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Complete Answers to the United Methodist School Spirit Quiz


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1. Clark Atlanta University plays teams called Lions and Tigers and Bears. Oh my! Which big cat is Clark’s mascot?
The correct answer is Panther. Clark Atlanta University was formed in 1988 with the consolidation of Clark College (founded in 1869) and Atlanta University (founded in 1865). Clark Atlanta offers undergraduate and graduate degrees through the following schools: Arts & Science, Business, Education, Social Work.

> Visit Clark Atlanta University's website
> Students sing praises of Black College Fund.
> Clark Atlanta's Marching Band stars in a McDonald's commercial.

2. Duke University in Durham, N.C. has a rich history of championship athletic teams. They are the…
The correct answer is Blue Devils. Duke University in Durham, N.C., traces its origins to 1838, when Methodist and Quaker families in rural Randolph County employed Brantley York as a permanent teacher for their subscription school.

> Visit Duke University's website
> Read profiles of student diversity at Duke University.

3. Which school spirit tradition happens at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon?
The correct answer is all of the above. Willamette is a nationally renowned private liberal arts university in Salem, Oregon. Founded in 1842, Willamette is the first university established in the western U.S. and has become a national leader in sustainability and civic engagement.

> Visit Willamette University's website
> Read more about The United Methodist Church's sustainability efforts and care for creation

4. Zimbabwe is known for dramatic landscapes and diverse wildlife. Which of these is in the logo of Africa University?
The correct answer is Acacia Tree. The mission of Africa University is to provide quality education within a Pan-African context through which persons can acquire general and professional knowledge and skills, grow in spiritual maturity, and develop sound moral values, ethics and leadership qualities.

> Visit Africa University's website
> Watch the African University "Dream"

5. Teams from Otterbein University are named after the Ohio state bird. Their mascot is…
The correct answer is Cardy the Cardinal. Otterbein University’s story begins in the mid-1800s, before the abolition of slavery, before the women’s rights movement, before equality and inclusion were rights. Otterbein was founded by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ in 1847. Those qualities built Otterbein to what it is today: a nationally recognized university offering bachelor and master degrees to a wide variety of students.

> Visit Otterbein University's website
> Read more about Philip William Otterbein, a founder of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, one of the predecessor denominations of our United Methodist Church.

6. Students and faculty at Wesleyan University-Philippines show school unity on its anniversary by...
The correct answer is eating a meal together “boodle fight" style. A boodle fight, in the context of Filipino culture, is the military practice of eating a meal. The term may have been derived from "kit and caboodle." Wesleyan University-Philippines (WUP) is located in the heart of Cabanatuan City, the educational and business center of Nueva Ecija, 110 kilometers from Manila. For WUP's luncheon, tables and diners stretched over more than 300 yards!

> Visit Wesleyan University-Philippines' website
> Students and faculty celebrate school's 72nd anniversary with "boodie fight lunch"

7. Teams from the University of Evansville recall the colorful talents of steamboat gamblers. They are the…
The correct answer is Purple Aces. The University of Evansville was founded in 1854. UE is a fully-accredited, private, liberal arts and sciences based university affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Total enrollment (including full and part-time, undergraduate, adult, graduate, and UE students at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England) is 2,514 students.

> Visit the University of Evansville's website
> Read how U of E students learn to engage other religions

8. In 1995 Syracuse University officially changed its mascot to the current…
The correct answer is Otto the Orange. In February 1870, at the Methodist State Convention in Syracuse, NY, a resolution was passed to found a university in that city. Today, Syracuse University is recognized as a student-focused, global research university renowned for academic rigor, richly diverse learning experiences, and a spirit of discovery. Orange is the color of being part of a strong community while achieving individual goals. Learn what it means to Be Orange.

> Visit Syracuse University's website
> Learn more about The United Methodist Church’s commitment to education.

9. Ohio Wesleyan University uses a unique clerical name for its sports teams. They are the…
The correct answer is Battling Bishops. The Ohio Wesleyan teams adopted their official nickname in 1925. During the same year, Ohio Wesleyan's official mascot became a grumpy-looking bishop dressed in a red robe. Their colors of crimson red and black date back to 1875, the year when the university organized its first official football game.

> Visit Ohio Wesleyan University's website
Meet our UMC bishops

10. Boston University’s school colors are Scarlet and White. What is the name of their mascot, taken from a famous movie? 
The correct answer is Rhett the Boston Terrier (because no one loves Scarlet more than Rhett). More than 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 130 countries attend Boston University, which includes 17 schools and colleges, and 250 fields of study.

> Visit Boston University's website
> Learn more about BU alum Gilbert Caldwell: Voice for Justice and Human Rights

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