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Sport Quiz #115

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 1 April 2011

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1

In the men's ice hockey tournament at the 2010 Olympics, Sidney Crosby scored the winning goal for Canada to win the gold medal. Which nation was Canada competing against?

A
Slovakia
B
Finland
C
USA
D
Sweden
Select from the options above.
2

Where is it a traditional 'sport' to stand on a beach and throw a rope with a weight at the end to catch birds when they return from foraging at sea?

A
Bosnia
B
Nauru
C
Switzerland
D
Nyasaland
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3

What are raced in the Iditarod, held annually since 1973 in Alaska from Anchorage to Nome?

Note: This question was updated in June 2017
A
Cars
B
Sled dogs
C
Horses
D
Motor bikes
Select from the options above.
4

What sport is featured in "The Defense", a novel by Vladimir Nabokov published in 1930?

A
Chess
B
Soccer
C
American football
D
Ice hockey
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5

Which of these sports uses an oval ball?

A
Tennis
B
Polo
C
American Football
D
Petanque
Select from the options above.
6

What sport that began in Wānaka, New Zealand in 1867 is popular in the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, the USA and Australia?

A
Gumboot tossing
B
Sheepdog trialling
C
Cow milking
D
Bungee jumping
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7

Which of these was an Australian cricketer, widely acknowledged as the greatest batsman of all time, whose career Test batting average of 99.94 is claimed to be statistically the greatest achievement in any major sport?

A
Ian Botham
B
Shane Warne
C
Stephen Fleming
D
Don Bradman
Select from the options above.
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