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It’s one thing to be knowledgeable of a single sport or even sports star, but it takes a jack of all trades to really impress. What do you know about sports as a general topic? Let’s find out!


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  • 1. 

    O.J. Simpson played running back for which NFL team in 1973?

    • A.

      Buffalo Bills

    • B.

      Washington Redskins

    • C.

      Oakland Raiders

    • D.

      Houston Oilers

    Correct Answer
    A. Buffalo Bills
    Explanation
    In 1973, O.J. Simpson played as a running back for the Buffalo Bills.

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  • 2. 

    In 1977, this running back was the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year?

    • A.

      Don Woods

    • B.

      Billy Sims

    • C.

      Tony Dorsett

    • D.

      Chuck Foreman

    Correct Answer
    C. Tony Dorsett
    Explanation
    Tony Dorsett was named the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1977. This recognition is given to the top performing rookie player on the offensive side of the ball in the National Football League (NFL) each year. Dorsett had an exceptional rookie season, rushing for 1,007 yards and scoring 12 touchdowns. He played for the Dallas Cowboys and went on to have a successful career, being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994.

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  • 3. 

    What is the penalty in the NFL for encroachment?

    • A.

      15 Yard Penalty

    • B.

      5 Yard Penalty

    • C.

      20 Yard Penalty

    • D.

      10 Yard Penalty

    Correct Answer
    B. 5 Yard Penalty
    Explanation
    Encroachment is a penalty in the NFL that occurs when a defensive player crosses the line of scrimmage and makes contact with an offensive player before the ball is snapped. The penalty for encroachment is a 5-yard penalty, meaning that the defensive team is moved 5 yards closer to their own end zone. This penalty is designed to discourage defensive players from gaining an unfair advantage by crossing the line of scrimmage too early.

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  • 4. 

    What distinction does Justice Byron White have?

    • A.

      Member Of Football's Hall Of Fame

    • B.

      Member Of Baseball's Hall Of Fame

    • C.

      He Was Arrested Twice

    • D.

      He Is Blind

    Correct Answer
    A. Member Of Football's Hall Of Fame
    Explanation
    Justice Byron White has the distinction of being a member of Football's Hall of Fame. This means that he was recognized for his significant contributions to the sport of football, either as a player, coach, or in some other capacity. Being inducted into a hall of fame is a prestigious honor reserved for individuals who have made a lasting impact on their respective fields, and Justice Byron White's inclusion in Football's Hall of Fame highlights his involvement and achievements in the sport.

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  • 5. 

    What was the most popular fantasy sport in 2006?

    • A.

      Hockey

    • B.

      Baseball

    • C.

      Football

    • D.

      Golf

    Correct Answer
    C. Football
    Explanation
    In 2006, the most popular fantasy sport was football. Football has consistently been one of the most popular sports in the United States, with a large fan base and a high level of participation in fantasy leagues. The popularity of football as a fantasy sport can be attributed to the widespread interest in the NFL and the excitement of following and managing a team of players throughout the season.

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  • 6. 

    According to Forbes, what was worldwide gambling revenue in 2005?

    • A.

      $5 Billion

    • B.

      $10 Billion

    • C.

      $7 Billion

    • D.

      $8 Billion

    Correct Answer
    B. $10 Billion
    Explanation
    In 2005, the worldwide gambling revenue was $10 billion, according to Forbes.

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  • 7. 

    Who is known as "Beezer"?

    • A.

      Tony Esposito

    • B.

      Bobby Hull

    • C.

      Mario Lemieux

    • D.

      John Vanbiesbrouck

    Correct Answer
    D. John Vanbiesbrouck
    Explanation
    John Vanbiesbrouck is known as "Beezer" because it is a nickname that he acquired during his hockey career. The nickname "Beezer" is a play on his last name, Vanbiesbrouck, and it became a popular way to refer to him among fans and fellow players.

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  • 8. 

    Which coach lead the Montreal Canadiens past the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1973 Stanley Cup Finals?

    • A.

      Joe Primeau

    • B.

