Social and Cultural History of Morehouse College Final Exam

John Hope served as President of Morehouse College for
25 years
Howard Thurman graduated from Morehouse in
1923
The Morehouse Academy (high school) was closed in
1926
John Hope’s wife and First Lady of Morehouse was
Lugenia Burns Hope
John Hope and his Presidential Spouse had
two children
The Atlanta University Affiliation was formed in
1929
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The Atlanta University Affiliation included
all three schools
Before the formation of the Atlanta University Affiliation, Atlanta University was a
Undergraduate school
John Hope was President of Morehouse and the new Atlanta University for
two years
Samuel Howard Archer became President of Morehouse in
1931
Benjamin E. Mays graduated from Bates College in
1920
Bates College is located in
Maine
Benjamin E. Mays’ first wife was named
Ellen
Benjamin Mays was conferred the Ph.D. in religion in
1935
Dr. Benjamin E. Mays was the Dean of
Howard University’s School of Religion
Benjamin E. Mays pastored
Shiloh Baptist Church
Benjamin Mays was hired to teach mathematics at Morehouse in
1921
Benjamin Mays published The Negro Church in 1933 with
Joseph W. Nicholson
True or False

Dr. Benjamin Mays became the sixth President of Morehouse college on July 1st 1940

False
True or False

Sadie Gattis Mays was the sixth Presidential Spouse of Morehouse College

True
True or False

The American Baptist Home Mission Society relinquished its control over Morehouse in 1935

True
True or False

When Dr. Mays became president, Morehouse was becoming the junior college of the Atlanta University Affiliation

True
True or False

Morehouse College continued to fall under the financial control of Atlanta University until 1967.

False
True or False

For the Academic Year 1940-1941, three men who served as President or Acting President were still alive.

True
True or False

President Mays early in his presidency initiated a rank and tenure process at Morehouse

True
True or False

Due to Financial constraints , President mays was never able to establish secure pensions for the faculty at Morehouse.

False
True or False

While there were non-blacks on the Morehouse faculty, President Mays never felt strongly about having an integrated faculty.

False
True or False

During Dr. Mays’ administrative leadership, there was a decentralization of power across the various administrative offices and faculty committees.

True
True or False

Dr. Mays’ presidency, the white community in Atlanta did not give strong financial support to Morehouse

False
True or False

Dr. Mays earned the affectionate sobriquet “Buck Benny” because he defied or bucked the system.

False
True or False

During Dr. Mays’ administrative leadership, there was a decentralization of power across the various administrative offices and faculty committees.

False
True or False

The presidency of Dr. Mays was characterized by his egalitarian (democratic) leadership style.

False
True or False

Like President John Hope, President Mays was a paternalists.

True
True or False

Although he was devoutly religious, Dr. Mays was not a one-dimensional Christian.

True
True or False

Mays modeled the early admissions program at Morehouse on a similar program at Bates College

True
True or False

The first early admission program lasted four years, during World War II, and Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of its first participants.

True
True or False

In the fall of 1946, several hundred World War II veterans enrolled at Morehouse College.

False
True or False

To accommodate the large influx of veterans, federal funds erected five temporary dormitories and two temporary classroom facilities.

True
True or False

During the Mays Presidency, required Chapel was five days a week and on Sundays for residential students.

True
True or False

Thursday were always reserved for Dr. Mays to speak to the students if he was on campus.

False
Calvin Mackie
2003 Presidential Award winner for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Ronald Sullivan, Jr.
Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard University Law School
Samuel DuBois Cook
First African-American Professor Emeritus and Trustee Emeritus at Duke University
Eddie Glaude Jr.
Princeton Professor and Chair of the University’s Center for American Studies
Shaka Rasheed
Managing Director of J. P. Morgan Asset Management
Hermain Cain
Former CEO of Godfather Pizza
Arthur Johnson
President of IBM’S Federal Systems Company Division
Dale Jones
Vice Chairman of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc.
Avery Williams
Screenwriter: Notes In A Minor Key and Redirecting Eddie
Seith Mann
Television director: “The Wire” and “Grey’s Anatomy”
Byron Cage
Grammy nominated gospel singer
Shakir Stewart
Senior Vice President of Island Def Jam Music
Howard Jeter
Former U. S. Ambassador to Nigeria and Botswana
Cedric Richmond
United States Congressman from Louisiana
Earl Hilliard
United States Congressman from Alabama
George Haley
Former Chairman of the U.S. Postal Rate Commission and Ambassador to Ghana
Otis Moss III
Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago
M. William Howard, Jr.
Former pastor at St. John Downtown United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas
Otis Moss, Jr.
Pastor and theologian who is a member of the Morehouse Class of 1956
Keith Somerville
Former president of New York Theological Seminary
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The Morehouse student body was on the decline in the 1920s.

Correct
Correct or Incorrect

James Nabrit and Howard Thurmond were classmates.

