Show that you Know Why Culture Beats Scheme with this Notre Dame Quiz!

By: Becky Stigall

Show that you Know Why Culture Beats Scheme with this Notre Dame Quiz!
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About This Quiz

The University of Notre Dame football team has a history soaked in tradition. Assuming you're a fan, let's see how many of the following questions you can answer correctly!
The Notre Dame football team is known as which of the following?
Fighting Irish
All Notre Dame sports teams go by the nickname "Fighting Irish."
Fishing Irish
Drinking Irish
Dancing Irish

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The University of Notre Dame is located in what state?
Florida
Indiana
The University of Notre Dame, home of the Fighting Irish, is located in Indiana.
California
Maine

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Who is Notre Dame's current head coach, as of 2017?
Ben Rothlisberger
Dan Marino
Brian Kelly
Brian Kelly is the 31st head coach of the Fighting Irish.
Tom Brady

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What are the University of Notre Dame's football uniform colors?
Green and Red
Gold and Blue
The Fighting Irish proudly don blue and gold uniforms when they take the field.
Purple and White
Orange and Brown

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The Notre Dame football team claims what mascot?
A Brown Bear
A Green Frog
A Red Ball
The Leprechaun
The Leprechaun has been the school mascot since 1964, when artist Theodore W. Drake was paid $50 for his rendition.

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The Notre Dame mascot, the Leprechaun, uses what prop to prod crowds and cheers?
Shillelagh
The Leprechaun prods crowds with a shillelagh, which is a club or a walking stick. Traditionally, a shillelagh is a blackthorn stick.
Ukulele
Guitar
Baloon

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The Leprechaun mascot travels with what other Fighting Irish contingent to games around the country?
Teachers
Valets
Cheerleaders
The Leprechaun travels with the University's cheerleaders and makes public appearances at game-related events.
Administration

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As a true Fighting Irish fan, can you name the team mascot before the Leprechaun?
French Bulldog
Italian Greyhound
Irish Terrier
Before the Leprechaun, the Fighting Irish were represented by a succession of Irish Terriers who all went by the name of Clashmore Mike.
German Shepard

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Student cheers resound from what part of the crowd?
The Leprechaun Legion
The Leprechaun Legion is the name given to students who attend Notre Dame games. They are led in cheers by the Leprechaun.
The Fighting Legion
The Leprechaun Lollies
The Fighting Section

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The University of Notre Dame claims how many national championships?
1
10
11
The university itself claims 11 consensus championships.
15

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The University of Notre Dame lays claim to the oldest ___________.
Marching band
The University has the oldest marching band in the nation. They've supported the team since 1887.
Football team
School charter
Clock tower

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The Fighting Irish lost their first game to what school?
Florida
California
Michigan
During their first meeting, Michigan beat Notre Dame 8-0.
Texas

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The Fighting Irish played their first game, against Michigan, in what year?
1887
Notre Dame lost to Michgan, 8-0, on November 23, 1887.
1492
2001
2016

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Who served as the Fighting Irish's first head football coach?
Mick Jagger
James L. Morison
James L. Morison was hired in 1894. He earned $40.00 per week.
Jon Bon Jovi
Rod Steward

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What player caught the first ever touchdown pass in Notre Dame football history?
Brian Sipe
Tony Romo
Terry Bradshaw
Fay Wood
Fay Wood caught the first touchdown pass in Notre Dame football history in 1908.

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Michigan's loss to Notre Dame in 1909 resulted in Michigan's refusal to go against the Fighting Irish again for how many years?
3
30
33
After losing to Notre Dame, 11-3, Michigan refused another match for 33 years.
40

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Notre Dame played what team in the 1966 tied game that is heralded as one of the greatest games in history?
Florida
Paris
Rome
Michigan State
The rivalry between Notre Dame and Michigan State played out in 1966 with a 10-10 tied game.

