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Centennial Quiz - February 1, 2009

1. Who was the first African-American basketball player at Texas Tech?
a. Rick Bullock
b. Jeff Taylor
c. Gene Knolle
d. Greg Lowery

2. True or false?
In 1880, Bertha Cox became the first non-Native American to be born in Lubbock County.

3. Who was the Texas Tech basketball player whose backboard-shattering dunk was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated?
a. Rick Bullock
b. Tony Battie
c. Darvin Ham
d. Andre Emmitt

4.True or false?
The Four Section Settler Acts in 1887 were legislative actions that eventually led to the creation of the city of Lubbock.

Answers:

1. Who was the first African-American basketball player at Texas Tech?

c. and d. Gene Knolle and Greg Lowery both arrived at Tech in the same year, 1969. Knolle played until 1971 and Lowery played until 1972.

2. In 1880, Bertha Cox became the first non-Native American to be born in Lubbock County.

True. Bertha Cox was the daughter of Paris Cox, a Quaker and one of the first settlers on the South Plains.

3. Who was the Texas Tech basketball player whose backboard-shattering dunk was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated?

c. Darvin Ham. Ham's dunk came in the 1996 NCAA tournament when the Red Raiders upset North Carolina.

4. The Four Section Settler Acts of 1887 were legislative actions that eventually led to the creation of the city of Lubbock.

True. The acts required that actual settlers could purchase one section of land classified as agricultural land for $3 per acre and three additional sections of pasture for $2 per acre.


Do you know of a little-known or fun fact about Lubbock that we can feature in our centennial quiz? If so, send them to Dave Daniel, A-J news editor, at david.daniel@lubbockonline.com.

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