Um Alumni Trivia

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Um Alumni Trivia

Trivia about The University of Montana


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When did UM permanently adopt the current silver and maroon school colors?
    • A. 

      1952

    • B. 

      1960

    • C. 

      1995

  • 2. 
    When was the name “The University of Montana” adopted?
    • A. 

      July 1, 1898

    • B. 

      July 1, 1965

    • C. 

      July 1, 2001

  • 3. 
    When did the University Theatre open?
    • A. 

      November 1935

    • B. 

      April 1942

    • C. 

      September 1960

  • 4. 
    How many times have the Grizzlies defeated the Bobcats at the annual Brawl of the Wild football game?
    • A. 

      61

    • B. 

      64

    • C. 

      67

  • 5. 
    When did the UM public radio station first go on the air?
    • A. 

      1965

    • B. 

      1970

    • C. 

      1975

  • 6. 
    In what year did the first Brass Band play at UM?
    • A. 

      1899

    • B. 

      1901

    • C. 

      1905

  • 7. 
    Until the 1960s, a live bear cub often served as a mascot. Several of the cubs were named “Fessy.” Why?
    • A. 

      They were messy

    • B. 

      It was the mascot's last name

    • C. 

      Named for famed football coach Doug Fessenden

  • 8. 
    Monte, the current Grizzly mascot, was named for Montana. What was the previous mascot’s name?
    • A. 

      Otto

    • B. 

      Griz

    • C. 

      Smokey

  • 9. 
    The nickname “Grizzlies” was given the UM’s football team by a Salt Lake City sportswriter in what year?
    • A. 

      1909

    • B. 

      1912

    • C. 

      1939

  • 10. 
    How many campus organizations currently exist?
    • A. 

      97

    • B. 

      136

    • C. 

      150

  • 11. 
    When was the first Foresters’ Ball held?
    • A. 

      1917

    • B. 

      1925

    • C. 

      1927

  • 12. 
    When was the first student association organized?
    • A. 

      April 1906

    • B. 

      September 1911

    • C. 

      May 1922

  • 13. 
    How many people were in the first graduating class, and in what year did they graduate?
    • A. 

      2 in 1898

    • B. 

      5 in 1899

    • C. 

      17 in 1900

  • 14. 
    What reunion years are historically honored during Commencement?
    • A. 

      30th, 40th, 50th

    • B. 

      40th, 50th, 60th

    • C. 

      50th, 60th, 70th

  • 15. 
    How many schools and colleges are currently recognized at UM?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      23

  • 16. 
    How many UM alumni made a gift to the University in fiscal year 2006?
    • A. 

      7,913

    • B. 

      8,798

    • C. 

      9,611

  • 17. 
    The UM Foundation raises private gifts for University priorities. How much money was made available to the University in FY 2006 for scholarships and awards, academics and institutional support, and facilities and equipment?
    • A. 

      $12.9

    • B. 

      $15.7

    • C. 

      $18.2

  • 18. 
    What were the first three buildings constructed by UM?
    • A. 

      Montana Hall, Science Hall, Journalism Building

    • B. 

      University Hall, Missoula Hall Hall, Main Hall

    • C. 

      University Hall, Science Hall, Biological Station At Flathead

  • 19. 
    The permanent concrete “M” was established in 1968. When was the wooden “M” constructed?
    • A. 

      1906

    • B. 

      1912

    • C. 

      1915

  • 20. 
    What was the construction cost of Main Hall?
    • A. 

      $37,750

    • B. 

      $49,500

    • C. 

      $87,250

  • 21. 
    In 1924, UM had a total of 1,500 students coming from 26 states and three countries. In 2005, UM had 322 international students alone. How many countries were represented by those students?
    • A. 

      50

    • B. 

      55

    • C. 

      60

  • 22. 
    What percentage of UM students are Montana residents?
    • A. 

      53%

    • B. 

      69%

    • C. 

      72%

  • 23. 
    How many different places are there to grab a bite to eat on campus?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      9

  • 24. 
    What reunion years are historically honored during Homecoming?
    • A. 

      30th

    • B. 

      40th

    • C. 

      50th

  • 25. 
    When was the first official Homecoming and how many graduates returned?
    • A. 

      1914, 200 Graduates Returned

    • B. 

      1919, 600 Graduates

    • C. 

      1922, 400 Graduates

  • 26. 
    Emma Lommasson was the 1998 Homecoming parade marshal. What positions did Emma hold at UM?
    • A. 

      Math Instructor, Veterans’ Advisor, Registrar, and Associate Director of Admissions and Records

    • B. 

      English Instructor, Associate Director of Admissions and Records

    • C. 

      Biology Professor, Events Coordinator, and Associate Director of Admissions and Records

  • 27. 
    The first intercollegiate basketball game was against Wesleyan in 1909. What was the final score?
    • A. 

      Montana 87, Wesleyan 50

    • B. 

      Montana 87, Wesleyan 86

    • C. 

      Montana 87, Wesleyan 2

  • 28. 
    Richard Howell of the UM law school wrote the UM fight song, “Up with Montana,” in what year?
    • A. 

      1907

    • B. 

      1914

    • C. 

      1922

  • 29. 
    The first game played in Washington-Grizzly Stadium was on October 18, 1986. Who was the opponent?
    • A. 

      Montana State

    • B. 

      Southern Utah

    • C. 

      Idaho State

  • 30. 
    How many faculty members were at UM during the first academic year?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      9

    • C. 

      26

  • 31. 
    What is the current student-to-faculty ratio at UM?
    • A. 

      19:1

    • B. 

      27:1

    • C. 

      33:1

  • 32. 
    President George Dennison is UM’s longest-serving president, celebrating 16 years in August 2006. Who was UM’s shortest-serving president?
    • A. 

      Robert Johns

    • B. 

      Oscar J. Craig

    • C. 

      Edward O. Sisson

  • 33. 
    Which UM alum has served as a U.S. Senator and is often pictured in a photo with John F. Kennedy?
    • A. 

      James E. Murray

    • B. 

      Lee Metcalf

    • C. 

      Mike Mansfield

  • 34. 
    Which UM alum has won both a Noble Prize and the Distinguished Alumni Award?
    • A. 

      James Chadwick

    • B. 

      Harold Urey

    • C. 

      Carl David Anderson