Muhammad Ali by RobinJRichards

Champion(s):

ChernicoffS
Lock him up.


Runner(s)-Up:

Bix32
Hoops, Hosses, and Trivia


Quiz Description

The Greatest deserves a great quiz.

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Questions:

This was Ali's birth name, which is the same as a cousin of a man known as "The Great Compromiser" (said cousin was a noted abolitionist and Minister to Russia under Lincoln). First and last names needed.

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Cassius (Marcellus) Clay (Jr.)

Ali won his Olympic gold in boxing at the Summer Games of 1960 held IN THIS CITY.

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Rome

According to some accounts (including his own autobiography), Ali threw said medal into THIS RIVER after being kicked out of a restaurant enforcing segregation laws in his hometown. Many now believe this story never actually happened (although he did get a replacement).

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Ohio River

In one of the most iconic sports photos ever taken, Ali is seen after knocking down THIS BOXER (whose name has been redacted off his trunks).

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Sonny Liston

IN 1970, THIS CITY was the only governmental body to issue a boxing licence to Ali after his suspension. Twenty six years later he came back to take part in what many believe is the greatest Olympic ceremony moment ever.

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Atlanta

When Ali took part in the greatest Olympic moment in [the answer to Q6], THIS OLYMPIC SWIMMER handed him the Olympic Flame.

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Janet Evans

No doubt a result of his many boxing matches and blows to the head, Ali suffered from THIS SYNDROME beginning in 1984.

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Parkinson's

In the late 70s and early 80s, Ali was the spokesperson for THIS BRAND OF INSECTICIDE/ROACH TRAPS.

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D-con

The "Rumble in the Jungle," held in 1974 in Zaire was against THIS BOXER.

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George Foreman

Ali had a 31 match winning streak broken by THIS BOXER in 1971, one of only five people to ever beat Ali. Ali would get his revenge a few years later.

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Joe Frazier

Within three either way, of the 56 wins Ali had in the boxing ring, THIS MANY were by knockout.

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37 (34-40)

Other than the answer to Q10, four other men have beaten Ali. Name any two of the other four (last names are acceptable).

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Ken Norton, Leon Spinks, Larry Holmes, Trevor Berbick

“Who were those little sissies?” was Ali's retort in a press conference after he was photographed with THIS GROUP in February 1964 before his match with [the answer to Q4].

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The Beatles [He also said “When Liston reads about the Beatles visiting me / He’ll get so mad I’ll knock him out in three!"]

In the case of Clay v. United States, 403 U.S. 698 (1971), THIS SCOTUS JUSTICE had to recuse himself since he was the Solicitor General on the case before it reached the Court, making the ruling 8-0.

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Thurgood Marshall

In 2002, Ali was given a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. However, his is the only one to have THIS UNIQUE CHARACTERISTIC about it. (edited at 4:10 pm, June 4, 2016 (EDT))

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It is placed vertically on a wall (so that no one could walk on the name Muhammed, as per his request)

THIS DOCUMENTARY, the winner of the 1996 Oscar, covers the Rumble in the Jungle and is considered by many to the be the great boxing film ever made. [The answer to Q9] even joined (and helped) Ali on stage at the Oscars to show the world they had made peace since then.

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When We Were Kings