Founder’s Day History Contest

Bluephi.net Founder's Day History Contest

Answer as many questions as you can and email the following information to Contest@bluephi.net to enter:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email address
  • Most recent active chapter name
  • Answers to the 40 Sigma History questions

See the contest details page for prizes, terms and conditions:


  1. Please name the Sigma brothers who were presidents and governors and their respective countries. (1 pt for each Brother. 1 pt for each correct country)
  2. Which Sigma Brother was recognized as the first Black Certified Public Accountant to practice and which cities did he practice accounting? (3 pts)
  3. What is the name of the Sigma Brother who co-founded Techno music and which chapter and school did he initiate at and name his (3) most famous songs? (5 pts)
  4. Name (6) men who are not Sigma men, but are frequently mistaken as being members of our fraternity. (6 pts)
  5. Which two Sigma brothers performed in two different productions of “Porgy and Bess?” (2 pts)
  6. Name the members of the Temptations that are members of Phi Beta Sigma. (5 pts)
  7. What is the name of the chapter located in Lagos, Nigeria and Honolulu, Hawaii? (2 pts)
  8. Name the (6) brothers and the colleges they attended who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers when they won the Detroit Super Bowl XL in 2006. (12 pts)
  9. What is the name of the law school named after a Sigma and where was it located and which brother was the president? (3 pts)
  10. What is the name of the honorary fraternity that Most Honorable Bro. Leonard F. Morse was a member? (1 pt)
  11. Which brother succeeded Booker T. Washington as President of Tuskegee Institute? (1 pt)
  12. Which brother is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame and played for the St. Louis Cardinals and was one of the greatest base stealers of all-time and name his undergraduate chapter. (2 pts)
  13. What is the name of the brother who was the only Black journalist at the Roosevelt-Churchhill meeting at the Casablanca Conference during War World II? (1 pt)
  14. Which brother was a Brigadier General during World War II and which state and regiment was he enlisted? (3 pts)
  15. Which brother founded the Chi Lambda Kappa honorary dental fraternity and where did he attend dental school? (2 pts)
  16. Who is regarded as Sigma’s first National Executive Secretary? Where was his office? (2 pts)
  17. What City was originally proposed as the host city for the 1920 Conclave? What were the original host chapters? (2 pts)
  18. What was, arguably, Phi Beta Sigma’s first program? What chapter originated it? (2 pts)
  19. What single-letter chapter consisted (or consists?) solely of college graduates? Where is it located? (2 pts)
  20. What was the name of Hon. Bro. A.W. Mitchell’s retirement estate and where is it located? (2 pts)
  21. What is the incorporation number for Phi Beta Sigma? (1 pt)
  22. The Fraternity Hymn was originally sung to what tune? (1 pt)
  23. Who was the 1st member of the DSC? (1 pt)
  24. What cemetery is Founder A. Langston Taylor buried in?(1 pt)
  25. What Brother initiated the formation of Beta Chapter, Wiley College? (1 pt)
  26. Where was the original Tau Chapter? (1 pt)
  27. Where was the original Chi Chapter? (1 pt)
  28. Where was the original Theta Chapter? (1 pt)
  29. Who is regarded as the Fraternity’s first national Historian? (1 pt)
  30. How many “rays of light” were on the original Fraternity Shield? (1 pt)
  31. Which Sigma brother was the Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court? (1 pt)
  32. What is the name of the chapter of Bro. Huey P. Newton’s undergraduate school? (1 pt)
  33. Who was the first undergraduate brother to serve as National President and when did he serve and which college was he attending at the time? (3 pts)
  34. Which chapter was the first established at a racially mixed school, what is the name of the school, who founded the chapter, and what year? (4 pts)
  35. Which brother created a new melody (music, not song) for “Our Causes Speeds On Its Way” and which year did this take place? (2 pts)
  36. Which early man of Phi Beta Sigma taught at Garnet High School in Charleston, WV? Among his many students were: the internationally revered Dr. Leon Sullivan, Tony Brown of Tony Brown Journal TV and current Dean of Communications at Hampton University, and renowned Heart Transplant Specialist Dr. John Norman. (1 point)
  37. Which early man of Phi Beta Sigma died of an asthma attack in 1943 while on his way to work? (1 point)
  38. Which early brother of Sigma was known for his argyle socks and driving Packards? (1 point)
  39. When this charter member entered a building, he would always run up the steps, he said it was good for the heart. Name this brother? (1 point)
  40. How many of Founder Morse’s descendants are frat? Name them. (4 points)

Tiebreaker Questions – The following questions will only be scored in the event of a tie:

a. What did the 25th Anniversary Conclave give to Founder Taylor for his service to the fraternity? (2 points)
b. What did the Alpha Sigma Chapter Brothers of the 1940’s call Founder Taylor and why? (2 points)

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