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  • 1. 

    Who was known as "Mr. Cub"?

    • A.

      Dave Kingman

    • B.

      Ernie Banks

    • C.

      Harry Carey

    • D.

      Sammy Sosa

    Correct Answer
    B. Ernie Banks
    Explanation
    Ernie Banks was known as "Mr. Cub" due to his long and successful career with the Chicago Cubs. He spent his entire 19-year career with the Cubs and became one of the team's most beloved and iconic players. Banks was a two-time National League MVP and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977. His positive attitude and love for the game endeared him to fans, and his nickname "Mr. Cub" reflects his strong association with the team.

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  • 2. 

    Which baseball player for the Chicago Cubs was MVP of the National League in 1958?

    • A.

      Jackie Jensen

    • B.

      Ernie Banks

    • C.

      Nellie Fox

    • D.

      Yogi Berra

    Correct Answer
    B. Ernie Banks
    Explanation
    Ernie Banks was the correct answer because he was the baseball player for the Chicago Cubs who won the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award in the National League in 1958.

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  • 3. 

    Which baseball player for the Chicago Cubs was MVP of the National League in 1998?

    • A.

      Ivan Rodriguez

    • B.

      Juan Gonzalez

    • C.

      Sammy Sosa

    • D.

      Jason Giambi

    Correct Answer
    C. Sammy Sosa
    Explanation
    Sammy Sosa is the correct answer because he was the baseball player for the Chicago Cubs who was named the MVP of the National League in 1998.

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  • 4. 

    Who set the Cubs' rookie mark for strikeouts and also recorded the highest single-season strikeout-to-innings pitched ratio of any Cubs starter during the 1900's?

    • A.

      Ben Grieve

    • B.

      Kerry Wood

    • C.

      Rocco Baldelli

    • D.

      Angel Berroa

    Correct Answer
    B. Kerry Wood
    Explanation
    Kerry Wood set the Cubs' rookie mark for strikeouts and also recorded the highest single-season strikeout-to-innings pitched ratio of any Cubs starter during the 1900's. This means that Wood had the most strikeouts as a rookie and also had the highest ratio of strikeouts to innings pitched in a single season compared to any other Cubs starter during the 1900's.

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  • 5. 

    Who led the Chicago Cubs team in home runs in 2004?

    • A.

      Miguel Cabrera

    • B.

      Moises Alou

    • C.

      Carlos Pena

    • D.

      Barry Bonds

    Correct Answer
    B. Moises Alou
    Explanation
    In 2004, Moises Alou led the Chicago Cubs team in home runs.

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  • 6. 

    Who batted .318 to lead the Cubs in hitting in 2004?

    • A.

      Aramis Ramirez

    • B.

      Johnny Estrada

    • C.

      Lyle Overbay

    • D.

      Ivan Rodriguez

    Correct Answer
    A. Aramis Ramirez
    Explanation
    Aramis Ramirez batted .318 in 2004, which was the highest batting average among the Cubs players that year. This means that he had the highest percentage of successful hits compared to his total number of at-bats. Johnny Estrada, Lyle Overbay, and Ivan Rodriguez are not relevant to the question as they are not associated with the Cubs or the leading hitting average in 2004.

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  • 7. 

    Who was credited with the most victories on the Cubs pitching staff in 2004?

    • A.

      Russ Ortiz And Jaret Wright

    • B.

      Nate Robertson

    • C.

      Greg Maddux And Carlos Zambrano

    • D.

      Mark Mulder

    Correct Answer
    C. Greg Maddux And Carlos Zambrano
    Explanation
    In 2004, Greg Maddux and Carlos Zambrano were credited with the most victories on the Cubs pitching staff. This means that they had the highest number of wins among all the pitchers on the team that year.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the manager of the Cubs for the 2004 MLB season?

    • A.

      Bob Brenly And Al Pedrique

    • B.

      Clint Hurdle

    • C.

      Ron Gardenhire

    • D.

