You probably think you’re a big Oregon State fan.
The truth is, you’re just an imposter. Oh, you never miss a home sporting event? Thanks for your support, but that won’t get you a free pass. You thought that organic chemistry midterm was hard? Don’t care.
On this test, if you miss one question, you lose. Back to the beginning, don’t pass go, start over.
This is your final exam. Mastery of athletic, academic and historical trivia is required. Pull out your notes, sharpen your No. 2 Ticonderoga and dig in. Glory awaits those who advance. Disappointment will come to those who are not worthy.
1. Who is Oregon State's dearly-beloved mascot?
2. In what year was Oregon State University founded? Back then it was Corvallis College.
3. This person was a 1972 Oregon State graduate. He is an Olympic gold medal winner and revolutionized the sport of high jumping by developing a new technique that is still the predominant style today. Who is he?
4. Which of these companies did Oregon State alumnus Bernie Newcomb found?
5. Terry Baker is the only athlete in Oregon State history to win this award.
6. One of the greatest American scientists to ever live earned an Oregon State degree in 1922. He is the only person to receive two unshared Nobel Prizes. Who is he?
7. Peggy Cherng earned a B.S. in applied mathematics from Oregon State and went on to found a successful fast food restaurant chain in 1983. With over 1,700 locations, what is that fast food restaurant?
8. After earning a degree in electrical engineering in 1948, Douglas Engelbart developed numerous new technologies and concepts. But what was his most notable invention?
9. Stacy Allison is a 1984 alumna and is credited as the first American woman to ____________.
10. Alumnus Harley Jessup is an Emmy- and Oscar-winning animator currently working at Pixar. Which of these box office hits did he work on?
11. This culinary icon graduated from Oregon State with a degree in food and nutrition.
12. The Oregon State University baseball team won back-to-back College World Series in what years?
13. How much, per term, did the first graduating class of Corvallis College pay in 1870?
14. In 2015, sophomore (yes, sophomore) Sydney Wiese set the record for most three-pointers made in a career for Oregon State women's basketball. How many has she made?
15. In 1893, fans cheered for a very different character. What is considered to be Oregon State’s first mascot?
16. In 1873, you received anywhere from five to 25 demerits for this activity. Once you reached 100 demerits you were expelled.
17. Flags hang in the Memorial Union concourse. They represent the countries of every student who has attended Oregon State. Roughly how many flags hang there today?
18. Incredible trees have stood watch over generations of students, a great hallmark of Oregon State’s beautiful campus. One tree is held in higher regard. Originally a Gray Poplar planted in the 1880’s, this tree got its name because young couples would rondezvous under its branches. Can you name this iconic tree?
19. In addition to winning the Heisman Trophy, Terry Baker is the only other two-sport athlete in NCAA history to accomplish this feat.
20. The OSU Marching Band is known as the spirit and sound of OSU. It is the oldest marching band in the Pac-12. What year was it established?
22. Oregon State alumnus Jen-Hsun Huang founded which high-tech company?
23. In what calendar year did the Oregon State football team defeat Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl?
24. Who was the first official president of Oregon State University?
25. Who holds the record for most passing yards in a career for the Oregon State football team, also a Pac-12 record?
26. Oregon State's school colors are orange and black, but before the mid 1880's, the school's official color was __________.
27. Governor Mark O. Hatfield signed legislation changing the institution’s name from Oregon State College to Oregon State University in what year?
28. Carol Menken-Schaudt was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and won a gold medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics. What sport did she dominate during her career?
29. In 1870, there were three students in the first graduating class of Oregon State University, then called Corvallis College. A statue outside the northeast corner of the Memorial Union honors one of the students. Who is she?
30. He is one of the most decorated basketball players in Oregon State history. Sports Illustrated, the U. S. Army Reserve and the Pac-10 named him Player of the Year in 1990. He was a consensus All-American in 1990, three-time All-Pac-10 selection and tabbed the conference's 1987 Freshman of the Year. He also was named to the Pac-10's All-Decade Team. Who is he?
31. It used to be a tradition for freshmen to show loyalty to their class by doing what?
32. What is the title of the Oregon State alma mater song written by W. Homer Maris?
33. At the time of his retirement in 1989, he was the sixth-winningest coach in Division I history with 674 wins. He led Oregon State to four Pac-10 titles, eight NCAA tournament appearances, three NIT appearances, and led five teams that were ranked in the top 10. Name that coaching legend.
34. Brothers Mike and Brian both graduated with degrees from Oregon Statein political science, but they had other ventures in their destiny. Today, they own and manage more than 50 pubs, hotels, movie theatres, breweries and coffee roasters. What popular Oregon company did these brothers start in 1983?
35. What year did Oregon State football win the Rose Bowl?
36. This influential alumna was the first African American to graduate from Oregon Agricultural College, earning a Bachelor of Science in Commerce in 1926. She has a residence hall named after her. Her name?
37. What year did the Oregon State football team defeat the USC Trojans, breaking their 38-game winning streak?
38. Who is the current President of Oregon State University? A wrong answer reduces academic standing. Just kidding!
39. The homecoming bonfire is one of the oldest traditions at Oregon State. The tallest bonfires were during the 1930’s when the fire reached what staggering height?
40. When using your body to spell out O-S-U at sporting events, which arm do you raise to make the 'S'?
41. The first Oregon State library was a 25-square-foot room in which building?
42. The Oregon State ROTC was formed in 1916 and is one of only 33 college programs in the country to _________.
43. In the 1860, Corvallis had a population of how many people?
44. The fourth floor of this unique building is rumored to be haunted.