History Quiz: Let’s take a look back at some of Northwestern’s storied history


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Danny O'Grady, Reporter


#1. Northwestern was created to serve the Northwest Territory. Which of the following states is not included in that territory?

#2. A group of businessmen headed by John Evans founded NU in what year?

#3. The oldest building on campus was opened in 1869. Which building is it?

#4. NU was one of the seven founding members of the Big Ten Conference. Which of the following universities was not one of those seven?

#5. The Rock, an iconic campus landmark, was a class gift from which of the following graduating classes?

#6. Commonly acknowledged as the best football player in the Wildcats’ history, Otto Graham was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1965. Which of the following teams did Graham play for in his legendary career?

#7. The NU alumni network is an accomplished group with several big names in its ranks. Which of the following people is not an alum of the University?

#8. Before embracing Willie the Wildcat, NU athletic teams went by which of the following nicknames?

#9. Which of the following people did NU appoint as its first Dean of Women before her departure a year later to become president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union?

#10. Which of the following people have not served as president of the University?