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  • 1. 

    Who led the Detroit Lions in rushing in 2000?

    • A.

      James Stewart

    • B.

      Sedrick Irvin

    • C.

      Mario Bates

    • D.

      Charlie Batch

    Correct Answer
    A. James Stewart
    Explanation
    James Stewart led the Detroit Lions in rushing in 2000.

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  • 2. 

    Which team did the Detroit Lions defeat on January 17, 1961 in the first-ever Playoff Bowl?

    • A.

      New York Giants

    • B.

      Dallas Cowboys

    • C.

      Cleveland Browns

    • D.

      San Francisco 49ers

    Correct Answer
    C. Cleveland Browns
    Explanation
    On January 17, 1961, the Detroit Lions defeated the Cleveland Browns in the first-ever Playoff Bowl.

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  • 3. 

    Who did the Detroit Lions choose with their first overall pick in the 1980 NFL Draft?

    • A.

      Billy Sims

    • B.

      Doak Walker

    • C.

      Barry Sanders

    • D.

      Frank Gatski

    Correct Answer
    A. Billy Sims
    Explanation
    In the 1980 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions selected Billy Sims with their first overall pick. This choice was significant because Sims went on to have a successful career as a running back for the Lions. He was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1980 and went on to earn three Pro Bowl selections during his career. Sims was known for his agility and speed, making him a valuable asset to the Lions' offense.

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  • 4. 

    Which team shut out the Detroit Lions at the 1991 season opener, with a score of 45-0?

    • A.

      Washington Redskins

    • B.

      Philadelphia Eagles

    • C.

      New England Patriots

    • D.

      New York Giants

    Correct Answer
    A. Washington Redskins
    Explanation
    The Washington Redskins shut out the Detroit Lions at the 1991 season opener with a score of 45-0.

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  • 5. 

    What team was Joey Harrington traded to after four seasons with the Detroit Lions?

    • A.

      Tennessee Titans

    • B.

      Minnesota Vikings

    • C.

      New York Jets

    • D.

      Miami Dolphins

    Correct Answer
    D. Miami Dolphins
    Explanation
    After four seasons with the Detroit Lions, Joey Harrington was traded to the Miami Dolphins.

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  • 6. 

    What was the "Millen Man March" associated with the 2005 Detroit Lions organized to protest?

    • A.

      Closing Of Ford Field

    • B.

      Matt Millen's Contract Extension

    • C.

      Hiring A New Coach

    • D.

      Changing Team Colors

    Correct Answer
    B. Matt Millen's Contract Extension
    Explanation
    The "Millen Man March" was associated with the 2005 Detroit Lions to protest against Matt Millen's contract extension. This suggests that the majority of fans were unhappy with Millen's performance as the team's president and general manager, and they organized a march to express their dissatisfaction. The protest likely aimed to pressure the team's management to reconsider their decision and potentially make changes in leadership.

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  • 7. 

    From 2001 to 2004, the Detroit Lions wore 1950's style jerseys for games on which holiday?

    • A.

      Christmas Day

    • B.

      President's Day

    • C.

      New Year's Day

    • D.

      Thanksgiving Day

    Correct Answer
    D. Thanksgiving Day
    Explanation
    The Detroit Lions wore 1950's style jerseys for games on Thanksgiving Day. This tradition began in 2001 and continued until 2004. The team decided to pay homage to their history by wearing jerseys that resembled the ones worn in the 1950s during Thanksgiving Day games. This decision added a nostalgic touch to the holiday games and became a unique tradition for the Detroit Lions.

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  • 8. 

    What color trim did the Detroit Lions add to their logo and jerseys in 2003?

    • A.

      Blue

    • B.

      Black

    • C.

      Silver

    • D.

      Gold

    Correct Answer
    B. Black
    Explanation
    In 2003, the Detroit Lions added black trim to their logo and jerseys. This addition of black gave their logo and jerseys a bold and modern look. It also helped to enhance the overall design and make the team's colors stand out more. The black trim became a significant part of the Lions' branding and has remained a prominent feature in their logo and jerseys ever since.

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  • 9. 

    What Detroit Lion was the #20 specifically retired for?

    • A.

      Barry Sanders

    • B.

      Billy Sims

    • C.

      Bobby Layne

    • D.

      Lem Barney

    Correct Answer
    A. Barry Sanders
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Barry Sanders. Barry Sanders is a former American football running back who played his entire professional career with the Detroit Lions. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest running backs in NFL history. Sanders wore the number 20 jersey during his time with the Lions, and it was specifically retired in his honor.

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  • 10. 

    What book did participatory journalist George Plimpton write about the Detroit Lions?

    • A.

      Gridiron Heroes

    • B.

      Paper Lion

    • C.

      The Un-Cowardly Lions

    • D.

      The Lion's Roar

    Correct Answer
    B. Paper Lion
    Explanation
    George Plimpton, a participatory journalist, wrote a book about the Detroit Lions called "Paper Lion." In this book, Plimpton recounts his experiences as an amateur quarterback during the team's training camp. Through his firsthand involvement with the players and coaches, Plimpton provides an inside look into the world of professional football, offering readers a unique perspective on the Detroit Lions and the sport itself.

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  • 11. 

    How many yards did Detroit Lion Barry Sanders rack up in the 1997 season?

    • A.

      2,053

    • B.

      2,225

    • C.

      1,765

    • D.

      1,035

    Correct Answer
    A. 2,053
    Explanation
    Barry Sanders racked up 2,053 yards in the 1997 season.

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  • 12. 

    Which Detroit Lions player grabbed 123 passes in the 1995 season?

    • A.

      Brett Periman

    • B.

      Charlie Sanders

    • C.

      Herman Moore

    • D.

      Billy Sims

    Correct Answer
    C. Herman Moore
    Explanation
    Herman Moore is the correct answer because he was a wide receiver for the Detroit Lions in the 1995 season and he had an impressive record of grabbing 123 passes. This indicates that he was a highly skilled and productive player during that season, making him the most likely option among the given choices.

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  • 13. 

    What stadium were Detroit Lions games moved to in 1975?

    • A.

      Tigers Stadium

    • B.

      Briggs Stadium

    • C.

      Pontiac Silverdome

    • D.

      Ford Field

    Correct Answer
    C. Pontiac Silverdome
    Explanation
    In 1975, Detroit Lions games were moved to the Pontiac Silverdome.

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  • 14. 

    Which Detroit Lion was suspended for a year in 1963, for gambling on NFL games?

    • A.

      Alex Karras

    • B.

      Bill Dudley

    • C.

      Bobby Layne

    • D.

      Dutch Clark

    Correct Answer
    A. Alex Karras
    Explanation
    Alex Karras was suspended for a year in 1963 for gambling on NFL games.

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  • 15. 

    The Pontiac Silverdome was built in 1975 for the Detroit Lions, housing how many seats?

    • A.

      100,000

    • B.

      50,000

    • C.

      20,000

    • D.

      80,000

    Correct Answer
    D. 80,000
    Explanation
    The Pontiac Silverdome, built in 1975 for the Detroit Lions, had a seating capacity of 80,000.

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