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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. How much you know about a boxing master named Ali?

Ali was named after which kind of person?

  • an African president
  • an American abolitionist
  • a French priest

Ali frequently called himself what?

  • a monster
  • the greatest
  • worthless

What year was Ali born?

  • 1950
  • 1942
  • 1939

How many wins did Ali have as an amateur boxer?

  • 100
  • 70
  • 60

In school, which grade did Ali have to repeat due to poor performance?

  • fifth grade
  • 10th grade
  • 12th grade

What were the odds against Ali when he stepped into the ring with Sonny Liston in February 1964?

  • 4-1
  • 7-1
  • 12-1

In what year did Ali win a gold medal at the Olympics?

  • 1960
  • 1964
  • 1968

In order to win a gold medal, Ali beat a boxer from which country?

  • Russia
  • Poland
  • Cuba

Of his first 19 professional bouts, how many did Ali win by knockout?

  • 19
  • 18
  • 15

In 2009, to see the homeland of his grandfather, Ali visited which country?

  • Nigeria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ireland

Ali lit the cauldron to signal the beginning of which Olympic Games?

  • 1994 Winter Games
  • 1996 Summer Games
  • 2000 Summer Games

As a child, why did Ali first take up boxing?

  • Someone stole his bike.
  • He had an abusive stepfather.
  • A neighbor wanted to harness his volatile temper.

What disease did Ali develop late in his life?

  • Parkinson's
  • Alzheimer's
  • cancer

Ali met with which leader in order to secure the release of American hostages?

  • Moammar Gadhafi
  • Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Saddam Hussein

After he was drafted, why did Ali refuse to serve in the Vietnam War?

  • He was scared to die.
  • He said it was against his religious beliefs.
  • He had a heart condition.

After joining the Nation of Islam, what was Ali's name?

  • Cassius X
  • Cassius Y
  • Cassius Z

What was Ali's punishment for refusing to serve in the Vietnam War?

  • two-year prison sentence
  • five years probation
  • banned from boxing

What career did Ali take up during his boxing ban?

  • acting
  • songwriting
  • poetry

In 1978, which boxer beat Ali and took away his heavyweight title?

  • Leo Randolph
  • Leon Spinks
  • Sugar Ray Leonard

How long did it take for Ali to retake the championship from Spinks?

  • seven months
  • a year
  • two years

In which country did the "Rumble in the Jungle" take place?

  • Zaire (Congo)
  • Nigeria
  • Namibia

The New York Times predicted that Foreman would beat Ali in how many rounds?

  • one
  • two
  • 10

How many rounds did it take Ali to beat Foreman in the "Rumble in the Jungle"?

  • three rounds
  • five rounds
  • eight rounds

How many times did Ali fight Joe Frazier?

  • once
  • twice
  • three times

In total, how many times were both Ali and Frazier knocked down during their three bouts?

  • once
  • four times
  • seven times

How many rounds was the "Thrilla in Manila"?

  • 14
  • 10
  • eight

How did Foreman feel about Ali after losing to him in Congo?

  • He never spoke to Ali again.
  • He hated Ali.
  • He tried to kill Ali.

Who broke Ali's jaw during a fight?

  • Ken Norton
  • Joe Frazier
  • Sonny Liston

In what year did Ali finally (permanently) retire?

  • 1979
  • 1981
  • 1983

Ali received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from which president?

  • George W. Bush
  • Bill Clinton
  • Barack Obama