      Dusty Baker

    Correct Answer
    D. Dusty Baker
    Explanation
    Dusty Baker was the manager of the Cubs for the 2004 MLB season.

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  • 9. 

    Who as part of the 2002 Cubs team hit 49 homers and 19 doubles?

    • A.

      Ryan Klesko

    • B.

      Dustan Mohr

    • C.

      Sammy Sosa

    • D.

      Joe Crede

    Correct Answer
    C. Sammy Sosa
    Explanation
    Sammy Sosa is the correct answer because he hit 49 homers and 19 doubles as part of the 2002 Cubs team. This indicates that he had a strong season in terms of both power hitting and extra-base hits. The other options, Ryan Klesko, Dustan Mohr, and Joe Crede, did not have the same level of performance in terms of home runs and doubles during the 2002 season.

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  • 10. 

    Who was the starter for the 2003 Cubs that pitched 211 innings and had 4 complete games?

    • A.

      Carlton Loewer

    • B.

      Salomon Torres

    • C.

      Kerry Wood

    • D.

      Amaury Telemaco

    Correct Answer
    C. Kerry Wood
    Explanation
    Kerry Wood was the starter for the 2003 Cubs who pitched 211 innings and had 4 complete games.

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  • 11. 

    Who is the Chicago Cubs pitcher that won 13 games in the 2005 regular season?

    • A.

      Greg Maddux

    • B.

      Kirk Saarloos

    • C.

      Tomo Ohka

    • D.

      Dave Bush

    Correct Answer
    A. Greg Maddux
    Explanation
    Greg Maddux is the correct answer because he was a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs in the 2005 regular season and won 13 games. Maddux is a well-known and highly regarded pitcher in baseball history, having won multiple Cy Young Awards and being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He had a successful career and was known for his control, accuracy, and ability to outsmart hitters.

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  • 12. 

    Which Chicago Cub became their third 3rd baseman to reach 100 RBIs in a season?

    • A.

      Ron Cey

    • B.

      Bill Mueller

    • C.

      Todd Zeile

    • D.

      Aramis Ramirez

    Correct Answer
    D. Aramis Ramirez
    Explanation
    Aramis Ramirez became the third 3rd baseman for the Chicago Cubs to reach 100 RBIs in a season. This indicates that Ramirez was able to consistently contribute to the team's offense by driving in runs. The other options, Ron Cey, Bill Mueller, and Todd Zeile, did not achieve this milestone as 3rd basemen for the Cubs.

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  • 13. 

    Nomar Garciaparra switched numbers with which player after being traded to the Cubs?

    • A.

      Moises Alou

    • B.

      Aramis Ramirez

    • C.

      Derrek Lee

    • D.

      Michael Barret

    Correct Answer
    D. Michael Barret
    Explanation
    Nomar Garciaparra switched numbers with Michael Barret after being traded to the Cubs.

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  • 14. 

    Who was the only pitcher with Major League experience in the trade that sent Juan Pierre to the Cubs?

    • A.

      Mark Prior

    • B.

      Renyel Pinto

    • C.

      Sergio Mitre

    • D.

      Ricky Nalasco

    Correct Answer
    C. Sergio Mitre
    Explanation
    Sergio Mitre is the correct answer because he was the only pitcher among the options who had Major League experience at the time of the trade that sent Juan Pierre to the Cubs. Mark Prior, Renyel Pinto, and Ricky Nalasco may have been pitchers, but they did not have Major League experience during that trade.

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  • 15. 

    Which Chicago Cubs player was suspended for eight games in 2003 for using a corked bat?

    • A.

      Sammy Sosa

    • B.

      Kenny Lofton

    • C.

      Eric Karros

    • D.

      Tony Womack

    Correct Answer
    A. Sammy Sosa
    Explanation
    Sammy Sosa was suspended for eight games in 2003 for using a corked bat. Corking a bat involves hollowing out the barrel and filling it with cork or another lighter material to make the bat lighter and increase bat speed. This practice is against the rules in Major League Baseball as it gives the batter an unfair advantage. Sosa's suspension suggests that he was found guilty of using a corked bat during a game.

