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Quiz about Ivy league Plus Two Locations

Ivy league Plus Two Locations Trivia Quiz

Simply match the Ivy League institution with its location. Since there are only eight of them, for this quiz we're making Duke and Stanford "Honorary Ivies."

A matching quiz by Nealzineatser. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
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Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Very Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
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(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Yale University  
  Cambridge, Massachusetts
2. Harvard University  
  New York City
3. University of Pennsylvania  
  Durham, North Carolina
4. Princeton University  
  New Jersey
5. Dartmouth College  
  New Haven, Connecticut
6. Columbia University  
  Hanover, New Hampshire
7. Cornell University  
  Ithaca, New York
8. Brown University  
9. Duke University  
  Palo Alto, California
10. Stanford University  
  Providence, Rhode Island

Select each answer

1. Yale University
2. Harvard University
3. University of Pennsylvania
4. Princeton University
5. Dartmouth College
6. Columbia University
7. Cornell University
8. Brown University
9. Duke University
10. Stanford University

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Yale University

Answer: New Haven, Connecticut

Yale was founded in 1701, making it the third oldest college in the United States after Harvard and William and Mary. Yale accepted only 6.3% of applicants into the class of 2015. Of those 1,360 students, 57% were from public schools, 49% got financial aid, 11% were international students, and 12% were children of alumni, somewhat contradicting the idea that Yale and the Ivy league schools are only for the rich elite. Yale is known for many things such as its gothic architecture, its world class faculty, and its unprecedented number of famous and influential alumni.

It claims to have the Ivy League's highest percentage of faculty, as opposed to graduate assistants, teaching undergraduate courses. Alumni of the college include US presidents George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and William Howard Taft. Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband Bill both graduated from Yale Law School in 1973. Eight Supreme Court Justices also have graduated from the Law School, including present court members Clarence Thomas and Sonia Sotomayor.
2. Harvard University

Answer: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Founded in 1636, Harvard is the grandfather of the Ivy League schools and is the oldest college in US. It is considered by many to be the most prestigious college in the country, although the concept is admittedly subjective, and Stanford, MIT and Yale rank ahead in some "best" polls. Only six percent of those who applied for the class of 2015 were accepted to Harvard. Seven US presidents have earned a degree from Harvard- The undergrads were: both Roosevelts, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, and also John F. Kennedy. George W. Bush received an M.A. in business and Barack Obama graduated from Harvard Law School.

The Law School has stamped a dominating presence on the United States Supreme Court. Fifteen present or former justices are Harvard Law graduates, including current members chief justice John Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, and Elena Kagan.
3. University of Pennsylvania

Answer: Philadelphia

The University of Pennsylvania, located in the bustling West Philadelphia neighborhood of University City, is the second largest Ivy school, with an undergraduate enrollment of about 10,000 students. Like all the Ivies, its admissions process is extremely competitive, with only around ten percent of those who apply being admitted each year. UofP was founded in 1740, based on ideas and inspiration from Benjamin Franklin.

It includes North America's first medical school (Perleman School of Medicine- 1765), collegiate business school (Wharton- 1881), and student union building (Houston Hall- 1896).

The school colors are red and blue and the mascot is the "Penn Quaker."
4. Princeton University

Answer: New Jersey

Princeton, the quaint New Jersey municipality of some 28,000 permanent residents, is home to one of the country's most venerable and tradition laden institutions of higher learning. Harvard students and Yalies arguing about who is number one in the Ivies will always agree that Princeton is number three! Many famous people have graduated from, or studied at, the beautiful park-like campus renowned for its extraordinarily varied architecture. Princeton alumni include Woodrow Wilson, 28th US president; actor Jimmy Stewart; James Baker, former secretary of state under George H.W. Bush; and Bill Bradley, Rhodes scholar, US senator, and pro basketball player. Author F. Scott Fitzgerald enrolled at Princeton 1913, but got poor grades due to spending his time writing.

He eventually dropped out and joined the army in 1917. In 1921, the year before receiving his Nobel prize, Albert Einstein visited Princeton, delivered a series of lectures on his theory of relativity, and received an honorary degree.
5. Dartmouth College

Answer: Hanover, New Hampshire

Although Dartmouth goes by the official name "Dartmouth College," it is a university, with schools of medicine, engineering and business as well as nineteen graduate programs in the humanities. In the fall of 2014, 6,298 (4,289 undergrad) total students were enrolled at Dartmouth, making it one of the smaller Ivy League colleges.

