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  • 1. 

    Which team won the Spanish King's Cup for the first time in 1995?

    • A.

      Tau Ceramica

    • B.

      Regal FC Barcelona

    • C.

      Kalise Gran Canaria

    • D.

      DKV Joventut

    Correct Answer
    A. Tau Ceramica
    Explanation
    Tau Ceramica won the Spanish King's Cup for the first time in 1995.

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  • 2. 

    In what year did CSKA Moscow win their first Euroleague title?

    • A.

      1963

    • B.

      1961

    • C.

      1970

    • D.

      1965

    Correct Answer
    B. 1961
    Explanation
    CSKA Moscow won their first Euroleague title in 1961.

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  • 3. 

    Who won the scoring title in the 2008 Eurocup?

    • A.

      Joseph Smith

    • B.

      Nando De Colo

    • C.

      Adrian Henning

    • D.

      Alex Scales

    Correct Answer
    C. Adrian Henning
    Explanation
    Adrian Henning won the scoring title in the 2008 Eurocup.

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  • 4. 

    Which team won the first Korac Cup in 1972?

    • A.

      Lokomotiva Zagreb

    • B.

      KK Jugoplastika Split

    • C.

      O.K.K. Beograd Belgrade

    • D.

      S.P. Birra

    Correct Answer
    A. Lokomotiva Zagreb
    Explanation
    In 1972, Lokomotiva Zagreb won the first Korac Cup.

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  • 5. 

    In what year did the European Cup change to the Saporta Cup?

    • A.

      1966

    • B.

      1992

    • C.

      1996

    • D.

      1967

    Correct Answer
    C. 1996
    Explanation
    The European Cup changed to the Saporta Cup in 1996. This change occurred in order to honor the memory of Raimundo Saporta, a Spanish basketball promoter and former FIBA Secretary-General. The Saporta Cup was a European basketball club competition that ran from 1966 to 2002. By changing the name of the tournament, it allowed for a lasting tribute to Saporta's contributions to the sport.

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  • 6. 

    Who was voted Euroleague Player of the Year by Eurobasket journalists in 2008?

    • A.

      Ramunas Siskauskas

    • B.

      Nikola Pekovic

    • C.

      Jeremiah Massey

    • D.

      Will Solomon

    Correct Answer
    B. Nikola Pekovic
    Explanation
    Nikola Pekovic was voted Euroleague Player of the Year by Eurobasket journalists in 2008.

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  • 7. 

    Who won Defensive Player of the Year in Euroleague for 2008?

    • A.

      Will Solomon

    • B.

      Jeremiah Massey

    • C.

      Terence Morris

    • D.

      Tiago Splitter

    Correct Answer
    C. Terence Morris
    Explanation
    Terence Morris won Defensive Player of the Year in Euroleague for 2008.

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  • 8. 

    Who set a new assist playoff record during the 2008 Euroleague Final Four?

    • A.

      Will Bynum

    • B.

      Terrell McIntyre

    • C.

      Pablo Prigioni

    • D.

      Trajan Langdon

    Correct Answer
    B. Terrell McIntyre
    Explanation
    Terrell McIntyre set a new assist playoff record during the 2008 Euroleague Final Four.

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  • 9. 

    Which Real Madrid star scored 63 points against Kinder Bologna in 1996?

    • A.

      Arvydas Sabonis

    • B.

      Luis Scola

    • C.

      Drazen Petrovic

    • D.

      Joe Arlauckas

    Correct Answer
    D. Joe Arlauckas
    Explanation
    Joe Arlauckas is the correct answer because he is the Real Madrid star who scored 63 points against Kinder Bologna in 1996. This indicates that he had an exceptional performance in that particular game, showcasing his scoring ability and contributing significantly to his team's success.

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  • 10. 

    In which city was the last outdoor FIBA European Championship played in 1959?

    • A.

      Berlin

    • B.

      Istanbul

    • C.

      London

    • D.

      Athens

    Correct Answer
    B. Istanbul
    Explanation
    The last outdoor FIBA European Championship was played in Istanbul in 1959. This means that the tournament took place in Istanbul and not in any of the other cities mentioned.

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  • 11. 

    Which coach won his first Eurocup title for Akasvayu Girona in 2007?

    • A.

      Svetislav Pesic

    • B.

      Giancarlo Sacco

    • C.

      Mariano de Pablos

    • D.

      Matteo Boniciolli

    Correct Answer
    A. Svetislav Pesic
    Explanation
    Svetislav Pesic is the correct answer because he won his first Eurocup title for Akasvayu Girona in 2007.

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  • 12. 

    Trajan Langdon played for which NBA team?

    • A.

