The Ultimate Indiana Hoosiers Football! Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    What are the names of a popular Bloomington newspaper duo who write on Indiana Hoosiers news?

    • A.

      Carl And Dwight

    • B.

      Bob And Tom

    • C.

      Doug And Chris

    • D.

      John And Billy

    Correct Answer
    C. Doug And Chris
    Explanation
    Doug and Chris are the names of a popular Bloomington newspaper duo who write on Indiana Hoosiers news. This suggests that Doug and Chris are well-known journalists or columnists who specialize in reporting on the Indiana Hoosiers, a sports team or organization based in Bloomington.

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  • 2. 

    What were the Hoosiers promising record in the first half of their 2005 season, before the wheels came off of their game?

    • A.

      4 Wins, 2 Losses

    • B.

      6 Wins, 1 Loss

    • C.

      4 Wins, 1 Loss

    • D.

      5 Wins, 1 Loss

    Correct Answer
    C. 4 Wins, 1 Loss
    Explanation
    In the first half of their 2005 season, the Hoosiers had a promising record of 4 wins and 1 loss. This indicates that they had a strong start to the season, winning the majority of their games. However, the phrase "before the wheels came off of their game" suggests that their performance declined or they faced difficulties in the latter half of the season.

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  • 3. 

    What all-time team-best, accomplished in 1943, set the Indiana Hoosier's record for single-game complete touchdown passes?

    • A.

      14 Touchdown Passes

    • B.

      19 Touchdown Passes

    • C.

      2 Touchdown Passes

    • D.

      6 Touchdown Passes

    Correct Answer
    D. 6 Touchdown Passes
    Explanation
    In 1943, the Indiana Hoosiers set a team record for single-game complete touchdown passes by throwing 6 touchdown passes. This means that in one game, the Indiana Hoosiers were able to successfully complete 6 passes that resulted in touchdowns. This achievement is considered the best in the team's history.

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  • 4. 

    When Indiana beat Ohio in October of 1988, it was the team's biggest winning margin since what year?

    • A.

      1945

    • B.

      1860

    • C.

      1912

    • D.

      1987

    Correct Answer
    A. 1945
    Explanation
    The question asks for the year in which Indiana had its biggest winning margin since. The correct answer is 1945, indicating that Indiana had not achieved a larger winning margin since that year.

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  • 5. 

    In what year did the Indiana Hoosiers first have a solid schedule of games?

    • A.

      1999

    • B.

      1895

    • C.

      1967

    • D.

      1800

    Correct Answer
    B. 1895
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1895. This is the year when the Indiana Hoosiers first established a solid schedule of games. This implies that prior to 1895, their schedule may have been inconsistent or irregular.

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  • 6. 

    What is the title of the Indiana Hoosiers' fight song?

    • A.

      Indiana, Our Indiana

    • B.

      Hoosiers, Our Hoosiers

    • C.

      My Hoosiers

    • D.

      My Indiana

    Correct Answer
    A. Indiana, Our Indiana
    Explanation
    The title of the Indiana Hoosiers' fight song is "Indiana, Our Indiana".

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  • 7. 

    In 2006, what was the overall average graduation rate for athletes at Indiana University?

    • A.

      Roughly 50%

    • B.

      95%

    • C.

      74%

    • D.

      82%

    Correct Answer
    D. 82%
    Explanation
    The overall average graduation rate for athletes at Indiana University in 2006 was 82%. This means that approximately 82% of athletes who enrolled in the university were able to graduate within the expected timeframe. This indicates a relatively high success rate in terms of athletes completing their education at Indiana University during that year.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is a pre-game tradition for dedicated Indiana Hoosiers football fans?

    • A.

      The Breakfast

    • B.

      The Run

    • C.

      The Carnival

    • D.

      The Walk

    Correct Answer
    D. The Walk
    Explanation
    The Walk is a pre-game tradition for dedicated Indiana Hoosiers football fans. This tradition involves the football team walking from the Indiana Memorial Union to the stadium, accompanied by the marching band and enthusiastic fans. It is a way for fans to show their support and excitement for the team before the game starts.

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  • 9. 

    What set the record for most sacks in a season by an Indiana Hoosier in 1987?

    • A.

      No Sacks

    • B.

      19 Sacks

    • C.

      7 Sacks

    • D.

      4 Sacks

    Correct Answer
    C. 7 Sacks
    Explanation
    In 1987, an Indiana Hoosier set the record for the most sacks in a season with 7 sacks. This means that the player successfully tackled the opposing team's quarterback behind the line of scrimmage 7 times throughout the season. This record demonstrates the player's exceptional skill and ability to disrupt the opposing team's offense.

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  • 10. 

    What is the seating capacity in the Indiana Hoosiers' Memorial Stadium?

    • A.

      Roughly 100,000

    • B.

      50,180

    • C.

      20,180

    • D.

      10,180

    Correct Answer
    B. 50,180
    Explanation
    The seating capacity in the Indiana Hoosiers' Memorial Stadium is 50,180.

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  • 11. 

    The Indiana Hoosier who achieved the most tackles in the 1978 season had how many tackles to his credit in that season?

    • A.

      99 Tackles

    • B.

      100 Tackles

    • C.

      341 Tackles

    • D.

      199 Tackles

    Correct Answer
    D. 199 Tackles
    Explanation
    The Indiana Hoosier who achieved the most tackles in the 1978 season had 199 tackles to his credit in that season.

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  • 12. 

    One 1976 player scored how many touchdowns to lead the Indiana Hoosiers for the season?

    • A.

      2 Touchdowns

    • B.

      19 Touchdowns

    • C.

      1 Touchdown

    • D.

