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We’re going football crazy, football mad in this quiz, as we look at the teams, players and rules that make this one of the greatest sports in the world. What can you tell us about football? Let’s find out!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is a pro football team?

    • A.

      Edmonton Oilers

    • B.

      Carolina Panthers

    • C.

      Los Angeles Kings

    • D.

      New York Knicks

    Correct Answer
    B. Carolina Panthers
    Explanation
    The Carolina Panthers is a pro football team. They are a member of the National Football League (NFL) and compete in the league's National Football Conference (NFC) South division. They were established in 1995 and have since become a well-known team in the NFL.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is a pro football team?

    • A.

      Edmonton Oilers

    • B.

      Charlotte Hornets

    • C.

      Houston Texans

    • D.

      Boston Red Sox

    Correct Answer
    C. Houston Texans
    Explanation
    The Houston Texans is a correct answer because they are a professional football team in the National Football League (NFL). They are based in Houston, Texas and have been playing since 2002. The team competes in the American Football Conference (AFC) South division and has a dedicated fan base.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following teams play football?

    • A.

      Arizona Diamondbacks

    • B.

      Kansas City Royals

    • C.

      Boston Celtics

    • D.

      Green Bay Packers

    Correct Answer
    D. Green Bay Packers
    Explanation
    The Green Bay Packers play football. The Arizona Diamondbacks play baseball, the Kansas City Royals play baseball, and the Boston Celtics play basketball. Therefore, the only team listed that plays football is the Green Bay Packers.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following teams play football?

    • A.

      Dallas Mavericks

    • B.

      Chicago Bears

    • C.

      Vancouver Canucks

    • D.

      New Jersey Devils

    Correct Answer
    B. Chicago Bears
    Explanation
    The Chicago Bears play football. The Dallas Mavericks are a basketball team, the Vancouver Canucks are an ice hockey team, and the New Jersey Devils are also an ice hockey team.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these is a football team?

    • A.

      Dallas Mavericks

    • B.

      Cleveland Browns

    • C.

      Phoenix Suns

    • D.

      Tampa Bay Lightning

    Correct Answer
    B. Cleveland Browns
    Explanation
    The Cleveland Browns is a football team in the National Football League (NFL). They are based in Cleveland, Ohio and have a long history in professional football. They were established in 1946 and have had a loyal fan base ever since. The team has had both successful and challenging seasons, but they are recognized as one of the iconic football teams in the United States.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following teams plays football?

    • A.

      Baltimore Ravens

    • B.

      Minnesota Twins

    • C.

      Los Angeles Clippers

    • D.

      Texas Rangers

    Correct Answer
    A. Baltimore Ravens
    Explanation
    The Baltimore Ravens play football. The Minnesota Twins are a baseball team, the Los Angeles Clippers are a basketball team, and the Texas Rangers are a baseball team.

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  • 7. 

    Football's Pat Summerall is best related to which of these facts?

    • A.

      1998 Gold Medal Winner

    • B.

      The "Say Hey Kid" Hit Over 600 Home Runs

    • C.

      NFL Sportscaster

    • D.

      The Great Reliever Known For His Handlebar Mustache

    Correct Answer
    C. NFL Sportscaster
    Explanation
    Pat Summerall is best related to the fact that he was an NFL Sportscaster. This means that he was involved in the broadcasting and commentating of football games in the National Football League (NFL).

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  • 8. 

    Which football star is known for this fact "Football Hall of Fame cornerback"?

    • A.

      Lynn Swann

    • B.

      Herb Adderley

    • C.

      Matt Snell

    • D.

      Isaac Curtis

    Correct Answer
    B. Herb Adderley
    Explanation
    Herb Adderley is known for being a Football Hall of Fame cornerback.

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  • 9. 

    This football star is known for this fact "Football Hall of Fame quarterback and kicker"?

    • A.

      Larry Walker

    • B.

      George Blanda

    • C.

      Jack Youngblood

    • D.

