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Quiz about Universities in the Buckeye State
Quiz about Universities in the Buckeye State

Universities in the Buckeye State Quiz


The state of Ohio is home to many different colleges and universities. See what you know about some of them. Have fun, and good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by jddrsi_raven. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
jddrsi_raven
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
402,228
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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194
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Question 1 of 10
1. We start our journey around Ohio's universities with probably the best-known university in the state. Based in the state's capital of Columbus, and founded in 1870, this university has a huge fandom throughout all of Ohio, and many people around the world. Nicknamed the Buckeyes, what college have we visited? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. This Ohio university opened in 1872 under the name Buchtel College, named after John Buchtel, the college's largest financial supporter. In 1913, the college's assets were transferred to the city in which it was located, and was renamed. The name it is today was officially established in 1967. Where are we? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This university was founded in 1910 in Kent, Ohio. It, like Ohio State, has several regional campuses across the Buckeye State. Over the years, the sports teams from this university became arch rivals of the Akron Zips. Which university are we visiting? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. This next stop on our trip brings us to a university that was founded in 1819. Originally named Cincinnati College, it was renamed in 1870, when the funding for a university came from the will of a generous benefactor. Where are we? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. This university was the first university to be founded by an act of congress, specifically the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. Officially founded in Athens, Ohio in 1804, it opened fully for students in 1809. Which university, nicknamed the Bobcats, are we at now? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. This university in the Buckeye state was founded in 1967, and the name came from the combining of two other colleges which existed at the time. Which university, located in Cleveland, are we visiting? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. This university is also based in Cleveland, and opened in 1965 after merging with Fenn College. It also obtained the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1969, helping make it the university it is today. Which university is it? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. This university in Westerville, Ohio was founded in 1847 by members of a church. Named after Philip William Otterbein, the founder of the church, which university are we visiting now? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Our penultimate stop on our university trip through Ohio takes us to Dayton. This university was founded by the Society of Mary in 1850. This Roman Catholic university goes by the nickname of the "Flyers." Where are we? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Our final stop on our college journey through Ohio, is also in Dayton. Established in 1967, this university boasts a level of diversity that is unparalleled in the United States, as they are one of the most disability friendly campuses in the country. Which university, named after the Wright brothers, is our final stop? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. We start our journey around Ohio's universities with probably the best-known university in the state. Based in the state's capital of Columbus, and founded in 1870, this university has a huge fandom throughout all of Ohio, and many people around the world. Nicknamed the Buckeyes, what college have we visited?

Answer: Ohio State University

Ohio State is a very popular and common choice for graduating high school students when deciding on where to attend college, especially with students who are eligible for athletic scholarships. Though Ohio State's main campus is in Columbus, it also has five regional campuses that bear the Ohio State name.
2. This Ohio university opened in 1872 under the name Buchtel College, named after John Buchtel, the college's largest financial supporter. In 1913, the college's assets were transferred to the city in which it was located, and was renamed. The name it is today was officially established in 1967. Where are we?

Answer: University of Akron

Buchtel College went through some rough times when the original building was burned down in a fire in 1899. Because the insurance for the college didn't cover much of the damage done, the college knew it needed the ability to receive public funding, which lead to the transfer of assets to the city of Akron. Shortly after the transfer, the university became the University of Akron.
3. This university was founded in 1910 in Kent, Ohio. It, like Ohio State, has several regional campuses across the Buckeye State. Over the years, the sports teams from this university became arch rivals of the Akron Zips. Which university are we visiting?

Answer: Kent State University

Kent State was founded as part of the Lowry Bill, which established it, and Bowling Green State University in the northern regions of the state. The addition of the two universities under the Lowry Bill was necessary for regional expansion, as the nearest college at the time the bill passed was Ohio State. Akron and Kent State's rivalry in sports is one of the most heated rivalries within the state of Ohio.
4. This next stop on our trip brings us to a university that was founded in 1819. Originally named Cincinnati College, it was renamed in 1870, when the funding for a university came from the will of a generous benefactor. Where are we?

Answer: University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati became known what it is today when the city of Cincinnati received funding from a will. The will gave money to the city under the condition that it was used to fund a university. A few years later, it was approved by the state.
5. This university was the first university to be founded by an act of congress, specifically the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. Officially founded in Athens, Ohio in 1804, it opened fully for students in 1809. Which university, nicknamed the Bobcats, are we at now?

Answer: Ohio University

Ohio University was established in Athens partly to give those in that region of Ohio an option for higher education. Until OU was established, the closest universities to the region were Ohio State, and Miami University. The first degrees given to students from Ohio University were handed out in 1815.
6. This university in the Buckeye state was founded in 1967, and the name came from the combining of two other colleges which existed at the time. Which university, located in Cleveland, are we visiting?

Answer: Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve got its name from a combination of Western Reserve University, and Case Institute of Technology, when the two institutions merged into one. Case Western is located in what is known as University Circle approximately five miles from downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Case Western is considered one of the most prestigious schools in Ohio for their high academic standards.
7. This university is also based in Cleveland, and opened in 1965 after merging with Fenn College. It also obtained the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1969, helping make it the university it is today. Which university is it?

Answer: Cleveland State University

Higher education in the area began with free classes offered by the YMCA. By 1921, the number of classes grew enough to become Fenn College, which was purchased by the state of Ohio in 1964. In athletics, Cleveland State plays in the Horizon League, and its players are called the Vikings.
8. This university in Westerville, Ohio was founded in 1847 by members of a church. Named after Philip William Otterbein, the founder of the church, which university are we visiting now?

Answer: Otterbein University

Otterbein gained university status after it gained more selections of majors for its students. Originally, it was named Otterbein College, after Phillip William Otterbein, founder of the Church of the United Brethren of Christ. Otterbein has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1968.
9. Our penultimate stop on our university trip through Ohio takes us to Dayton. This university was founded by the Society of Mary in 1850. This Roman Catholic university goes by the nickname of the "Flyers." Where are we?

Answer: University of Dayton

The University of Dayton is the host of the First Four of the yearly NCAA March Madness Tournament in men's basketball. It covers an area that crosses the Great Miami River, a tributary of the Ohio River. UD was known originally as St. Mary's College, which opened its doors to aid many displaced by a flood in the Dayton area in 1913.

It became the University of Dayton in 1920, because of its affiliation with the city itself.
10. Our final stop on our college journey through Ohio, is also in Dayton. Established in 1967, this university boasts a level of diversity that is unparalleled in the United States, as they are one of the most disability friendly campuses in the country. Which university, named after the Wright brothers, is our final stop?

Answer: Wright State University

Wright State was originally a branch of Ohio State University and Miami University, not becoming it's own university until 1967. When Ohio State allowed Wright State to become its own entity, they did so partly under the condition that Wright State would not have its own football team, so as not to compete with the Buckeyes. Since Wright State doesn't have an official football team, the running joke on campus is that their football team has been undefeated since 1967. Wright State is best known for its disability-friendly campus, which boasts an underground tunnel system that connects the Student Union, and most of the academic buildings, to each other.

This allows students with physical limitations to remain safe during bad weather while the are traveling from class to class. Wright State and the University of Dayton share a rivalry with each other because of their close proximity to each other. Like Cleveland State, Wright State plays its athletic events in the Horizon league.
Source: Author jddrsi_raven

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