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Friday, 23 July 2010

Brain Drain

I've been addicted to Sporcle for some time in that their games always keep my brain running on overdrive. You choose a quiz that sounds interesting, and try to fill in all the blanks before the timer hits 0:00. Of course, for most of these quizzes, that's easier said than done. Some of these will twist and torment your brain until the timer counts down its last second, and then you'll do the old "face palm" as you realize you should have gotten one or two more answers.

Allow me to share with you my torment. Here are some awesome Sporcle quizzes that should keep you busy for a while. I've broken these down into categories so that you can work your way up to the most difficult quizzes. Believe me, these are not your average run-of-the-mill quizzes once you hit the bottom of the page.

Get those thinking caps on, kids. Here are your quizzes.

Easy
Can you name the National Hockey League Teams? - 30 teams. Name them all.

Can you name the National Hockey League Original Six teams? - Name the six Original NHL hockey teams.

Can you name the NHL teams with the longest Stanley Cup Droughts? - Name the teams that have fans who have waited a long time for the Stanley Cup.

Can you name the six NHL players who have had their jersey number retired by two teams? - This one shouldn't take you very long. Teams are given, you fill in the name.

Can you name the the teams for which Wayne Gretzky played (WHA and NHL)? - End this section with a Mickey Mouse question.

Intermediate
Can you name the all time NHL point leaders? - Tough, but you should be able to score well on this one.

Can you name the Multiple Hart Memorial Trophy Winners? - There haven't been many multiple winners of the Hart Trophy, so test yourself here.

Can you name the players who have scored the most goals in the Stanley Cup Playoffs? - Name the players who regularly light the lamp in the post-season.

Can you name the Conn Smythe Trophy Winners? - Name the MVPs in the playoffs. There are a few that totally had me stumped.

Can you name the NHL Presidents' Trophy Winners? - Again, a few of these point totals had me stumped.

Difficult
Can you name the Los Angeles Kings' Retired Numbers? - If you're a Kings fan, this should be easy. If you're not, I got stuck on two numbers until near the end of the time.

Can you name the Los Angeles Kings all-time goalies? - Yeah, good luck on this one. Kings fans will find this one insanely hard.

Can you name the Hockey Hall Of Fame members? - Got twenty minutes to spend on this one?

Can you name the members of the Miracle on Ice (1980 U.S.) Mens Hockey Team? - Think back to that big win in 1980. How many players can you rattle off from that roster? And the coaches?

Can you name the Montreal Canadiens Retired Numbers? - I'm pretty sure you'll forget about one or two players on this list. It took me a while to get them all.

Can you name the NHL players with the most points from 1989-90 to 1998-99? Very tough. Because some of these players played almost twenty years ago, you really need to think about these answers.

Can you name the NHL players with the most points from 1999/00 to 2008/09? - If you do one decade, you might as well just roll into the next decade.

There are a ton more of these quizzes over on Sporcle's website. Scan through and tickle your brain with some intellectual challenges! I know it keeps me busy for a long, long time when I need something to ramp up the old gray matter!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

1 comment:

mtjaws said...

Sporcle is a great time-waster! These were some tough quizzes.