      Chicago Bulls

    • B.

      Los Angeles Lakers

    • C.

      Cleveland Cavaliers

    • D.

      Los Angeles Clippers

    Correct Answer
    C. Cleveland Cavaliers
    Explanation
    Trajan Langdon played for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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  • 13. 

    Which European team did Toni Kukoc play for in 1991-1993 before his NBA career began?

    • A.

      Benetton Treviso

    • B.

      Union Olimpija

    • C.

      Koiarkaaiki Klub Split

    • D.

      Alba Berlin

    Correct Answer
    A. Benetton Treviso
    Explanation
    Toni Kukoc played for Benetton Treviso in 1991-1993 before his NBA career began.

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  • 14. 

    Which country joined the ULEB in July 2005?

    • A.

      Austria

    • B.

      Israel

    • C.

      Czech Republic

    • D.

      Lithuania

    Correct Answer
    B. Israel
    Explanation
    Israel joined the ULEB in July 2005.

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  • 15. 

    In which country was basketball's Arvydas Sabonis born?

    • A.

      Lithuania

    • B.

      Poland

    • C.

      Latvia

    • D.

      Greece

    Correct Answer
    A. Lithuania
    Explanation
    Arvydas Sabonis, a renowned basketball player, was born in Lithuania. Lithuania has a strong basketball culture, and Sabonis is considered one of the greatest European basketball players of all time. He had a successful career both in Europe and the United States, playing for teams like Zalgiris Kaunas and the Portland Trail Blazers. Sabonis's birthplace is a significant factor in his basketball career and achievements.

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  • 16. 

    Who was the first European to employ the "jump-shot"?

    • A.

      Maigonis Valdmanis

    • B.

      Harold Mrazek

    • C.

      Giuseppe Stefanini

    • D.

      Alexander Nikolic

    Correct Answer
    C. Giuseppe Stefanini
    Explanation
    Giuseppe Stefanini is considered to be the first European to employ the "jump-shot". The jump-shot is a basketball technique where the player jumps into the air and shoots the ball at the peak of their jump. This technique revolutionized the game of basketball as it allowed players to shoot over defenders and increase scoring opportunities. While the other options are not well-known for their contributions to the jump-shot, Giuseppe Stefanini is recognized for his role in popularizing this technique in European basketball.

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  • 17. 

    What nation hosted the 1949 FIBA European Championships?

    • A.

      Syria

    • B.

      Switzerland

    • C.

      Lebanon

    • D.

      Egypt

    Correct Answer
    D. Egypt
    Explanation
    Egypt hosted the 1949 FIBA European Championships.

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  • 18. 

    Who was the first man to lift Euroleague trophies as both a player and coach?

    • A.

      Armenak Alachachan

    • B.

      Miles Aiken

    • C.

      Bill Bradley

    • D.

      Vladimir Andreev

    Correct Answer
    A. Armenak Alachachan
    Explanation
    Armenak Alachachan is the correct answer because he is the first man to have won Euroleague trophies both as a player and as a coach. This means that he achieved success in the Euroleague competition in two different roles, highlighting his versatility and expertise in the sport.

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  • 19. 

    Which player led the Euroleague in scoring during the 2007-08 season?

    • A.

      Nikola Pekovic

    • B.

      Marc Salyers

    • C.

      Nikola Vujcic

    • D.

      Jeremiah Massey

    Correct Answer
    B. Marc Salyers
    Explanation
    Marc Salyers led the Euroleague in scoring during the 2007-08 season.

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  • 20. 

    What year was the first time a former Soviet Republic claimed European gold?

    • A.

      2000

    • B.

      2002

    • C.

      2003

    • D.

      1995

    Correct Answer
    C. 2003
    Explanation
    In 2003, a former Soviet Republic claimed European gold for the first time. This suggests that prior to 2003, no former Soviet Republic had achieved this feat.

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  • 21. 

    Which team won the Euroleague Championship in 1962, beating Real Madrid?

    • A.

      CSKA Moscow

    • B.

      Simmenthal Milan

    • C.

      ASK Riga

    • D.

      Tbilisi Diinamo

    Correct Answer
    D. Tbilisi Diinamo
    Explanation
    Tbilisi Diinamo won the Euroleague Championship in 1962, defeating Real Madrid.

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  • 22. 

    Whose streak of 158 consecutive Euroleague appearances came to an end on October 23, 2008?

    • A.

      Tal Burstein's

    • B.

      J.R. Holden's

    • C.

      Derrick Sharp's

    • D.

      D'or Fischer's

    Correct Answer
    C. Derrick Sharp's
    Explanation
    Derrick Sharp's streak of 158 consecutive Euroleague appearances came to an end on October 23, 2008.

