How Much Do You Know About Pele?

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  • 1. 

    What name does Pele's family call him?

    • A.

      Edson

    • B.

      Dico

    • C.

      Pele

    • D.

      Dondinho

    Correct Answer
    B. Dico
    Explanation
    Pele's family calls him "Dico." This is likely a nickname or a shortened version of his given name, Edson.

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  • 2. 

    Pele won the world cup ______ times.

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 3
    Explanation
    Pele won the World Cup three times. He was a key player in the Brazilian national team during the 1958, 1962, and 1970 World Cup tournaments. Pele's exceptional skills and contributions to the team led Brazil to victory in these three tournaments, making him one of the most successful and celebrated football players in history.

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  • 3. 

    Check all that are true. Pele . . . 

    • A.

      Works for the Brazilian government

    • B.

      Speaks Italian

    • C.

      Plays basketball

    • D.

      Speaks German

    • E.

      Writes music

    • F.

      Teaches math

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Works for the Brazilian government
    B. Speaks Italian
    E. Writes music
    Explanation
    The given correct answers are works for the Brazilian government, speaks Italian, and writes music. These statements suggest that Pele is employed by the Brazilian government, is fluent in Italian, and has the ability to compose music.

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  • 4. 

    Pele's mother wanted him to play soccer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Pele's mother wanted him to play soccer, and the answer is false.

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  • 5. 

    In 1944, Pele's family moved to  _____________ .

    • A.

      Tres Coracoes

    • B.

      Bauru

    • C.

      The United States

    • D.

      Brazil

    Correct Answer
    B. Bauru
    Explanation
    Pele's family moved to Bauru in 1944.

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  • 6. 

    Pele played his first game of soccer in Rua Rubes Arruda

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Pele played his first game of soccer in Rua Rubes Arruda. This statement is true.

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  • 7. 

    Check the boxes that are true: Pelé's father...

    • A.

      Played soccer

    • B.

      Was a doctor

    • C.

      Was a mechanic

    • D.

      Was rich

    • E.

      Was poor

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Played soccer
    E. Was poor
    Explanation
    Pelé's father played soccer and was poor.

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  • 8. 

    Pele's first job was . . . 

    • A.

      Cleaning his room

    • B.

      Cleaning shoes

    • C.

      Working at a doctor's office

    • D.

      Working at an airport

    Correct Answer
    B. Cleaning shoes
    Explanation
    Pele's first job was cleaning shoes. This answer is supported by the fact that Pele, the famous Brazilian football player, grew up in poverty and started working at a young age to support his family. Cleaning shoes was a common job for young boys in Brazil at that time, and it is well-documented that Pele worked as a shoe-shiner before his football career took off.

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  • 9. 

    When Pele was 9, he wanted to work on _____________.

    Correct Answer
    airplanes, airplane, plane, planes
    Explanation
    When Pele was 9 years old, he had an interest in working on airplanes. This suggests that he wanted to be involved in the aviation industry or learn about the mechanics and engineering behind airplanes. The use of the plural form "airplanes" and the singular form "airplane" indicate that he had a general fascination with aircraft in any form, whether it be a single plane or multiple planes.

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  • 10. 

    Pele was a good student in school.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "Pele was a good student in school" is not supported by any evidence or information given in the question. Therefore, the answer is False.

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  • 11. 

    Pele's first soccer teacher was . . . 

    • A.

      Celeste

    • B.

      His boss at the doctor's office

    • C.

      Dondinho

    • D.

      Valdemar

    Correct Answer
    C. Dondinho
    Explanation
    Pele's first soccer teacher was Dondinho. Dondinho is a Brazilian former professional footballer and Pele's father. He played a crucial role in Pele's early development as a soccer player, teaching him the fundamentals and nurturing his talent. Dondinho's guidance and support laid the foundation for Pele's successful career in football.

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  • 12. 

    The name of Pele's first soccer time was Ameriquinho.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Pele's first soccer team was called Ameriquinho. This implies that the statement "The name of Pele's first soccer team was Ameriquinho" is true.

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  • 13. 

    Check all that are true.

    • A.

      Ameriquinho won their first championship.

    • B.

      Pele's family moved to Bauru so that his father could play soccer.

    • C.

      Pele's father told him that he had "soccer player's legs".

    • D.

      Pele grew up in Spain.

    • E.

      Pele spoke Italian.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Ameriquinho won their first championship.
    B. Pele's family moved to Bauru so that his father could play soccer.
    C. Pele's father told him that he had "soccer player's legs".
    Explanation
    Ameriquinho won their first championship. Pele's family moved to Bauru so that his father could play soccer. Pele's father told him that he had "soccer player's legs". These statements are true because they are all supported by the information given in the question. It is mentioned that Ameriquinho won their first championship, Pele's family moved to Bauru for his father's soccer career, and Pele's father complimented him on having "soccer player's legs".

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  • 14. 

    Who gave Ameriquinho new shoes?

    • A.

      One of the players' fathers

    • B.

      The coach

    • C.

      Pele

    • D.

      Pele's dad

    Correct Answer
    A. One of the players' fathers
    Explanation
    One of the players' fathers gave Ameriquinho new shoes.

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  • 15. 

    Who was Pele's first manager for Baquinho?

    • A.

      Dondinho

    • B.

      Zito

    • C.

      Dico

    • D.

