Beta Theta Pi
Quiz #5 - Midterm
Friendship and Fidelity – “dash kye dash”
Please remember your name! This quiz contains information from day 1 of the Pledge Program
and is a good representation of how the final will look.
No points for guessing. Question values are marked accordingly. Eyes on your own paper; if I
can’t read it, I can’t grade it; Good Luck!
Give the Founders’ Paragraph (including founders’ names and years of graduation
– the whole thing).
At nine o’clock on the evening of the eight day of the eight month of the year 1839, eight earnest
young men, all students at Miami University, held the first meeting of Beta Theta Pi in the Hall
of the Union Literary Society, an upper room in the old college building (known as “Old Main”).
The eight founders in the order in which their names appear in the minutes were:
John Sucks Dicks Just Cuz John Milks Tits – 90, 90, 10, 90
John Reily Knock, 1839
Samuel Taylor Marshall, 1840
David Linton, 1839
James George Smith, 1840 (NO PICTURE)
Charles Henry Hardin, 1841
John Holt Duncan, 1840
Michael Clarkson Ryan, 1839
Thomas Boston Gordon, 1840
“of ever honored memory”
*Knox, Marshall, Smith, Harding were Union Literary Society
*Linton, Duncan, Ryan, Gordon were Erodelphians
What was the first Greek letter organization?
In what year was it founded? (1 Point)
Phi Beta Kappa, 1776, William and Mary College
What is Founder Knox’s nickname? (1 point)
Pater (pronounced Potter) Knox
There were two major “student organizations” at Miami University at the time of
Give the names of these popular literary societies.
Union Literary Society