1. What West Point graduate invented the use of background music
to improve sales and productivity, something now known as "Musak"
or "Elevator Music."???
A) Alexander F. Muzyk (Class of 1941).
B) William Wesley Wanamaker. (Class of November 1918)
C) George Owen Squier. (Class of 1887).
D) George Hamden Olmsted. (Class of 1922)
A) John J. Pershing (Class of 1886).
B) Douglas MacArthur (Class of 1903).
C) Robert E. Lee (Class of 1829)
D) William J. Hardee (Class of 1838).
A) A deceptive combat maneuver used by a
British officer of that name to capture West Point in the Revolution..
B) The volume of the air in a room after it is compressed
to specific pressure and temperature.
C) The "interpolations" furnished to cadets studying
math at the beginning of each year, so named for the head of the
D) The name given by cadets to the fireplace in the attic above
the 4th floor of the old First Division tower, an area used by
generations of cadets for unauthorized activities The name
was in honor of the architect who designed the old Central Area
Barracks with such an amenity.
A) Sylvanus Thayer.
B) Albert L. Mills.
C) John M Schofield..
D) Alexander H Bowman.
A) Reveille took place at 3:30 a.m. when
some cadets fired the reveille cannon early.
B) Reveille was cancelled when the cadets tied together the Hellcats`
instruments and ran them up the flagpole at night.
C) Taps was first played at the end of the day.
D) A plebe guard bayonetted the second ranking cadet captain.
A) He studied in Vienna, London, Glasgow
and Edinburg, becoming a physician and psychiatrist..
B) He graduated but was not commissioned because of a lifelong
C) He served with the International Brigade in the Spanish Civil
D) He was killed in action serving with the Greek Army against
the Nazi invasion.
A) He was Honor Graduate of two major schools,
an instructor in G-3 work, and writer of a manual on tactics.
B) He was regarded as the founder of the modern Cuban school system.
C) He served in various diplomatic posts, including U. S. Minister
to Nicaragua, Minister to Guatemala, and Ambassador to France.
D) He married a baroness and died of sleeping sickness.
A) A scholarship to permit graduates to
study for up to 5 years leading to a PhD in the applied sciences.
B) A program by which West Point granted graduate degrees.
C) A program for advanced degrees in Nuclear Engineering.
D) The program by which foreign cadets are admitted to West Point..
A) Benjamin Whitehouse (Class of 1965)
B) William Schwartz (class of 1959)
C) Andrew Rux (Class of 1960).
D) Ernest G Zenker (Clasas of 1962)
A) Charles J Naylor (Class of 1901).
B) Frank Daniel Webster (Class of 1889).
C) John C. W. Brooks (Class of 1885).
D) John W Heard (Class of 1883).
Answer to Teaser from last
time: The game in question
was the 1920 Army-Notre Dame game, one of the most important football
games of the season, not merely for the teams, but also for the
nation's fans. The game took place on October 30, 1920.
During the warmup, so the legend says, two players got into
an informal dropkicking contest. One was Russell ``Red``
Reeder (Class of 1926), then a West Point plebe (yes he
was a 6 year man!) The other was the famous Notre Dame
halfback, George Gipp. The contest took the form of
an escalating series of kicking challenges. Each time one
made a kick through the uprights, the other matched the feat.
Then the challenge was raised as the pair moved back a
few yards and kicked again. Gradually, they moved back farther
and farther, matching kick for kick. Then Gipp called for
four balls and stood on the 50 yard line. Calmly, he dropkicked
two through the uprights at one end of the field and dropkicked
the other two through the uprights at the other end. The
contest was over. In the game which followed, played on
Cullum Field just across the street from Cullum Hall, Gipp ran
for 332 yards enroute to a Notre Dame victory by the score of
27 to 17. Less than 2 months later, Gipp was dead of pneumonia
traceable to a throat infection. Reeder went on to a long
career, mixing Army athletics and troop duty. After losing
a leg as a regimental commander in the Normandy invasion, he became
an author of many books on West Point. For the Gipp-Reeder
story (and several others) see the Pointer for October
25, 1957, reporting a spirit speech given by Captain Dave Hughes
'51 the day before the 1957 Army-Notre Dame game. http://www.west-point.org/academy/dgrad/Rally.html
Teaser for next time: This West Point graduate served initially
against the Apache in the Southwest, taking some time out to pursue
train robbers. Transfered eastward after more than 6 years, his
place was taken by a young lieutenant who would go on to great
achievements. Our subject, however, then married a lady
from Michigan, who influenced him to resign his commission.
He then went into the cold storage business in Michigan and was
quite successful. But life was boring in comparison to
serving in campaigns against Geronimo, Chatto, and the other Apache
leaders. When his marriage failed, he sold the cold storage
business, picked up stakes, and went to England to seek his fortune.
But he quickly found he hated the dreary weather.
After a stay of less than a week, he shipped out for Southern
Africa, intending to prospect for gold in the Rand region. A year
of searching for gold left him frustrated, a condition not helped
by being besieged for months in a small town until rescued by
troops from the south. A few years later, he joined a group
of Irish miners to form a brigade, of which he was appointed colonel.
That organization fought the invading British for the Boers,
trying to maintain the independence of Transvaal and the Irish
Free State. He led his men on many hair raising adventures,
was seriously wounded, and ultimately achieved the rank of Commandant
in the Boer army, roughly equivalent to Brigadier General. He
returned to America after the Boer surrender to British power.