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  • 16. 

    Which term is not used as a nickname for the Cubs?

    • A.

      Southsiders

    • B.

      Northsiders

    • C.

      Loveable Losers

    • D.

      Cubbies

    Correct Answer
    A. Southsiders
    Explanation
    The term "Southsiders" is not used as a nickname for the Cubs. The Cubs are often referred to as the "Northsiders" because their stadium, Wrigley Field, is located on the north side of Chicago. "Loveable Losers" is a nickname that has been used to describe the Cubs due to their history of not winning championships for a long time. "Cubbies" is another commonly used nickname for the team.

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  • 17. 

    What was the original name given to the stadium that later became known as Wrigley Field?

    • A.

      Cubs Park

    • B.

      Southside Park

    • C.

      West Side Grounds

    • D.

      Weeghman Park

    Correct Answer
    D. Weeghman Park
    Explanation
    Weeghman Park was the original name given to the stadium that later became known as Wrigley Field.

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  • 18. 

    Which Cubs player was suspended for five games as punishment for a brawl against the SD Padres?

    • A.

      Alfonso Soriano

    • B.

      Cliff Floyd

    • C.

      Derrek Lee

    • D.

      Mark DeRosa

    Correct Answer
    C. Derrek Lee
    Explanation
    Derrek Lee was suspended for five games as punishment for a brawl against the SD Padres.

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  • 19. 

    In June 2007, which Chicago Cubs player belted three solo home runs against the Atlanta Braves?

    • A.

      Derrek Lee

    • B.

      Jacque Jones

    • C.

      Mike Fontenot

    • D.

      Alfonso Soriano

    Correct Answer
    D. Alfonso Soriano
    Explanation
    Alfonso Soriano is the correct answer because he belted three solo home runs against the Atlanta Braves in June 2007.

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  • 20. 

    In 2007, Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella was suspended for four games by MLB for what reason?

    • A.

      Spitting Seeds On An Umpire

    • B.

      Kicking An Umpire

    • C.

      Pushing An Opposing Player

    • D.

      Verbal Exchange With A Fan

    Correct Answer
    B. Kicking An Umpire
    Explanation
    Lou Piniella, the Chicago Cubs manager, was suspended for four games by MLB in 2007 for kicking an umpire. This action is considered a violation of the rules and code of conduct in baseball. Kicking an umpire shows a lack of respect for the officials and undermines the integrity of the game. As a result, Piniella faced disciplinary action from the league.

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  • 21. 

    Who was hired in 2006 to be the Chicago Cubs 50th manager?

    • A.

      Jim Riggleman

    • B.

      Dusty Baker

    • C.

      Lou Piniella

    • D.

      Don Baylor

    Correct Answer
    C. Lou Piniella
    Explanation
    Lou Piniella was hired in 2006 to be the Chicago Cubs 50th manager.

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  • 22. 

    Which Chicago Cubs pitcher smacked six home runs during the 2006 regular season?

    • A.

      Carlos Zambrano

    • B.

      Greg Maddux

    • C.

      Kerry Wood

    • D.

      Sean Marshall

    Correct Answer
    A. Carlos Zambrano
    Explanation
    Carlos Zambrano is the correct answer because he was a pitcher for the Chicago Cubs during the 2006 regular season and he hit six home runs. This demonstrates his skill as both a pitcher and a hitter, making him a standout player for the Cubs during that season.

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  • 23. 

    Who was the Chicago Cubs player that won the National League batting title in 2005?

    • A.

      Jeromy Burnitz

    • B.

      Derrek Lee

    • C.

      Nomar Garciaparra

    • D.

      Todd Walker

    Correct Answer
    B. Derrek Lee
    Explanation
    Derrek Lee was the Chicago Cubs player who won the National League batting title in 2005. This means that he had the highest batting average among all players in the National League during that year.

