May 31, 2011


As Lewis & Clark students wind up their final exams for the academic year, we decided to test readers on their command of campus trivia. Sharpen your No. 2 pencil and find out how much you really know about Lewis & Clark.

Final Exam:

Lewis & Clark Trivia


As Lewis & Clark students wind up their final exams for the academic year, we decided to test readers on their command of campus trivia. Sharpen your No. 2 pencil and find out how much you really know about Lewis & Clark.

1. Which of the following buildings is said to be haunted by a friendly spirit?

a. Akin

b. Watzek Library

c. Frank Manor House

d. Templeton Student Center

2. Which Lewis & Clark signature symposium is the oldest?

a. Environmental Affairs Symposium

b. Gender Symposium

c. International Affairs Symposium

d. Warren Multicultural Symposium

3. The Lewis & Clark colors of orange and black were adopted in 1891 in honor of the president’s ties to:

a. Oregon State University

b. Princeton University

c. Idaho State University

d. Oklahoma State University

4. Approximately what percentage of Lewis & Clark undergraduates pursue overseas or off-campus study before they graduate?

a. 66 percent

b. 50 percent

c. 80 percent

d. 25 percent

5. Lewis & Clark is the only college to have presented which of the following with an honorary doctorate?

a. Eric Hoffer

b. Anais Nin

c. Ayn Rand

d. Paul Simon

6. Lewis & Clark students once pushed an airplane staircase nine miles from Portland Airport to Skidmore Fountain

a. In fewer than 90 minutes

b. Between 90 minutes and two hours

c. In more than two hours but less than three

d. None of the above

7. The Mossy Log is:

a. A notorious log near the lower campus footbridge

b. The April Fool’s version of the Pioneer Log, the student newspaper.

c. A journal of Pacific Northwest literature

d. The nickname of a former professor

8. The college motto is:

a. Sapientia in aeterum est (wisdom is eternal)

b. Lux et veritas (light and truth)

c. Esse quam videri (to be, rather than to seem)

d. Explorare, Discere, Sociare (to explore, to learn, to work together)

9. Lewis & Clark College has never been home to a fraternity.

True _____ False _____

10. The first permanent residence hall on campus was:

a. Akin

b. Odell

c. Platt-Howard

d. Copeland

11. The call letters of the campus radio station are:


b. KLC



12. In 1952, which of the following appeared in the outdoor pool?

a. A Gatehouse lantern

b. A Model T Ford

c. A goalpost from the football field

d. Apples from Albany Quadrangle trees

13. The Indian-inspired statues that flank the bridge of Agnes Flanagan Chapel, created by the late artist Chief Lelooska, depict:

a. The gospel writers Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

b. The first four presidents of Lewis & Clark College

c. The four seasons

d. John, Paul, George, and Ringo

14. South campus, now home to Lewis & Clark’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling, was once owned by:

a. Paul Allen

b. Morgan Odell

c. The Sisters of St. Francis

d. The City of Portland

15. Northwestern College of Law merged with Lewis & Clark College in:

a. 1952

b. 1970

c. 1981

d. 1965

16. Which of the following has been a speaker on campus?

a. Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate

b. Lech Walesa, former president of Poland

c. Michael Moore, political satirist and author

d. Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court justice

e. All of the above

f. None of the above

17. In the early 1940s, Lewis & Clark used a band of sheep in lieu of lawn mowers to maintain the college grounds.

True _____ False _____

18. At the close of the 1950 season, “Joe Huston’s amazing Orangemen” were:

a. One of only 26 undefeated and untied football teams in the nation

b. Northwest Conference champions

c. Winners of the Pear Bowl

d. All of the above

19. In 1966, fire destroyed:

a. A major portion of the gymnasium

b. The first floor of the Odell Alumni Gatehouse

c. Tamarack Lounge in Forest

d. Fir Acres Theatre

20. Lewis & Clark alumni of record from all three schools currently total:

a. About 25,000

b. About 37,000

c. About 18,000

d. About 52,000



1-a, 2-c, 3-b, 4-a, 5-c, 6-a, 7-b, 8-d, 9-False, 10-a, 11-b, 12-b, 13-a, 14-c, 15-d. 16-e, 17-True, 18-d, 19-a, 20-b


18-20 = A+

11-17 = B

6-10 = C

0-5 = Are you sure you’re not a Reedie?

Extra Credit

Do you know an interesting bit of trivia about Lewis & Clark? If so, e-mail, and we may use your question in an upcoming issue.