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Sport Quiz #622

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 18 December 2020

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1

Which of these is an executive toy consisting of 5 suspended spheres, so that when one is lifted and released, it swings down to push the last one upward?

A
Fleming's Cradle
B
Hawking's Cradle
C
Pasteur's Cradle
D
Newton's Cradle
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2

Which of these are used in the Olympic sport of fencing?

A
Staples and battens
B
Sabres and foils
C
Pins and needles
D
Knives and forks
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3

A sporting event involves propelling an object the most accurately, yet there are no uniform standards for it. What is the object, traditionally around 5–6 m (16–20 feet) long and weighing around 35–60 kg (80–130 pounds)?

Note: This question was updated in January 2022
A
Discus
B
Caber
C
Javelin
D
Shot
Select from the options above.
4

In the long jump at the 1968 Olympic Games held at Mexico City, which American athlete set a world record that would stand for 23 years?

A
Bob Beamon
B
Klaus Beer
C
Ralph Boston
D
Bob Seagram
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5

Rachel Heyhoe Flint captained which English team from 1966 to 1978?

A
Netball
B
Cricket
C
Equestrian
D
Soccer
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6

Where are the annual wife-carrying World Championships held?

A
Sweden
B
USA
C
Finland
D
UK
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7

Rosehill racecourse is in which Australian city?

A
Melbourne
B
Perth
C
Darwin
D
Sydney
Select from the options above.
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