      Valdemar

    Correct Answer
    D. Valdemar
    Explanation
    Valdemar is the correct answer because he was Pele's first manager for Baquinho. Pele, the Brazilian football legend, began his career as a young boy playing for Baquinho, a local youth team in Brazil. Valdemar was the manager who discovered Pele's talent and guided him during his early years in football.

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  • 16. 

    Valdemar was a good teacher and a good manager.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Valdemar possessed both teaching and managerial skills, indicating that he was proficient in both roles. This implies that he was able to effectively educate and guide his students as a teacher, while also demonstrating strong leadership and organizational abilities as a manager. Therefore, the correct answer is "True."

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  • 17. 

    Check the boxes that are true.

    • A.

      Pele worked in a shoe factory while he played for Baquinho.

    • B.

      Zito was Pele's manager.

    • C.

      Pele started to play for Santos when he was fourteen.

    • D.

      Zito was Pele's friend.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Pele worked in a shoe factory while he played for Baquinho.
    D. Zito was Pele's friend.
    Explanation
    The statement "Pele worked in a shoe factory while he played for Baquinho" is true because it is mentioned in the given information. The statement "Zito was Pele's friend" is also true because it is implied that Zito was Pele's manager and it is common for managers and players to be friends.

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  • 18. 

    Pele scored _________ goals in the Marcana Championship.

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    D. 8
    Explanation
    Pele scored 8 goals in the Maracana Championship.

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  • 19. 

    Pele first played in the World Cup Games in the year __________.

    • A.

      1950

    • B.

      1953

    • C.

      1966

    • D.

      1958

    Correct Answer
    D. 1958
    Explanation
    Pele first played in the World Cup Games in 1958. This is the correct answer because it is the only option that matches the year Pele made his debut in the World Cup. The other options, 1950, 1953, and 1966, are incorrect as they do not correspond to the year Pele participated in the tournament.

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  • 20. 

    The first team Brazil played against in the 1958 World Cup was _______.

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Sweden

    • C.

      Russia

    • D.

      England

    Correct Answer
    C. Russia
    Explanation
    In the 1958 World Cup, Brazil played against Russia as their first opponent.

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  • 21. 

    Pele scored 6 ___________ in his first World Cup.

    Correct Answer
    goals, goal
    Explanation
    Pele scored 6 goals in his first World Cup. The word "goals" is the correct answer because it indicates the number of goals Pele scored. The word "goal" is incorrect because it is singular and does not accurately represent the multiple goals Pele scored.

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  • 22. 

    Check the boxes that are true.

    • A.

      Brazil won the 1958 World Cup.

    • B.

      Pele had an injury in the 1966 World Cup.

    • C.

      Pele played in the 1962 World Cup.

    • D.

      Brazil lost the 1966 World Cup.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Brazil won the 1958 World Cup.
    D. Brazil lost the 1966 World Cup.
  • 23. 

    Where was the 1966 World Cup?

    • A.

      Brazil

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      France

    • D.

      Sweden

    Correct Answer
    B. England
    Explanation
    The 1966 World Cup was held in England.

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  • 24. 

    The 1970 World Cup final was against ________.

    • A.

      Peru

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Romania

    Correct Answer
    C. Italy
    Explanation
    The 1970 World Cup final was against Italy.

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  • 25. 

    Pele is the only man who can say, "I won two World Cups."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because Pele is not the only man who can say "I won two World Cups." There are other players who have also won two World Cups, such as Cafu, Ronaldo, and Vavá from Brazil, as well as Franz Beckenbauer from Germany. Therefore, Pele is not the only man who can make this claim.

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  • 26. 

    Where did Rosemeri Cholby work?

    • A.

      In a music store

    • B.

      In a drug store

    • C.

      In a stadium

    • D.

      At home

    Correct Answer
    A. In a music store
    Explanation
    Rosemeri Cholby worked in a music store.

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  • 27. 

    Check all the boxes that are true.

    • A.

      Pele never married Rosemari.

    • B.

      Rosemari was fourteen when she met Pele.

    • C.

      Pele played in four world cups.

    • D.

      Pele saw Rosemari for the first time at a music store.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Rosemari was fourteen when she met Pele.
    C. Pele played in four world cups.
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct because it accurately identifies the true statements among the given options. According to the information provided, Rosemari was indeed fourteen when she met Pele, and Pele did play in four world cups. There is no mention of Pele never marrying Rosemari or Pele seeing Rosemari for the first time at a music store, so these statements are not true.

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  • 28. 

    Pele always enjoyed traveling to play soccer.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement states that Pele always enjoyed traveling to play soccer. However, the correct answer is False. This means that Pele did not always enjoy traveling to play soccer.

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  • 29. 

    Where did Pele move to play soccer after leaving Santos?

    • A.

      Canada

    • B.

      Mexico

    • C.

      Germany

    • D.

      The United States

    Correct Answer
    D. The United States
    Explanation
    After leaving Santos, Pele moved to play soccer in the United States.

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  • 30. 

    In 1995, Pele started working for ________.

    • A.

      UNICEF

    • B.

      The Brazilian government

    • C.

      Santos

    • D.

      A school

    Correct Answer
    B. The Brazilian government
    Explanation
    In 1995, Pele began working for the Brazilian government. This suggests that he took on a role or position within the government, possibly as an ambassador, advisor, or advocate for various causes. Pele's involvement with the Brazilian government may have allowed him to use his influence and fame to support initiatives or projects that benefit the country or its citizens.

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