      Tony Gwynn

    Correct Answer
    B. George Blanda
    Explanation
    George Blanda is known for being a football star who was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame as both a quarterback and a kicker. He had a long and successful career in the NFL, playing for multiple teams and earning numerous accolades. Blanda's ability to excel in both positions is a rare feat and contributed to his legendary status in the sport.

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  • 10. 

    Which football star is a Hall of Famer and Heisman Trophy winning runner?

    • A.

      Bob Lilly

    • B.

      Brett Favre

    • C.

      Roger Staubach

    • D.

      Earl Campbell

    Correct Answer
    D. Earl Campbell
    Explanation
    Earl Campbell is the correct answer because he is a football star who is both a Hall of Famer and a Heisman Trophy winning runner. The other options, Bob Lilly, Brett Favre, and Roger Staubach, may be football stars but they do not meet both criteria of being a Hall of Famer and a Heisman Trophy winner.

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  • 11. 

    Which football star was the 1983 NFL Rookie of the Year?

    • A.

      Bob Lilly

    • B.

      Joe Gibbs

    • C.

      Jack Youngblood

    • D.

      Eric Dickerson

    Correct Answer
    D. Eric Dickerson
    Explanation
    Eric Dickerson was named the 1983 NFL Rookie of the Year. This award is given to the most outstanding first-year player in the National Football League. Dickerson had an exceptional rookie season, rushing for a record-breaking 1,808 yards and 18 touchdowns. His performance earned him not only the Rookie of the Year honors but also a spot in the Pro Bowl and a place in NFL history.

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  • 12. 

    Which of the following has been a member of Football Hall of Fame and a sportscaster?

    • A.

      Martina Hingis

    • B.

      Dan Dierdorf

    • C.

      Oscar Robertson

    • D.

      Bobby Orr

    Correct Answer
    B. Dan Dierdorf
    Explanation
    Dan Dierdorf is the correct answer because he has been both a member of the Football Hall of Fame and a sportscaster. He had a successful career as an offensive lineman in the NFL, playing for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1971 to 1983. After retiring from playing, he transitioned into a career as a sportscaster, working for various networks including CBS and ABC. Dierdorf's achievements on the field and his subsequent career in broadcasting make him the correct choice for this question.

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  • 13. 

    Which football star is known as a Pro Football coach?

    • A.

      O.J. Simpson

    • B.

      Jerry Rice

    • C.

      Joe Gibbs

    • D.

      Art Rooney

    Correct Answer
    C. Joe Gibbs
    Explanation
    Joe Gibbs is known as a Pro Football coach. He had a successful career as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the Washington Football Team. Gibbs won three Super Bowl championships and made the playoffs ten times during his coaching tenure. He is highly respected and recognized for his coaching skills and accomplishments in the sport of football.

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  • 14. 

    Which football star is known to football fans as "Mean Joe"?

    • A.

      Alan Page

    • B.

      Joe Greene

    • C.

      Mel Blount

    • D.

      Bob Lilly

    Correct Answer
    B. Joe Greene
    Explanation
    Joe Greene is known to football fans as "Mean Joe" because he played as a defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1969 to 1981. He earned the nickname "Mean Joe" due to his aggressive playing style and intimidating presence on the field. Greene was a key player in the Steelers' success during the 1970s, helping them win four Super Bowl championships. He was also a 10-time Pro Bowler and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987.

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  • 15. 

    Which football star is the hard-hitting safety who played in the NFL from 1981-94?

    • A.

      Bob Lilly

    • B.

      Paul Brown

    • C.

      Rickey Williams

    • D.

      Ronnie Lott

    Correct Answer
    D. Ronnie Lott
    Explanation
    Ronnie Lott is the correct answer because he is a former football star who played as a hard-hitting safety in the NFL from 1981-94.

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  • 16. 

    Which football star is a Hall of Fame running back?

    • A.

      John Stallworth

    • B.

      Charlie Joiner

    • C.

      O.J. Simpson

    • D.

