The Wall Street Journal - November 1977
MILFORD, Iowa - The University of Okoboji, located somewhere on the boundary line between the Big Ten and the Big Eight, has everything you would expect of a top flight institution of higher learning. Everything, that is, except dormitories, classrooms, a curriculum, students and a faculty.
That leaves bumper stickers, pennants, sweatshirts and about 500 trash barrels with signs imploring potential litterers to "Help Keep Your Campus Clean."
But it's the latter things that have helped make the University of Okoboji what it is--or, rather, what it isn't.
You may fill out the Uinversity of Okoboji entrance exam here.
Below is an examination that will allow you to apply for early admission to the Geocaching Studies program of the renowned University of Okoboji. If you answer all the questions correctly and follow the instructions, you will determine the correct coordinates of this cache ---- which, by now, you've figured out are not the ones listed. Those would put you somewhere in the middle of West Lake Okoboji. Be advised that the cache will be found on dry land within 1 mile of the listed coordinates. It is on private property (with the owners permission) and within a few feet of a public road, so don't go rummaging around in somebody's back yard.
WINTER RATING: No problem except in moderately heavy snow.
Each of the 15 questions in the test corresponds to one digit of the coordinates. Each question has four possible answers. Sum the numbers of all the correct answers to form one digit of the coordinates. If no answers are correct, the digit zero, of course.
X: George Washington:
1) Had a first name "George".
2) Has his picture on the five dollar bill.
3) Was born in Arnolds Park, IA.
4) Was the first president of the USA.
Since 1 and 4 are the correct answers, digit X=1+4=5.
When you've answered all the questions, arrange the digits in the following order:
N AB° CD.GFE W HIJ° KL.ONM
OK. You may open your test booklet now......