Deaf Heritage Quiz

Challenge Your Knowledge of Deaf Heritage

Think you know your deaf heritage trivia? Try your hand at this quiz. The answers are at the end.

Topics

  • Colleges
    • NTID
    • Gallaudet
  • Organizations
  • Schools
  • Sports
  • Television/Theatre

Colleges

NTID

1. What is the shape of the sculpture in front of LBJ/Bldg 60 at NTID?

a) Square
b) Rectangle
c) Triangle
d) Circle

2. Who is the NTID graduate who went on to found Deaf Life magazine?

a) Jack Gannon
b) Bob Panara
c) Matthew Moore
d) Bob Davila

3. What kind of land was NTID built on?

a) Forest
b) Plains
c) Swamp
d) Desert

4. What is the name of the NTID public relations magazine?

a) NTID Life
b) Focus on NTID
c) NTID Focus
d) NTID Perspectives

5. Who was vice president of RIT/director of NTID in the 1980s?

a) King Jordan
b) William Castle
c) Jack Gannon
d) Richard Rose

6. Who was the first director of NTID?

a) Robert Frisina
b) William Castle
c) Jack Gannon
d) King Jordan

7. What was the name of the "Dining Commons" at NTID?

a) Sol Heumann Hall
b) Grace Watson
c) Shumway
d) Seltzer Hall

8. What shopping mall is closest to NTID?

a) Southtown Plaza
b) Penfield Mall
c) Marketplace Mall
d) Pittsford Plaza

9. What was the name of the shortcut between the dormitories and academic buildings at one end of the campus?

a) Quarter Mile
b) The Path
c) The Shortcut
d) Exercise Trail

10. Who was the first deaf professional hired by NTID?

a) Robert Panara
b) Jack Gannon
c) Loy Golladay
d) King Jordan

Gallaudet

1. What restaurant within walking distance of Gallaudet was a popular "date place" in the '80s?

a) McDonald's
b) Arby's
c) Friendly's
d) G&G's

2. Gallaudet produced the Deaf Mosaic television program. Which of these men was the host?

a) Jack Gannon
b) I. King Jordan
c) Gil Eastman
d) Bob Panara

3. What is the name of the Gallaudet student newspaper?

a) Blue and Buff
b) Gold and Blue
c) Buff and Blue
d) Buff and Gold

4. What is the name of the Gallaudet yearbook?

a) Tower Clock
b) Memory Record
c) Chapel Tower
d) Ribbon Tower

5. Who was the guest speaker at the first class to graduate from Gallaudet University (after it changed its name from Gallaudet College)?

a) Heather Whitestone
b) Curtis Pride
c) Marlee Matlin
d) King Jordan

6. What is or was the name of the student bar on the Gallaudet campus?

a) Deaf FunFest
b) Abbey
c) Ritskellar
d) The Nightclub

7. What is the name of the publication for young deaf people produced by Gallaudet?

a) Deaf Kids Worldwide
b) Deaf Teen
c) World Around You
d) Deaf Youth Times

8. Who has written many of the plays presented at Gallaudet?

a) Gil Eastman
b) Jack Gannon
c) Willy Conley
d) Anthony Natale

9. What dormitory was the telephone interpreting services located in before the establishment of TTY relay services?

a) Cogswell Hall
b) Clerc Hall
c) Benson Hall
d) Peet Hall

10. What was the original name for Gallaudet University (College)?

a) Deaf and Dumb College
b) National College for Deaf-Mutes
c) National Deaf-Mute College
d) Silent Students Asylum

Organizations

1. Who were the three men involved in the founding of the National Association of the Deaf?

a) Booth, McGregor, Hodgson
b) Peterson, Ellingson, Bell
c) Emery, Freeman, Carraway
d) Holcomb, Pride, Galloway

2. The American Society for Deaf Children was founded what year?

a) 1965
b) 1967
c) 1970
d) 1975

3. Before it became the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, AG Bell was known by what name?

a) American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf
b) American Association to Promote the Teaching of Oral Communication to the Deaf
c) American Association to Promote the Teaching of Voice Communication to the Deaf
d) The Alexander Graham Bell Association for Oral Communicators

