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Fabulous Firsts - Sports

written by: shimonbentzvi
This is a very difficult quiz on some interesting first in the sports world.

Question 1:

Who was the first man to run a mile in under 4 minutes?
Marcel Coe
Bill Hayes
Roger Bannister
Jim Thorpe

Question 2:

When was the first intercollegiate basketball game played?
January 18, 1904
January 18, 1896
January 18, 1907
January 18, 1885

Question 3:

When was the first intercollegiate women's basketball game played?
April 4, 1916
April 4, 1896
April 4, 1906
April 4, 1926

Question 4:

These two colleges played in the first intercollegiate nine-person baseball game.
Fordham University and St. Francis Xavier University.
Cincinnati University and The University of Akron
Rutgers University and Princeton University
University of Pittsburgh and Youngstown State University

Question 5:

Who scored the first three-point shot in the NBA?
Larry Bird
Chris Ford
Reggie Miller
JoJo White

Question 6:

When was the first goal in a NHL game scored?
December 19,1917
December 19 , 1942
December 19,1924
December 19 , 1936

Question 7:

Who was the first NHL goalie to get a shutout?
Georges Vezina
Gump Worsley
Charlie Broadieaux
Roger Stanley

Question 8:

When did the first game played under NFL rules take place?
February 25, 1946
February 25, 1933
February 25, 1943
February 24 , 1939

Question 9:

Which two teams played in the first NFL championship?
Chicago Bears and the New York Giants
Canton Bulldogs and the Chicago Cardinals
Chicago Bears and the Boston Tigers
Canton Bulldogs and the Providence Steamrolles

Question 10:

Who was the first player ever selected in the NFL draft?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 11:

Who was the first African American NFL quarterback?
Jack Tosser
Doug Williams
Marlin Briscoe
Willie Thrower

Question 12:

On September 17, 1948 Greenbay played Boston in an NFL game. What was the significance of the game?
It was the first NFL game to be on radio.
It was the first time a NFL game that went into overtime.
It was the first time a penalty flag was thrown.
It was the first time an interception was returned for a touchdown.

Question 13:

Which statement is true about major league baseball pitcher Danny Graves?
He was the first major league pitcher to hit a grandslam home run in his first MLB game.
He was the first MLB player to toss a shutout in his first three games.
He was the first major leaguer from Vietnam.
He was the first major leaguer from New Zealand.

Question 14:

Many major league baseball players are from the Dominican Republic. Who was the first major leaguer from the Dominican Republic?
Rodrico Humberro
Umberto Pena
Ozzie Virgil
Chico Fernandez

Question 15:

Who was the first major league baseball player from Japan?
Masanori Murakami
Hideki Irabu
Hideki Nomo
Yashigawa Tabata


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