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Muhammad Ali

written by: austaly
 
Some people say he was the greatest sportsman of the 20th century, others say he was one of the most influential people of the 20th century. Let's see what you know about the man many believe was the greatest heavyweight champion of all time.

Question 1:


In what city and year did Muhammad Ali win the Olympic gold medal for the United States of America in the boxing light heavyweight division?
Melbourne 1956
Mexico City 1968
Rome 1960
Tokyo 1964

Question 2:


Muhammad Ali took up boxing as a result of someone stealing his bicycle.
False
True

Question 3:


Although Muhammad Ali was from Louisville, Kentucky he represented this major American city as a junior in the Golden Gloves.
Chicago
Dallas
New York
Washington

Question 4:


Who was Muhammad Ali's first professional fight and victory against?
Alonzo Johnson
Archie Moore
Tunney Hunsacker
Joe Louis

Question 5:


When did Muhammad Ali defeat Sonny Liston to win the World Heavyweight Championship?
December 1963
May 1964
February 1964
October 1964

Question 6:


Which one of his boxing opponents did Muhammad Ali label "The Washer Woman"?
Clevland Williams
George Chuvalo
Ernie Terrell
Zora Folley

Question 7:


What was the name of Muhammad Ali's legendary trainer?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


During a fight, Muhammad Ali kept asking this boxer, "What is my name?".
Ernie Terrell
Floyd Patterson
Zora Folley
Clevland Williams

Question 9:


Who was Muhammad Ali's last opponent before his boxing license was suspended in 1967?
Ernie Terell
Zora Folley
Cleveland Williams
George Chuvalo

Question 10:


Who did Muhammad Ali fight against in his come-back match in 1970?
Jimmy Ellis
Oscar Bonavena
Zora Folley
Jerry Quarry

Question 11:


Joe Frazier defeated Muhammad Ali in the first of their 3 fights.
False
True

Question 12:


On his way to fighting George Foreman, Muhammad Ali lost a fight against this boxer.
Ken Norton
Jergin Blin
Alvin Lewis
Mac Foster

Question 13:


Did Muhammad Ali get his jaw broken in a fight against Ken Norton in 1973?
Yes
No

Question 14:


In which African country did Muhammad Ali fight George Foreman in a match referred to as "The Rumble in the Jungle"?
Zaire
Ghana
Egypt
Cameroon

Question 15:


What name was given to the tactic that Muhammad Ali used to defeat George Foreman?
Rope a Dope
Rope and Hope
Run and Hide
Hope and Pray

Question 16:


Which boxer did Muhammad Ali fight in the boxing event called "Thrilla in Manila"?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 17:


Who won the fight referred to as "The Thrilla in Manila"?
Ali won on points
Ali knocked out Frazier in the final round.
Ali knocked out Frazier after 14 rounds.
Ali won by a technical knock out after 14 rounds.

Question 18:


In 1978, Muhammad Ali lost to this boxer but then defeated him later that year, thus regaining the heavyweight championship title for a record 3rd time.
Joe Frazier
Ken Norton
Joe Bugner
Leon Spinks

 


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