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Lions, Tigers, Dogs, Ducks, Sparrows and Bears in sports? Oh my!
13 quizzes and 135 trivia questions.
  Those Sporting Cats   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Lithe, graceful and deadly, and sometimes very sleepy, cats big and small are the perfect simile for the successful athlete. Not surprisingly then, cat-like nicknames have been applied to teams and individuals across the sporting world.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Oct 13 09
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  Sporting Nicknames by City    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Lions, Tigers, Bears, and more! Can you match those ferocious animals, and other professional sports team nicknames with the global cities that they play in? Be careful, some names appear twice!
Easier, 10 Qns, George95, Apr 24 20
George95 gold member
Apr 24 20
556 plays
  Ten Tigers in Sports   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The tiger (Panthera tigris) is at the top of the food chain, dominating his or her surroundings. This makes the name highly popular to evoke fear and respect on the world's sporting fields. Can you pick which sport these tigers play?
Easier, 10 Qns, MikeMaster99, Apr 17 12
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  Let Slip the Dogs of Sport   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here is a set of sporting questions with a canine connection for you to get your teeth into. I hope they don't bite too much.
Average, 10 Qns, rossian, Oct 30 11
rossian editor
712 plays
  Sporting Animals    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Animals have played an important part in the history of various sports across the world. Have fun with this lighthearted celebration of sporting animals!
Average, 10 Qns, huw27, Oct 13 09
674 plays
  A Bird in the Hand   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Find out whether a bird in the hand really is better than two in the bush with this quiz featuring questions on sports in Australia, Canada, America, Japan and the UK. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, jonnowales, Aug 24 10
jonnowales gold member
309 plays
  Bird is the Word    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten professional teams named after birds from around the world.
Average, 10 Qns, George95, Dec 04 13
George95 gold member
595 plays
  Animal Antics In the World of Sport    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Pity the poor sportsmen, and women. They train and hone their skills for years, but it can all go to waste when the unexpected happens, especially when the unexpected has fur or feathers. Here are 15 cases of animals getting involved in sport.
Average, 15 Qns, darksplash, Feb 11 12
342 plays
  Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
They are three of the most common names for professional sports teams. Can you identify the pro sports teams with the nickname "Tigers" "Lions" and "Bears"? (No US college teams are used in this quiz.)
Average, 10 Qns, George95, Dec 07 11
George95 gold member
441 plays
  More Tigers in Sport    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A follow up to my "Up The Tigers" quiz. This quiz includes individuals AND teams and once again some trivia about this endangered animal.
Average, 10 Qns, Copago, Jun 20 23
Jun 20 23
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trivia question Quick Question
Former England international rugby union hooker, Brian Moore, had which nickname which reflected his aggressive style of play?

From Quiz "Let Slip the Dogs of Sport"

  Eagles in Sport    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Eagles is one of the most popular nicknames for sports teams throughout the world, here is a quiz about ten of them.
Tough, 10 Qns, Dizart, Apr 10 13
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  Tigers in Sport    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Tigers is one of the most popular nicknames for sports teams throughout the world. Here are a few questions about some of those teams.
Tough, 10 Qns, Dizart, Oct 13 09
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  Up The Tigers!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Eye of The Tiger! Many different sporting teams have a tiger as a team mascot. Take this quiz about just some of those sporting teams around the world, and you may even learn a thing or two about this endangered animal too.
Tough, 10 Qns, Copago, Oct 13 09
316 plays
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Animals in Sports Trivia Questions

1. Which legendary Portuguese soccer team is nicknamed the "Águias" or "Eagles"?

From Quiz
Bird is the Word

Answer: Benfica

The Lisbon-based team was founded in 1904, and is one of the "Três Grandes" or "Big Three" football clubs in Portugal, along with Porto and Sporting. Since its founding, the team has both owned and operated by the fans, the club's "sócios", or paying supporters. They were founding members of the top flight Premeira Liga in Portugal in 1933, and hold the records for most league titles, and "Taça de Portugal" championships. The team also publishes a weekly newspaper, one of the oldest sports papers in the world. English football club Crystal Palace is nicknamed the Eagles after Benfica.

