Terri Ellis and Michelle Williams

    • B.

      Joi with Teresa Scott and Tonya Mayberry

    • C.

      Pretty Fat with Sheila Ruth and Cynthia Owens

    • D.

      Infinity with Katina Alexander and Donna Tomlinson

    Correct Answer
    C. Pretty Fat with Sheila Ruth and Cynthia Owens
    Explanation
    Shelia Ruth and Cynthia Owens were member of Pretty Fat, formerly the Fat Girls Hip Hop Group along with Monique Ridge (Actress in Under One Roof). They were all members of the Charles Gilpin Players. Pretty Fat was produced by Bootsy Collins.

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  • 40. 

    Name of the Prairie View A&M University Alumnus Actress with a leading role in a Television Series.

    • A.

      Dominque Deveroux in Dynasty

    • B.

      Melinda Williams in Soul Food

    • C.

      Tanzy Thompson in Primary Colors

    • D.

      Monique Ridge in Under One Roof with James Earl Jones

    Correct Answer
    D. Monique Ridge in Under One Roof with James Earl Jones
    Explanation
    In 1995, “Under One Roof” aired on CBS television daughter Ayesha (Monique Ridge) and foster son Marcus (Merlin Santana) and James Earl Jones as father.  The series had one season run. Monique was a member of the Charles Gilpin Players and former member of the Hip Hop Group The Fat Girls.


     

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