Georgetown Hoyas Men's Basketball! Quiz

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Are you ready for a quiz about the wonderful sport of basketball? Today we’ll be looking at the Georgetown Hoyas, a basketball team based out of Georgetown University in Washington, D. C. Who play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s basketball division. In the following quiz, we’re going to be checking your knowledge on all things Georgetown as we see just what you can tell us about their basketball program and team! Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The NBA Draft Lottery was instituted to create an equal chance for teams to get what Georgetown Hoya?

    • A.

      Patrick Ewing

    • B.

      Jaren Jackson

    • C.

      Joe Bryant

    • D.

      Len Bias

    Correct Answer
    A. Patrick Ewing
    Explanation
    The NBA Draft Lottery was created to give all teams an equal chance of obtaining highly talented players. Patrick Ewing, a former Georgetown Hoya, was one of the most highly anticipated prospects in NBA history. Therefore, it can be inferred that the NBA Draft Lottery was instituted to provide teams with an equal opportunity to acquire players of Ewing's caliber.

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  • 2. 

    What former Georgetown Hoya had a kidney transplant and later won an NBA Championship with the Heat?

    • A.

      Nate Archibald

    • B.

      Lew Alcindor

    • C.

      Rick Barry

    • D.

      Alonzo Mourning

    Correct Answer
    D. Alonzo Mourning
    Explanation
    Alonzo Mourning, a former Georgetown Hoya, had a kidney transplant and later won an NBA Championship with the Heat. This suggests that despite facing a major health challenge, Mourning was able to overcome it and continue his basketball career at a high level, ultimately achieving success by winning an NBA Championship.

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  • 3. 

    What Georgetown Hoya member went by the nickname "Silk"?

    • A.

      Reggie Williams

    • B.

      David Wingate

    • C.

      Othella Harrington

    • D.

      Don Reid

    Correct Answer
    A. Reggie Williams
    Explanation
    Reggie Williams is the correct answer because he was a member of the Georgetown Hoya basketball team and was known by the nickname "Silk". This suggests that he had a smooth playing style or was particularly skilled on the court. The other options, David Wingate, Othella Harrington, and Don Reid, do not have any known association with the nickname "Silk", making them incorrect choices.

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  • 4. 

    Georgetown Hoya Allen Iverson won two Defensive Player of the Year Awards in which conference?

    • A.

      All USA

    • B.

      Big East

    • C.

      Big 10

    • D.

      PAC 10

    Correct Answer
    B. Big East
    Explanation
    Allen Iverson, a Georgetown Hoya, won two Defensive Player of the Year Awards in the Big East conference. The Big East conference is known for its strong basketball programs, and Iverson's defensive skills were recognized and honored with these awards during his time at Georgetown.

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  • 5. 

    John Thompson Jr. was the 1st African-American head coach to win the NCAA Div. I Championship when Georgetown defeated who?

    • A.

      University Of Cincinnati

    • B.

      University Of Houston

    • C.

      University Of Memphis

    • D.

      Duke University

    Correct Answer
    B. University Of Houston
    Explanation
    John Thompson Jr. became the first African-American head coach to win the NCAA Div. I Championship when Georgetown defeated the University of Houston.

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  • 6. 

    What color was the trademark towel that Georgetown coach John Thompson usually wore on his shoulder?

    • A.

      Gray

    • B.

      Blue

    • C.

      White

    • D.

      Green

    Correct Answer
    C. White
    Explanation
    John Thompson, the Georgetown coach, was known for wearing a white trademark towel on his shoulder. This towel became a recognizable symbol of his coaching style and presence on the basketball court. The color white was chosen as it symbolized cleanliness and purity, reflecting Thompson's professionalism and dedication to the game. It also stood out against his dark coaching attire, making it easily identifiable to players, fans, and opponents.

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  • 7. 

    Georgetown coach John Thompson III took over for who?

    • A.

      Craig Esherick

    • B.

      Patrick Ewing

    • C.

      John Thompson, Jr.

    • D.

      Mike Riley

    Correct Answer
    A. Craig Esherick
    Explanation
    John Thompson III took over as the coach of Georgetown from Craig Esherick.

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  • 8. 

    The Georgetown Hoyas use what hallmark offensive move?

    • A.

      Backdoor Pass

    • B.

      Three Point Arc

    • C.

      Center Cut Pass

    • D.

      Bounce Pass

    Correct Answer
    A. Backdoor Pass
    Explanation
    The Georgetown Hoyas use the backdoor pass as a hallmark offensive move. This move involves a player cutting behind their defender towards the basket, while another player passes the ball to them. It is an effective tactic to create scoring opportunities by catching the defense off guard and getting an open shot near the basket. The backdoor pass requires good timing, communication, and court awareness to execute successfully.

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  • 9. 

    What is Georgetown Hoyas Sleepy Floyd's real name?

    • A.

      Frank Floyd

    • B.

      Eric Augustus Floyd

    • C.

      Timothy Aaron Floyd

    • D.

      Archibald Floyd

    Correct Answer
    B. Eric Augustus Floyd
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Eric Augustus Floyd.

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  • 10. 

    How old was future Hoya Allen Iverson when he was arrested on felony charges for "maiming by bomb"?

    • A.

      22

    • B.

      17

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      13

    Correct Answer
    B. 17
    Explanation
    Allen Iverson was arrested on felony charges for "maiming by bomb" when he was 17 years old.

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  • 11. 

    Allen Iverson and what other player under John Thompson's coaching left Georgetown early to join the NBA?

    • A.

      Jerome Williams

    • B.

      Victor Page

    • C.

      Jaren Jackson

    • D.

      Michael Sweetney

    Correct Answer
    B. Victor Page
    Explanation
    Victor Page is the correct answer because he left Georgetown early to join the NBA under John Thompson's coaching. Allen Iverson is also mentioned in the question, but the question specifically asks for another player who left early, and Victor Page fits that criteria. The other players listed - Jerome Williams, Jaren Jackson, and Michael Sweetney - may have played under John Thompson at Georgetown, but there is no mention of them leaving early to join the NBA.

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  • 12. 

    How many words are in former Georgetown Hoyas' Dikembe Mutombo's full name?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      11

    Correct Answer
    B. 7
    Explanation
    Dikembe Mutombo's full name consists of seven words.

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  • 13. 

    Where did the former Georgetown Hoyas mascot "Stubby" (a terrier) fight?

    • A.

      1958 Olympics

    • B.

      World War I

    • C.

      RCA Dome

    • D.

      Madison Square Garden

    Correct Answer
    B. World War I
    Explanation
    During World War I, the former Georgetown Hoyas mascot "Stubby" (a terrier) fought alongside American soldiers. Stubby became a beloved mascot and served as a morale booster for the troops. He participated in multiple battles, including the Battle of Château-Thierry and the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Stubby's bravery and loyalty made him a symbol of courage and resilience during the war.

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