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Sport Quiz #141

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 30 September 2011

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1

New York businessman and gambler Arnold Rothstein was believed to have been behind baseball's Black Sox Scandal, in which the 1919 World Series was fixed, giving the series to which team?

A
New York Giants
B
Cincinnati Reds
C
Cleveland Indians
D
Philadelphia Phillies
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2

Motorbikes compete without brakes in what types of event?

A
Speedway
B
Superbikes
C
BMX
D
Motorcross
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3

In September 2003, who was the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open wicker basket beneath a hot air balloon?

A
Steve Fossey
B
David Hempleman-Adams
C
Richard Branson
D
Ralph Fiennes
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4

The modern Oxford-Cambridge University boating course runs from Putney to where?

A
Mortlake
B
Henley
C
Greenwich
D
Kew
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5

"Silly mid on" and "gully" are positions in which sport?

A
Baseball
B
Netball
C
Cricket
D
Polo
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6

56 people were killed at which disaster in Bradford England in 1985?

A
Football stadium fire
B
Earthquake
C
Hurricane
D
Collapse of a reservoir
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7

Dodge Morgan, who became famous in 1986 at age 54 when he sailed solo around the globe without stops in 150 days (breaking the record of 292 days), had become a millionaire by operating a company that manufactured what from 1971 to 1983?

A
Hula Hoops
B
Frisbees
C
Radar detectors
D
Turbochargers
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