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UCSD Hoopla Quiz

Instructions: Answer the multiple choice questions, guessing if necessary; then click on the "Process Questions" button at the end of the quiz to see your score in the adjacent message box. The program will not reveal which questions you got wrong, only how many points you have. Go back and change your answers until you get them all right. (The message box will rejoice at that point and the page will change color to show it is tickled pink.)

Points to note: (1) Questions with only one possible answer are one point each. (2) Questions with one or more possible answers (represented by check boxes) give a point for each correct answer, but also subtract a point for each wrong answer! (3) The program will not attempt to score your efforts at all if you have not tried at least half of the questions. (4) This quiz is for your own use only. No record of your progress is kept or reported to anyone.


Introduction: Universities are as keen as any other big organization on high-sounding slogans and mottoes. The University of California’s trite motto is “Let there be light.”

Each of UCSD’s six colleges has its own, in addition to the newer, longer, UCSD-wide one, which was the product of many hours of focus-group meetings. It says we are focused, centered, and oriented, and it relates to service, research and students.

Questions 1-4 ask you to assemble the slogan. Questions 2-10 want you to link the putatively distinctive college slogans to the colleges they are supposed to describe.


1. With respect to students we are
focused  centered  oriented  No Answer
2. With respect to service we are
focused  centered  oriented  No Answer
3. With respect to research we are
focused  centered  oriented  No Answer
4. What is the order in which these are to be recited?
research service student 
research student service 
service research student 
service student research 
student research service 
student service research 
No Answer
5. Which college has the motto “Innovative, Interconnected, and Aware”?
6. Which college has the motto “International Education and Universal Human Rights”?
7. Which college has the motto “Purpose, Truth, Vision”?
8. Which college has the motto “Scholar & Citizen”?
9. Which college has the motto “Toward a Life in Balance”?
10. Which college has the motto “Where the Light Stops”?

      Points out of 10:


Knowledge Score: The following knowledge score is a measure of how much guessing you did to get all items right. It is 100 if you got all questions right when you clicked the process button for the first time. It gets proportionately lower if it took more clicks, until it hits 0 if your clicks exceeded the number of questions.



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