2. Which famous Portuguese soccer team is nicknamed "The Eagles"?

From Quiz Eagles in Sport

Answer: Benfica

Sport Lisboa e Benfica were founded in 1904 and have been one of the most dominant clubs in Portugal throughout their history. With the famous striker Eusebio in their ranks, they won the European Champions Cup in both 1961 and 1962, becoming the first Portuguese team to lift the trophy. The club's badge features an eagle perched on top of a bicycle wheel.

3. Pickles the dog became famous in April 1966 when he achieved what sporting fame?

From Quiz Sporting Animals

Answer: Found the stolen football World Cup in London

Pickles was a 4 year old mongrel, given to David Corbett by his brother John as a puppy. The World Cup was due to be played in London in the summer of 1966, but somehow the trophy had been stolen when on display in the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster in March. A few weeks later, Pickles saw a package covered in newspaper lying in the street, and sniffed around it a bit. David Corbett went to see what Pickles was making such a fuss of, and lo and behold, he found the missing trophy! Pickles went down in history as the hero who saved a nation's blushes. As it turned out, he found the trophy which was won a couple of months later by the home nation - the first time in England's history that they won the World Cup.

4. One of the most successful English rugby union teams of the late 20th century were a club nicknamed the Tigers. From which Midlands city do they hail?

From Quiz Tigers in Sport

Answer: Leicester

Leicester Tigers were champions of England 7 times between 1988 and 2007, and won 2 Heineken European Cups, in 2001 and 2002.

5. Making his cricket Test debut against South Africa in the 1931/32 season was which Australian player nicknamed Tiger?

From Quiz More Tigers in Sport

Answer: William (Bill) O'Reilly

'Tiger' O'Reilly was born in White Cliffs in 1905 and played for the Australian cricket team from 1932 until 1946. He was a left hand spin bowler and had 144 test wickets for an average of 22.6 - a figure that many modern bowlers would envy. Tiger O'Reilly was the Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1935 and died in 1992. TIGER TIP - tigers can live in humid jungles or the snowy plains.

6. Both Sydney's NRL and AFL teams (well the ones named Sydney) are each named after birds. Which two?

From Quiz Bird is the Word

Answer: Roosters and Swans

The Sydney Swans play in the AFL, and have been located in Sydney since 1982. When they moved from South Melbourne they became the first AFL team outside of Victoria. In 2005, the team won the Premiership for the first time in 72 years, the longest winless streak of any franchise. The team was given the nickname "Swans" during the 1930s, when the team had many players from Western Australia (as the swan is the state emblem of WA). The Sydney Roosters of the NRL are one of the oldest and most successful teams in the league. The team was formed in 1908 as Eastern Suburbs, but was renamed the Sydney Roosters in 1995. The nickname "Roosters" came about through the similarities in the team's jersey and those of the French national rugby team, which has a rooster emblem on it.

7. West Coast Eagles are an Aussie Rules team from which city?

From Quiz Eagles in Sport

Answer: Perth

West Coast Eagles became the first AFL team from Western Australia when they joined the competition in 1987. They won their first Grand Final in 1992 with a victory over Geelong Cats.

8. MLB : "I used to play baseball, I used to love to play..." what kind of bushy-tailed, tree-huggin' critter may well have been singing this Tom Paxton song when it wandered onto the outfield at a St Louis Cardinals game?

From Quiz Animal Antics In the World of Sport

Answer: Squirrel

In 2011, the Cards were forced to take steps when a squirrel took to the field during one of their games. Dubbed the Rally Squirrel by fans, it was first seen when it came on during the sixth inning of a game in the National League Division Series between the Cards and the Philadelphia Phillies (the Cards lost 3-2). Eventually, the Cardinals put out traps and caught four squirrels, before releasing them into the wild. (The opening words to the question are the opening lines of the Tom Paxton song "My Favourite Spring").