      James Lofton

    Correct Answer
    C. O.J. Simpson
    Explanation
    O.J. Simpson is a Hall of Fame running back. This is because he had a successful career in the National Football League (NFL) and was widely regarded as one of the greatest running backs of all time. He played for the Buffalo Bills and the San Francisco 49ers and achieved numerous accolades, including five Pro Bowl selections and the NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in 1973. Despite his controversial personal life, Simpson's football accomplishments earned him a spot in the Hall of Fame.

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  • 17. 

    Which football player is Green Bay's Hall of Fame quarterback?

    • A.

      Bart Starr

    • B.

      Franco Harris

    • C.

      Jack Youngblood

    • D.

      Mike Haynes

    Correct Answer
    A. Bart Starr
    Explanation
    Bart Starr is the correct answer because he is known as Green Bay's Hall of Fame quarterback. He played for the Green Bay Packers from 1956 to 1971 and led the team to multiple championships, including the first two Super Bowls. Starr's successful career and contributions to the team earned him a place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following was a scrambling quarterback for Minnesota and New York?

    • A.

      Roger Staubach

    • B.

      Bret Favre

    • C.

      Phil Simms

    • D.

      Fran Tarkenton

    Correct Answer
    D. Fran Tarkenton
    Explanation
    Fran Tarkenton was a scrambling quarterback for both the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Giants. He was known for his ability to avoid defenders and extend plays with his agility and quickness. Tarkenton was a pioneer of the modern mobile quarterback, using his athleticism to make plays both with his arm and his legs. He had a successful career, earning nine Pro Bowl selections and leading the Vikings to three Super Bowl appearances. Tarkenton's ability to scramble and make plays on the move made him a unique and effective quarterback during his time in the NFL.

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  • 19. 

    Who is known as the first big-name athlete to play pro football?

    • A.

      Jim Thorpe

    • B.

      Joe Dumars

    • C.

      Franco Harris

    • D.

      Dick Butkus

    Correct Answer
    A. Jim Thorpe
    Explanation
    Jim Thorpe is known as the first big-name athlete to play pro football. He was a multi-sport athlete who excelled in football, baseball, and track and field. Thorpe played professional football for the Canton Bulldogs and was a dominant force on the field. He was one of the first athletes to bring widespread attention and popularity to professional football, earning him the title of the first big-name athlete in the sport.

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  • 20. 

    Which football star is a Hall of Fame wide receiver who played from 1964-74?

    • A.

      Paul Warfield

    • B.

      Joe Gibbs

    • C.

      Jan Stenerud

    • D.

      Andre Dawson

    Correct Answer
    A. Paul Warfield
    Explanation
    Paul Warfield is the correct answer because he is a Hall of Fame wide receiver who played from 1964-74. He had a successful career and was known for his exceptional skills on the field. Warfield was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983, solidifying his status as one of the greatest wide receivers of his time.

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  • 21. 

    How many yards are awarded if the defender uses the face mask to tackle the runner in the NFL?

    • A.

      15 Yards

    • B.

      10 Yards

    • C.

      5 Yards

    • D.

      1/2 Distance To The Goal

    Correct Answer
    A. 15 Yards
    Explanation
    If a defender uses the face mask to tackle the runner in the NFL, 15 yards are awarded. This penalty is called a face mask penalty and it is a safety measure to protect the players. The penalty is significant as it gives the opposing team a substantial advantage in field position.

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  • 22. 

    Who was the first pick (defensive tackle from Washington) of the Pro Football Draft in 1992?

    • A.

      Ki-Jana Carter

    • B.

      Steve Emtman

    • C.

      Orlando Pace

    • D.

      Vinny Testaverde

    Correct Answer
    B. Steve Emtman
    Explanation
    Steve Emtman was the first pick in the Pro Football Draft in 1992. He was a defensive tackle from Washington.

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  • 23. 

    Which offensive tackle from Ohio State was the first pick of the NFL Draft in 1997?

    • A.

      Dan Wilkinson

    • B.

      David Carr

    • C.

      Orlando Pace

    • D.

      Keyshawn Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. Orlando Pace
    Explanation
    Orlando Pace was the first pick of the NFL Draft in 1997 because he was an outstanding offensive tackle from Ohio State. He had a successful college career and was highly regarded for his size, strength, and agility. Pace's skills and potential made him the top choice for teams in need of a dominant offensive lineman. His selection as the first pick of the draft highlights his exceptional talent and the value that teams placed on his abilities.

