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3 Washington Sports quizzes and 40 Washington Sports trivia questions.
  Sport in Washington (State)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know about sports teams and people, past and present, from the Evergreen State?
Average, 10 Qns, Dizart, Oct 04 19
Dizart gold member
Oct 04 19
256 plays
  Seattle Area Sports    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a quiz with basic questions about Seattle area sports. It includes several different sports and eras.
Average, 15 Qns, KingSkip, Apr 30 04
416 plays
  Seattle Sports History    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This quiz involves knowledge of Seattle area professional and college sports.
Average, 15 Qns, taneum, Sep 03 16
427 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What was the name of the venue for the Washington Huskies men's basketball court in 2003?

From Quiz "Seattle Sports History"

Related Topics
  Seattle Seahawks [Sports] (9 quizzes)

  Washington Famous People [People] (2 quizzes)

  Seattle Mariners [Sports] (19 quizzes)

  Washington [Geography] (18 quizzes)

  Washington History [History] (1 quizzes)

Washington Sports Trivia Questions

1. The Seattle SuperSonics played pro basketball in Washington from 1967 until 2008. During that time, they won one NBA championship, in 1979, with victory over which team?

From Quiz
Sport in Washington (State)

Answer: Washington Bullets

The Seattle SuperSonics began play as an NBA expansion team in 1967, but had to wait until 1974/95 before making their first playoff appearance. The arrival of former player Lenny Wilkens as head coach in 1977 saw a major upturn in their fortunes, and, in 1979, they were champions. Victories over the L.A. Lakers and Phoenix Suns saw them through to a finals match-up with the Washington Bullets. After dropping the first game in D.C., the Sonics rolled off four straight wins to lift the trophy. Sadly for Seattle hoops fans, the team relocated to Oklahoma City in 2008.

2. What was the first professional organization in sports (NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB) for the city of Seattle?

From Quiz Seattle Sports History

Answer: SuperSonics

The SuperSonics joined the NBA in the 1967-68 season as an expansion team. Then followed Seattle Pilots in 1969 (MLB), Seattle Seahawks 1976 (NFL) and Seattle Mariners 1977 (MLB).

3. Who was the head coach of the Seattle Supersonics when they won the NBA title in 1979?

From Quiz Seattle Area Sports

Answer: Lenny Wilkens

Lenny coached the team to their only NBA championship. The Supersonics defeated the Washington Bullets in 5 games.

4. Seattle was awarded an MLB expansion team for the 1969 season, but within a year, they had relocated to Milwaukee. What was the team's nickname during their brief stay in the Pacific Northwest?

From Quiz Sport in Washington (State)

Answer: Pilots

The Seattle Pilots were members of the American League West division for the 1969 season, playing home games at Sick's Stadium. Managed by Joe Schultz, the team finished in last place in their division and were beset by financial problems from the start. In April, 1970, the Pilots were declared bankrupt and relocated to Milwaukee, where they were renamed the Brewers.

5. What venue was once home for both the Mariners and the Seahawks?

From Quiz Seattle Sports History

Answer: Kingdome

The Kingdome was opened for sports on March 27, 1976, for the MLB Mariners and the NFL Seahawks. It closed in January 2000; and was demolished two months later.

6. Where does the University of Washington football team play its home games?

From Quiz Seattle Area Sports

Answer: Husky Stadium

Husky Stadium is the long time home of the UW Huskies. The Kingdome, formerly the home field of the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners, was imploded.

7. Which NFL quarterback from Port Angeles was selected to nine Pro Bowls and was voted MVP of Super Bowl XXXIII?

From Quiz Sport in Washington (State)

Answer: John Elway

John Elway was born in Port Angeles in 1960, where his father was head coach of the high school football team. In 1979, John began his college career at Stanford, where he was twice named Pac-10 Player of the Year. He was the number one pick in the 1983 NFL draft by the Baltimore Colts, but refused to sign for them, eventually being traded to the Denver Broncos. In a Hall of Fame career in Colorado, he led the Broncos to the Super Bowl five times, winning the last two. Green Bay were defeated in Super Bowl XXXII and Atlanta in Super Bowl XXXIII. Elway was voted MVP of the latter game in what was his farewell appearance for the club.

