2016 Zeta Trivia Pursuit Q & A

Test your historical knowledge by answering the questions below. Click the (+) to expand each trivia.

Trivia Week 4
  • Under which Grand Basileus were State Directors first appointed?
    Answer: Nellie B. Rogers; 9th Grand Basileus
  • How many Boule’s over the years have been held in the South Central Region?
    Answer: One —1980 the Boule was held in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Name the Past Grand Basileus who passed on while serving her term of office and the year?
    Answer: Violette N. Anderson; 8th Grand Basileus and she passed in 1937
  • Under who’s administration were all past Grand Basilei awarded Life Membership and in what year?
    Answer: Lullelia Walker Harrison; 12th Grand Basileus and the year was 1945 at the Boule in St. Louis, MO
  • Under who’s administration was the Torchbearers of a Legacy published?
    Answer: Dr. Barbara West Carpenter; 21st International Grand Basileus
Trivia Week 3
  • Which Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated Past International Grand Basileus later married a Phi Beta Sigma National President?
    Answer:
    Ruth Tappe Scruggs, 6th Grand Basileus; who was married to Brother Ivorite Scruggs
  • Name the four adopted programs initiated in 1992?
    Answer:

    • Challenger Kids Program
    • Give yourself the Gift of Health
    • Zeta Mentors
    • The Male Network
  • When was the Stork’s Nest adopted as the National Project of the sorority?
    Answer: The “Stork’s Nest” national project was adopted at the 1972 Boule.
  • In which past Grand Basileus administration did we become recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)7 organization and the date?
    Answer:
    The Sorority was granted 501©7 status as of January 19, 1959 under the administration of 14th Past International Grand Basileus, Dr. Deborah C. Partridge Wolfe.
  • Which Grand Basileus only served for three months in office?
    Answer:
    Edith A. Lyons; 10th Grand Basileus
Trivia Week 2
  • Zeta was the first African- American Sorority in several areas – name 5?
    Answer:
    The first Greek-letter sorority organized in Africa in the year 1948. Delta Iota Zeta Chapter and Upsilon Beta Chapter were organized in Monrovia, Liberia.

    • Established the first National Executive Office of a black sorority in 1948.
    • Became the first to establish national auxiliaries in 1948.
    • First and only National Panhellenic Council (NPHC) sorority to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.
    • First black Greek-letter organization to host a national convention south of the Mason-Dixon Line in Houston, TX in 1937.
    • First sorority to organize in Texas on a college campus. Theta Chapter was established in 1923 at Wiley College in Marshall, TX.
    • First sorority to charter in Dubai – May 2014
    • First sorority to charter an Amicae auxiliary in Belgium – March 2014.
    • First sorority to charter a chapter in Trinidad and Tobago – June 2016.
  • When was the term Grand Basileus first used?
    Answer: The National Basileus became known as the Grand Basileus in 1926 and the International Grand in 1948 upon the chartering in Africa.
  • What was the date of the first annual meeting for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority and what was the annual meeting called?
    Answer: The date of the first annual meeting for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was December 26-28, 1920 and the annual meeting was called “Conclave”
  • At which Boule were the Five Founders awarded Life Membership into Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and where was it held?
    Answer:
    All Five Founders were granted Life Membership at the 25th Anniversary Boule in 1945 held in St. Louis, MO
  • Name 6 of the Past International Grand Basilei who are legacies?
    Answer:

    • Nellie Rogers; 9th Grand Basileus
    • Lullelia Harrison; 12th Grand Basileus
    • Isabel Herson; 16th International Grand Basileus
    • Dr. Jylla Moore Tearte (formerly Foster); 20th International Grand Basileus
    • Dr. Barbara West Carpenter; 21st International Grand Basileus
    • Barbara C. Moore; 22nd International Grand Basileus
    • Sheryl P. Underwood; 23rd International Grand Basileus
Trivia Week 1
  • Which affiliate organizations of the National Pan-Hellenic Council were NOT founded at Howard University in Washington DC and where were they founded?
    Answer:

    • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated | Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated | Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
    • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated | Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
    • Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated | Morgan State College, Baltimore MD
  • Who wrote the lyrics to our National Hymn?
    Answer: Anita Turpeau
  • What other historical event occurred on the day Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded?
    Answer: Prohibition (the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect on January 16, 1920)
  • Who were the Incorporators of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated?
    Answer: Myrtle L. Tyler, Gladys Warrington, Joanna R. Houston, Josephine F. Johnson
  • Name each Founder (including their middle, maiden and married names) and their college majors?
    Answer:

    • Arizona Leedonia Cleaver Stemons – Social Work
    • Pearl Anna Neal – Music
    • Viola Tyler Goings – Education
    • Myrtle Lavenia Tyler Faithful – Education
    • Fannie Pettie Watts – Education
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