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  • 23. 

    Who was FIBA Europe's president in 2008?

    • A.

      George Vassilakopoulos

    • B.

      Patrick Baumann

    • C.

      Borislav Stankovic

    • D.

      Nar Zanolin

    Correct Answer
    A. George Vassilakopoulos
    Explanation
    George Vassilakopoulos was the president of FIBA Europe in 2008. This can be inferred from the fact that his name is listed as one of the options and the question specifically asks for the president of FIBA Europe in 2008.

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  • 24. 

    Which American university did Miles Aiken of Real Madrid attend?

    • A.

      North Carolina

    • B.

      Duke

    • C.

      Saint Bonaventure

    • D.

      Georgetown

    Correct Answer
    C. Saint Bonaventure
    Explanation
    Miles Aiken of Real Madrid attended Saint Bonaventure University.

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  • 25. 

    Who was the only player native to Berlin when the 2008-09 Euroleague season began?

    • A.

      Johannes Herber

    • B.

      Jan Jagla

    • C.

      Oskar Fassler

    • D.

      Patrick Femerling

    Correct Answer
    B. Jan Jagla
    Explanation
    Jan Jagla was the only player native to Berlin when the 2008-09 Euroleague season began.

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  • 26. 

    FIBA Europe's headquarters are in which European city?

    • A.

      Rome

    • B.

      Paris

    • C.

      Munich

    • D.

      Geneva

    Correct Answer
    C. Munich
    Explanation
    FIBA Europe's headquarters are located in Munich.

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  • 27. 

    Which league joined the ULEB in January 2004?

    • A.

      Spanish League

    • B.

      League Of Lithuania

    • C.

      Basketball League Belgium

    • D.

      League Of Czech Republic

    Correct Answer
    D. League Of Czech Republic
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the League of Czech Republic. In January 2004, the League of Czech Republic joined the ULEB (Union of European Basketball Leagues). ULEB is an organization that represents the top professional basketball leagues in Europe. This move allowed the League of Czech Republic to participate in ULEB competitions and benefit from the collaboration and resources provided by the organization.

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  • 28. 

    Which team won the first Euroleague Women's Championship?

    • A.

      Slavia Sofia

    • B.

      Slovan Orbis Prague

    • C.

      Daugawa Riga

    • D.

      Dynamo Moscow

    Correct Answer
    A. Slavia Sofia
    Explanation
    Slavia Sofia won the first Euroleague Women's Championship.

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  • 29. 

    Which Euroleague star passed away in 1989 at the age of 26?

    • A.

      Rimas Kurtinaitis

    • B.

      Fernando Martin

    • C.

      Drazen Petrovic

    • D.

      Mirza Delibasic

    Correct Answer
    B. Fernando Martin
    Explanation
    Fernando Martin is the correct answer because he was a Euroleague star who passed away in 1989 at the age of 26. The other options, Rimas Kurtinaitis, Drazen Petrovic, and Mirza Delibasic, did not pass away in 1989 or at the age of 26.

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  • 30. 

    Which league joined the ULEB in January 2002?

    • A.

      League Of Lithuania

    • B.

      Adriatic League

    • C.

      League Of Czech Republic

    • D.

      League Of Austria

    Correct Answer
    B. Adriatic League
    Explanation
    The Adriatic League joined the ULEB in January 2002.

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  • 31. 

    Which African country took part in the 1937 FIBA European Championship?

    • A.

      Libya

    • B.

      Tanzania

    • C.

      Egypt

    • D.

      Morocco

    Correct Answer
    C. Egypt
    Explanation
    Egypt took part in the 1937 FIBA European Championship because at that time, FIBA allowed African countries to participate in the tournament. Despite being geographically located in Africa, Egypt has historically been considered part of the Middle East and has been a member of FIBA since 1934. Therefore, Egypt's participation in the 1937 FIBA European Championship was allowed and recognized by the governing body of basketball in Europe.

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  • 32. 

    Who was the first President of the ULEB?

    • A.

      Gian Luigi Porelli

    • B.

      Aito Garcia Reneses

    • C.

      Valerio Bianchini

    • D.

      Eduardo Portela

    Correct Answer
    A. Gian Luigi Porelli
    Explanation
    Gian Luigi Porelli is the correct answer because he was the first President of the ULEB. The ULEB (Union of European Basketball Leagues) is an organization that represents the interests of professional basketball leagues in Europe. Porelli played a crucial role in the establishment and development of the ULEB, serving as its president during its early years. His leadership and contributions helped shape the organization and its role in promoting and advancing professional basketball in Europe.

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