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CALS Fun Facts Quiz

How well do you know the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences? Test your mettle in minutiae with this 20-question quiz.

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1. Snodgrass and Wigglesworth is a club in which department?

2. What are Iron Lady, Stars & Moon, Honeynut, and Silver Slicer, respectively?

3. Greg Graffin, of the punk band Bad Religion, is a lecturer in which department?

4. What is Professor Robert Baker known for inventing?

5. What seed got stamped and mailed directly to Plant Biology in the 1930s addressed to the "Chief Palmist"?

6. Name the fiberglass cow and her calf that reside in Stocking Hall.

7. Where did the marble tile in the newly renovated Warren Hall came from?

8. From which department did Ithaca mayor Svante Myrick graduate?

9. Who was the first dean of the college?

10. CALS can claim three Nobel Laureates. Who are they?

11. Complete the name of this popular course: Magical _______, Mischievous _______.

12. How many apple varieties has Cornell developed, including the two newest, SnapDragon and RubyFrost?

13. When the Titan arum bloomed in 2012, the crowds who thronged to see (and smell) the rare blossom named it:

14. Where are white snakeroot, poison ivy, and pokeweed intentionally cultivated on campus?

15. What is the name of the American Indian Program residence hall on North Campus?

16. In which building is the Department of Landscape Architecture physically located? Hint: It is different than its address would lead you to believe.

17. Formerly the College of Forestry, this department was the first of its kind in the nation.

18. Professor John Sanford, in Horticulture, fabricated the earliest custom:

19. How many acres comprise the campus of the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, N.Y.?

20. Mann Library’s agricultural holdings are surpassed only by those at the: