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  • 1. 

    The New York Jets began play in what upstart football league?

    • A.

      Arena Football League

    • B.

      American Football League

    • C.

      World Football League

    • D.

      United States Football League

    Correct Answer
    B. American Football League
    Explanation
    The New York Jets began play in the American Football League. The American Football League (AFL) was a professional football league that operated from 1960 to 1969. The Jets, originally known as the New York Titans, were one of the original eight teams in the AFL. They joined the league in 1960 and changed their name to the Jets in 1963. The AFL eventually merged with the National Football League (NFL) in 1970, and the Jets became part of the NFL.

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  • 2. 

    Which film famously interrupted the end of a 1968 New York Jets/Oakland Raiders game?

    • A.

      Meet Me In St. Louis

    • B.

      Heidi

    • C.

      My Fair Lady

    • D.

      The Sound Of Music

    Correct Answer
    B. Heidi
    Explanation
    The film "Heidi" famously interrupted the end of a 1968 New York Jets/Oakland Raiders game. This interruption occurred because the television network broadcasting the game decided to switch to the scheduled airing of "Heidi" at its designated time, causing many viewers to miss the final moments of the game. This incident became widely known and sparked a significant backlash, leading to changes in how live sports events were broadcasted in the future.

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  • 3. 

    Who was the first New York Jets player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

    • A.

      Mark Gastineau

    • B.

      Don Maynard

    • C.

      Joe Namath

    • D.

      John Riggins

    Correct Answer
    C. Joe Namath
    Explanation
    Joe Namath was the first New York Jets player to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Namath, also known as "Broadway Joe," played as a quarterback for the Jets from 1965 to 1976. He led the team to their first and only Super Bowl victory in 1969, guaranteeing the win before the game. Namath's charismatic personality, combined with his exceptional skills on the field, made him a legendary figure in football history and a deserving candidate for the Hall of Fame.

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  • 4. 

    Who did the New York Jets hire in 2006, making him the second-youngest head coaching hire ever?

    • A.

      Herm Edwards

    • B.

      Eric Mangini

    • C.

      Jon Gruden

    • D.

      Lane Kiffin

    Correct Answer
    B. Eric Mangini
    Explanation
    In 2006, the New York Jets hired Eric Mangini as their head coach, making him the second-youngest head coaching hire ever. This means that at the time of his hiring, Mangini was relatively young compared to other head coaches in the league.

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  • 5. 

    Which coach famously pushed a cameraman to hug Eric Mangini after a 2007 New York Jets playoff game?

    • A.

      Bill Belichick

    • B.

      Bill Parcells

    • C.

      Herm Edwards

    • D.

      Nick Saban

    Correct Answer
    A. Bill Belichick
    Explanation
    Bill Belichick famously pushed a cameraman to hug Eric Mangini after a 2007 New York Jets playoff game.

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  • 6. 

    What is one nickname for former New York Jets head coach Bill Parcells?

    • A.

      The Big Tuna

    • B.

      The Punisher

    • C.

      The Bill-Ionaire

    • D.

      Super Bowl Bill

    Correct Answer
    A. The Big Tuna
    Explanation
    Bill Parcells earned the nickname "The Big Tuna" during his coaching career. This nickname was given to him by his players due to his large stature and his ability to make tough decisions. The nickname reflects his strong leadership and commanding presence as a head coach.

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  • 7. 

    The New York Jets are also referred to by which nickname?

    • A.

      The Flyers

    • B.

      The Big Green

    • C.

      Marauders Of Manhattan

    • D.

      Gang Green

    Correct Answer
    D. Gang Green
    Explanation
    The New York Jets are commonly known as Gang Green. This nickname refers to the team's signature color, which is green. It is a popular term used by fans and media to refer to the Jets.

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  • 8. 

    Which New York Jet combined with Mark Gastineau to record 40 sacks in 1981?

    • A.

      John Elliot

    • B.

      Lance Mehl

    • C.

      Joe Klecko

    • D.

      Marty Lyons

    Correct Answer
    C. Joe Klecko
    Explanation
    Joe Klecko is the correct answer because he combined with Mark Gastineau to record 40 sacks in 1981. Klecko was a defensive lineman for the New York Jets during that time and was known for his exceptional pass-rushing skills. Together, Klecko and Gastineau formed a formidable duo on the Jets' defensive line, wreaking havoc on opposing quarterbacks and leading the league in sacks that season.

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  • 9. 

    Which New York Jet caught the most touchdowns from Chad Pennington in the 2007 season?

    • A.

      Chris Baker

    • B.

      Jerricho Cotchery

    • C.

      Brad Smith

    • D.

      Laveranues Coles

    Correct Answer
    D. Laveranues Coles
    Explanation
    In the 2007 season, Laveranues Coles caught the most touchdowns from Chad Pennington.

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  • 10. 

    What New York Jet returned two kickoffs for TDs in the team's first game of the 2002 season?

    • A.

      Santana Moss

    • B.

      Lamont Jordan

    • C.

      Leon Washington

    • D.

      Chad Morton

    Correct Answer
    D. Chad Morton
    Explanation
    Chad Morton returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in the New York Jets' first game of the 2002 season.

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  • 11. 

    On August 6, 2008, the Green Bay Packers reached a deal to send what quarterback to the New York Jets?

    • A.

      Brett Favre

    • B.

      Peyton Manning

    • C.

      Aaron Rodgers

    • D.

      Carson Palmer

    Correct Answer
    A. Brett Favre
    Explanation
    On August 6, 2008, the Green Bay Packers made a deal to trade Brett Favre, the quarterback, to the New York Jets.

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  • 12. 

    Who was the New York Jets' chairman and CEO going into the 2008 season?

    • A.

      Woody Johnson

    • B.

      Rod Portman

    • C.

      Marvin Lewis

    • D.

      Jim Baumbach

    Correct Answer
    A. Woody Johnson
    Explanation
    Woody Johnson is the correct answer because he was the chairman and CEO of the New York Jets going into the 2008 season.

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  • 13. 

    The New York Jets released what quarterback the day after they acquired Brett Favre?

    • A.

      Eli Manning

    • B.

      Kellen Clemens

    • C.

      Erik Boland

    • D.

      Chad Pennington

    Correct Answer
    D. Chad Pennington
    Explanation
    The New York Jets released Chad Pennington the day after they acquired Brett Favre. This suggests that Pennington was no longer needed as the starting quarterback since Favre was brought in as a replacement.

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  • 14. 

    In 2008, the New York Jets released what cornerback?

    • A.

      Adrien Clark

    • B.

      Thomas Jones

    • C.

      Andre Dyson

    • D.

      Chad Pennington

    Correct Answer
    C. Andre Dyson
    Explanation
    In 2008, the New York Jets released Andre Dyson.

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  • 15. 

    The 2008 contract negotiations with what New York Jet were compared to a 2007 fiasco with Pete Kendall?

    • A.

      Chris Baker

    • B.

      Emile Ciscko

    • C.

      Brett Favre

    • D.

      Chad Pennington

    Correct Answer
    A. Chris Baker
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Chris Baker. In 2008, the contract negotiations with Chris Baker, a New York Jet, were compared to a 2007 fiasco with Pete Kendall. This suggests that the negotiations with Chris Baker were also problematic or contentious, similar to the situation with Pete Kendall the previous year.

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