9. R.C. Russell, the former England cricket wicketkeeper, was inevitably known as 'Jack'. What was his real first name?

From Quiz Let Slip the Dogs of Sport

Answer: Robert

Robert Charles Russell was born in Stroud, in Gloucestershire in 1963, and played for his home county for his whole first class career, which lasted from 1981 to 2004. He made his England debut in 1988 and played his final Test match in 1998. Although he was generally agreed to be the best wicketkeeper in England, Russell was often overlooked in favour of the less proficient Alec Stewart due to the latter's much superior batting. He was also a talented artist and opened a gallery in Chipping Sodbury, near Bristol, to display and sell his paintings.

10. Aussie fast bowler Merv Hughes is remembered for his mustache. Which animal gave its name to the type of facial decoration synonymous with this famous Australian cricketer?

From Quiz Sporting Animals

Answer: Walrus

It is rumoured - though never empirically proven - that Hughes had his mustache insured for a significant sum of money. Strange, as a mustache is not something you can easily steal and use elsewhere when you think about it.

11. Castleford Tigers are an English club in which sport?

From Quiz Tigers in Sport

Answer: Rugby League

Castleford Tigers were originally nicknamed The Glassblowers, and from their foundation in 1927 until the formation of the Super League in 1996, were regular contendors for honours, winning the Challenge Cup 4 times. They failed to add any more major trophies in the first 11 years of the Super League era.

12. Tiger Woods is probably the most famous "Tiger" in sport. Do you know his real first name?

From Quiz More Tigers in Sport

Answer: Eldrick

Tiger Woods is one of the all time great golfers. Born in 1975, his father nicknamed him Tiger after a South Vietnamese soldier who saved his life. His first professional golf win was the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational. TIGER TIP - a tiger's front feet have five toes and the back feet have four toes. Each is topped with a claw eight to ten centimetres long.

13. The U.S. team the Cincinnati Bengals are a team in the National Football League. Who was their head coach for three season from 2000 to 2002?

From Quiz Up The Tigers!

Answer: Dick LeBeau

LeBeau was the eighth coach of the Bengals. Even though they had good statistics in many areas they ended the 2002 season with only 2 wins from 26 games which was the poorest in franchise history. TIGER TIP - a tiger's claws are retractable and they scratch on tree trucks to mark their territoy.

14. This expansion Major League Baseball team won the World Series in 1992 and 1993. Players such as Roberto Alomar, Roy Halladay, and Joe Carter all played many years with the team. Which bird-themed team is it?

From Quiz Bird is the Word

Answer: Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays played their first game in 1977, at a snow-covered Exhibition Stadium in Toronto, an iconic moment in baseball history. It came a year after a deal to sell the San Francisco Giants to investors in Toronto was blocked by a court injunction. After becoming the first non-U.S. team to win the World Series in 1992, the Blue Jays repeated a year later, on a walk-off home run by Joe Carter. The home run was only the second-time that the World Series was won on a home run. The term "Blue Jays" was chosen in a fan contest.

15. The "Super Eagles" is a nickname given to the national soccer team of which African nation?

From Quiz Eagles in Sport

Answer: Nigeria

The eagle features on the badge of the Nigerian Football Association. The Super Eagles had to wait until 1994 before they qualified for their first World Cup. They made a big impact in that tournament in the USA, winning two of their three group matches, and coming within two minutes of eliminating Italy in the round of 16. In France, in 1998, they proved that performance was no fluke, defeating Spain on the way to another last sixteen spot.

16. In hindsight, it might have been better to have played the game in daylight rather than at night: what type of bird brought an international soccer game to a halt by flying in to land on a set of goalposts?

From Quiz Animal Antics In the World of Sport

Answer: Owl

In 2007 Finland and Belgium played a Euro Championship qualifying game in Helsinki. Keen to get a closer look, Bubi the eagle owl swooped down and landed on a crossbar. That may have unsettled the visitors, for Finland won 2-0. The match was played on 7 June 2007; neither team qualified for Euro 2008.

