70+ Oakland Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers

The Port of Oakland is the fifth busiest container port in the USA. Thanks to its large cargo volume, the port is responsible for 99 percent of containerized goods moving through Northern California.

Oakland is the only city in California to have three professional sports teams: the Raiders, the Warriors, and the Athletics. This trivia exercise will test some of the city’s sports. Read on to gauge your knowledge of the same.

Related Post

American Trivia Questions and Answers

Oakland Facts Trivia Questions And Answers – 2022 – 2023

Did you know that famous aviator Amelia Earhart was the first woman to land in Oakland? On January 12, 1935, she went on a solo flight from Hawaii to the mainland which took her 18hrs and 16 minutes.

Get to learn more facts about Oakland city by participating in this quiz!


1. What are the Oakland Raiders?

The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football franchise based in Oakland, California.


2. Dagoberto Campaneris Blanco joined the A’s when they were in Kansas City and went with them to Oakland (1964-1976). He was known for his extreme flexibility – he played all positions and was reliable at the plate. Do you know his nickname?



3. The Raiders began to play in what year as a member of the American Football League (AFL)?



4. James Augustus Hunter overlapped with Campaneris for most of his career with the A’s. This upstart 19-year-old pitcher from North Carolina had a nickname. Can you name it?



5. The Raiders have been members of the National Football League (NFL) since when?

The 1970 AFL–NFL merger.


6. Who was the first Oakland pitcher to win 25 games in a season?

Jim Hunter


7. As of the 2014 season, the Raiders belong to what division of the American Football Conference?

The West division


8. Where did the Oakland A’s first play their home games?

Oakland Coliseum


9. Over the span of fifty-four seasons, the Raiders have experienced what?

Considerable success


10. Entering the 2014 season the Raiders have an all-time regular season record of what?

434–375–11, with a playoff record of 25–18.


11. In the club’s first three seasons (1960–1962), the Oakland Raiders team struggled where?

Both on and off the field.


12. What Oakland pitcher set a team record for 51 saves in a season?

Dennis Eckersley


13. Who was the first manager of Oakland Athletics?

Bob Kennedy


14. In 1963, the Raiders appointed whom to the position of head coach?

Eventual owner/general manager Al Davis.


15. Who was the first Oakland Athletic to smack 200 hits in a season?

Miguel Tejada


16. Under Davis’ guidance, Oakland Raider’s fortunes did what?

Improved dramatically.


17. Which Oakland pitcher set a team record for striking out 301 batters in a season?

Vida Blue


18. They won their first, and only, AFL title that year by beating what team?

Houston Oilers in the Championship Game.


19. The Raiders were defeated by the Green Bay Packers in what game?


20. The Raiders’ run of success grew during the 1970s, during which time, they won how many division titles?



21. The Raiders also played in how many AFC championship games?



22. In 1976, the Oakland Raiders captured its first championship by defeating what team in Super Bowl XI?

Minnesota Vikings.


23. In 1980, the Raiders unexpectedly won a second championship by defeating what team in Super Bowl XV?


24. The Oakland Raiders were the first NFL team to have ever done so as what?

The wild card team in the playoffs.


25. The Raiders’ fortunes declined considerably following the 1985 season, winning just one division title (1990) and two playoff games over their what?

Final nine seasons in Los Angeles.


26. In the early 2000s, the Raiders experienced a massive but brief what?



27. Their renaissance culminated with a 2002 loss to what team in Super Bowl XXXVII?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


28. While the Raiders’ fortunes somewhat improved in 2010 and 2011, they have not reached the playoffs in how many seasons?



29. On February 9, 1960, after previously rejecting offers from the NFL’s Washington Redskins and the AFL’s Los Angeles Chargers, who accepted the Oakland Raiders head coaching position?

San Francisco native Eddie Erdelatz.


30. In January 1960, the Raiders, were the last team of eight in the new American Football League to what?

Select players, thus relegated to the remaining talent available.


31. The 1960 Raiders 42-man roster included 28 rookies and only how many veterans?



32. Ownership conflicts prevented the Oakland Raiders team from doing what?

Signing any top draft picks the next season.


33. On September 18, 1961 Erdelatz was dismissed after being outscored by how much in the first two games of the Raiders 1961 season?



34. Where in California is Oakland located?

Alameda county


35. Around how long does it take to get from West Oakland to Embarcadero, San Francisco?

7 minutes


36. Which of the following cemeteries is actually a popular park?

  • St. Mary’s Cemetery
  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Evergreen Cemetery
Mountain View Cemetery


37. Name the amusement park on the shores of Lake Merritt.

Children’s Fairyland


38. How often does the Oakland Art Murmur take place?

First Friday of every month


39. Which of the following is NOT sold at Bakesale Betty’s?

  • Classic desserts
  • Steaks
  • Fried Chicken


40. Name the reservoir in the Oakland Hills you likely used as a beach.

Lake Temescal


41. The Oakland Zoo has a sky ride. True or false?



42. Which of the following actors are from Oakland?



43. Taco trucks are popular in the Fruitvale neighborhood. True or false?



44. Which of the following words is used to mean ‘very’ or ‘a lot of’ in Oakland?

  • Yee
  • Cutty
  • Hella


45. What is the correct demonym for an Oakland resident?



46. What is another word for ‘pick up’?



47. Which of these teen idols is from Oakland?



48. Arizmendi is a bakery. True or false?



49. In which city were the Oakland Athletics originally founded?



50. Who was Oakland Athletics’ owner and manager for its first 50 years?

Connie Mack


51. Which Athletics pitcher was known for his waxed handlebar moustache?

Rollie Fingers


52. Who leads Major League Baseball in career stolen bases?

Rickie Henderson


53. Which baseball movie is based on Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane?



54. Which player was nicknamed “Mr. October”?

Reggie Jackson


55. Which A’s player had a provision in his contract that barred him from eating animal crackers in bed?

Rube Waddell


56. Who was the first Athletics player to bat over .400 in a season?

Nap Lajoie


57. Who hit 30 or more home runs in 12 consecutive seasons?

Jimmie Foxx


58. How many bases did Mark McGwire steal during his career?

12 stolen bases


59. Who was the first A’s player to have his number retired?

Catfish Hunter


60. Which baseball legend finished his career with the A’s?

TY Cobb


61. Who was the first Athletics pitcher to win 30 games in a single season?

Jack Coombs


62. Which Athletics pitcher led the American League in strikeouts seven years in a row?

Lefty Grove


63. What year did the Athletics win their first World Series?



64. What is the A’s mascot?



65. How many winning seasons did the Athletics have during their first 7 years?

First seven seasons


66. What future Hall of Famer joined the Athletics in 1925?

Lefty Grove, Jimmie Foxx and Mickey Cochrane


67. How many losing seasons did the Athletics have from 1915 to 1921?

First seven seasons


68. Which Athletics player was nicknamed “Home Run”?

Frank Baker


69. Which A’s player won American League Rookie of the Year in 1952?

Harry Byrd


70. How many winning seasons did the Athletics have during their 13 years in Kansas City?



71. Which year did an A’s player win American League Rookie of the Year?

Jose Canseco (1986), Mark McGwire (1987), and Walt Weiss (1988).


72. What position did Walt Weiss play?


Leave a Comment