      Scotty Bowman

    • C.

      R. "Cooney" Weiland

    • D.

      Tom Johnson

    Correct Answer
    B. Scotty Bowman
    Explanation
    Scotty Bowman is the correct answer because he was the coach who led the Montreal Canadiens past the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1973 Stanley Cup Finals. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest coaches in NHL history, having won a record nine Stanley Cup championships. During his coaching career, Bowman had a successful tenure with the Canadiens, leading them to multiple championships, including the 1973 victory over the Blackhawks.

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  • 9. 

    What NHL team did Pat Burns coach in 1998?

    • A.

      Boston Bruins

    • B.

      St. Louis Blues

    • C.

      Edmonton Oilers

    • D.

      Philadelphia Flyers

    Correct Answer
    A. Boston Bruins
    Explanation
    In 1998, Pat Burns coached the Boston Bruins.

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  • 10. 

    Where was the great Juan Manuel Fangio from?

    • A.

      Brazil

    • B.

      Spain

    • C.

      Argentina

    • D.

      Mexico

    Correct Answer
    C. Argentina
    Explanation
    Juan Manuel Fangio, the great racing driver, was from Argentina. He is considered one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time and won five World Championships in the 1950s. Fangio's skill and success brought pride to Argentina and made him a national hero.

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  • 11. 

    How long does a Sumo wrestling match usually last?

    • A.

      30 Minutes

    • B.

      5 Minutes

    • C.

      1 Hour

    • D.

      1 Hour, 35 Minutes

    Correct Answer
    B. 5 Minutes
    Explanation
    A Sumo wrestling match usually lasts for a short duration of 5 minutes. This is because Sumo wrestling matches are known for their quick and intense nature. The wrestlers engage in a highly physical and fast-paced battle, aiming to force their opponent out of the ring or make them touch the ground with any body part other than their feet. Due to the high intensity and physical demands of the sport, matches are typically short but packed with action.

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  • 12. 

    Who won the Heisman Trophy in 1968?

    • A.

      Terry Bradshaw

    • B.

      O.J. Simpson

    • C.

      Johnny Unitas

    • D.

      Berry Sanders

    Correct Answer
    B. O.J. Simpson
    Explanation
    O.J. Simpson won the Heisman Trophy in 1968.

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  • 13. 

    Who became the NFL's first commissioner in 1960?

    • A.

      Pete Costner

    • B.

      Sim Jameson

    • C.

      Ronny Cox

    • D.

      Pete Rozelle

    Correct Answer
    D. Pete Rozelle
    Explanation
    Pete Rozelle became the NFL's first commissioner in 1960. He served in this position for nearly three decades, from 1960 to 1989. Rozelle is credited with transforming the NFL into the most popular professional sports league in the United States. Under his leadership, the league experienced significant growth in revenue, television contracts, and fan base. He introduced innovations such as the Super Bowl and negotiated lucrative television deals that helped propel the NFL to unprecedented success. Rozelle's tenure as commissioner laid the foundation for the modern NFL and solidified its status as a major sports organization.

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  • 14. 

    What sports star hosted the TV game show "The Chair"?

    • A.

      John McEnroe

    • B.

      Joe Theismann

    • C.

      Jimmy Connors

    • D.

      Bob Uecker

    Correct Answer
    A. John McEnroe
    Explanation
    John McEnroe is the correct answer because he is a well-known sports star, specifically in tennis. Hosting a TV game show like "The Chair" would be a suitable role for someone with his sports background and popularity.

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  • 15. 

    Eskimo roll is a term most commonly used in which sport?

    • A.

      Skiing

    • B.

      Canoeing/Kayaking

    • C.

      Water Polo

    • D.

      Fencing

    Correct Answer
    B. Canoeing/Kayaking
    Explanation
    The term "Eskimo roll" is most commonly used in the sport of Canoeing/Kayaking. This technique involves righting a capsized kayak by using a combination of body movements and paddle strokes. It is an essential skill for kayakers to learn in order to safely navigate rough waters and prevent potential accidents.

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