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Sport Quiz #539

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 17 May 2019

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1

Except for a brief competition at Helsinki in 1952, the People's Republic of China (PRC) did not attend Olympic Games for some time because of the status of The Republic of China (ROC) within the IOC. When did they next compete in an Olympics?

A
1984 Summer Olympics, Los Angeles, USA
B
1980 Winter Olympics, Lake Placid, USA
C
1984 Winter Olympics, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
D
1976 Winter Olympics, Innsbruck, Austria
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2

What is the board game in which progress is determined by a player's ability to answer general knowledge and popular culture questions?

A
Scrabble
B
Monopoly
C
Trivial Pursuit
D
Cluedo
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3

Which of the following sports has the highest horizontal bar on the goal?

A
American football
B
Hockey
C
Soccer
D
Rugby Union
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4

In chess, how many squares does the King move when castling?

A
4
B
1
C
3
D
2
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5

The distance of the first modern Olympic Marathon in 1896 was 40 km (24 miles 85 yards), so why, at the 1908 London Olympic Games, was it run over its now-standard distance of 42.195 km (26 miles 385 yards)?

A
So that it finished in front of the British royal family's box
B
It was historically accurate
C
The International Olympic Committee did not want a round number of km
D
Error of measurement by the organisers, not used to metrics
Select from the options above.
6

Who won the gold medal for the 100m at the 1992 Olympics at 32 years of age and became the oldest Olympic 100 m champion by four years?

A
Roger Black
B
John Regis
C
Linford Christie
D
Colin Jackson
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7

Why did 66 nations, including the United States, Canada, West Germany and Japan, boycott the 1980 Olympic Games held in Moscow?

A
Cuban Missile Crisis
B
USSR's participation in the Afghan Civil War
C
USSR's refusal to remove the Berlin wall
D
USSR's bad behaviour at the UN General Assembly
Select from the options above.
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