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Splish Splash! The Dragon Boat
"This quiz is about the international sport and cultural spectacle that is Dragon Boat Racing. All multiple choice. There's a Dragon Boat team near you, if you're keen ;-)"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
From which populous Asian country does the sport of dragon boat racing originate?
Dragon boat racing is also a significant cultural event in the Chinese calendar. What ceremony takes place at the start of a dragon boat racing carnival?
Pulling the Tail ceremony
Painting the Tummy ceremony
Stroking of the Ears ceremony
The Dotting of the Eyes ceremony
The sport of dragon boat racing celebrates the life of a renowned warrior poet. What was his name?
Chow Yun Fat
Lee Kuan Yew
The Chinese have many holidays, of which the Dragon Boat Festival is one. When does this take place?
The second Saturday of June
The fifth day of the fifth month
The first of December
On the birth date of Qu Yuan, the warrior poet
How many paddlers are in a standard dragon boat when racing in international competition?
There are two non-paddling positions in a dragon boat. What are they?
cymbalist and captain
Singer and oarsman
Drummer and sweep
Gong hitter and cox
What distances are usually raced in international dragon boat competitions?
200 metres, 400 metres and 800 metres
250 metres, 500 metres and 1000 metres
1000 metres, 1500 metres and 2000 metres
1 kilometre, 2 kilometres and 5 kilometres
The World Dragon Boat Championships are held how often?
Every four years
Every three years
Every two years
Where were the sixth World Dragon Boat Championship held in 2003?
Dragon boat racing is similar in a number of respects to what other paddle sport?
Outrigger canoe racing
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