Sports World Records: Trivia Facts Quiz

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How much do you know about all the Sports World Records made to this date? Do you know that Joplin and Saint Louis engaged in a 112-hour marathon basketball match with two-hour rotations for four straight days and hold the world record for it till now? Do you know who scored the fastest goal in a hockey game, scored in under two seconds? This quiz will help you identify some of the spectacular records held and those who made them possible.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In the 2010-2011 season, which team set the NBA record for most consecutive losses in a row with 26?

    • A.

      Utah Jazz

    • B.

      Memphis Grizzlies

    • C.

      Toronto Raptors

    • D.

      Cleveland Cavaliers

    Correct Answer
    D. Cleveland Cavaliers
    Explanation
    During the 2010-2011 NBA season, the Cleveland Cavaliers set the record for the most consecutive losses in a row with 26. This means that the team lost 26 games in a row without winning a single one. This record highlights a particularly difficult and unsuccessful period for the Cavaliers during that season.

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  • 2. 

    In 2010, the All-Star Game hosted the largest attendance ever in an NBA game in which city?

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      Dallas

    • C.

      Los Angeles

    • D.

      Las Vegas

    Correct Answer
    B. Dallas
    Explanation
    In 2010, the All-Star Game hosted the largest attendance ever in an NBA game in Dallas.

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  • 3. 

    In 1988, who set the FBS college football record for most rushing yards in a season with 2,628?

    • A.

      Eric Dickerson

    • B.

      Eddie George

    • C.

      Barry Sanders

    • D.

      Ron Dayne

    Correct Answer
    C. Barry Sanders
    Explanation
    Barry Sanders set the FBS college football record for most rushing yards in a season with 2,628 in 1988.

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  • 4. 

    In 2008, which West Virginia quarterback set the FBS college football record for most rushing yards in a career with 4,480?

    • A.

      Pat White

    • B.

      Michael Vick

    • C.

      Geno Smith

    • D.

      Marcus Vick

    Correct Answer
    A. Pat White
    Explanation
    In 2008, Pat White, a West Virginia quarterback, set the FBS college football record for the most rushing yards in a career with 4,480. This means that throughout his college football career, White accumulated the highest number of rushing yards compared to any other quarterback.

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  • 5. 

    In 1974 and 1975, which running back became the only college football player ever to win the Heisman trophy twice?

    • A.

      Eric Dickerson

    • B.

      Jim Brown

    • C.

      Walter Payton

    • D.

      Archie Griffin

    Correct Answer
    D. Archie Griffin
    Explanation
    Archie Griffin is the correct answer because he is the only college football player to have won the Heisman Trophy twice, in both 1974 and 1975. This makes him unique in the history of the award, as no other player has achieved this feat.

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  • 6. 

    In 1985, which entered the NBA and became the tallest player ever to play in the league at 7 feet 7 inches?

    • A.

      Kevin Garnett

    • B.

      Manute Bol

    • C.

      Shaquille O'Neal

    • D.

      Shawn Bradley

    Correct Answer
    B. Manute Bol
    Explanation
    Manute Bol is the correct answer because he entered the NBA in 1985 and became the tallest player ever to play in the league at 7 feet 7 inches. Kevin Garnett, Shaquille O'Neal, and Shawn Bradley are not the correct answers because they do not fit the description of being the tallest player in the league at that time.

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  • 7. 

    In 1987, which player enter the league at 5 feet 3 inches tall and became the shortest player ever to play in the NBA?

    • A.

      Muggsy Bogues

    • B.

      Spud Webb

    • C.

      Chris Paul

    • D.

      Manute Bol

    Correct Answer
    A. Muggsy Bogues
    Explanation
    Muggsy Bogues is the correct answer because he entered the league in 1987 at a height of 5 feet 3 inches, making him the shortest player ever to play in the NBA.

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  • 8. 

    Which player became the third player to hit three home runs in a World Series game in October of 2011?

    • A.

      Josh Hamilton

    • B.

      Matt Halladay

    • C.

      Mike Napoli

    • D.

      Albert Pujols

    Correct Answer
    D. Albert Pujols
    Explanation
    Albert Pujols became the third player to hit three home runs in a World Series game in October of 2011.

