Written by: Katherine

Date: April 17, 2021

Minnesota Vikings
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About This Quiz

Founded in 1961, the traditional Minnesota Vikings is an American football team from the NORTH division at the NFL. Despite the Vikings appearing in four Super Bowl games (1970, 1974, 1975, and 1977), they lost each one of them, but because of their amazing history and fans, we have prepared a special quiz for the team.
 
Even though they won only one NFL championship in 1969, the year before the NFL merged with the AFL, the Vikings have a great past and history. After signing coach Bud Grant in 1967, the Vikings’ most prosperous period began. Grant led the Vikings to four Super Bowl appearances in his career, he is also a future Hall of Fame member. As a result, the Vikings in the 1970s had an efficient air raid led by quarterback Fran Tarkenton and a strong defensive line known as “Purple People Eaters”. It was Tarkenton who was the first quarterback who made moves with his legs and kept the attack on the field.
 
The Vikings floundered during the 1980s, a decade which was marked by a disastrous trade with the Dallas Cowboys in 1989. It resulted in the Vikings receiving Herschel Walker in return for draft picks from Dallas that turned into NFL stars in the future. Emmitt Smith and Darren Woodson, among others. An explosive attack starred Robert Smith and wide receivers Cris Carter and Randy Moss for the Minnesota team in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Although the 1998 Vikings won 15 games during the regular season, they lost to the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC championship game, achieving a record total of 556 points.
 
In 2007, Adrian Peterson set the record for most total yards in a single game, giving hope to Vikings fans. They made the playoffs again after signing quarterback Brett Favre in the off-season and qualified for next season’s playoffs as well. Favre led the Vikings to the NFC final game, where they lost against the Saints. In the following year, the performance of quarterback Brett Favre decreased, and the Vikings finished that season with a losing record. In 2011, the Vikings played with three different quarterbacks, which contributed to a 13–loss record. With Adrian Peterson leading the way with 2,097 yards, the team recovered to win 10 games and win a playoff wildcard spot, but suffered a loss to the Green Bay Packers in 2012. In 2015, the team won 11 games and won the division title but lost on the wildcard after kicker Blair Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal in the last minute. Do you think you know everything about the Vikings? Do you consider yourself an expert fan? Then your time to take this Vikings quiz has come. Good luck!

After he retired from the Vikings, Fran Tarkenton founded a company. What type of company was it?

  • Restaurant Supply
  • Computer Software
  • Auto Dealership
  • Financial Planning

Of the many coaches that the Vikings have had, who was the first to have also played for the team?

  • Marty Schottenheimer
  • Mike Sherman
  • Andy Reid
  • Mike Tice

Paul Krause led the Vikings in interceptions how many times?

  • 1
  • 9
  • 6
  • 3

Which Vikings team member was the first on the team to be assigned a single-digit number?

  • Fran Tarkenton
  • Fred Cox
  • Tommy Kramer
  • Jan Stenerud

Which pair of wide receivers were the featured pair during the Vikings' 2004 season?

  • Randy Moss and Terrel Owens
  • Randy Moss and B.J. Henderson
  • Randy Moss and Nate Burleson
  • Michael Bennet and B.J. Henderson

What TV show did Fran Tarkenton co-host?

  • Battle of the Network Stars
  • That's Incredible!
  • Believe it or Not!
  • American Gladiators

In 2006, this running back who was released from the Vikings called himself "Steal of the Draft".

  • Mewelde Moore
  • Ciatrick Fason
  • Tony Richardson
  • Onterrio Smith

Which of these players was not a Minnesota Viking?

  • Scott Bolton
  • Ken Byers
  • Terry Dillon
  • Charles Mincy

Which of the following players were ever named NFL MVP?

  • Randy Moss
  • Alan Page
  • Chuck Foreman
  • Jim Marshall

What was the last NFL season that Fran Tarkenton played?

  • 1966
  • 1978
  • 1989
  • 1988

Alan Page retired from the Vikings, and sometime after was elected in Minnesota for what position?

  • Comptroller
  • Judge
  • Mayor
  • Governor

What was the Vikings winning streak before it was broken in 2005?

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 6

Which Vikings defensive lineman was named All-Pro for 3 years in a row from 1968-1971?

  • Alan Page
  • Jim Marshall
  • Joe Senser
  • Carl Eller

Which team did the Vikings play against when they won their first playoff game?

  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Baltimore Colts
  • Dallas Cowboys

The Vikings retired NFL great Jim Marshall's number. What number did he have?

  • 44
  • 99
  • 12
  • 70

Randall McDaniel was born in which state? He was the second NFL Hall of Famer to be born here.

  • New Hampshire
  • Hawaii
  • Montana
  • Arizona

In the 2005 season, the Minnesota Vikings met up with two teams twice each, and won each game. Which were these two teams?

  • Carolina Panthers and Chicago Bears
  • Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears
  • Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers
  • Carolina Panthers and Green Bay Packers

In 1991, only one Viking was brought onto the All-Pro team. Which player was this?

  • John Randle
  • Tommy Kramer
  • Chris Doleman
  • Randall McDaniel

The Vikings record for most sacks in one season was set by which player?

  • Alan Page
  • Chris Doleman
  • Jim Marshall
  • John Randle

Which of the following head coaches for the Vikings was also a known football star?

  • Lenny Dawson
  • Bud Grant
  • Don Shula
  • Bill Parcells

What year did John Randle get inducted to the Football Hall of Fame?

  • 2008
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009

In 2008, the Vikings signed former Chicago Bears receiver to a 6-year deal. Who was this player?

  • Marty Booker
  • Bernard Berrian
  • Devin Hester
  • Aundrae Allison

Who was the one that chose "Vikings" as the name for the Minnesota team?

  • Bud Grant
  • Norm Van Brocklin
  • The fans
  • Ber Rose

Which Viking player holds the record for most career starts?

  • Jim Marshall
  • Mick Tinglehoff
  • Tim Irwin
  • Fran Tarkenton

Which player briefly retired and returned to the Vikings to lead the NFC in QB rating? He was a former QB for the Eagles before he became a Viking.

  • Warren Moon
  • Randall cunningham
  • Daunte Culpepper
  • Fran Tarkenton

Chuck Foreman had a son named Jay, who played professional football. Which position did he hold?

  • Running Back
  • Linebacker
  • Tight End
  • Safety

Before the 2008 season, the Vikings signed former Chiefs defensive end. Who was this player?

  • Tamba Hall
  • Patrick Kerney
  • Jimmy Wilkerson
  • Jared Allen