Only True Nike Fans Can Pass This Quiz

Sports | 2/21/19
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Nike is possibly the most prominent sports brand in the world. Some of the most talented athletes the world has never seen support Nike and wear the brand proudly. With only a few companies that can even think about competing with them, (Adidas, and Puma) there’s no wonder they are as big as they are. Nike has a storied history that continues to build and make it greater. Through controversies, triumphs, and all the other moments, do you think you know the most about Nike? Take the quiz and find out now. Just don’t burn your gear if you fail.

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What is the iconic mark that is on all apparel known as?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The iconic mark or logo is known as the swoosh. Yes, it may look like a check and everything else you can think of, but the official name is a swoosh. Whatever other name you hear for it is just a nickname.
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What is the iconic mark that is on all apparel known as?

  • Swish
  • Swoosh
  • Swoop
  • Check
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In what year was the first line of Nike footwear introduced?

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Retry Correct Incorrect 1999 would be too late in the game. 1988 is a couple of years past the release of Jordan’s signature shoe, so that’s a no. The correct answer here is 1972. The year Nike would begin their reign.
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In what year was the first line of Nike footwear introduced?

  • 1999
  • 1972
  • 1988
  • 1965
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What was Nike’s name before Nike?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Nike’s name before they became known as Nike was Blue Ribbon Sports. They were founded as Blue Ribbon Sports, but then changed to Nike, Inc. in 1971. That’s more of a fitting name wouldn’t you say?
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Don Arnold/WireImage

What was Nike’s name before Nike?

  • Blue Ribbon Sports
  • The Big Swoosh
  • The Check
  • Yellow Ribbon Sports
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In 1988 Nike introduced what slogan to unify a new ad campaign?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Just Do It is the slogan that holds Nike together. Add in the swoosh, and this slogan helps make Nike what it is. Anyone who isn’t too young knows exactly what you’re talking about when you use that phrase. It’s a part of society now.
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Zacharie Scheurer/Getty Images

In 1988 Nike introduced what slogan to unify a new ad campaign?

  • Bo Knows
  • Now Or Never
  • Pump It Up
  • Just Do It
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Nike introduced a program in 1993 that grinds up athletic shoes and turns them into courts and tracks. What is the program called?

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Retry Correct Incorrect In 1993, Nike introduced a program, which collects athletic shoes to be ground up, and used in the making of athletic courts, tracks and fields. The program is called Reuse-A-Shoe
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Phil Cole /Allsport

Nike introduced a program in 1993 that grinds up athletic shoes and turns them into courts and tracks. What is the program called?

  • Nike Grounded
  • Playing-On-Shoes
  • Nike Grind
  • Reuse-A-Shoe
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Who Was The First Major Track Athlete To Wear Nike?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The correct answer to this question is Steve Prefontaine. He was an American middle and long-distance runner who ran in the 1972 Olympics. He attended the University of Oregon and tragically passed in a traffic collision.
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Who Was The First Major Track Athlete To Wear Nike?

  • Ben Johnson
  • Yohan Blake
  • Steve Prefontaine
  • Joe Montana
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What major mainstream musician left Nike for Adidas because they wouldn’t give him full creative reign?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Adidas Global Director of Entertainment Jon Wexler said, “He took our offer because we offered him full creative reign,” in regards to Kanye West. Now, thanks to Adidas West is nearly a billionaire. You think Nike missed out?
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What major mainstream musician left Nike for Adidas because they wouldn’t give him full creative reign?

  • Taylor Swift
  • Drake
  • Kanye West
  • Jay-Z
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In 1974, Nike introduced a trainer shoe that quickly became the best selling in America. What was the shoe?

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Retry Correct Incorrect In 1974, Nike introduced a training shoe that would quickly become the best selling training shoe in the United States. The answer to this is The Waffle Trainer. Do you own a pair of Waffle Trainers?
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In 1974, Nike introduced a trainer shoe that quickly became the best selling in America. What was the shoe?

  • The Hyper Dunk
  • The Moon Shoe
  • The Roshe
  • The Waffle Trainer
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Who is the former athlete-turned-activist that Nike used as the face of a new campaign in 2018 that caused people to burn their Nike products?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The correct choice to this question isn’t Ray Lewis. Colin Kaepernick is the one who caused a great amount of people to burn, cut, and destroy their Nike products. As a result, Nike’s shares increased a great amount.
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Who is the former athlete-turned-activist that Nike used as the face of a new campaign in 2018 that caused people to burn their Nike products?