4. How many deaf teens attended the first convention of the Junior National Association of the Deaf in 1968?

a) 120
b) 130
c) 125
d) 140

5. Howard Stone, the founder of Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, was known by what nickname?

a) Bullwinkle
b) Buster
c) Rocky
d) Chester

6. Who was the first Miss Black Deaf America?

a) Sheryl Guest-Emery
b) Pamela Anderson
c) Ronnie Mae Tyson
d) Diane Feinstein

7. How did Children of Deaf Adults begin?

a) When the National Association of the Deaf realized that adult children of deaf adults needed their own organization
b) When a group of adult children of deaf adults got together
c) As a newsletter/small mailing list
d) When two grown up children of deaf adults had a long conversation about the need to get to know others like themselves

8. CONTACT was published by what organization?

a) Auditory-Verbal International
b) AG Bell
c) Cochlear Implant Association, Inc.
d) KODA

9. What year was the Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf established?

a) 1977
b) 1975
c) 1978
d) 1980

10. Which national organization was founded during the 1963-1965 Rubella epidemic?

a) American Association of the Deafblind
b) Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
c) Better Hearing Institute
d) Sign Language Associates

11. How many countries participate in the International Federation of Hard of Hearing People?

a) 19
b) 29
c) 39

Schools

1. Who is the deaf person who set up the Utah School for the Deaf in 1884?

a) William Smith
b) Thomas Coleman
c) Henry White
d) Philip Emery

2. What year was the Nebraska School for the Deaf established?

a) 1872
b) 1878
c) 1800
d) 1900

3. Who was the third founder of the American School for the Deaf in addition to Thomas Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc?

a) John Stanford
b) Amos Kendall
c) Mason Cogswell
d) John Tracy

4. Who were two of the first deaf black teachers?

a) Amanda Johnson and Julius Carrett
b) Charles Jones and Azie Taylor
c) Andrew Foster and Mary Herring Wright
d) Archie Marshall and Nate Echols

5. Who established the John Tracy Clinic in Los Angeles?

a) John Tracy
b) Spencer Tracy
c) Mrs. Spencer Tracy
d) William Clarke

6. Heather Whitestone is a graduate of which school for the deaf?

a) John Tracy School for the Deaf
b) Clarke School for the Deaf
c) Central Institute for the Deaf
d) St. Rita School for the Deaf

7. Which school for the deaf published The Silent Worker?

a) American School for the Deaf
b) Pennsylvania School for the Deaf
c) Katzenbach School for the Deaf
d) Alabama School for the Deaf

8. Oil was discovered on the land of which school for the deaf?

a) New England
b) New Mexico
c) New Jersey
d) Texas

9. Which school for the deaf is located on an island?

a) Delaware School for the Deaf
b) Clarke School for the Deaf
c) Governor Baxter School for the Deaf
d) Rhode Island School for the Deaf

10. Which school for the deaf began as an orphanage?

a) Christian School for the Deaf, New York
b) Lutheran School for the Deaf, Michigan
c) Kansas State School for the Deaf
d) Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf d) 15

Sports

1. Who is the deaf person associated with the invention of the football huddle?

a) Paul Daniels
b) Paul Huddle
c) Paul Hubbard
d) Paul Robeson

2. What year was the National Deaf Bowling Association formed?

a) 1965
b) 1968
c) 1963
d) 1964

3. Which school for the deaf's basketball team was the first to win a state-wide tournament?

a) Nebraska School for the Deaf
b) New York School for the Deaf
c) New Jersey School for the Deaf
d) Arkansas School for the Deaf

