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Trivia Quiz - Joe Paterno: Penn State Football Coach


A quiz on the personal life and coaching career of a college football icon, Joe Paterno.

Quiz Number: 4146
Date Submitted: November 11, 2011
Quiz Categories: Big Ten Football
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: dave
Average Score: 68 percent
Times Taken: 206 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4
Quiz is about: Joe Paterno

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Joe Paterno Penn State Football Coach

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1. In what decade was Joe Paterno born?
  A.   The 1920's
  B.   The 1930's
  C.   The 1940's
  D.   The 1950's

2. What team did Joe Paterno coach for the duration of his college football coaching career?
  A.   Pitt Panthers
  B.   Cincinnati Bearcats
  C.   Penn State Nittany Lions
  D.   Alabama Crimson Tide

3. What was Joe Paterno's wife's name?
  A.   Sara
  B.   Cindy
  C.   Sally
  D.   Sue

4. Joe Paterno graduated from a college in what conference?
  A.   The Atlantic Coast Conference
  B.   The SEC Conference
  C.   The Ivy League Conference
  D.   The Big Ten Conference

5. In 1997, the university at which Paterno coached named a campus building after him. What is the name of it?
  A.   Paterno Library
  B.   Paterno Sports Complex
  C.   Paterno Field
  D.   Paterno Gymnasium

6. As a head football coach, how many bowl victories did Joe Paterno achieve in his career?
  A.   9
  B.   16
  C.   24
  D.   32

7. What flavor of ice cream did a local ice cream maker, Berkey Creamery, name after Joe Paterno?
  A.   Paterno and Cream
  B.   Peachy Paterno
  C.   JoPa's Headache
  D.   Paterno's Blitz

8. How many children did Joe Paterno and his wife have?
  A.   1
  B.   3
  C.   5
  D.   7

9. Joe Paterno was the first FBS (Division 1A) football coach to do what?
  A.   Win over 400 games
  B.   Win the Rose Bowl, The Orange Bowl, The Fiesta Bowl, The Sugar Bowl, and the Cotton Bowl at least once
  C.   Appear in 37 bowl games
  D.   All of the above

10. What professional head football coaching position was never offered to Joe Paterno?
  A.   Pittsburgh Steelers
  B.   Tennessee Titans
  C.   New England Patriots
  D.   New York Giants


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