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Quiz about Sports in Missouri
Quiz about Sports in Missouri

Sports in Missouri Trivia Quiz


A series of questions on sports events, teams and personalities from the Show-Me State, both past and present

A multiple-choice quiz by Dizart. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Dizart
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
398,737
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
15
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
11 / 15
Plays
301
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Question 1 of 15
1. The very first Summer Olympics to take place in the USA were the 1904 games in St Louis. What was the name of the Olympic stadium which held the track and field events as well as numerous other sports? Hint


Question 2 of 15
2. Which Major League Baseball team was based in Kansas City between 1955 and 1967, failing to record a single winning season during that period? Hint


Question 3 of 15
3. The St Louis Browns were a baseball team who were members of the American League between 1902 and 1953. Which city did they relocate to in time for the 1954 season? Hint


Question 4 of 15
4. Which third baseman accrued over 3,000 hits for the Kansas City Royals during a career which saw him selected to 13 All-Star Games? Hint


Question 5 of 15
5. The St Louis Cardinals won the baseball World Series eleven times between 1926 and 2011. Which one of the following is not one of the teams that they defeated in the fall classic during this period? Hint


Question 6 of 15
6. Which St Louis-born tennis player became the first woman to win the women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles at all four Grand Slam tournaments during her career? Hint


Question 7 of 15
7. The St Louis Hawks won the 1958 National Basketball Association title, led by which future Hall of Fame power forward? Hint


Question 8 of 15
8. The University of Missouri plays intercollegiate sports in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Which city would you need to visit if you wanted to watch the Tigers play home games in football, basketball or numerous other sports? Hint


Question 9 of 15
9. Which Kansas City-born golfer won eight majors in the 1970s/80s? Hint


Question 10 of 15
10. Which National Football League franchise were based in St Louis between 1960 and 1987? Hint


Question 11 of 15
11. Who was the MVP of Super Bowl IV when the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Minnesota Vikings? Hint


Question 12 of 15
12. St Louis' second helping of NFL football came about when the Rams relocated there from Los Angeles in 1995 (the city's first NFL team lasted from 1970 to 1987) . It didn't take them long to find success in their new home, winning Super Bowl XXXIV in January, 2000. Who was the quarterback who led them to victory over the Tennessee Titans? Hint


Question 13 of 15
13. Rusty Wallace, from Arnold, Missouri, is a famous name in which sport? Hint


Question 14 of 15
14. The St Louis Blues were a National Hockey League expansion team in 1967. In 2019, they finally won their first Stanley Cup with victory in the finals over which team? Hint


Question 15 of 15
15. What was the nickname of the NHL expansion team who lasted a mere two seasons in Kansas City in the mid-1970s? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The very first Summer Olympics to take place in the USA were the 1904 games in St Louis. What was the name of the Olympic stadium which held the track and field events as well as numerous other sports?

Answer: Francis Field

The 1904 games were originally awarded to Chicago, but were moved to St Louis which was holding the Louisiana Purchase exposition at the time. Francis Field had a capacity at the time of 19,000. It still exists in 2019, on the campus of Washington University in St Louis, but with a much-reduced capacity.
2. Which Major League Baseball team was based in Kansas City between 1955 and 1967, failing to record a single winning season during that period?

Answer: Athletics

The Athletics were original based in Philadelphia, where, under the guidance of legendary manager Connie Mack, they won five World Series crowns. They moved to Kansas City in 1955, playing their home games at Municipal Stadium. They never finished higher than sixth place during their time in KC, and moved again, to Oakland, after the 1967 season.
3. The St Louis Browns were a baseball team who were members of the American League between 1902 and 1953. Which city did they relocate to in time for the 1954 season?

Answer: Baltimore

The Browns generally struggled during their tenure in St Louis, where they shared Sportsman's Park with the National League Cardinals. They made their only World Series appearance in 1944, where they had the misfortune to lose to their local rivals in what was the last Series of the 20th century to be played entirely within one stadium.

In 1954, they sought pastures new and relocated to Baltimore, where they were renamed the Orioles.
4. Which third baseman accrued over 3,000 hits for the Kansas City Royals during a career which saw him selected to 13 All-Star Games?

Answer: George Brett

George Brett spent his entire Major League career with the Royals, between 1973 and 1993, amassing 3,154 hits, 317 home runs and 1,596 RBIs. He was part of the Royals team which won the 1985 World Series with victory over cross-state rivals the St Louis Cardinals.
5. The St Louis Cardinals won the baseball World Series eleven times between 1926 and 2011. Which one of the following is not one of the teams that they defeated in the fall classic during this period?

Answer: Washington Senators

The Cardinals recorded victories over the Yankees in 1926, 1942 and 1964; the Tigers in 1934 and 2006; the Red Sox in 1946 and 1967; the Philadelphia Athletics in 1931; the St Louis Browns in 1944; the Milwaukee Brewers in 1982 and the Texas Rangers in 2011.

Their 11th title in 2011 was a then-record triumph for any National League franchise. Next-best at that time were the Giants and Dodgers with six apiece.
6. Which St Louis-born tennis player became the first woman to win the women's singles, women's doubles and mixed doubles at all four Grand Slam tournaments during her career?

