USC Scavenger Hunt

USC Scavenger Hunt - Michael Guertin American Studies 301...

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Michael Guertin American Studies 301 Professor Gustafson T.A.: Lisa Ybarra December 1, 2008 USC Scavenger Hunt 1. This artist, who has been painting murals since 1976, was commissioned to do a mural for USC about the history of the region. The border fence is embedded on a woman’s back as she rises from the southwestern landscape and gives birth to its future leaders. Name the location of this mural, its title, and the artist who painted it. Location: Norman Topping Student Center Title: “La Memoria de Nuestra Tierra” (The Memory of Our Land) Artist: Judith F. Baca 2. Provide the names of the men whose statues are on the top of Bovard. John Wesley, Matthew Simpson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Plato, Phillips Brooks, and Borden P. Bowne 3. Provide the names and ethnicity and religious affiliations of the three founders of USC. Ozro W. Childs, a Protestant horticulturist John Gately Downey, an Irish-Catholic pharmacist and businessman Isaias W. Hellman, a German-Jewish banker and philanthropist 4. Provide the name of a course in the Fall, 2005 USC Schedule of Classes that has Los Angeles or California in the title besides “Los Angeles and the American Dream.” HIST 458 History of California 5. Provide the names of five religious institutions that can be found within 1 mile of campus. Hebrew Union College, Mount St. Mary’s College, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, University Lutheran Church, USC Hillel Jewish Center, USC Catholic Center, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 6. Provide the name and briefly describe the political scandal that involved Edward Doheny. He was involved in the Teapot Dome Scandal where he was accused of offering a $100,000 bribe to Albert B. Fall, who was the Secretary of the Interior. Doheny did this in order to secure drilling rights without competitive bidding to the Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserve in central California. 7. Describe the primary business activity of Mark Taper. Real estate developer 8. Provide the title of a book by Upton Sinclair that is set in Southern California in the
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1920s and features a student at Southern Pacific University who is the son of a man who made a fortune in oil. Oil! (1927)
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