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Quiz about The Powerful Ken Patera
Quiz about The Powerful Ken Patera

The Powerful Ken Patera Trivia Quiz


This quiz is about the athletic and professional wrestling career of a powerful man named Ken Patera.

A multiple-choice quiz by workisboring. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
workisboring
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
370,587
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
210
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Question 1 of 10
1. Before becoming a professional wrestler, Ken Patera had an accomplished athletic career. In which sport did Patera NOT participate? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In the winter of 1971, Ken Patera trained to be a professional wrestler with a group of athletes at Verne Gagne's farm outside Minneapolis, Minnesota. Which prospective wrestler did NOT train with Ken Patera at Verne Gagne's farm in the winter of 1971? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Ken Patera feuded with the National Wrestling Alliance United States Heavyweight Champion Johnny Valentine in the National Wrestling Alliance's Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling territory in the 1975. How did Patera get a match against Valentine? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. On April 25, 1980, Ken Patera won the National Wrestling Alliance Missouri Heavyweight Championship. What other title did Ken Patera win four days earlier? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Which devastating move did Ken Patera use as has crippling finisher? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In 1983 in the American Wrestling Association, Ken Patera and Jerry Blackwell formed a tag team under the guidance of Adnan El-Kaissie. What was the name of this tag team? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. On December 15, 1984 in Poughkeepsie, New York, Ken Patera formed a tag team with Big John Studd with Bobby "The Brain" Heenan ringside as their manager. The duo faced the team of André the Giant and S.D. "Special Delivery" Jones in a match. What happened at the end of this match? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Ken Patera returned to the World Wrestling Entertainment in 1987. With what group did Patera feud upon his return? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. At the World Wrestling Entertainment's 1988 "Summerslam" event, Ken Patera faced another wrestler who competed in Olympics before becoming a professional wrestler. Who was Patera's opponent at the World Wrestling Entertainment's 1988 "Summerslam" event? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Ken Patera returned to the American Wrestling Association in 1989 and teamed with Brad Rheingans. What was the name of this team? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Before becoming a professional wrestler, Ken Patera had an accomplished athletic career. In which sport did Patera NOT participate?

Answer: Football

Jack Patera, the older brother of Ken Patera, played in the National Football League from 1955 through 1961 for three teams and coached the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League from 1976 through 1982.

Ken Patera competed in the 1967 Pan American Games in the sport of shotput. Ken Patera competed as a weightlifter in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. Ken Patera also competed and placed third in the inaugural "World's Strongest Man" strongman competition in 1977.
2. In the winter of 1971, Ken Patera trained to be a professional wrestler with a group of athletes at Verne Gagne's farm outside Minneapolis, Minnesota. Which prospective wrestler did NOT train with Ken Patera at Verne Gagne's farm in the winter of 1971?

Answer: Dusty Rhodes

"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes trained to be a professional wrestler by Joe Blanchard in 1968. Rhodes' professional wrestling career lasted from 1968 through 2007.

Ken Patera attended Verne Gagne's first professional wrestling training camp at Verne Gagne's barn outside of Minneapolis in the winter of 1971. Joining Patera at this camp was Greg Gagne, Jim Brunzell, the Iron Sheik and Ric Flair.
3. Ken Patera feuded with the National Wrestling Alliance United States Heavyweight Champion Johnny Valentine in the National Wrestling Alliance's Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling territory in the 1975. How did Patera get a match against Valentine?

Answer: Johnny Valentine drew Ken Patera's name out of a fishbowl

Ken Patera's first major feud was in the National Wrestling Alliance's Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling territory in the 1975 against the National Wrestling Alliance United States Heavyweight Champion Johnny Valentine. Ken Patera was the babyface and Johnny Valentine was the heel in this feud.

During a television angle, Johnny Valentine would draw a name out of a fishbowl and the next week would wrestle the man whose name he drew on television. For the first few weeks, Valentine drew the names of jobbers. Valentine would always voice his opposition to facing Ken Patera in a match. Eventually, Valentine drew Patera's name out of the fishbowl. Patera then appeared on the television monitor and revealed that he had replaced every name in the fishbowl with his name.
4. On April 25, 1980, Ken Patera won the National Wrestling Alliance Missouri Heavyweight Championship. What other title did Ken Patera win four days earlier?

