How Well Do You Know Ernie Davis?

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Ernie Davis Quizzes & Trivia

Do you know the real legend of Ernie Davis or just the well known facts about his life? This quiz will challenge how much you know with some simple questions and other difficult ones that many people may not know. It helps us to realize that there is much more beyond the sports aspect of this magnificent individual. It is a challange to go out and "spread the word" about a hero that lives on forever.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was one of Ernie Davis's top football mentors?
    • A. 

      Floyd Little

    • B. 

      Robert Fleck

    • C. 

      Jim Brown

    • D. 

      Erik Dickerson

  • 2. 
    Where was Ernie Davis born?
    • A. 

      Elmira, NY

    • B. 

      Syracuse, NY

    • C. 

      New Salem, PA

    • D. 

      Uniontown, PA

  • 3. 
    When was Ernie Davis born?
    • A. 

      December 14,1939

    • B. 

      November 11,1939

    • C. 

      July 15, 1939

    • D. 

      March 7,1939

  • 4. 
    Where did Ernie Davis go to college?
    • A. 

      Notre Dame University

    • B. 

      Air Force

    • C. 

      UCLA

    • D. 

      Syracuse University

  • 5. 
    What was Ernie Davis's football numbers in highschool and college respectively?
    • A. 

      #44 and then #55

    • B. 

      #55 and then #44

    • C. 

      #43 and then #55

    • D. 

      #55 and then #43

  • 6. 
    What famous bowl game did Ernie take part in during the 1959 season as #1 Syracuse took on and defeated #2 Texas by a score of 23-14?
    • A. 

      Cotton Bowl

    • B. 

      Rose Bowl

    • C. 

      Fiesta Bowl

    • D. 

      Sugar Bowl

  • 7. 
    What movie was recently created as a tribute to describe the life of Ernie?
    • A. 

      "The Elmira Express"

    • B. 

      "The Express"

    • C. 

      "The Ernie Davis Story"

    • D. 

      "An Elmira Hero"

  • 8. 
    What high school did Ernie Davis attend?
    • A. 

      Elmira Notre Dame

    • B. 

      Pensylvania Christian Academy

    • C. 

      Elmira Free Academy

    • D. 

      Elmira Christian Academy

  • 9. 
    What cancer was Ernie diagnosed with?
    • A. 

      Lung Cancer

    • B. 

      Leukemia

    • C. 

      Colon Cancer

    • D. 

      Prostate Cancer

  • 10. 
    At what age did Ernie Davis pass away?
    • A. 

      22

    • B. 

      23

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      21

  • 11. 
    Which NFL team was Ernie drafted to?
    • A. 

      Cleveland Browns

    • B. 

      Washington RedSkins

    • C. 

      Cincinatti Bengals

    • D. 

      San Fransicso 49ers

  • 12. 
    What famous trophy did Ernie Davis win following the 1961 college season?
    • A. 

      Lombardi Trophy

    • B. 

      The Nobel Prize

    • C. 

      The Stanley Cup

    • D. 

      Heisman Trophy

  • 13. 
    Which 2 words best descirbe the life of Ernie Davis and what he went through before his death?
    • A. 

      Athleticism and Sympathy

    • B. 

      Wealth and Success

    • C. 

      Poverty and Racism

    • D. 

      Greed and Strength

  • 14. 
    What was the cause of the death of Ernie's father before Ernie was born?
    • A. 

      Cancer

    • B. 

      Stroke

    • C. 

      Death due to a fire

    • D. 

      Car accident

  • 15. 
    What sports did Ernie play while in high school?
    • A. 

      Football, Basketball and Lacrosse

    • B. 

      Football, Basketball, and Baseball

    • C. 

      Football and Basketball

    • D. 

      Football only