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  • 1. 

    Who succeeded Frank McGuire as coach of the North Carolina men's basketball team?

    • A.

      Dean Smith

    • B.

      Roy Williams

    • C.

      Bill Guthridge

    • D.

      Bobby Knight

    Correct Answer
    A. Dean Smith
    Explanation
    Dean Smith succeeded Frank McGuire as coach of the North Carolina men's basketball team.

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  • 2. 

    Which Tar Heels player won the 1984 National Player of the Year Award?

    • A.

      Jerry Stackhouse

    • B.

      Rasheed Wallace

    • C.

      James Worthy

    • D.

      Michael Jordan

    Correct Answer
    D. Michael Jordan
    Explanation
    Michael Jordan won the 1984 National Player of the Year Award. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time and had a highly successful career both in college and in the NBA. Jordan's exceptional skills, athleticism, and dominance on the court made him a deserving recipient of the prestigious award.

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  • 3. 

    In 1995, which Tar Heels player was known as "the next Jordan"?

    • A.

      Rasheed Wallace

    • B.

      Jerry Stackhouse

    • C.

      Kenny Smith

    • D.

      Antawn Jamison

    Correct Answer
    B. Jerry Stackhouse
    Explanation
    Jerry Stackhouse was known as "the next Jordan" because of his exceptional skills and playing style that resembled Michael Jordan. Stackhouse was a highly talented player who showcased similar athleticism, scoring ability, and competitiveness as Jordan. He had a successful college career at the University of North Carolina, just like Jordan, which further fueled the comparison. Stackhouse's impressive performances and potential led to him being hailed as the heir apparent to Jordan, earning him the nickname "the next Jordan."

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  • 4. 

    Which 1960's North Carolina Tar Heels player was deemed to small to play in the NBA?

    • A.

      Larry Brown

    • B.

      George Karl

    • C.

      Michael Jordan

    • D.

      Roy Williams

    Correct Answer
    A. Larry Brown
    Explanation
    Larry Brown was deemed too small to play in the NBA because of his height and size. Despite being a talented player, standing at only 5'9", he was considered undersized for the professional league. This likely led to teams overlooking him during the NBA draft and ultimately affected his chances of playing in the NBA.

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  • 5. 

    Which Tar Heels star led the team to the 1982 national championship game against Georgetown?

    • A.

      Rasheed Wallace

    • B.

      James Worthy

    • C.

      Antawn Jamison

    • D.

      Jerry Stackhouse

    Correct Answer
    B. James Worthy
    Explanation
    James Worthy is the correct answer because he was a key player for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels during the 1982 season. He played a crucial role in leading the team to the national championship game against Georgetown. Worthy's exceptional skills and contributions on the court were instrumental in the Tar Heels' success that year.

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  • 6. 

    Which Tar Heels player won the national Player of the Year Award in 1998?

    • A.

      Kenny Smith

    • B.

      Rasheed Wallace

    • C.

      Sam Perkins

    • D.

      Antawn Jamison

    Correct Answer
    D. Antawn Jamison
    Explanation
    Antawn Jamison won the national Player of the Year Award in 1998.

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  • 7. 

    Which coach of the Tar Heels basketball team is also a 1972 graduate of the school?

    • A.

      Roy Williams

    • B.

      Larry Brown

    • C.

      Matt Doherty

    • D.

      Dean Smith

    Correct Answer
    A. Roy Williams
    Explanation
    Roy Williams is the correct answer because he is the only coach mentioned in the options who is a 1972 graduate of the school. Larry Brown, Matt Doherty, and Dean Smith are not mentioned to have graduated from the school in 1972.

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  • 8. 

    Who helped lead North Carolina to the Final Four in 1995?

    • A.

      Phil Ford

    • B.

      Rasheed Wallace

    • C.

      Sam Perkins

    • D.

      Kenny Smith

    Correct Answer
    B. Rasheed Wallace
    Explanation
    Rasheed Wallace helped lead North Carolina to the Final Four in 1995.

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  • 9. 

    Where did Tar Heels coach Dean Smith play college ball?

    • A.

      Wake Forest

    • B.

      North Carolina

    • C.

      Kansas

    • D.

