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Sport Quiz #643

Sports & Leisure Quiz for 14 May 2021

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1

Known as "snap apple", "bobbing for apples" and "dooking" what does this game ask its participants to do?

A
Curtsey to one another while covering as many apples as possible
B
Pluck apples or almonds out of burning brandy and eat them
C
Swing apples on a string against one another
D
Capture apples either floating in water or hanging from a string
Select from the options above.
2

At which Olympic Games were some events held close to a major monument to a country-defining civil war and a site remembered for a racial oppression movement?

A
1980
B
2004
C
2008
D
1996
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3

"Silks" is the name used to describe the uniform of a competitor in which sport?

A
Horse racing
B
Snooker
C
Polo
D
Synchronised swimming
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4

Mickey Mantle was a star of which sport?

A
Baseball
B
Basketball
C
American football
D
Ice hockey
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5

Why were the 1904 Olympic Games, originally awarded to Chicago, Illinois, USA, eventually held in St Louis, Missouri?

A
A referendum in Chicago in 1900 voted against the Games
B
A fire destroyed one-third of Chicago
C
Strikes and bomb-throwing in Chicago alarmed the Games' backers
D
Missouri was already holding an international event in 1904, in St Louis
Select from the options above.
6

What route was the torch relay for the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico designed to do?

A
Go through each one of the host cities for the previous Olympic Games
B
Recreate the route taken by Christopher Columbus to the New World
C
Let as many athletes as possible from participating countries carry it to the cauldron in 5 days
D
Visit every point on Mexico's coast
Select from the options above.
7

In 2012 the X Games were held in the USA , together with Games at Tignes in France and Shanghai in China. Which of the following had not yet hosted an X Games?

A
Phuket, Thailand
B
Singapore
C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
D
Seoul, Korea
Select from the options above.
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