The school has a tradition of strong winter sports, and more participation in the Greek fraternity and sorority system than the other Ivies. It also has a few other odd customs.

For example, at the fall homecoming, incoming freshman run around a giant bonfire enough times to match the number of their class graduation year (minus the 2000, I hope). Also, during "winter carnival" hundreds of intrepid students engage in a mass plunge into the icy waters of Occom Pond, just because it's there.

There has been some controversy surrounding the school's nickname over the years. Until 1969, Dartmouth sports teams were known as "The Indians." Even though the university authorities officially dropped the name and discouraged its use out of racial sensitivity, newspapers and many alumni and students continued to use it.

More recently the students have adopted "Keggy the Keg," an anthropomorphic beer keg, as the unofficial mascot, much to the chagrin of the administration.
6. Columbia University

Answer: New York City

Columbia came in to being in 1754 as King's College, by royal charter of King George II, making it one of nine colonial colleges founded before the US declared independence from Britain. It's located in Morning Heights in upper Manhattan, having relocated from Madison Avenue in 1896, when the name was also changed to "Columbia University." In the fall of 2014, Columbia counted 8,410 undergraduates and 19,532 graduate students, organized into twenty different schools. Columbia is truly a global university, with outposts all over the world and affiliations with many other institutions, including The Julliard School of Music and The Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Columbia administers the annual awarding of the Pulitzer Prizes in literature an journalism, established in 1917 according to the will of Joseph Pulitzer.
7. Cornell University

Answer: Ithaca, New York

With a 2015 undergraduate enrollment of 14,315 students, Cornell is the largest of the Ivy League school. It is also the "easiest" to get into (17% acceptance rate) and the most likely to not be recognized as an Ivy League school, according to data from Google Keyword Planner.

This in no way disparages Cornell, a fine institution in a beautiful western New York setting along the Fall Creek gorge. Cornell has a widely varied curriculum course of study and is especially renowned for the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

Its famous alumni include author Pearl S. Buck, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and comedian Bill Maher.
8. Brown University

Answer: Providence, Rhode Island

What can you say about a color-named college? Not surprisingly, the school colors are brown and white. However, the college owes its present name, adopted in 1804, to Nicholas Brown, a Providence businessman, class of 1756, who donated $5,000 to his alma mater. Before that, it was the College of Rhode Island, the seventh oldest in the USA. Brown is also distinguished by being the first college to accept students regardless of religious affiliation.

Historically known for its openness, the university in 1970 adopted the "Brown Curriculum," which was a radical new system that eliminated core general requirements and put the onus on students to determine their own course of study. Brown has produced seven Nobel Prize winners, 57 Rhodes Scholars, and five National Humanities Medalists.

Other notable alumni include philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, publisher Jr., John F. Kennedy, Jr., singer Mary Chapin Carpenter, and actress Emma Watson, known for her role in the Harry Potter movies.
9. Duke University

Answer: Durham, North Carolina

Duke University is a private research university founded by Quakers and Methodists in 1838. Originally it was located in the town of Trinity, in central North Carolina, and called Trinity College. The school moved to its present location of Durham in 1892, and was renamed Duke University after the father of tobacco magnate James Buchanan Duke, who established a major endowment at the college. Duke is one of the wealthiest universities in the US, and also ranks high nationally in research expenditures and number of Rhodes scholars, being similar to an Ivy League school in those respects. Duke's athletic teams compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and its men's basketball team has won the NCAA championship five times, most recently in 2015. Duke and its students maintain a fierce rivalry with the University of North Carolina, a similarly excellent but less elitist public university located in Chapel Hill only twelve miles away.
10. Stanford University

Answer: Palo Alto, California

Many surveys, websites and college ranking services rate Stanford University as the best place to go to college in the United States, and after viewing its campus, programs and affiliated resources, it is hard to argue that assessment. Stanford definitely belongs with the Ivies in terms of prestige and excellence of academic experience. Railroad magnate Leland Stanford established the college on 8,000 acres of central California farmland in 1884.

The doors opened in 1991 to 555 students, after six years of careful planning and architectural input from Frederic law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York. Unusually for that time, the charter stipulated no religious affiliation and that men and women were to be admitted equally.
Source: Author Nealzineatser

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