8. What Seattle sports commentator asked grandma to, "bring out the rye bread and mustard", after a grandslam?

From Quiz Seattle Sports History

Answer: Dave Niehaus

After a grand slam is hit by a Mariners player, Dave Niehaus yells "GET OUT THE RYE BREAD GRANDMA, IT IS GRAND SALAMI TIME"!

9. What was the name of the Major League Baseball team that played one season (1969) in Seattle?

From Quiz Seattle Area Sports

Answer: Seattle Pilots

After the 1969 season, the team moved to Milwaukee and became the Brewers.

10. Washington State University athletes play intercollegiate sports in the Pac-12 Conference. Which city would you need to visit if you wanted to watch the Cougars playing home games in a variety of sports?

From Quiz Sport in Washington (State)

Answer: Pullman

Washington State University opened in 1892 in Pullman in Western Washington. The Cougars joined the Pacific Coast Conference (forerunner of the Pac-12) in 1917, the football team having won the 1916 Rose Bowl game. The school has won national championships in boxing and indoor track and field.

11. Who did the Seattle Supersonics defeat in the 1996 NBA Western Conference Finals?

From Quiz Seattle Area Sports

Answer: Utah Jazz

Seattle advanced to the finals by beating the Jazz 4 games to 3. In the NBA Finals, the Supersonics lost in 6 games to the Chicago Bulls.

12. The Seattle Seahawks won the NFL Super Bowl in February, 2014, with victory over the Denver Broncos. Who was the Seahawks linebacker who won the game's MVP award?

From Quiz Sport in Washington (State)

Answer: Malcolm Smith

The Seahawks finished the 2013-14 regular season with a 13-3 record, first in the NFC West. After play-off wins against New Orleans and San Francisco, they faced the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVII at MetLife Stadium, New Jersey. Seattle dominated the Broncos, winning 43-8, with Malcolm Smith making nine tackles, recovering a fumble and returning an interception 69 yards for a touchdown.

13. Who was the Seahawks first 1000 yard rusher in team history?

From Quiz Seattle Sports History

Answer: Curt Warner

Curt Warner first did it in 1983, and three more times in 1985, 1986, and 1988.

14. Which Seattle Mariner is nicknamed "The Sheriff"?

From Quiz Seattle Area Sports

Answer: Norm Charlton

When Charlton played for the Reds, he was part of the famed "Nasty Boys" relief pitching corps.

15. Fred Couples, from Seattle, was a leading golfer in the 1980s/90s. He won his only 20th century Major in 1992 in which event?

From Quiz Sport in Washington (State)

Answer: The Masters

Fred Couples was born in Seattle in 1959. He attended the University of Houston from 1977 to 1980 before turning professional. His first PGA tour win came at the 1983 Kemper Open. In 1992, he defeated Raymond Floyd by two strokes at Augusta to win The Masters. In 2011, he won his first Major on the Seniors tour with victory at the Senior Players Championship.

16. Who was known as "Gar"?

From Quiz Seattle Sports History

Answer: Edgar Martinez

For 14 years, Edgar Martinez had handled a bat like no other Mariner, becoming Seattle's most popular player and a potential Hall of Famer.

17. The Seattle Metropolitans were never members of the National Hockey League, but they did win ice hockey's biggest prize, the Stanley Cup. Which famous team did they defeat in 1917 to lift the trophy?

From Quiz Sport in Washington (State)

Answer: Montreal Canadiens

The Seattle Metropolitans were formed in 1915 as members of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association. At the time, the league's champions played the winners of the National Hockey Association (forerunners of the NHL) for the Stanley Cup. In 1917, the Metropolitans won the PCHA title and faced the Montreal Canadiens for the famous trophy, prevailing by three games to one - they became the first team from the USA to win the cup. Sadly, the team folded in 1924.

