Super Bowl 50: How well do you know the history of the NFL's biggest game? Take our quiz.

In this Jan. 15, 1967, file photo, NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle, left, presents the NFL championship trophy to Green Bay Packers head coach Vince Lombardi after they beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10, in Super Bowl I in Los Angeles.

As the National Football League celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, test your knowledge of pro football's championship game.

1. How many fans have attended every Super Bowl?

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In this Jan. 28, 2001, file photo, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer (8) celebrates with teammates after throwing a 38-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandon Stokley during the first quarter of Super Bowl XXXV against the New York Giants in Tampa, Fla.





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