Maryland Terrapins Football Trivia

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  • 1. 

    In what season did the Maryland Terrapins join the ACC?

    • A.

      2005

    • B.

      1962

    • C.

      1953

    • D.

      1979

    Correct Answer
    C. 1953
    Explanation
    The Maryland Terrapins joined the ACC in 1953.

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  • 2. 

    In what year did Maryland football celebrate its centennial?

    • A.

      1969

    • B.

      1951

    • C.

      1992

    • D.

      2001

    Correct Answer
    C. 1992
    Explanation
    In 1992, Maryland football celebrated its centennial. This means that it had been 100 years since the establishment of the football program at Maryland. This is the correct answer because it aligns with the concept of a centennial celebration, which typically occurs after 100 years.

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  • 3. 

    Which former player, coach and university president gave his name to Maryland's football field?

    • A.

      Tom Brown

    • B.

      H.C. Byrd

    • C.

      Bernie Faloney

    • D.

      Ralph Wilson

    Correct Answer
    B. H.C. Byrd
    Explanation
    H.C. Byrd is the correct answer because he was a former player, coach, and university president who gave his name to Maryland's football field.

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  • 4. 

    Which All-American center played guard his first three seasons at Maryland?

    • A.

      Lloyd Burruss

    • B.

      Bob Pelligrini

    • C.

      Joe Campbell

    • D.

      Ed Modzelewski

    Correct Answer
    B. Bob Pelligrini
    Explanation
    Bob Pelligrini is the correct answer because he played guard his first three seasons at Maryland. This means that he initially played the position of guard before transitioning to the position of center later on.

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  • 5. 

    What is the nickname of Maryland Terrapin football standout Norman Esiason?

    • A.

      Sweetness

    • B.

      Shug

    • C.

      Testudo

    • D.

      Boomer

    Correct Answer
    D. Boomer
    Explanation
    The nickname "Boomer" is associated with Maryland Terrapin football standout Norman Esiason.

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  • 6. 

    What nickname is given to the Maryland students in attendance at a home football game?

    • A.

      Turtle Power

    • B.

      Shell Crew

    • C.

      Diamond Brigade

    • D.

      Testudo's Troops

    Correct Answer
    D. Testudo's Troops
    Explanation
    The nickname given to the Maryland students in attendance at a home football game is "Testudo's Troops." This nickname is derived from the university's mascot, Testudo, which is a diamondback terrapin. The term "troops" emphasizes the unity and camaraderie among the students, symbolizing their support and loyalty to the Maryland football team.

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  • 7. 

    With 461 passes for 6,259 yards, which Maryland Terrapin finished his career the school's #2 passer?

    • A.

      Scott Milanovich

    • B.

      Boomer Esiason

    • C.

      Ray Krouse

    • D.

      Mike Tice

    Correct Answer
    B. Boomer Esiason
    Explanation
    Boomer Esiason is the correct answer because he finished his career as the #2 passer for the Maryland Terrapins. The question provides information about the number of passes and yards, indicating that the answer should be based on career statistics. Scott Milanovich, Ray Krouse, and Mike Tice are not mentioned in the question and therefore are not relevant to the answer.

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  • 8. 

    What was the nickname of legendary Maryland football coach Paul Bryant?

    • A.

      Bear

    • B.

      Shug

    • C.

      Testudo

    • D.

      Boomer

    Correct Answer
    A. Bear
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bear. This nickname refers to Paul Bryant's last name, which is also the name of a large mammal known for its strength and aggression. The nickname is a tribute to Bryant's coaching style and the success he had as a football coach at the University of Maryland.

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  • 9. 

    What is the name of the diamondback turtle mascot of the University of Maryland?

    • A.

      Testudo

    • B.

      Terrence

    • C.

      T. Urtle

    • D.

      Diamondback

    Correct Answer
    A. Testudo
    Explanation
    Testudo is the correct answer because it is the name of the diamondback turtle mascot of the University of Maryland. Mascots are often chosen to represent the values and identity of an institution, and Testudo has become an iconic symbol of the university. The name Testudo is derived from the Latin word for "turtle" and it represents strength, resilience, and determination, which are qualities that the university community strives to embody. Testudo is also known for bringing good luck, and students often rub the statue of the mascot for good fortune during exams.

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  • 10. 

    Which Maryland Terrapin won the Outland, Lombardi and UPI Lineman of the Year Awards in 1974?

    • A.

      Randy White

    • B.

      Mark Manges

    • C.

      Gary Collins

    • D.

      Jermaine Lewis

    Correct Answer
    A. Randy White
    Explanation
    Randy White is the correct answer because he won the Outland, Lombardi, and UPI Lineman of the Year Awards in 1974. This indicates that he was recognized as the best lineman in college football that year.

