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  • 1. 

    What was to be the original name of the Charlotte Hornets?

    • A.

      Charlotte Bobcats

    • B.

      Charlotte Turtles

    • C.

      Charlotte Buzz

    • D.

      Charlotte Spirit

    Correct Answer
    D. Charlotte Spirit
    Explanation
    The original name of the Charlotte Hornets was supposed to be Charlotte Spirit.

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  • 2. 

    During the 2000-2001 season, Charlotte Hornets Jamal Mashburn missed 42 games with which ailment?

    • A.

      Broken Ankle

    • B.

      Abdominal Strain

    • C.

      Torn ACL

    • D.

      Mononucleosis

    Correct Answer
    B. Abdominal Strain
    Explanation
    During the 2000-2001 season, Jamal Mashburn of the Charlotte Hornets missed 42 games due to an abdominal strain. This injury likely affected his ability to play and perform at his best, leading to his absence from the games. An abdominal strain refers to a tear or injury to the muscles in the abdomen, which can cause pain, limited mobility, and difficulty in participating in physical activities such as basketball.

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  • 3. 

    Which former New Orleans Hornets player appeared as himself in an episode of HBO's "Arliss"?

    • A.

      Chris Paul

    • B.

      Peja Stojakovic

    • C.

      Baron Davis

    • D.

      Cedric Simmons

    Correct Answer
    C. Baron Davis
    Explanation
    Baron Davis is the correct answer because he appeared as himself in an episode of HBO's "Arliss". This suggests that the other three players, Chris Paul, Peja Stojakovic, and Cedric Simmons, did not make appearances on the show.

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  • 4. 

    Which staff move did the New Orleans Hornets make after both the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons?

    • A.

      Change General Managers

    • B.

      Change Assistant Coaches

    • C.

      Trade For First Draft Pick

    • D.

      Fire A Head Coach

    Correct Answer
    D. Fire A Head Coach
    Explanation
    After both the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons, the New Orleans Hornets decided to fire a head coach. This suggests that the team was not satisfied with the performance of their head coach during those seasons and decided to make a change in order to improve the team's results.

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  • 5. 

    Which New Orleans Hornets player was given a two-year NBA suspension for illegal drug use?

    • A.

      Chris Andersen

    • B.

      Rasual Butler

    • C.

      Jamal Mashburn

    • D.

      Bobby Jackson

    Correct Answer
    A. Chris Andersen
    Explanation
    Chris Andersen, also known as "Birdman," was given a two-year NBA suspension for illegal drug use. Andersen tested positive for a banned substance, which violated the NBA's drug policy. As a result, he was suspended from playing in the league for two seasons. This incident had a significant impact on his career, but he later returned to the NBA and continued playing for several more years.

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  • 6. 

    Which was not one of the official colors of the Charlotte Hornets?

    • A.

      Purple

    • B.

      Teal

    • C.

      Orange

    • D.

      White

    Correct Answer
    C. Orange
    Explanation
    The Charlotte Hornets had purple, teal, and white as their official colors. Orange was not one of the official colors of the Charlotte Hornets.

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  • 7. 

    What is the nickname of NBA guard Craig Claxton?

    • A.

      Speedy

    • B.

      Tweety

    • C.

      C-Love

    • D.

      C-Money

    Correct Answer
    A. Speedy
    Explanation
    Craig Claxton is nicknamed "Speedy" because it reflects his fast and agile playing style on the basketball court. This nickname suggests that he is quick in his movements, able to swiftly maneuver around opponents, and has a high level of speed and athleticism.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the first head coach of the Charlotte Hornets?

    • A.

      Dick Harter

    • B.

      Allan Bristow

    • C.

      Paul Silas

    • D.

      Gene Littles

    Correct Answer
    A. Dick Harter
    Explanation
    Dick Harter was the first head coach of the Charlotte Hornets.

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  • 9. 

    For how many seasons did the Hornets play in Charlotte before relocating to New Orleans?

    • A.

      Ten

    • B.

      Twenty

    • C.

      Eleven

    • D.

      Fourteen

    Correct Answer
    D. Fourteen
    Explanation
    The Hornets played in Charlotte for fourteen seasons before relocating to New Orleans.

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  • 10. 

    On April 8, 1996, the Charlotte Hornets snapped which team's 44-game home winning streak?

    • A.

      Dallas Mavericks

    • B.

      Orlando Magic

    • C.

      Chicago Bulls

    • D.

      Boston Celtics

    Correct Answer
    C. Chicago Bulls
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Chicago Bulls. On April 8, 1996, the Charlotte Hornets ended the Chicago Bulls' 44-game home winning streak. This was a significant achievement for the Hornets, as the Bulls were a dominant team during that time, led by Michael Jordan. The victory by the Hornets marked a rare defeat for the Bulls on their home court and showcased the competitiveness of the Charlotte team.

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  • 11. 

    Which former Charlotte Hornets star did not play college basketball in the ACC?

    • A.

      Muggsy Bouges

    • B.

      J.R. Reid

    • C.

      Anthony Mason

    • D.

      Kenny Anderson

    Correct Answer
    C. Anthony Mason
    Explanation
    Among the former Charlotte Hornets stars listed, Anthony Mason is the only one who did not play college basketball in the ACC. Muggsy Bouges played for Wake Forest, J.R. Reid played for North Carolina, and Kenny Anderson played for Georgia Tech, all of which are ACC teams. Therefore, the correct answer is Anthony Mason.

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  • 12. 

    Which Charlotte Hornets player placed third in the 1991 Slam-Dunk Contest?

    • A.

      Derrick Coleman

    • B.

      Jamal Mashburn

    • C.

      Anthony Mason

    • D.

      Rex Chapman

    Correct Answer
    D. Rex Chapman
    Explanation
    Rex Chapman is the correct answer because he placed third in the 1991 Slam-Dunk Contest.

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  • 13. 

    How many games did Cedric Simmons start in his rookie season for the 2006-07 Hornets?

    • A.

      40 Games

    • B.

      4 Games

    • C.

      1 Game

    • D.

      35 Games

    Correct Answer
    B. 4 Games
    Explanation
    Cedric Simmons started 4 games in his rookie season for the 2006-07 Hornets.

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  • 14. 

    How tall is forward Cedric Simmons?

    • A.

      Six Foot Nine Inches

    • B.

      Six Foot Six Inches

    • C.

      Six Foot Eleven Inches

    • D.

      Six Foot Five Inches

    Correct Answer
    A. Six Foot Nine Inches
    Explanation
    Cedric Simmons is six foot nine inches tall.

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  • 15. 

    Who is the former Maverick assistant coach that was added to the Hornets' coaching staff in June '07?

    • A.

      Dennis Lindsey

    • B.

      Charlie Parker

    • C.

      Darrell Walker

    • D.

      Kenny Gattison

    Correct Answer
    B. Charlie Parker
    Explanation
    Charlie Parker is the correct answer because he is the former Maverick assistant coach who joined the Hornets' coaching staff in June '07.

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