Ritrivia: History

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History Quizzes & Trivia

Hey, Tigers! There's some juicy gossip about RIT in this pages. Yes, you will be tested on this.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    RIT was initially founded as the Franklin Institute in 1826 and was remained and formed as a new associated, called   the Athenaeum (1829), as a result of the following:
    • A. 

      Growth of the Erie Canal.

    • B. 

      The reaction to the alleged murder of William Morgan a bricklayer and stonemason.

    • C. 

      The death of Col Nathaniel Rochester, the institutes first leader and city founder.

  • 2. 
    According to Dane R. Gordon,author of RIT, Industrial Development and Educational Innovation in an American City, the core of RIT historical approach is:
    • A. 

      To make sure every program leads to professional employment determined by existing manpower needs and placement success.

    • B. 

      Responsibility of the Institute to teach students “to make critical moral choices as they develop and use Technology.”

    • C. 

      Both are correct

  • 3. 
    Mrs. Grace Watson donations enable d RIT to move from the city of Rochester to its present location.
    • A. 

      She was a well know sought after philanthropist who was enticed to donate by naming a building in her honor.

    • B. 

      She was a relativity unknown student at RIT who died at age 90. Her donation was unexpected.

    • C. 

      Her husband was a successful entrepreneur who wanted to support the future industrial leaders of Rochester.

  • 4. 
     In 1969 NTID opened.  The first ______ deaf students arrived.
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      75

    • C. 

      120

    • D. 

      650

  • 5. 
    RIT students and others picketed a Woolworth's store on Main Street to the amazement of the manager. Blacks, he protested, were not discriminated against in his store.  But the students wanted to make a point against the discriminatory practices of the stores in the south, which refused to serve blacks at their lunch counters. In what year did students protest?
    • A. 

      1960

    • B. 

      1972

    • C. 

      1975

    • D. 

      1980

  • 6. 
    In 1983,   RIT closed the Eisenhower College (RIT's college of liberals arts). As a result...
    • A. 

      Local corporations increased donations and co-op offerings dramatically.

    • B. 

      Popular members of the faculty protested, resulting in a reversal of the decision.

    • C. 

      Up until that time, the decision garnered the most negative publicity ever received by RIT

    • D. 

      RIT's president was pressured to resign.

  • 7. 
    In 1979, the coach and 12 members of the RIT track team ran a cross county relay covering 3600 miles in____ days. 1.       20 2.       15  (correct) 3.       10
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      10

    • D. 

      15

  • 8. 
    1983, the RIT hockey team won its first NCAA championship.   The team won their next NCAA championship in which year?
    • A. 

      1985

    • B. 

      1994

    • C. 

      2003

    • D. 

      2007

  • 9. 
    The soul of RIT is captured in this following quote by Alan Kay (programming   language and computer pioneer),”The best way to predict the future is to……………….” 1.        Explore all options 2.       Invent  it (correct) 3.       Benchmark it 
    • A. 

      ...explore all options.

    • B. 

      ...invent it.

    • C. 

      ...benchmark it.

    • D. 

      ...Google it.

    • E. 

      ...study it.

  • 10. 
    The sundial at RIT is believed to the ____________sun dial in the country and weights 4.5 tons and is 18 feet high and 25 feet across.
    • A. 

      Largest

    • B. 

      Most accurate

    • C. 

      Oldest

    • D. 

      Most visited

    • E. 

      More photographed

  • 11. 
    ONUS QUESTION! Weighing   8,0000 lbs and standing 11 feet high by 16 feet wide, the “Split Cube” marks the entrance to the following:
    • A. 

      Chester F. Carlson Memorial Building

    • B. 

      James E. Gleason Memorial Building

    • C. 

      National Technical Institute for the Deaf