Quiz Bowl challenges students on African American history knowledge

Individuals were able to come out to test their knowledge at the African American Quiz Bowl last Wednesday.

The event was held in Wickes 115 at 7:30 p.m., and prizes for the event included a $100 gift card for first, $75 gift card for second, $50 gift card for third and a $25 gift card for fourth.

The event was put on by the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and was organized by Omega Psi Phi.

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The National Pan-Hellenic Council and Omega Psi Phi held the African American Quiz Bowl last Wednesday, which tested students on African American history. Attendees answered questions at random to win prizes, learn history and assist in increasing diversity awareness on campus.

To begin the preliminary rounds of the quiz bowl, names of participants attending the event were entered into a hat and drawn at random. Four individuals were picked to participate in each round, which consisted of five questions pertaining to African American history.

Users with the highest score at the end of the round advanced to the final round.

Mia Rankine, a secondary education math major junior, participated in the quiz bowl and gained a lot from the experience.

“I was able to learn a lot of new things about African American history at the event,” Rankine said.

Additionally, in between each round, an open-ended question was asked to the entire audience. The first individual to answer the question correctly received a $10 gift card to Burger King.

After the four rounds were complete, the winners of each round were brought back up to the front to participate in the final round. The final round consisted of five open-ended questions pertaining to African American history.

After the final round, individuals with the highest score were rewarded with the pertaining prizes. Participants competed hard for the prizes, but in the end, the event attracted a good crowd in celebration of diversity and accomplishment.

“I think it’s cool how SVSU has a lot of opportunities to celebrate diversity. Most of our public education is based on a Eurocentric curriculum, so the majority of the material covered at the event was unfamiliar to me,” Rankine said.

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