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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 originally for Cardinal Wolsey and favoured by Henry VIII of England who played there from 1528, that is still home to an active "real tennis" club?

Note: This question was updated in June 2022
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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