Prairie View A&M University History Quiz

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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