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Super Bowl Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Free Super Bowl trivia questions with answers - about the history and beginnings of the Super Bowl

 

What is The Super Bowl?
A: The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL).

When was the first super bowl played?
A: On January 15, 1967.

The game was created as part of a what?
A: A merger agreement between the NFL and the American Football League (AFL).

After the merger, each league was re-designated as a what?
A:  "Conference” and the game would then be played between the conference champions.

As of 2014, the NFC leads the league with 26 wins to what?
A: 22 wins for the AFC.

The Pittsburgh Steelers hold the record for Super Bowl victories with how many victories?
A: Six.

What is the day on which the Super Bowl is played called?
A: "Super Bowl Sunday".

Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest day for the U.S. consumption of what?
A: Food, after Thanksgiving Day.

The four most-watched broadcasts in U.S. television history are what?
A: Super Bowls.

What trophy has been awarded to the Super Bowl winner each year since its inception?
A: The Vince Lombardi.

In 2014, Super Bowl XLVIII became the what?
A: The most-watched American television program in history.

The game had an average audience of how many viewers?
A: 111.5 million viewers.

The Super Bowl is also among the most-watched “what” in the world?
A: Sporting events.

The NFL restricts the use of its what?
A: "Super Bowl" trademark.

For four decades after its 1920 inception, the NFL successfully fended off what?
A: Several rival leagues.

In 1960, it encountered its most serious competitor when what league was formed?
A:  American Football League (AFL).

The AFL vied heavily with the NFL for what?
A: Both players and fans.

Just before the 1966 season, the NFL and AFL reached a what?
A: A merger agreement that was to take effect for the 1970 season.

Where did Lamar Hunt, owner of the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs, first use the term "Super Bowl"?
A: In the merger meetings.

The "Super Bowl" name was derived from the bowl game, a what?
A: Post-season college football game.

What was the original "bowl game" ?
A: The Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena, California.

After the NFL's Green Bay Packers won the first two Super Bowls, some team owners were worried about what?
A: The future of the merger.

Which Super Bowl has been earliest game played?
A: Super Bowl XI on January 9, 1977.

Which Super Bowl game was the latest played?
A: Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010.

What has been the most frequent date for the game to be played?
A:  January 26, with four games played.

Super Bowl XLVIII was the first Super Bowl played on what date?
A:  February 2, a date commonly celebrated as Groundhog Day.

Beginning with the 1970 season, the NFL realigned into what two conferences?
A: The American Football Conference (AFC), and the National Football Conference (NFC).

The champions of the two conferences would play each other in the what?
A: The Super Bowl.

The game is played annually on a Sunday as the final game of the what?
A: The NFL Playoffs.

How many teams have appeared in Super Bowl games without a win?
A: Nine.

The Minnesota Vikings were the first team to have done what?
A: Appeared a record four times without a win.

What four teams have never appeared in a Super Bowl?
A: The Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Houston Texans.

What tea won the first two Super Bowls?
A: The Green Bay Packers, and the Oakland Raiders following the 1966 and 1967 seasons, respectively.

What quarterback led the Packers?
A:  Bart Starr.

In Super Bowl III, the AFL's New York Jets defeated what eighteen-point favorite, 16–7?
A: Baltimore Colts of the NFL.

The Jets were led by what quarterback?
A:  Joe Namath.

After the AFL-NFL merger was completed in 1970, what three franchises would go on to dominate the 1970s?
A: The Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, and Pittsburgh Steelers, winning a combined eight Super Bowls in the decade.