4. Deaf swimmer/lifeguard Leroy Colombo received an award for saving a life. Whose life did he save?

a) A dog's
b) A child's
c) A rich man's
d) An important official

5. Who was the wrestler known as "The Mighty Atom" at Gallaudet College in the 1920s?

a) Frederick Schreiber
b) Nathan Zapato
c) Nathan Zimble
d) Danny London

6. Who won the National Golden Gloves Championship in 1946?

a) William Dillsworth
b) Thomas Martin
c) Eugene Hairston
d) Danny London

7. Who was the deaf professional baseball player whose actions caused a game to be called because of rain?

a) Dummy Hoy
b) George Leitner
c) Curtis Pride
d) Dummy Taylor

8. When did the World Games for the Deaf begin?

a) 1934
b) 1904
c) 1924
d) 1915

9. Who was the deaf boxer featured in a Ripley's Believe it or Not cartoon?

a) Hilton Fitzpatrick
b) Eugene Hairston
c) Danny London
d) Everett Rattan

Television/Theatre

1. Who is the deaf actor who was the star of his own television program, "The Quiet Man?"

a) Lou Ferrigno
b) Anthony Natale
c) Bernard Bragg
d) Darrell Utley

2. Who is the National Theatre of the Deaf graduate that appeared on Sesame Street?"

a) Julianna Fjeld
b) Terrylene
c) Ed waterstreet
d) Linda Bove

3. Who had the title role in Children of a Lesser God on Broadway?

a) Phyllis Frelich
b) Marlee Matlin
c) Linda Bove
d) Terrylene

4. What was the title of the Waltons TV program that featured a deaf girl?

a) The Orphan
b) The Deaf Girl
c) The Foundling
d) The Deaf Child

5. Who was the deaf boy in the '70s program James at 15?

a) Ed Waterstreet
b) Jeffrey Bravin
c) Kevin Van Wieringen
d) Darrell Utley

6. Who played the deaf boy in one episode of the popular '80s program Family Ties?

a) Greg Hlibok
b) Darrell Utley
c) Kevin Van Wieringen
d) Jeff Bravin

7. What was the title of the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode that featured a deaf person?
a) Loud as a whistle
b) Loud as a whisper
c) Loud as a voice
d) Loud as a silent voice

8. Who was the deaf actress on the Beauty and the Beast TV program?

a) Linda Bove
b) Marlee Matlin
c) Terrylene
d) Julianna Fjeld

9. What was the title of the episode of Little House on the Prairie that featured a deaf teen?

a) Silent Vows
b) Silent Wishes
c) Silent Promises
d) Silent Actions

10. Who was the deaf teen who played Lydia in the movie Children of a Lesser God?

a) Rebecca Lovitch
b) Terrylene
c) Allison Gompf
d) Julianna Fjeld

Answers

NTID
1. Square
2. Matthew Moore
3. Swamp
4. NTID Focus
5. William Castle
6. Robert Frisina
7. Shumway
8. Southtown Plaza
9. Quarter Mile
10. Robert Panara

Gallaudet
1. G&G's
2. Gil Eastman
3. Buff and Blue
4. Tower Clock
5. Marlee Matlin
6. Abbey
7. World Around You
8. Willy Conley
9. Clerc Hall
10. National deaf-mute college

Organizations
1. Booth, McGregor, Hodgson
2. 1967
3. American Association to Promote the Teaching of Speech to the Deaf
4. 120
5. Rocky
6. Ronnie Mae Tyson
7. As a newsletter/small mailing list
8. Cochlear Implant Association
9. 1977
10. Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
11. 29

Schools
1. Henry White
2. 1872
3. Mason Cogswell
4. Amanda Johnson and Julius Carrett
5. Mrs. Spencer Tracy
6. Central Institute for the Deaf
7. Katzenbach School for the Deaf
8. New Mexico
9. Governor Baxter School for the Deaf
10. Lutheran School for the Deaf, Michigan

Sports
1. Paul Hubbard
2. 1963
3. Nebraska School for the Deaf
4. A dog's
5. Nathan Zimble
6. Eugene Hairston
7. Dummy Taylor
8. 1924
9. Danny London

Television/Theatre
1. Bernard Bragg
2. Linda Bove
3. Phyllis Frelich
4. The Foundling
5. Kevin Van Wieringen
6. Darrell Utley
7. Loud as a Whisper
8. Terrylene
9. Silent Promises
10. Allison Gompf

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