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Sport Quiz #87

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 17 September 2010

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1

In billiards, 2 points are awarded for potting the white ball. How many points are awarded for potting the red ball?

A
3
B
1
C
5
D
None
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2

Charles Sands (USA), Margaret Abbot (USA) and George Lyon (Canada) were winners in what Olympic sport at the 1900 and 1904 games?

A
Golf
B
Bowls
C
High Jump
D
Synchronised swimming
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3

The oldest bowls club in Scotland still in continuous use was founded in Kilmarnock in which year?

A
1840
B
1740
C
1940
D
1240
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4

What book published in 1864 by William Wallace Mitchell, a Glasgow Cotton Merchant, became the basis of the rules of a modern game?

A
"The Sporte of Croquet in the Modern Daye"
B
"How to Play Crickette"
C
"Rugby Union for Dummies"
D
"Manual of Bowls Playing"
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5

What was worn by the leader of the first Tour de France?

A
Blue hat
B
Yellow jersey
C
Green armband
D
Red shorts
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6

Duke Kahanamoku, who won Olympic gold in Swimming (100 m freestyle) in 1912 at Stockholm and 1920 at Antwerp popularised what sport?

A
Surfing
B
Marathon
C
Luge
D
Beach volleyball
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7

Which sport has been included in only one Olympic Games, in Paris in 1900, when competition was between the Devon and Somerset Wanderers (representing England) and a team from the British embassy in Paris (representing France)?

A
Badminton
B
Soccer
C
Croquet
D
Cricket
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