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Sport Quiz #422

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 17 February 2017

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1

At the 1991 Grand Prix International de Paris the figure skater Midori Ito during warm-up landed a triple Axel-triple toe loop jump combination, which is notable for what reason (apart from its difficulty)?

A
It has not been equalled in competition by a female skater since
B
She exceeded it in difficulty 10 minutes later
C
She retired from skating immediately
D
She collided with another skater next event, broke her hip, and was never able to repeat the move
Select from the options above.
2

What card game is argued by 19th century authority on card games Henry ("Cavendish") Jones to have been derived ultimately from the pre-16th century Italian game called "ronfa"?

A
Poker
B
Piquet
C
Baccarat
D
Chemin de Fer
Select from the options above.
3

What pieces occupy all four corners of the board at the start of a chess game?

A
Weasels
B
Badgers
C
Voles
D
Rooks
Select from the options above.
4

In 1908, the winners of the Gordon Bennett Cup in ballooning set a world record of 73 hours aloft that would stand until 1995. What nationality were they?

A
Swiss
B
German
C
American
D
Austrian
Select from the options above.
5

Which of these is the most expensive property on a British / US monopoly board?

A
Piccadilly / Marvin Gardens
B
Mayfair / Boardwalk
C
Pall Mall / St. Charles Place
D
Pentonville Road / Connecticut Avenue
Select from the options above.
6

Where is "The Royal Tennis Court", a "real tennis" court built for Henry VIII of England who played there from 1528, that is still home to an active "real tennis" club?

A
Wimbledon
B
Buckingham Palace
C
Hampton Court
D
Kensington Palace
Select from the options above.
7

Which is closest to the number of curves provided in national and international bobsleigh courses?

A
30
B
4
C
A continuous curve
D
15
Select from the options above.
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