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Sport Quiz #40

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 23 October 2009

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1

What is the name given to the official residence provided for the Olympic athletes?

A
Olympic Town
B
Olympic Hamlet
C
Olympic Village
D
Olympic City
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2

What chess piece is also called a "castle"?

A
Rook
B
Blackbird
C
Crow
D
Shag
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3

Bing Crosby died shortly after playing which sport?

Note: This question was updated in October 2020
A
Golf
B
Tennis
C
Chess
D
Basketball
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4

The first modern Olympic games as we currently know them were held in which century?

Note: This question was updated in August 2014
A
12th
B
16th
C
21st
D
19th
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5

What is a form of cricket, originally introduced in the United Kingdom for professional inter-county competition by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2003, that involves two teams, each of which has one innings?

A
Thirty30
B
Ten10
C
Five5
D
Twenty20
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6

In chess, castling involves the rook and which other piece?

A
Knight
B
Queen
C
King
D
Bishop
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7

Whose lifetime total of 714 home runs was a record in Major League Baseball for 39 years, until 1974?

A
Mickey Mantle
B
Babe Ruth
C
Roger Maris
D
Hank Aaron
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