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  • 24. 

    What running back from Penn State was the first pick of the Pro Football Draft in 1995?

    • A.

      Courtney Brown

    • B.

      Ki-Jana Carter

    • C.

      Russell Maryland

    • D.

      Orlando Pace

    Correct Answer
    B. Ki-Jana Carter
    Explanation
    Ki-Jana Carter was the first pick of the Pro Football Draft in 1995.

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  • 25. 

    The first pick of the Pro Football Draft in 2002 was a quarterback from Fresno State. Who was he?

    • A.

      Orlando Pace

    • B.

      Tim Couch

    • C.

      David Carr

    • D.

      Peyton Manning

    Correct Answer
    C. David Carr
    Explanation
    The correct answer is David Carr. In the 2002 Pro Football Draft, David Carr, a quarterback from Fresno State, was selected as the first overall pick.

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  • 26. 

    The NFL Coach of the Year in 1998 was?

    • A.

      Chuck Knox

    • B.

      Ted Marchibroda

    • C.

      Dan Reeves

    • D.

      Buck Shaw

    Correct Answer
    C. Dan Reeves
    Explanation
    Dan Reeves was named the NFL Coach of the Year in 1998. This award is given to the coach who has had the most outstanding performance in that particular season. Reeves had a successful season in 1998, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a 14-2 record and a trip to the Super Bowl. He was recognized for his coaching abilities and the team's achievements, making him the deserving recipient of the NFL Coach of the Year award in 1998.

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  • 27. 

    In 2000, who was the NFL Coach of the Year?

    • A.

      Art Shell

    • B.

      Jim Haslett

    • C.

      Don Shula

    • D.

      Buck Shaw

    Correct Answer
    B. Jim Haslett
    Explanation
    Jim Haslett was named the NFL Coach of the Year in 2000. This award is given annually to the head coach who has made the most significant impact on their team's success throughout the season. Haslett's achievements as the head coach of the New Orleans Saints in 2000 earned him this recognition. He led the team to a 10-6 record, a division title, and their first playoff win in franchise history. Haslett's coaching abilities and the team's success during that season made him the deserving recipient of the NFL Coach of the Year award in 2000.

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  • 28. 

    Who was the NFC Coach of the Year in 1986?

    • A.

      Dom Capers

    • B.

      Tom Coughlin

    • C.

      Jack Faulkner

    • D.

      Bill Parcells

    Correct Answer
    D. Bill Parcells
    Explanation
    Bill Parcells was named the NFC Coach of the Year in 1986. This recognition is given to the coach who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and success in the National Football Conference during that particular year. Parcells' coaching abilities and achievements during the 1986 season were evidently impressive, leading to his selection as the NFC Coach of the Year.

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  • 29. 

    The NFC Coach of the Year in 1985 was?

    • A.

      Ron Meyer

    • B.

      Mike Ditka

    • C.

      Tom Flores

    • D.

      Marty Schottenheimer

    Correct Answer
    B. Mike Ditka
    Explanation
    Mike Ditka was named the NFC Coach of the Year in 1985. This recognition suggests that Ditka had a successful coaching season in the NFC conference that year. He may have led his team to a significant number of wins, achieved a high level of performance, or made notable contributions to the sport.

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  • 30. 

    The AFC Coach of the Year in 1971 was?

    • A.

      Allie Sherman

    • B.

      Don Shula

    • C.

      Walt Michaels

    • D.

      Jim Mora

    Correct Answer
    B. Don Shula
    Explanation
    Don Shula was named the AFC Coach of the Year in 1971. Shula was the head coach of the Miami Dolphins during this time and led the team to a 10-3-1 record, winning the AFC East division title. Under his leadership, the Dolphins had a strong season and made it to the playoffs. Shula's success in 1971, along with his overall coaching career, solidifies him as a deserving recipient of the AFC Coach of the Year award in that year.

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