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Trivia Quiz - Detroit Lions History & Facts


Test your knowledge of Detroit Lions' football history and facts!

Quiz Number: 4005
Date Submitted: August 13, 2011
Quiz Categories: NFC North
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 52.9 percent
Times Taken: 367 times
Taken by Registered Users: 2

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1. The last time the Detroit Lions won the NFL Championship before the merger of the NFL and AFL was in 1957. Who did the Lions beat in the 1957 NFL Championship game?
  A.   Green Bay Packers
  B.   Chicago Bears
  C.   Cleveland Browns
  D.   New York Giants

2. The franchise that would eventually be know as the Detroit Lions was first known as the Spartans and located in what city?
  A.   Portsmouth, OH
  B.   Lansing, MI
  C.   Ft. Wayne, IN
  D.   Erie, PA

3. What is the name of the Detroit Lions' fight song?
  A.   Gridiron Hereos
  B.   Me & The Detroit Lions
  C.   Victorious Lions
  D.   Hold That Line, Lions!

4. The Detroit Lions' official team colors are blue, silver, black and white. Specifically, what color blue is it?
  A.   Cobalt blue
  B.   Midnight blue
  C.   Air Force blue
  D.   Honolulu blue

5. Dick Lane was a defensive back for the Detroit Lions from 1960-65. What was his nickname?
  A.   Freight Train
  B.   Night Train
  C.   Speed Train
  D.   Ghost Train

6. Which of the following Lions, all members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, did not wear the #20 jersey number?
  A.   Barry Sanders
  B.   Billy Simms
  C.   Lem Barney
  D.   Doak Walker

7. What Lion's coach led the team to a NFC Central Division title in 1991 and was the first Lions' coach ever to lead the team to 5 playoff appearances during his tenure?
  A.   Wayne Fontes
  B.   Bobby Ross
  C.   Gary Moeller
  D.   Darryl Rogers

8. The 2008 Detroit Lions became the first team in NFL history to do what?
  A.   change their name to "The Pretzels"
  B.   change their uniform color to pink
  C.   lose all 16 games
  D.   all of the above

9. What is the name of the Detroit Lions' mascot?
  A.   Growly the Lion
  B.   Lenny the Lion
  C.   Larry the Lion
  D.   Roary the Lion

10. Who was the first Detroit Lion running back to surpass 15,000 yards rushing in his career?
  A.   Mel Farr
  B.   Billy Simms
  C.   Barry Sanders
  D.   James Jones


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