How Good Are Your Basketball Skills?

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How Good Are Your Basketball Skills? - Quiz

The fundamentals of the game involve throwing the basketball


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In what city did Michael Jordan take the championship winning shot for UNC in 1982?

    • A.

      Atlanta

    • B.

      Los Angeles

    • C.

      Houston

    • D.

      New Orleans

    Correct Answer
    D. New Orleans
    Explanation
    In 1982, Michael Jordan took the championship-winning shot for UNC in New Orleans.

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  • 2. 

    In what years did Michael Jordan win the Slam-Dunk Contest?

    • A.

      1986 And 1989

    • B.

      1987 And 1988

    • C.

      1984 And 1985

    • D.

      1985 And 1988

    Correct Answer
    B. 1987 And 1988
    Explanation
    Michael Jordan won the Slam-Dunk Contest in 1987 and 1988.

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  • 3. 

    Who did Abdul-Jabbar score the 2 points against that made him the all-time scoring leader?

    • A.

      Wilt Chamberlain

    • B.

      Mark Eaton

    • C.

      Kevin McHale

    • D.

      Robert Parish

    Correct Answer
    B. Mark Eaton
    Explanation
    Abdul-Jabbar scored the 2 points against Mark Eaton that made him the all-time scoring leader.

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  • 4. 

    Who won the scoring title the year before Michael Jordan began his streak of seven scoring titles in a row?

    • A.

      Dominique Wilkins

    • B.

      Adrian Dantley

    • C.

      Bernard King

    • D.

      Moses Malone

    Correct Answer
    A. Dominique Wilkins
    Explanation
    Dominique Wilkins won the scoring title the year before Michael Jordan began his streak of seven scoring titles in a row. This means that Wilkins was the leading scorer in the NBA in the year immediately preceding Jordan's dominant scoring run.

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  • 5. 

    Who was the 1996-1997 Rookie of the Year in the NBA?

    • A.

      Dontae Jones

    • B.

      John Wallace

    • C.

      None Of These Choices

    • D.

      Marcus Camby

    Correct Answer
    C. None Of These Choices
    Explanation
    The question asks about the 1996-1997 Rookie of the Year in the NBA, but none of the given choices, Dontae Jones, John Wallace, or Marcus Camby, were the recipients of that award during that specific season. Therefore, the correct answer is "None Of These Choices."

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  • 6. 

    Which of these ABA franchises was not among the four teams that merged with the NBA in 1976?

    • A.

      New York Nets

    • B.

      Denver Nuggets

    • C.

      Washington Caps

    • D.

      San Antonio Spurs

    Correct Answer
    C. Washington Caps
    Explanation
    The Washington Caps was not among the four ABA franchises that merged with the NBA in 1976. The New York Nets, Denver Nuggets, and San Antonio Spurs were the three teams that merged with the NBA. Therefore, the Washington Caps is the correct answer as it was not part of the merger.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these players has not scored at least 70 points in a single NBA game?

    • A.

      Wilt Chamberlain

    • B.

      Michael Jordan

    • C.

      Elgin Baylor

    • D.

      David Thompson

    Correct Answer
    B. Michael Jordan
    Explanation
    Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, and David Thompson have all scored at least 70 points in a single NBA game. However, Michael Jordan's highest scoring game was 69 points, so he has not scored at least 70 points in a single NBA game.

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  • 8. 

    In what year did Michael Jordan receive both the MVP Award and Defensive Player of the Year?

    • A.

      1990

    • B.

      1985

    • C.

      1992

    • D.

      1988

    Correct Answer
    D. 1988
    Explanation
    In 1988, Michael Jordan received both the MVP Award and Defensive Player of the Year. This indicates that he was not only an exceptional scorer and offensive player, but also a dominant force on the defensive end of the court. This recognition highlights his versatility and overall impact on the game during that year.

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  • 9. 

    Where was Michael Jordan born?

    • A.

      Los Angeles, CA

    • B.

      Brooklyn, NY

    • C.

      Wilmington, NC

    • D.

      Chicago, Il

    Correct Answer
    B. Brooklyn, NY
  • 10. 

    Who was the assistant coach when Michael Jordan was playing at North Carolina?

    • A.

      Roy Williams

    • B.

      Joe Holliday

    • C.

      Tim Floyd

    • D.

      Steve Brown

    Correct Answer
    A. Roy Williams
    Explanation
    Roy Williams was the assistant coach when Michael Jordan was playing at North Carolina. This can be inferred from the question, which asks for the assistant coach during Jordan's time at North Carolina. Out of the given options, Roy Williams is the only one who fits this criteria.

