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Sport Quiz #51

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 8 January 2010

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1

What card game is argued by 19th century authority on card games Henry ("Cavendish") Jones to have been derived ultimately from the pre-16th century Italian game called "ronfa"?

A
Poker
B
Piquet
C
Baccarat
D
Chemin de Fer
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2

What modern sport can trace its origin back to a Scramble that took place at Camberley, Surrey England in 1924?

A
Motocross
B
Rallying
C
Orienteering
D
BMX
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3

What striking and fielding team game, originating in England and known in Ireland as cluiche corr, is played between two teams alternating between batting and fielding and involves hitting a small, hard, leather-cased ball with a round bat and then running around four bases in order to score?

A
Softball
B
Rounders
C
Cricket
D
Curling
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4

Who has won the most medals in Olympic Games since the modern Olympics began in 1896?

A
Pierre de Coubertin
B
Michael Phelps
C
Juan Antonio Samaranch
D
Tiger Woods
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5

Usain Bolt is what type of athlete?

A
Sprinter
B
Synchronised swimmer
C
Boxer
D
High Jumper
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6

Which of these people have never been a US Open Golf champion?

A
Ángel Cabrera
B
Ernie Els
C
Lee Trevino
D
Luciano Pavarotti
Select from the options above.
7

How high should a badminton net be at the centre?

A
1.016 metres (3 ft 4 inches)
B
3.048 metres (10 ft)
C
1.524 metres (5 ft)
D
.8128 metres (2 ft 8 inches)
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