      5 Touchdowns

    Correct Answer
    D. 5 Touchdowns
    Explanation
    In 1976, the player who led the Indiana Hoosiers for the season scored a total of 5 touchdowns.

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  • 13. 

    The record for most sacks by an individual in a single season was set at what number for the 2002 season?

    • A.

      8 Sacks

    • B.

      12 Sacks

    • C.

      5 Sacks

    • D.

      6.5 Sacks

    Correct Answer
    C. 5 Sacks
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 5 Sacks. This means that the record for the most sacks by an individual in a single season for the 2002 season was 5. This indicates that the player with the most sacks in that season was able to bring down the opposing team's quarterback 5 times throughout the season.

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  • 14. 

    By what margin did the Indiana Hoosiers win their 1900 season closer?

    • A.

      Dec-00

    • B.

      42-1

    • C.

      Apr-00

    • D.

      24-5

    Correct Answer
    D. 24-5
    Explanation
    The Indiana Hoosiers won their 1900 season closer with a margin of 19 points. They scored 24 points while their opponent scored only 5 points.

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  • 15. 

    What was the record for consecutive years by an Indiana Hoosiers head coach in the 20th century?

    • A.

      7 Years Coaching

    • B.

      10 Years Coaching

    • C.

      19 Years Coaching

    • D.

      14 Years Coaching

    Correct Answer
    D. 14 Years Coaching
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 14 Years Coaching. This means that the record for consecutive years by an Indiana Hoosiers head coach in the 20th century was 14 years.

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  • 16. 

    In what year did the Indiana Hoosiers football team join their conference?

    • A.

      1895

    • B.

      1999

    • C.

      1923

    • D.

      1899

    Correct Answer
    D. 1899
    Explanation
    The Indiana Hoosiers football team joined their conference in 1899.

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  • 17. 

    What was the highest amount of touchdowns to be scored by a single Hoosier in the 1986 season?

    • A.

      1 Touchdown

    • B.

      0 Touchdowns

    • C.

      6 Touchdowns

    • D.

      19 Touchdowns

    Correct Answer
    C. 6 Touchdowns
    Explanation
    In the 1986 season, the highest amount of touchdowns scored by a single Hoosier was 6.

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  • 18. 

    What is the seating capacity for the current Memorial Stadium, finished in 1960?

    • A.

      52,180 Seats

    • B.

      20,110 Seats

    • C.

      19,278 Seats

    • D.

      Roughly 10,000 Seats

    Correct Answer
    A. 52,180 Seats
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 52,180 Seats. This suggests that the seating capacity for the current Memorial Stadium, finished in 1960, is 52,180 seats.

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  • 19. 

    How many feet of playing surface does the John Mellencamp Pavilion feature?

    • A.

      25,000 Feet

    • B.

      100,000 Feet

    • C.

      200,000 Feet

    • D.

      50,000 Feet

    Correct Answer
    B. 100,000 Feet
    Explanation
    The John Mellencamp Pavilion features 100,000 feet of playing surface.

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  • 20. 

    Why did the Indiana Hoosiers name their training facility after John Mellencamp?

    • A.

      Mellencamp Was A Football Player

    • B.

      The Coach Was A Fan Of His

    • C.

      Mellencamp Begged Them To

    • D.

      Mellencamp Is A Hoosiers Fan

    Correct Answer
    D. Mellencamp Is A Hoosiers Fan
    Explanation
    The Indiana Hoosiers named their training facility after John Mellencamp because he is a fan of the Hoosiers.

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  • 21. 

    In what year did the Indiana Hoosiers play their first game?

    • A.

      1800

    • B.

      1823

    • C.

      1914

    • D.

      1887

    Correct Answer
    D. 1887
    Explanation
    The Indiana Hoosiers played their first game in 1887.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following college football schools is a long-standing rival of the Indiana Hoosiers?

    • A.

      Michigan State

    • B.

      Fresno State

    • C.

      UC Davis

    • D.

      Texas Tech

    Correct Answer
    A. Michigan State
    Explanation
    Michigan State is a long-standing rival of the Indiana Hoosiers in college football. Rivalries in college football are often based on historical matchups, regional proximity, and competitive intensity. The Indiana-Michigan State rivalry dates back several decades and is marked by competitive games and a sense of animosity between the two teams and their fan bases. This makes Michigan State the correct answer as the long-standing rival of the Indiana Hoosiers.

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  • 23. 

    Two Hoosiers scored the same amount of touchdowns in the 1983 season to lead the Indiana Hoosiers; how many did they score?

    • A.

      2 Touchdowns Each

    • B.

      19 Touchdowns Each

    • C.

      12 Touchdowns Each

    • D.

      6 Touchdowns Each

    Correct Answer
    D. 6 Touchdowns Each
    Explanation
    In the 1983 season, two Hoosiers scored the same number of touchdowns, and they each scored 6 touchdowns.

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  • 24. 

    How many passing yards did Indiana have against Michigan in the November 11th, 2006 match-up?

    • A.

      105 Yards

    • B.

      75 Yards

    • C.

      35 Yards

    • D.

      205 Yards

    Correct Answer
    A. 105 Yards
    Explanation
    In the November 11th, 2006 match-up between Indiana and Michigan, Indiana had a total of 105 passing yards.

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  • 25. 

    In 1994, the Indiana Hoosiers set their team record for most sacks in the season by an individual at what number?

    • A.

      12 Sacks

    • B.

      16 Sacks

    • C.

      3 Sacks

    • D.

      8 Sacks

    Correct Answer
    C. 3 Sacks
    Explanation
    The answer is 3 sacks because it states that in 1994, the Indiana Hoosiers set their team record for most sacks in the season by an individual at what number. The only option that matches this description is 3 sacks.

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