What Historical Carthage Personality Are You?

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What Historical Carthage Personality Are You? - Quiz

Carthage history is rich with famous statesmen, ground-breaking scientists, talented linguists, and lauded reformers. Find out which historical Carthage person is most like you!


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John Hay

            You are most like John Hay!  John Hay attended Illinois State University (Carthage's predecessor institution) in 1852, although he finished his degree at Brown University.  He went on to be an American statesman, diplomat, author, journalist, private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln, and Secretary of State under Presidents William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. To take the quiz again, click here. 

Rev. Caroline Bartlett Crane

          You are most like Caroline Bartlett Crane!  Caroline Bartlett Crane graduated from Carthage in 1879 and went on to become a Unitarian Minister, women’s suffragist, and a social reformer. Caroline pastored the First Unitarian Church in Kalamazoo, MI and was responsible for the creating of the “Everyman’s House,” for which she won the Better Homes Movement award, receiving accolades from President Herbert Hoover and President Calvin Coolidge.  Caroline was also known around the country for her surveys of public health in drinking water, garbage disposals, sewer systems and all general public sanitation measures. To take the quiz again, click here. 

President Harvey Hoover

       You are most like Harvey Hoover!  Harvey Hoover was Carthage president from 1909 to 1926. He had the distinction of being the youngest college president in the United States when he began his administration at the age of 29.  He was also the first Carthage president with a doctorate.  Hoover was instrumental in getting Carthage accredited by the North Central Association.   To take the quiz again, click here. 

Mary Tressler Newcomer

       You are most like Mary Tressler Newcomer!  Daughter of David Loy Tressler, first president of Carthage College, Mary graduated from Carthage in 1887.  After teaching and working as a law clerk for several years, she married Professor of Ancient Languages Cyrus B. Newcomer — an 1889 graduate — and settled down in Carthage, Ill. For many years, Mary energetically threw herself into life at Carthage. She tutored students in the ancient languages, was patroness of many student organizations, and opened her home to hundreds of students and faculty throughout her life. She was instrumental in reviving the Carthage Alumnus in 1921; the publication had been dormant since 1887.  As an alumni representative, Mary was the first woman to be a Trustee of the College. To take the quiz again, click here. 

Dr. Alice Kibbe

      You are most like Alice Kibbe!  Though Carthage can boast many dedicated professors in her long history, few can match the dedication and life-long service of Dr. Alice Kibbe, Professor and Chair of Biology.  Kibbe joined the ranks of Carthage faculty in 1920 and remained at Carthage until the college closed its doors in Carthage, Ill., in 1964.  One of the earliest female professors at Carthage, Kibbe was known for her love of botany, her old automobile “Beastie,” and her generous but quirky personality.   To take the quiz again, click here. 

David Holliday

           You are the most like David Holliday!  David Holliday attended Carthage for three years in the late 1950s before leaving for NYC, determined to "make it" in the theater.  He was successful beyond his wildest dreams, going on to become a Broadway, film, and television actor. To take the quiz again, click here. 

Art Keller

    You are the most like Art Keller!  A 1944 graduate from Carthage, Art Keller was a Navy lieutenant in the South Pacific during World War II.  He returned to Carthage in 1952 as director of athletics, head football coach and head basketball coach. Keller received a college-division Distinguished Coaching Award from the Football Writers Association of America in 1982, and he was inducted into the Carthage Athletic Hall of Fame’s inaugural class in 1984.  In 1986, gave him the Presidential Medal of Honor award.  To take the quiz again, click here. 

Dr. Irene Kraemer

          You are the most like Irene Kraemer!  Born Feb. 21, 1947, in Vincennes, France, Irene Kraemer began teaching at Carthage College in 1970. A talented French literature scholar, she moved through the ranks at Carthage from assistant dean to vice president.   She was extremely active in the Kenosha community and recieved many awards for her achievements in language education.  To take the quiz again, click here.  
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    On a free afternoon, you are most likely to: 
    • A. 

      Blog about politics

    • B. 

      Organize a rally to save the environment

    • C. 

      Tutor a college student

    • D. 

      Throw a party

    • E. 

      Go on a nature hike

    • F. 

      Attend a local theater performance

    • G. 

      Hit the gym

    • H. 

      Prepare a gourmet dinner

  • 2. 
    Would you rather visit:
    • A. 

      Paris, France

    • B. 

      Washington, DC

    • C. 

      Philadelphia, PA

    • D. 

      New York, NY

    • E. 

      Carthage, IL

    • F. 

      Honolulu, HI

    • G. 

      Kalamazoo, MI

    • H. 

      Seattle, WA

  • 3. 
    Facial hair: thumbs up or thumbs down?
    • A. 

      The bushier, the better

    • B. 

      No thanks

    • C. 

      Only during Movember

  • 4. 
    Your dream job is:
    • A. 

      United States Senator

    • B. 

      President of a non-profit

    • C. 

      Social media strategist

    • D. 

      National Geographic researcher

    • E. 

      Academy award winning actor/actress

    • F. 

      NFL Coach

    • G. 

      United Nations Translator

    • H. 

      College president

  • 5. 
    Your college major is/was: (Choose the closest option if your major is not listed.)
    • A. 

      Political science

    • B. 

      Gender Studies

    • C. 

      Religion

    • D. 

      Education

    • E. 

      Biology

    • F. 

      Theater

    • G. 

      Sports Management

    • H. 

      French

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