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Sport Quiz #221

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 12 April 2013

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1

South African-born English cricketer Kevin Pietersen was dropped from the England team in August 2012. What was the reported reason?

A
For texting while waiting at the crease
B
For using his official bat as a prop for runner beans
C
For sending controversial messages about his team mates to an opposing team
D
For not moderating his South African accent
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2

Sometimes called elephant or chinese chess, what is this game known as in the Asian Games?

A
Xiangqi
B
Go
C
Weiqi
D
Checkers
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3

Luge and skeleton racing were developed in the late 19th century in which country?

A
Switzerland
B
England
C
India
D
Australia
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4

Who was the head of an international sporting body who once suggested that women players (in that sport) should wear tighter shorts and lowcut shirts to make their game more appealing?

A
Colin Cowdrey
B
Juan Samaranch
C
Max Mosley
D
Sepp Blatter
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5

Freestyle swimming means...?

A
Front crawl
B
Any style for individuals, any style but breaststroke, butterfly, or backstroke for medley relays
C
Dog paddle
D
Backstroke
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6

North, South, East and West are the way that players are designated in which game?

A
Pokémon
B
Bridge
C
Scrabble
D
Monopoly
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7

A baseball pitch called a "knuckleballer" is characterised by what?

A
It is thrown not pitched
B
It is pitched from ground level
C
Minimised spin and unpredictable flight
D
It is pitched high instead of straight
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