  • Kobe Bryant
  • Josh Smith
  • Ray Lewis
  • Colin Kaepernick
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Before signing with Nike, Kobe Bryant was endorsed by what other company?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Before signing with Nike, Kobe Bryant was with Adidas. After his scandal in Colorado, Adidas no longer wanted him on their brand, but Nike was glad to take him off their hands. Bold but smart move by Nike.
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Before signing with Nike, Kobe Bryant was endorsed by what other company?

  • Adidas
  • Puma
  • New Balance
  • Reebok
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Nike acquired which once-bankrupt company in 2003?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The once-bankrupt rival company Nike acquired on July 9, 2003 wasn’t New Balance or Fila. The correct answer is Converse. So when you wear your Chuck Taylors or whatever Converse you have, you’re wearing Nike too.
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Nike acquired which once-bankrupt company in 2003?

  • Sketchers
  • Converse
  • Fila
  • New Balance
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What is the brand name of the shoe between Jordan and Nike?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Michael Jordan changed the game on the court and off the court with his game play and his apparel. He made his own brand through Nike called Air Jordans. Now, they are the most popular shoe in America.
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What is the brand name of the shoe between Jordan and Nike?

  • Air Force
  • Jordan by Nike
  • Air Jordans
  • The Jump Logo
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In 2016, LeBron James signed a mega lifetime deal with Nike. How much is it worth?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Maverick Carter, LeBron’s business partner shed light on the deal. “It’s the largest deal in the history of the company. Their hope is he makes even more. And our hope is that, too, obviously.” It is worth more than one billion.
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In 2016, LeBron James signed a mega lifetime deal with Nike. How much is it worth?

  • $1 Billion plus
  • $100 Million
  • $850 Million
  • $23 Million
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What was the first Nike court shoe that used the Air technology?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The name of the first Nike court shoe to make use of the Air technology were the Air Force Ones. The Air Max probably sounded like the correct choice, so sorry if that tricked you a bit.
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What was the first Nike court shoe that used the Air technology?

  • Hyper Dunk
  • Air Max
  • Air Jordans
  • Air Force One
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In what year was Nike Air technology introduced?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The year Nike Air technology was introduced was in 1979. It was a game changer for the company and helped paved the way for many new ventures they went down afterwards. Nike has always been a pioneer in athletics.
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Bruce Adams – Pool/Getty Images

In what year was Nike Air technology introduced?

  • 2001
  • 1979
  • 1989
  • 1999
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Nelly made a chart-topping song about which shoe in 2002?

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Retry Correct Incorrect “I need two pair, So I can get to stomping in my air force ones!” Air Force Ones went on to make Nelly a fortune simply by rapping about how much he loves the shoe. When the song came out, all the kids wanted to stomp in their Air Force Ones.
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Nelly made a chart-topping song about which shoe in 2002?

  • Air Max
  • Air Force Ones
  • Air Jordans
  • Hyper Dunk
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Who founded Nike?

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Retry Correct Incorrect It was founded on January 25th, 1964 by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight. Thanks to those two, you and your loved ones can wear your favorite brand. If Nike wasn’t released, what other brand would you be wearing?
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Who founded Nike?

  • Phil Knight and Joe Johnson
  • Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight
  • Jacob Russell
  • James Nash
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What name did the Nike Zoom Air don before becoming Zoom?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Zoom Air, one of Nike’s most popular shoes, was introduced to the market in 1995, but was first given the name Tensile Air. That’s a great name switch because Tensile Air doesn’t roll off the tongue that well.
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What name did the Nike Zoom Air don before becoming Zoom?

  • Tensile Air
  • Big Air
  • Switch Air
  • Only Air
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Which University does Nike favor and provide exclusives to?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Nike heavily supports the University of Oregon and their sports teams, providing them with exclusive apparel and funding. Now, whenever you watch a game, you don’t have to wonder how and why the Oregon Ducks always have those nice and exclusive jerseys.
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Christopher Lee/Getty Images for Nike

Which University does Nike favor and provide exclusives to?

  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Oregon
  • New York University
  • UCLA
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Marty McFly didn’t only wear Air Mags in Back to the Future. Which other Nikes did he sport?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Michael J. Fox’s character didn’t only “secure” his Air Mags. He was also seen skating around in his white and red Bruins. If you want to pull off some of his outfits, now you can feel like Marty McFly minus the super car.
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Marty McFly didn’t only wear Air Mags in Back to the Future. Which other Nikes did he sport?

  • Bruins
  • Nike Cortez
  • Air Max
  • Air Force Ones
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Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

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Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Retry That isn’t such a great score Tiger Woods is pondering how you did so poorly. That’s not the worst, but could be better Interesting score there. Next time, try a little harder and see what happens. That’s not too bad of a score! You kicked in a great score, but there is still a little room for improvement. Amazing score! Congrats! You pulled off a great score. It looks like you do know a lot about Nike.
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