17. Bears on ice! These Bears play in the American Hockey League, the minor league of the NHL. In what city in Pennsylvania, famous for chocolate, do these Bears play?

From Quiz Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Answer: Hershey

The Hershey Bears were formed in 1932 as the Hershey B'ars, and then later the Chocolate Bars, before finally settling on the Bears in 1936. They joined the International-American Hockey League (later the AHL) in 1938. The team became the first team to win 10 Calder Cups as AHL champs in 2009.

18. The Winnipeg Jets ice hockey team moved to Phoenix, Arizona, in 1996 and adopted which canine related name?

From Quiz Let Slip the Dogs of Sport

Answer: Coyotes

The Winnipeg Jets team was founded in 1972 and joined the National Hockey League in 1979. Financial problems arose in the 1990s and the team was sold to a consortium of businessmen from Phoenix, which included the owner of the Phoenix basketball and baseball teams. This meant a move from Canada to the USA where the team again suffered financial disaster and was declared bankrupt in 2009. They continued to play with direct funding from the NHL while negotiations for selling the team and keeping it in Phoenix continued.

19. Which AFL (Aussie Rules) club are nicknamed the Tigers?

From Quiz Tigers in Sport

Answer: Richmond

Based in Melbourne, Richmond won 10 VFL/AFL Premierships between 1920 and 1980.

20. Cricketer Shivarnine Chanderpaul also has the nickname of Tiger. With which International Test team is he associated with?

From Quiz More Tigers in Sport

Answer: West Indies

Chanderpaul is from Guyana in the West Indies. He was given the nickname of Tiger after standing up to a much larger team-mate, Curtley Ambrose, in a dressing room argument. TIGER TIP - an adult tiger has thirty large teeth that can be up to 7.5 centimetres long.

21. The Richmond Tigers are a team in the Australian Football League. Who was their captain for the four seaosns from 2001 to 2004?

From Quiz Up The Tigers!

Answer: Wayne Campbell

The Tigers won back-to-back titles twice, in 1920-21 and 1973-74. TIGER TIP - a tiger's stripes are like fingerprints, no two tigers have the same prints.

22. The Nigerian national male soccer team aren't just Eagles. They are nicknamed what?

From Quiz Bird is the Word

Answer: Super Eagles

Nigeria became the first African soccer team to win the Olympic gold medal in 1996. Formerly called the Green Eagles, after the green eagle in the national football association's logo, the name was changed to Super Eagles, to avoid confusion with Mali. Mali's national team is known as the "Eagles".

23. The soccer team from Kidderminster, Worcestershire, is named for which dogs?

From Quiz Let Slip the Dogs of Sport

Answer: Harriers

Kidderminster Harriers date back to 1886, with the name being a reminder that the club was originally an athletics club, harriers being the name used for runners, especially cross country athletes. The club won promotion to the lowest division of the Football League in 2000, but were unable to maintain their position and were relegated back to the Conference League after five years. There are several British teams with Rovers as part of their name, including Blackburn, Bristol, Doncaster, and Tranmere.

24. One of two expansion teams to join the NFL in 1995, they contested their first Super Bowl in 2004, losing narrowly to the New England Patriots. Who are they?

From Quiz Those Sporting Cats

Answer: Carolina Panthers

Carolina became the first new team to be accepted into the NFL for almost 20 years when they were announced admission to the NFC West in 1995. Their bid for inclusion had been boosted by the remarkable backing of 40,000 fans who bought permanent seat licenses in their new stadium within a day of them being put on sale. Carolina topped the NFC West in their second season, eventually reaching the conference championship game were they were defeated by Green Bay. After such a strong start, the Panthers suffered several losing seasons before they reached the playoffs again in the 2003 season. Victories over the Dallas Cowboys and the St Louis Rams took them to the championship game for a second time. This time, they were victorious, beating the Philadelphia Eagles 29-23 in overtime. Super Bowl XXXVIII was held in Houston in February 2004. The Panthers pushed the Patriots all the way in the game before falling to a field goal with just four seconds left on the clock that gave New England a 32-29 win.

