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Sport Quiz #190

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 7 September 2012

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1

What sport is featured in "Chariots of Fire", a 1981 film starring Ben Cross?

A
Horse racing
B
Running
C
Polo
D
Dressage
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2

What game is played on ice with large stones fitted with handles with the aim to place them as close as possible to a fixed mark called a tee?

A
Curling
B
Skittles
C
Slippery Sam
D
Korfball
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3

In cricket, what name is given to a lower-order batsman who comes in to bat higher up the order than usual near the end of the day's play, to maintain most of the strike until the close of play and so protect other, more capable batsmen from being out cheaply in what may be a period of tiredness or in poor light?

A
Night Porter
B
Nightwatchman
C
Night Starvation
D
Night Errant
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4

Andrea Jaeger of the US had a successful career in professional tennis, becoming World Ranked number 2, between the ages of 15 and 19, but it ended prematurely due to major shoulder injuries. What profession did she take up in 2006?

A
Chief Executive of a sports equipment retail chain
B
Advertising executive
C
Nun
D
Television newsreader
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5

Which game that contained many D&D features and references, including a computer controlled dungeon master, created in 1975 by Will Crowther on a DEC PDP-10 computer, the first widely used adventure game, was significantly expanded in 1976 by Don Woods, that inspired a group of students at MIT to write a game called Zork in the summer of 1977 for the PDP-10 minicomputer which became quite popular on the ARPANET?

A
MUD
B
Adventure
C
Battleships
D
The Temple of Doom
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6

In freestyle skiing, what are the large bumps on the piste called?

A
Risers
B
Bumps
C
Moguls
D
Tors
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7

Between 1989 and 2002, the UK's Dalton Grant was a gold medal winner in what sport?

A
High jump
B
Triple jump
C
Long jump
D
Discus
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