The Professional Sports Mascots Quiz

By: Nathan Chandler

The Professional Sports Mascots Quiz
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About This Quiz

Mascots boost team spirit and pump up the crowd. How much do you know about these costumed performers? Find out by taking this quiz.
Dinger, the mascot for the Colorado Rockies baseball team, has been described as an "anthropomorphic purple" what?
triceratops
Dinger, who first started performing in 1994, is a triceratops.
horse
yak

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Fans were horrified when which NBA mascot was lowered from the rafters and collapsed on the floor unconscious?
Rumble the Bison
Crunch the Wolf
Rocky the Mountain Lion
His limp body was a scary sight, but Rocky recovered just fine.

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At minimum, how much do professional mascots earn per year?
$30,000
$50,000
$50,000 is a nice, round figure for a fun gig.
$80,000

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Which city's baseball team has a mascot that resembles an enormous fish?
San Francisco
Miami
Billy, mascot for the Miami Marlins, is based on a marlin, a fish that can grow up to 16 feet (4.9 meters) long.
Seattle

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Approximately how many costumes has the San Diego Chicken worn out during his career?
100
300
500
Five hundred is a whole lot of chicken costumes.

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Which NBA mascot is known for his spectacular dunking ability?
Hugo the Hornet
Hooper
Benny the Bull
Benny's dunks are sometimes more inspiring than the players'.

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After being charged with drunk driving, a man lost his privilege to perform as which NFL mascot?
Pat Patriot
Steely McBeam
It was a shameful moment for Steely McBeam, who already endured a lot of ridicule.
Boltman

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Why was Jaxson de Ville placed in a cage during one game in 2007?
He made obscene gestures.
He was accused of assaulting a fan.
He was being too distracting.
The Jacksonville Jaguars' mascot was cage because he got in the way, although he was released sometimes.

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Which mascot currently cheers for the Cincinnati Reds?
Rosie Red
Mr. Red
Gapper
Polls show Gapper as being the least popular mascot for the team.

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Burnie, mascot of the Miami Heat, was sued for how much in 1994?
$1 million
Burnie was sued for $1 million when he forced a fan to dance with him. The case was settled for $50,000.
$500,000
$80,000

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The Minnesota Vikings ended negotiations with Ragnar the Viking because he wanted to make how much per year?
$1 million
$530,000
$160,000
One hundred sixty thousand dollars would've been a hefty salary for a faux Viking.

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Sir Purr is a mascot for which NFL team?
Carolina Panthers
During a 1996 Panthers game he interfered with a play by grabbing a live ball.
Cincinnati Bengals
Jacksonville Jaguars

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Which of these mascots was baseball's first live-action mascot?
Dandy
Mr. Met
Mr. Met was introduced in 1964.
The Oriole Bird

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The Raptor, mascot of the Toronto Raptors, suffered which injury during a performance?
concussion
broken leg
ruptured Achilles tendon
The ruptured Achilles tendon marked the end of his season.

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Which mascot lost his (costume) eyes when he was hit by a basketball in 2014?
The Coyote
It was the same year The Coyote was named mascot of the year.
Burnie
Jazz Bear

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What is the name of the mascot for the Green Bay Packers?
There is no mascot.
It's one of the most famous teams in sports, and it has no mascot.
Cheesehead
Cheddar

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Wally the Green Monster is a former mascot for which baseball team?
Boston Red Sox
His name was derived from the nickname of the high left-field wall at Fenway Park in Boston.
Chicago White Sox
New York Mets

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The Phillie Phanatic is very famous in part because of what?
He signs more autographs than anyone.
He's been sued many times.
In one suit he threw a woman into a pool and injured her.
He hijacks live camera feeds.

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What sort of animal is the mascot of the Nashville Predators?
lion
saber-toothed tiger
A saber-toothed tiger's remains were excavated right in the middle of Nashville, Tennessee.
panther

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Rampage is the mascot for which NFL team?
Los Angeles Rams
Introduced in 2010, Rampage the ram is one of the NFL's newest mascots.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Detroit Lions

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Which is the only NHL mascot not to wear a costume?
Iceburgh
Gnash
Al the Octopus
The octopus is a large prop instead of a person.

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T-Rac, mascot of the Tennessee Titans, is based on which animal?
red-tail hawk
Tyrannosaurus rex
raccoon
The raccoon is the state animal.

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The Tampa Bay Rays publicly apologized after their mascot mocked the death of which celebrity?
Gerald Ford
Steve Irwin
Irwin was killed by a stingray.
Don Knotts

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Which NHL team's mascot has an exclamation point as part of his name?
St. Louis Blues
Montreal Canadiens
Youppi! is the name of the Montreal Canadiens' mascot, and it means "hooray" in French.
Winnipeg Jets

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In 1991 a cheerleader was awarded $300,000 after which MLB mascot rolled around on the ground with her?
Phillie Phanatic
Homer the Dragon
The San Diego Chicken
In spite of the incident, The Chicken is one of the best-loved mascots of all time.

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What sort of horse is Rangers Captain, the mascot for the Texas Rangers baseball team?
palomino
Palominos, horses that have a gold coat, are very popular as parade horses..
Hackney
American Paint

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Which NHL mascot delayed a game for 20 minutes because he was stuck dangling in the rafters during a stunt?
Stinger
S.J. Sharkie
S.J. Sharkie was trapped in a harness four stories above the ice.
Mick E. Moose

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How many Seattle Seahawks mascots are there?
one
two
three
There are two costumed birds and one actual bird, a buteo.

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The Los Angeles Kings mascot caught flack for mocking Anaheim Ducks players who caught which disease?
mumps
His prank wasn't really funny, because mumps is a pretty serious affliction.
syphilis
Ebola

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The unofficial (and very popular) mascots of the Milwaukee Brewers are what food?
beer steins
pizza slices
sausages
There are five mascots, each representing a type of sausage you can buy at the stadium.

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