Answer: Doris Hart

Doris Hart was born in St Louis in 1925 and won her first GS title in the women's doubles at Wimbledon in 1947. Her full-house of titles was completed in the women's singles at the 1954 US Championships, where she defeated Louise Brough in the final. Altogether she won six singles, fourteen doubles and fifteen mixed titles at the big four events. Margaret Court and Martina Navratilova were the only other plyers to achieve a "boxed set" of GS titles in the 20th century.
7. The St Louis Hawks won the 1958 National Basketball Association title, led by which future Hall of Fame power forward?

Answer: Bob Pettit

Bob Pettit was drafted out of LSU by the Milwaukee Hawks in 1955. The franchise relocated to St Louis shortly afterwards, and Petit helped them to the play-offs in nine out of the next ten seasons in Missouri. In 1958, he scored 50 points in game six of the NBA finals to lead the Hawks to victory over the Boston Celtics. Sadly for St Louis hoops fans, the Hawks relocated to Atlanta in 1968.
8. The University of Missouri plays intercollegiate sports in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Which city would you need to visit if you wanted to watch the Tigers play home games in football, basketball or numerous other sports?

Answer: Columbia

The University of Missouri was founded in Columbia in 1839, and was the first public university west of the Mississippi River. The Tigers have had a number of conference affiliations throughout the years, including the Big 8 and Big 12. They joined the SEC in 2012. The school has won nationals titles in baseball and indoor track and field.
9. Which Kansas City-born golfer won eight majors in the 1970s/80s?

Answer: Tom Watson

Tom Watson was born in Kansas City in 1948 and played collegiate golf at Stanford. Turning pro in 1971, he won his first major at the 1975 British Open at Carnoustie. He would win the Open a total of five times, as well as two Masters titles and one US Open. Incredibly, he almost added another major in 2009 aged 59, losing the British Open in a play-off with Stewart Cink.
10. Which National Football League franchise were based in St Louis between 1960 and 1987?

Answer: Cardinals

The Cardinals had played in Chicago between 1920 and 1959. When the new AFL was founded in 1960, the NFL persuaded them to move to St Louis to stop the new league establishing a team there - this meant that the city had baseball and football teams with identical names.

The football version of the Cardinals were never particularly successful in St Louis, only reaching the playoffs three times in 28 years. In 1988 they were on the move again, to Phoenix, Arizona.
11. Who was the MVP of Super Bowl IV when the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Minnesota Vikings?

Answer: Len Dawson

The Chiefs began life as the Dallas Texans in the newly fledged American Football League in 1960. They relocated to Kansas City, and changed their nickname, in 1963. In 1969, the last season before the AFL-NFL merger, they beat the Oakland Raiders in the AFL Championship game to advance to Super Bowl IV.

At Tulane Stadium in New Orleans, quarterback Len Dawson led them to a 23-7 win over the Vikings, and was named the game's MVP.
12. St Louis' second helping of NFL football came about when the Rams relocated there from Los Angeles in 1995 (the city's first NFL team lasted from 1970 to 1987) . It didn't take them long to find success in their new home, winning Super Bowl XXXIV in January, 2000. Who was the quarterback who led them to victory over the Tennessee Titans?

Answer: Kurt Warner

Kurt Warner had been playing his football in the Arena Football League and NFL Europe before the Rams rescued him from relative obscurity in 1998. It proved to be a master stroke as he turned around the franchise's fortunes in the 1999 season, leading them to victory in in the Super Bowl, for which he was named the game's MVP.

The Rams were back in the Super Bowl two years later, losing narrowly to the New England Patriots. Sadly, the good times didn't last, and the team relocated back to Los Angeles following the 2015 season.
13. Rusty Wallace, from Arnold, Missouri, is a famous name in which sport?

Answer: Motor Racing

Rusty Wallace was born in Arnold in 1956 and made his NASCAR debut in 1980. His first full-time racing season was 1984, when he was named Rookie of the Year. In 1989, he won his only Winston Cup title. He retired after the 2005 season with 55 race wins. In 2013, he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
14. The St Louis Blues were a National Hockey League expansion team in 1967. In 2019, they finally won their first Stanley Cup with victory in the finals over which team?

Answer: Boston Bruins

The NHL had operated with just six teams for 25 years before they admitted six expansion franchises in 1967, one of which was the St Louis Blues. They reached the Stanley Cup finals in each of their first three seasons (losing them all) although it should be pointed out that the expansion teams formed their own division at the time, so that one of them was guaranteed to reach the finals. Following their finals loss to Boston in 1970, it would be nearly half a century before they competed for the Stanley Cup again, and it would be the Bruins who provided the opposition again in 2019.

In a seesaw finals series in which the road team won five of the seven games, the Blues prevailed 4-3 to lift the famous old trophy.
15. What was the nickname of the NHL expansion team who lasted a mere two seasons in Kansas City in the mid-1970s?

Answer: Scouts

The Kansas City Scouts were a 1974 NHL expansion team, playing home games at Kemper Arena. The team performed poorly on the ice, winning just 26 of 160 games over two seasons. Low attendances and financial problems saw them relocate to Denver in 1976, where they became the Colorado Rockies.

In 1982, they were on the move again, to East Rutherford, where they changed their name to the New Jersey Devils.
Source: Author Dizart

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