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  • 1. 

    Which Notre Dame defensive back boxed professionally in New York during the 2006 off-season?

    • A.

      Ambrose Wooden

    • B.

      Mike Richardson

    • C.

      Tom Zbikowski

    • D.

      Chinedum Ndukwe

    Correct Answer
    C. Tom Zbikowski
    Explanation
    Tom Zbikowski is the correct answer because he is the only Notre Dame defensive back who boxed professionally in New York during the 2006 off-season. Ambrose Wooden, Mike Richardson, and Chinedum Ndukwe did not have any professional boxing careers during that time.

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  • 2. 

    Which team dominated Notre Dame 41-14 in the Sugar Bowl on January 3, 2007?

    • A.

      Texas Longhorns

    • B.

      Florida Gators

    • C.

      LSU Tigers

    • D.

      Ohio State Buckeyes

    Correct Answer
    C. LSU Tigers
    Explanation
    On January 3, 2007, the LSU Tigers dominated Notre Dame 41-14 in the Sugar Bowl.

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  • 3. 

    Which Notre Dame Fighting Irish junior declared for the NFL Draft after the 2006 season?

    • A.

      Darius Walker

    • B.

      Brady Quinn

    • C.

      Rhema McKnight

    • D.

      Jeff Samardzija

    Correct Answer
    A. Darius Walker
    Explanation
    Darius Walker, a junior player for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, declared for the NFL Draft after the 2006 season.

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  • 4. 

    Which school career record had Brady Quinn not broken after his final year with Notre Dame in 2006?

    • A.

      Touchdown Passes

    • B.

      Interceptions

    • C.

      Passing Yards

    • D.

      Completions

    Correct Answer
    B. Interceptions
    Explanation
    Brady Quinn broke the school career records for touchdown passes, passing yards, and completions during his final year at Notre Dame in 2006. However, he did not break the school career record for interceptions. This means that there was another player in Notre Dame's history who threw more interceptions than Quinn did during his time at the school.

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  • 5. 

    Who caught a 45-yard TD pass with 27 seconds left as Notre Dame edged UCLA 20-17 in 2006?

    • A.

      Darius Walker

    • B.

      Jeff Samardzija

    • C.

      John Carlson

    • D.

      Rhema McKnight

    Correct Answer
    B. Jeff Samardzija
    Explanation
    Jeff Samardzija caught a 45-yard TD pass with 27 seconds left as Notre Dame edged UCLA 20-17 in 2006.

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  • 6. 

    Who beat Notre Dame in the last game of the 2006 regular season, erasing any hope for a #1 finish?

    • A.

      Texas A&M Aggies

    • B.

      Purdue Boilermakers

    • C.

      USC Trojans

    • D.

      Virginia Tech Hokies

    Correct Answer
    C. USC Trojans
    Explanation
    In the last game of the 2006 regular season, the USC Trojans defeated Notre Dame, erasing any hope for Notre Dame to finish as the number one team.

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  • 7. 

    Which Notre Dame tailback ran for over 100 yards in the first four games of 2005?

    • A.

      Ryan Grant

    • B.

      James Aldridge

    • C.

      Darius Walker

    • D.

      Julius Jones

    Correct Answer
    C. Darius Walker
    Explanation
    Darius Walker is the correct answer because he is the Notre Dame tailback who ran for over 100 yards in the first four games of 2005. This suggests that he had a strong start to the season and was able to consistently achieve high rushing yardage.

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  • 8. 

    Who set Notre Dame single-game records with 4 TD receptions and 14 overall against BYU in 2005?

    • A.

      Anthony Fasano

    • B.

      Maurice Stovall

    • C.

      Jeff Samardzija

    • D.

      Rhema McKnight

    Correct Answer
    B. Maurice Stovall
    Explanation
    Maurice Stovall set Notre Dame single-game records with 4 TD receptions and 14 overall against BYU in 2005.

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  • 9. 

    Which #3-ranked team did Notre Dame upset to win their first two games on the road in 2005?

    • A.

      Michigan State Spartans

    • B.

      Penn State Nittany Lions

    • C.

      Michigan Wolverines

    • D.

      Purdue Boilermakers

    Correct Answer
    C. Michigan Wolverines
    Explanation
    In 2005, Notre Dame upset the #3-ranked team, the Michigan Wolverines, to win their first two games on the road.

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  • 10. 

    Brady Quinn shattered the old Notre Dame record by passing for how many yards in the 2005 season?

    • A.

      3,919

    • B.

      2,789

    • C.

      1,963

    • D.

      4,865

    Correct Answer
    A. 3,919
    Explanation
    In the 2005 season, Brady Quinn surpassed the previous record at Notre Dame by passing for 3,919 yards. This indicates that Quinn was able to throw the football for a significant distance throughout the season, surpassing the previous record holder.

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  • 11. 

    Which team beat Notre Dame 34-20 in the Fiesta Bowl at the end of the 2005 season?

    • A.

      Tennessee Volunteers

    • B.

      Florida State Seminoles

    • C.

      Ohio State Buckeyes

    • D.

      Alabama Crimson Tide

    Correct Answer
    C. Ohio State Buckeyes
    Explanation
    In the Fiesta Bowl at the end of the 2005 season, the Ohio State Buckeyes defeated Notre Dame with a score of 34-20.

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  • 12. 

    Notre Dame beat which Ty Willingham-coached team in 2005, months after the Irish fired him?

    • A.

      Arizona State Sun Devils

    • B.

      Washington Huskies

    • C.

      Pittsburgh Panthers

    • D.

      Stanford Cardinal

    Correct Answer
    B. Washington Huskies
    Explanation
    Notre Dame beat the Washington Huskies in 2005, months after firing their former coach Ty Willingham. This implies that Ty Willingham was the coach of the Washington Huskies at the time of the game.

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  • 13. 

    Jeff Samardzija set a Notre Dame record by snaring how many TD passes in 2005?

    • A.

      15

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      11

    • D.

      17

    Correct Answer
    A. 15
    Explanation
    In 2005, Jeff Samardzija set a Notre Dame record by catching 15 touchdown passes.

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  • 14. 

    Who caught 47 passes in 2005, the most for a Notre Dame tight end since 1977?

    • A.

      Matt Shelton

    • B.

      John Carlson

    • C.

      Maurice Stovall

    • D.

      Anthony Fasano

    Correct Answer
    D. Anthony Fasano
    Explanation
    Anthony Fasano caught 47 passes in 2005, which was the highest number of receptions for a Notre Dame tight end since 1977.

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  • 15. 

    Charlie Weiss' first-year offense was prolific in 2005, scoring a Notre Dame record how many points?

    • A.

      420

    • B.

      400

    • C.

      440

    • D.

      460

    Correct Answer
    C. 440
    Explanation
    In 2005, Charlie Weiss' first-year offense at Notre Dame scored a record-breaking 440 points. This indicates that the offense was highly productive and successful in putting points on the board throughout the season. The fact that it was a record for Notre Dame suggests that the team had a particularly outstanding offensive performance that year.

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