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  • 9. 

    Which 1970's Yankees player hit three home runs in a World Series game?

    • A.

      Reggie Jacksons

    • B.

      Ted Williams

    • C.

      Bernie William

    • D.

      Joe Pepitone

    Correct Answer
    A. Reggie Jacksons
    Explanation
    Reggie Jackson is the correct answer because he is the only player listed who hit three home runs in a World Series game. Ted Williams, Bernie Williams, and Joe Pepitone are not known for achieving this feat.

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  • 10. 

    In 1941, which Yankee player set the record for the longest hit streak with 56 games?

    • A.

      Ted Williams

    • B.

      Joe DiMaggio

    • C.

      Babe Ruth

    • D.

      Mickey Mantle

    Correct Answer
    B. Joe DiMaggio
    Explanation
    Joe DiMaggio is the correct answer because in 1941, he set the record for the longest hit streak with 56 games. This means that for 56 consecutive games, DiMaggio was able to get at least one hit, which is a remarkable achievement. Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, and Mickey Mantle are all notable Yankee players, but they did not hold the record for the longest hit streak in 1941.

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  • 11. 

    Which player averaged a triple-double in the 1961-1962 basketball season?

    • A.

      Wilt Chamberlain

    • B.

      Oscar Robertson

    • C.

      Bob Cousy

    • D.

      Bill Russell

    Correct Answer
    B. Oscar Robertson
    Explanation
    Oscar Robertson averaged a triple-double in the 1961-1962 basketball season. This means that throughout the entire season, he maintained an average of double-digit figures in three statistical categories, typically points, rebounds, and assists. This achievement is considered remarkable and rare in basketball, demonstrating Robertson's exceptional skills and versatility on the court.

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  • 12. 

    Which "great one" finished his career with a record 894 goals in 1999?

    • A.

      Chris Chelios

    • B.

      Wayne Gretzky

    • C.

      Brett Hull

    • D.

      Jaromir Jagr

    Correct Answer
    B. Wayne Gretzky
    Explanation
    Wayne Gretzky is the correct answer because he is widely regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time. He finished his career in 1999 with a record-breaking 894 goals, which still stands as the highest goal total in NHL history. Gretzky's skill, vision, and scoring ability made him a dominant force on the ice throughout his career, and his goal-scoring record solidifies his status as one of the greatest players to ever play the game.

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  • 13. 

    Which 1972 NFL team set a record by winning all of their games?

    • A.

      Miami Dolphins

    • B.

      Pittsburgh Steelers

    • C.

      New England Patriots

    • D.

      Oakland Raiders

    Correct Answer
    A. Miami Dolphins
    Explanation
    The 1972 Miami Dolphins set a record by winning all of their games. This team, led by coach Don Shula and featuring star players such as quarterback Bob Griese and running back Larry Csonka, had a perfect season with a record of 17-0. They went on to win the Super Bowl that year, solidifying their place in NFL history as the only team to achieve a perfect season.

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  • 14. 

    Who set the record for most home runs in a season in 2001 with 73 homers?

    • A.

      Barry Bonds

    • B.

      Mark McGuire

    • C.

      Sammy Sosa

    • D.

      Ken Griffey Jr.

    Correct Answer
    A. Barry Bonds
    Explanation
    Barry Bonds set the record for the most home runs in a season in 2001 with 73 homers. This record-breaking achievement solidified Bonds' position as one of the greatest power hitters in baseball history. Throughout his career, Bonds displayed exceptional batting skills and had a remarkable ability to hit home runs. However, it is worth noting that his record has been subject to controversy due to allegations of performance-enhancing drug use. Despite this, Bonds' accomplishment remains a significant milestone in the sport.

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  • 15. 

    Which player set the American League record in 1961 for most home runs in a season by hitting 61?

    • A.

      Ken Griffey

    • B.

      Ted Williams

    • C.

      Roger Maris

    • D.

      Bobby Bonds

    Correct Answer
    C. Roger Maris
    Explanation
    Roger Maris set the American League record in 1961 for most home runs in a season by hitting 61.

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