MLB 2017 by CoenM

Description

Similar to the quizzes around the NFL playoffs and NCAA basketball conference tournaments, but with Major League Baseball. For this, you will need to choose the winning team in each division, winning team in each league's wild card game, the winning and non-winning teams for the World Series, and the MVP in each league. Entries will close on Opening Day, with grading sometime in November.


Instructions

Answer the questions below to the best of your ability without using outside resources. Outside references include (but certainly are not limited to) searching for an answer on the internet, looking at maps, using a calculator, or asking a friend (or foe) if they know the answer. Basically, you are relying on your brain (and maybe a pencil and paper).

For each correct answer, you will receive 15 points. You must also mark 5 questions as "money" questions. For each money question that you answer correctly, you will receive bonus points equal to the percent of players who answered incorrectly. (That is, if 25% of players got a question right, its money bonus would be worth 75 points.) You still don't get any points for a wrong answer, though, so try to select the hardest questions you think you have answered correctly. (Note: You can't use outside resources to help pick your money questions either.)

This quiz is closed for grading, and you can no longer submit answers. When the author has finished grading, the results will be published on this page.

Questions

Question 1

American League East

BAL/BOS/NYY/TOR/TB

Question 2

American League Central

CHW/CLE/DET/KC/MIN

Question 3

American League West

HOU/LAA/OAK/SEA/TEX

Question 4

National League East

ATL/MIA/NYM/PHI/WAS

Question 5

National League Central

CHC/CIN/MIL/PIT/STL

Question 6

National League West

ARI/COL/LAD/SD/SF

Question 7

American League Wild Card Game winner

One of the 15 AL teams

Question 8

National League Wild Card Game winner

One of the 15 NL teams

Question 9

World Series runner up

One of the 30 MLB teams

Question 10

World Series winner

One of the 30 MLB teams

Question 11

American League MVP

Will 2016 winner Mike Trout repeat?

Question 12

National League MVP

Will 2016 winner Kris Bryant repeat?