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Sport Quiz #573

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 10 January 2020

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1

In 1903 American showman and aviation pioneer Samuel Cowdery (or Cody) did what?

A
Flew by balloon across the Gulf of California
B
Floated a bison by balloon round the ring in one of his acts
C
Crossed the Channel between England and France in a boat towed by one of his kites
D
Flew Britain's first powered airship British Army Dirigible No 1 from Farnborough to London
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2

Which of these is a card game popular with children?

A
Bang
B
Crackle
C
Pop
D
Snap
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3

Who was the player nicknamed the "Say Hey Kid", who played for the Giants when they won the World Series in 1954?

A
Joe DiMaggio
B
Knute Rockne
C
Babe Ruth
D
Willie Mays
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4

When the women's 5000 m world record was broken by a 17 year old in 1984 (with a time of 15:01.83), why was the new record not accepted by the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF)?

A
She had a pace runner
B
The time had not been recorded by an IAAF official
C
She was under the recognised age for competition
D
She was South African
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5

Who is the next in this series: Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Max Schmeling, Jack Sharkey, Primo Carnera, ...?

A
Max Baer
B
Joe Louis
C
James J. Braddock
D
Rocky Marciano
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6

Zola Budd became famous as what?

A
Athlete
B
Artist
C
Animal trainer
D
Tennis player
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7

The Wimbledon tennis tournament that takes place annually in late June and early July runs for how long?

A
Three weeks
B
Two weeks
C
Ten days
D
Fifteen days
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