      Duke

    Correct Answer
    C. Kansas
    Explanation
    Dean Smith, the Tar Heels coach, played college ball at Kansas.

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  • 10. 

    Who became North Carolina's all-time leading scorer in 1978?

    • A.

      Jack Cobb

    • B.

      Phil Ford

    • C.

      Michael Jordan

    • D.

      James Worthy

    Correct Answer
    B. Phil Ford
    Explanation
    Phil Ford became North Carolina's all-time leading scorer in 1978. This means that he scored the most points in the history of North Carolina basketball up until that point.

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  • 11. 

    Who lead the Tar Heels to a 1957 defeat of Wilt Chamberlain's Kansas Jayhawks?

    • A.

      Lennie Rosenbluth

    • B.

      Phil Ford

    • C.

      Jack Cobb

    • D.

      George Glamack

    Correct Answer
    A. Lennie Rosenbluth
    Explanation
    Lennie Rosenbluth is the correct answer because he led the Tar Heels to a victory over Wilt Chamberlain's Kansas Jayhawks in 1957.

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  • 12. 

    How many national championships did North Carolina win under Dean Smith?

    • A.

      Five

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    C. Two
    Explanation
    North Carolina won two national championships under Dean Smith.

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  • 13. 

    Who set North Carolina's single-game scoring record against Tulane in 1964?

    • A.

      Phil Ford

    • B.

      George Clamack

    • C.

      Billy Cunningham

    • D.

      Lennie Rosenbluth

    Correct Answer
    C. Billy Cunningham
    Explanation
    Billy Cunningham set North Carolina's single-game scoring record against Tulane in 1964.

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  • 14. 

    How many overtimes did the 1957 North Carolina's basketball team play in the NCAA semi-final and finals tournament games combined?

    • A.

      Ten

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      Zero

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    B. Six
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Six. This means that the 1957 North Carolina's basketball team played a total of six overtimes in the NCAA semi-final and finals tournament games combined.

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  • 15. 

    What North Carolina basketball player held almost every major record after the 1954 season?

    • A.

      Lennie Rosenbluth

    • B.

      Joe Quigg

    • C.

      Pete Brennan

    • D.

      Michael Jordan

    Correct Answer
    A. Lennie Rosenbluth
    Explanation
    Lennie Rosenbluth is the correct answer because after the 1954 season, he held almost every major record for North Carolina basketball. This suggests that Rosenbluth had an exceptional performance during that season and was able to achieve significant milestones in terms of records.

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  • 16. 

    Which legendary North Carolina basketball player was known as the Blind Bomber?

    • A.

      Phil Ford

    • B.

      James Worthy

    • C.

      Lennie Rosenbluth

    • D.

      George Clamack

    Correct Answer
    D. George Clamack
    Explanation
    George Clamack is the correct answer because he was a legendary North Carolina basketball player who was known as the Blind Bomber. This nickname was given to him because he was legally blind in one eye but still managed to have a successful basketball career. Clamack played for the University of North Carolina and was known for his accurate shooting and scoring ability, despite his visual impairment. He is considered a basketball legend in North Carolina due to his skill and determination on the court.

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  • 17. 

    Who was the first North Carolina basketball player to also coach North Carolina?

    • A.

      Frank McGuire

    • B.

      Bill Guthridge

    • C.

      Monk McDonald

    • D.

      Dean Smith

    Correct Answer
    C. Monk McDonald
    Explanation
    Monk McDonald was the first North Carolina basketball player to also coach North Carolina.

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  • 18. 

    Who did Dean Smith want taking the final shot in the 1982 Men's Basketball Championship game?

    • A.

      James Worthy

    • B.

      Jimmy Black

    • C.

      Matt Doherty

    • D.

      Michael Jordan

    Correct Answer
    A. James Worthy
    Explanation
    Dean Smith wanted James Worthy taking the final shot in the 1982 Men's Basketball Championship game. This can be inferred from the fact that Worthy was a key player on the North Carolina team during that time and had a reputation for making clutch shots. Additionally, Worthy was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament, further indicating his importance to the team and his ability to perform under pressure.

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  • 19. 

    What position did junior Ronald Curry play on the North Carolina Tar Heels football team in 2000?

    • A.

      Tight End

    • B.

      Running Back

    • C.