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  • 11. 

    Maryland won consecutive ACC football titles in which seasons?

    • A.

      1991 Through 1994

    • B.

      1983 Through 1985

    • C.

      2001 Through 2003

    • D.

      1999 Through 2003

    Correct Answer
    B. 1983 Through 1985
    Explanation
    Maryland won consecutive ACC football titles in the seasons of 1983 through 1985.

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  • 12. 

    Which Maryland football coach was ACC Coach of the Year in 1973, 1975 and 1976?

    • A.

      Tom Nugent

    • B.

      Jim Tatum

    • C.

      Jerry Claiborne

    • D.

      Frank Beamer

    Correct Answer
    C. Jerry Claiborne
    Explanation
    Jerry Claiborne was the ACC Coach of the Year in 1973, 1975, and 1976. This suggests that during those years, Claiborne had a significant impact on the Maryland football team's performance and success. He demonstrated exceptional coaching skills and leadership, leading the team to achieve notable accomplishments and recognition within the Atlantic Coast Conference. Claiborne's consistent recognition as Coach of the Year for multiple years highlights his exceptional coaching abilities and the positive impact he had on the Maryland football program during that time.

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  • 13. 

    What colors are waved in the lyrics to the University of Maryland's fight song?

    • A.

      Black And White

    • B.

      Crimson And Gold

    • C.

      Black And Gold

    • D.

      Maroon And Black

    Correct Answer
    C. Black And Gold
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Black And Gold. This is because the question asks for the colors waved in the lyrics to the University of Maryland's fight song. Black And Gold are the colors associated with the University of Maryland, so they are the colors mentioned in the lyrics of their fight song.

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  • 14. 

    Who served as Maryland head football coach from 1972 until 1981?

    • A.

      Jerry Claiborne

    • B.

      Lee Corso

    • C.

      Ron Vanderlinden

    • D.

      Bobby Ross

    Correct Answer
    A. Jerry Claiborne
    Explanation
    Jerry Claiborne served as the head football coach for Maryland from 1972 until 1981. This can be inferred from the information provided in the question.

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  • 15. 

    In which year did Maryland become the first team to win three consecutive ACC titles two times?

    • A.

      1985

    • B.

      1945

    • C.

      1983

    • D.

      1961

    Correct Answer
    A. 1985
    Explanation
    In 1985, Maryland became the first team to win three consecutive ACC titles two times. This means that they won the ACC title three times in a row on two separate occasions. This achievement showcases Maryland's dominance in the ACC during that time period.

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  • 16. 

    In what decade did defensive lineman Randy White play for the Maryland Terrapins?

    • A.

      1910's

    • B.

      1950's

    • C.

      1990's

    • D.

      1970's

    Correct Answer
    D. 1970's
    Explanation
    Randy White played for the Maryland Terrapins in the 1970's.

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  • 17. 

    The 1960's Maryland football legend Dick Shiner played what position?

    • A.

      Quarterback

    • B.

      Punter

    • C.

      Defensive End

    • D.

      Wide Receiver

    Correct Answer
    A. Quarterback
    Explanation
    Dick Shiner, a Maryland football legend from the 1960s, played the position of quarterback. This means that he was responsible for leading the team's offense, making plays, and throwing the ball to his teammates. As a quarterback, Shiner would have been a key player in orchestrating the team's offensive strategy and leading them to victory.

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  • 18. 

    The year 2001 marked the first Maryland Terrapin ACC football title since which year?

    • A.

      1964

    • B.

      2000

    • C.

      1999

    • D.

      1985

    Correct Answer
    D. 1985
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1985. This means that the Maryland Terrapins won their first ACC football title in 1985 after a long period of not winning. The question is asking for the year since which they had not won a title, and the correct answer indicates that they had not won a title since 1985.

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  • 19. 

    Which financial institution received naming rights to Maryland's football field in 2006?

    • A.

      Wachovia

    • B.

      Bank Of America

    • C.

      Capital One

    • D.

      Chevy Chase Bank

    Correct Answer
    D. Chevy Chase Bank
    Explanation
    Chevy Chase Bank received naming rights to Maryland's football field in 2006.

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  • 20. 

    What material is the terrapin statue erected outside of the Maryland field house in 1992 made of?

    • A.

      Marble

    • B.

      Fiberglass

    • C.

      Chrome

    • D.

      Bronze

    Correct Answer
    D. Bronze
    Explanation
    The terrapin statue erected outside of the Maryland field house in 1992 is made of bronze. Bronze is a popular material for statues due to its durability, strength, and ability to withstand outdoor elements. It also has a visually appealing appearance with its warm, golden-brown color.

