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Trivia Quiz - Indianapolis 500: The Memorial Day Classic


These questions are about one of the most well known and revered events in American motorsports.

Quiz Number: 2549
Date Submitted: May 23, 2008
Quiz Categories: Auto Racing
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 53.3 percent
Times Taken: 67 times
Taken by Registered Users: 11

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Indianapolis 500 The Memorial Day Classic
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1. In what year was the first Indianapolis 500 race held?
  A.   1909
  B.   1910
  C.   1911
  D.   1912

2. Who was the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 four times?
  A.   A.J. Foyt
  B.   Rick Mears
  C.   Al Unser
  D.   Mario Andretti

3. Who was the first woman driver in the Indy 500 to finish in 4th place?
  A.   Danica Patrick
  B.   Janet Guthrie
  C.   Lyn St. James
  D.   Milka Duno

4. Who was the first Indy 500 driver to hold the pole position 6 times in his career?
  A.   A.J. Foyt
  B.   Rick Mears
  C.   Arie Luyendyk
  D.   Al Unser

5. Who was the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 two consecutive years in a row?
  A.   Jack Brabham
  B.   Billy Vukovich
  C.   Wilbur Shaw
  D.   Mauri Rose

6. In what year was the Indianapolis 500 first broadcast on television?
  A.   1948
  B.   1949
  C.   1950
  D.   1951

7. Who was the first team owner to have 14 Indy 500 winners?
  A.   Roger Penske
  B.   Bobby Rahal
  C.   Mario Andretti
  D.   A.J. Foyt

8. Who is the first driver to win the Indianapolis 500 two years in a row in his first two races?
  A.   Arie Luyendyk
  B.   Dario Franchiti
  C.   Helio Castroneves
  D.   Al Unser

9. The car bearing what number was the first one to boast 10 Indy winners?
  A.   14
  B.   3
  C.   7
  D.   1

10. What was the original name of the Indianapolis 500?
  A.   Liberty Sweepstakes
  B.   International 500-Mile Sweepstakes
  C.   Indianapolis 500-Mile Race
  D.   MidWest 500 Sweepstakes


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