      Cornerback

    • D.

      Quarterback

    Correct Answer
    D. Quarterback
    Explanation
    In 2000, junior Ronald Curry played as the quarterback for the North Carolina Tar Heels football team. This position is responsible for leading the offense, making plays, and throwing the football to the receivers. As the quarterback, Curry would have been in charge of directing the team's offense and orchestrating the plays on the field.

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  • 20. 

    Freshman Darian Durant played which offensive position for North Carolina Tar Heels football in 2001?

    • A.

      Guard

    • B.

      Quarterback

    • C.

      Center

    • D.

      Tight End

    Correct Answer
    B. Quarterback
    Explanation
    In 2001, Darian Durant played as the quarterback for the North Carolina Tar Heels football team. The quarterback is a key offensive position responsible for leading the team's offense, making decisions, and throwing passes to advance the team down the field. Durant, as a freshman, took on this important role for the Tar Heels during that season.

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  • 21. 

    What conference did North Carolina Tar Heels football join in 1953?

    • A.

      Western Athletic

    • B.

      Southeastern

    • C.

      Atlantic Coast

    • D.

      Pac-10

    Correct Answer
    C. Atlantic Coast
    Explanation
    In 1953, the North Carolina Tar Heels football team joined the Atlantic Coast Conference. This conference is a collegiate athletic conference consisting of schools primarily located in the Eastern United States. The Tar Heels made the decision to join the ACC, which was established in 1953, as it provided them with the opportunity to compete against other universities in their region and strengthen their football program. The ACC has since become one of the most competitive and prestigious conferences in college football.

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  • 22. 

    Sophomore Jacque Lewis played what offensive position for North Carolina Tar Heels football in 2002?

    • A.

      Guard

    • B.

      Tailback

    • C.

      Cornerback

    • D.

      Quarterback

    Correct Answer
    B. Tailback
    Explanation
    In 2002, Jacque Lewis played the offensive position of tailback for the North Carolina Tar Heels football team. A tailback is a position in American football, also known as a running back, who primarily carries the ball and is responsible for executing running plays. Tailbacks are typically positioned behind the quarterback and are key players in the team's rushing offense.

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  • 23. 

    What position did senior Chesley Borders play for the North Carolina Tar Heels football offense in 2002?

    • A.

      Cornerback

    • B.

      Quarterback

    • C.

      Wide Receiver

    • D.

      Center

    Correct Answer
    C. Wide Receiver
    Explanation
    In 2002, senior Chesley Borders played the position of wide receiver for the North Carolina Tar Heels football offense. A wide receiver is responsible for catching passes from the quarterback and advancing the ball down the field. This position requires speed, agility, and good hand-eye coordination to effectively contribute to the team's offense.

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  • 24. 

    With a 3-9 season overall, what was North Carolina Tar Heels football's longest losing streak in 2002?

    • A.

      Six Games

    • B.

      Three Games

    • C.

      Nine Games

    • D.

      Two Games

    Correct Answer
    A. Six Games
    Explanation
    In 2002, the North Carolina Tar Heels football team had a 3-9 season overall. The question asks for their longest losing streak during that season. The correct answer is "Six Games," indicating that the team lost six consecutive games at some point during the season.

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  • 25. 

    What position did junior Jawarski Pollock play for North Carolina football offense in 2003?

    • A.

      Wide Receiver

    • B.

      Tight End

    • C.

      Quarterback

    • D.

      Punter

    Correct Answer
    A. Wide Receiver
    Explanation
    In 2003, junior Jawarski Pollock played as a wide receiver for the North Carolina football offense. Wide receivers are responsible for catching passes from the quarterback and advancing the ball down the field. They are typically known for their speed, agility, and ability to make difficult catches. Pollock's position as a wide receiver suggests that he was an important player in the team's passing game and played a key role in the offense.

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  • 26. 

    Sophomore Barrington Edwards played what position for the 2005 North Carolina Tar Heels football offense?

    • A.

      Tailback

    • B.

      Quarterback

    • C.

      Tight End

    • D.

      Place Kicker

    Correct Answer
    A. Tailback
    Explanation
    In the 2005 North Carolina Tar Heels football offense, sophomore Barrington Edwards played the position of tailback.

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