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  • 21. 

    The year 2002 saw the Maryland Terrapins tie a school record with how many wins?

    • A.

      16

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      11

    • D.

      19

    Correct Answer
    C. 11
    Explanation
    In the year 2002, the Maryland Terrapins tied a school record with 11 wins. This means that throughout the season, the team was able to achieve 11 victories, which is the same number as the previous record. This accomplishment showcases the success and skill of the Maryland Terrapins during that particular year.

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  • 22. 

    Which Maryland Terrapin, with a career 393 points, was the winner of the ACC's 2004 Tatum Award?

    • A.

      Nick Novak

    • B.

      Anthony Wiseman

    • C.

      Jack Griffin

    • D.

      Trey Covington

    Correct Answer
    A. Nick Novak
    Explanation
    Nick Novak is the correct answer because he is the only Maryland Terrapin listed among the options. Additionally, his career 393 points and winning the ACC's 2004 Tatum Award further support his selection as the correct answer.

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  • 23. 

    Which Maryland Terrapin coach led the team during the 1960's?

    • A.

      Samuel Harding

    • B.

      Bobby Ross

    • C.

      Tom Nugent

    • D.

      Will Skinner

    Correct Answer
    C. Tom Nugent
    Explanation
    Tom Nugent is the correct answer because he was the head coach of the Maryland Terrapins football team from 1959 to 1965. He led the team during the 1960s and had a successful tenure, including winning the ACC championship in 1959. Nugent is known for implementing innovative offensive strategies and for his emphasis on physical conditioning.

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  • 24. 

    In what conference do the Maryland Terrapins play college football?

    • A.

      Big 12

    • B.

      Atlantic Coast

    • C.

      Big East

    • D.

      Southeastern

    Correct Answer
    B. Atlantic Coast
    Explanation
    The Maryland Terrapins play college football in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

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  • 25. 

    The year 2007 marked the first time the Maryland Terrapins did what in a season?

    • A.

      Went Undefeated

    • B.

      Won An ACC Title

    • C.

      Defeated Two Top 10 Teams

    • D.

      Won An NCAA Title

    Correct Answer
    C. Defeated Two Top 10 Teams
    Explanation
    In the year 2007, the Maryland Terrapins achieved the feat of defeating two top 10 teams in a season. This means that they were able to overcome the challenge of facing and defeating two highly ranked teams, showcasing their strength and skill in the sport. This accomplishment is significant as it demonstrates the team's ability to compete at a high level and emerge victorious against tough opponents.

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  • 26. 

    Former Maryland graduate assistant coach Frank Beamer went on to coach which program?

    • A.

      Virginia Tech

    • B.

      South Florida

    • C.

      Auburn

    • D.

      Tennessee

    Correct Answer
    A. Virginia Tech
    Explanation
    Frank Beamer, the former Maryland graduate assistant coach, went on to coach Virginia Tech.

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  • 27. 

    Which Maryland Terrapin was the runner-up for the 1952 Heisman Trophy?

    • A.

      Darryl Hill

    • B.

      Jack Scarbath

    • C.

      Roger Shoals

    • D.

      Darrius Heyward-Bey

    Correct Answer
    B. Jack Scarbath
    Explanation
    Jack Scarbath was the runner-up for the 1952 Heisman Trophy. The Heisman Trophy is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football. In 1952, Scarbath, a quarterback for the Maryland Terrapins, had an impressive season, leading his team to an undefeated record and a national championship. Although he did not win the Heisman Trophy, he was recognized as one of the top players in the country and finished as the runner-up.

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  • 28. 

    In 1984, Maryland set an NCAA record by overcoming a halftime deficit of how many points?

    • A.

      31

    • B.

      19

    • C.

      11

    • D.

      16

    Correct Answer
    A. 31
    Explanation
    In 1984, Maryland achieved a remarkable feat by overcoming a halftime deficit of 31 points, setting an NCAA record. This means that Maryland was trailing by a significant margin at halftime but managed to turn the game around and win. It showcases the team's resilience, determination, and ability to make a remarkable comeback.

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  • 29. 

    Which season saw Maryland finish as #1 in the AP Football Poll?

    • A.

      1964

    • B.

      1971

    • C.

      1953

    • D.

      1949

    Correct Answer
    C. 1953
    Explanation
    In 1953, Maryland finished as #1 in the AP Football Poll. This means that they were ranked as the top team in college football for that season according to the Associated Press. This could be attributed to their strong performance throughout the season, including their wins and overall team performance, which led to them being recognized as the best team in the country by the AP voters.

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