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Sport Quiz #42

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 6 November 2009

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1

In the Scripps National Spelling Bee, each competitor in rounds one and two receives points to eliminate all but the top-scoring spellers. How many go into round three?

A
10
B
50
C
25
D
100
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2

How many players from each team usually make up a rugby league scrum?

A
6
B
3
C
8
D
5
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3

Who broke the world record for the pole vault at the Beijing Olympics?

A
Svetlana Feofanova
B
Annika Becker
C
Stacy Dragila
D
Yelena Isinbayeva
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4

The Borg-Warner Trophy is symbolic of victory for what sporting event?

A
The Indianapolis 500 automobile race
B
Wimbledon Men's Singles
C
PGA Golf Tournament, St Andrew's, Scotland
D
Rugby World Cup
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5

The course for which of these sports might contain a "hairpin bend"?

A
Motor racing
B
Golf
C
Swimming
D
Lawn bowls
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6

During the cycling road race at the Rome Games of 1960, Danish cyclist Knud Enemark Jensen fell from his bicycle. Which of these was not a result of that?

A
Lance Armstrong won
B
He later died
C
He was found to be under the influence of amphetamines
D
The first Olympic death linked to doping
Select from the options above.
7

Which trophy, damaged by Benjamin Peri Nathan with a sledgehammer in March 1997, was restored to its original condition, free of charge, by London silversmiths Garrard & Co., who had made it in 1848?

A
The Borg-Warner Trophy
B
The America’s Cup
C
The William Webb Ellis Trophy
D
The Ranfurly Shield
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