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Sport Quiz #346

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 4 September 2015

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1

What does the S stand for in the acronym "NASCAR"?

A
Sport
B
Stock
C
Street
D
Scratch
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2

Helen of Troy is particularly known in American and French thoroughbred horseracing circles for what?

A
It was the nickname for attractive and major prize-winning jockey Francine Villeneuve
B
She was adopted as the symbol for Idle Hour Farm, prominent in racing circles
C
Her name was use for a severe classical style of riding gear for women in the 1920s
D
She was the dam of La Troienne, who was imported to the USA and became dam of 10 race winners
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3

Which sport, that involves running through an obstacle track 253.5 metres long, has major competitions held in Sonkajärvi (Finland) and in the USA in Monona and Minocqua (both in Wisconsin) and Marquette (Michigan)?

A
High jump
B
Wife carrying
C
Nordic skiing
D
Luge
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4

What is Britain's richest horse race in 2015?

A
Epsom Derby
B
Cheltenham Gold Cup
C
Grand National
D
1,000 Guineas
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5

Carl Stotz began an organisation in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1939 to promote what sport to youth?

A
Ice hockey
B
Basketball
C
American football
D
Baseball
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6

What is the name of the international cricket ground in Brisbane, Australia?

A
The Gabba
B
Lords
C
Abbafield
D
The Oval
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7

The course for which of these sports might contain a "hairpin bend"?

A
Motor racing
B
Golf
C
Swimming
D
Lawn bowls
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