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Trivia Quiz - Bill Russell: NBA Great

One of my childhood heroes was basketball star Bill Russell. What do you know about him?

Quiz Number: 2523
Date Submitted: May 10, 2008
Quiz Categories: Basketball
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: lmcubs
Average Score: 53.5 percent
Times Taken: 239 times
Taken by Registered Users: 8
Quiz is about: Bill Russell

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1. For what college did Bill Russell play basketball?
  A.   University of San Francisco
  B.   Louisiana State
  C.   Boston University
  D.   UCLA

2. What position did Bill play in the NBA?
  A.   Power Forward
  B.   Point Guard
  C.   Center
  D.   Small Forward

3. What team did Bill Russell play for from 1956 - 1969?
  A.   New York Knicks
  B.   Los Angeles Lakers
  C.   Chicago Bulls
  D.   Boston Celtics

4. What was Bill Russell's uniform number during his NBA career?
  A.   6
  B.   21
  C.   38
  D.   00

5. In his playing career how many NBA titles did Bill Russell win?
  A.   5
  B.   7
  C.   9
  D.   11

6. Against what team did Russell win his first NBA title?
  A.   Minnesota Lakers
  B.   Cincinnati Royals
  C.   St. Louis Hawks
  D.   New York Knicks

7. How many times did Bill Russell win the NBA Most Valuable Player Award?
  A.   4
  B.   3
  C.   2
  D.   5

8. In 1966, Bill Russell became a player-coach when he replaced what retiring NBA coaching icon?
  A.   Red Auerbach
  B.   Jack Ramsey
  C.   John Wooden
  D.   Alex Hannum

9. Bill Russell averaged more than 20 rebounds a game for how many seasons?
  A.   4
  B.   6
  C.   8
  D.   10

10. What organization named Bill Russell the "Greatest Player in History of the NBA" in 1980?
  A.   ESPN
  B.   Professional Basketball Writers Assoc. of America
  C.   National Union of NBA Referees
  D.   Sports Illustrated Magazine®   

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