A Brief History Of Prairie View A&m University

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A Brief History Of Prairie View A&m University

In 1876 the Fifteenth Texas Legislature, in compliance with the federal Morrill Land-Grant College Act, which provided public lands for the establishment of colleges, authorized an "Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Benefit of Colored Youth" as part of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (now Texas A&M University). The Sixteenth Legislature April 19, 1879 - established "Prairie View State Normal School" in Waller County for the Training of Colored Teachers. The university underwent several name changes, with the last and official one being Prairie View A&M University on August 27, 1973 and the "A&M" became a symbol for The Texas A&M University System. The University's constitutional status a


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  • 1. 
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

    • E. 

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

  • 2. 
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

    • E. 

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

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

    • E. 

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

  • 5. 
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

    • E. 

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

  • 6. 
    In what year was the Graduate School started at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College (University)?
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

    • E. 

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

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

    • E. 

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

  • 9. 
    • A. 

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

    • B. 

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

    • C. 

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

    • D. 

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

    • E. 

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

  • 10. 
    Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College (University) 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.

  • 11. 
    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.

  • 12. 
    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.

  • 13. 
    What were the names of the first two dormitories at Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical College (University)?
    • 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.

  • 14. 
    • 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.

  • 15. 
    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.

  • 16. 
    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

  • 17. 
    What is the name of the University's 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

  • 18. 
    What is the name of the Bronze Sculpture, designed by famed sculpture Richard Hunt of Chicago, in the front of Hobart Taylor Hall?
    • 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

  • 19. 
    • 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 Linda Woodson and the Dean of Men was Leroy Singleton.

  • 20. 
    • 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

  • 21. 
    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

  • 22. 
    • 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

  • 23. 
    • A. 

      January 1981

    • B. 

      November 1966

    • C. 

      November 1973

    • D. 

      December 1985

  • 24. 
    • A. 

      Opal Johnson (Smith)

    • B. 

      Althea Tate

    • C. 

      Margaret Penn (Sherrod)

    • D. 

      Bernadine English

  • 25. 
    • A. 

      Admiral Johnny Singleton

    • B. 

      Admiral Samuel Gravely

    • C. 

      Admiral David Brewer

    • D. 

      Admiral Kenneth Henson

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      Anderson Hall

    • B. 

      Don Clarke Building 3rd Floor

    • C. 

      Evans Hall

    • D. 

      Memorial Student Center

  • 27. 
    • 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

  • 28. 
    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

  • 29. 
    • 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.

  • 30. 
    • A. 

      The Tommy Johnson Memorial

    • B. 

      The Julius Brown Memorial

    • C. 

      The Abner Davis Memorial

    • D. 

      The Michael Davis Memorial

  • 31. 
    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

  • 32. 
    • A. 

      Cheryl McIntyre

    • B. 

      Mary Washington

    • C. 

      Dellenor R. Miles

    • D. 

      Lenice Brown

  • 33. 
    Dr. Ruth J. Simmons became the first woman confirmed as president of Prairie View A&M University.
    • 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.