25. Olympic Gold medal sprinter Shawn Crawford raced against two animals in the "Man vs. Beast" series. Which one did he beat over 100m and which animal did he lose to over the same distance?

From Quiz Sporting Animals

Answer: Beat a giraffe, lost to a zebra

Zebras - will run at a speed of 35- 55kph - they can keep going at this top speed for some time due to their stamina. Giraffe - can run at 55kph over short distances (20-50m) but its gait slows it down over longer distances. Cheetahs - the fastest animals on land - can reach top speeds of between 90 - 110kph. Anaconda - an interesting one. No scientific evidence for the speed of anacondas over land exists. Some anecdotal evidence of them out "running" (or out slithering?) humans exists and some footage of them reaching speeds in excess of 50kph in water. Anyway as far as this question is concerned Shawn Crawford didn't race against one! Tortoise - There are all sorts of "records" for the fastest pace achieved by all sorts of tortoises over land. As none of them come remotely close to exceeding 1kph, I won't begin listing them! Man - a human being running the 100 meters in just under 10 seconds is likely to reach a top speed of 36kph - just enough to pip a giraffe with an unsteady gait, on a bad day, over 100 meters.

26. The Balmain Tigers were a leading Rugby League team in Sydney from 1908 until 1999, when they merged with another team to form which new club?

From Quiz Tigers in Sport

Answer: Wests Tigers

Balmain won 11 New South Wales Premierships between 1915 and 1969. They merged with Western Suburbs in 1999 to form the new Wests Tigers club. The new team won their first NRL Premiership in 2005.

27. The Richmond Tigers are a team in the Australian Football League (AFL). Where is their home ground?

From Quiz More Tigers in Sport

Answer: Melbourne Cricket Ground

It's a bit misleading isn't it? But more AFL games, attracting more supporters, are played at the MCG than cricket games. The MCG also holds the AFL grand final every year and is known for its wonderful atmosphere.(Oh, Subiaco Oval is in Perth, Telstra Dome is St Kilda's home ground in Melbourne and Leichhardt Oval is one of the home grounds of the Wests Tigers Rugby League team.) TIGER TIP - The heaviest tiger ever weighed was a 1,025 pound male Siberian tiger.

28. Which Australian city had a Tiger team in the NBL competition, the National Basketball League?

From Quiz Up The Tigers!

Answer: Melbourne

Andrew Gaze was one of the Melbourne Tiger's most widely recognized players. He led the Australian Olypmic Team at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Olympics. TIGER TIP - the lifespan of a tiger is thought to be about ten years in the wild but tigers living in captivity live up to twice that length of time. The Melbourne Tigers became Melbourne United in 2014.

29. Based on the 1992 Disney movie, "The Mighty Ducks", the 1993 Disney-owned NHL expansion team was called the "Mighty Ducks". Now just the "Ducks", what city is home to these birds?

From Quiz Bird is the Word

Answer: Anaheim

The movie is about a bunch of outcast kids who turn their youth hockey team into a powerhouse. Ironically, Disney sold the Mighty Ducks in 2005, a season before the team won the Stanley Cup. The team plays at the Honda Center, three miles east of Disneyland. The franchise entered the NHL with the Florida Panthers in 1993, and had to pay the cross-town rival Los Angeles Kings to gain access to the Southern California market.

30. The city of Boston and its suburbs is home to a number of well known universities. Which one has sports teams nicknamed "Eagles"?

From Quiz Eagles in Sport

Answer: Boston College

Boston College is located in the suburb of Chestnut Hill. The Eagles are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference for most sports - the men's and women's ice hockey squads play in Hockey East. The men's hockey squad has been the most successful of all their sports teams (winning their first national championship in 1949 and their fifth in 2012).

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