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Sport Quiz #378

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 15 April 2016

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Why was the colour pink, instead of the traditional red, officially adopted for the cricket balls used for the inaugural day-night test in Australia in 2015?

A
The pink balls were designed to keep their colour longer and to show up better under lights
B
They had a better swing
C
The manufacturers of the pink ball gave large sponsorship to the ICC
D
The traditional red dye was unavailable
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2

Babe Ruth played for which Major League Baseball team in 1936?

A
Boston Braves
B
Philadelphia Phillies
C
New York Giants
D
Brooklyn Robins
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3

WWE, which is controlled by Vince McMahon, is a publicly-traded, privately-controlled integrated media and sports entertainment company. What does "WWE" stand for?

A
World Wildlife Exercises
B
World Wide Enterprises
C
World Wrestling Entertainment
D
Wrestling World Entrepreneurs
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4

Babe Ruth played for which Major League Baseball team between 1914 and 1919?

A
Boston Braves
B
New York Yankees
C
Boston Red Sox
D
Chicago White Sox
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5

What is the name given to horse racing over hedges, ditches and other obstacles set on a regular course?

A
Coursing
B
Dressage
C
Steeplechase
D
Drag racing
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6

In November 2015 how did Michelle Payne make history?

A
She was the first person to cast a coin in the newly renovated Trevi fountain in Rome
B
She was the first to complete a global loop using only solo human power
C
She was the first female jockey to win Australia's Melbourne Cup
D
She became the first female Australian astronaut
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7

What is the connection between the sport of Badminton and the Duke of Beaufort?

A
Badminton was the name of his wife
B
Badminton was the name of his horse
C
Badminton was the name of his home
D
Badminton was the name of his dog
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