Answer: The World Wrestling Entertainment Intercontinental Championship

At the end of April of 1980, Ken Patera simultaneously held both the World Wrestling Entertainment Intercontinental Championship and the National Wrestling Alliance Missouri Heavyweight Championship. On April 21, 1980 defeated Pat Patterson to win the World Wrestling Entertainment Intercontinental Championship. On April 25, 1980, Ken Patera defeated Kevin Von Erich for the National Wrestling Alliance Missouri Heavyweight Championship.
5. Which devastating move did Ken Patera use as has crippling finisher?

Answer: Swinging Full Nelson

The heel Ken Patera used his "Swinging Full Nelson" finisher to injure babyface opponents during matches. Patera injured Billy White Wolf in a match in August of 1977. Patera was voted as the "Most Hated Wrestler" in 1977 by "Pro Wrestling Illustrated" for his merciless behavior in the ring.
6. In 1983 in the American Wrestling Association, Ken Patera and Jerry Blackwell formed a tag team under the guidance of Adnan El-Kaissie. What was the name of this tag team?

Answer: The Shieks

The tag team consisting of Ken Patera and Jerry Blackwell, also known as the Shieks, won the American Wrestling Association World Tag Team Championship on June 26, 1983 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Shieks defeated the team of Greg Gagne and Jim Brunzell, also known as the High Flyers.

The Shieks lost the American Wrestling Association World Tag Team Championship to the team of the Crusher and Baron Von Raschke on May 6, 1984 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
7. On December 15, 1984 in Poughkeepsie, New York, Ken Patera formed a tag team with Big John Studd with Bobby "The Brain" Heenan ringside as their manager. The duo faced the team of André the Giant and S.D. "Special Delivery" Jones in a match. What happened at the end of this match?

Answer: André the Giant received a haircut

On December 15, 1984 in Poughkeepsie, New York, Big John Studd and Ken Patera faced André the Giant and S.D. "Special Delivery" Jones. After S.D. "Special Delivery" Jones was thrown outside the ring, the group of Bobby Heenan, Ken Patera and Big John Studd knocked out André the Giant and gave him a haircut. Television announcer Vince McMahon claimed that the group had "raped the dignity" of André the Giant.
8. Ken Patera returned to the World Wrestling Entertainment in 1987. With what group did Patera feud upon his return?

Answer: The Heenan Family

Patera returned to the World Wrestling Entertainment in 1987 after serving time in prison. When Patera returned, he accused his former manager Bobby "the Brain" Heenan of "sold him down the river". Patera injured Heenan during a televised in-ring debate. Patera then feuded with the Heenan family members Paul Orndorff, Harley Race, King Kong Bundy and Hercules.
9. At the World Wrestling Entertainment's 1988 "Summerslam" event, Ken Patera faced another wrestler who competed in Olympics before becoming a professional wrestler. Who was Patera's opponent at the World Wrestling Entertainment's 1988 "Summerslam" event?

Answer: Bad News Brown

At the World Wrestling Entertainment's 1988 "Summerslam" event, Bad News Brown defeated Ken Patera via pinfall. Allen Coage, also known as the pro wrestler Bad News Brown, won the bronze medal in judo in the heavyweight division at the 1976 Summer Olympics. Coage was the first American to win a medal in the sport of judo.
10. Ken Patera returned to the American Wrestling Association in 1989 and teamed with Brad Rheingans. What was the name of this team?

Answer: The Olympians

Ken Patera formed a tag team with Brad Rheingans in 1989. Brad Rheingans competed in the sport of wrestling the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Thus the tag team called themselves the Olympians.

The Olympians defeated Badd Company for the American Wrestling Association World Tag Team Championship on March 25, 1989 in Rochester, Minnesota. The Olympians vacated the American Wrestling Association World Tag Team Championship on September 18, 1989 when Ken Patera was injured an unable to wrestle.
Source: Author workisboring

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