Incorrect
Correct or Incorrect

Samuel Nabrit, the first Morehouse graduate to earn a Ph.D., graduated with the Class or 1925

Correct
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John Hope Served as president of Morehouse College for 25 years.

Correct
Correct or Incorrect

Samuel Archer served as president of Morehouse for only five years.

Incorrect
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Since its founding, there have only been four acting presidents of the College now known as Morehouse.

Correct
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Benjamin Mays served as president of Morehouse for twenty-seven years.

Correct
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Hugh Gloster was president of Morehouse for ten years

Incorrect
Correct or Incorrect

Leroy Keith served as president of his undergraduate alma mater for five years.

Incorrect
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For twenty years, Walter Massey was president of Morehouse College.

Incorrect
Correct or Incorrect

Robert Franklin was the president of Morehouse College for six years.

Incorrect
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By most accounts, there have been eighteen full time, acting, probationary or interim presidents
of either the Augusta Theological Institute, the Atlanta Baptist Seminary, the Atlanta Baptist College or Morehouse College.

Correct
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John Silvanus Wilson was a freshman at the College in the fall of 1976.

Incorrect
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Robert Michael Franklin is a member of the Morehouse College Class of 1975.

Correct
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Walter Eugene Massey is a member of the Morehouse Class of 1975

Correct
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When Robert Franklin was a senior at Morehouse, John Wilson was a freshman.

Incorrect
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Marcellus Chandler Barsdale is a member of the Morehouse Class of 1965

Incorrect
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Leroy Keith graduated from Morehouse in 1961.

Correct
Correct or Incorrect

Hugh Gloster graduated from Morehouse in 1936.

Incorrect
Correct or Incorrect

Lerone Bennett, scholar, historian, and former Executive Editor at Ebony Magazine, is a member of the Morehouse Class of 1949.

Correct
In ________, baseball was instituted as the first intercollegiate sport at the College.

A. 1885

B. 1890

C. 1895

D. 1900.

B. 1890
The first baseball team was organized by _________________.

A. Alfred Jones

B. D. D. Crawford

B. D. D. Crawford
In 1896, _________________ organized the first Atlanta (city) baseball league.

A. D. D. Crawford

B. Mordecai Johnson

C. James M. Nabrit, Sr.

D. Alfred Jones

C. James M. Nabrit, Sr.
In _______, football was introduced to the College.

A. 1985

B. 1897

C. 1900.

D. 1903

C. 1900
___________ was not one of the students who organized the first football team.

A. Charles Willis

B. Alfred Jones

C. Benjamin Brawley

B. Alfred Jones
“Big Boy was a sobriquet for _____________.

A. Burwell Harvey, Jr.

B. Samuel Archer.

B. Samuel Archer
Matthew Bullock organized and coached the first basketball team at the College in ______

A. 1910.

B. 1911.

C. 1912.

A. 1910
Morehouse is a member of the _____________.

A. Southeast Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

B. Southern Intercontinental Athletic Conference

C. Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Since ______, the theater has attracted the Morehouse students with histrionic talents.

A. 1915

B. 1916

C. 1917

D. 1918

E. 1919

E. 1919
In 1921 and 1922, under _______________ directions, Hamlet and Othello were presented.

A. Louise Strong’s

B. Ira De A. Reid’s

C. Baldwin Burroughs’

A. Louise Strong’s
Student government began at Morehouse College in ______.

A. 1929

B. 1930

C. 1931

D. 1932

A. 1929
At the inception of student government at Morehouse, the students voted to pay _______ to defray the
cost of instituting student government.

A. $10.00

B. $12.00

C. $15.00

D. $20.00

B. $12.00
The first president of the Morehouse Student Body was _____________.

A. King D. Reddick

B. Moss Hyles Kendrix

C. Emory O. Jackson

D. John H. Young III

C. Emory O. Jackson
The ___________ was the first publication put out by the College.

A. Athenaeum

B. Advance

C. Robert’s Rules

D. Alumnus

B. Advance
The Maroon Tiger came into existence in ______ and is still being published.

A. 1920

B. 1923

C. 1925

D. 1929.

C. 1925
In _______, the Triangular Intercollegiate Debating League was begun among Morehouse College,
Knoxville College, and Talladega College.

A. 1906

B. 1911

C. 1916

D. 1921

B. 1911
In the __________________, Morehouse debated Howard University and Virginia Union University
in 1928 on the subject, “Resolved: That the National Labor Relations Board should be empowered to enforce arbitration of all labor disputes.”

A. Triangular Debating Leagues

B. Quadrangular Debating League

C. Pentagonal Debate League

B. Quadrangular Debating League
Between 1929 and 1936, _______ women became alumnae of Morehouse College.

A. 25

B. 26

C. 30

B. 26
Mary Cecelia Robinson (Spivey), the oldest living alumna (died 2013) of Morehouse College, earned
a B. A. degree in _______.

A. 1929

B. 1931

C. 1933

D. 1935

C. 1933
True or False:

After 1936, women were never officially enrolled at Morehouse again.

True