General Sports Trivia

30 general questions and answers about major league American and Olympic sports

Q1: How many points is a touchdown worth in football?

A: A touchdown is worth six points. 

Q2: What does “RBI” stand for in baseball?

A: Run batted in

Q3: What U.S. olympic swimmer made headlines in 2009 when a photo of him smoking a bong that contained marijuana was sold to the press?

A: Michael Phelps

Q4: Who is the only NFL player to have also played in the MLB World Series?

A: Deion Sanders

Q5: Muhammad Ali retired from boxing in 1981, what was his career record?

A: 55 wins, 5 defeats

Q6: Which player graced the cover of the videogame “Madden NFL 17”?

A: Rob Gronkowski

Q7: Which former NBA player had a starring role in the 1980 comedy movie “Airplane!”?

A: Kareem Abdul-Jabar

Q8: A team has had a completely-perfect season only once in the history of the NFL. What year did this occur in and who was the coach at the time?

A: Don Shula was the coach of the Miami Dolphins in 1972. (We are NOT asking for the team—just the coach and the year)

Q9: Which NFL team has the longest season-ticket waiting list?

A: Green Bay Packers

Q10: What is the name of the 12-time olympic medalist who was in trouble with the Brazilian government for lying about being robbed?

A: Ryan Lochte

Q11: What recently DFA’d (designated for assignment) MLB third baseman pitched a perfect 9th inning against the Dodgers in 2018?

A: Pablo Sandoval

Q12: How many games are played by each team during the regular NFL season?

A: 16

Q13: Who was the MVP of the 2014 NBA Finals?

A: Kawhi Leonard

Q14: What year was the first Super Bowl played? 

A: 1967

Q15: What country was the host of the inaugural FIFA cup in 1930?

A: Uruguay 

Q16: Who was the first Chinese-born player to actually play in an NBA game?

A: Wang ZhiZhi

Q17: When did Serena Williams win her first major tennis championship?

A: In 1999 at 17 years old

Q18: What FX TV show featured some out-of-touch vampires who mistook a Super Bowl party invitation for a Superb Owl party invitation?

A: What We Do In the Shadows

Q19: In baseball, when a player is up to bat, how many “balls” called by the umpire must be thrown before the batter can walk to first base?

A: Four

Q20: What is the name of the redhead who holds the record for the most X-Games gold medals and most Olympic gold medals by a snowboarder?

A: Shaun White

Q21: What NFL player played football at both the University of Florida and for the Patriots at the same time as the now deceased man who was the subject of Netflix’s documentary Killer Inside?  

A: Tim Tebow

Q22: What is the shoe size worn by Shaquille O’Neal?

A: 23

Q23: What was the previous name of the NFL before it was changed to the National Football League?

A: American Professional Football Association 

Q24: What San Francisco Giants player opted to sit out of the 2020 season just a day after adopting a set of twins who were born prematurely?

A: Buster Posey

Q25: Regulation NFL footballs are made out of what material?

A: Cowhide

Q26: What current NBA player is known for his incredible unibrow?

A: Anthony Davis

Q27: How big is an Olympic sized swimming pool in meters?

A: 50 meters long and 25 meters wide

Q28: Who was the first ever NBA player to score 2,000 points in a single season?

A: George Yardly

Q29: All NFL teams have their logo on their helmets, but one team only has the logo on one side of their helmet. What team is that?

A: Pittsburgh Steelers

Q30: What year did the players go on strike, resulting to no baseball World Series?

A: 1994