Admissions Quiz

  1. The take-over of the President’s office was done when…
  1. The secretary of the President, Miss Adams, was on a lunch break, and Melanie let the students in.
  2. The office was empty because a maintenance crew was supposed to come for repairs.
  3. The President was on a fund-raising campaign in the mid-West.
  4. A local TV news crew came to interview the President.


  1. The first communication of the students with the administration of the university occurs when…
  1. The security director calls to assure the students that campus police won’t use force.
  2. The security director calls to threaten the students that campus police will use force if necessary.
  3. The President calls from Michigan and tries to persuade the students to leave the premises.
  4. The maintenance crew tries to get into the office but is rebuffed by the students.


  1. The question of how to make decisions by the group evolved around…
  1. Whether to use majority vote or consensus.
  2. Whether all students present would vote, or whether every organization would designate one voting member.
  3. Whether students from minority groups should have more than one vote.
  4. What to do in case of a tied vote, given that the number of students in the group is even. 


  1. On the first morning after the takeover, the students give an interview to the press. This is done…
  1. On the steps of the library, a live interview for a TV channel.
  2. Through the telephone, to a Radio station.
  3. To a TV reporter who was allowed into the office.
  4. From the President’s office terrace, to several TV crews downstairs.


  1. The selection of the three students for the first interview that they gave was done…
  1. Using a chance game – they picked up numbers from a phone book.
  2. By seniority – they selected the students who were older.
  3. By seniority – they selected the students with most years of student leadership experience.
  4. By family names – they selected the persons with the shortest family names.


  1. The primary issue that the students protest is…
  1. Increase in tuition.
  2. Legislation to reinstitute the draft.
  3. Ban on prayer in the classroom.
  4. Repeal of the gay rights and women equal rights amendments in the legislature.


  1. One of the “Other” issues that the students raise in the interview is…
  1. The curriculum is too Euro-centric.
  2. The President’s salary is much too high.
  3. Five minority faculty members left in the last year.
  4. The campus has gone “dry” though many students are of legal drinking age.


  1. The reaction of the non-interviewed students in the group to the first interview was…
  1. That it was weak and ineffective, and many important issues were not mentioned.
  2. That it was strong and effective – all major issues were covered.
  3. That the correspondent, who was a white male, showed no respect to women and minorities.
  4. That there was too much emphasis on the curriculum and not enough on tuition and economic matters.


  1. One of the personal issues that increase tension between the students is…
  1. Arletta discovers that Ricardo has a wife and child, yet Ricardo was trying to ask Arletta out several times.
  2. Everybody discovers that Julian and Hank are lovers.
  3. Thomas’s mother falls ill and he wants to leave the office in order to attend to her.
  4. Melanie admits that she is the President’s niece.


  1. One of the ideological issues that cause tension among the student is whether…
  1. Discrimination against blacks and discrimination against gays are equal.
  2. Discrimination against women and discrimination against gays are equal.
  3. Discrimination against blacks and discrimination against Latinos are equal.
  4. Discrimination against immigrants and discrimination against women are equal.


  1. One of the ideological issues that cause tension among the student is whether…
  1. Grants for poor white students should be advocated along with grants for black students.
  2. The university’s insistence on checking immigration status of all students is moral.
  3. The university’s consent to receive donations from white supremacists is moral.
  4. The university should change the name of its football teams in order not to offend Indian-Americans.


  1. The student debate “open admissions” which mean that…
  1. If you want to attend any state college you are admitted.
  2. If you want to see the list of students who were admitted before you, you can.
  3. If you want to delay your admission to any state university to a future date, you can.
  4. You can apply to any state university any time; no deadlines.


  1. The controversial election campaign slogan that Hank has used was…
  1. “He can lead us out of the jungle.”
  2. “He can lead us out of the Land of Egypt”
  3. “It is time for a NORMAL guy in the council”
  4. “Hank, the REAL MAN for the real job”


  1. When the Governor makes his public statement, he calls the striking students’ acts
  1. Illegal and terroristic.
  2. Misguided but understandable.
  3. Heroic and commended.
  4. Controversial but necessary.


  1. At the end of the play…
  1. The students abide by the Governor’s request and leave the building.
  2. The students are evacuated by Campus Police.
  3. The students set the President’s office afire.
  4. It is not known what the students would do.