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Quiz about Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity
Quiz about Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity

Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity Trivia Quiz


This is a quiz about the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. No secrets will be revealed, but these questions may be more difficult if you are not a brother.

A multiple-choice quiz by LeoDaVinci. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
LeoDaVinci
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
314,625
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
458
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: matthewpokemon (9/10), bigwoo (9/10), Guest 204 (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded in 1913 by Charles C. Moskowitz and his friends. What are these founding fathers referred to as? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. At which university was Alpha Epsilon Pi established? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Alpha Epsilon Pi prides itself on being the largest Jewish Fraternity. All its members are Jews.


Question 4 of 10
4. What are Alpha Epsilon Pi's colours? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Alpha Epsilon Pi publishes a periodical for all of its members, past and present. What is this publication called? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. All Alpha Epsilon Pi members must be mensches. What language does the word "mensch" come from? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. What is the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity flower? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Where is the international headquarters for the fraternity located? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. All men of Alpha Epsilon Pi live by the words:
"No one could tell me where my Soul might be.
I searched for God, but God eluded me.
I sought my Brother out, and found all three"

Who wrote these lines?
Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In the summer of 2009, Alpha Epsilon Pi made fraternity history by becoming the first fraternity to expand beyond the confines of North America and Europe. Where was the historic colony founded? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded in 1913 by Charles C. Moskowitz and his friends. What are these founding fathers referred to as?

Answer: Immortal Eleven

Charles C. Moskowitz founded the fraternity because no other fraternity at his school of commerce would take his friends into it. There were already seven fraternities at that time there, and three of them were non-local fraternities. Nevertheless, Moskowitz organized his friends, and they met in a German ratskellar and decided to, despite the odds against them, found their own fraternity. The result? Alpha Epsilon Pi.

Moskowitz and his ten friends are now known as the "Immortal Eleven" and their names have to be memorized by every pledge that wants to join the fraternity. Isador M. Glazer, Herman L. Kraus, Arthur M. Lipkint, Benjamin M. Meyer, Hyman Schulman, Emil J. Lustgarten, Arthur E. Leopold, Charles J. Pintel, Maurice Plager, David K. Schafer were that group, and they elected Moskowitz as the first Master (President) of the fraternity.
2. At which university was Alpha Epsilon Pi established?

Answer: New York University

When Charles C. Moskowitz transferred from CCNY to NYU, he was asked by one of the fraternities at NYU to join, but, as mentioned before, they would not take his Jewish friends. Moskowitz was a talented basketball player, and apparently his skills were sought out, but this courtesy did not extend to the other Jews in his social circle, a phenomenon quite prevalent at the time.
3. Alpha Epsilon Pi prides itself on being the largest Jewish Fraternity. All its members are Jews.

Answer: False

Despite being the only Jewish fraternity remaining out of the 'Jewish triumvirate that was': Alpha Epsilon Pi, Zeta Beta Tau, and Sigma Alpha Mu, AEPi does not discriminate against having non-Jewish members. If a non-Jew wishes to embrace the Jewish ideals that AEPi holds dear, then there is no real barrier to stop them from joining.

The vast majority of all AEPi's members, well over 90%, are Jewish.
4. What are Alpha Epsilon Pi's colours?

Answer: Gold and Blue

Also the title of the AEPi anthem, gold and blue are the fraternity's colours. The fraternal symbol is the lion which appears on the fraternity's coat of arms. Also appearing on the coat of arms is a lamp of knowledge, a book of life with a skull and pledge pin, and a Star of David in a menorah.
5. Alpha Epsilon Pi publishes a periodical for all of its members, past and present. What is this publication called?

Answer: The Lion

"The Lion" is sent out to all members of AEPi on a quarterly basis. Recently, some of these publications have been sent out through email to cut down on the usage of paper and make the publication more 'green', however, any member who wishes to have a hard-copy of "The Lion" can have one mailed to his home by request.

Anybody can submit an article to "The Lion". No journalism experience is necessary and it doesn't matter whether you're a well-known alumnus or a newly-initiated freshman, all articles are welcome. Read up on what's happening around the AEPi world and what you are to expect in the upcoming months from the head office.
6. All Alpha Epsilon Pi members must be mensches. What language does the word "mensch" come from?

Answer: Yiddish

A "mensch" is a Yiddish term to denote a fine upstanding member of society. All Alpha Epsilon Pi members must uphold the fraternity ideals first and foremost in their hearts and minds, especially when dealing with each other, their campus community, and their Jewish community. Practices like "hazing" are strictly forbidden, and philanthropy is one of the most important events in a chapter's yearly calendar.

The fraternity ideals are explained and demonstrated to every brother even before they become initiated. Thus, every brother is considered a mensch.
7. What is the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity flower?

Answer: Fleur-de-lis

This flower is another symbol appearing on the coat of arms of Alpha Epsilon Pi. In addition, the fraternal 'sweetheart' pin is also shaped like a fleur-de-lis. This pin can be given by any brother to his heart's desire, or by a chapter to a 'chapter sweetheart'.

This floral symbol was a favourite of the French nobility. In fact, it can be found on the flags of former French colonies like Louisiana and Quebec. It is the symbol for the World Organization of the Scout Movement and the NFL professional football team the New Orleans Saints. In addition, it is also the official flower of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
8. Where is the international headquarters for the fraternity located?

Answer: Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis, Indiana is the home of many headquarters for fraternities and sororities from across North America. It is the home for Alpha Epsilon Pi, and also the two historically Jewish fraternities as well, Zeta Beta Tau and Sigma Alpha Mu.

The address for the headquarters is 8815 Wesleyan Road. It's a very impressive house and houses many historical items from AEPi's past. If you're headed that way, let me know and I can arrange to have a tour of the HQ set up for you.
9. All men of Alpha Epsilon Pi live by the words: "No one could tell me where my Soul might be. I searched for God, but God eluded me. I sought my Brother out, and found all three" Who wrote these lines?

Answer: Ernest Howard Crosby

The lines written out are from the poem "The Search" by E. Howard Crosby.

Howard Crosby was neither a fraternity man nor a Jew, but the words in his poem have a meaning to all the brothers in the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity. The meaning is open to interpretation, and is probably unique and special to each brother, but each pledge is required to memorize the Crosby quote before he is initiated as a brother.
10. In the summer of 2009, Alpha Epsilon Pi made fraternity history by becoming the first fraternity to expand beyond the confines of North America and Europe. Where was the historic colony founded?

Answer: Israel

The Supreme Board of Governors sat down for a historic meeting in Israel and later founded the 'Aleph' colony of Alpha Epsilon Pi at the IDC (Interdisciplinary Center) in Herzliya, Israel. Fifteen brothers were initiated as founding fathers of the colony and over 200 brothers and alumni came out to the celebration that followed. Many more chapters in Israel followed.

Alpha Epsilon Pi was expanded to Great Britain, France, Austria and Australia with varying success. Their expansion remains the first chapter outside North America that is still active.
Source: Author LeoDaVinci

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