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  • 1. 

    Which Seattle Sonics player was known as "The Wizard"?

    • A.

      Dennis Johnson

    • B.

      Jack Sikma

    • C.

      Gus Williams

    • D.

      Fred Brown

    Correct Answer
    C. Gus Williams
    Explanation
    Gus Williams was known as "The Wizard" because of his exceptional skills and ability to make difficult plays look effortless on the basketball court. He was known for his quickness, agility, and ability to score from anywhere on the court. His style of play and ability to create scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates made him a standout player and earned him the nickname "The Wizard."

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  • 2. 

    Shawn Kemp left the Seattle Sonics in 1997 to go to which team?

    • A.

      Orlando Magic

    • B.

      Cleveland Cavaliers

    • C.

      Portland Trail Blazers

    • D.

      Minnesota Timberwolves

    Correct Answer
    B. Cleveland Cavaliers
    Explanation
    Shawn Kemp left the Seattle Sonics in 1997 to join the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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  • 3. 

    Who was named player-coach for the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1969-70 NBA season?

    • A.

      Bob Rule

    • B.

      Rod Thorn

    • C.

      Lenny Wilkins

    • D.

      Tom Meschery

    Correct Answer
    C. Lenny Wilkins
    Explanation
    Lenny Wilkins was named player-coach for the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1969-70 NBA season.

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  • 4. 

    Who did the Seattle Sonics select with their second pick in the 1989 NBA Draft?

    • A.

      Gary Payton

    • B.

      Dana Barros

    • C.

      Jud Buechler

    • D.

      Shawn Kemp

    Correct Answer
    D. Shawn Kemp
    Explanation
    In the 1989 NBA Draft, the Seattle Sonics selected Shawn Kemp with their second pick. This means that out of all the available players in the draft, the Sonics chose Kemp as their second choice.

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  • 5. 

    The Sonics became the first one seed to lose to an eight seed by losing to which team in the 1994 Playoffs?

    • A.

      Golden State Warriors

    • B.

      Portland Trail Blazers

    • C.

      Denver Nuggets

    • D.

      Utah Jazz

    Correct Answer
    C. Denver Nuggets
    Explanation
    In the 1994 Playoffs, the Sonics, who were the first seed, lost to the Denver Nuggets, who were the eighth seed. This upset victory by the Nuggets made them the first eighth seed team to defeat a first seed team in NBA history.

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  • 6. 

    Which Seattle Sonics player was named All-NBA First Team for the 1971-72 season?

    • A.

      Spencer Haywood

    • B.

      Fred Brown

    • C.

      Lenny Wilkins

    • D.

      Dick Snyder

    Correct Answer
    A. Spencer Haywood
    Explanation
    Spencer Haywood was named All-NBA First Team for the 1971-72 season. This indicates that he was recognized as one of the top players in the league during that particular season. The fact that he played for the Seattle Sonics further supports his identification as the correct answer to the question.

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  • 7. 

    The 1997-98 Sonics became the third team in history to win how many games for six consecutive seasons?

    • A.

      60

    • B.

      55

    • C.

      65

    • D.

      50

    Correct Answer
    B. 55
    Explanation
    The 1997-98 Sonics became the third team in history to win 55 games for six consecutive seasons. This means that for six seasons in a row, they were able to achieve a total of 55 wins each season. This is a significant accomplishment, as it demonstrates their consistency and success over a prolonged period of time.

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  • 8. 

    When Paul Silas retired from the Seattle Sonics, he became coach of which team?

    • A.

      Phoenix Suns

    • B.

      Cleveland Cavaliers

    • C.

      San Diego Clippers

    • D.

      Charlotte Hornets

    Correct Answer
    C. San Diego Clippers
    Explanation
    After Paul Silas retired from the Seattle Sonics, he became the coach of the San Diego Clippers.

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  • 9. 

    Which Seattle Sonics player was traded to the Phoenix Suns before the 1980-81 season for Paul Westphal?

    • A.

      Dennis Johnson

    • B.

      Gus Williams

    • C.

      John Johnson

    • D.

      Paul Silas

    Correct Answer
    A. Dennis Johnson
    Explanation
    Dennis Johnson was traded to the Phoenix Suns before the 1980-81 season for Paul Westphal.

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  • 10. 

    In the 1992-93 season, the Sonics sent Benoit Benjamin and Doug Christie to the Lakers for which player?

    • A.

      A.C. Green

    • B.

      James Worthy

    • C.

      Sam Perkins

    • D.

      Elden Campbell

    Correct Answer
    C. Sam Perkins
    Explanation
    In the 1992-93 season, the Seattle SuperSonics traded Benoit Benjamin and Doug Christie to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for Sam Perkins.

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  • 11. 

    Who replaced long-time Sonics player and coach Lenny Wilkins at the end of the 1984-85 season?

    • A.

      Bob Kloppenburg

    • B.

      Bernie Bickerstaff

    • C.

      Tom Newell

    • D.

      Bob Hopkins

    Correct Answer
    B. Bernie Bickerstaff
    Explanation
    Bernie Bickerstaff replaced long-time Sonics player and coach Lenny Wilkins at the end of the 1984-85 season.

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  • 12. 

    Which Sonics player set a record for blocked shots with 10 against the LA Lakers on January 18, 1991?

    • A.

      Benoit Benjamin

    • B.

      Shawn Kemp

    • C.

      Michael Cage

    • D.

      Derrick McKey

    Correct Answer
    B. Shawn Kemp
    Explanation
    Shawn Kemp set a record for blocked shots with 10 against the LA Lakers on January 18, 1991.

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  • 13. 

    Which Seattle Sonics player retired in 1998 as the team's all-time leader in assists and steals?

    • A.

      Nate McMillan

    • B.

      Sam Perkins

    • C.

      Dale Ellis

    • D.

      Detlef Schrempf

    Correct Answer
    A. Nate McMillan
    Explanation
    Nate McMillan retired in 1998 as the team's all-time leader in assists and steals.

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  • 14. 

    Which was the first year the Seattle Sonics had a 50-plus win season?

    • A.

      1978-79

    • B.

      1976-77

    • C.

      1979-80

    • D.

      1977-78

    Correct Answer
    A. 1978-79
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1978-79. This was the first year that the Seattle Sonics had a 50-plus win season.

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  • 15. 

    The Sonics traded which player to the Hawks before the 1968-69 season in exchange for Lenny Wilkins?

    • A.

      Bob Rule

    • B.

      Bob Weiss

    • C.

      Walt Hazzard

    • D.

      Bud Olsen

    Correct Answer
    C. Walt Hazzard
    Explanation
    The Sonics traded Walt Hazzard to the Hawks before the 1968-69 season in exchange for Lenny Wilkins.

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