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Sport Quiz #223

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 26 April 2013

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1

What was the nickname of snooker player Ray Reardon?

Note: This question was updated in July 2021
A
Yeti
B
Frankenstein
C
Dracula
D
Incredible Hulk
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2

It originated in the 5th century BCE or earlier as training for the military, could involve up to 200 a game, was fêted for both men and women in Persian poetry and art. Which game is it?

A
Shinty
B
Lacrosse
C
Polo
D
Football
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3

Which of these is a position in rugby union?

A
Striker
B
Silly mid-on
C
Lock
D
Goal Attack
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4

In chess, what term is given to the situation where a king is under direct attack and cannot avoid being captured?

A
Bingo
B
Stalemate
C
Checkmate
D
Eureka
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5

In American football, who stands behind the centre and calls the play?

A
Halfback
B
Quarterback
C
Fullback
D
Behindback
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6

Which English soccer player, whose career in first class soccer ran from 1958 to 1976, was captain of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup and was England's most capped player (108) when he retired from the England team in 1973?

A
Bob Charles
B
Bob-a-job
C
Donald Bradman
D
Bobby Moore
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7

If your team is playing for the Grey Cup, first offered in 1909, for a national championship, what sport are you playing?

A
Tiddliwinks
B
Badminton
C
Cricket
D
Canadian football
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