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  • 24. 

    In 2004, which Chicago Cub became the 22nd pitcher in Major League history to win 300 games?

    • A.

      Kerry Wood

    • B.

      Carlos Zambrano

    • C.

      Greg Maddux

    • D.

      Mark Prior

    Correct Answer
    C. Greg Maddux
    Explanation
    Greg Maddux became the 22nd pitcher in Major League history to win 300 games in 2004. This achievement solidified his status as one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. Maddux had a long and successful career, known for his exceptional control and ability to outsmart hitters. He played for various teams throughout his career, including the Chicago Cubs, where he achieved this milestone. Maddux's 300th win was a significant accomplishment and a testament to his skill and longevity in the sport.

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  • 25. 

    Who was the first Chicago Cubs pitcher to fan 20 batters in a single game?

    • A.

      Jamie Moyer

    • B.

      Bruce Sutter

    • C.

      Kerry Wood

    • D.

      Greg Maddux

    Correct Answer
    C. Kerry Wood
    Explanation
    Kerry Wood was the first Chicago Cubs pitcher to fan 20 batters in a single game. This accomplishment occurred on May 6, 1998, when Wood was just 20 years old. In that game against the Houston Astros, Wood pitched a complete game, allowing only one hit and no walks while striking out 20 batters. This performance by Wood was not only historic for the Cubs but also tied the major league record for most strikeouts in a nine-inning game by a rookie.

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  • 26. 

    Which Chicago Cub on the 2007 roster is nicknamed "El Toro (The Bull)"?

    • A.

      Carlos Marmol

    • B.

      Angel Pagan

    • C.

      Carlos Zambrano

    • D.

      Cesar Izturis

    Correct Answer
    C. Carlos Zambrano
    Explanation
    Carlos Zambrano is the correct answer because he is the Chicago Cub on the 2007 roster who is nicknamed "El Toro (The Bull)". This nickname is fitting for Zambrano because he was known for his aggressive and fiery playing style, often displaying strong emotions on the field.

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  • 27. 

    Who became the first Chicago Cubs player to hit three homers on opening day, in 1994?

    • A.

      Mark Grace

    • B.

      Shawon Dunston

    • C.

      Ryne Sandberg

    • D.

      Tuffy Rhodes

    Correct Answer
    D. Tuffy Rhodes
    Explanation
    Tuffy Rhodes became the first Chicago Cubs player to hit three homers on opening day in 1994.

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  • 28. 

    Who did the Chicago Cubs lose to in the 2003 National League Championship Series?

    • A.

      Boston Red Sox

    • B.

      Florida Marlins

    • C.

      New York Yankees

    • D.

      Chicago White Sox

    Correct Answer
    B. Florida Marlins
    Explanation
    In the 2003 National League Championship Series, the Chicago Cubs lost to the Florida Marlins.

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  • 29. 

    On the last day of the 2003 regular season, the Chicago Cubs retired #10 belonging to whom?

    • A.

      Billy Williams

    • B.

      Ernie Banks

    • C.

      Ryne Sandberg

    • D.

      Ron Santo

    Correct Answer
    D. Ron Santo
    Explanation
    On the last day of the 2003 regular season, the Chicago Cubs retired #10 belonging to Ron Santo. Ron Santo was a former player for the Chicago Cubs and was known for his exceptional skills as a third baseman. He played for the Cubs from 1960 to 1973 and was a nine-time All-Star. Santo was a beloved figure in the Cubs organization and his number was retired as a tribute to his contributions to the team.

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  • 30. 

    What Chicago Cubs outfielder set the NL record for most consecutive games played in 1969?

    • A.

      Don Young

    • B.

      Billy Williams

    • C.

      Willie Smith

    • D.

      Jim Hickman

    Correct Answer
    B. Billy Williams
    Explanation
    Billy Williams set the NL record for most consecutive games played in 1969.

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