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  • 11. 

    Which of these NBA players has won a Slam Dunk Contest?

    • A.

      Tom Chambers

    • B.

      Larry Nance

    • C.

      Patrick Ewing

    • D.

      Charles Barkely

    Correct Answer
    B. Larry Nance
    Explanation
    Larry Nance is the correct answer because he won the Slam Dunk Contest during the 1984 NBA All-Star Weekend. Nance, who played for the Phoenix Suns at the time, showcased his impressive dunking skills and athleticism, earning him the title of Slam Dunk Champion. Tom Chambers, Patrick Ewing, and Charles Barkley did not win the Slam Dunk Contest.

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  • 12. 

    If a basketball player on defense touches a ball while the offense is preparing to in-bound it, the call is?

    • A.

      An Out Of Bounds Call

    • B.

      A Technical

    • C.

      A Personal Foul

    • D.

      Goaltending

    Correct Answer
    B. A Technical
    Explanation
    If a basketball player on defense touches a ball while the offense is preparing to in-bound it, the call is a Technical. This is because touching the ball while the offense is preparing to in-bound it is considered a violation of the rules, as it disrupts the flow of the game. A technical foul is called to penalize the player for this infraction.

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  • 13. 

    In Michael Jordan's first season at UNC in 1981-82, how many points per game did he average?

    • A.

      8.9

    • B.

      20

    • C.

      19.6

    • D.

      13.5

    Correct Answer
    D. 13.5
    Explanation
    In Michael Jordan's first season at UNC in 1981-82, he averaged 13.5 points per game. This indicates that on average, he scored 13.5 points in each game he played during that season.

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  • 14. 

    Which NBA player was nicknamed "The Plastic Man"?

    • A.

      Larry Johnson

    • B.

      Elvin Campbell

    • C.

      Alonzo Mourning

    • D.

      Stacey Augmon

    Correct Answer
    D. Stacey Augmon
    Explanation
    Stacey Augmon was nicknamed "The Plastic Man" because of his incredible flexibility and ability to contort his body on the basketball court. He was known for his exceptional defensive skills and agility, which allowed him to guard multiple positions effectively. Augmon's ability to stretch and adapt his body to make difficult plays earned him the nickname "The Plastic Man" among fans and teammates.

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  • 15. 

    What position did Michael Jordan play in baseball?

    • A.

      Catcher

    • B.

      Pitcher

    • C.

      Outfield

    • D.

      Center Field

    Correct Answer
    C. Outfield
    Explanation
    Michael Jordan played the position of Outfield in baseball.

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  • 16. 

    What was the nickname of Michael Jordan's high school team?

    • A.

      Stars

    • B.

      Tar Heels

    • C.

      Bulls

    • D.

      Bucs

    Correct Answer
    D. Bucs
    Explanation
    The nickname of Michael Jordan's high school team was the Bucs.

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  • 17. 

    Which golfer and University of North Carolina alumni introduced Michael Jordan to golf?

    • A.

      Lorne Svarc

    • B.

      Tiger Woods

    • C.

      Greg Norman

    • D.

      Davis Love III

    Correct Answer
    D. Davis Love III
    Explanation
    Davis Love III, a golfer and University of North Carolina alumni, introduced Michael Jordan to golf.

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  • 18. 

    Who is the shortest player in the 90's to hold the NBA single-season scoring title?

    • A.

      Allen Iverson

    • B.

      Mugsy Bogues

    • C.

      Michael Jordan

    • D.

      Joe Dumars

    Correct Answer
    A. Allen Iverson
    Explanation
    Allen Iverson is the correct answer because he is the shortest player in the 90's to hold the NBA single-season scoring title. Iverson, who stood at 6 feet tall, achieved this feat in the 1998-1999 season when he averaged 26.8 points per game. Despite his height disadvantage compared to other players, Iverson's exceptional scoring ability and agility allowed him to become a dominant force on the court and secure the scoring title.

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  • 19. 

    Who was the MVP of the first WNBA season?

    • A.

      Sheryl Swoops

    • B.

      Lisa Leslie

    • C.

      Cynthia Cooper

    • D.

      Michele Timms

    Correct Answer
    C. Cynthia Cooper
    Explanation
    Cynthia Cooper is the correct answer because she was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the first WNBA season. She played for the Houston Comets and led the team to win the first four WNBA championships. Cooper was a dominant player during that time, known for her scoring ability and leadership on the court. Her performance in the inaugural season of the WNBA earned her the prestigious MVP title.

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  • 20. 

    Australian Basketball Star Andrew Gaze went to which American college?

    • A.

      Purdue

    • B.