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The Fighting Irish lays claim to how many Heisman Trophy winners?
1
7
The Fighting Irish have produced seven Heisman Trophy winners. The most recent was Tim Brown, in 1987.
10
15

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What iconic Fighting Irish coach also played for the team?
Knute Rockne
Norwegian-born Knute Rockne played for Notre Dame from 1910-1913. He coached the team for 13 years.
Brian Sipe
Terry Bradshaw
John Elway

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Notre Dame backfield - Harry Stuhldreher, Don Miller, Jim Crowley and Elmer Layden - were known as what?
The Three Amigos
The Three Blind Mice
The Seven Dwarfs
The Four Horsemen
The Four Horsemen were part of the 1924 Notre Dame football team.

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One of the Four Horsemen, Harry Stuhldreher, played what position?
Quarterback
Harry Stuhldreher was a quarterback on the 1924 Notre Dame football team. He didn't have much of a pro career, but he did go on to coach at Villanova University.
Halfback
Fullback
Center

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One of the Four Horsemen, Don Miller, played what position?
Quarterback
Halfback
Don Miller played right halfback on the 1924 Notre Dame football team. He went on to coach college ball at Georgia Tech.
Fullback
Center

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One of the Four Horsemen, Jim Crowley, played what position?
Quarterback
Halfback
Crowley played left halfback on the 1924 Notre Dame football team. He went on to coach Notre Dame rival Michigan State.
Fullback
Center

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One of the Four Horsemen, Elmer Layden, played what position?
Quarterback
Halfback
Fullback
Layden played fullback on the 1924 football team. He played pro ball in 1925-1926, and eventually coached his alma mater.
Center

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What is the name of the single-wing formation variation employed by Fighting Irish coach Knute Rockne?
Notre Dame Box
The Notre Dame Box was also used by Green Bay Packers coach, Curly Lambeau, who learned it from Rockne himself.
Notre Dame Irish
Notre Dame Leprechaun
Notre Dame Cheerleaders

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Notre Dame player, George Gipp, was known by what nickname?
The Beaver
Potsie
The Fonz
The Gipper
The Gipper played halfback, quarterback and punter for Notre Dame from 1917-1920.

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Coach Jesse Harper used what controversial play to win against Army in 1913?
Forward pass
The 1921 Notre Dame team was the first to use the forward pass as a game strategy, not just an occasional tool.
Field goal
Sneak attack
Conversion

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Coach Rockne's "Win one for The Gipper" speech was the incentive the team needed to beat what rival in 1928?
Army
Notre Dame beat the favorite, Army, 12–6.
Navy
Air Force
Marines

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How many undefeated seasons were the work of Knute Rockne as head coach?
Five
Rockne coached the team to five undefeated/untied seasons.
Ten
Fifteen
Twenty

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Under Coach Leahy, some Fighting Irish faked injuries in 1953 to stop the clock, leading to what scandal?
Fighting Irish
Fainting Football
Fighting Football
Fainting Irish
Players said to have participated in the fake outs were nicknamed the Fainting Irish.

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Coach Frank Leahy served from 1941–1953, except for 1944 when he was occupied doing what?
Serving in the U.S. Army
Serving in the U.S. Navy
Leahy served in the Navy during World War II.
Serving in the U.S. Air Force
Serving in the U.S. Marines

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What Notre Dame head coach resigned without ever coaching a game?
George Foreman
George Lopez
Georgie Porgie
George O'Leary
George O'Leary was head coach for only five days before resigning and taking a position at the University of Central Florida.

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Who was the first African-American head coach of the Fighting Irish?
Terry Bradshaw
Brian Sipe
Tyrone Willingham
Tyrone Willingham's 11-12 record resulted in his termination after two years.
Tony Romo

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The 2005 USC vs. Notre Dame football game was called the _______ game.
Game of the Century
Big Loss
Bush Push
The game was thus named because USC running back Reggie Bush pushed Notre Dame quarterback Matt Leinart into the end zone.
One Winner

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1988 Notre Dame vs. Miami football game was known as what?
Methodists vs. Catholics
Baptists vs. Methodists
Catholics vs. Convicts
Notre Dame and Miami each entered the game undefeated. Notre Dame beat Miami, 31-30.
Jailers vs. Convicts

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