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Sport Quiz #58

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 26 February 2010

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What very popular sport, introduced to England by the Romans, was banned temporarily under Cromwell and finally outlawed in 1849?

A
Greyhound racing for distances over 5 miles
B
Fox Hunting
C
Bare-knuckle boxing
D
Cock fighting
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2

What sport is played with mallets with handles 52 in long, on a field measuring 300 x 160 yards?

A
Quoits
B
Croquet
C
Softball
D
Polo
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3

Which is the only regatta cancelled because it rained and there was water in the river, as happened in 1993 when it was cancelled due to flooding?

A
The Henley-on-Todd Regatta
B
The Riverview Gold Cup
C
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
D
The Grand Challenge Cup for Men's Eights
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4

Which game uses six sets of coloured pieces, ten of each colour, whereby a piece moves either to an adjacent spot or by a “jump” over another piece?

A
Baccarat
B
Chess
C
Ludo
D
Chinese Checkers
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5

The board for which game has 121 indentations arranged to form a six-pointed star, with ten indentations in each triangular star-point of the hexagram, and 61 within its hexagon?

A
Chinese Checkers
B
Parcheesi
C
Ludo
D
Mastermind
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6

Four year old Exodus, who died due to an accident with a treadmill in May 2009, was the daughter of whom?

A
O J Simpson
B
Mike Tyson
C
Michael Jackson
D
Madonna
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7

Which sport that started in physical education classes for young children, where the main objective is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by one of them, or forcing them outside the court boundaries, has had an International Federation since 1994?

A
Gateball
B
Airsoft
C
Dodgeball
D
Kabaddi
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