Albany, NY – WAMC's Ian Pickus and quizmaster Mike Nothnagel kick off WAMC's new quiz program by going back to school.
THIS WEEK'S CATEGORY: COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
1. In 1965, a popular beverage was developed by researchers at the University of Florida, at the request of its football coach. For 17 points, what beverage is it?
2. In 1927, a group of women's colleges became known as the Seven Sisters. Today, five of them remain women-only colleges. For 21 points, name any two of those five colleges.
3. Visible from the football stadium of a Midwestern university is a mural known as "Touchdown Jesus," which depicts Jesus with his hands outstretched over his head, like a football referee signifying a touchdown. For 23 points, what university features this mural?
1. In Harvard Yard, there is a statue of John Harvard, the university's namesake. On the statue is a plaque that says "John Harvard, Founder, 1638." There are three things wrong with the plaque. John Harvard wasn't the university's founder, and the university wasn't founded in 1638. What's the third thing wrong with the statue?
2. On September 4, 2010, the modern attendance record for a college football game (113,090 people in attendance) was set during the home university's season opener. At what university's stadium - the largest in the U.S. - was this record set?
This week's challenge:
Start with the phrase SCIENCE LAB. Change one letter, then rearrange the result to name something a student might bring to class. What is this thing?
2. Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Smith, Wellesley
3. Notre Dame
1. It's not John Harvard
2. University of Michigan