      Duke

    • C.

      Seton Hall

    • D.

      Boston College

    Correct Answer
    C. Seton Hall
    Explanation
    Andrew Gaze, the Australian basketball star, attended Seton Hall, an American college.

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  • 21. 

    Red Auerbach was a guard on which college basketball team?

    • A.

      Boston College

    • B.

      Notre Dame

    • C.

      George Washington University

    • D.

      Seton Hall

    Correct Answer
    C. George Washington University
    Explanation
    Red Auerbach was a guard on the George Washington University basketball team.

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  • 22. 

    Which NBA team first drafted Glen Rice?

    • A.

      Golden State Warriors

    • B.

      Miami Heat

    • C.

      Charlotte Hornets

    • D.

      New York Knicks

    Correct Answer
    B. Miami Heat
    Explanation
    Glen Rice was first drafted by the Miami Heat.

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  • 23. 

    Who was the first player to be drafted into the MLB and NBA in the same year?

    • A.

      Billy Wagner

    • B.

      Tony Gwynn

    • C.

      Anthony Mason

    • D.

      Karl Malone

    Correct Answer
    B. Tony Gwynn
    Explanation
    Tony Gwynn was the first player to be drafted into both the MLB and NBA in the same year. Gwynn was selected by the San Diego Padres in the third round of the 1981 MLB draft and also by the San Diego Clippers in the 10th round of the 1981 NBA draft. Gwynn ultimately chose to pursue a career in baseball and went on to have a successful Hall of Fame career as an outfielder for the Padres.

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  • 24. 

    Who won the 1989 NCAA men's basketball championship?

    • A.

      Michigan Wolverines

    • B.

      Kentucky Wildcats

    • C.

      LSU Tigers

    • D.

      UCLA Bruins

    Correct Answer
    A. Michigan Wolverines
    Explanation
    The Michigan Wolverines won the 1989 NCAA men's basketball championship.

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  • 25. 

    How old was Michael Jordan when he first came into the NBA?

    • A.

      19

    • B.

      17

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      21

    Correct Answer
    C. 20
    Explanation
    Michael Jordan was 20 years old when he first came into the NBA. This is the correct answer because Jordan entered the NBA in 1984 after completing his college career at the University of North Carolina. He was born on February 17, 1963, and joined the Chicago Bulls as the third overall pick in the NBA draft. At the age of 20, Jordan began his legendary professional basketball career, which would go on to make him one of the greatest players in NBA history.

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  • 26. 

    How many games did Michael Jordan play in the 1985-86 season?

    • A.

      29

    • B.

      50

    • C.

      82

    • D.

      18

    Correct Answer
    D. 18
  • 27. 

    How many times has Michael Jordan won the NBA Finals MVP Award?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    D. 6
    Explanation
    Michael Jordan has won the NBA Finals MVP Award a total of 6 times. This award is given to the most valuable player in the NBA Finals, and Jordan's exceptional performances and contributions to his team's success led to him receiving this prestigious accolade on 6 different occasions. His skills, leadership, and ability to dominate the game made him a standout player and a key factor in his team's championship victories.

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  • 28. 

    Who was the first player in NBA history to shoot 60% from the floor and 80% from the foul line in the same season?

    • A.

      John Havlicek

    • B.

      Nate "Tiny" Archibald

    • C.

      Larry Bird

    • D.

      Kevin McHale

    Correct Answer
    D. Kevin McHale
    Explanation
    Kevin McHale is the correct answer because he was the first player in NBA history to shoot 60% from the floor and 80% from the foul line in the same season. This achievement demonstrates his exceptional shooting accuracy and efficiency on both field goals and free throws.

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  • 29. 

    What is the nickname of the Indiana State basketball team?

    • A.

      Sycamores

    • B.

      Cougars

    • C.

      Hoosiers

    • D.

      Indians

    Correct Answer
    A. Sycamores
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sycamores. This is the nickname of the Indiana State basketball team.

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  • 30. 

    Who was the MVP of the 1965 NCAA Final Four?

    • A.

      Cazzie Russell

    • B.

      Bill Bradley

    • C.

      Edgar Lacey

    • D.

      Gail Goodrich

    Correct Answer
    B. Bill Bradley
    Explanation
    Bill Bradley was the MVP of the 1965 NCAA Final Four. Bradley was a standout player for the Princeton Tigers and played a crucial role in leading his team to the Final Four that year. He was known for his exceptional skills and basketball IQ, which made him a dominant force on the court. Bradley's performance in the Final Four was outstanding, and he was recognized as the Most Valuable Player for his contributions to his team's success.

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