I think you will find this a great little trivia quiz about sports. It’s got NFL, NBA, Olympics questions and even harness racing trivia.  But wait… there’s more…World Series Trivia questions are included as are a few about tennis, hockey, and even sports medicine. In all there are 50 questions with the answers.


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1. What sport used the term “home run” long before baseball?
Answer: Cricket.

2. Who was the first U.S. volleyball player to win three Olympic gold medals?
Answer: Karch Kiraly.

3. What sport did Herve Filion top with a record of 14,084 wins?
Answer: Harness racing.

4. What was the only team to win two World Series in the 1980’s?
Answer: The Los Angeles Dodgers.

5. What NFL team is known as the “ain’ts” when on a losing streak?
Answer: The New Orleans Saints.

6. What Washington Capitals goalie earned the nicknames “Ace” and “Net Detective”?Answer: Jim Carey.  Sports trivia questions answers.

7. What NBA team plays home games in the Alamo dome?
Answer: The San Antonio Spurs.

8. Who is the only tennis player to have won each of the four grand slam events at least four times?
Answer: Steffi Graf.

9. Who graciously switched to number 77 so Phil Esposito’s number 7 could be retired in Boston Garden?
Answer:  Raymond Bourque

10. What Red Sox catcher’s erect posture earned him the clubhouse nickname “Frankenstein”?
Answer: Carlton Fisk’s

11. What team hired the NFL’s first professional cheerleading squad, in 1972?
Answer: The Dallas Cowboys.

12. What Native American language was Super Bowl XXX the first to be broadcast in?
Answer: Navajo.

13.vWhat nickname do boxing fans call 300-pound Eric Esch, King of the Four-Rounders?Answer: Butterbean.

14. What 1995 World Series teams were both picketed by the American Indian Movement?Answer: The Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians.

15. What diet drink was hyped by Coca-Cola for having only only calorie, in 1963?
Answer: Tab.

16. What comic actor scored huge sales with his Bad Golf Made Easy instructional videos?Answer: Leslie Nielsen

17. What’s an NBA player deemed to be if he’s received the Maurice Podoloff Trophy?
Answer: The most valuable player.

18. What country fielded 1996 Olympic women’s teams that won gold in basketball, soccer and softball?
Answer:  The U.S.

19. What Grand Slam golf tournament has the most clubhousers sipping mint juleps?
Answer: The Masters.

20. What decade saw names first appear on the backs of NFL jerseys?
Answer: The 1960’s.

21. Who was able to set NFL rushing records because of his “big but” according to Chicago Bears trainer Frank Caito?
Answer: Walter Payton.

22. What position must college footballers play to receive the Davey O’Brien Award?
Answer: Quarterback.

23. What disorder did Muhammad Ali develop after years of catching blows?
Answer: Parkinson’s syndrome.

24. What are the only three European countries to have won soccer’s World Cup?
Answer: England, Italy, West Germany.

25. What is the common term for the tennis ailment “lateral humeral epicondylitis”?
Answer: Tennis Elbow.

26. What racing competition became a best-of-nine series in 1995?
Answer: The America’s Cup.

27. Who was the first athlete to rap at a Pro Bowl musical gala in 1995?
Answer: Deion Sanders.

28. What woman won five U.S. figure skating titles from 6 to 173, but never an Olympic gold medal?
Answer: Janet Lynn.

29. Who was the first female jockey to win five races in one day at a New York track?
Answer: Julie Krone

30. What teams played in the first all-California Super Bowl?
Answer: The San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers.

31. What two players are tied for second behind Ty Cobb in total career runs?
Answer: Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth.

32. What school gained more yards and scored more points than any team in Southeastern Conference history in 1995?
A: The Florida Gators.

33. What head coach tried to soothe the egos of Dream Team III?
A: Lenny Wilkins.

34. Who’s second to Sam Snead in PGA Tour wins?
A: Jack Nicklaus.

35. What quarterback got stuck with the given names Yelberton Abraham?
A: Y.A. Tittle.

36. Which two cities have the oldest stadiums in major league baseball?
A: Boston and Detroit.

37. What’s the last name of NFL All-Pro brothers Shannon and Sterling?
A: Sharpe.

38. What company’s logo is called the “swoosh”?
Answer: Nike’s

39. What baseball announcer’s 1996 funeral was attended b y Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford and Phil Rizzuto?
A: Mel Allen’s

40. What position did Cal Ripkin Jr., start at for the first time since 1982, in a July, 1996 game?
A: Third base.

41. What Pro Football Hall of Famer was the first to get a second bust in the Hall, for broadcasting?
A: Frank Gifford.

42. What team did Yankees pitcher Don Larsen blank when he hurled the first perfect game, in the 1956 World Series?
A: The Brooklyn Dodgers.

43. What did an MIT instructor add to a baseball bat to reduce its air drag by 60 percent?
A: Dimples.

44. What recreational activity is second on popularity only to walking in the U.S.?
A: Swimming.

45. What’s the most common nickname for a major league baseball pitcher?
A: “Lefty”.

46. Who was the NBA Coach of the Year trophy named after?
A: Red Auerbach.

47. What major leaguer hit 20 or more homers in 20 seasons?
A: Hank Aaron.

48. What Cowboy’s 99-yard run from scrimmage put him in the NFL record book in 1983?
A: Tony Dorsett’s.

49. What did college student Joseph Deliberato swallow a record 89 of at one sitting in 1939?A: Goldfish.

50. How many home run titles did Roger Maris win?
A: One.