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80s Sports Quiz 1

Test your 80's Sports knowledge...




1

In 1981, Earvin 'Magic' Johnson signed the longest contract is team sports history. How many years was the contract?

10
15
20
25

2

In 1984, this first baseman set a MLB record by committing no errors in 159 games.

Steve Garvey
Don Mattingly
Pete Rose
George Brett

3

Which of the following was NOT the name of a USFL team?

Houston Gamblers
Detroit Rockets
New Jersey Generals
Pittsburgh Maulers

4

What was the last NHL team that Gordie Howe played for?

Boston Bruins
Hartford Whalers
Buffalo Sabres
Detroit Red Wings

5

In 1988, which MLB Pitcher retired as the National League's all-time strikeout leader with exactly 4,000?

Nolan Ryan
Joe Niekro
Steve Carlton
Dave Stewart

6

Golfer Greg Norman shot a front-nine record of 30 at Augusta in 1988. What was his nickname?

Lefty
The Squire
The Walrus
The Shark

7

Which country won 25 total medals to lead the 1984 Olympics in Sarajevo?

The Soviet Union
The United States
Germany
Canada

8

Who was the youngest man (in the 80s) to win a Wimbledon tennis title at 17 years old?

Bjorn Borg
Boris Becker
Ivan Lendl
Jimmy Connors

9

At the Talladega speedway, what NASCAR driver became the first to clock a Winston Cup qualifying lap at over 200mph (200.176 to be exact)?

Darrell Waltrip
Dale Earnhardt
Benny Parsons
Chad Little

10

From 1980 - 1989 only 2 NHL teams besides the New York Islanders and Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup. What were those two teams?

Calgary Flames and Philadelphia Flyers
Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames
Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens
Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers

11

Of the following players, which one was NOT a first round NFL draft pick in the 80's?

Barry Sanders
Vinny Testaverde
Bruce Smith
Troy Aikman

12

In 1989, who was the last female tennis player in the 80s to win the French Open?

Arantxa Sanchez- Vicario
Martina Navratilova
Steffi Graf
Evonne Goolagong Cawley

13

In 1988, Mike Tyson knocked out Michael Spinks to win the heavyweight title. How long did it take?

34 seconds into the first round
1 minute and 31 seconds into the first round
42 seconds into the 2nd round
1 minute and 6 seconds into the second round

14

Curtis Strange is known for doing what in the 80s?

Being the first person to high jump over 8 feet
Winning 3 Iditarod dog sledding races in Alaska
Being the first person to bowl 3 consecutive 300 games
Winning 2 straight U.S. Open golf tournaments

15

Susan Butcher is known for doing what in the 80s?

Being the first person to high jump over 8 feet
Winning 3 Iditarod dog sledding races in Alaska
Being the first person to bowl 3 consecutive 300 games
Winning 2 straight U.S. Open golf tournaments





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