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Sport Quiz #290

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 8 August 2014

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The Team sprint track cycling event is, in the men's event, a three-man team time trial held over three laps of a velodrome. What makes up the women's event?

A
Three women over three laps
B
Three women over two laps
C
Two women over three laps
D
Two women over two laps
Select from the options above.
2

Behourd, quintain, mêlée, and hastilude are terms relating to what?

A
Embroidery of murals commemorating famous battles
B
Archery contests
C
A mediaeval religious ritual in Macedonia
D
Martial games
Select from the options above.
3

What card game, also known as Trente-et-Quarante, is played with 6 packs of cards, some of which are dealt in two rows?

A
Rouge-et-Noir
B
Baccarat
C
Chemin de Fer
D
Roulette
Select from the options above.
4

What are the mathematical odds of the perfect deal in a bridge hand (i.e. 13 cards all of one suit)

A
1 million to 1
B
158,753,389,899 to 1
C
208 to 1
D
2,704 to 1
Select from the options above.
5

Who led the expedition that successfully made the first ascent of Mt Everest in 1953?

A
Colonel H C J (John) Hunt
B
Sir Edmund Hillary
C
Tenzing Norgay
D
Eric Shipton
Select from the options above.
6

Where would one most usually find a wishbone boom?

A
Specialist fireworks
B
Jet boats
C
Windsurfing equipment
D
Sound equipment used for windy outdoor events
Select from the options above.
7

When was the football club now known as Manchester United first formed, and what was it called?

A
1880, St Marks
B
1878, Newton Heath LYR
C
1887, Ardwick Association Football Club
D
1879, The Saints
Select from the options above.
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