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Sport Quiz #20

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 5 June 2009

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1

Scrabble tournament players use special tiles which are not engraved, thereby eliminating the potential for a cheating player to feel for particular tiles in the bag). These are called … ?

A
Even tiles
B
Ceramic tiles
C
Clean tiles
D
Protiles
Select from the options above.
2

Giuseppe Rossi, who was born and raised in Clifton, New Jersey, USA, was the top scorer with 4 goals in the men's association football tournament at the 2008 Olympics. Which team did he play for?

A
United States
B
Argentina
C
Nigeria
D
Italy
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3

Who referred to her quarter final match against Svetlana Kuznetsova in the 2009 Australian Open as "an out of body experience"?

A
Vera Zvonareva
B
Dinara Safina
C
Venus Williams
D
Serena Williams
Select from the options above.
4

What sport is played in an area that can vary between 20 x 10 and 30 x 20 metres, with 7 players in play at any one time per side playing for around 8 minutes for each of four periods?

A
Gaelic Football
B
Petanque
C
Pelotte
D
Water polo
Select from the options above.
5

Who won the F.I.M. World Championship 500cc motocross title in 1996?

A
Peter Johansson
B
Joël Smets
C
Darryl King
D
Shayne King
Select from the options above.
6

The trophy for which event, presented since 1936, has a bas-relief sculpture of the likeness of each winning driver, along with the driver's name, date of victory and average speed?

A
Mille Miglia
B
Le Mans 24 Hours
C
24 Hours of Sebring
D
The Indianapolis 500
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7

In what sport would one "bully off"?

Note: This question was updated in October 2014
A
Badminton
B
Squash
C
Hockey
D
Sumo wrestling
Select from the options above.
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