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  • 1. 

    Who was known as "The Pottawatomie Giant"?

    • A.

      Jess Willard

    • B.

      Jack Dempsey

    • C.

      Luis Firpo

    • D.

      George Foreman

    Correct Answer
    A. Jess Willard
    Explanation
    Jess Willard was known as "The Pottawatomie Giant" because he was a heavyweight boxer who stood at an impressive height of 6 feet 6 inches and weighed around 245 pounds. He earned the nickname due to his towering stature and his Native American heritage, as he was a member of the Pottawatomie tribe. Willard gained fame in 1915 when he defeated Jack Johnson to become the heavyweight champion of the world, solidifying his reputation as a giant in the boxing ring.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the only boxer to knock out Sugar Ray Leonard?

    • A.

      Thomas Hearns

    • B.

      James Toney

    • C.

      Hector Camacho

    • D.

      Roberto Duran

    Correct Answer
    C. Hector Camacho
    Explanation
    Hector Camacho was the only boxer to knock out Sugar Ray Leonard. This means that in their match, Camacho was able to deliver a punch or series of punches that rendered Leonard unable to continue fighting, resulting in a knockout.

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  • 3. 

    Which corporation purchased the New York Yankees in 1966?

    • A.

      ITT

    • B.

      CBS

    • C.

      ABC

    • D.

      AT&T

    Correct Answer
    B. CBS
    Explanation
    In 1966, CBS purchased the New York Yankees.

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  • 4. 

    How many times did Foreman knock Frazier down in winning the title?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    D. 6
    Explanation
    Foreman knocked Frazier down 6 times in winning the title.

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  • 5. 

    What minor-league team did Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway play for?

    • A.

      Billings, Montana

    • B.

      Oneonta, New York

    • C.

      Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    • D.

      Duluth, Minnesota

    Correct Answer
    B. Oneonta, New York
    Explanation
    John Elway played for the Oneonta, New York minor-league team.

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  • 6. 

    Which woman won the World Title in ice skating in March of 2000?

    • A.

      Tara Lipinski

    • B.

      Sarah Hughes

    • C.

      Michele Kwan

    • D.

      Irina Slutskaya

    Correct Answer
    C. Michele Kwan
  • 7. 

    What football coach lead Notre Dame to the most victories and invented the spiral pass?

    • A.

      Knute Rochne

    • B.

      Boy Howdy

    • C.

      Bob Davie

    • D.

      Jarious Jackson

    Correct Answer
    A. Knute Rochne
    Explanation
    Knute Rockne is the correct answer because he is widely known as the football coach who led Notre Dame to the most victories and is credited with inventing the spiral pass. Rockne had a highly successful coaching career at Notre Dame, winning multiple national championships and revolutionizing the game with his innovative strategies and techniques, including the development of the spiral pass.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the first BMX rider to do a double back flip?

    • A.

      Dave Mirra

    • B.

      Tony Hawk

    • C.

      Rick Thorne

    • D.

      Ryan Nyquist

    Correct Answer
    A. Dave Mirra
    Explanation
    Dave Mirra was the first BMX rider to successfully execute a double backflip. He was a legendary BMX rider known for his incredible skills and innovative tricks. Mirra's groundbreaking achievement in performing the double backflip revolutionized the sport and set a new standard for what was possible on a BMX bike. His accomplishment paved the way for future riders to push the boundaries and explore new tricks and stunts in the world of BMX riding.

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  • 9. 

    Who is not known as a high stakes poker player?

    • A.

      Bill Gates (Microsoft)

    • B.

      Larry Flynt ("Hustler Magazine")

    • C.

      Cheech Marin (Cheech And Chong)

    • D.

      Gabe Kaplan ("Welcome Back Kotter")

    Correct Answer
    A. Bill Gates (Microsoft)
    Explanation
    Bill Gates is not known as a high stakes poker player because he is primarily known as the co-founder of Microsoft and a philanthropist, rather than for his involvement in the poker world. The other options, Larry Flynt, Cheech Marin, and Gabe Kaplan, are known to have played poker at high stakes or have been associated with the poker community in some way.

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  • 10. 

    What old Major League Baseball ballpark contained an apartment for its groundskeeper?

    • A.

      Wrigley Field

    • B.

      Crosley Field

    • C.

      Polo Grounds

    • D.

      Shibe Park

    Correct Answer
    C. Polo Grounds
    Explanation
    The Polo Grounds, an old Major League Baseball ballpark, contained an apartment for its groundskeeper.

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  • 11. 

    Jack Nicklaus won the most money of any Golfer in 1965, how much did he win?

    • A.

      152.25

    • B.

      582678

    • C.

      1652

    • D.

      97587

    Correct Answer
    A. 152.25
    Explanation
    In 1965, Jack Nicklaus won a total of 152.25 in prize money, making him the golfer who earned the most that year.

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  • 12. 

    To which boxer did Sugar Ray Robinson lose his last professional fight?

    • A.

      Joey Archer

    • B.

      Paul Pender

    • C.

      Joey Giardello

    • D.

      Randy Turpin

    Correct Answer
    A. Joey Archer
    Explanation
    Sugar Ray Robinson lost his last professional fight to Joey Archer.

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  • 13. 

    Jake LaMotta was the first man to beat Sugar Ray Robinson, but who was the second?

    • A.

      Randy Turpin

    • B.

      Gene Fullmer

    • C.

      Carl "Bobo" Olson

    • D.

      Carmen Basilio

    Correct Answer
    A. Randy Turpin
    Explanation
    Randy Turpin was the second man to beat Sugar Ray Robinson. After Jake LaMotta's victory over Robinson, Turpin defeated him in 1951 to become the second person to hand Robinson a loss.

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  • 14. 

    What is Dorsey Levens' given first name?

    • A.

      Basil

    • B.

      Dorsey

    • C.

      Herbert

    • D.

      William

    Correct Answer
    C. Herbert
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Herbert." This means that Dorsey Levens' given first name is Herbert.

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  • 15. 

    Who was called the greatest athlete in the world by King Gustav V of Sweden in Stockholm 1912?

    • A.

      Jesse Owens

    • B.

      Paavo Nurmi

    • C.

      Jim Thorpe

    • D.

      Erik Lemming

    Correct Answer
    C. Jim Thorpe
    Explanation
    Jim Thorpe was called the greatest athlete in the world by King Gustav V of Sweden in Stockholm 1912. This recognition was given to Thorpe due to his exceptional performance in the 1912 Olympic Games, where he won gold medals in both the pentathlon and decathlon events. His achievements in these events showcased his versatility, strength, and athleticism, leading to him being hailed as the greatest athlete of that time.

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