The academic year at Chapman is winding down, which means that many students won’t see the university for three months. So that you don’t miss our lovely school too much, take this quiz to test how well you know Chapman. Take note of your answers and check them against the answer key at the end!
1. Here’s an easy one to start. What is the name of our panther mascot?
a. Payton the Panther
b. Pete the Panther
c. Paul the Panther
d. Patricio the Panther
2. What are the official school colors for Chapman?
a. Red and Black
b. Maroon and Gray
c. Imperial Red and Charcoal
d. Cardinal and Gray
3. In Chapman’s early history, the school moved locations several times. Which of these cities has Chapman never called home?
a. Buena Park, California
b. Woodland, California
c. San Francisco, California
d. Los Angeles, California
4. In 2016, Daniele Struppa was inaugurated as Chapman’s 13th president. Who held the role before him?
a. Allen Koenig
b. G.T. Smith
c. Wilson Roosevelt
d. James Doti
5. Which of these Chapman residence buildings is the oldest?
a. South Morlan Hall
b. Harris Apartments
c. Braden Residence Hall
d. Davis Apartments
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6. In 2017, Chapman purchased the Katella Grand apartment complex, which was quickly renamed Chapman Grand. How much did this purchase cost?
a. $50 million
b. $150 million
c. $180 million
d. $200 million
7. Dodge College, Chapman’s film school, is a large source of pride for the university. Many students simply refer to it as “Dodge,” but what is the full name of the school?
a. The Dodge College of Media Arts
b. The Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
c. The Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts: Sodaro–Pankey Undergraduate School of Media Arts
d. None of the above.
8. Which of these schools at Chapman is the newest?
a. The School of Communication
b. The College of Performing Arts
c. The Schmid College of Science and Technology
d. The Argyros School of Business and Economics
9. How many different sports does Chapman have teams for? (To clarify, if a sport has both men’s and women’s teams it still only counts as one sport. Intramural and club teams don’t count).
10. Which of these is NOT a minor at Chapman as of the 2018-2019 academic year?
a. Asian Studies
d. Russian Studies
11. As of 2018-2019, undergraduate tuition at Chapman costs $54,540 per year. How much did it cost 40 years ago, in the 1978-1979 academic year?
- B. Pete the Panther. Pete often makes appearances at school events such as Homecoming and orientation week.
- D. Cardinal and Gray. Yes, according to Chapman’s marketing guidelines and their website, cardinal and gray are the official school colors.
- A. Buena Park, California. The school was originally located in Woodland. It moved to San Francisco in the early 1900s, and then moved again to Los Angeles in 1919. The college would live there for about 30 years before moving to the location where it stands today.
- D. James Doti. Allen Koenig was president from 1989 – 1991, and G.T. Smith was president before him, from 1977 – 1988. However, James Doti is the one that held the position before Daniele Struppa, from 1991 to 2016.
- C. Braden Residence Hall. Braden Residence Hall was opened in 1959, whereas both South Morlan and the Harris Apartments were opened in 1965, and the Davis Apartments opened in 1974. If the Braden Residence Hall doesn’t sound familiar to you, it’s because it was torn down in 2007 and replaced by Chapman’s most recently built on-campus residence hall, the Sandhu Residence Center (that is, until The K opens in Fall of 2019).
- B. $150 million. The purchase was made in large part because the university was planning to implement a new rule requiring sophomores to live in Chapman housing (this rule was indeed implemented for the Class of 2022).
- C. The Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts: Sodaro–Pankey Undergraduate School of Media Arts. Yes, even though Chapman themselves often simply refer to it simply as “Dodge College of Film and Media Arts,” that really is the full name.
- A. The School of Communication. The School of Communication was founded in 2016, though the Communication major had been around for longer. The Schmid College of Science and Technology was founded in 2008, and the College of Performing Arts and the Argyros School of Business and Economics were founded in 2007 and 1977, respectively.
- B. 13. That’s right, there are 13 different sports played at the Division Three level at Chapman, 21 teams overall. Did you know we have both a men’s and women’s golf team?
- D. Russian Studies. Chapman doesn’t offer any Russian language courses, so it would make sense that they wouldn’t offer a Russian Studies program, either.
- A. $3,400. Yes, tuition at Chapman was only $3,400 a year in the late 1970s. You can learn more in this Prowl article comparing Chapman then versus now.
So, how well did you do?
0 – 3 questions right: You’re a fake Chapman student. You likely haven’t been on any tours or bothered to glance at the Chapman website. Heck, you probably don’t even go here.
4 – 7 questions right: Your Chapman knowledge is average. You may not know everything, but that’s all right. You’ve got the basics down.
8 – 10 questions right: You are extremely knowledgeable about Chapman. Good work! Keep it up, and you may be the next president of the university some day.
11 questions right: You are Pete the Panther. Maybe not literally, but the fact that you know this much about Chapman means that you embody what it means to be Pete. Great job!