18. The University of Washington Huskies won a share of the 1991 National Football Championship, helped by a 34-4 victory over which team in the Rose Bowl?

From Quiz Sport in Washington (State)

Answer: Michigan

The University of Washington was founded in Seattle in 1861. The Huskies were founder members of the Pacific Coast Conference (forerunners of the Pac-12) in 1916. In 1991, the school's American football team enjoyed a perfect 12-0 record including a win over Michigan in the Rose Bowl on New Years Day, 1992. At the time, there was no college football play-off system, so it was down to the pollsters who would be named national champions. The Coaches poll gave it to the Huskies, but the AP Poll preferred the Miami Hurricanes who had also enjoyed a perfect season.

19. Safeco Field was home to which professional team?

From Quiz Seattle Sports History

Answer: Mariners

Safeco Field open July 15, 1999, as the new home of the Mariners.

20. What former Supersonic player was known as "Downtown"?

From Quiz Seattle Area Sports

Answer: Fred Brown

"Downtown" Freddie Brown earned his nickname with his long distance shooting prowess.

21. John Stockton, from Spokane, was a ten-time NBA All-Star during a career spent exclusively with which team?

From Quiz Sport in Washington (State)

Answer: Utah Jazz

John Stockton was born in Spokane in 1962. He played collegiate basketball in his hometown at Gonzaga University. In 1984, he was a first round NBA draft pick by the Utah Jazz. In 19 seasons in Salt Lake City, he was league assists leader no fewer than nine tines, and was named MVP of the 1993 All-Star game. He helped the Jazz reach the NBA finals in both 1997 and '98, but had the misfortune to run into a Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls team on both occasions.

22. In 2001, baseball's Seattle Mariners set a new record for wins in an American League season with 116. When it came to the play-offs however, they fell short, losing to which team in the American League Championship Series?

From Quiz Sport in Washington (State)

Answer: New York Yankees

The Seattle Mariners were an American League expansion team who began play in 1997. They had to wait until 1991 for their first winning season and 1995 for their first postseason appearance. In 2001, they set a new AL record of 116 regular season wins, tying the 1906 NL Chicago Cubs' all-time MLB record. After defeating the Cleveland Indians in the Division Series, they faced the New York Yankees for a chance to play in their first-ever World Series, but were beaten 4-1 in the best-of-seven series.

23. What was the name of the venue for the Washington Huskies men's basketball court in 2003?

From Quiz Seattle Sports History

Answer: Bank of America Arena

Hec-Ed Pavillion was the last arena to hold these games.

24. What Supersonic player is known as "The Cowboy"?

From Quiz Seattle Area Sports

Answer: Desmond Mason

In college, Mason played for the Oklahoma State Cowboys - thus the nickname.

25. What and when was the last professional sports championship in Seattle, in the 20th century?

From Quiz Seattle Sports History

Answer: NBA Championship - 1978-79

The SuperSonics beat the Washington Bullets in the 1978-79 NBA Finals 4-1.

26. What is the name of Seattle's team in the Western Hockey League?

From Quiz Seattle Area Sports

Answer: Thunderbirds

Seattle has high hopes of landing a franchise in the National Hockey League.

27. Lou Piniella took over the managership of the Seattle Mariners in 1993. What was special for Piniella in 1969?

From Quiz Seattle Area Sports

Answer: He was the American League Rookie of the Year

Lou was traded by the Seattle Pilots to the Kansas City Royals during spring training. He won Rookie of the Year as a Royal.

28. What was the name of the annual event that hosted the hydroplane races?

From Quiz Seattle Sports History

Answer: Seafair

Seafair was the annual summer event held in August with many activities, including unlimited hydroplane races and a Blue Angels aerial show.

29. Who has been the majority owner of the Seattle Seahawks?

From Quiz Seattle Area Sports

Answer: Paul Allen

Allen was a co-founder of Microsoft (along with Gates.) Among many other investments, Allen also owns the NBA Portland Trailblazers.

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