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Quiz about Sport in Maryland
Quiz about Sport in Maryland

Sport in Maryland Trivia Quiz


How much do you know about sports teams and people, past and present, from the Old Line State?

A multiple-choice quiz by Dizart. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Dizart
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
399,149
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
231
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. If you took a trip to Maryland's state capital, Annapolis, you might catch home games in various sports involving which service academy? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which one of these famous swimmers comes from Baltimore? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. The Baltimore Colts played home games in Maryland between 1953 and 1983. In January, 1971, they won Super Bowl V with a 16-13 victory over which team? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The University of Maryland play sports as members of the Big Ten Conference. Which city would you need to visit to watch the Terrapins play home games in various sports? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The Baltimore Ravens won their first Super Bowl title in January 2001, with a victory over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV. Which linebacker was awarded the MVP award after the game? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The Preakness Stakes is part of horse racing's Triple Crown, and takes place annually at which Maryland track? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. The Baltimore Orioles won the World Series three times between 1966 and 1983. Which one of these teams was not one of their opponents when they won the Fall Classic? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, has won multiple national championships in which sport? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The Baltimore Bullets played NBA basketball in Maryland between 1963 and 1973. They reached the finals once during this period, losing to which team in 1971? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Dominique Dawes, from Silver Spring, was a leading competitor in which sport in the 1990s? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. If you took a trip to Maryland's state capital, Annapolis, you might catch home games in various sports involving which service academy?

Answer: Navy

The United States Naval Academy was founded in Annapolis in 1845. Navy's sports teams are nicknamed Midshipmen and are members of different conferences depending on the sport involved. The gridiron team was traditionally independent until joining the American Athletic Conference in 2015. Both men's and women's basketball teams compete in the Patriot League.
2. Which one of these famous swimmers comes from Baltimore?

Answer: Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps was born in Baltimore in 1985 and trained at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. Following the 2016 Rio Olympics, he held the record for most Olympic medals of any color (28) and most gold medals (23). At Beijing, in 2008, he won eight golds to break Mark Spitz's single games record of seven set in 1972.
3. The Baltimore Colts played home games in Maryland between 1953 and 1983. In January, 1971, they won Super Bowl V with a 16-13 victory over which team?

Answer: Dallas Cowboys

The Baltimore Colts joined the NFL in 1953, playing home games at Memorial Stadium. They reached Super Bowl III where they were beaten by the New York Jets, for whom quarterback Joe Namath had "guaranteed" victory. They had better luck in Super Bowl V in Miami, where a Jim O'Brien field goal in the dying seconds gave them victory over the Cowboys. Early in 1984, Colts fans were stunned when owner Robert Irsay moved the team overnight to Indianapolis.
4. The University of Maryland play sports as members of the Big Ten Conference. Which city would you need to visit to watch the Terrapins play home games in various sports?

Answer: College Park

The University of Maryland was founded in 1856, and its flagship campus in based in College Park, just outside the border with Washington D.C. The Terrapins were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference for a number of years before moving to the Big Ten in 2014. Maryland is one of the few schools to have won national titles in both men's and women's basketball - the men defeated Indiana in 2002, with the women triumphing over Duke four years later.
5. The Baltimore Ravens won their first Super Bowl title in January 2001, with a victory over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV. Which linebacker was awarded the MVP award after the game?

Answer: Ray Lewis

The Baltimore Ravens began play in the NFL in 1996 when Art Modell moved the Cleveland Browns to Maryland. Unlike other team relocations, the Browns name and history remained in Ohio and the Ravens were regarded as a brand new franchise. After struggling on the field in their first few seasons in Baltimore, the Ravens won the AFC Central Division in 2000. Victories over Denver, Tennessee and Oakland in the play-offs saw them face up to the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV in Tampa. Ray Lewis made three solo tackles and had two assists and four blocked passes as the Ravens won 34-7.
6. The Preakness Stakes is part of horse racing's Triple Crown, and takes place annually at which Maryland track?

Answer: Pimlico

The Preakness Stakes, nicknamed "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans", is the second leg of the Triple Crown, and takes place on the third Saturday in May at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, a fortnight after the Kentucky Derby (the first leg). The race was first held in 1873 when it was won by a horse called Survivor.
7. The Baltimore Orioles won the World Series three times between 1966 and 1983. Which one of these teams was not one of their opponents when they won the Fall Classic?

Answer: St Louis Cardinals

The Baltimore Orioles relocated to Maryland in time for the 1954 season from St Louis, where they were known as the Browns. They won the franchise's first World Series title in 1966, sweeping the Dodgers 4-0, and giving up only two runs in the process. Title number two followed in 1970, when the Reds were defeated in five games.

The Orioles third crown was won in 1983 when, after dropping the first game to the Phillies, they won four straight games.
8. Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, has won multiple national championships in which sport?

Answer: Lacrosse

Johns Hopkins University was founded in 1876. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Blue Jays and are members of the NCAA Division III Centennial Conference for most sports. In lacrosse, however, they play in the Big Ten Conference, and are one of the most successful schools in America, having won multiple national titles (including at Division 1 level).
9. The Baltimore Bullets played NBA basketball in Maryland between 1963 and 1973. They reached the finals once during this period, losing to which team in 1971?

Answer: Milwaukee Bucks

The Baltimore Bullets relocated to Maryland from Chicago in 1963, where they had been known as the Zephyrs. The drafting of Wes Unseld in the 1968 NBA draft saw the team's fortunes improve, and they went all the way to the finals in 1971. There, they came up against a Bucks team that included Lew Alcindor and Oscar Robertson in their line-up, and it was the team from Wisconsin who prevailed in four straight games.

The Bullets relocated to Washington D.C. in 1973 and changed their nickname to Wizards in 1997.
10. Dominique Dawes, from Silver Spring, was a leading competitor in which sport in the 1990s?

Answer: Gymnastics

Dominique Dawes is a former gymnast who was born in Silver Spring in 1976. She made her Olympic debut in Barcelona in 1992, where she won bronze in the team event. In 1996, in Atlanta, she won bronze in the floor event, and gold in the team event. A further team bronze followed in Sydney in 2000.

After retirement, she attended the University of Maryland and followed a varied career path, including acting and modelling.
Source: Author Dizart

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