How well do you know your D.C. sports trivia?

November 21, 2011

We grilled our three Greatest D.C. Sports Fan finalists with a 30-question quiz created almost entirely by our readers. Congratulations to John Mann, our grand prize winner, who scored a total of 32 points. And also to runners-up Michael Ortman (30 points) and John Pence (29 points).

Think you can beat their scores? Take the quiz yourself, use the answer key at the bottom to score it, and tell us what you got in the comments. You may be surprised! Or you can take the easy way out by taking this multiple-choice version of the quiz and we’ll score it for you.

Award yourself partial credit for all correct answers to questions worth more than one point. For example: If you get 2 out of 3 DC United goal-scrorers, you get 2 points.

Total possible points: 54

1. Which Senators player appeared in every inning of every one of the team’s three World Series appearances? (1 point, submitted by nats24)

2. Who are the two Nationals players on the 2011 roster who were also on the roster during the 2005 inaugural season? (2 points, submitted by jmach)

3. Which former Bullets/Wizards player is the franchise’s career leader for most assists per game? (1 point, submitted by RIP-21)

A. Earl Monroe

B. Gus Williams

C. Rod Strickland

D. Kevin Porter

4. Who were the three D.C. United goal-scorers in the inaugural MLS Cup (1996)? (3 points)

5. The Capitals have had only one 50-goal who was scorer born in the U.S. Who is it? (1 point, submitted by Neil Greenberg)

6. Name the quarterback who led the Redskins to a stirring victory over the Cowboys on “Monday Night Football” in 1987. (1 point)

7. Which Nationals player hit for the cycle in the second game of the team’s inaugural season? (1 point, submitted by jmach)

A. Cristian Guzman

B. Ryan Zimmerman

C. Brad Wilkerson

D. Nick Johnson

8. Which longtime Capital was traded to obtain current Cap Brooks Laich? (2 points, submitted by Aaron Pearl)

9. What were the names of the four parking lots at the old Capital Centre? (4 points)

10. What was the full name of the Wizards franchise during the 1973-74 season? (1 point, submitted by Karl Eisenhower)

11. What was the final score of the last Senators game in 1971? (1 point, submitted by Michael Carney)

12. Which Redskins wide receiver was labeled a “little monkey” by Howard Cosell during a “Monday Night Football” broadcast? (1 point, submitted by Karl Eisenhower)

13. The Capitals have had four players score 100 points in a season. Name them. (4 points, submitted by Neil Greenberg)

14. Whom did the Bullets defeat in the Eastern Conference and NBA finals in 1978? In how many games (for each)? (4 points possible)

15. At what age did Freddy Adu make his D.C. United debut? (1 point, submitted by bergamot)

A. 13

B. 14

C. 15

D. 16

16. Name the opponent and result (W or L) for each of the Redskins’ playoff appearances (5) since the end of Gibbs I (1993). (5 points)

17. In his rookie year of 1974, Joe Theismann had three rushing attempts and 15 ________? (1 point, submitted by Rick)

18. Which sport did the Washington Capitols play and who was their first coach? (2 points)

19. Name the Nationals relievers who have been selected to appear (as Nationals) to the all-star game. (3 points, submitted by Clifton B)

20. Which 1962 first-round draft choice did the Redskins trade to acquire Bobby Mitchell? To which team? (2 points, submitted by corky james)

21. Name D.C.’s North American Soccer League team from 1974 through 1981. (1 point, submitted by jimward21)

22. Name D.C. United’s first three head coaches. (3 points)

23. Whom did Norv Turner replace as head coach of the Redskins? (1 point, submitted by jimward21)

24. Why are three seats painted white in RFK Stadium’s upper deck? (1 point, submitted by Fred Herrmann, Rick Tillmann)

25. What did Dallas’s Clint Murchison trade to Redskins owner George Preston Marshall in return for Marshall’s expansion vote? (1 point, submitted by Karl Eisenhower)

26. Who hit the first home run for the Nationals franchise? (1 point, submitted by Todd Boss)

27. Whose shoe did Gilbert Arenas poop in? (1 point, submitted by Dos)

28. Who wore the No. 8 jersey on the Capitals immediately before Alex Ovechkin? (1 point, submitted by Greg E)

29. If you subtract Scott Stevens’s Capitals jersey number from Dino Ciccarelli’s Capitals jersey number, you get the number worn by which current Capital? (1 point, submitted by Steven Liu)

30. Name the two Capitals head coaches to appear in the movie “Slap Shot.” (2 points, submitted by Glenn Dreyfuss)

Answer Key

1. “Goose” Goslin; 2. Livan Hernandez, Ryan Zimmerman; 3. Rod Strickland; 4. Tony Sanneh, Shawn Medved, Eddie Pope; 5. Bob Carpenter, 1984-85 53 goals.; 6. Tony Robinson; 7. Brad Wilkerson; 8. Peter Bondra, Ottawa; 9. Liberty Bell, Eagle, Stars & Stripes, Capital; 10. Capital Bullets; 11. 9-0; 12. Alvin Garrett; 13. Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Mike Gartner and Dennis Maruk; 14. Philadelphia 76ers, 6 games (Eastern conference); Seattle Sonics (7 games); 15. 14; 16. Lions (w); Bucs (l); Bucs (w); Seahawks (l); Seahawks (l); 17. Punt returns; 18. Basketball; Red Auerbach; 19. Chad Cordero, Matt Capps and Tyler Clippard; 20. Ernie Davis. Cleveland Browns; 21. Washington Diplomats; 22. Bruce Arena, Thomas Rongen, Ray Hudson; 23. Richie Petitbon; 24. They signify the landing spot of Frank Howard home runs; 25. The rights to the song “Hail to the Redskins.”; 26. Terrmel Sledge; 27. Andray Blatche; 28. Steve Eminger; 29. Nicklas Backstrom (Ciccarelli 22 - Stevens 3 = Backstrom 19); 30. Danny Belisle, Bruce Boudreau

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